(Heb. menatstseah), the precentor of the Levitical choir or orchestra in the temple, mentioned in the titles of fifty-five psalms, and in Habakkuk 3:19 , Revised Version. The first who held this office was Jeduthun ( 1 Chronicles 16:41 ), and the office appears to have been hereditary. Heman and Asaph were his two colleagues ( 2 Chronicles 35:15 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Musician, Chief". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".