Jonathan (son of Absalom)
General of the Maccabean army under Simon.
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
Jonathan (son of Absalom)
17. Son of Absalom (1 Macc. 13:11). He was sent by Simon the Maccabee to capture Joppa (cf. 11:70, where a Mattathias son of Absalom is mentioned).
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jonathanwhom Jehovah gave, the name of fifteen or more persons that are mentioned in Scripture. The chief of these are, (1.) A Levite descended from Gershom (Judg. 18:30). His history is recorded in 17:7–13 and 18:30. The Rabbins changed this name into Manasseh “to screen the memory of the great lawgiver
See also
Apsalomos Father
Mattathias Brother