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Nathan

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1. Son of David and Bathsheba. 2 Samuel 5:14 ; 1 Chronicles 3:5 ; 1 Chronicles 14:4 ; Luke 3:31 .

2. The prophet, who held an influential position during the reigns of David and Solomon. He is first mentioned when David had in his heart to build a house to Jehovah. Nathan at first encouraged the proposition, but afterwards had a special message from God to direct David otherwise. It was Nathan who had to condemn David's conduct with respect to Bathsheba and her husband; he delicately brought the sin home to his conscience by means of a suited parable. He also took a prominent part in securing the throne for Solomon, 2 Samuel 7:2-17 ; 2 Samuel 12:1-25 ; 1 Kings 1:8-45 ; 1 Chronicles 17:1-15 ; 2 Chronicles 29:25 ; Psalm 51 : title. He wrote a 'book' containing the Acts of David the king and of Solomon, which does not form a part of scripture. 1 Chronicles 29:29 ; 2 Chronicles 9:29 .

3. Man of Zobah, father of Igal. 2 Samuel 23:36 .

4. Father of Azariah and Zabud. 1 Kings 4:5 .

5. Son of Attai, and father of Zabad. 1 Chronicles 2:36 .

6. Brother of Joel, one of David's mighty men. 1 Chronicles 11:38 .

7. One who returned from exile. Ezra 8:16 .

8. One who had married a strange wife. Ezra 10:39 .

9. A chief man in Israel, whose family will mourn apart. Zechariah 12:12 . Perhaps a reference to the family of No. 2.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Nathan'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/n/nathan.html. 1897.

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