(gift of Jehovah).
A Levite singer of the sons of Asaph. (1 Chronicles 9:15) He was leader of the temple choir after its restoration, (Nehemiah 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. (Nehemiah 12:25,35)
* See other occurrences of the same term: Mattaniah.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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