Asahel [N] [E] [H]

(made by God ).

  1. Nephew of David, being the youngest son of his sister Zeruiah. He was celebrated for his swiftness of foot. When fighting under his brother Joab at Gibeon, he pursued Abner, who was obliged to kill him in self-defence. ( 2 Samuel 2:18 ) ff. [ABNER] (B.C. 1050.)
  2. One of the Levites in the reign of Jehoshaphat, who went throughout the cities of Judah to instruct the people in the knowledge of the law. ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ) (B.C. 910.)
  3. A Levite in the reign of Hezekiah, who had charge of the tithes and dedicated things in the temple. ( 2 Chronicles 31:13 ) (B.C. 927.)
  4. A priest, father of Jonathan, in the time of Ezra. ( Ezra 10:15 ) He is called AZAEL in 1Esd 9:14. (B.C. before 459.)

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Asahel'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.
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