What does Asa mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
לְאָסָ֖א king of Judah 8
אָסָ֖א king of Judah 7
אָסָ֜א king of Judah 6
אָסָ֥א king of Judah 6
אָסָ֗א king of Judah 6
אָסָא֙ king of Judah 5
אָסָ֔א king of Judah 5
אָסָֽא king of Judah 2
אָסָ֛א king of Judah 2
אָ֠סָא king of Judah 2
לְאָסָא֙ king of Judah 2
אָסָ֣א king of Judah 2
וְאָסָ֣א king of Judah 1
ἀσάφ son of Abijah and king of Judah. 1
אָסָא֒ king of Judah 1
לְאָסָ֗א king of Judah 1
ἀσὰφ son of Abijah and king of Judah. 1
אָסָ֡א king of Judah 1

Definitions Related to Asa

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   1 king of Judah, son of Abijam, father of Jehoshaphat.
   2 a Levite.
   Additional Information: Asa = “healer: injurious (?)”.
   

G760


   1 son of Abijah and king of Judah.
   Additional Information: Asa = “physician, or cure”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - 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" (Compare Jeremiah 17:5 ). He died in the forty-first year of his reign, greatly honoured by his people (2 Chronicles 16:1-13 ), and was succeeded by his son Jehoshaphat.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Asa
The third king of Judah after Solomon, son and successor of Abijam, 1 Kings 15:8 . He began to reign B. C. 951, and reigned forty-one years at Jerusalem. The first part of his reign was comparatively peaceful and prosperous. He restored the pure worship of God; expelled those who, from sacrilegious superstition, prostituted themselves in honor of their false gods; purified Jerusalem from the infamous practices attending the worship of idols; and deprived his mother of her office and dignity of queen, because she erected an idol to Astarte. In the eleventh year of his reign, God gave him the victory over the vast army of the Cushite king Zerah; and the prophet Azariah encouraged him to go on in his work of reform. And yet, when Baasha king of Israel opposed this very work, he sought aid not from God, but from heathen Syria. In the latter part of his life, he became diseased in his feet; and Scripture reproaches him with having had recourse to the physicians, rather than to the Lord, 2 Chronicles 16:12 . Yet his reign was, on the whole, one of the happiest which Judah enjoyed, and the Bible repeatedly commends his piety as an example. 1 Kings 22:43 2 Chronicles 20:32 21:12 . His funeral rites were celebrated with special magnificence. There was ill-will and strife between Asa and Baasha all their days, as between Rehoboam and Israel, 1 Kings 15:6,16 .
Webster's Dictionary - Asa
(n.) An ancient name of a gum.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Asa
(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 ).
King James Dictionary - Asa
ASA, A corruption of lasar, an ancient name of a gum. See Ooze.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Asa
1. Great grandson of Solomon and king of Judah, B.C. 955-914. "Asa did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, as did David his father." He removed the idols his fathers had made, 1 Kings 15:11 , and he deposed Maachah, his mother, or perhaps grandmother, from being queen because she favoured idolatry. On the country being invaded by the Ethiopians with a million troops and 300 chariots, he cried to the Lord, who fought for him, and the enemy was smitten. He was counselled by Azariah not to forsake the Lord, which led to the spoil being offered to God, and to the king and his people entering into a covenant to seek the Lord.
Subsequently Asa was threatened by Baasha king of Israel who began to build Ramah, a fortified city only a few miles from Jerusalem. To stop this Asa paid a large sum of money to Benhadad king of Syria to invade Israel. This was for the time successful: the building of Ramah was stopped, and Asa carried away the stones thereof and built Geba and Mizpah.
This recourse for aid to the king of Syria, who was an idolater, was very displeasing to God, and the king was rebuked by Hanani the seer. While Asa trusted in the Lord he had deliverance, but having relied on the king of Syria, he should have war all his days. Asa, alas, did not humble himself, but put Hanani in prison, and oppressed some of the people. He was disciplined in his person, for he was diseased in his feet, and the disease increased exceedingly; yet he sought not the Lord, but to the physicians (perhaps these were healers by magic arts in connection with idolatry, on which God's blessing could not be asked) and he died after a reign of 41 years. 1 Kings 15 .; 2 Chronicles 14,15,16 .; Matthew 1:7,8 .
2. A Levite, the father of Berechiah. 1 Chronicles 9:16 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Asa
ASA . 1 . The third king of Judah after the disruption, succeeding Ahijah. Since his mother’s name is given as the same with that of Abijah’s mother, some have supposed the two kings to have been brothers. But there may be some mistake in the text. Asa is praised by the Biblical writer for his religious zeal, which led him to reform the worship, and even to depose his mother from her place of influence at court because of her idolatrous practices. Politically he took a mistaken course when he submitted to Benhadad of Damascus to secure his aid against Baasha of Israel, who had captured Ramah. The Temple treasures were sent to Benhadad, who thereupon invaded Israel, and Baasha was compelled to evacuate the threatening fortress ( 1 Kings 15:9 ff.). The Chronicler ( 2 Chronicles 14:9 ff.) credits Asa with a victory over an enormous force of Ethiopians. 2 . A Levite ( 1 Chronicles 9:16 ).
H. P. Smith.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Asa
Physician; cure
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Asa
ASA.—A king of Judah (circa (about) 918–878 b.c.), named in our Lord’s genealogy, Matthew 1:7 f.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Asa
the son and successor of Abijam, king of Judah, began to reign in the year of the world 3049, and before Christ 955. He reigned forty-one years at Jerusalem, and did right in the sight of the Lord. He purged Jerusalem from the infamous practices attending the worship of idols; and he deprived his mother of her office and dignity of queen, because she erected an idol to Astarte, which he burnt in the valley of Hinnom, 1 Kings 15:8 , &c.
The Scripture reproaches Asa with not destroying the high places, which, perhaps, he thought it politic to tolerate, to avoid the greater evil of idolatry. He carried into the house of the Lord the gold and silver vessels which his father Abijam had vowed to consecrate. He fortified several cities, and repaired others, encouraging his people to this labour while the kingdom was at peace; and the Lord favoured them with his protection. After this he levied three hundred thousand men in Judah, armed with shields and pikes; and two hundred and eighty thousand men in Benjamin, armed with shields and bows, all men of courage and valour. About this time, Zerah, king of Ethiopia, or rather of Cush, which is part of Arabia, marched against Asa with a million of foot, and three hundred chariots of war, and advanced as far as Mareshah. This probably happened in the fifteenth year of Asa's reign, and in the year of the world 3064,
2 Chronicles 15:10 . Asa advanced to meet Zerah, and encamped in the plain of Zephathah, or rather Zephatah, near Mareshah, and having prayed to the Lord, God struck the forces of Zerah with such a panic that they began to flee. Asa and his army pursued them to Geran, and slew of them a great number. After this, Asa's army returned to Jerusalem, laden with booty.
