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Nathan

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1. A Hebrew prophet, Zechariah 12:12 ; a friend and counselor of David. He approved the king's purpose of building a temple to the lord, but by divine direction transferred this accomplishment to Solomon, 2 Samuel 7:1-17 . By a fine parable, pointedly applied, he convicted David of his guilt in respect to Uriah and Bathsheba, 2 Samuel 12:1-31 Psalm 51:1-19 ; and his bold fidelity here seems to have been appreciated by David, see 2 Samuel 12:25 ; and was effectually aided by him in his peaceful succession to the throne, 1 Kings 1.1-53 . He wrote some memorials, long since lost, of both David and Solomon, 1 Chronicles 29:29 2 Chronicles 9:29 . How long he lived under the reign of Solomon is unknown; but two of his sons were high officers at court, 1 Kings 4:5 .

2. A son of David, by Bathsheba, 1 Chronicles 3:5 14:4 ; an ancestor of Christ, Luke 3:21 . See GENEALOGY .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Nathan'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/n/nathan.html. 1859.

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