Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Mattaniah : gift of Jehovah.

  1. A Levite, son of Heman, the chief of the ninth class of temple singers (1 Chronicles 25:4,16).
  2. A Levite who assisted in purifying the temple at the reformation under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:13).
  3. The original name of Zedekiah (which see), the last of the kings of Judah (2 Kings 24:17). He was the third son of Josiah, who fell at Megiddo. He succeeded his nephew Jehoiakin.
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