Mattaniah

Mattaniah [N] [H] [S]

gift of Jehovah.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mattaniah [N] [E] [S]

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

    Mattaniah [N] [E] [H]

    (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 Nehemiah 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 Ezras 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 1 Chronicles 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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    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mattaniah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    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 (2 Kings 24:17).

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

    (3) May be the same as (2), though in 2 Chronicles 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).

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

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

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

    (c) the Matthanias of 1 Esdras 9:31 (Ezra 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 (Ezra 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 (Nehemiah 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 (1 Chronicles 25:4,5). He was head of the 9th division of the 12 Levites (1 Chronicles 25:16), who were proficient in the Songs of Yahweh (1 Chronicles 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 (2 Chronicles 29:13).

    Henry Wallace


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