d.600?. Welsh bishop. Little is known about him. He was possibly descended from an important N Welsh family, and was related to Saints Deiniol and Tysilio. He apparently became bishop and abbot of Llanalwy (Denbighshire) and later established a monastery at Llanasa (Flintshire) which was renamed St. Asaph by the Normans when they erected a diocese in the area.
2. An Asaph was the father of Hezekiah’s recorder, Joah (
3. An officer under Artaxerxes Longimanus of Persia (465-445 b.c.) bore the name of Asaph. He is designated as the keeper of the king’s forest in Pal. (
4. The reading Asaph in
The best Gr. reading is Asaph instead of Asa (
Koehler-Baumgartner, Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros (1950), 73; B. T. Dahlberg, “Asaph,” IDB, I (1962), 244, 245; J. P. U. Lilley, “Asaph,” New Bible Dictionary (1962), 94; “Asaph,” Zondervan Pictorial Bible Dictionary (1963), 75.