Asa of Judah - Third king of Judah; the history of his reign is told in 1 Kgs. 15–16 and 2 Chr. 14–16. We are told his “heart was perfect all his days.” He raised the army to a state of efficiency, threw off the Egyptian yoke, and rebuilt the fortresses destroyed by Sheshonk. After this time there was no invasion from Egypt for more than 250 years. He made an alliance with Benhadad of Syria for the purpose of checking Baasha, king of Israel. By the advice of Azariah the prophet, he removed the high places, the Asherim, and sun-images; deposed the queen-mother Maachah and destroyed the idol she had made; and at a national assembly invited the people to make a covenant to seek Jehovah.
The Hebrew Bible gives the period of his reign as 41 years. His reign is dated between 913-910 BC to 873-869 BC. He was succeeded by Jehoshaphat, his son (by Azubah). According to Thiele's chronology, when Asa became very ill, he made Jehoshaphat coregent. Asa died two years into the coregency.
Marriage and Family
|Offspring of Asa of Judah and Azubah|
|Jehoshaphat of Judah||Land of Canaan||Land of Canaan|
|Asa of Judah (-870 BC)||Land of Canaan||870 Land of Canaan||Azubah|
Asa of Judah
37th Biblical Patriarch
| 6th King of Judah
910 – 869 BC
- 1 Chr 2:3-12
- Gospel of Matthew Ch 1
- Gospel of Luke Ch 3
- Asa - LDS Bible Dictionary
- of Judah Asa - Wikipedia