Asp, Matthias a Swedish theologian and philologist, was born May 14, 1696. He studied at Lund and at Upsal, and was made master of arts in 1716. After having travelled in Holland, England, France, and Germany, he obtained, on his return to Upsal, the chair of Greek and Hebrew, which he exchanged in 1737 for that of theology. He died July 8, 1763. He wrote, Disputationes de Homero (Upsal. 1714):-De Ordine et Prcerogativa Facultatum Mentis (1715) :-De Templo Cathedrali Lincopiensi (1732):-De Usu A rchceologice Romance in Sacris (1735) :-De Suderkopia (1736). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.