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Elnathan

Elnathan [N] [H]

whom God has given.

  • An inhabitant of Jerusalem, the father of Nehushta, who was the mother of king Jehoiachin ( 2 Kings 24:8 ). Probably the same who tried to prevent Jehoiakim from burning the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies ( Jeremiah 26:22 ; 36:12 ).
  • 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

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Elnathan [N] [E]

    God hath given; the gift of God
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Elnathan'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Elnathan, or Elnathan

    (God hath given ).

    1. The maternal grandfather of Jehoiachin, ( 2 Kings 24:8 ) the same with Elnathan the son of Achbor. ( Jeremiah 26:22 ; Jeremiah 36:12 Jeremiah 36:25 )
    2. The name of three persons, apparently Levites, in the time of Ezra. ( Ezra 8:16 )

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Elnathan, or Elnathan'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ELNATHAN

    el-na'-than ('elnathan, "God has given"):

    (1) The grandfather of Jehoiachin (2 Kings 24:8).

    (2) A courtier of Jehoiakim; he was one of those sent to Egypt to bring back the prophet Uriah (Jeremiah 26:22), and one of those who heard the reading of Jeremiah's roll and entreated Jehoiakim not to burn the roll (Jeremiah 36:12,25)--possibly the same person as (1) above.

    (3, 4, 5) The name of two "chief men"--unless textual corruption has introduced the name at its second occurrence--and of one "teacher" sent for by Ezra from the camp at the river Ahava (Ezra 8:16).

    F. K. Farr


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ELNATHAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.