Meaning: lauder; praising
a Levite of the family of Merari, and one of the three masters of music appointed by David (1 Chr. 16:41-42; 25:1-6)
He is called in 2 Chr. 35:15 “the king's seer.” His descendants are mentioned as singers and players on instruments (Neh. 11:17). He was probably the same as Ethan (1 Chr. 15:17, 19).
In the superscriptions to Psalm 39, 62, and 77, the words “upon Jeduthun” probably denote a musical instrument; or they may denote the style or tune invented or introduced by Jeduthun, or that the psalm was to be sung by his choir.