Jehonadab [N] [H] [S]

Jehovah is liberal; or, whom Jehovah impels.

  • A son of Shimeah, and nephew of David. It was he who gave the fatal wicked advice to Amnon, the heir to the throne ( 2 Samuel 13:3-6 ). He was very "subtil," but unprincipled.

  • A son of Rechab, the founder of a tribe who bound themselves by a vow to abstain from wine ( Jeremiah 35:6-19 ). There were different settlements of Rechabites ( Judges 1:16 ; 4:11 ; 1 Chronicles 2:55 ). (See RECHABITE .) His interview and alliance with Jehu are mentioned in 2 Kings 10:15-23 . He went with Jehu in his chariot to Samaria.

    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 Jehonadab". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .