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mattan

mattan in the Bible

gift. (1.) A priest of Baal, slain before his altar during the reformation under Jehoiada (2 Kings 11:18). (2.) The son of Eleazar, and father of Jacob, who was the father of Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary (Matt. 1:15). (3.) The father of Shephatiah (Jer. 38:1).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • They slew mattan, Athaliah's Baal-priest, before the altars of his god.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • One of the largest diamonds known (weight 367 carats) was found in Borneo about a century ago, and belongs to the Rajah of mattan.

  • The largest diamond hitherto known was found in the island of Borneo, and it is now in the possession of the Rajah of mattan.

  • With Matgen, or mattan, whichever be the true form of the name, the internal history of Tyre becomes interesting.

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson

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