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Dictionaries :: Mattan

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Mattan:

gift. (1.) A priest of Baal, slain before his altar during the reformation under Jehoiada (2Ki 11:18).

(2.) The son of Eleazar, and father of Jacob, who was the father of Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary (Mat 1:15).

(3.) The father of Shephatiah (Jer 38:1).

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Mattan:

Mattana, Mattenai, gifts; rains

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Mattan:

mat'-an (mattan, "a gift"):

(1) A priest in the house of Baal, slain by Jehoiada before Baal's altar (2Ki 11:18; 2Ch 23:17).

(2) The father of Shephatiah a contemporary and persecutor of Jeremiah (Jer 38:1), one of those who put Jeremiah into Malechiah's dungeon (38:6).



Smith's Bible Dictionary

Mattan:

(a gift).

(1.) The priest of Baal slain before his altars in the idol temple at Jerusalem (2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17). He probably accompanied Athalia from Samaria.

(2.) The father of Shephatiah (Jeremiah 38:1).

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