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Abiasaph meaning

אביאסף
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🔼The name Abiasaph in the Bible

The name Abiasaph occurs just once in the Bible. In Exodus 6:24 Abiasaph is mentioned among the sons of Korah, son of Izhar, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Jacob. In 1 Chronicles 6:23 this genealogy occurs again but with slightly different names. Abiasaph is here, and in 1 Chronicles 9:19, called Ebiasaph (אביסף), which is generally considered to be the same name (although it lacks the central א).

🔼Etymology of the name Abiasaph

The name Abiasaph consists of two parts. The first element is the same as the name Abi, which occurs only as a feminine name in the Bible. It comes, however, from a word that's used most frequently as element of names, namely אב (ab), meaning father:

The word ab postfixed by the letter yod means either my father, or father of.

The second element of the name Abiasaph comes from the verb אסף (asap), meaning to gather or collect:

🔼Abiasaph meaning

For a meaning of the name Abiasaph, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Father Gathers. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Father Of Gathering. And BDB Theological Dictionary has My Father Has Gathered.

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