e'-than ('ethan, "firm," "enduring"; Gaithan):

(1) A wise man with whom Solomon is compared (1 Kings 4:31). Called there "Ethan the Ezrahite," to whom the title of Psalms 89 ascribes the authorship of that poem.

(2) A "son of Kishi," or "Kishaiah," of the Merari branch of the Levites, and, along with Heman and Asaph, placed by David over the service of song (1 Chronicles 6:44; 15:17,19).


(3) An ancestor of Asaph of the Gershomite branch of the Levites (1 Chronicles 6:42).

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