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.)

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