Jonathan (nephew of David)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jonathan, Son of Shimea
Jonathan, Son of Shimea (יְהוֹנָתָן‎, yehonathan). Nephew of David; kills a “man of great size,” who may have descended from the Rephaim, in a battle at Gath (2 Sam 21:21, 1 Chr 20:7).
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jonathan. 1. Levite from Bethlehem in Judah, a descendant of Gershon, son of Moses (cf. 1 Chr 23:14–16); he was a priest first to Micah in Ephraim and later to Dan’s tribe during the period of the judges (Jgs 18:30).2. Benjamite, the firstborn son of Saul and the father of Merib-baal (1 Sm 14:49; 1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
4. (2 S. 21:21 par 1 Ch. 20:7). Son of Shimei or Shimea, David’s brother. He is said to have been the slayer of Goliath. See Jehonadab 1.
Jonathan jonʹəe-thəen [Heb. yehōnāṯān, yônāṯan—‘Yahweh has given’; Gk. Iōnathan].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jonathan [jŏnˊə thən] (Heb. yehônāṯān, yônāṯan, “Yahweh has given”; Gk. Iōnathan).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JONATHAN (Hebrew, “the Lord has given”) The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The grandson of Moses who settled in the town of Bethlehem in Judah (Judg 17:7). He was born of Moses’s firstborn, Gershom (Exod 2:22), and established a line of priests that served the Danites (Judg 18:30–31).2.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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
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Shimea Father
Jonadab Brother
David Uncle
Solomon Cousin
Joab Cousin
Absalom Cousin
Jesse Grandfather
Abishai Cousin
Adonijah Cousin
Amnon Cousin
Amasa Cousin
Tamar Cousin
Asahel Cousin
Eliab Uncle
Son of David Cousin
Nathan Cousin
Abinadab Uncle
Shammua Cousin
Zeruiah Aunt
Chileab Cousin
Shobab Cousin
Nethanel Uncle
Eliphelet Cousin
Elishama Cousin
Japhia Cousin
Shephatiah Cousin
Ithream Cousin
Ozem Uncle
Nepheg Cousin
Abigail Aunt
Eliada Cousin
Raddai Uncle
Jerimoth Cousin
Elishua Cousin
Ibhar Cousin
Abihail Cousin
Nogah Cousin
Elpelet Cousin