The prophet Azariah met them, and said, "Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin, The Lord is with you while ye be with him, and if ye seek him he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.— Be ye strong, therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded," 2 Chronicles 15:2 ; 2 Chronicles 15:7 . After this exhortation, Asa, being animated with new courage, destroyed the idols of Judah, Benjamin, and Mount Ephraim; repaired the altar of burnt-offerings; and assembled Judah and Benjamin, with many from the tribes of Simeon, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and on the third day, in the fifteenth year of his reign, celebrated a solemn festival. Of the cattle taken from Zerah, they sacrificed seven hundred oxen, and seven thousand sheep; they renewed the covenant with the Lord; and, with cymbals and trumpets sounding, they swore to the covenant, and declared that whoever should forsake the true worship of God, should be put to death. The Lord gave them peace; and, according to the Chronicles, the kingdom of Judah had rest till the thirty-fifth year of Asa. Concerning this year, however, there are difficulties; and some think that we should read the twenty-fifth, instead of the thirty-fifth; since Baasha, who made war on Asa, lived no longer than the twenty-sixth year of Asa, 1 Kings 16:8 .
In this year Baasha, king of Israel, began to fortify Ramah, on the frontiers of the two kingdoms of Judah and Israel, that he might prevent the Israelites from resorting to the kingdom of Judah, and the temple of the Lord at Jerusalem. When Asa was informed of this, he sent to Benhadad, king of Damascus, all the gold and silver of his palace, and of the temple, to induce him to break his alliance with Baasha, and to assist him against the king of Israel. Benhadad accepted Asa's presents, and invaded Baasha's country, where he took several cities belonging to the tribe of Naphtali. This obliged Baasha to retire from Ramah, that he might defend his dominions nearer home. Asa immediately ordered his people to Ramah, carried off all the materials prepared by Baasha, and employed them in building Geba and Mizpah. This application to Benhadad for assistance was inexcusable. It implied, that Asa distrusted God's power and goodness, which he had so lately experienced. Therefore the Prophet Hanani was sent to reprove him for his conduct. Asa, however, was so exasperated at his rebukes that he put the Prophet in chains, and at the same time ordered the execution of several persons in Judah. Toward the latter part of his life, he was incommoded with swellings in his feet, which, gradually rising upwards, killed him. The Scripture reproaches him with having had recourse to physicians, rather than to the Lord. He was buried in the sepulchre which he had provided for himself in the city of David; and after his death they placed on the bed great quantities of perfumes and spices, with which his body was burned. His bones and ashes were then collected, and put into his grave.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Asa
Asa (â'sah), physician. 1. The third king of Judah; he succeeded his father Abijam, about b.c. 955, and reigned 41 years at Jerusalem. He was distinguished for his success in war, and his zeal for the worship of Jehovah. He purified Jerusalem from the infamous practices attending the worship of idols; and deprived his mother of her office and dignity of queen, because she erected an idol to Astarte. In the latter part of his life he became diseased in his feet; and Scripture reproaches him with having had recourse to the physicians, rather than to the Lord. 1 Kings 16:8-9; 2 Chronicles 16:2. 2. A Levite. 1 Chronicles 9:16.

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Asaph, Saint - 550) Confessor, second bishop of the Welsh See of Saint Asaph. Local tradition at Tengenel, near Holywell, points out his ash-tree, well, and valley (Onen Asa, Fynnon Asa, Uanasa, Pantasa)
Asa - Asa, A corruption of lasar, an ancient name of a gum
Physician - Asa, afflicted with some bodily malady, "sought not to the Lord but to the physicians" (2 Chronicles 16:12 ). The sin of Asa was not, therefore, in seeking medical advice, as we understand the phrase, but in forgetting Jehovah
Zephathah, Valley of - Where Asa encountered Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chronicles 14:10)
Zephathah - A valley near Mareshah, south-west of Jerusalem, where Asa defeated Zerah the Cushite, 2 Chronicles 14:10
Asa - ASA
Zeph'Athah - (watch-tower ) , The valley of, the spot in which Asa joined battle with Zerah the Ethiopian
Asa - "Asa did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, as did David his father. ...
Subsequently Asa was threatened by Baasha king of Israel who began to build Ramah, a fortified city only a few miles from Jerusalem. To stop this Asa paid a large sum of money to Benhadad king of Syria to invade Israel. This was for the time successful: the building of Ramah was stopped, and Asa carried away the stones thereof and built Geba and Mizpah. While Asa trusted in the Lord he had deliverance, but having relied on the king of Syria, he should have war all his days. Asa, alas, did not humble himself, but put Hanani in prison, and oppressed some of the people
Hanani - The seer who rebuked Asa king of Judah, 941 B. (See Asa. ) So Asa lost the victory over Syria itself which faith would have secured to him. But Asa only thereby sealed his own punishment; by compromising principle to escape war he brought on himself perpetual wars (1 Kings 15:32). Jehu his son was equally faithful in reproving Baasha and Asa's son Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 16:1; 1 Kings 16:7; 2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 Chronicles 20:34)
Asa - Asa . Asa is praised by the Biblical writer for his religious zeal, which led him to reform the worship, and even to depose his mother from her place of influence at court because of her idolatrous practices. ) credits Asa with a victory over an enormous force of Ethiopians
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The Scripture reproaches Asa with not destroying the high places, which, perhaps, he thought it politic to tolerate, to avoid the greater evil of idolatry. About this time, Zerah, king of Ethiopia, or rather of Cush, which is part of Arabia, marched against Asa with a million of foot, and three hundred chariots of war, and advanced as far as Mareshah. This probably happened in the fifteenth year of Asa's reign, and in the year of the world 3064, ...
2 Chronicles 15:10 . Asa advanced to meet Zerah, and encamped in the plain of Zephathah, or rather Zephatah, near Mareshah, and having prayed to the Lord, God struck the forces of Zerah with such a panic that they began to flee. Asa and his army pursued them to Geran, and slew of them a great number. After this, Asa's army returned to Jerusalem, laden with booty. ...
