Mattaniah, Descendant of Pahath-Moab (מַתַּנְיָה, mattanyah). A member of the family of Pahath-Moab in the postexilic Jewish community. Mattaniah was listed among those who agreed to Ezra’s demand to divorce his foreign wife (Ezra 10:30).
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
Mattaniah. 1. 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.SeeZedekiah #2.2. Asaph’s
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12. Son of Pahath-moab; another layman who divorced his foreign wife (Ezr. 10:30). In 1 Esd. 9:31 the AV (Mathanias) and NEB (Matthanias) follow Gk. A Matthanias; but the RSV (Bescaspasmys) follows Gk. B Beskaspasmys.
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. SeeZedekiah.2. Asaph’s descendant,
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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
MATTANIAH1. Original name of Zedekiah (q.v.), king of Judah. His name was changed when Nebuchadnezzar put him on the throne replacing his nephew Jehoiachin. He reigned 11 years in Jerusalem and was an evil king (2 Kgs 24:17–20).2. A descendant of Asaph (1 Chr 9:15), leader of the temple choir (Neh
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
MATTANIAH (Hebrew, “gift of the Lord”) The name used for a number of individuals in the Old Testament, including several court officials and priests. The most significant figure to bear this name is King Zedekiah of Judah (597–586 b.c.). (See underZedekiah.)
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
MATTANI´AH (mat-a-nīʹa; “gift of Jehovah”).1. The original name of Zedekiah (which see), king of Judah, which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne instead of his nephew Jehoiachin (2 Kings 24:17).2. A Levite singer of the family of Asaph residing at Jerusalem after the captivity