Asaph (son of Abijah)
Asaph (an ancestor of Jesus) • Asaph (father of Jehoshaphat)
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.
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Asa.—Son and successor of Abia, king of Juda (944–904 b.c.). Restored the worship of the true God, conquered the Moabites and Ethiopians. He united with the king of Syria against the kingdom of Israel, and imprisoned the Prophet Ananias, who reproached him for that alliance; but he repented and reigned
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
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