The prophet Azariah met them, and said, "Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin, The Lord is with you while ye be with him, and if ye seek him he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you. After this exhortation, Asa, being animated with new courage, destroyed the idols of Judah, Benjamin, and Mount Ephraim; repaired the altar of burnt-offerings; and assembled Judah and Benjamin, with many from the tribes of Simeon, Ephraim, and Manasseh, and on the third day, in the fifteenth year of his reign, celebrated a solemn festival. The Lord gave them peace; and, according to the Chronicles, the kingdom of Judah had rest till the thirty-fifth year of Asa. Concerning this year, however, there are difficulties; and some think that we should read the twenty-fifth, instead of the thirty-fifth; since Baasha, who made war on Asa, lived no longer than the twenty-sixth year of Asa, 1 Kings 16:8 . When Asa was informed of this, he sent to Benhadad, king of Damascus, all the gold and silver of his palace, and of the temple, to induce him to break his alliance with Baasha, and to assist him against the king of Israel. Benhadad accepted Asa's presents, and invaded Baasha's country, where he took several cities belonging to the tribe of Naphtali. Asa immediately ordered his people to Ramah, carried off all the materials prepared by Baasha, and employed them in building Geba and Mizpah. It implied, that Asa distrusted God's power and goodness, which he had so lately experienced. Asa, however, was so exasperated at his rebukes that he put the Prophet in chains, and at the same time ordered the execution of several persons in Judah
Tab'Rimon - , king of Syria in the reign of Asa
Baasha - There was constant war between Baasha and the Judean king Asa during the twenty-four years of Baasha’s reign (1 Kings 15:16-22; 1 Kings 15:33; for details see Asa)
Asa - 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
Artaxerxes - ...
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Judah was badly corrupted by Canaanite religions when Asa came to the throne (910 BC). ...
Strong faith and a strong army enabled Asa to defeat an enemy invader and won him encouraging words from God’s prophet (2 Chronicles 14:9-15; 2 Chronicles 15:1-7). ...
When Baasha, king of Israel, seized a border town and built a fort just north of Jerusalem, Asa paid money to Syria to break its treaty with Israel and attack her. When Israel turned to fight the attacking Syrians, Asa destroyed the offending fort and used the materials to build additional forts for himself (1 Kings 15:16-22). This policy of trusting in foreign nations showed a weakness in Asa’s faith and brought him into conflict with God’s prophet (2 Chronicles 16:7-10). Asa had another serious failure of faith late in his reign when, suffering from a disease in the feet, he looked for healing through pagan sorcerers instead of trusting in God (2 Chronicles 16:12-14)
Cinneroth, All - " Laid waste by Benhadad king of Damascus, ally of Asa king of Judah (1 Kings 15:20)
Ijon - ” Place in northern Israel captured by King Ben-Hadad of Damascus as a result of his agreement with King Asa of Judah (910-869 B. This forced Baasha to defend himself on the northern border and quit intruding on Judah's territory, giving Asa opportunity to strengthen his defenses (1 Kings 15:21-22 )
Sodomites - Asa destroyed them "out of the land" (1 Kings 15:12 ), as did also his son Jehoshaphat (22:46)
Mareshah - Here Asa defeated Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chronicles 14:9,10 )
o'Ded -
The father of Azariah the prophet, in the reign of Asa
Zerah - An Ethiopian or Cushite king in the reign of Asa, routed at Mareshah, in the valley of Zephathah, 2 Chronicles 14:9-10
Ijon - A ruin, a city of Naphtali, captured by Ben-hadad of Syria at the instance of Asa (1 Kings 15:20 ), and afterwards by Tiglath-pileser of Assyria (2 Kings 15:29 ) in the reign of Pekah; now el-Khiam
Gerar - A city and district in the south of Palestine, and near Gaza, Genesis 10:19; visited by Abraham, Genesis 20:1; by Isaac, Genesis 26:1; Asa pursued the defeated Ethiopians to it
Vigils - In theancient use of the Church, Festivals were commonly ushered inby the attendance of preceding vigils, or watchings all the night Asa preparation for the solemnities of the following day, and wereobserved with fasting and prayer
Zerah - King of Ethiopia, or a general in the Egyptian army, who came against Asa with a million troops and three hundred chariots. His army was smitten by Jehovah, and Asa took much spoil
ba'Asha - (1 Kings 16:2 ) It was probably in the 13th year of his reign that he made war on Asa, and began to fortify Ramah. He was defeated by the unexpected alliance of Asa with Ben-hadad I
Zerah - The Ethiopian (Cushite) invader defeated by Asa . ...
"Jehovah smote the Ethiopians before Asa and before Judah, and the Ethiopians fled, and Asa pursued them unto Gerar, and the Ethiopians were overthrown that they could not recover themselves, for they were destroyed before Jehovah and before His host, and they carried away much spoil" (2 Chronicles 14:9-13). Hence Asa was able in the first ten years of his reign to recruit his forces and guard against such another invasion as that of Shishak had been
Zerah - With an enormous army, the largest we read of in Scripture, he invaded the kingdom of Judah in the days of Asa (2 Chronicles 14:9-15 ). He reached Zephathah, and there encountered the army of Asa
Mareshah - In a valley near by, Asa defeated Zerah with an immense host of Ethiopians, 2 Chronicles 14:9-13
ze'Rah - ) ...
The Ethiopian or Cushite, an invader of Judah, defeated by Asa about B. [1] Zerah is probably the Hebrew name of Usarken I. In the fourteenth year of Asa, Zerah the Ethiopian, with a mighty army of or million, invaded his kingdom, and advanced unopposed in the field as far as the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah. After a prayer by Asa, his army attacked the Egyptians and defeated them
Maachah - Grandmother (or mother) of Asa, son of Abijam. During Asa's minority she acted as queen mother; but Asa when of age set her aside for her idolatry, which she derived from her ancestors of Geshur (1 Kings 15:13-14; 1 Kings 15:16); 2 Chronicles 11:20-22; 2 Chronicles 15:16, "idol," literally, horror, the emblem of Priapus
Zephathah - ” Asa met Zerah, the Ethiopian king, in battle “in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah” (2 Chronicles 14:10 )
Dulcimer - A musical instrument similar to a bag-pipe like that in use at the present day among the peasants of northwestern Asa and southern Europe
Ibbet - ) A kind of gallows; an upright post with an arm projecting from the top, on which, formerly, malefactors were hanged in chains, and their bodies allowed to remain Asa warning
Maachah - The daughter or more probably the granddaughter of Absalom, and the third wife of Rehoboam, mother to Abijah and grandmother to Asa, 1 Kings 15:2; 2 Chronicles 11:20-22; but the R. In the beginning of Asa's reign she held the dignity of queen-mother, 1 Kings 15:2; 1 Kings 15:10; 1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chronicles 11:20-22; but when Asa came of age she lost the dignity as a punishment because she had introduced idolatry
Mareshah - Near it the great battle between Zerah and Asa was fought
Hanani - Prophetic seer who condemned King Asa of Judah (910-869 B. Asa imprisoned Hanani (2 Chronicles 16:10 )
Hanani - A seer in the time of Asa, 955-914 B
Berechiah - Father of Asaph, a 'singer,' 1 Chronicles 6:39 (BERACHIAH); 15:17. Levite, son of Asa
Depart - Jehoshaphat departed not from the way of Asa his father
Azariah - ...
