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Jonas

Jonas [N] [S]

  • Greek form of Jonah ( Matthew 12:39 Matthew 12:40 Matthew 12:41 , etc.).

  • The father of the apostles Peter ( John 21:15-17 ) and Andrew; but the reading should be (also in 1:42 ), as in the Revised Version, "John," instead of Jonas.

    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

  • Jonas

    Jonah.

    And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of JONAS the prophet. For as JONAS was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. ( Luke 11:29-30 )

    Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

    Bibliography Information

    "Entry for 'Jonas'". A King James Dictionary.

    Jonas [N] [E]

    (a dove ).

    1. The prophet Jonah. ( Matthew 12:39 Matthew 12:40 Matthew 12:41 ; 16:4 )
    2. Father of Peter. ( John 21:15-17 ) [JONA]

    [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

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

    JONAS (1)

    jo'-nas (Ionas; the King James Version, Jonan):

    (1) Son of Eliasib (1 Esdras 9:1).

    (2) Corresponds in 1 Esdras 9:23 to "Eliezer" in Ezra 10:23.

    (3) The prophet Jonah (2 Esdras 1:39; Tobit 14:4,8).


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JONAS (1)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

    JONAS (2)

    jo'-nas (yonah, or yochanan; Iona):

    (1) The name given in Matthew 12:39-41; 16:4; Luke 11:29-32 the King James Version to the Old Testament prophet Jonah (the Revised Version (British and American) renders "Jonah").

    See JONAH.

    (2) (Ioanes):

    The name given in John 21:15,16 the King James Version to the father of the apostle Simon Peter. Nothing further is known of him, except the different forms of his name. In John 1:42 the King James Version he is called Jona (compare also Matthew 16:17 the King James Version). In John 1:42; 21:15,16 the Revised Version (British and American) he is called John, with the marginal note "Gr Joanes." In Matthew 16:17 the Revised Version (British and American) Simon Peter is called Simon Bar-Jonah.

    Jonas may be a contraction for Joanes (Keim). It has also been suggested that the father of Simon may have had a double name, Jona-Johannes (compare F. H. Chase in HDB, article "John, father of Simon Peter").

    C. M. Kerr


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    These files are public domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JONAS (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.