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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Jeduthun

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a Levite of Merari's family, and one of the four great masters of music belonging to the temple, 1 Chronicles 16:38; 1 Chronicles 16:41-42; 1 Chronicles 15:17; Psalms 89, title. He is the same as Ethan. Some of the Psalms are said to have been composed by him; such as the eighty-ninth, thirty-ninth, sixty-second, seventy-seventh; all of which go under his name. Some believe, that David, having composed these Psalms, gave them to Jeduthun and his company to sing; and that this is the reason of their going by this name. But there are some Psalms which have the name of Jeduthun, that seem to have been composed either during the captivity, or after it; and consequently the name of Jeduthun prefixed to them, can signify nothing else, but that some of his descendants, and of Jeduthun's class, composed them long after the death of the famous Jeduthun, one of their ancestors.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Jeduthun'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/j/jeduthun.html. 1831-2.

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