The Definition of the word Asa
Physician, son of Abijah and grandson of Rehoboam, was the third king of Judah. He was zealous in maintaining the true worship of "God, and in rooting all idolatry, with its accompanying" "immoralities, out of the land (1 Kings 15:8-14). The Lord gave" "him and his land rest and prosperity. It is recorded of him," "however, that in his old age, when afflicted, he "sought not to" "the Lord, but to the physicians" (comp. Jer. 17:5). He died in" "the forty-first year of his reign, greatly honoured by his" "people (2 Chr. 16:1-13), and was succeeded by his son" Jehoshaphat.