Smith's Bible Dictionary 
Mattani'ah. (Gift Of Jehovah).
1. The original name of Zedekiah, king of Judah, which was changed when Nebuchadnezzar placed him on the throne. 2 Kings 24:17.
2. 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; Nehemiah 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; Nehemiah 12:35.
3. A descendant of Asaph, and ancestor of Jahazie, l the Levite, in the reign of Jehoshaphat. 2 Chronicles 20:14.
4. One of the sons of Elam. Ezra 10:26.
5. One of the sons of Zattu. Ezra 10:27.
6. A descendant of Pahath-moab, Ezra 10:30, and
7. One of the sons of Bani, Ezra 10:37, who all put away their foreign wives at Ezra's command.
8. A Levite, father of Zaccur and ancestor of Hanan, the under-treasurer, who had charge of the offerings for the Levites, in the time of Nehemiah. Nehemiah 13:13.
9. One of the fourteen sons of Heman, whose office it was to blow the horns in the Temple service appointed by David. 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:16.
10. A descendant of Asaph, the Levite minstrel, who assisted in the purification of the Temple in the reign of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 29:13.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible 
MATTANIAH. 1. The original name of king Zedekiah ( 2 Kings 24:17 ). 2. An Asaphite ( 1 Chronicles 9:18 ), leader of the Temple choir ( Nehemiah 11:17; Nehemiah 12:8 ), door-keeper ( Nehemiah 12:25; Nehemiah 12:35 ). 3. Mattaniah in 2 Chronicles 20:14 should probably be identified with the preceding. 4. 5. 6. 7. Four of those who had married foreign wives, Ezra 10:26 (called in Esther 9:27 Esther 9:27 Matthanias ), Esther 9:27 Esther 9:27 (called in l Esther 9:28 Othonias ), Esther 9:30 (called in Esther 9:31 Esther 9:31 Matthanias ), 1Es 9:37 (combined in 1E Esther 9:31 with the following Mattenai into Mamnitanemus ). 8. A Levite who had charge of the offerings ( Nehemiah 13:18 ). 9. A Hemanite ( 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:18 ). 10. An Asaphite ( 2 Chronicles 29:13 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary 
("gift of Jehovah".)
1. King Zedekiah's (Jehovah's justice) original name, changed when Nebuchadnezzar put him on the throne instead of his nephew Jehoiachin ( 2 Kings 24:17).
2. 1 Chronicles 9:15-16, "keeper of the thresholds." Son of Micha or Michaiah ( Nehemiah 11:27; Nehemiah 12:8; Nehemiah 12:28-29; Nehemiah 12:25; Nehemiah 12:35); lived in the Netophathite villages of the singers near Jerusalem. As leader of the temple choir he took part in the music at the dedication of the wall.
3. 2 Chronicles 20:14.
4. Ezra 10:26.
5. Ezra 10:26-27.
6. Ezra 10:30.
7. Ezra 10:37
8. Nehemiah 13:13.
9. 1 Chronicles 25:4-5; 1 Chronicles 25:7; 1 Chronicles 25:16.
10. 2 Chronicles 29:13.
Holman Bible Dictionary 
1 Chronicles 25:4 2 2 Chronicles 20:14 3 2 Chronicles 29:13 4 2 Kings 24:17 5 1 Chronicles 9:15 6 Nehemiah 11:17 11:22 7 Nehemiah 12:25 8 Nehemiah 12:35 9 Nehemiah 13:13 10.-13 Ezra 10:26-27 10:30 10:37
Morrish Bible Dictionary 
1. Originalname of Zedekiah king of Judah. 2 Kings 24:17 .
2. Son of Micah, a Levite. 1 Chronicles 9:15; Nehemiah 11:17,22; Nehemiah 12:8,25,35 .
3. Son of Heman: engaged in the service of song. 1 Chronicles 25:4,16 .
4. Descendant of Asaph. 2 Chronicles 20:14 .
5. Descendant of Asaph in the time of Hezekiah. 2 Chronicles 29:13 .
6-9. Four who had married strange wives. Ezra 10:26,27,30,37 .
10. Ancestor of Hanan, who assisted Nehemiah. Nehemiah 13:13 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary 
Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Mattaniah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/m/mattaniah.html. 1897.
Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary 
Or more properly Mattan-Jahâ€”Gift of the Lord. A man's name, chief of the family of the Levites, 1 Chronicles 25:16.
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature 
(Heb. Mattanyah', מִתִּנְיָה , Gift Of Jehovah, also in the prolonged form Mattanya'Hul, מִתִּנְיָהוּ , 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:16; 2 Chronicles 29:13; Sept. Ματθανίας or Ματθανία v. r. Μαθθάν and Βατθανίας ), the name of several men.
