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Asa of Judah in Wikipedia
(Hebrew: אָסָא, Modern Asa Tiberian ʾĀsā; Greek: Ασα; Latin:
Asa) was the third king of the Kingdom of Judah and the
fifth king of the House of David. He was the son of Abijam,
grandson of Rehoboam, and great-grandson of Solomon. The
Hebrew Bible gives the period of his reign as 41 years.
His reign is dated between 913-910 BCE to 873-869 BCE. He
was succeeded by his son Jehoshaphat, with Azubah.
According to Thiele's chronology, when Asa became very
ill, he made Jehoshaphat coregent. Asa died two years into
Asa was zealous in maintaining the traditional worship of
God, and in rooting out idolatry, with its accompanying
immoralities (1 Kings 15:8-14 ). There was peace in Judah
for the first 35 years of Asa's reign (2 Chronicles 16:1 ).
In his 36th year he was confronted by Baasha, king of
Israel. He formed an alliance with Ben-Hadad I, king of Aram
Damascus, and convinced him to break his peace treaty with
Baasha and invade the Northern Kingdom. (2 Chronicles 16:2-6
) It is also recorded of Asa that in his old age, when
afflicted with a foot disease, he "sought not to the Lord,
but to the physicians". He died greatly honoured by his
people, and was considered for the most part a righteous
king. However, his reign was said to have been marred by his
reliance on Ben-Hadad...