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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Asaph

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Asaph (â'saf), collector. 1. The father of Joan, recorder to King Hezekiah. 2 Kings 18:18; 2 Kings 18:37; Isaiah 36:3; Isaiah 22:2. A Levite musician, one of the leaders of the singers in the reign of David. 1 Chronicles 6:39. He is called a "seer," and is said to have composed several of the Psalms; of which 50, 73, 83 are in the titles attributed to him; several of these must, however, be of later date than the times of David. His descendants, or a school of musicians founded by him, are called sons of Asaph; and some of these returned from captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:41; Nehemiah 7:44. We often find Asaph spoken of in later ages with distinction. 2 Chronicles 29:30; Nehemiah 12:46. 3. The keeper of the king's forest to Artaxerxes. Nehemiah 2:8. 4. A Levite. Nehemiah 11:17.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Asaph'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/a/asaph.html. 1893.

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