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HEBREW: 6222 hyse `Asayah
NAVE: Asaiah
Asa | Asadias | Asael | Asahel | Asahiah | Asaiah | Asana | Asaph | Asaph, Sons Of | Asara | Asaramel


In Bible versions:

King Josiah's servant
head of a large influential family of Simeon in Hezekiah's time
son of Haggiah the Levite
a man (Shelah Judah) who returned from exile with his family
chief of the sons of Merari the Levite under David

the Lord hath wrought


Strongs #06222: hyse `Asayah

Asaiah or Asahiah = "made by Jehovah"

1) a prince of the tribe of Simeon in the time of king Hezekiah of Judah
2) a servant of king Josiah of Judah
3) a Merarite Levite, chief of his family, in the time of David

6222 `Asayah aw-saw-yaw'

from 6213 and 3050; Jah has made; Asajah, the name of three
or four Israelites:-Asaiah.
see HEBREW for 06213
see HEBREW for 03050

Asaiah [NAVE]

1. A descendant of Simeon, 1 Chr. 4:36.
2. A Levite, 1 Chr. 6:30.
Probably identical with a man of same name mentioned in 1 Chr. 15:6, 11.
3. A Shilonite, 1 Chr. 9:5.


(the Lord hath made).
  1. A prince of one of the families of the Simeonites in the reign of Hezekiah. (1 Chronicles 4:36) (B.C. 910.)
  2. A Levite in the reign of David, chief of the family of Merari. (1 Chronicles 6:30) With 120 of his brethren he took part in bringing the ark from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David. (1 Chronicles 15:6,11)
  3. The first-born of "the Shilonite," from Shiloni, (1 Chronicles 9:5) who with his family dwelt in Jerusalem after the return from Babylon. (B.C. 536.) In (Nehemiah 11:5) he is called MAASEIAH.
  4. (2 Chronicles 34:20) [ASAHIAH]


ASAIAH - a-sa'-ya ([`asayah], "Yahweh has made," written Asahiah twice in the King James Version (2 Ki 22:12,14)):

(1) A Levite of the family of Merari, and one of those who helped bring the ark from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem (1 Ch 6:30; 15:6,11).

(2) A leading man of the tribe of Simeon. He was in the incursion which attacked and dispossessed the MEUNIM (which see), or the shepherd people, in the valley of Gedor (1 Ch 4:36).

(3) An officer of Josiah sent to Huldah the prophetess for advice regarding the law book found by Hilkiah (2 Ki 22:12,14; see ASAHIAH).

(4) A Shilonite resident of Jerusalem (1 Ch 9:5). He is called Maaseiah in Neh 11:5.

W. W. Davis

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