Name: Asaph

Origin and Meaning of the Name Asaph

  • Meaning:
    God accumulated; He gathered; gatherer
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  • Pronunciation:
    (AY sef); (A sef)
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    Itself (Asaph)
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Miscellaneous Info for Asaph

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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
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    Asaph was King David's choir leader and was a talented poet and musician. The "sons of Asaph" mentioned in the bible were likely his descendants or a group of musicians and poets who emulated and followed him. He was the author of twelve Psalms.

    Other biblical figures by the name of Asaph include a recorder in Hezekiah's time, Asaph the father of Joah, and the "Keeper of the forests" of King Artaxerxes.

    There was a saint with this name, and there is also a city of St. Asaph in Wales.

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