Asaph

Asaph (Ay´saf; Heb., “collector”)

1 The father of the Joah who was recorder in the court of King Hezekiah of Judah (727–698 BCE; 2Kgs 18:18). 2 A musician who was among those whom David appointed to oversee music in worship (1Chr 6:39) and who sang at the dedication of Solomon’s Temple (2Chr 5:12). A number of psalms were also attributed to him (Ps 50; Ps 73-83). 3 A Levite whose descendants lived in Judah after the exile (1Chr 9:15). 4 A Levite whose descendants served as gatekeepers in the Temple (1Chr 26:1). 5 The keeper of the forests of King Artaxerxes of Persia, who was commanded by royal letter to furnish timber for Nehemiah’s restoration of the Temple (mid to late sixth century BCE).

2Kgs 18:18

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1Chr 6:39

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2Chr 5:12

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Ps 50

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Ps 73-83

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1Chr 9:15

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1Chr 26:1

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