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Asahel


As’ahel (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 Sam. 2:18ff. [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 Chron. 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 Chron. 31:13. (b.c. 927.)

4. A priest, father of Jonathan, in the time of Ezra. Ezra 10:15. He is called Azael in 1 Esd. 9:14. (b.c. before 459.)