(Jaʹhath) [perhaps, he (God) will snatch up].
1. A descendant of Judah. Jahath’s two sons founded the families of the Zorathites.—1 Chron. 4:1, 2.
2. A Levite descended from Gershon (Gershom) through Libni, and an ancestor of Asaph.—Ex. 6:17; 1 Chron. 6:1, 20, 39-43.
3. Another Levite descended from Gershon, but through Gershon’s other son, Shimei. Jahath was the head over his brothers, and his sons became a paternal house.—1 Chron. 23:6, 7, 10, 11.
4. A Levite during David’s reign; a descendant of Kohath’s son Izhar through Shelomoth.—1 Chron. 6:18; 24:22.
5. One of four Levites, a Merarite, assigned to oversee the temple repair work that King Josiah promoted.—2 Chron. 34:12.