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Mahath

Mahath [N] [H] [S]

grasping.

  • A Kohathite Levite, father of Elkanah ( 1 Chronicles 6:35 ).

  • Another Kohathite Levite, of the time of Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 29:12 ).

    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
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Mahath [N] [E] [S]

    same as Maath
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

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

    Mahath [N] [E] [H]

    (grabbing ).

    1. A Zohathite of the house of Korah. ( 1 Chronicles 6:35 )
    2. Also a Kohathite, in the reign of Hezekiah. ( 2 Chronicles 29:12 ; 31:13 )

    [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 'Mahath'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    MAHATH

    ma'-hath (machath, "snatching"; Meth):

    (1) One of the Kohathites having charge of the "service of song" in David's time, son of Amasai (1 Chronicles 6:35). Possibly the same as Ahimoth (1 Chronicles 6:25). He seems also to be the same as the person named in 2 Chronicles 29:12 during Hezekiah's time, though it is probable there is some confusion in the narrative. He is there represented as taking part in the new covenant of Hezekiah and the cleansing of the Lord's house.

    (2) One of the overseers of the temple under Conaniah and Shimei (2 Chronicles 31:13); three passages of Scripture give the name, but it is difficult to individuate these because the genealogy identifies the two first named (1 Chronicles 6:35; 2 Chronicles 29:12), while the chronology seems to divide them--one in David's day, the other in Hezekiah's. It is not, however, impossible to identify the man of 2 Chronicles 29:12 with him of 2 Chronicles 31:13. Possibly the genealogy has been mistakenly repeated in 2 Chronicles 29:12.

    Henry Wallace


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