Amasai in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
a-ma'-si (`amasay, perhaps rather to be read `ammishay; so
Wellhausen, IJG, II, 24, n.2):
(1) A name in the genealogy of Kohath, son of Elkanah, a
Levite of the Kohathite family (compare 1 Ch 6:25; 2 Ch
(2) Chief of the captains who met David at Ziklag and tendered
him their allegiance. Some have identified him with Amasa and
others with Abishai, who is called Abshai in 1 Ch 11:20 m
(compare 1 Ch 18:12). The difficulty is that neither Amasa nor
Abishai occupied the rank of the chief of thirty according to
the lists in 2 Sam 23 and 1 Ch 11, the rank to which David is
supposed to have appointed into (compare 1 Ch 12:18).
(3) One of the trumpet-blowing priests who greeted David when
he brought back the Ark of the Covenant (compare 1 Ch 15:24).