Ethan @ firm. (1.) "The Ezrahite," distinguished for his wisdom (kjvKings:4:31). He is named as the author of the 89th Psalm. He was of the tribe of Levi. (2.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the leaders of the temple music ( 1Chronicles:6:441Chronicles:15:17-19). He was probably the same as Jeduthun. He is supposed by some to be the same also as (1).
Ethanim @ the month of gifts, i.e., of vintage offerings; called Tisri after the Exile; corresponding to part of September and October. It was the first month of the civil year, and the seventh of the sacred year (kjvKings:8:2).