Definitions of Asaph

  1. convener, or collector. 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 1Chr 1 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. convener, or collector. The " recorder" in the time of Hezekiah ( 2 Kings 18:18 2 Kings 18:37 ).
  3. convener, or collector. 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 ). These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[ N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. " Entry for Asaph". " Easton's Bible Dictionary". .
  4. ( collector of the people ). 1. A Levite, son of Berechiah, one of the leaders of Davids 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 2 Kings 18:37 ; Isaiah 36:3 Isaiah 36:22 ) 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.
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