Jonathan (son of Saul)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jonathan, Son of Saul
Jonathan, Son of Saul (יוֹנָתָן‎, yonathan; יְהוֹנָתָן‎, yehonathan). The oldest son of King Saul and close friend of David.
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
Jonathan Son of Saul
JONATHAN SON OF SAUL. Jonathan was the oldest son of Saul, son of Kish, and his wife Ahinoam, daughter of Ahimaaz. He was the heir to the Saulide throne of Israel before his untimely death at Mt. Gilboa. The throne eventually passed on to David, who is portrayed as having been a very close personal friend
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[Heb yehônāṯān, yônāṯān—‘Yahweh has given’; Gk. Iōnathan]. The eldest son of Saul, the first king of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin.
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jonathan (jon´uh-thuhn), the firstborn son of Saul and Ahinoam. He became the most important prince of King Saul (the first king of Israel) and a close friend to David, his father’s rival and successor. He was the father of Merib-baal/Mephibosheth (2 Sam. 9; 1 Chron. 8:34). Jonathan lived in the second
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
See also
Saul Father
Ish-bosheth Brother
Mephibosheth Brother
Abinadab Brother
Armoni Brother
Malchi-shua Brother
Ishvi Brother
Michal Sister
Merab Sister
Kish Grandfather
Micah Grandson