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Holman Bible Dictionary

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Greek - Asa
Hebrew - Asa, Asa's

(a' ssuh) Personal name meaning, “doctor” or “healing.” 1. Son and successor of Abijam as king of Judah (1 Kings 15:8). He reigned for forty-one years (913-873 B.C.). A pious man, he instituted several reforms to remove foreign gods and foreign religious practices from the land, even removing his mother from political power (1 Kings 15:13). After his death, apparently from natural causes, he was succeeded by his son Jehoshaphat or Josaphat (KJV). Asa was rebuked by the prophet Hanani (2 Chronicles 16:7) for relying on the king of Syria rather than on the Lord (1 Kings 15:17-20). The chronicler further reported that when Asa developed a disease in his feet, he relied on physicians rather than on the Lord (2 Chronicles 16:12). Matthew 1:7-8 lists Asa among Jesus' ancestors. See Israel; Chronology of Biblical Period.

2. A Levite who returned from the Exile to Jerusalem. He was the head of a family in the villages of the Netophathites near Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:16).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ASA'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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