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GIDDALTI (gĭ-dăl'tī). A son of Heman, and one of the heads of music (1Chr.25.4, 1Chr.25.29).


GIDDALTI gĭ dăl’ tī (גִּדַּ֨לְתִּי, “I have magnified [God]”). One of the sons of Heman who functioned as a singer in the Temple under his father’s direction (1 Chron 25:4, 6, 7). The twenty-second of the twenty-four divisions of service fell to him (25:29). Several of the last nine names of v. four are quite unexampled in Heb. nomenclature. This has led to a number of attempts to interpret them either as a v. of a psalm or a list of psalm incipits, see J. M. Myers, 1 Chronicles (Anchor Bible [1965]), p. 172f. H. L. Ellison has suggested that “some early scribe saw the possibility of reading this petition in the names of Heman’s sons and altered them slightly for his purpose” (NBC, p. 351). However that may be, there is no question but that the author of Chronicles understood them as names.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(giddalti, "I magnify (God)"): A son of Heman (1Ch 25:4,29), one of David’s musicians.