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A Levitical musician who—along with Asaph and Heman—oversaw music in the temple (1 Chr 25:1–6; 2 Chr 5:12).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JEDUTHUN (PERSON) [Heb yĕdûtûn (יְדוּתוּן)]. A levitical singer in the time of David, said in some texts to be a founder (along with Asaph and Heman) of a family of musical singers (see 1 Chr 25:1–6; and cf. 2 Chr 5:12; 29:14; 35:15). Elsewhere, however, the name Ethan, rather than Jeduthun, is associated
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jeduthun. Member of the Levitical family of Merar who, along with Asaph and Heman, presided over the music in the sanctuary in David’s reign (1 Chr 25:1; 2 Chr 5:12). In other references Asaph and Heman are listed in conjunction with Ethan (1 Chr 15:17), suggesting that perhaps Ethan and Jeduthan are
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jeduthun jə-doo̅ʹthən [Heb. yeḏûṯûn, yeḏuṯûn, yeḏîṯûn—‘praise’ (?); Gk. Ideithoun].
1. A Merari Levite of the Davidic period who with Asaph and Heman was responsible for the music in temple worship (1 Ch. 25:1; 2 Ch. 5:12). In 1 Ch. 25:1, 3; 2 Ch. 35:15; 1 Esd. 1:15 (assuming Eddinus [LXX Eddinous] = Jeduthun), his music was linked with prophecy, not an uncommon link in Israel (cf.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JEDUTHUN Member of the Levitical family of Merar who, along with Asaph and Heman, presided over the music in the sanctuary in David’s reign (1 Chr 25:1; 2 Chr 5:12; called “Ethan” in 1 Chr 6:44; 15:17). Jeduthun is mentioned in the titles of Psalms 39, 62, and 77. Some of his sons were set apart to prophesy
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jeduthun (ji-dyoo´thuhn). A member of a levitical family whose descendants were gatekeepers at the temple in Jerusalem (1 Chron. 1:16; 16:42). Along with Heman, Jeduthun is mentioned also as a musician who served in the tabernacle under David (16:41–42; 25:6) and in the Jerusalem temple at the time of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JEDUTHUN. A Levite who was one of the great musicians of Israel. He was appointed by David along with Asaph and Heman to take charge of the temple music, and he continued to serve in the days of Solomon. Jeduthun’s six sons and descendants are mentioned, some as continuing the musical heritage and others
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jed´uthun (praising), a Levite of the family of Merari, is probably the same as Ethan. Comp. 1 Chron. 15:17, 19 with 1 Chron. 16:41, 42; 25:1, 3, 6; 2 Chron. 35:15. His office was generally to preside over the music of the temple service. Jeduthun’s name stands at the head of the 39th, 62nd, and 77th
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