Jonathan (descendant of Shemaiah)
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Also spelled Jehonathan. Listed in the genealogies of the Levites in Nehemiah, among those who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel after the exile (Neh 12:18).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JEHONATHAN (PERSON) [Heb yĕhônātān (יְהֹונָתָן)]. A name meaning “Yahu has given.” This name is frequently rendered from Hebrew into English in the contracted form Jonathan. There are several instances where the name has been transliterated into English in complete form.1. One of a group of Levites
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jonathan jonʹəe-thəen [Heb. yehōnāṯān, yônāṯan—‘Yahweh has given’; Gk. Iōnathan].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JEHONATHAN1. kjv spelling of Jonathan, Uzziah’s son, in 1 Chronicles 27:25. See Jonathan #7.2. One of the Levites appointed by Jehoshaphat to travel about Judah teaching the law to the people as part of his national religious reform (2 Chr 17:8).3. Head of Shemaiah’s priestly house in postexilic Jerusalem
JONATHAN1. Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, a descendant of Gershom, son of Moses (cf. 1 Chr 23:14–15); he was a priest first to Micah in Ephraim and later to Dan’s tribe during the period of the judges (Jgs 17:7–10; 18:30).2. Benjamite, the firstborn son of Saul and the father of Meribbaal (1 Sm 14:49;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JEHONATHAN. A shorter form of the name is Jonathan (q.v.).1. The son of Uzziah and an overseer of King David’s treasuries of storehouses (1 Chr 27:25).2. One of the Levites sent out by King Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah to teach the law of the Lord to the people (2 Chr 17:8–9).3. A priest,
JONATHAN. This name occurs frequently in biblical literature.1. The son of Gershom, son of Manasseh (Jdg 18:30, KJV). The Masoretic scribes inserted an n (num) above the line in the name of Moses, so that in the Heb. spelling it would read Manasseh (m -n-sh-h) instead of Moses (m-sh-h). Thus they thought
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JONATHAN (Heb yehônāṯān or yônāṯān, ‘Yahweh has given’).1. Son of Gershom, descendant of Moses (av ‘Manasseh’). He was hired by Micah to officiate as priest before an idol in Ephraim, then became priest and progenitor of a line of priests to the Danites ‘until the day of the captivity of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jonathan [jŏnˊə thən] (Heb. yehônāṯān, yônāṯan, “Yahweh has given”; Gk. Iōnathan).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jehon´athan (whom Jehovah gave).1. Son of Uzziah; superintendent of certain of King David’s storehouses. 1 Chron. 27:25. (b.c. 1014.)2. One of the Levites who were sent by Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah, with a book of the law, to teach the people. 2 Chron. 17:8. (b.c. 910.)3. A priest, Neh.
Jon´athan, that is, “the gift of Jehovah,” the eldest son of King Saul. (b.c. about 1095–1056.) He was a man of great strength and activity. 2 Sam. 1:23. He was also famous as a warrior, 1 Chron. 12:2, as is shown by the courage he showed in attacking the garrison of the Philistines, in company with
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JEHO´NATHAN (je-hōʹna-than; “Jehovah has given”). The full Heb. form of the name Jonathan (which see), the eldest son of King Saul, and the name of several other biblical characters.1. The name of one of the Levites sent by Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah to teach the law to the people (2 Chron.
JON´ATHAN (jonʹa-than; a contracted form of Jehonathan, “Jehovah has given”).1. The son (or descendant) of Gershom the son of Manasseh (Judg. 18:30). Jonathan, who was a Levite, resided at Bethlehem and, leaving that place to seek his fortune, came to Mt. Ephraim to the home of Micah. This person made