Amasa in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(a burden). 1. Son of Ithra, or Jether, by Abigail, David's sister. 2Sa 17:25 He joined in Absalom's rebellion, B.C. 1023, was appointed commander-in-chief and suffered defeat by Joab. 2Sa 18:6 David, incensed against Joab for killing Absalom, forgave Amasa and appointed him Joab's successor. 2Sa 19:13 Joab afterwards, when they were both in pursuit of the rebel Sheba, pretending to salute Amasa stabbed him with his sword. 2Sa 20:10 2. A prince of Ephraim, son of Hadlai, in the reign of Ahaz. 2Ch 28:12