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Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

16:5 book of the chronicles. This book is not available today, but apparently was an ongoing chronicle of the successive kings of Israel, written sequentially by various scribes. The abbreviated accounts of these histories, as now preserved in our books of Kings and Chronicles, were brought together finally by Jeremiah or some other editor into its present form—all, of course, by divine guidance and inspiration.

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