Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Asaph : convener, or collector.

  1. A Levite; one of the leaders of David's choir (1 Chronicles 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 Chronicles 29:30). The "sons of Asaph," mentioned in 1 Chronicles 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 (Nehemiah 2:8).
Related Resources
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary