Mattenai [N]

(gift of Jehovah ), a contraction of Mattaniah.

  1. Two Israelites who divorced their Gentile wives after the return from the Babylonish captivity. ( Ezra 10:33 Ezra 10:37 ) (B.C. 469.)
  2. A priest, son of Joiarib, in the time of Joiakim. ( Nehemiah 12:19 ) (B.C. after 536.)

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

Bibliography Information

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


mat-e-na'-i, mat'-e-ni (mattenay, "liberal"):

(1) (2) Two who married foreign wives, one a son of Hashum (Ezra 10:33; in 1 Esdras 9:33 "Altanneus"); the other a son of Bani (Ezra 10:37).

(3) A priest in the days of Joiakim son of Jeshua (Nehemiah 12:19), representing the house of Joiarib.

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