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Ethan in Easton's Bible Dictionary firm. (1.) "The Ezrahite," distinguished for his wisdom (1 Kings 4:31). He is named as the author of the 89th Psalm. He was of the tribe of Levi. (2.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the leaders of the temple music (1 Chr. 6:44; 15:17, 19). He was probably the same as Jeduthun. He is supposed by some to be the same also as (1).

Ethan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. The Ezrahite, one of Mahol's (but Zerah's, of Judah, in 1 Chronicles 2:6 Darda; these Levites being associated with the house of Zerah of Judah by residence or citizenship, compare Judges 18:7; 1 Samuel 1:1) four sons, whose wisdom Solomon's surpassed (1 Kings 4:31); title of Psalm 89:2. (See DARDA.) 2. Son of Kishi or Kushaiah; head of the Merarite Levites in David's time; a "singer" (1 Chronicles 6:33-44); with Heman and Asaph, the heads of the other two Levite families, Ethan was to sound with cymbals (1 Chronicles 15:17; 1 Chronicles 15:19). The three names are given in 1 Chronicles 16:37-41; 1 Chronicles 25:6; 2 Chronicles 5:12, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun. "Heman the Ezrahite" (i.e. of the house of Zerah) also appears in the title of Psalm 88, of which Psalm 89, is the complement. Thus it is probable that Jeduthun is another form of Ethan, and that "Ethan the Ezrahite" is the same as "Ethan the singer," though we can only guess as to why he is differently designated in different places. (See MAHOL.)

Ethan in Hitchcock's Bible Names strong; the gift of the island

Ethan in Naves Topical Bible 1. A renowned sage 1Ki 4:31 See title Ps 89 -2. Son of Zerak 1Ch 2:6,8 Two Levites 1Ch 6:42,44; 15:17,19

Ethan in Smiths Bible Dictionary (enduring). 1. Ethan the Ezrahite, one of the four sons of Mahol, whose wisdom was excelled by Solomon. 1Ki 4:31; 1Ch 2:6 His name is in the title of Ps 89:1 2. Son of Kishi or Kushaiah; a Merarite Levite, head of that family in the time of King David, 1Ch 6:44 and spoken of as a "singer." With Heman and Asaph, the heads of the other two families of Levites, Ethan was appointed to sound with cymbals. 1Ch 15:17,19 3. A Gershonite Levite, one of the ancestors of Asaph the singer. 1Ch 6:42 Hebr 27. (B.C. 1420.)

Ethan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE e'-than ('ethan, "firm," "enduring"; Gaithan): (1) A wise man with whom Solomon is compared (1 Ki 4:31). Called there "Ethan the Ezrahite," to whom the title of Ps 89 ascribes the authorship of that poem. (2) A "son of Kishi," or "Kishaiah," of the Merari branch of the Levites, and, along with Heman and Asaph, placed by David over the service of song (1 Ch 6:44; 15:17,19). See JEDUTHUN. (3) An ancestor of Asaph of the Gershomite branch of the Levites (1 Ch 6:42).

Ethan in Wikipedia (or Eitan, Eytan or Etan in Hebrew) is a male given name meaning strong, firm, and safe.

Ethan Scripture - 1 Chronicles 15:17 So the Levites appointed Heman the son of Joel; and of his brethren, Asaph the son of Berechiah; and of the sons of Merari their brethren, Ethan the son of Kushaiah;

Ethan Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:44 And their brethren the sons of Merari [stood] on the left hand: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch,

Ethan Scripture - 1 Kings 4:31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.

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