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- H623 Used 46 times
Convener, or collector.
1. A Levite; one of the leaders of David's choir (1 Chronicles 6:39). Psalms 50 and 73-83 inclusive are attributed to him. He is mentioned along with David as skilled in music, and a "seer" (2 Chronicles 29:30). The "sons of Asaph," mentioned in 1 Chronicles 25:1, 2 Chronicles 20:14, and Ezra 2:41, were his descendants, or more probably a class of poets or singers who recognized him as their master.
2. The "recorder" in the time of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:18, 37).
3. The "keeper of the king's forest," to whom Nehemiah requested from Artaxerxes a "letter" that he might give him timber for the temple at Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:8).
who gathers together
2. Son of Berachiah
One of the three leaders of music in David's organization of the tabernacle service
1 Chronicles 15:16-19; 1 Chronicles 16:5-7; 1 Chronicles 25:1-9; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 2 Chronicles 35:15; Nehemiah 12:46
A composer of sacred lyrics
2 Chronicles 29:13-30
3. A Levite, whose descendants dwelt in Jerusalem after the exile
1 Chronicles 9:15
4. A Kohath Levite
1 Chronicles 26:1
5. Keeper of forests
(collector of the people).
- A Levite, son of Berechiah, one of the leaders of David's choir. (1 Chronicles 6:39) Psalms 50 and 73-83 are attributed to him; and he was in after times celebrated as a seer as well as a musical composer. (2 Chronicles 29:30; Nehemiah 12:46) (B.C. 1050.)
- The father or ancestor of Joah, the chronicler to the kingdom of Judah in the reign of Hezekiah, (2 Kings 18:18,37; Isaiah 36:3,22) probably the same as the preceding.
- The keeper of the royal forest or "paradise" of Artaxerxes, (Nehemiah 2:8) a Jew, in high office at the court of Persia. (B.C. 536.)
- Ancestor of Mattaniah, the conductor of the temple-choir after the return from Babylon. (1 Chronicles 9:16; Nehemiah 11:17) Most probably the same as 1 and 2.
(A school of poetry and musical composers founded by Asaph.)