mat'-an (mattan, "a gift"):

(1) A priest in the house of Baal, slain by Jehoiada before Baal's altar (2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17).

(2) The father of Shephatiah a contemporary and persecutor of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:1), one of those who put Jeremiah into Malechiah's dungeon (38:6).

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