Amasa

Amasa (Uh-may´suh; Heb., “to support, defend, protect”; cf. Isa. 46:3)

1 The son of Abigail, David’s half sister, and Jether (1Chr 2:17). He was the cousin of Joab and his successor as military commander in chief, despite his defection to the rebelling Absalom (2Sam 17:25; 2Sam 19:14). During the revolt of Sheba, he failed to take prompt action and was therefore murdered by Joab (2Sam 20:1-13). He may be the same person identified with Amasai, the leader of the thirty “mighty warriors” (1Chr 12:19). 2 The son of Haldai and a prince of Ephraim (2Chr 28:12) who helped the prisoners of Judah (2Chr 28:12-15).

1Chr 2:17

17Abigail bore Amasa, and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.

2Sam 17:25

25Now Absalom had set Amasa over the army in the place of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra the Ishmaelite, who had married Abigal daughter of Nahash ... View more

2Sam 19:14

14Amasa swayed the hearts of all the people of Judah as one, and they sent word to the king, “Return, both you and all your servants.”

2Sam 20:1-13

The Rebellion of Sheba
1Now a scoundrel named Sheba son of Bichri, a Benjaminite, happened to be there. He sounded the trumpet and cried out,
“We have no portio ... View more

1Chr 12:19

19Some of the Manassites deserted to David when he came with the Philistines for the battle against Saul. (Yet he did not help them, for the rulers of the Phili ... View more

2Chr 28:12

12Moreover, certain chiefs of the Ephraimites, Azariah son of Johanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai, stood u ... View more

2Chr 28:12-15

12Moreover, certain chiefs of the Ephraimites, Azariah son of Johanan, Berechiah son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah son of Shallum, and Amasa son of Hadlai, stood u ... View more

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