ASARELAH or ASHARELAH:
One of the Asaphites appointed by David to the Temple service, according to I Chron. xxv. 2). In verse 14 the same personage appears as "Jesharelah." The readings "Asarelah" and "Jesarelah" (with s) seem preferable. The variation in the initial syllable has a parallel in "Jesse," usually written "Yishai" (), but which appears once as "Ishai" (, I Chron. ii. 13). The name itself may be a distortion of Israel plus an emphatic ending "â." See Kittel's note in "S. B. O. T." to Chron. iv. 16.