Mattaniah the Musician
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MATTANIAH (PERSON) [Heb mattanyāhû (מַתַּנְיָהוּ)]. Var. BESCASPASMYS. As many as 10 people in the OT bear this name. It is composed of the Hebrew word for “gift” (mattan) and the divine name, Yahweh. Such combinations of the divine name and some form of the verb ntn “to give” are called names of thanksgiving
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MATTANIAH1. Last king of Judah, whom King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon enthroned in place of his nephew Jehoiachin; his name subsequently was changed to Zedekiah (2 Kgs 24:17), and as such he was known in the other references to him in 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, and Jeremiah. See Zedekiah.2. Asaph’s descendant,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mattaniah (mat´uh-ni´uh; Heb., “the Lord’s gift”).1 A levitical musician from the sons of Heman who was appointed to the temple by David (1 Chron. 25:4).2 An Asaphite Levite who participated in Hezekiah’s reform (2 Chron. 29:13).3 The last king of Judah, renamed Zedekiah by Nebuchadnezzar, who appointed
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Mattaniah (Heb. mattanyâ, mattanyāhû)A common Hebrew name (“Gift of Yah[weh]”), attested in the Lachish Letters (1:5) and in seal bullae from the time of Jeremiah (cf. also the short form Mattan without the theophoric element).1. The last king of Judah (ca. 597–596 b.c.e.), enthroned to replace
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mattaniah [mătˊə nīˊə] (Heb. mattanyâ, mattanyāhû “gift of Yahweh”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mattani´ah (gift of Jehovah).1. The original name of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne. 2 Kings 24:17.2. A Levite singer of the sons of Asaph. 1 Chron. 9:15. He was leader of the temple choir after its restoration, Neh. 11:17; 12:8, in the time of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary