Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abiasaph

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Fausset Bible Dictionary: Abiasaph

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("whose father God took away," namely, Korah: Numbers

16. Or else, "the father of gathering, the gatherer".) Head of a family of Korhites (a house of the Kohathites): ; . Possibly Abiasaph may be a distinct person from Ebiasaph; in genealogies generations are often passed over between two persons of the same name. The descendants of Abiasaph, of whom Shallum was chief, were "keepers of the gates of the tabernacle" (; ), and "had the set office over the things made in the pans," in David's time. Compare .