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HEBREW: 4287 txm Machath
NAVE: Mahath
EBD: Mahath
Mahali | Mahanaim | Mahanehdan | Mahanem | Maharai | Mahath | Mahavite | Mahavite, The | Mahavites | Mahaz | Mahazioth


In Bible versions:

son of Amasai (Kohath Levi), Hezekiah's chief temple restorer
officer in charge of the temple store house under King Hezekiah

wiping away; breaking; fearing; smiting ( --> same as Maath)


Strongs #04287: txm Machath

Mahath = "grasping"

1) a Kohathite Levite of the house of Korah
2) a Kohathite Levite in the reign of king Hezekiah

4287 Machath makh'-ath

probably from 4229; erasure; Machath, the name of two
see HEBREW for 04229

Mahath [EBD]

grasping. (1.) A Kohathite Levite, father of Elkanah (1 Chr. 6:35).

(2.) Another Kohathite Levite, of the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).

Mahath [NAVE]

MAHATH, name of two descendants of Kohath, 1 Chr. 6:35; 2 Chr. 29:12; 31:13.


  1. A Zohathite of the house of Korah. (1 Chronicles 6:35)
  2. Also a Kohathite, in the reign of Hezekiah. (2 Chronicles 29:12; 31:13)


MAHATH - ma'-hath (machath, "snatching"; Meth):

(1) One of the Kohathites having charge of the "service of song" in David's time, son of Amasai (1 Ch 6:35). Possibly the same as Ahimoth (1 Ch 6:25). He seems also to be the same as the person named in 2 Ch 29:12 during Hezekiah's time, though it is probable there is some confusion in the narrative. He is there represented as taking part in the new covenant of Hezekiah and the cleansing of the Lord's house.

(2) One of the overseers of the temple under Conaniah and Shimei (2 Ch 31:13); three passages of Scripture give the name, but it is difficult to individuate these because the genealogy identifies the two first named (1 Ch 6:35; 2 Ch 29:12), while the chronology seems to divide them--one in David's day, the other in Hezekiah's. It is not, however, impossible to identify the man of 2 Ch 29:12 with him of 2 Ch 31:13. Possibly the genealogy has been mistakenly repeated in 2 Ch 29:12.

Henry Wallace

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