Asaah

Asa''ah (Heb. Asayah', עֲשָׂיָה, constituted by Jehavxh; Sspt. Α᾿σαϊvα or Α᾿σαϊvας v. r. Α᾿σά in 1Ch 1:5), the name of four men.

1. The son of Haaiah (1Ch 6:30) and chief of the 220 Levites of the family of Merari, appointed by David to remove the ark of the covenant from the house of Obed-edom, and afterward to take charge of the singing exercises (1Ch 15:6,11). B.C. cir. 1043.

2. The head of one of the families of the tribe of Simeon, mentioned in 1Ch 4:36, as dispossessing the descendants of Ham from the rich pastures near Gador in the time of Hezekiah, B.C. cir. 712.

Bible concordance for ASAIAH.

3. A servant of Josiah, sent with others to consult the prophetess Huldah concerning the book of the law found in the Temple (2Ki 22:12,14 [where the name is less correctly Anglicized "Asahiah"]; 2Ch 34:20). B.C. 623.

4. The "first-born" of the Shilonites (q.v.) who returned to Jerusalem after the captivity (1Ch 9:5). B.C. 536. SEE MAASEIAH 9.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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