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Asa (king of Judah)
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aram (Person)
ARAM (PERSON) [Heb ʾărām (אֲרָם‎)]. 1. The fifth son of Shem in the genealogical list of Genesis 10, which is known as the Table of Nations (Gen 10:22). Aram is the eponymous ancestor of the ARAMEANS, an important West Semitic people. The section of the Table of Nations in which Aram appears is usually
Asa (Person)
ASA (PERSON) [Heb ʾāsāʾ (אָסָא)]. Son and successor of Abijam/Abijah and the 3d king of Judah after the division of the united monarchy. According to the synchronisms provided in 1 Kings, Asa’s rule began while Israel’s first king, Jeroboam, was still in power (15:9); it spanned the reigns of Nadab,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aram
Aram. 1. Shem’s son and Noah’s grandson (Gn 10:22, 23; 1 Chr 1:17). Ancestor of the Aramaeans.See Syria, Syrians.2. Kemuel’s son, grandson of Abraham’s brother Nahor (Gn 22:21).3. Shemer’s son from Asher’s tribe (1 Chr 7:34).4. The Aram occurring in the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Mt 1:3, 4 kjv) is
Asa
Asa. 1. Third king of the southern kingdom of Judah (910–869 bc) after the split of Solomon’s empire into independent kingdoms. Solomon’s son Rehoboam, Asa’s grandfather, had neither Solomon’s wisdom nor his tact. Rehoboam failed to use diplomacy to avoid an approaching explosion of popular resentment
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asa (king of Judah)
1. A king of Judah, the third one after the separation of Judah and Israel. Asa was the son (or less probably the younger brother) of Abijah, the son and successor of Rehoboam. Absalom’s granddaughter Maacah is called his mother (1 K. 15:10); she indeed acted as queen mother, but more probably was Asa’s
Asa
Asa āʹsə [Heb. ’āṣā—‘healer,’ or perhaps a contraction of asāyâ—‘Yahweh has healed’; Gk. Asa (Mt. 1:7f)].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aram (Person)
ARAM (Person)1. Shem’s son and Noah’s grandson (Gn 10:22–23; 1 Chr 1:17). Ancestor of the Arameans. See Syria, Syrians.2. Kemuel’s son, grandson of Abraham’s brother Nahor (Gn 22:21).3. Shemer’s son from Asher’s tribe (1 Chr 7:34).4. The Aram occurring in the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Mt 1:3–4,
Asa
ASA1. Third king of the southern kingdom of Judah (910–869 bc) after the split of Solomon’s Empire into independent kingdoms. Solomon’s son Rehoboam, Asa’s grandfather, had neither Solomon’s wisdom nor his tact. Rehoboam failed to use diplomacy to avoid an approaching explosion of popular resentment
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aram
Aram (air´uhm).1 The son of Shem and grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:22–23; 1 Chron. 1:17).2 The grandson of Nahor, Abraham’s brother (Gen. 22:21).3 A descendant of Asher (1 Chron. 7:34) and an ancestor of Jesus (Matt. 1:3–4).4 The territory of the Arameans. Aram was a confederation of states that rose
Asa
Asa (ay´suh), the fifth king of the Davidic dynasty. Asa ruled Judah for a comparatively long period, ca. 913–873 bce. In the beginning, his grandmother Maaca (a daughter of Absalom) probably acted as regent. The book of Kings presents him as a strict worshiper of God who suppressed the fertility cults
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aram
ARAM, ARAMEANS. Aram was the name of at least three men in the Bible:1. The fifth son of Shem (Gen 10:22–23). From this lineage came several Semitic groups.2. Son of Kemuel, nephew of Abraham (Gen 22:20–21). This kin group settled about Haran, whereas Abraham moved to Canaan. Hence Aram came to designate
Asa
ASA. The third king of Judah, son and successor of Abijah. His 41-year reign began with a ten-year period of peace, during which a program of religious reform was started. His aim was to rid the land of heathen idols and worship. His zeal for God was shown by the dethroning of Maachah, his grandmother,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Asa
ASA (Heb. ’āsā’) 1. Third king over the independent state of Judah, reigned 41 years (c. 911–870 bc). The problem of synchronizing his reign with that of *Baasha (1 Ki. 16:8, Baasha dies in 26th year of Asa; 2 Ch. 16:1, Baasha attacks Judah in Asa’s 36th year) is at present most plausibly solved by
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aram (Person)
Aram (Heb. ʾărām) (PERSON)1. One of the sons of Shem and grandson of Noah; eponymous ancestor of the Arameans (Gen. 10:22–23; 1 Chr. 1:17).2. The son of Kemuel and grandson of Abraham’s brother Nahor (Gen. 22:20–21).3. A son of Shemer of the tribe of Asher (1 Chr. 7:34).4. An ancestor of Jesus
Asa
Asa (Heb. ʾāsāʾ)1. The grandson of Rehoboam and the third king to rule the southern kingdom of Judah after the division of the monarchy. According to 1 Kgs. 15:10 he ruled 41 years (ca. 913–873 b.c.e.). His (grand)mother Maacah served as queen mother, whose chief function was senior counselor to the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Asa
ASA The third king of Judah (r. ca. 911–870 b.c.) and the son and successor of Abijam (1 Kgs 15:9–24; 2 Chr 13:22–16:14). He ruled for forty-one years and launched a crusade to rid Judah of idols, including the sacred prostitutes and also the fertility cults that had been protected by his grandmother,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aram
A´ram (high).1. The name by which the Hebrews designated, generally, the country lying to the northeast of Palestine; the great mass of that high tableland which, rising with sudden abruptness from the Jordan and the very margin of the Lake of Gennesaret, stretches, at an elevation of no less than 2000
Asa
A´sa (physician, or cure).1. Son of Abijah and third king of Judah (b.c. 956–916.) (His long reign of 41 years was peaceful in its earlier portion, and he undertook the reformation of all abuses, especially of idolatry. He burnt the symbol of his grandmother Maachah’s religion and deposed her from the
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Abijah Father
Maacah Mother
Abijah Brother
Shelomith Brother
Attai Brother
Ziza Brother
David Relative
Jehoshaphat Cousin
Rehoboam Grandfather
Jehoram Grandson
Maacah Grandmother
Azariah Grandson
Zechariah Grandson
Michael Grandson
Jehiel Grandson
Shephatiah Grandson
Shelomith Uncle
Uriel Grandfather
Attai Uncle
Ziza Uncle
Shemariah Uncle
Jeush Uncle
Azariah Grandson
Zaham Uncle
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