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Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

41:9 Asa the king. The warfare between Asa, king of Judah, and king Baasha of Israel is described in I Kings 15:16-22 and II Chronicles 16:1-6. However, this particular pit made by Asa is mentioned only here in Jeremiah 41:7-9.

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