Amasa

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Amasa : burden.

  1. 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).
  2. A son of Hadlai, and chief of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 28:12) in the reign of Ahaz.
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