Ethan [N] [E] [H]
- Ethan the Ezrahite, one of the four sons of Mahol, whose wisdom was excelled by Solomon. ( 1 Kings 4:31 ; 1 Chronicles 2:6 ) His name is in the title of ( Psalms 89:1 )
- Son of Kishi or Kushaiah; a Merarite Levite, head of that family in the time of King David, ( 1 Chronicles 6:44 ) and spoken of as a "singer." With Heman and Asaph, the heads of the other two families of Levites, Ethan was appointed to sound with cymbals. ( 1 Chronicles 15:17 1 Chronicles 15:19 )
- A Gershonite Levite, one of the ancestors of Asaph the singer. ( 1 Chronicles 6:42 ) Hebr 27. (B.C. 1420.)
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ethan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.