1. A Levite, one of the sons of Heman, appointed by David Temple singers, and head of the ninth class of musicians ( 1 Chronicles 25:4; 1 Chronicles 25:16). B.C. 1014. He is possibly the same with the father of Jeiel, and ancestor of the Jahaziel who predicted Jehoshaphat's victory over the Moabites ( 2 Chronicles 20:14).
2. A Levite of the descendants of Asaph, who assisted in purifying the Temple at the reformation undertaken by Hezekiah ( 2 Chronicles 29:13). B.C. 726.
3. The original name of ZEDEKIAH (See Zedekiah) (q.v.), the last king of Judah ( 2 Kings 24:17). In like manner Pharach had changed the name of his brother Eliakim to Jehoiakim on a similar occasion ( 2 Kings 23:34), when he restored the succession to the elder branch of the royal family (comp. 2 Kings 23:31; 2 Kings 23:36).
5. Another Israelite of the "sons" (residents) of Zattu, who did the same ( Ezra 10:27). B.C. 459.
6. Another Israelite of the "sons" (i.e. inhabitants) of Pahath-Moab, who did likewise ( Ezra 10:30). B.C. 459.
7. Another Israelite of the descendants (or residents) of Bani, who acted similarly ( Ezra 10:37). B.C. 459.
8. A descendant of Asalph (but named as one of "the priests' sons," i.e. perhaps assistants, for Asaph was only a Levite), and great-grandfather of the Zechariah who assisted in celebrating upon trumpets the completion of the walls of Jerusalem ( Nehemiah 12:35). B.C. much ante 446. His father's name, Michaiah, and grandfather's, Zaccur, present features of identity with Nos. 9 and 10, but in other respects the notices are different. Some interpreters suspect a corruption of the text, and in that case all discrepancies may be removed.
9. A Levite, son of Micah, of the family of Asaph, resident in the neighborhood of Jerusalem after the exile ( 1 Chronicles 9:15). B.C. cir. 440. He is evidently the same with the leader of those who offered prayer and praise in the Temple after the captivity ( Nehemiah 11:17; Nehemiah 12:8), and also guarded the gates ( Nehemiah 12:25). He also appears to be the same with the father of Hashabiah and great-grandfather of Uzzi, mentioned as one of the chief Levites in the same connection ( Nehemiah 12:22), but in that case he must have been a very aged man at the time. See also No. 8.
10. A Levite; father of Zaccur, and grandfather of the Hanan whom Nehemiah set over the distribution of the tithes ( Nehemiah 13:13). B.C. considerably ante 410. See also No. 8.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia 
mat - a - nı̄´a ( מתּניהוּ , mattanyāhū , "gift of Yah"):
(1) King Zedekiah's original name, but changed by Nebuchadnezzar when he made him king over Judah instead of his nephew Jehoiachin ( 2 Kings 24:17 ).
(2) A descendant of Asaph ( 1 Chronicles 9:15 ), leader of the temple choir ( Nehemiah 11:17; Nehemiah 12:8 ). Mentioned among the "porters," keepers of "the storehouses of the gates" ( Nehemiah 12:25 ), and again in Nehemiah 12:35 as among the "priests' sons with trumpets."
(3) May be the same as (2), though in 2 Chronicles 20:14 he is mentioned as an ancestor of that Jahaziel whose inspired words in the midst of the congregation encouraged Jehoshaphat to withstand the invasion of Moab, Ammon and Seir ( 2 Chronicles 20:14 ff).
(4-7) Four others who had foreign wives, (a) the Matthanias of 1 Esdras 9:27 ( Ezra 10:26 ); (b) the Othonias of 1 Esdras 9:28 ( Ezra 10:27 ); (c) the Matthanias of 1 Esdras 9:31 ( Ezra 10:30 ); (d) the fourth of these in 1 Esdras 9:34 the King James Version has had his name blended into that of Mattenai, and the two appear as the composite name Mamnitanemus ( Ezra 10:37 ). He is a son of Bani.
(8) A L evite, father of Zaccur, ancestor of Hanan the under-treasurer of the Levitical offerings under Nehemiah ( Nehemiah 13:13 ).
(9) One of the sons of Heman the singer, whose office it was to blow the horns in the temple-service as David had appointed it ( 1 Chronicles 25:4 , 1 Chronicles 25:5 ). He was head of the 9th division of the 12 Levites ( 1 Chronicles 25:16 ), who were proficient in the Songs of Yahweh ( 1 Chronicles 25:7 ).
(10) One of the sons of Asaph who helped Hezekiah in the fulfilling of his vow to cleanse the house of the Lord ( 2 Chronicles 29:13 ).
- Mattaniah from Smith's Bible Dictionary
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- Mattaniah from Morrish Bible Dictionary
- Mattaniah from Easton's Bible Dictionary
- Mattaniah from Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
- Mattaniah from Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
- Mattaniah from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia