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the commander of Absalom’s army and later of David’s army. II Sam. 17:25; 19:13.
Historical Examples

So Amasa went to assemble the men of Juda, but he tarried beyond the set time which the king had appointed him.
The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various

“He gave up his house because he couldn’t keep it up,” said Amasa Harbury.
In a Little Town Rupert Hughes

This was Amasa’s first commission after his being appointed general of the troops.
The Expositor’s Bible: The Second Book of Samuel W. G. Blaikie

Nearly 120 years later Amasa Thompson listed his tools and their value.
Woodworking Tools 1600-1900 Peter C. Welsh

Here we tarried one week, in course of which the rear camp, headed by Amasa Lyman, arrived in good condition.
The Autobiography of Parley Parker Pratt Parley Parker Pratt

Do you mean try to find out what the sum is he asked Amasa to pay him?
The Boy Scouts of Lenox Frank V. Webster

After the publication of this award the demand for (Amasa) Howe sewing machines was greatly increased at home and abroad.
The Invention of the Sewing Machine Grace Rogers Cooper

Amasa is hoeing in the celery, which looks good, and the birds are singing and calling all about.
My Boyhood John Burroughs

His father was Amasa Goodyear, a pioneer hardware manufacturer, from whom the son inherited much of his inventive ability.
Great Inventions and Discoveries Willis Duff Piercy

“It’s father’s old workshop; there’s nothing there,” Amasa said.
Harper’s Round Table, October 15, 1895 Various

burden. (1.) The son of Abigail, a sister of king David (1 Chr. 2:17; 2 Sam. 17:25). He was appointed by David to command the army in room of his cousin Joab (2 Sam. 19:13), who afterwards treacherously put him to death as a dangerous rival (2 Sam. 20:4-12). (2.) A son of Hadlai, and chief of Ephraim (2 Chr. 28:12) in the reign of Ahaz.


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