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Jehonathan

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(Heb. Yehonathan', יְהוֹנָתָן, Jehovah given; Sept. Ι᾿ωνάθαν ), the full form of the name of four men.

1. The oldest son of king Saul (1 Samuel 14:6; 1 Samuel 14:8; 1 Samuel 14:21; 1 Samuel 18:1; 1 Samuel 18:3-4; 1 Samuel 19:2; 1 Samuel 19:4; 1 Samuel 19:6-7; 1 Samuel 20 throughout and all later passages except 1 Chronicles 10:2, in all which the A.V. has JONATHAN (See JONATHAN) [q.v.], as the Hebrew likewise elsewhere has).

2. Son of Uzziah and superintendent of certain of king David's storehouses (אֹצָרוֹת, the word rendered "treasures" earlier in the verse and in 27, 28 "cellars") (1 Chronicles 27:25). B.C. 1014.

3. One of the Levites who were sent by Jehoshaphat through the cities of Judah, with a book of the Law, to teach the people (2 Chronicles 17:8). B.C. 910.

4. A priest (Nehemiah 12:18), and the representative of the family of Shemaiah (Nehemiah 12:6) when Joiakim was high priest that is, in the next generation after the return from Babylon under Zerubbabel and Jeshua. B.C. post 536.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Jehonathan'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/j/jehonathan.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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