Jehonadab in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jehovah is liberal; or, whom Jehovah impels. (1.) A son of
Shimeah, and nephew of David. It was he who gave the
wicked advice to Amnon, the heir to the throne (2 Sam.
He was very "subtil," but unprincipled.
(2.) A son of Rechab, the founder of a tribe who bound
themselves by a vow to abstain from wine (Jer. 35:6-
were different settlements of Rechabites (Judg. 1:16;
Chr. 2:55). (See RECHABITE -T0003080.) His interview
alliance with Jehu are mentioned in 2 Kings 10:15-23.
with Jehu in his chariot to Samaria.
Jehonadab in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Jehonadab in Naves Topical Bible
Jehonadab in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(whom Jehovah impels) and Jon'adab, the son of Rechab, founder
of the Rechabites, an Arab chief. When Jehu was advancing,
after the slaughter of Betheked, on the city of Samaria, he
was suddenly met by Jehonadab, who joined with him in "slaying
all that remained unto Ahab." 2Ki 10:15-17
Jehonadab in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
je-hon'-a-dab (yehonadhabh, either "Yahweh is noble" or
"liberal," or "Yahweh has impelled") = Jonadab (yonadhabh,
(1) Jehonadab in the Hebrew of 2 Sam 13:5; but Jonadab in
English Versions of the Bible, and in Hebrew and English
Versions of the Bible of 13:3,12,35; son of Shimeah, King
David's brother. He was friendly with Amnon his cousin, and
is said to be "a very shrewd (the Revised Version (British
and American) "subtle") man." He planned to get Tamar to
wait upon Amnon. Two years after, when Absalom had murdered
Amnon, and David had heard that all the king's sons were
assassinated, Jehonadab assured him that only Amnon was
killed; and his reassuring tone is justified (2 Sam 13:35);
possibly he knew of Absalom's intentions. Septuagint,
Lucian, has "Jonathan" in 2 Sam 13:3 ff; and in 2 Sam 21:21
parallel 1 Ch 20:7, there is mentioned a son of Shimei (=
"Shimca," 1 Ch 2:7 = "Shammah," 1 Sam 16:9), whose name is
See JONATHAN, (4).
(2) Jehonadab in 2 Ki 10:15,23; in Hebrew of Jer
35:8,14,16,18 = Jonadab in Jer 35:6,10,19, and English
Versions of the Bible of 35:8,14,16,18, "son" of Rechab, of
the Kenite clan (1 Ch 2:55). Jehonadab is described in 2 Ki
10 as an ally of Jehu in the olition of Baal-worship in
Samaria. Jehu met him after slaying the son of Ahab (10:15);
the second part of the verse should probably be translated
"And he greeted him and said to him, Is thy heart upright
(with me) as my heart is with thee? And Jehonadab answered,
Yes. Then spake Jehu (so the Septuagint), If so, give me thy
hand. In Jer 35 (where English Versions of the Bible has
Jonadab throughout), he is called the "father" of the
Rechabites, who derived from him their ordinances for their
nomadic life and abstention from wine.
See RECHAB, RECHABITES.
David Francis Roberts
Jehonadab in Wikipedia
Jehonadab (Hebrew: יְהוֹנָדָב; meaning Jehovah is willing; Latin:
Jonadab) was the son of Rechab. He is mentioned in the Hebrew
Bible at 2 Kings 10:15-31. Though not a Jew himself, he was a
supporter of Jehu, son of Nimshi, in the elimination of the
house of Ahab and in suppressing worship of Baal throughout
Samaria. In the Book of Jeremiah he is called Jonadab.
He prohibited his followers from drinking alcohol, and is
credited with founding the Rechabites. He also commanded that
they live in tents, rather than houses. At Jeremiah 35:6-19,
his followers are commended for adhering to his instructions,
and God promises that his lineage will continue...
Jehonadab Scripture - 2 Kings 10:15
And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the
son of Rechab [coming] to meet him: and he saluted him, and
said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart [is] with thy
heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give [me]
thine hand. And he gave [him] his hand; and he took him up to
him into the chariot.
Jehonadab Scripture - 2 Kings 10:23
And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house
of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and
look that there be here with you none of the servants of the
LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only.