Amasa
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Amasa

sparing the people

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Amasa

(a burden).

  1. Son of Ithra, or Jether, by Abigail, David's sister. (2 Samuel 17:25) He joined in Absalom's rebellion, B.C. 1023, was appointed commander-in-chief and suffered defeat by Joab. (2 Samuel 18:6) David, incensed against Joab for killing Absalom, forgave Amasa and appointed him Joab's successor. (2 Samuel 19:13) Joab afterwards, when they were both in pursuit of the rebel Sheba, pretending to salute Amasa stabbed him with his sword. (2 Samuel 20:10)
  2. A prince of Ephraim, son of Hadlai, in the reign of Ahaz. (2 Chronicles 28:12)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Amasa

1. David's nephew, the son of Abigail, David's sister, and Jether an Ishmaelite. His percentage may have led David to show him less favor than his other nephews, and this may have disposed him to join in the rebellion of Absalom. He was the general of Absalom's army, and was defeated by his cousin Joab, 2 Samuel 17:1-18:33. David afterwards offered him a pardon and the command of his troops in the place of Joab, whose overbearing conduct he could no longer endure, 2 Samuel 19:13. But in the confusion of Sheba's rebellion, Amasa was treacherously murdered by his powerful rival, 2 Samuel 20:4-10. B. C. 1022.

2. A chief of Ephraim, who opposed retaining as bondsmen the men of Judah taken captive in a war with Pekah king of Israel, 2 Chronicles 28:12.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AMASA

a-ma'-sa (`amasa', or read `ammishai, i.e. `am yishai, "people of Jesse"): The form `amasa', is based upon a mistaken etymology (from = `amac "to burden").

(1) According to 2 Samuel 17:25, Amasa is the son of Abigail, the sister of Zeruiah and David, and Ithra, an Israelite; but another source, 1 Chronicles 2:17, calls his father Jether the Ishmaelite. He was a nephew of David and a cousin of Absalom, who made him commander of the army of rebellion. When the uprising had been quelled, David, in order to conciliate Amasa, promised him the position held by Joab; the latter had fallen from favor (2 Samuel 19:13). When a new revolt broke out under Sheba, the son of Bichri (2 Samuel 20), Amasa was entrusted with the task of assembling the men of Judah. But Joab was eager for revenge upon the man who had obtained the office of command that he coveted. When Amasa met Joab at Gibeon, the latter murdered him while pretending to salute (2 Samuel 20:8-10 1 Kings 2:5).

(2) Son of Hadlai, of the Bene 'Ephrayim ("Children of Ephraim"), who, obeying the words of the prophet Oded, refused to consider as captives the Judeans who had been taken from Ahaz, king of Judah, by the victorious Israelites under the leadership of Pekah (2 Chronicles 28:12).

H. J. Wolf

Strong's Hebrew
6021. Amasa -- two Israelites
... 6020, 6021. Amasa. 6022 . two Israelites. Transliteration: Amasa Phonetic Spelling:
(am-aw-saw') Short Definition: Amasa. ... NASB Word Usage Amasa (16). Amasa. ...
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3501. Yithra -- father of Amasa
... 3500, 3501. Yithra. 3502 . father of Amasa. Transliteration: Yithra
Phonetic Spelling: (yith-raw') Short Definition: Ithra. Word ...
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6022. Amasay -- the name of several Israelites
... Definition: Amasai. Word Origin from the same as Amasa Definition the name
of several Isr. NASB Word Usage Amasai (5). Amasai. From ...
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6023. Amashsay -- an Israelite priest
... Definition: Amashsai. Word Origin probably from the same as Amasa Definition
an Isr. priest NASB Word Usage Amashsai (1). Amashai. Probably ...
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... His Kingdom, Was Reconciled To Shimei, And To Ziba; And Showed A Great Affection
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... By Roswell Dwight Hitchcock Atonement, The Prominence of the. By Edwards Amasa
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The Antiquities of the Jews
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To Barzillai; And How, Upon The Rise Of A Sedition, He Made Amasa Captain Of ...
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Perhaps There is no Book Within the Whole Canon of Scripture So ...
... form of the evil one, who, our Lord tells us, was both "liar and murderer from the
beginning." And many thousand professing Christians are like Amasa of old ...
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The Horns of the Altar
... than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit,
Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa, the son of ...
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Letter J
... 1836 * Jocelin, Augustus "Received 1797, Located 1804 * John, Allen "Received 1833 *
Johnson, Alvira "Received 1835 * Johnson, Amasa "Received 1832 ...
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Letter T
... Tarter, Hiram "Received 1837 * Tatum, Isham "Received 1776, Located 1781 * Taylor,
Albion C. "Received 1827, Located 1829 * Taylor, Amasa "Received 1809 ...
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The History of Solomon
... First on Joab that had been prince of his father's host, because he slew two good
men by treason and guile, that was Abner the son of Ner, and Amasa the son of ...
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How, when Absalom was Beaten, He was Caught in a Tree by his Hair ...
... He appointed Amasa to be captain of all his host, instead of Joab his kinsman: his
father was Ithra and his mother Abigail: now she and Zeruiah, the mother of ...
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What Charge David Gave Tohis Son Solomon at the Approach of his ...
... of Joab, [26] the captain of the host, who hath slain two generals out of envy,
and those righteous and good men, Abner the son of Ner, and Amasa the son of ...
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Thesaurus
Amasa (13 Occurrences)
...AMASA. a-ma'-sa (`amasa', or read `ammishai, ie `am yishai, "people of Jesse"):
The form `amasa', is based upon a mistaken etymology (from = `amac "to burden"). ...
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Amasa's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Amasa's (1 Occurrence). 2 Samuel 20:11 And one
of Joab's young men, taking his place at Amasa's side, said ...
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Ama'sa (12 Occurrences)
Ama'sa. Amasa, Ama'sa. Amasai . Multi-Version Concordance Ama'sa (12 Occurrences).
2 Samuel 17:25 And Absalom had set Amasa over the host instead of Joab. ...
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Jether (8 Occurrences)
... (3.) The father of Amasa, David's general (1 Kings 2:5, 32); called Ithra (2 Samuel
17:25). ... 2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. ...
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Joab's (13 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. ... 2 Samuel 20:8 When
they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa went before them. ...
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Ishmaelite (3 Occurrences)
... 3. (n.) See Ismaelian. Multi-Version Concordance Ishmaelite (3 Occurrences). 2 Samuel
17:25 And Absalom put Amasa at the head of the army in place of Joab. ...
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Ish'maelite (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Ish'maelite (3 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 17:25 And
Absalom put Amasa at the head of the army in place of Joab. ...
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Abigail (18 Occurrences)
... 16, 17). She was the mother of Amasa (2 Samuel 17:25). (2 ... 2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom
set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Now Amasa was ...
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Jo'ab's (8 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). 2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. ... (See RSV).
2 Samuel 20:10 But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand. ...
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Ithra (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ITHRA. ith'-ra (yithra', "abundance"): The father
of Amasa, commanding general in the rebel army of Absalom. ...
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Concordance
Amasa (13 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 17:25
Absalom set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Now Amasa was the son of a man, whose name was Ithra the Israelite, who went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:13
Say to Amasa,'Aren't you my bone and my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if you aren't captain of the army before me continually in the room of Joab.'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:4
Then said the king to Amasa, "Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be here present."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:5
So Amasa went to call the men of Judah together; but he stayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:8
When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came to meet them. Joab was girded with his apparel of war that he had put on, and thereon was a sash with a sword fastened on his waist in its sheath; and as he went forth it fell out.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:9
Joab said to Amasa, "Is it well with you, my brother?" Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:10
But Amasa took no heed to the sword that was in Joab's hand. So he struck him with it in the body, and shed out his bowels to the ground, and didn't strike him again; and he died. Joab and Abishai his brother pursued after Sheba the son of Bichri.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 20:11
And one of Joab's young men, taking his place at Amasa's side, said, Whoever is for Joab and for David, let him go after Joab!
(BBE DBY NIV)