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The son of Johanan, high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa (2 Chronicles 6:10,11 ). ...
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The son of Oded, a remarkable prophet in the days of Asa (2 Chronicles 15:1 )
Judah, Kingdom of - Joshua 19:41,42 Was recognized as belonging to Judah; and in the reigns of Abijah and Asa the southern kingdom was enlarged by some additions taken out of the territory of Ephraim. Asa appears to have enlarged it still further. Hanani's remonstrance, ( 2 Chronicles 16:7 ) prepares us for the reversal by Jehoshaphat of the policy which Asa pursued toward Israel and Damascus. 1,600,000 Asa
Ben-Hadad - ...
The king of Syria whom Asa, king of Judah, employed to invade Israel (1 Kings 15:18 )
Kingdom of Juda - List of kings: Roboam, Abiam, Asa, Josaphat, Joram, Ochozias, Athalia, Joas, Amasias, Azarias, Joatham, Achaz, Ezechias, Manasses, Amon, Josias, Joachaz, Joakim, Joachin, Sedecias
Juda, Kingdom of - List of kings: Roboam, Abiam, Asa, Josaphat, Joram, Ochozias, Athalia, Joas, Amasias, Azarias, Joatham, Achaz, Ezechias, Manasses, Amon, Josias, Joachaz, Joakim, Joachin, Sedecias
Hanani - ...
A prophet who was sent to rebuke king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I
Geba - Asa renewed it from the ruins of Ramah, 1 Kings 15:22
Baasha - (bay' uhsshuh) The king of Israel who was at war against Asa, king of Judah (1 Kings 15:16 )
a'sa - During Asa's reign, Zerah, at the head of an enormous host, (2 Chronicles 14:9 ) attacked Mareshah. To stop this Asa purchased the help of Benhadad I. In his old age Asa suffered from gout, He died, greatly loved and honored, in the 41st year of his reign
Ramah - Baasha, king of Israel, sought to build or fortify the place against Asa, king of Judah, but this was averted by Israel being attacked by the king of Syria at the request of Asa, who sent him a rich present of gold and silver
Abel-Beth-Maachah or Abel-Beth-Maacah - Ben-hadad, king of Syria, answered the call for help of Asa, king of Judah (913-873), and conquered Abel-beth-Maachah from Baasha, king of Israel (1 Kings 15:20 )
Ben-Hadad - At the instance of Asa of Judah he intervened against Baasha of Israel, and took from him valuable territory on his northern border. For this service Benhadad received from Asa costly treasures from the Temple and royal palace ( 1 Kings 15:17-20 )
Embalming - Asa, king of Israel, seems to have been embalmed, 2 Chronicles 16:13-14
Zerah - A Cushite king who invaded Judah with an immense army in the reign of Asa, 2 Chronicles 14:9-13
Hana'ni - 941) Asa king of Judah
Ben-Hadad - The first cooperated with Judah’s king Asa in attacking Israel’s king Baasha (1 Kings 15:16-22)
Elkanah - The father of Asa who is mentioned in a list of Levites (1 Chronicles 9:16 )
Geba - It was held by the Philistines, but taken by Jonathan, 1 Samuel 13:3 : was a northern landmark of Judah, 2 Kings 23:8; was rebuilt by Asa, 1 Kings 15:22; held by the Assyrians, Isaiah 10:29; peopled by Benjamites after the captivity, Ezra 2:26
Asa - Asa (â'sah), physician
Azariah - Grandson of the Azariah 2, high priest under Abijah and Asa, as Amariah his son was in the days of Jehoshaphat son of Asa. Azariah, son of Oded, also called simply Oded, a prophet along with Hanani; encouraged Asa in his religious reformation (2 Chronicles 15:1-8)
Geba - The city was built or rebuilt long afterwards by Asa
Baasha - The only incident preserved to us is his capture and fortification of Ramah, which led to the interference of Benhadad, as already recounted in the article Asa
Embalming - The embalming of Jacob and Joseph was according to the Egyptian custom, which was partially followed by the Jews (2 Chronicles 16:14 ), as in the case of king Asa, and of our Lord (John 19:39,40 ; Luke 23:56 ; 24:1 )
Hanani - Hanani reproved Asa for entering into alliance with Syria, and the angry king cast him into prison ( 2 Chronicles 16:7 )
Baasha - He attempted to fortify Raman, with a view, it would seem, of preventing the access of the Israelites into Judah, 1 Kings 15:17, but his design was frustrated by a Syrian invasion, instigated by Asa, king of Judah
Mar'Eshah, - (2 Chronicles 11:8 ) Near it was fought the great battle between Asa and Zerah
Gerar - Gerar reappears only in 2 Chronicles 14:13-14 , in the description of the rout of the Ethiopians by Asa, in which Gerar was the limit of the pursuit
Arimathea - or RAMAH, now called Ramle, or Ramla, a pleasant town, beautifully situated on the borders of a fertile and extensive plain, abounding in gardens, vineyards, olive and date trees. There was another Ramah, about six miles north of Jerusalem, in a pass which separated the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, which Baasha, king of Israel, took and began to fortify; but he was obliged to relinquish it, in consequence of the alliance formed between Asa, king of Judah, and Benhadad, king of Syria, 1 Kings 15
Chinnereth - The city apparently gave its name to the Sea and to the surrounding region with its several bays, thus explaining the plural form in 1 Kings 15:20 , which tells of Ben-hadad of Syria defeating the area in answer to the request of King Asa of Judah
Retreat - This is a term used to designate a time of retirement Asa means of deepening the Spiritual life of the Clergy, for whosebenefit it is held
Damas'Cus, - (2 Samuel 8:5,6 ) It was in league with Baasha, king of Israel against Asa, (1 Kings 15:19 ; 2 Chronicles 16:3 ) and afterwards in league with Asa against Baasha
Mareshah - Zerah the Ethiopian had reached Mareshah when Asa met and repulsed him (1618834740_7); the "ravine" (geey ) of Zephathah was near
Maacah, Maachah - Daughter, or apparently granddaughter of Absalom (or Abishalom), wife of Rehoboam king of Judah, mother of Abijah (or Abijam), and apparently grandmother of Asa king of Judah
Mizpah or Mizpeh - It was fortified by Asa as a defense against Israel, 1 Kings 15:22 , was the residence of the governor, under Nebuchadnezzar, Jeremiah 40:6 , and was reoccupied after the captivity, Nehemiah 3:19
Diseases - Christ manifested his divine goodness and power by healing every form of disease; and in these cases, as in that of king Asa, 2 Chronicles 16:12 , it is shown that all the skill of physicians is in vain without God's blessing
Maacah - Mother of King Abijam (1 Kings 15:2 ) and ancestress of King Asa (1Kings 15:10,1 Kings 15:13 )
Mourning - For Asa and Zedekiah there was 'great burning' of odours at their death, which was most probably copied from the heathen
Embalming - Thus Asa was laid in a bed "filled with sweet odors and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art
Renew - Asa renewed the altar of the Lord
Jehoshaphat - The son of Asa, king of Judah
Jehoshaphat - A pious king of Judah, the son and successor of Asa
Embalming - ...
