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HEBREW: 3189 txy Yachath
NAVE: Jahath
EBD: Jahath
Jael | Jaes | Jagur | Jah | Jahaleel | Jahath | Jahaz | Jahaz, Also Jahaza, Jahazah And Juhzah | Jahaza | Jahazah | Jahaziah


In Bible versions:

son of Reaiah of Judah
son of Libni of Gershom son of Levi
firstborn son of Shimei son of Gershon son of Levi
chief of Shelomoth and Izhar clans (Kohath Levi) under David
a Merari Levite overseer of temple repairs under Josiah

broken in pieces; descending


Strongs #03189: txy Yachath

Jahath = "He will snatch up"

1) son of Reaiah and grandson of Shobal of the tribe of Judah
2) a son of Libni and grandson of Gershom and great grandson of Levi
3) a Gershonite Levite; the eldest son of Shimei and the grandson of
Laadan; founder of the house of Jahath
4) a Levite and son of Shelomoth
5) a Merarite Levite in the reign of Josiah

3189 Yachath yakh'-ath

from 3161; unity; Jachath, the name of four
see HEBREW for 03161

Jahath [EBD]

union. (1.) A son of Shimei, and grandson of Gershom (1 Chr. 23:10).

(2.) One of the sons of Shelomoth, of the family of Kohath (1 Chr. 24:22).

(3.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the overseers of the repairs of the temple under Josiah (2 Chr. 34:12).

Jahath [NAVE]

JAHATH, name of four Levites, 1 Chr. 4:2; 23:10, 11; 24:22; 2 Chr. 34:12.


  1. Son of Libni, the son of Gershom, the son of Levi. (1 Chronicles 6:20) (B.C. after 1706.)
  2. Head of a later house in the family of Gershom, being the eldest son of Shimei, the son of Laadan. (1 Chronicles 23:10,11)
  3. A man in the genealogy of Judah, (1 Chronicles 4:2) son of Reaiah ben-Shobal.
  4. A Levite, son of Shelomoth. (1 Chronicles 24:22)
  5. A Merarite Levite in the reign of Josiah. (2 Chronicles 34:12) (B.C. 623.)


JAHATH - ja'-hath (yachath, perhaps for yachteh, yachatheh, "he (God) will snatch up"):

(1) Son of Reaiah, son of Shobal, a descendant of Judah, and father of Ahumai and Lahad, the families of the Zorathites (1 Ch 4:2).

(2) A frequent name for a descendant of Levi:

(a) Son of Libni, son of Gershom, the eldest son of Levi (1 Ch 6:20,43 (Hebrew 6:5,28), where "son of Libni" is omitted).

(b) Son of Shimei, son of Gershom (1 Ch 23:10 f).

(c) One of the "sons" of Shelomoth, a descendant of Izhar, son of Kohath, the second son of Levi (1 Ch 24:22).

(d) A descendant of Merari, the third son of Levi, and an overseer in the repairing of the temple in the reign of Josiah (2 Ch 34:12).

James Crichton

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