The bible is filled with murderous thugs, and Baasha is a great example. This Old Testament king of the Israelite Kingdom of Israel murdered his way to the throne, killing his predecessor and his predecessor’s entire family. Sometime before (or after) his death he waged a bloody war against Asa’s Kingdom of Judah. Wait, what? Something’s wrong here. Let’s look to the scripture.
First in 1 Kings 16:6-8 we learn that Baasha died before the war with Judah, during the “twenty-sixth year of King Asa.”
But then a few bible books later in 2 Chronicles 16:1 we find that Baasha is still alive ten years after he died. This living corpse is fighting a major war against the Kingdom of Judah! Apparently even the OT believes in zombies!
It’s no wonder Baasha lost the war against Asa. Defeat is almost certain when you’re already dead.