Related passages include 2 Chronicles 16:14 which describes the burial of Asa and the John 19:39-40 account of Jesus' burial
Embalming - Asa, was laid "in the bed which was filled with sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art
Kidron, Kedron, Brook - Asa burnt his mother's idol there
Maacah or Maachah - She appears to have exerted a great influence over the members of the royal family; but was degraded from her high position, by Asa her grandson, for promoting idolatry, 2 Chronicles 15:16
ma'Achah - " (2 Chronicles 13:2 ) During the reign of her grandson Asa she occupied at the court of Judah the high position of "king's mother," comp
Ben-ha'Dad - He made an alliance with Asa, and conquered a great part of the north of Israel
Asa - There was ill-will and strife between Asa and Baasha all their days, as between Rehoboam and Israel, 1 Kings 15:6,16
Geba - Asa fortified it, as commanding the pass (1 Kings 15:22; 2 Chronicles 16:6)
Geba - It was fortified by Asa ( 1 Kings 15:22 )
Kidron or Cedron - In this valley and in that of Hinnom, at their confluence, kings Asa, Josiah, and Hezekiah destroyed the idols and abominations by which Jerusalem was defiled, 1 Kings 15:13 2 Kings 23:4,6,12 2 Chronicles 29:16
Zerah - The name of the Cushite ( 2 Chronicles 14:9-15 ) who invaded Judah in the reign of Asa. (580,000 men in Asa’s army, 1,000,000 in Zerah’s) are incredibly large
Oded - Father of Azariah the prophet under Asa (2 Chronicles 15:1); in 2 Chronicles 15:8 "of Oded the prophet" must be an interpolation, for "the prophecy" in the Hebrew is absolute, not in the construct state as it would necessarily be if the words were genuine; besides not Oded but Azariah was "the prophet," the Alexandrinus manuscript and Vulgate read in 2 Chronicles 15:8 "Azariah son of Oded
Jehoshaphat - King of Judah, son of Asa, succeeded to the throne b
Jehoshaphat - Son and successor of Asa as king of Judah (1 Kings 15:24 )
Rama - Asa, king of Judah, employed Benhadad the Syrian king to drive Baasha from this city (1 Kings 15:18,20 )
Gemara - It was begun by a Jewish doctor, named Asa, and continued by Marmar and Mar, his sons or disciples
Benbadad - He made an alliance with Asa, and conquered a great part of the north of Israel
Ben-Hadad - A king of Dama scene Syria, hired by Asa king of Judah to make war upon Baasha king of Israel, 1 Kings 15:18-22
Kidron - Here Asa burned the obscene idols of his mother (1 Kings 15:13 ), and here Athaliah was executed (2 Kings 11:16 )
Benhadad - He was induced, by a present from Asa king of Judah, to attack Baasha king of Israel
Abijah - He began to reign in the eighteenth year of Jeroboam, and was succeeded by his son Asa in the twentieth year of Jeroboam, so that he reigned only a part of three years
Ethiopia - ...
Zerah "the Ethiopian" who invaded Judah in the reign of Asa, B
Ben-Hadad - Ben-Hadad I grandson of Rezon (probably), as king in Damascus, which had absorbed by that time the petty kingdoms around, helped Baasha against (See Asa king of Judah. He therefore "smote Ijon, Dan, Abel-beth-Maachah, Cinneroth, with all Naphtali" in the northern kingdom, namely, that of the ten tribes under Baasha, thus enabling Asa to take away the stones of Ramah, which Baasha had built to prevent any repairing from the northern to the southern kingdom, Judah
Azari'ah - (1 Chronicles 6:10 ) He must have been high priest in the reign of Abijah and Asa. 8, was a remarkable prophet in the days of King Asa, and a contemporary of Azariah the son of Johanan the high priest, and of Hanani the seer
Geba - King Asa of Judah (910-869 B
Maacah - Maacah fell under the spell of loathsome idolatry, for which Asa deposed her from the position of queen-mother, which she appears to have held till then ( 1 Kings 15:18 , 2 Chronicles 15:16 )
Cush - that Zerah the Cushite invaded Judah in the days of Asa, at a time when the Cushites had no power in Egypt
Mizpah, Mizpeh - The city was rebuilt by Asa king of Judah, and, after the destruction of Jerusalem, Gedaliah the governor established himself there
Physician - Of Asa it is said, "he sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians," which probably means those associated with magic
Judah, Kingdom of - ) Judah included southern Benjamin and Jerusalem the joint city of both, Simeon, and many cities of Daniel In Abijah's and Asa's reign Judah gained parts of Ephraim (2 Chronicles 13:19; 2 Chronicles 15:8; 2 Chronicles 17:2); and after Israel's deportation to Assyria the king of Judah exercised a quasi authority in the N. The fighting men of Judah under David were 500,000 (2 Samuel 24:9); under Rehoboam only 180,000 (1 Kings 12:21); under Abijah 400,000 (2 Chronicles 13:3); under Asa 580,000 (2 Chronicles 14:8); under Jehoshaphat 1,160,000 (2 Chronicles 17:14-19); under Uzziah 307,500 (2 Chronicles 26:13). Rehoboam, Abijah, and Asa for 60 years warred with Israel, in the hope of recovering the northern kingdom. (See ABIJAH; Asa. Asa hired Benhadad I, of Damascus, to counteract him, for which Hanani reproved him
Ben-Hadad - Answered call for help from King Asa of Judah (917-876 B
Judah the Kingdom of - From Egypt came Shishak, who humbled Judah, 2 Chronicles 12:2-12; Zerah, whose million of men were routed by king Asa, 2 Chronicles 14:9-12; and Josiah was slain at Megiddo
Naphtali - Instigated by Asa, Benhadad the elder, king of Syria, terribly ravaged the land of Naphtali; and what it suffered in after invasions by the Syrians we are partly told, 1 Kings 15:20
Ethiopia - Zerah the Ethiopian who attacked Asa at Mareshah on the S. Hincks identifies him with Osorkon I, king of Egypt, second of the 22nd dynasty (See Asa) (2 Chronicles 14:9)
Naphtali, Tribe of - ...
