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Asaph

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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Convener, or collector.
  • A Levite; one of the leaders of David's choir (1 Chronicles 6:39 ). Psalm 50,73-83 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.

  • The "recorder" in the time of Hezekiah (2 Kings 18:18,37 ).

  • 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 ).

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Asaph'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ebd/​a/asaph.html. 1897.
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