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E’than (enduring).

1. Ethan the Ezrahite, one of the four sons of Mahol, whose wisdom was excelled by Solomon. 1 Kings 4:31; 1 Chron. 2:6. His name is in the title of Ps. 89.

2. Son of Kishi or Kushaiah; a Merarite Levite, head of that family in the time of King David, 1 Chron. 6:44, and spoken of as a “singer.” With Heman and Asaph, the heads of the other two families of Levites, Ethan was appointed to sound with cymbals. 1 Chron. 15:17, 19. (b.c. 1014.)

3. A Gershonite Levite, one of the ancestors of Asaph the singer. 1 Chron. 6:42; Heb. 27. (b.c. 1420.)