Hat'tush (Heb. Chattush', חִטּוּשׁ, prob. assembled [Furst, contender]; Sept. Α᾿ττούς, but Χεττούς in 1Ch 3:22, and v.r. Λαττούς in Ezr 8:2), the name of several men about or after the time of the return from Babylon.
1. A priest who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ne 12:2). B.C. 536.
2. A descendant of David who accompanied Ezra to Jerusalem (Ezr 8:2). B.C. 459. See No. 5.
3. Son of Hashabniah, and one of those who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem (Ne 3:10). B.C. 446. He was possibly the same with No. 2.
4. One of the priests who united in the sacred covenant with Nehemiah (Ne 10:4). B.C. cir. 410.
5. One of the sons of Shemaiah, among the posterity of Zerubbabel (1Ch 3:22), and contemporary with the Nagge of Lu 3:25 (see Strong's Harm. and Expos. of the Gospels, p. 17). B.C. somewhat post 406. By some he is identified with No. 2 above, reading Ezr 8:2 (after the (Sept.) thus: "of the sons of David; Hattush of the sons of Shechaniah." This, however, is not only forbidden by other chronological notices, SEE DARIUS; SEE ZERUBBABEL, but rests on the too slender support for the genuineness of the text itself in question; where, as in ver. 5, we may suppose that a name is missing, or that the name Shechaniah itself has crept in from the latter verse, since it appears nowhere else as that of a family head. SEE SHECHANIAH.