Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Amasa

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“Amasa”
Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
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See the modern Wikipedia entry at Amasa.

Amasa, burden. (1.) The son of Abigail, a sister of king David 1Ch 2:17 2Sa 17:25 He was appointed by David to command the army in room of his cousin Joab 2Sa 19:13 who afterwards treacherously put him to death as a dangerous rival 2Sa 20:4-12 (2.) A son of Hadlai, and chief of Ephraim 2Ch 28:12 in the reign of Ahaz.