Bible Names A-G: Elnathan
Elnathan in Easton's Bible Dictionary
whom God has given. (1.) An inhabitant of Jerusalem, the
of Nehushta, who was the mother of king Jehoiachin (2
24:8). Probably the same who tried to prevent
burning the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies (Jer. 26:22;
(2.) Ezra 8:16.
Elnathan in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Elnathan: of Jerusalem. Jehoiachin's maternal grandfather (2
Kings 24:8). Son of Achbor. Jehoiakim's ready tool for evil,
in fetching the prophet Urijah out of Egypt to be killed
(Jeremiah 26:22-23); one of the king's council when Jeremiah's
roll was burned (Jeremiah 36:12; Jeremiah 36:25); he
interceded with the king not to burn it. Compare for three
others Ezra 8:16.
Elnathan in Hitchcock's Bible Names
God hath given; the gift of God
Elnathan in Naves Topical Bible
1. Father of Nehushta, the mother of king Jehoiachin
2Ki 24:8; Jer 26:22; 36:12,25
-2. Name of three Levites in the time of Ezra
Elnathan in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(God hath given).
1. The maternal grandfather of Jehoiachin, 2Ki 24:8
the same with Elnathan the son of Achbor. Jer 26:22; 36:12,25
2. The name of three persons, apparently Levites, in
the time of Ezra. Ezr 8:16
Elnathan in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
el-na'-than ('elnathan, "God has given"):
(1) The grandfather of Jehoiachin (2 Ki 24:8).
(2) A courtier of Jehoiakim; he was one of those sent to Egypt
to bring back the prophet Uriah (Jer 26:22), and one of those
who heard the reading of Jeremiah's roll and entreated
Jehoiakim not to burn the roll (Jer 36:12,25)--possibly the
same person as (1) above.
(3, 4, 5) The name of two "chief men"--unless textual
corruption has introduced the name at its second occurrence--
and of one "teacher" sent for by Ezra from the camp at the
river Ahava (Ezr 8:16).
F. K. Farr
Elnathan Scripture - 2 Kings 24:8
Jehoiachin [was] eighteen years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's
name [was] Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
Elnathan Scripture - Jeremiah 26:22
And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, [namely], Elnathan
the son of Achbor, and [certain] men with him into Egypt.
Elnathan Scripture - Jeremiah 36:12
Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's
chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, [even] Elishama
the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the
son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah
the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
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