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Asaph (musician)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asaph, Son of Berechiah
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). Psalms 50 and 73–83 are affiliated with him, and his descendants were music leaders in the first and second Jerusalem Temple.
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,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asaph
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asaph (musician)
2. One of David’s three chief musicians, along with Heman and Jeduthun (Ethan), and the reputed author of Pss. 50 and 73–82; the son of Berechiah (1 Ch. 6:39). After the ark was taken to Jerusalem (15:16–19), he conducted with cymbals the music performed in the tent of the ark (16:5, 7, 37). Heman and
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asaph
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.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Asaph
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).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Asaph
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asaph
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Asaph
Asaph [āˊsăf] (Heb. ˒āsāp̱, possibly “[the Lord] has gathered for himself”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Asaph
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Asaph
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
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Relatives
Berechiah Father
Joseph Son
Zaccur Son
Nethaniah Son
Asharelah Son
Micha Grandson
Nethanel Relative
Kore Relative
Shimea Grandfather
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