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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Amasa

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AMASA . 1 . The son of Ithra an Ishmaelite, and of Abigail the sister of king David. He commanded the army of the rebel Absalom ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ); but was completely routed by Joab in the forest of Ephraim ( 2 Samuel 18:6-8 ). David not only pardoned him, but gave him the command of the army in place of Joab ( 2 Samuel 19:13 ). He was treacherously slain by Joab at ‘the great stone of Gibeon’ ( 2 Samuel 20:9-12 ). 2 . An Ephraimite who opposed the bringing into Samaria of the Jewish prisoners, whom Pekah, king of Israel, had taken in his campaign against Ahaz ( 2 Chronicles 28:12 ).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Amasa'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/a/amasa.html. 1909.

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