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Ethan (descendant of Judah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ethan, Son of Zerah
Ethan, Son of Zerah (אֵיתָן‎, eithan). Grandson of Judah by Tamar (1 Chr 2:6–8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ethan (Person)
ETHAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾêtān (אֵיתָן‎)]. 1. The son of Zerah, Judah’s second son by his daughter-in-law Tamar (1 Chr 2:6; Gen 38:30). Ethan was the father of Azariah (1 Chr 2:8). In the MT, 1 Chr 2:8 reads: “The sons of Ethan”; however, only one name is mentioned.2. A wise man whose wisdom was surpassed
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ethan
Ethan. 1. Wise man comparable to Solomon (1 Kgs 4:31) and probably the author of Psalm 89. It is uncertain if he was a contemporary of Solomon.2. Descendant of Judah and son of Zerah (1 Chr 2:6), perhaps the same man as # 1 above. However, they are given different fathers in the two passages.3. Son
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ethan (descendant of Judah)
4. A descendant of Zerah son of Judah, and ancestor of Azariah (1 Ch. 2:6, 8). His link with Heman and Calcol has led some (e.g., KD) to identify him with 1.
Ethan
Ethan ēʹthən [Heb. ʾêṯān—‘firm,’ ‘enduring’; Gk. Haitham, Aitham, Aithan].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ethan
ETHAN1. Wise man comparable to Solomon (1 Kgs 4:31) and probably the author of Psalm 89. It is uncertain whether he was a contemporary of Solomon.2. Descendant of Judah and son of Zerah (1 Chr 2:6), perhaps the same as #1 above. However, they are ascribed different fathers in the two passages.3. Son
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ethan
Ethan (ee´thuhn; Heb., “enduring,” hence “long-lived”).1 A wise “Ezrahite” (meaning uncertain) credited with Ps. 89 (see 1 Kings 4:31).2 Grandson of Judah and Tamar through the line of Perez (1 Chron. 2:6–8).3 A levitical musician from the Merarites in the time of David, possibly to be identified
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ethan
ETHAN1. A son of Zerah, Judah’s son by Tamar, He was the father of Azariah (1 Chr 2:6, 8).2. An Ezrahite of the tribe of Judah, known for his great wisdom (1 Kgs 4:31) and mentioned in the title of Ps 89.3. A Levite of the household of Merari (1 Chr 6:44, 47; 15:17, 19) appointed as one of the temple
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ethan
ETHAN (Heb. ’êṯān, ‘enduring’, ‘ancient’). A wise man in the time of Solomon, known as ‘the Ezrahite’, of the line of Judah, referred to in 1 Ki. 4:31, in the title of Ps. 89, and perhaps in 1 Ch. 2:6 if ‘Zerah’ is regarded as a form of ‘Ezrah’.Two other men called Ethan are mentioned briefly—in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ethan
Ethan (Heb. ʾêṯān)1. A famous sage, one of the sons of Mahol (an orchestral guild?) and brother of Heman, Calcol, and Darda, whose wisdom was surpassed by Solomon’s (1 Kgs. 4:31 [MT 5:11]). He is called “the Ezrahite” (Heb. haʾezrāḥɩ̂; cf. Ps. 89 superscription[1], possibly designating a member
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ethan
ETHAN The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Zerah (1 Chr 2:6; Gen 38:30). He was the father of Azariah (1 Chr 2:8).2. Called the Ezrahite, a wise man whose wisdom was so great that it was surpassed only by Solomon’s (1 Kgs 5:11).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ethan
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
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Zabdi Brother
Meshezabel Brother
Dara Brother
Azariah Son
Judah Grandfather
Tamar Grandmother
Perez Uncle
Hezron Cousin
Er Uncle
Onan Uncle
Shelah Uncle
Hamul Cousin
Carmi Nephew
Shobal Uncle
Er Cousin
Saraph Cousin
Pethahiah Nephew
Reaiah Cousin
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