Bible Names H-M: Mattan
Mattan in Easton's Bible Dictionary
gift. (1.) A priest of Baal, slain before his altar during the
reformation under Jehoiada (2 Kings 11:18).
(2.) The son of Eleazar, and father of Jacob, who was
father of Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary
(3.) The father of Shephatiah (Jer. 38:1).
Mattan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Baal's priest slain by Jehoiada "before the altars
"judicially, at the reformation after Athaliah's idolatrous
reign (2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17). She probably had
brought him from Samaria to introduce the Baal worship of her
father Ahab into the court of Jehoram her husband,
Jehoshaphat's son (2 Chronicles 21:6; 2 Chronicles 21:13).
2. Jeremiah 38:1.
Mattan in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Mattan in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A priest of Baal killed in the idol's temple at Jerusalem
2Ki 11:18; 2Ch 23:17
-2. Father of Shephatiah
Mattan in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The priest of Baal slain before his altars in the
idol temple at Jerusalem. 2Ki 11:18; 2Ch 23:17 He probably
accompanied Athalia from Samaria.
2. The father of Shephatiah. Jer 38:1
Mattan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
mat'-an (mattan, "a gift"):
(1) A priest in the house of Baal, slain by Jehoiada before
Baal's altar (2 Ki 11:18; 2 Ch 23:17).
(2) The father of Shephatiah a contemporary and persecutor of
Jeremiah (Jer 38:1), one of those who put Jeremiah into
Malechiah's dungeon (38:6).
Mattan in Wikipedia
Mattan or Matthan (Hebrew: מַתָּן, today written mostly Matan) is
a Hebrew name, mostly for boys, coming from the word 'gift'
and literally means "giving". It is part of the title of the
Jewish holiday of Shavuot that is also known as "Z'man Mattan
Torah" meaning the "time [of the] giving [of the] Torah."
A Biblical reference for a Mattan as a given name is the story
told in Books of Kings about the Baal priest Mattan, killed by
the people of the Kingdom of Judah. In the Gospel of Matthew,
Matthan is the paternal grandfather of Joseph, father of
According to September 2005 there were 2683 citizens in Israel
with the name Mattan, with only 183 of them are females. Other
popular given names are Mattanel and Mattaniah or Mattaniahu,
all meaning "Gift of God".
Mattan Scripture - 2 Chronicles 23:17
Then all the people went to the house of Baal, and brake it
down, and brake his altars and his images in pieces, and slew
Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
Mattan Scripture - 2 Kings 11:18
And all the people of the land went into the house of Baal,
and brake it down; his altars and his images brake they in
pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before
the altars. And the priest appointed officers over the house
of the LORD.
Mattan Scripture - Jeremiah 38:1
Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of
Pashur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of
Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all
the people, saying,
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