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Musician, Chief

Musician, Chief

(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 ).

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.

Bibliography Information

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