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Jahath (supervisor)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jahath the Levite
Jahath the Levite (יַחַת‎, yachath). A supervisor of the repair of the temple during the reign of Josiah (2 Chr 34:12).
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).
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