This tribe was the first to suffer from the invasion of Benhadad, king of Syria, in the reigns of Baasha, king of Israel, and Asa, king of Judah (1 Kings 15:20 ; 2 Chronicles 16:4 )
Alliance - Asa and Baasha contended for alliance with Benhadad ( 1 Kings 15:19 ), and Judah and Israel themselves are allied during the reigns of Jehoshaphat and Ahab
Jehosh'Aphat - )
King of Judah, son of Asa, succeeded to the throne B
Christian Science - Four years later she married Asa G
Sim'Eon - The only thing which can be interpreted into a trace of its having taken any part with the northern kingdom are the two casual notices of (2 Chronicles 15:9 ) and 2 Chronicles 34:6 Which appear to imply the presence of Simeonites there in the reigns of Asa and Josiah
Cush (2) - The 22nd Egyptian dynasty, to which Zerah the Cusbite who invaded Asa belonged, contains names of Babylonian origin, Shishak = Sheshak, Namuret = Nimrod, Tekhit = Tiglath
Mizpah - Asa fortified Mizpah, 1 Kings 15:22; 2 Chronicles 16:6; it was where Gedaliah was assassinated, 2 Kings 25:23; 2 Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 40:6-15; Jeremiah 41:1-16; the men of Mizpah joined in rebuilding a par of the wall of Jerusalem
Azariah - Prophet, son of Oded, sent by God to encourage Asa to seek the Lord
Naphtali - When Baasha, king of Israel, attacked Judah, Asa sent gold and silver to Ben-hadad, king of Syria, for help
Science, Christian - Four years later she married Asa G
Simeon - We find them faithful to David, 1 Chronicles 12:25 , and afterwards to Asa, 2 Chronicles 15:9 , and in general absorbed by Judah
Grecia - Yet that some intercourse was maintained with these countries from Jerusalem, may be inferred from the desire of Baasha to shut up all passage between Jerusalem and Joppa, which was its port, by the building of Ramah; and the anxiety of Asa to counteract his scheme, 1 Kings 15:2 ; 1 Kings 15:17
Brazen Serpent - It had been kept from the days of Moses, in memory of a miracle, in the same manner as the pot of manna was: and Asa and Jehoshaphat did not extirpate it when they rooted out idolatry, because in their reign they did not observe that the people worshipped this serpent, or burnt incense to it; and therefore they left it as a memorial
Cush - Zerah, a general from Cush, fought against Asa, king of Judah (910-869) (2 Chronicles 14:9 )
Manasseh - The western Manasseh, of which only a few glimpses are visible in the later history of Israel, always showed itself on the right side; as, for instance, in the cases of Asa, 2 Chronicles 15:9; Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:11; 2 Chronicles 30:18, and Josiah, 2 Chronicles 34:6; 2 Chronicles 9:2
High Place - In Judah, Asa is called a good king because he removed the Asherah, idols, and sacred prostitutes but, unfortunately, he did not destroy the high places (1 Kings 15:9-14 ; 2 Chronicles 15:17 ; initially he may have destroyed them according to 2 Chronicles 14:2-5 ). Jehoshaphat was a man of God who followed the ways of David by seeking after God, but he followed a pattern similar to Asa of initially removing the high places (2 Chronicles 17:1-9 ) but not totally eliminating them from Judah (1 Kings 22:43 ; 2 Chronicles 20:33 )
Embalm - ...
Asa was "laid in the bed filled with sweet odorous and divers spices prepared by the apothecaries' art" (2 Chronicles 16:14)
Jehoshaphat - Son and successor of Asa king of Judah, B
Miz'Pah - (Joshua 18:26 ; 1 Kings 15:22 ; 2 Chronicles 16:6 ; Nehemiah 3:7 ) It was one of the places fortified by Asa against the incursions of the kings of northern Israel, (1 Kings 15:22 ; 2 Chronicles 16:6 ; Jeremiah 41:10 ) and after the destruction of Jerusalem it became the residence of the superintendent appointed by the king of Babylon, (Jeremiah 40:7 ) etc
Damascus - ...
Hadad's family recovered the throne; or else (See BENHADAD I, who helped Baasha against Asa and afterward Asa against Baasha, was grandson of Rezon
Rama - (See BAASHA; Asa
je'hu - His father was probably the seer who attacked Asa
Pharaoh - Zerah, king of Egypt and Ethiopia in the time of Asa, B
Baasha - His chief act in his reign was "he built Ramah, that he might not suffer any to go out or come in to Asa, king of Judah (1 Kings 15:17)
Army - ' Afterwards Asa had 580,000 'mighty men of valour;' and Jehoshaphat, who had waxed great exceedingly, had as many as 1,160,000 men, besides those left in the fenced cities
War - The light troops of the army of Asa were taken principally from the tribe of Benjamin because of their extraordinary accuracy of aim
Jehoshaphat - ...
