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Smith's Bible Dictionary

a'Saph

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(collector of the people ).
  1. A Levite, son of Berechiah, one of the leaders of David's choir. (1 Chronicles 6:39 ) Psalm 50,73-83 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 1,2.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'a'Saph'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/sbd/a/asaph.html. 1901.

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