Nathan (2)


(1) A prophet (Psalms 5148/A>, title). See preceding article.

(2) A son of King David (2 Samuel 5:14; 1 Chronicles 3:5; 14:4).

(3) Father of Igal, one of David's heroes (2 Samuel 23:36). In 1 Chronicles 11:38, we have "Joe the brother of Nathan"; the Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus has "son" in this verse, but it is impossible to say whether Igal or Joe is the correct name.

(4) A Jerahmeelite (1 Chronicles 2:36), whose son is called Zabad, whom some suppose to be the same as Zabud (1 Kings 4:5). On this view this Nathan is the same as the prophet (see 1, above).

(5) A companion of Ezra from Babylon (Ezra 8:16 and 1 Esdras 8:44).

(6) Nathanias (1 Esdras 9:34), one of those who had married foreign wives (Ezra 10:39).

(7) Name of a family (Zechariah 12:12).

David Francis Roberts

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