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 with a severe disease, he “sought not to the Lord, but to the [pagan so-called] physicians” (2 Chronicles 16:12) (compare Jeremiah 17:5).
Asa is also mentioned by the historian Josephus who records that Asa’s mother was Michaiah (1737, p. 231, VII.11.3).
- Father: King Abijah (Abijam)
- Mother: Michaiah
- Grandfather: King Rehoboam
- Lineage from King David: David ⮞ Solomon ⮞ Rehoboam ⮞ Abijah (Abijam) ⮞ Asa
- Son by Azubah: Jehoshaphat