Abiasaph in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
a-bi'-a-saf, ab-i-a'-saf ('abhi-'acaph, "my father has
gathered"): A descendant of Kohath the son of Levi (Ex 6:24; 1
Ch 6:23,37 (8,22); 9:19). In Chronicles the name is 'ebh-
yacaph, which seems to be a mere variant spelling. The
Samaritan version has the same form in Exodus. The list in
Exodus terminates with Abiasaph, who is to be regarded as the
contemporary of Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron. The two lists
in 1 Ch 6 lead up to the prophet Samuel and the singing
companies which David is said to have organized. The list in 1
Ch 9 leads up to the Korahite porters of the time of Nehemiah.
Apparently all the lists intentionally omit names, just names
enough being given in each to indicate the line.
Willis J. Beecher