As'sir (Heb. Assir', אִסִּיר, prisoner), the name of two or three men.
1. (Sept. Α᾿σείρ v. r. Α᾿σήρ.) A son of Korah (of the Kohathite Levites), father (brother) of Elkanah, and grandfather (brother) of Abiasaph (q.v.) or Ebia.' saph (Ex 6:24; 1Ch 6:22). B.C. cir. 1740.
2. (Sept. Α᾿σείρ v. r. Ι᾿σσαάρ or Ι᾿σαάρ and Ασήρ.) A great-grandson of the preceding, and father of Tahath (1Ch 6:23,37). B.C. cir. 1620. See SAMUEL. There is some suspicion, however, that the name here has crept in by repetition from the preceding (see Jour. of Sac. Lit. Apr. 1852, p. 200; comp. Bertheau, Comment. in .loc.).
3. "Assir" (אִסִּר, Sept. Α᾿σείρ v. r. Α᾿σίρ) occurs (1Ch 3:17) as the name of a son of Jeconiah the king, but it is more likely an appellative, referring to the captivity of that prince at Babylon (see Strong's Harmony and Exposition of the Gospels, note 1, at the close of § 9). SEE JEHOIACHIN.