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Asa (son of Elkanah)
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The third king of the southern kingdom of Judah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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)
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
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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 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
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