Bible Names H-M: Mattaniah
Mattaniah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
gift of Jehovah. (1.) A Levite, son of Heman, the chief of the
ninth class of temple singers (1 Chr. 25:4, 16).
(2.) A Levite who assisted in purifying the temple at
reformation under Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:13).
(3.) The original name of Zedekiah (q.v.), the last of
kings of Judah (2 Kings 24:17). He was the third son
who fell at Megiddo. He succeeded his nephew
Mattaniah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("gift of Jehovah".)
1. King Zedekiah's (Jehovah's justice) original name,
changed when Nebuchadnezzar put him on the throne instead of
his nephew Jehoiachin (2 Kings 24:17).
2. 1 Chronicles 9:15-16, "keeper of the thresholds."
Son of Micha or Michaiah (Nehemiah 11:27; Nehemiah 12:8;
Nehemiah 12:28-29; Nehemiah 12:25; Nehemiah 12:35); lived in
the Netophathite villages of the singers near Jerusalem. As
leader of the temple choir he took part in the music at the
dedication of the wall.
3. 2 Chronicles 20:14.
4. Ezra 10:26.
5. Ezra 10:26-27.
6. Ezra 10:30.
7. Ezra 10:37
8. Nehemiah 13:13.
9. 1 Chronicles 25:4-5; 1 Chronicles 25:7; 1
10. 2 Chronicles 29:13.
Mattaniah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Mattaniah in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Original name of Zedekiah, king of Judah
-2. A Levite of the sons of Asaph
2Ch 20:14; Ne 12:8
-3. Son of Heman, who had charge of the ninth division of
-4. Descendant of Asaph, who assisted in purifying the temple
-5. Four Israelites who divorced their Gentile wives after the
-6. A Levite, father of Zaccur
Mattaniah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(gift of Jehovah).
1. The original name of Zedekiah king of Judah,
which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the
throne. 2Ki 24:17
2. A Levite singer of the sons of Asaph. 1Ch 9:15 He
was leader of the temple choir after its restoration, Ne
11:17; 12:8 in the time of Nehemiah, and took part in the
musical service which accompanied the dedication of the wall
of Jerusalem. Ne 12:25,35
3. A descendant of Asaph, and ancestor of Jahaziel
the Levite, in the reign of Jehoshaphat. 2Ch 20:14
4. One of the sons of Elam. Ezr 10:26
5. One of the sons of Zattu. Ezr 10:27
6. A descendant of Pahath-moab, Ezr 10:30 and
7. One of the sons of Bani. Ezr 10:37 who all put
away their foreign wives at Ezra's command.
8. A Levite, father of Zaccur and ancestor of Hanan
the under-treasurer who had charge of the offerings for the
Levites in the time of Nehemiah. Ne 13:13
9. One of the fourteen sons of Heman, whose office
it was to blow the horns in the temple service appointed by
David. 1Ch 25:4,16
10. A descendant of Asaph the Levite minstrel, who
assisted in the purification of the temple in the reign of
Hezekiah. 2Ch 29:13
Mattaniah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
mat-a-ni'-a (mattanyaha, "gift of Yah"):
(1) King Zedekiah's original name, but changed by
Nebuchadnezzar when he made him king over Judah instead of
his nephew Jehoiachin (2 Ki 24:17).
(2) A descendant of Asaph (1 Ch 9:15), leader of the temple
choir (Neh 11:17; 12:8). Mentioned among the "porters,"
keepers of "the storehouses of the gates" (Neh 12:25), and
again in Neh 12:35 as among the "priests' sons with
(3) May be the same as (2), though in 2 Ch 20:14 he is
mentioned as an ancestor of that Jahaziel whose inspired
words in the midst of the congregation encouraged
Jehoshaphat to withstand the invasion of Moab, Ammon and
Seir (20:14 ff).
(4-7) Four others who had foreign wives, (a) the Matthanias
of 1 Esdras 9:27 (Ezr 10:26); (b) the Othonias of 1 Esdras
9:28 (Ezr 10:27); (c) the Matthanias of 1 Esdras 9:31 (Ezr
10:30); (d) the fourth of these in 1 Esdras 9:34 the King
James Version has had his name blended into that of
Mattenai, and the two appear as the composite name
Mamnitanemus (Ezr 10:37). He is a son of Bani.
(8) A Levite, father of Zaccur, ancestor of Hanan the under-
treasurer of the Levitical offerings under Nehemiah (Neh
(9) One of the sons of Heman the singer, whose office it was
to blow the horns in the temple-service as David had
appointed it (1 Ch 25:4,5). He was head of the 9th division
of the 12 Levites (1 Ch 25:16), who were proficient in the
Songs of Yahweh (1 Ch 25:7).
(10) One of the sons of Asaph who helped Hezekiah in the
fulfilling of his vow to cleanse the house of the Lord (2 Ch
Mattaniah Scripture - 1 Chronicles 25:4
Of Heman: the sons of Heman; Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel,
Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti,
and Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, [and]
Mattaniah Scripture - 2 Kings 24:17
And the king of Babylon made Mattaniah his father's brother
king in his stead, and changed his name to Zedekiah.
Mattaniah Scripture - Nehemiah 13:13
And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the
priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and
next to them [was] Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of
Mattaniah: for they were counted faithful, and their office
[was] to distribute unto their brethren.
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