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Ethan

Ethan [N] [H] [S]

firm.

  • "The Ezrahite," distinguished for his wisdom ( 1 Kings 4:31 ). He is named as the author of the 89th Psalm. He was of the tribe of Levi.

  • A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the leaders of the temple music ( 1 Chronicles 6:44 ; 1 Chronicles 15:17 1 Chronicles 15:19 ). He was probably the same as Jeduthun. He is supposed by some to be the same also as (1).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Ethan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Ethan [N] [E] [S]

    strong; the gift of the island
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Ethan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Ethan [N] [E] [H]

    (enduring ).

    1. 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 )
    2. 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 )
    3. 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 Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ethan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ETHAN

    e'-than ('ethan, "firm," "enduring"; Gaithan):

    (1) A wise man with whom Solomon is compared (1 Kings 4:31). Called there "Ethan the Ezrahite," to whom the title of Psalms 89 ascribes the authorship of that poem.

    (2) A "son of Kishi," or "Kishaiah," of the Merari branch of the Levites, and, along with Heman and Asaph, placed by David over the service of song (1 Chronicles 6:44; 15:17,19).

    See JEDUTHUN.

    (3) An ancestor of Asaph of the Gershomite branch of the Levites (1 Chronicles 6:42).


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ETHAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.