Elnathan (Ezr. 8:16a)
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Three leaders who share the same name and are among the men whom Ezra sent to Casiphia to request priests for the temple in Jerusalem (Ezra 8:16).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ELNATHAN (PERSON) [Heb ʾelnātān (אֶלְנָתָן)]. 1. The son of Achbor, and a royal official (Heb śār, translated “prince” in RSV) during the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer 36:12). Elnathan appears to have been a member of a prominent Judean family. His father was probably Achbor ben Micaiah, one of the officials
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elnathan el-nāʹthən [Heb. ʾelnāṯān—‘God has given’; Gk. Apoc. Elnatan, Ennatas]; AV; Apoc. ALNATHAN, EUNATAN; NEB Apoc. also ENNATAS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elnathan (el-nay´thuhn; Heb., “God has given”).1 The son of Achbor who was sent by King Jehoiakim of Judah to capture the prophet Uriah in Egypt (Jer. 26:22). He later protested the king’s burning of Jeremiah’s scroll (Jer. 36:25).2 The father of Nehushta, who married King Jehoiakim of Judah and became
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ELNATHAN1. A Jerusalemite, maternal grandfather of Jehoiachin (2 Kgs 24:8). He was possibly also the son of Achbor, Jehoiakim’s court officer (Jer 26:22), who also pled with Jehoiakim not to destroy Jeremiah’s scroll (Jer 36:12–25).2. Two “chief” men (Heb. text of Ezr 8:16) and one “teacher” summoned
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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