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Nathan

Nathan [N] [H] [S]

given.

  • A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon ( 2 Chronicles 9:29 ). He is first spoken of in connection with the arrangements David made for the building of the temple ( 2 Samuel 7:2 2 Samuel 7:3 2 Samuel 7:17 ), and next appears as the reprover of David on account of his sin with Bathsheba ( 12:1-14 ). He was charged with the education of ( Solomon 12:25 ), at whose inauguration to the throne he took a prominent part ( 1 Kings 1:8 1 Kings 1:10 1 Kings 1:11 1 Kings 1:22-45 ). His two sons, Zabad ( 1 Chronicles 2:36 ) and Azariah ( 1 Kings 4:5 ) occupied places of honour at the king's court. He last appears in assisting David in reorganizing the public worship ( 2 Chronicles 29:25 ). He seems to have written a life of David, and also a life of Solomon ( 1 Chronicles 29:29 ; 2 Chr 9:29 ).

  • A son of David, by Bathsheba ( 2 Samuel 5:14 ), whose name appears in the genealogy of Mary, the mother of our Lord ( Luke 3:31 ).

  • Ezra 8:16 .

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Nathan". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .