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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. fMam'chath, מִחִת, prob. for מִחְתֶּה, grasping; Sept. Μαάθ ), the name of two Levites.

1. A Kohathite, son of Amasai and father of Elkanah (1 Chronicles 6:35); apparently the same elsewhere (1 Chronicles 6:25) called AHIMOTH (See AHIMOTH) (q.v.). B.C. cir. 1375. (See SAMUEL).

2. Another Kohathite, one of those who cleansed the Temple in the reformation instituted by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12), and was appointed by that king one of the subordinate overseers of the sacred revenues (2 31:13). B.C. 726.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Mahath'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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