2 Samuel 20:12
Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the midst of the highway. When the man saw that all the people stood still, he carried Amasa out of the highway into the field, and cast a garment over him, when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:5
"Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, even what he did to the two captains of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his sash that was about his waist, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:32
Yahweh will return his blood on his own head, because he fell on two men more righteous and better than he, and killed them with the sword, and my father David didn't know it: Abner the son of Ner, captain of the army of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the army of Judah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:17
Abigail bore Amasa; and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmaelite.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 28:12
Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against those who came from the war,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Amasa

Amasa: Nephew of David

Amasa: Nephew of David: Joins Absalom

Amasa: Nephew of David: Returns to David, and is Made Captain of the Host

Amasa: Nephew of David: Sam

Amasa: Son of Hadlai

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Joab's (13 Occurrences)

Ishmaelite (3 Occurrences)

Ish'maelite (3 Occurrences)

Abigail (18 Occurrences)

Jo'ab's (8 Occurrences)

Ithra (1 Occurrence)

Abigal (1 Occurrence)

Hadlai (1 Occurrence)

Nahash (9 Occurrences)

Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)

Jo'ab (120 Occurrences)

Gibeon (39 Occurrences)

Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)

Jithra (1 Occurrence)

Jesraelite (1 Occurrence)

Wallowing (5 Occurrences)

Waist (36 Occurrences)

Ishmeelite (2 Occurrences)

Dagger (6 Occurrences)

Dragged (19 Occurrences)

Belt (32 Occurrences)

Ner (17 Occurrences)

Amasai (5 Occurrences)

Ab'igail (16 Occurrences)

Ab'igal (1 Occurrence)

Slayeth (28 Occurrences)

Sash (16 Occurrences)

Summon (25 Occurrences)

Shed (73 Occurrences)

Lover (55 Occurrences)

Layeth (76 Occurrences)

Realized (33 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

Kiss (39 Occurrences)

Assemble (77 Occurrences)

Loins (72 Occurrences)

Troops (92 Occurrences)

Girdle (44 Occurrences)

Abishai (25 Occurrences)

Beard (23 Occurrences)

Instead (139 Occurrences)

Commander (111 Occurrences)

Israel's (72 Occurrences)

Garment (143 Occurrences)

Ab'salom (85 Occurrences)

Stopped (134 Occurrences)

Captain (167 Occurrences)

Sheba (36 Occurrences)

Jesse (45 Occurrences)

Absalom (93 Occurrences)

Israelite (83 Occurrences)

Halt (12 Occurrences)

Highway (27 Occurrences)

Jehohanan (9 Occurrences)

Judah's (18 Occurrences)

Joha'nan (25 Occurrences)

Jehizkiah (1 Occurrence)

Jehizki'ah (1 Occurrence)

Greeting (19 Occurrences)

Groin (4 Occurrences)

Wit (28 Occurrences)

Intestines (2 Occurrences)

Favours (3 Occurrences)

Tarrieth (5 Occurrences)

Repeated (16 Occurrences)

Requite (42 Occurrences)

Ephraim-azariah (1 Occurrence)

Delayed (18 Occurrences)

Meshillemoth (2 Occurrences)

Meshil'lemoth (2 Occurrences)

Murdered (25 Occurrences)

Plunged (6 Occurrences)

Peacetime (1 Occurrence)

Berechi'ah (11 Occurrences)

Berechiah (12 Occurrences)

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