Asa of Judah

1000 BC - 873 BC

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Asa (Hebrew: אָסָא‎‎, Modern: ʾAsaʾ, Tiberian: ʾĀsāʾ; Greek: Ασά; Latin: Asa) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, the third king of the Kingdom of Judah and the fifth king of the House of David. The Hebrew Bible gives the period of his reign as 41 years. His reign is dated between 913–910 BC to 873–869 BCE. He was succeeded by Jehoshaphat, his son (by Azubah). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Asa of Judah has received more than 418,252 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Asa of Judah is the 1,170th most popular politician (up from 1,359th in 2019).

Asa is most famous for the reforms he made in Judah, including the abolition of the worship of idols and the removal of the high places. He also ordered the construction of fortresses and towers in Jerusalem and other cities.

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Among politicians, Asa of Judah ranks 1,170 out of 15,710Before him are Ptolemy V Epiphanes, Takeda Shingen, William II of the Netherlands, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Justin II, and Afonso V of Portugal. After him are Eric XIV of Sweden, Camille Desmoulins, Talaat Pasha, Jahangir, Antoine of Navarre, and Oswald Mosley.

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Among people born in 1000 BC, Asa of Judah ranks 5Before him are Elijah, Jeroboam, Nathan, and Shoshenq I. After him are Abijah of Judah, Devadatta, Baasha of Israel, King Elah, Ashurnasirpal II, Nadab of Israel, and Michal. Among people deceased in 873 BC, Asa of Judah ranks 1

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