The translation of qesher, in English Versions of the Bible 1 Kings 16:20; 2 Kings 11:14 parallel 2 Chronicles 23:13. Qesher (from qashar, "to bind") means "a conspiracy" (2 Samuel 15:12; 2 Kings 12:20, etc.), and the translation "treason" is due to the King James Versions' love of variety.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TREASON'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.