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The son and successor of Asa, king of Judah
High Places - Asa in one place is said to have taken away the high places, in another not so; also Jehoshaphat similarly
Azariah - Prophet, son of Oded, whose message gave King Asa (910-869 B
Shishak - Zerah probably succeeded Shishak and attacked Judah before the 15tb year of Asa
Cedron - " (Psalms 110:7) Some, in reading that and connecting with it in the mind, the hot country of Palestine, might conceive it to have a pleasant thing to a dry thirsty traveller to drink of the brook in his way. And God the Holy Ghost was graciously pleased to make Cedron again memorable, as typical of the Lord Jesus Christ, when Asa, Hezekiah, and Josiah, burnt and destroyed the idols of the land, and cast the accursed things of the groves into this brook
Altar - This altar was renewed by Asa (2 Chronicles 15:8 )
Jehoshaphat - king of Judah, son of Asa, king of Judah, and Azabah, daughter of Shilhi, ascended the throne at the age of thirty-five, and reigned twenty-five years
Burial - We are informed in the history of the kings of Judah, that, Asa being dead, they laid him in the bed, or bier, which was filled with sweet odours. "They buried Asa in his own sepulchres, which he made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed which was filled with sweet odours, and divers kinds of spices, prepared by the apothecaries' art; and they made a very great burning for him," 2 Chronicles 16:14
Sun - ’ The light of the sun is cheering: ‘a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun’ ( Ecclesiastes 11:7 ). ( 2 Chronicles 14:5 ) as existing in all the cities of Judah as early as the reign of Asa
Build - In like manner, Asa began with the cities of Geba and Mizpah and “fortified” them (1 Kings 15:22)
Benhadad - the son of Tibrimon, king of Syria, came to the assistance of Asa, king of Judah, against Baasha, king of Israel, obliging the latter to return home and succour his own country, and to abandon Ramah, which he had undertaken to fortify, 1 Kings 15:18
Chronicles, i - Kings distinctly says that Asa and Jehoshaphat did not abolish the high places, although they did what was right in the sight of the Lord ( 1 Kings 15:14 ; 1 Kings 22:43 ). Asa ( 2 Chronicles 14:8 ) takes the field against Zerah the Ethiopian, who has 1,000,000 men, with 300,000 men of Judah, and 280,000 of Benjamin, the smallest of the tribes, which had previously been practically wiped out by the slaying of 25,000 men ( Judges 20:46 )
Jehoshaphat - Son of Asa and Azubah. Jehoshaphat at first fortified the cities of Judah and those of Ephraim taken by Asa (2 Chronicles 17:2) to secure himself against Israel
Mizpah - Fortified by Asa against the invasions of northern Israel (1 Kings 15:22)
Prison, Prisoners - Asa of Judah (2 Chronicles 16:10 ) and Ahab of Israel (1 Kings 22:26-27 ) made use of prisons, probably associated with the palace
Kings, Books of - He walked in all the way of Asa, his father; he turned not from it, doing right in the eyes of Jahweh. The next rank is accorded to Asa, Jehoshaphat, Jehoash of Judah, Amaziah, Uzziah, and Jotham, and we notice that they all effected certain reforms in the Temple. The formula may be illustrated by the one used for Baasha, ‘In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king over Israel in Tirzah, (and reigned) twenty-four years
Damascus - Ben-hadad strengthened Damascus to the point that Asa, king of Judah (910-869), paid him tribute to attack Baasha, king of Israel, and relieve pressure on Judah (1 Kings 15:16-23 )
Manasseh (1) - Many out of Manasseh were among the penitents coming southwards to Judah, and joining in the spiritual revivals under Asa (2 Chronicles 15:9), Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 30:1; 2 Chronicles 30:10-11; 2 Chronicles 30:18; 2 Chronicles 31:1), and Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:6-9)
Syria - When Baasha of Israel built a fort at Ramah threatening Jerusalem, Asa of Judah enticed the king of Damascus, “Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion,” to break his league with Israel and come to Judah's aid (1 Kings 15:18-19 )
Egypt - ...
The next person mentioned is ZERAH the Ethiopian, who brought an army of 1,000,000 and 300 chariots against Asa the king of Judah. Asa piously called to the Lord for help, and declared his rest was on Him. Osorkon II sent Zerah his general against Asa king of Judah
Damascus - In the wars between Asa and Baasha ( 2 Kings 5:1-274 ff
Chronicles, Books of - ...
Asa began a reform, but then he also departed from the ways of God (14:1-16:14)
Kings, Books of - The false religion spread to the south (14:21-15:8), though there was a reformation under the king Asa (15:9-24)
Tombs - , eleven (David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Abijah, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Ahaziah, Amaziah, Jotham, Hezekiah, Josiah; also the good priest Jehoiada) were buried in one common subterranean receptacle in "the city of David. Asa was buried "in his own sepulchres which he had made for himself (a new chamber attached to the older sepulchre) in the city of David, and was laid in the bed (a loculus ) filled with spices," etc
Tomb - " Of all these it is merely said that they were buried in "the sepulchres of their fathers" or "of the kings" in the city of David, except of two-- Asa and Hezekiah
Chronology of the Biblical Period - ...
SIGNIFICANT DATES IN OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE HISTORY...
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Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob)...
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Exodus...
1290...
1450...
Conquest...
1250...
1400...
Judges...
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Saul...
1025-1005...
1020-1004...
David...
1005-965...
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Solomon...
965-925...
965-931...
Kings of the Divided Kingdom...
Judah...
Israel...
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Rehoboam...
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924-907...
931-913...
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Jeroboam...
924-903...
926-909...
Abijam (Abijah)...
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907-906...
913-910...
Asa...
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905-874...
910-869...
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Nadab...
903-902...
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Baasha...
902-886...
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Elah...
886-885...
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Zimri...
885...
885...
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885-873...
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874-850...
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Ahaziah...
851-849...
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800-785...
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791-740...
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Jeroboam II...
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Jotham...
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Zechariah...
745...
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Shallum...
745...
752...
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Menahem...
745-736...
752-742...
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742-727...
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736-735...
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Pekah...
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BABYLONIAN EXILE AND RESTORATION UNDER PERSIAN RULE...
Jehoiachin and leaders exiled to Babylon including Ezekiel...
597...
Jerusalem destroyed, remaining leaders exiled to Babylon...
586...
Gedaliah set over Judea...
58...
Gedaliah assassinated...
581 (?)...
Jeremiah taken with other Judeans to Egypt...
581 (?)...
Judeans deported to Babylon...
581...
Cyrus, king of Persia...
559-530...
Babylon captured...
539...
Edict allowing Jews to return to Jerusalem under Zerubbabel...
538...
Temple restoration begun but quickly halted...
538...
Cambysses, king of Persia...
530-522...
Darius, king of Persia...
522-486...
Haggai and Zechariah lead rebuilding of Temple...
520-515...
Temple completed and rededicated...
515...
Xerxes, king of Persia...
486-465...
Artaxerxes I, king of Persia...
