Asaph, Son of Berechiah (אָסָ֖ף בֶּן־בֶּֽרֶכְיָ֑הוּ, asaph ben-berekhyahu). A Levitical music leader and seer in David’s day (1 Chr 15:17, 19; 16:4–7; 2 Chr 29:30). Psalms50 and 73–83 are affiliated with him, and his descendants were music leaders in the first and second Jerusalem Temple.
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,
Asaph. 1. Berechiah’s son, an important tabernacle musician during King David’s reign (1 Chr 6:31, 32, 39). Along with Heman the head singer and Ethan, Asaph was appointed to sound bronze cymbals during the ceremony when the ark was brought to the new tabernacle (1 Chr 15:1–19). David appointed Asaph
ASAPH1. Berechiah’s son, an important tabernacle musician during King David’s reign (1 Chr 6:31–32, 39). Along with Heman, the head singer, and Ethan, Asaph was appointed to sound bronze cymbals during the ceremony when the ark was brought to the new tabernacle (1 Chr 15:1–19). David appointed Asaph
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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.
ASAPH1. Asaph the son of Berachiah, a Levite, is the most prominent of this name in the Bible. An outstanding musician in the days of David, he was appointed along with another Levite, Heman, as minister of music in the center of worship in Jerusalem (1 Chr 6:39; 15:17, 19; 16:5, 7, 37; 25:1–2, 6–9).
ASAPH (Heb. ’āsāp̱). 1. A descendant of Gershom, son of Levi (1 Ch. 6:39); nominated by the chief Levites as a leading singer, using cymbals, when the ark was brought to Jerusalem (1 Ch. 15:17, 19). David made him leader of the choral worship (16:4–5). The ‘sons of Asaph’ remained the senior family
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
ASAPH The eponymous ancestor of the “sons of Asaph,” the Levitical guild of singers. A member of the clan of Gershom and the son of Berechiah, Asaph was named with Heman and Jeduthun by David to be the ones “who should prophesy with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals” (1 Chr 25:2); they were thus in
A´saph (collector of the people).1. A Levite, son of Berechiah, one of the leaders of David’s choir. 1 Chron. 6:39. Psalms 50 and 73–83 are attributed to him; and he was in after times celebrated as a seer as well as a musical composer. 2 Chron. 29:30; Neh. 12:46. (b.c. 1050.)2. The father or ancestor