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Mahath (son of Amasai)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mahath, Son of Amasai
Mahath, Son of Amasai (מַחַת‎, machath). The son of Amasai who cleansed the temple during Hezekiah’s reform (2 Chr 29:12; 31:13).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mahath (Person)
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
Mahath
Mahath. 1. Levite, son of Amasai, and ancestor of Heman the temple singer in David’s time (1 Chr 6:35).2. Levite who assisted in the cleansing of the temple during Hezekiah’s time (2 Chr 29:12). He was appointed an overseer of “the contributions, the tithes and the dedicated things” (31:13).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mahath
MAHATH1. Levite, son of Amasai, and ancestor of Heman the temple singer in David’s time (1 Chr 6:35).2. Levite who assisted in the cleansing of the temple during Hezekiah’s time (2 Chr 29:12). He was appointed an overseer of the contributions, the tithes, and the things dedicated to God (31:13).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Mahath
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
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
Mahath
Ma´hath (grasping).1. A Kohathite of the house of Korah. 1 Chron. 6:35.2. Also a Kohathite, in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chron. 29:12; 31:13.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Mahath
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mahath
Mahathgrasping. (1.) A Kohathite Levite, father of Elkanah (1 Chr. 6:35).(2.) Another Kohathite Levite, of the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Mahath
MAHATH [MAY hath] — the name of two Temple servants in the Old Testament:1. A priest who helped purify the sanctuary (1 Chr. 6:35).2. A Levite overseer of Temple offerings in Hezekiah’s time (2 Chr. 31:13). He may be identical with Mahath No. 1.
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Relatives
Amasai Father
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