Ebiasaph (I-bi´uh-saf; Heb., “my father has gathered”; more properly Abiasaph, Exod. 6:24)

The name of three Levites in the genealogical lists. 1 The son of Korah through Izhar and either the father (1Chr 6:23) or the brother (Exod 6:24) of Assir. 2 The son of Elkanah and great-grandson of a second Korah through Uzziel (1Chr 6:37), also the father of Assir. Because of the repetition of names in these lists it is possible that they have been disordered through scribal errors and that these two are the same person. 3 A Levite, the son of Korah and the father of Shallum, the chief gatekeeper of the Levites (1Chr 9:19; also called Asaph, (1Chr 26:1). Some scholars understand this passage (1Chr 9:17-27) to be a postexilic record (corresponding to Neh 11:1-19); however, other scholars see at least part of this chapter to be adapted from a record of preexilic Israel, an introduction to the narratives of Saul and David that follow. If it is preexilic, this Ebiasaph may be identified with the first two above; otherwise, he is a much later descendant of the clan of Korah.

1Chr 6:23

23Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,

Exod 6:24

24The sons of Korah: Assir, Elkanah, and Abiasaph; these are the families of the Korahites.

1Chr 6:37

37son of Tahath, son of Assir, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah,

1Chr 9:19

19Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his kindred of his ancestral house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, guardian ... View more

1Chr 26:1

The Gatekeepers
1As for the divisions of the gatekeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

1Chr 9:17-27

17The gatekeepers were: Shallum, Akkub, Talmon, Ahiman; and their kindred Shallum was the chief,18stationed previously in the king's gate on the east side. Thes ... View more

Neh 11:1-19

Population of the City Increased
1Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem; and the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in the ... View more

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