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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
(1) A priest in the house of Baal, slain by Jehoiada before Baal's altar (2 Kings 11:18; 2 Chronicles 23:17 ).
(2) The father of Shephatiah a contemporary and persecutor of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 38:1 ), one of those who put Jeremiah into Malechiah's dungeon (Jeremiah 38:6 ).
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Mattan'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/m/mattan.html. 1915.