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Asa


"Physician, son of Abijah and grandson of Rehoboam, was the third" king of Judah. He was zealous in maintaining the true worship of "God, and in rooting all idolatry, with its accompanying" "immoralities, out of the land (1 Kings 15:8-14). The Lord gave" "him and his land rest and prosperity. It is recorded of him," "however, that in his old age, when afflicted, he "sought not to" "the Lord, but to the physicians" (comp. Jer. 17:5). He died in" "the forty-first year of his reign, greatly honoured by his" "people (2 Chr. 16:1-13), and was succeeded by his son" Jehoshaphat.

"Made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was" celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting against "Ish-bosheth at Gibeon, in the army of his brother Joab, he was" "put to death by Abner, whom he pursued from the field of battle" "(2 Sam. 2:18, 19). He is mentioned among David's thirty mighty" men (2 Sam. 23:24; 1 Chr. 11:26). Others of the same name are mentioned (2 Chr. 17:8; 31:13; Ezra 10:15).

"Convener, or collector. (1.) A Levite; one of the leaders of" David's choir (1 Chr. 6:39). Psalms 50 and 73-83 inclusive are attributed to him. He is mentioned along with David as skilled "in music, and a "seer" (2 Chr. 29:30). The "sons of Asaph," "mentioned in 1 Chr. 25:1, 2 Chr. 20:14, and Ezra 2:41, were his" "descendants, or more probably a class of poets or singers who" recognized him as their master. "(2.) The "recorder" in the time of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:18, 37). "(3.) The "keeper of the king's forest," to whom Nehemiah "requested from Artaxerxes a "letter" that he might give him" timber for the temple at Jerusalem (Neh. 2:8).


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Definition of Asa:
"physician; cure"