Asaph (Temple Manager)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asaph the Manager
Asaph the Manager (אָסָף‎, asaph). Manager of Artaxerxes’ forests (Neh 2:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asaph (Person)
ASAPH (PERSON) [Heb ʾāsāp (אָסָף)]. ASAPHITE. Three individuals in the OT bear the name Asaph (see also 4. below). In addition, this name occurs in the inscription lʾsp on a seal from Megiddo which has been variously dated to the 8th or 7th century b.c.e. (Diringer 1934: 168–69).1. Son of Berechiah,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asaph (ay´saf; Heb., “collector”).1 The father of the Joah who was recorder in the court of King Hezekiah of Judah (715–687/6 bce; 2 Kings 18:18).2 A musician who was among those whom David appointed to oversee music in worship (1 Chron. 6:39) and who sang at the dedication of Solomon’s temple (2 Chron.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asaph (Heb. ʾāsāp̱)1. The father of Joah, state recorder or “herald” for King Hezekiah (2 Kgs. 18:18, 37 = Isa. 36:3, 22) and one of three officials who met with the Assyrians during the siege of Jerusalem.2. Son of Berechiah the Levite; eponymous ancestor of one of the prominent guilds of singers
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Asaph [Ay-saf](Hebrew origin: Collector)(2 Kings 18:18). 8th century b.c. His son Joah, a high official in the palace of King Hezekiah, was a member of a three-man delegation sent by the king to talk to the commanders of the Assyrian army laying siege to Jerusalem. The men returned to the king with
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Aʹsaph [assembler], the name of three persons.1. A Levite of the family of Gershom, son of Berachiah (1 Chron. 6:39; 15:17), eminent as a musician, and appointed by David to preside over the sacred choral services which he organized (1 Chron. 16:5). The office appears to have been hereditary, for his
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Asaph [ā-suf] (עספ, “[God Has] Gathered”) (1) the father of Joah (4) (2 Kings 18:18) (2) the eponymous ancestor of the “Sons of Asaph,” musicians in the temple (1 Chron. 25:1) (3) unknown man mentioned in 1 Chron. 26:1, not believed to be Asaph (2) (4) the “keeper of the king’s forest,” responsible
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASAPH ay´saf [אָסָףʾasaf; ἀσάφ Asaph]. 1. A Levite son of BERECHIAH from the GERSHOM clan (1 Chr 6:39 [Heb. 6:24]; 15:17). Asaph and his descendants became influential musicians in the religious life of Israel. He was appointed by David to serve with HEMAN and JEDUTHUN as the chief musicians of the