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Dictionaries :: Mattaniah

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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Mattaniah:

gift of Jehovah. (1.) A Levite, son of Heman, the chief of the ninth class of temple singers (1Ch 25:4,16).

(2.) A Levite who assisted in purifying the temple at the reformation under Hezekiah (2Ch 29:13).

(3.) The original name of Zedekiah (q.v.), the last of the kings of Judah (2Ki 24:17). He was the third son of Josiah, who fell at Megiddo. He succeeded his nephew Jehoiakin.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

Mattaniah:

gift, or hope, of the Lord

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia

Mattaniah:

mat-a-ni'-a (mattanyaha, "gift of Yah"):

(1) King Zedekiah's original name, but changed by Nebuchadnezzar when he made him king over Judah instead of his nephew Jehoiachin (2Ki 24:17).

(2) A descendant of Asaph (1Ch 9:15), leader of the temple choir (Ne 11:17; 12:8). Mentioned among the "porters," keepers of "the storehouses of the gates" (Ne 12:25), and again in Ne 12:35 as among the "priests' sons with trumpets."

(3) May be the same as (2), though in 2Ch 20:14 he is mentioned as an ancestor of that Jahaziel whose inspired words in the midst of the congregation encouraged Jehoshaphat to withstand the invasion of Moab, Ammon and Seir (20:14 ff).

(4-7) Four others who had foreign wives,

(a) the Matthanias of 1 Esdras 9:27 (Ezr 10:26);

(b) the Othonias of 1 Esdras 9:28 (Ezr 10:27);

(c) the Matthanias of 1 Esdras 9:31 (Ezr 10:30);

(d) the fourth of these in 1 Esdras 9:34 the King James Version has had his name blended into that of Mattenai, and the two appear as the composite name Mamnitanemus (Ezr 10:37). He is a son of Bani.

(8) A Levite, father of Zaccur, ancestor of Hanan the under-treasurer of the Levitical offerings under Nehemiah (Ne 13:13).

(9) One of the sons of Heman the singer, whose office it was to blow the horns in the temple-service as David had appointed it (1Ch 25:4,5). He was head of the 9th division of the 12 Levites (1Ch 25:16), who were proficient in the Songs of Yahweh (1Ch 25:7).

(10) One of the sons of Asaph who helped Hezekiah in the fulfilling of his vow to cleanse the house of the Lord (2Ch 29:13).



Written by Henry Wallace

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Mattaniah:

(gift of Jehovah).

(1.) The original name of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne (2 Kings 24:17).

(2.) A Levite singer of the sons of Asaph (1 Chronicles 9:15). He was leader of the temple choir after its restoration (Nehemiah 11:17; 12:8) in the time of Nehemiah, and took part in the musical service which accompanied the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:25; 12:35).

(3.) A descendant of Asaph, and ancestor of Jahaziel the Levite, in the reign of Jehoshaphat (2 Chronicles 20:14).

(4.) One of the sons of Elam (Ezra 10:26).

(5.) One of the sons of Zattu (Ezra 10:27).

(6.) A descendant of Pahath‐moab (Ezra 10:30) and

(7.) One of the sons of Bani (Ezra 10:37) who all put away their foreign wives at Ezra's command.

(8.) A Levite, father of Zaccur and ancestor of Hanan the under‐treasurer who had charge of the offerings for the Levites in the time of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 13:13).

(9.) One of the fourteen sons of Heman, whose office it was to blow the horns in the temple service appointed by David (1 Chronicles 25:4; 25:16).

(10.) A descendant of Asaph the Levite minstrel, who assisted in the purification of the temple in the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:13).

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