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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Amasa

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  • The son of Abigail, a sister of king David (1 Chronicles 2:17; 2 Samuel 17:25 ). He was appointed by David to command the army in room of his cousin Joab (2 Samuel 19:13 ), who afterwards treacherously put him to death as a dangerous rival (2 Samuel 20:4-12 ).

  • A son of Hadlai, and chief of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 28:12 ) in the reign of Ahaz.

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    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Amasa'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/a/amasa.html. 1897.

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