Ethan the Ezrahite, one of the four sons of Mahol, whose wisdom was excelled by Solomon (1 Kings 4:31; 1 Chronicles 2:6). His name is in the title of Psalm 89.
Son of Kishi or Kushaiah, a Merarite Levite, head of that family in the time of King David (1 Chronicles 6:44) and spoken of as a “singer.” With Heman and Asaph, the heads of the other two families of Levites, Ethan was appointed to sound with cymbals (1 Chronicles 15:17, 19).
A Gershonite Levite, one of the ancestors of Asaph the singer (1 Chronicles 6:42)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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