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Asiel

ASIEL (ā’sĭ-ĕl, God is maker). A Simeonite, mentioned only in 1Chr.4.35 as a prince in his family.


ASIEL ăs’ ĭ əl (עֲשִׂיאֵֽל ; ̓Ασιήλ). 1. Great-grandfather of Jehu, a Simeonite prince mentioned as sharing Judah’s inheritance (1 Chron 4:35; Josh 19:9).

2. One of five writers employed by Ezra to transcribe the law (2 Esd 14:24).

3. An ancestor of Tobit (Tobit 1:1); a Naphtalite.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

a’-si-el, as’-i-el (Asiel; the King James Version Asael (Tobit 1:1)):

(1) Grandfather of Jehu, one of the Simeonite "princes" mentioned in 1Ch 4:35 as sharing Judah’s inheritance (see Jos 19:9).

(2) A swift writer engaged by Ezra to transcribe the law (2 Esdras 14:24).

(3) An ancestor of Tobit (Tobit 1:1). Compare Jahzeel or Jahziel (Ge 46:24).

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