10 million Ukrainians without power because of Russia. Help us purchase electrical generators for churches.Consider helping today!
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ay' ssaf) Personal name meaning, “he collected.” 1. Father of court official under King Hezekiah (715-686 B.C.), who in sadness reported the threats of Assyria to the king (2 Kings 18:1
. Levite musician David appointed to serve in the tabernacle until the Temple was completed (1 Chronicles 6:39
). Asaph was the father of the clan of Temple musicians who served through the history of the Temple. A member of the clan was among the first to return from Exile in 537 B.C. (1 Chronicles 9:15
). Part of the musical responsibility included sounding the cymbal (1 Chronicles 15:19
). David established the tradition of delivering psalms to Asaph for the Temple singers to sing (1 Chronicles 16:7
). Asaph and the singers ministered daily (1 Chronicles 16:37
). Their musical service could be called “prophesying” (1 Chronicles 25:1-7
). Descendants of Asaph delivered prophetic messages under God's Spirit (2 Chronicles 20:14-19
). Later generations sang the songs of Asaph “the seer” (2 Chronicles 29:30
). Psalm 50:1
, Psalm 73-83
are titled “Psalms of Asaph” or similar titles. This may refer to authorship, the singers who used the Psalms in worship, or to a special collection of Psalms. See Psalm 73-83
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Asaph'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/a/asaph.html. 1991.