Ethan the Ezrahite

(fl. 10th cent BCE)
   Israelite sage, spoken of as one whom Solomon surpassed in wisdom (I Kings 5:11). Psalm 89 is attributed to him.

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  • ETHAN — (Heb. אֵיתָן; permanent, enduring ? or one consecrated (to a temple) ?). The Bible ostensibly mentions four individuals named Ethan: (1) Ethan the Ezrahite, a sage (along with heman , Calcol, and Darda, sons of Mahol ) whom Solomon surpassed in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ethan — m Biblical: name (meaning ‘firmness’ or ‘long lived’ in Hebrew) of an obscure figure, Ethan the Ezrahite, mentioned as a wise man whom Solomon surpassed in wisdom (I Kings 4: 31). The name was sparingly used even among the Puritans, but became… …   First names dictionary

  • Ethan — noun of mostly American usage since the 18th century; popular in the 2000s. For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about …   Wiktionary

  • Ethan (Hebrew Bible) — Ethan (Hebrew Name|אֵיתָן|Etan / Eitan|ʾÊṯān| Firm ) the Ezrahite, is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It may be that Ethan was a cymbal player in King David s court. He authored Psalm 89. Charles Spurgeon theorized that this was the same person as …   Wikipedia

  • Ethan —    Firm.    1) The Ezrahite, distinguished for his wisdom (1 Kings 4:31). He is named as the author of the 89th Psalm. He was of the tribe of Levi.    2) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the leaders of the temple music (1 Chr. 6:44; 15:17 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Psalms —    The psalms are the production of various authors. Only a portion of the Book of Psalms claims David as its author. Other inspired poets in successive generations added now one now another contribution to the sacred collection, and thus in the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • HEMAN — (Heb. הֵימָן), orchestral leader in Israel in biblical times. According to the Book of Chronicles, Heman was related, through the prophet Samuel, to the levite family of Korah and Kohath (I Chron. 6:18). The affiliation of Heman with Samuel… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Psalm 89 — (Greek numbering: Psalm 88) is in the Book of Psalms, part of the Hebrew Bible.The superscription of this Psalm claims that it was written by Ethan, the Ezrahite. Ethan the Ezrahite, along with Heman the Ezrahite (the author of the preceding… …   Wikipedia

  • Psalms — Psalm redirects here. For other uses, see Psalm (disambiguation). Hebrew Bible …   Wikipedia

  • 1 Kings 4 — 1 So king Solomon was king over all Israel. 2 And these were the princes which he had; Azariah the son of Zadok the priest, 3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder. 4 And Benaiah the son of… …   The King James version of the Bible

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