Jonathan (2 Macc. 1:23)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jonathan (Person)
JONATHAN (PERSON) [Heb yônātān (יֹונָתָן‎); yĕhônātān]. The names Jonathan and Jehonathan (Heb “Yahweh has given”) appear to be used interchangeably.1. A Levite from the town of Bethlehem in Judah, who, according to Judges 17–18, founded a priesthood at Laish (later called Dan). This Levite, whose
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jonathan (priest)
18. A priest who led in prayer at the first sacrifice after the return from exile (2 Macc. 1:23).D. F. Roberts
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jonathan (Heb. yĕhônāṯān, yônāṯān; Gk. Iōnathás) (also JEHONATHAN)1. The son of Gershom; descendant of Moses (Judg. 18:30; MT “Manasseh”). Jonathan was a Levite from Bethlehem hired by Micah to serve at Micah’s personal shrine (Judg. 17–18). He later founded the priesthood at Laish (Dan) that
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Jonathan (1)
JONATHAN, jon′a-than (יְהוֹנָתָן‎, yehōnāthān, יוֹנָתָן‎, yōnāthān, “Jeh has given”; Ἰωναθάν, Iōnathán; cf Jehonathan):(1) (Heb yehōnāthān): The young “Levite” of Jgs 17, 18 referred to by name in 18:30, where he is called “the son of Gershom, the son of Moses,” and where AV has “Manasseh”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JONATHAN jon´uh-thuhn [יוֹנָתָןyonathan, יְהוֹנָתָןyehonathan; Ἰωναθάν Iōnathan]. Means “Yahweh has given.” 1. The name of the first of Saul’s sons listed in 1 Sam 14:49, along with those of two daughters. One of those daughters, Merab was probably the firstborn child, and two other sons are named
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