Mahath (father of Elkanah)
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A son of Amasai who was an ancestor of Samuel and father to Elkanah (1 Chr 6:35). He is not the same as the Mahath, son of Amasai, mentioned in 2 Chr 29:12 and 31:13.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MAHATH (PERSON) [Heb maḥat (מַחַת)]. A Levite, the son of Amasai, and one of those who consecrated himself and went in to cleanse the house of the Lord according to King Hezekiah’s command (2 Chr 29:12; cf. 31:13). At 1 Chr 6:5—Eng 6:20—Mahath appears in some versions (e.g., RSV, JB), although Jahath
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mahath (may´hath), a Levite, the father of Elkanah. He participated in the cleansing of the temple during Hezekiah’s reforms (2 Chron. 29:12) and later shared the responsibility of collecting the temple offerings (31:13). He may be the same Levite who belonged to the Kohath line (1 Chron. 6:35). Some
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MAHATH1. A descendant of Kohath the son of Levi and an ancestor of Samuel the prophet, and of Heman, a Levitical singer in the time of David (1 Chr 6:35).2. A Levite and an overseer of the tithes and dedicated things in the temple in the reign of Hezekiah (2 Chr 31:13). Probably he should be identified
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mahath (Heb. maḥaṯ)1. A Kohathite Levite, son of Amasai and ancestor of Samuel and the temple singer Heman (1 Chr. 6:35 [MT 20]).2. The son of Amasai; a Kohathite Levite who participated in Hezekiah’s cleansing of the temple (2 Chr. 29:12). He was an overseer of the temple contributions (2 Chr. 31:13).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MA´HATH (maʹhath).1. A Kohathite, son of Amasai and father of Elkanah, in the ancestry of Heman (1 Chron. 6:35), before 1000 b.c.2. Another Kohathite, who, with his brother Levites, took part in the restoration of the Temple under Hezekiah (2 Chron. 29:12) and was afterward appointed one of the overseers