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Bible Names A-G: Elnathan


Elnathan in Easton's Bible Dictionary whom God has given. (1.) An inhabitant of Jerusalem, the father of Nehushta, who was the mother of king Jehoiachin (2 Kings 24:8). Probably the same who tried to prevent Jehoiakim from burning the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies (Jer. 26:22; 36:12). (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 Ezr 8:16

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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