We are in a grouping of Psalms that are attributed to Asaph and not David. There is not a lot we know about Asaph, but here is what I have been able to find out about him.
•He was a Levite, part of the priestly class.
•He was one of the leaders of David's choir (1 Chr. 6:39).
•Psalms 50 and 73-83 inclusive are attributed to him.
•He is mentioned along with David as skilled in music, and a “seer” (2 Chr. 29:30).
•The “sons of Asaph,” mentioned in 1 Chr. 25:1, 2 Chr. 20:14, and Ezra 2:41, were his descendants, or more probably a class of poets or singers who recognized him as their master.
If you do a Google search, you will discover an Asaph Music School an Asaph Music Company and a half a dozen other Asaph related ministries.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.