Mattaniah

Mattaniah (Mat´uh-ni´uh; Heb., “Yah[weh]’s gift”)

1 A levitical musician from the sons of Heman who was appointed to the Temple by David (1Chr 25:4). 2 An Asaphite Levite who participated in Hezekiah’s reform (2Chr 29:13). 3 The last king of Judah, renamed Zedekiah by Nebuchadnezzar, who appointed him to succeed his exiled uncle (or brother). 4 A Levite, son of Mica, who returned to Jerusalem after the exile (1Chr 9:15). 5 Four postexilic Israelites who divorced their foreign wives in response to Ezra’s proclamation (Ezra 10:26; Ezra 10:27; Ezra 10:30; Ezra 10:37). 6 A name also used for other postexilic figures whose relationship to one another cannot be determined with certainty; a Levite who came back to Palestine from Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:8), a guard of the gates (Neh 12:25), a priest (Neh 12:35), and the father of Zaccur (Neh 13:13).

1Chr 25:4

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2Chr 29:13

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1Chr 9:15

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Ezra 10:26

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Ezra 10:27

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Ezra 10:30

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Ezra 10:37

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Neh 12:8

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Neh 12:25

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Neh 12:35

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Neh 13:13

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