465-424...
Ezra returns to Jerusalem and teaches the law...
458...
Nehemiah returns to Jerusalem and rebuilds the walls...
445...
NOTE: Overlapping dates of kings such as between Uzziah and Jotham result from coregencies, that is, a father installing his son as king during the father's lifetime and allowing the son to exercise royal power
Diseases - King Asa sought medical care from physicians for his diseased feet (2 Chronicles 16:12 ). King Asa had a disease of the feet (2 Chronicles 16:12 )
Idol - ...
(4) miphletseth , "a fright": Maachah's idol which Asa cut down (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chronicles 15:16); the phallus, symbol of the generative organ, the nature goddess Asherah's productive power. In Judah several arose, Asa, Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, Josiah
Idolatry - In Judah, where heathenism went to greater lengths, but where wholesome reaction was equally strong, Asa, an iconoclastic reformer, tolerates ‘high places’ ( 1 Kings 15:12-14 ; cf
Jerusalem - Asaph wrote Psalms 78:67-71 to soothe Ephraim's jealous feeling by showing that the transference of the sanctuary from Shiloh to Zion was God's appointment; henceforth Zion is "the mountain of the Lord's house" (Isaiah 2:2). 8:7, section 4) praises the roads which Solomon paved with black stone, probably the durable basalt from Argob. Asa, after overthrowing the Ethiopian Zerah who thought to spoil Jerusalem as Shishak did, brought in the sacred offerings which his father Abijah had dedicated from the war with Jeroboam (2 Chronicles 29:5), and which he himself had dedicated from the Ethiopian spoil, into the house of the Lord, silver, gold, and vessels (1 Kings 15:15; 2 Chronicles 14:12-13). Asa also rebuilt Jehovah's altar before the porch (2 Chronicles 15:8). Jehoshaphat, Asa's son, probably added "the new court" to the temple (2 Chronicles 20:5)
Name, Names - For instance, there is the frequency of names denoting personal qualities, Adin, Amasai, Jaddua, Korah, Solomon , etc. ; or pointing to occupations, Asa, Sophereth , etc
Altar - Asa "renewed" the altar, i
Jehoram - He thinks the 25 distinct years assigned to Jehoshaphat a mistake, that 22 is the real number, three being added for the three last years of Asa his father, when incapacitated by disease in the feet he devolved the kingly duties on Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 16:12)
Ishmael - The 70 corpses he threw into the pit or cistern made by Asa to have a water supply when Baasha was about to besiege the city (1 Kings 15:22); as Jehu did to Ahaziah's 42 relatives, and as Nana Sahib did in our own times at Cawnpore
Kings, 1 And 2 - Asa (1 Kings 15:11-14 ), Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 22:41-43 ), Jehoash (Kings 13:12 ), Azariah (2 Kings 15:3-4 ), and Jotham (2 Kings 15:34-35 ) were praised as having done what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but their praise is qualified with the addition that they allowed the worship of foreign gods to continue in Judah
Kings, First And Second, Theology of - The author of Kings is also concerned about recording the occasions when the temple treasury was appropriated for war indemnity, whether by foreigners (Shiskak, 1 Kings 14:25-28 ; and Nebuchadnezzar 2 Kings 24:13 ; 25:13-17 ) or Judeans (Asa, 1 Kings 15:18 ; Jehoash 2 Kings 12:18 ; 14:14 ; and Hezekiah, 2 Kings 18:16 )
Covenant - Earlier, Asa, king of Judah, had used the Temple treasury to pay tribute to Ben-Hadad of Damascus to entice Ben-Hadad to break his vassal treaty with Baasha, king of Israel, and enter into a similar treaty with Judah (1 Kings 15:19 ; 2 Chronicles 16:3 )
Leadership - For example, through a prophet Asa was told that if he sought the Lord, he would let him find him; but if he forsook God, God would forsake him (2 Chronicles 15:2 )
Egypt - , is the Zerah of Scripture, defeated by Asa
Preaching - Shemaiah preached to Rehoboam, the princes, and all the people at Jerusalem, 2 Chronicles 12:5 ; Azariah and Hanani preached to Asa and his army, 2 Chronicles 15:1 ; 2 Chronicles 16:7 ; Micaiah, to Ahab
Temple of Jerusalem - King Asa plundered his own Temple treasuries to buy a military ally, Ben-Hadad of Syria against Baasha, king of North Israel (1 Kings 15:18-19 ), though he had previously repaired the Temple altar and carried out limited worship reforms (2 Chronicles 15:8-18 )
Government - Sometimes the encounter took the form of an alliance, as with Asa of Judah and Benhadad (1 Kings 15:18-20 ), but also occurred as a peace treaty or as a coalition against a common enemy (2 Kings 3:6-9 )
Herod - He skillfully gained the favor of Antony, who made him and his elder brother Phasael joint tetrarchs of Judea. His first downward step was, he cast John his faithful reprover into prison (compare Asa, 2 Chronicles 16:10)
Preaching - Azariah and Hanani preached to Asa and his army, 2 Chronicles 15:1-19 ; 2 Chronicles 16:1-14 ; 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 ; 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ; 2 Chronicles 19:1 , &c. Crammer, though a timorous man, ventured to give king Henry the Eighth a New Testament, with the label, Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge; while Knox, who said, there was nothing in the pleasant face of a lady to affray him, assured the queen of Scots, that, "If there were any spark of the Spirit of God, yea, of honesty and wisdom in her, she would not be offended with his affirming in his sermons, that the diversions of her court were diabolical crimes evidences of impiety or insanity
Temple - ) Shishak of Egypt, Asa of Judah, Joash of Israel, and finally Nebuchadnezzar despoiled it in succession (1 Kings 14:26; 1 Kings 15:18; 2 Chronicles 25:23-24)
Sexuality, Human - It would appear, however, that the male prostitute was found in Judah along with his female counterpart until the purge by Asa
Elijah - of Asa, king of Judah, but hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel, and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a whoring like
Possession - Again, as primitive man, believing that all things which occurred to, or within, him arose from the action of a spirit-generally a minor spirit-distinguished between things pleasant, beneficial, or according to his standard, good, and the reverse, he came to distinguish between spirits benevolent and beneficent, and others malevolent and maleficent. Such men would be viewed with prejudice by people of a conservatively pietistic type, as the Chronicler (2 Chronicles 16:12) who censures Asa for resorting to physicians, and by disappointed patients with whose disease they had wrestled in vain (Wisdom of Solomon 16:12, Job 13:4)