Asiel

A'siel, the name of two men.

1. (Heb. Asiel/, עֲשִׂיאֵל, created by God; Sept. Α᾿σιήλ.) The father of Seraiah, and progenitor of one of the Simeonite chiefs that expelled the Hamite aboriaines from the fertile valleys near Gedor in the time of Hezekiah (1Ch 4:35). B.C. ante 712.

2. (Vulg. Asiel, for the Greek text is not extant.) The last named of the five scribes whom the divine voice is represented, in the fanciful vision of 2 Esdr. 14:24, as directing Ezra to bring for the purpose of recording the revelation about to be communicated to him.

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See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

 
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