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Ethan (singer)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ethan, Son of Kushaiah
Ethan, Son of Kushaiah (אֵיתָן‎, eithan). One of the temple singers whom David appointed (1 Chr 15:17, 19).
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 (singer)
2. A son of Kishi or of Kushaiah, of the Merari branch of the Levites; and, along with Heman and Asaph, placed by David over the service of song (1 Ch. 6:44 [MT 29]; 15:17, 19). See Jeduthun.
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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Kushaiah Father
Abdi Grandfather
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