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asaph


asaph


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Asaph 
  convener,  or  collector.  (1.)  A  Levite;  one  of  the  leaders  of 
  David's  choir  (1  Chr.  6:39).  Psalms  50  and  73-83  inclusive  are 
  attributed  to  him  He  is  mentioned  along  with  David  as  skilled 
  in  music,  and  a  seer"  (2  Chr.  29:30).  The  "sons  of  Asaph," 
  mentioned  in  1  Chr.  25:1,  2  Chr.  20:14,  and  Ezra  2:41,  were  his 
  descendants,  or  more  probably  a  class  of  poets  or  singers  who 
  recognized  him  as  their  master. 
 
  (2.)  The  recorder"  in  the  time  of  Hezekiah  (2  Kings  18:18, 
  37). 
 
  (3.)  The  "keeper  of  the  king's  forest,"  to  whom  Nehemiah 
  requested  from  Artaxerxes  a  letter"  that  he  might  give  him 
  timber  for  the  temple  at  Jerusalem  (Neh.  2:8). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Asaph,  who  gathers  together