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Jahath (son of Libni)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jahath, Son of Libni
Jahath, Son of Libni (יַחַת‎, yachath). A descendant of Levi and a Gershomite; listed among the temple musicians appointed by David (1 Chr 6:20; 43).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jahath (Person)
JAHATH (PERSON) [Heb yaḥat (יַחַת‎)]. 1. A Judahite, the son of Reaiah and the father of Ahumai and Lahad (1 Chr 4:2). Williamson (1979a: 351–59) has argued that the Judahite genealogy of 1 Chr 4:2–4 reflects a preexilic source, whose beginnings may be detected in 1 Chr 2:50b–52. It should be noted,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jahath
Jahath. 1. Reaiah’s son and the father of Ahumai and Lahad from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:2).2. Gershonite Levite (1 Chr 6:20), appointed by King David to serve as a musician in the temple (v 43).3. Shimei’s son and a descendant of Gershon from Levi’s tribe (1 Chr 23:10, 11).4. Shelomoth’s son from Levi’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jahath
Jahath jāʹhath [Heb. yaḥaṯ, perhaps a shortened form of yaḥteh, yaḥaṯeh—‘he [God] will snatch up’].1. Son of Reaiah, son of Shobal, a descendant of Judah and father of Ahumai and Lahad, the families of the Zorathites (1 Ch. 4:2).A frequent name for a descendant of Levi:2. Son of Libni, son
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jahath
JAHATH1. Reaiah’s son and the father of Ahumai and Lahad, Zorathites from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:2).2. Gershonite Levite (1 Chr 6:20), whose descendant Asaph was appointed by King David to serve as a musician in the temple (v 43).3. A descendant of Shimei, who was a descendant of Gershon from Levi’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jahath
Jahath (jay´hath).1 A Levite, the son of Gershom and father of Shimei (1 Chron. 6:43).2 A Levite, the son of Libni (Ladan) and grandson of Gershom (1 Chron. 6:20); but elsewhere called Jehiel (23:7).3 A Levite, the son of Shimei and grandson of Gershom (1 Chron. 23:10–11).It is possible that the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jahath
JAHATH1. The son of Reaia of the tribe of Judah of father of Ahumai and Lahad (1 Chr 4:2).2. The son of Libni of the Levitical family of Gershom (1 Chr 6:20, 43). In the genealogy of (1 Chr 23:9–11), Jahath is said to be the son of Shimei, Gershom’s second son, but the passage is obscure.3. The son
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jahath
Jahath (Heb. yaḥaṯ)1. A Judahite, the son of Reaiah; ancestor of the Zorahite families Ahumai and Lahad (1 Chr. 4:2).2. A Levite, son of Libni and descendant of Gershom (1 Chr. 6:20, 43 [MT 5, 28]).3. A Levite, grandson of Gershom; chief of the sons of Shimei (1 Chr. 23:10–11).4. A Levite, son
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jahath
Ja´hath (union).1. Son of Libni, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi. 1 Chron. 6:20. (b.c. after 1706.)2. Head of a later house in the family of Gershom, being the eldest son of Shimei, the son of Laadan. 1 Chron. 23:10, 11.3. A man in the genealogy of Judah, 1 Chron. 4:2, son of Reaiah ben-Shobal.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jahath
JA´HATH (jaʹhath).1. Son of Reaiah (or Haroeh), of the posterity of Hezron, and father of two sons, Ahumai and Lahad (1 Chron. 4:2).2. A son of Shimei, grandson of Gershom, and great-grandson of Levi (1 Chron. 23:10). Considerable confusion occurs respecting Shimei (which see) and his sons. In v. 9
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jahath
Jahathunion. (1.) A son of Shimei, and grandson of Gershom (1 Chr. 23:10).(2.) One of the sons of Shelomoth, of the family of Kohath (1 Chr. 24:22).(3.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the overseers of the repairs of the temple under Josiah (2 Chr. 34:12).
See also
Relatives
Libni Father
Jehiel Brother
Zetham Brother
Shimei Son
Gershon Grandfather
Shimei Uncle
Haran Cousin
Joel Nephew
Haziel Cousin
Beriah Cousin
Jahath Cousin
Jeush Cousin
Jakim Cousin
Zina Cousin
Zimmah Grandson
Roles