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amasa


amasa


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Amasa 
  burden.  (1.)  The  son  of  Abigail,  a  sister  of  king  David  (1  Chr. 
  2:17;  2  Sam.  17:25).  He  was  appointed  by  David  to  command  the 
  army  in  room  of  his  cousin  Joab  (2  Sam.  19:13),  who  afterwards 
  treacherously  put  him  to  death  as  a  dangerous  rival  (2  Sam. 
  20:4-12). 
 
  (2.)  A  son  of  Hadlai,  and  chief  of  Ephraim  (2  Chr.  28:12)  in 
  the  reign  of  Ahaz. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Amasa,  sparing  the  people