(uh massh' awee) Personal name meaning, “burden bearer.” 1. A Levite in line of Kohath (1 Chronicles 6:25). 2. A Levite in the line of Kohath and of Heman the singer (1 Chronicles 6:35), often identified with 1. 3. The chief of David's captains, who received prophetic inspiration from the Spirit (1 Chronicles 12:18). Note that he does not appear in
2 Samuel 23:1. 4. A priest and musician who blew trumpets before the ark of God in David's time (1 Chronicles 15:24). 5. Levite, father of Mahath, who helped purify the Temple under Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 29:12).
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