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

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2Sam 17:25

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2Sam 19:14

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2Sam 20:1-13

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1Chr 12:19

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2Chr 28:12

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2Chr 28:12-15

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