* A.M. 3075. B.C. 929. In the twenty.
Baasha began to reign in the third year of Asa, and reigned 24
years; yet he died and was succeeded by Elah in the 26th year
of Asa; and, in like manner, Elah, who began to reign in the
26th year of Asa, and was killed in the 27th, is said to have
reigned two years. Thus it is evident that a part of a year
is calculated as a whole year. In the Chinese annals, the
whole year in which a king dies is ascribed to his reign, the
years of the succeeding king being reckoned only from the
beginning of the following year.