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Elnathan (grandfather of Jehoiachin)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elnathan, Grandfather of Jehoiachin
Elnathan, Grandfather of Jehoiachin (אֶלְנָתָן‎, elnathan). Father of Nehushta, who was the mother of King Jehoiachin (2 Kgs 24:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Elnathan (Person)
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
Elnathan
Elnathan. 1. Grandfather of King Jehoiachin. His daughter, Jehoiachin’s mother, was Nehushta (2 Kgs 24:8).2. 3, 4. Three Jewish leaders whom Ezra sent to Iddo at Casiphia to obtain Levites and temple servants for the caravan of Jews returning to Palestine from Babylonia (Ezr 8:16).5. Achbor’s son,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elnathan (grandfather of Jehoiachin)
1. The grandfather of Jehoiachin (2 K. 24:8). He was one of the princes present when Jeremiah’s scroll was read by Baruch to Jehoiakim (Jer. 36:12). He was leader of the party sent to Egypt (Jer. 26:22) to extradite the prophet Uriah. The name Elnathan occurs in the third ostracon from Lachish as the
Elnathan
Elnathan el-nāʹthən [Heb. ʾelnāṯān—‘God has given’; Gk. Apoc. Elnatan, Ennatas]; AV; Apoc. ALNATHAN, EUNATAN; NEB Apoc. also ENNATAS.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Elnathan
ELNATHAN1. Grandfather of King Jehoiachin. His daughter, Jehoiachin’s mother, was Nehushta (2 Kgs 24:8).2, 3, 4. Three Jewish leaders whom Ezra sent to Iddo at Casiphia to obtain Levites and temple servants for the caravan of Jews returning to Palestine from Babylonia (Ezr 8:16).5. Acbor’s son, who
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Elnathan
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
Elnathan
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
Elnathan
Elnathan (Heb. ʾelnāṯān)1. The father of Nehushta, the wife of King Jehoiakim and mother of Jehoiachin (2 Kgs. 24:8); a resident at Jerusalem.2–4. Two (LXX only one) “leaders” (NRSV) and another regarded as “wise” who accompanied the returning exiles to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:16).5. The son of Achbor
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Elnathan
El´nathan, or Elna´than (God hath given).1. The maternal grandfather of Jehoiachim, 2 Kings 24:8; the same with Elnathan the son of Achbor. Jer. 26:22; 36:12, 25.2. The name of three persons, apparently Levites, in the time of Ezra. Ezra 8:16.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Elnathan
ELNA´THAN (el-naʹthan; “God the giver”).1. An inhabitant of Jerusalem, whose daughter Nehushta was the mother of Jehoiachin, king of Judah (2 Kings 24:8), before 597 b.c. He was, perhaps, the same as the son of Achbor sent by Jehoiakim to bring the prophet Uriah from Egypt (Jer. 26:22) and in whose
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Elnathan
Elnathanwhom God has given. (1.) An inhabitant of Jerusalem, the father of Nehushta, who was the mother of king Jehoiachin (2 Kings 24:8). Probably the same who tried to prevent Jehoiakim from burning the roll of Jeremiah’s prophecies (Jer. 26:22; 36:12). (2.) Ezra 8:16.
See also
Relatives
Nehushta Daughter
Jehoiachin Grandson