a-sa'-ya ([`asayah], "Yahweh has made," written Asahiah twice in the King James Version (2 Kings 22:12,14)):

(1) A Levite of the family of Merari, and one of those who helped bring the ark from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 6:30; 15:6,11).

(2) A leading man of the tribe of Simeon. He was in the incursion which attacked and dispossessed the \MEUNIM\ (which see), or the shepherd people, in the valley of Gedor (1 Chronicles 4:36).

(3) An officer of Josiah sent to Huldah the prophetess for advice regarding the law book found by Hilkiah (2 Kings 22:12,14; see ASAHIAH).

(4) A Shilonite resident of Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 9:5). He is called Maaseiah in Nehemiah 11:5.

W. W. Davis

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ASAIAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.