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Nathan (prophet)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A prophet in the court of King David whose oracles and political involvement influenced the course of Israel’s history. His two recorded prophecies are centered on David’s kingship and his line of succession, and lay the foundation for Israel’s traditions about the Messiah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nathan the Prophet
Nathan the Prophet (נתן‎, ntn). A prophet in the court of King David whose oracles and political involvement influenced the course of Israel’s history. His two recorded prophecies are centered on David’s kingship and his line of succession, and lay the foundation for Israel’s traditions about the Messiah.
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nathan
Nathan. 1. Son of David by Bathshua (Bath-sheba), the third son to be born in Jerusalem (2 Sm 5:14; 1 Chr 3:5; 14:4). Nathan, Solomon’s older brother, is featured in the apocalyptic oracle of Zechariah 12:12 and Christ’s line of descent via Joseph (Lk 3:31).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.2. One of the
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
Nathan
5. The name occurs twice in 1 K. 4:5: “Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers [Solomon’s]; Zabud the son of Nathan was priest and king’s friend.” This Zabud may be identical to Zabad, a son of Nathan (4). If so, then perhaps 1 K. 4:5 refers to two different Nathans. On the other hand, there
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nathan
NATHAN1. Son of David by Bathsheba, the third son to be born in Jerusalem (2 Sm 5:14; 1 Chr 3:5; 14:4). Nathan, Solomon’s older brother, is featured in the apocalyptic oracle of Zechariah 12:12 and Christ’s line of descent via Joseph (Lk 3:31).See also Genealogy of Jesus Christ.2. One of the early
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,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nathan
NATHAN1. Son of Attai and father of Zabad of the clan of Jerahmeel in the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:36).2. The third child of David who was born to him and Bathsheba after beginning his reign in Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:14; 1 Chr 3:5; 14:5). He is one of the forefathers of Christ (Lk 3:31). His branch of the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nathan
NATHAN (Heb. nāṯān ‘he [i.e. God] has given’). Of some eleven men of this name in the OT the following at least can be identified as separate individuals:1. A prophet (Heb. nāḇî’) involved in the story of King David. He appears without introduction when David expresses his wish to build a temple
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Nathan
Na´than (a giver).1. An eminent Hebrew prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon. (b.c. 1015.) He first appears in the consultation with David about the building of the temple. 2 Sam. 7:2, 3, 17. He next comes forward as the reprover of David for the sin with Bath-sheba; and his famous apologue on
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nathan
NA´THAN (nāʹthan; “He, i.e., God, has given”).1. A son of David; one of the four who were born to him by Bath-Shua (Bathsheba; 1 Chron. 3:5; cf. 14:4 and 2 Sam. 5:14), about 987 b.c. Nathan appears to have taken no part in the events of his father’s or his brother’s reigns. To him are to be referred,
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Azariah Son
Zabud Son
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