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Asaph

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

  • H623 Used 46 times

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Asaph

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).


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Asaph

who gathers together


Naves Topical Index
Asaph

1. Father of Joah
2 Kings 18:18; Isaiah 36:3; Isaiah 36:22

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

Appointed to sound the cymbals in the temple choir
1 Chronicles 15:17; 1 Chronicles 15:19; 1 Chronicles 16:5; 1 Chronicles 16:7

A composer of sacred lyrics
2 Chronicles 29:13-30

Reference titles of Psalm 50 and Psalm 73-83
2 Chronicles 19:50
2 Chronicles 19:73

Descendants of, in the temple choir
1 Chronicles 25:1-9; 2 Chronicles 20:14; 2 Chronicles 29:13; Ezra 2:41; Ezra 3:10; Nehemiah 7:44; Nehemiah 11:22

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
Nehemiah 2:8


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Asaph

(collector of the people).

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Asaph, Sons of

(A school of poetry and musical composers founded by Asaph.)