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Lamb in Nathan’s Parable
The ewe lamb belonging to the poor man in Nathan’s parable.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nathan (Person)
NATHAN (PERSON) [Heb nātān (נָתָן)]. Var. NETHANIAH. 1. A son of David born in Jerusalem to Bath-shua (Bathsheba) (2 Sam 5:14; 1 Chr 3:5; 14:4). Three full brothers of Nathan’s are listed: Shammua (Shimea), Shobab, and Solomon. In addition, David had six sons born previously in Hebron to six different
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nathan
1. The prophet in the period of David and Solomon who figures prominently in three narratives: God’s promise to David of the continuation of his dynasty (2 S. 7); the announcement of God’s punishment of David for his theft of Bathsheba (2 S. 12); Solomon’s succession to the throne (1 K. 1).In the first
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nathan
Nathan (nay´thuhn; Heb., “gift”).1 A prophet in the court of David. Three significant events are recorded about him. In 2 Sam. 7 (and 1 Chron. 17), David consults with him regarding his intention to build a temple to house the ark of the covenant. Nathan at first assumes that God approves of this plan,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nathan
Nathan (Heb. nāṯān)1. A son of David by Bathshua (Bathsheba) daughter of Ammiel; full brother of Solomon (2 Sam. 5:14; 1 Chr. 3:5; 14:4). He is mentioned in an eschatological prophecy (Zech. 12:12), which may account for Luke’s genealogy of Jesus through Nathan (Luke 3:31) rather than through Solomon
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
NATHAN (1)
NATHAN (1)<na’-than> (נָתָנע, nathan], “gift”; [Ναθάν, Nathan]): A court prophet in David’s reign and a supporter of Solomon at his accession. There are three main incidents in his career as depicted in the Old Testament.
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
Nathan
NathanNathan is a true prophet of the Lord living during the time of David. Although David had a son named Nathan (2 Sam. 5:14), the name is a common name, and there is no indication that the prophet Nathan is David’s son.Nathan the prophet functions as a spokesman for God and as a member of David’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Nathan (1)
NATHAN, nāʹthan (נָתָן‎, nāthān, “gift”; Ναθάν, Nathán): A court prophet in David’s reign and a supporter of Solomon at his accession. There are three main incidents in his career as depicted in the OT.
Nathan (2)
NATHAN:(1) A prophet (2 S 7; Ps 51, title). See preceding article.(2) A son of King David (2 S 5:14; 1 Ch 3:5; 14:4).(3) Father of Igal, one of David’s heroes (2 S 23:36). In 1 Ch 11:38, we have “Joel the brother of Nathan”; LXX B has “son” in this ver, but it is impossible to say whether Igal or
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