A’saph (collector of the people).
1. A Levite, son of Berechiah, one of the leaders of David’s choir. 1 Chron. 6:39. Psalms 50 and 73-83 are attributed to him; and he was in after times celebrated as a seer as well as a musical composer. 2 Chron. 29:30; Neh. 12:46. (b.c. 1050.)
3. The keeper of the royal forest or “paradise” of Artaxerxes, Neh. 2:8; a Jew, in high office at the court of Persia. (b.c. 536.)