Asaph

Asaph Scripture - Nehemiah 2:8

And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which [appertained] to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me....

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Asaph Scripture - Psalms 75:1

Asaph.> Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, [unto thee] do we give thanks: for [that] thy name is near thy wondrous works declare....

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Asaph Scripture - Ezra 3:10

And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel....

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Asaph in Wikipedia

also refers to four men from the Old Testament: Asaph, the father of Joah (2 Kings 18:18, 37) Asaph, son of Berachiah the Gershonite (2 Chronicles 20:14) Asaph, a Levite descendant of Kohath (1 Chr. 26:1) Asaph, the keeper of the king's forest under the Persian king Artaxerxes I Longimanus (Nehemiah 2:8) (The Asaph mentioned in the Old Teastament ...

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Asaph in Easton's Bible Dictionary

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 ...

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Asaph in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("assembler".) 1. A Levite, son of Berachiah; one of David's choir leaders (1 Chronicles 6:39). An inspired seer, as well as a composer of music (2 Chronicles 29:30; Nehemiah 12:46). "The sons of Asaph" were poets and musical composers of the school founded by him; as Heman and Jeduthun also were heads of schools of sacred inspired music. 1 ...

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Asaph in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

a'-saf ('acaph): Is the name of three men in the Old Testament, of whom one is the reputed author of Psalms 50 and 73 through 83. He was one of David's three chief musicians, the other two being Heman, and Ethan or Jeduthun, and we first hear of him when the ark was taken to Jerusalem (1 Ch 15:16- 19). He conducted with cymbals the music perfor...

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Asaph in Naves Topical Bible

1. Father of Joah 2Ki 18:18; Isa 36:3,22 -2. Son of Berachiah. One of the three leaders of music in David's organization of the tabernacle service 1Ch 15:16-19; 16:5-7; 25:1-9; 2Ch 5:12; 35:15; Ne 12:46 Apointed to sound the cymbals in the temple choir 1Ch 15:17,19; 16:5,7 A composer of sacred lyrics 2Ch 29:13-30 See titles of Ps 50; 73;...

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Asaph in Smiths Bible Dictionary

(collector of the people). 1. A Levite, son of Berechiah, one of the leaders of David's choir. 1Ch 6:39 Psalms 50 and 73-83 are attributed to him; and he was in after times celebrated as a seer as well as a musical composer. 2Ch 29:30; Ne 12:46 (B.C. 1050.) 2. The father or ancestor of Joah, the chronicler to the kingdom of Judah in the reign...

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