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Mattaniah


Mattani’ah (gift of Jehovah).

1. The original name of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne. 2 Kings 24:17.

2. A Levite singer of the sons of Asaph. 1 Chron. 9:15. He was leader of the temple choir after its restoration, Neh. 11:17; 12:8, in the time of Nehemiah, and took part in the musical service which accompanied the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem. Neh. 12:25, 35.

3. A descendant of Asaph, and ancestor of Jahaziel the Levite, in the reign of Jehoshaphat. 2 Chron. 20:14.

4. One of the sons of Elam. Ezra 10:26.

5. One of the sons of Zattu. Ezra 10:27.

6. A descendant of Pahath-moab, Ezra 10:30, and

7. One of the sons of Bani, Ezra 10:37, who all put away their foreign wives at Ezra’s command.

8. A Levite, father of Zaccur and ancestor of Hanan the under-treasurer who had charge of the offerings for the Levites in the time of Nehemiah. Neh. 13:13.

9. One of the fourteen sons of Heman, whose office it was to blow the horns in the temple service as appointed by David. 1 Chron. 25:4, 16.

10. A descendant of Asaph the Levite minstrel, who assisted in the purification of the temple in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chron. 29:13.