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Easton's Bible Dictionary


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  • A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon (2 Chronicles 9:29 ). He is first spoken of in connection with the arrangements David made for the building of the temple (2 Samuel 7:2,3,17 ), and next appears as the reprover of David on account of his sin with Bathsheba (12:1-14). He was charged with the education of (Song of Solomon 12:25 ), at whose inauguration to the throne he took a prominent part (1 Kings 1:8,10,11,22-45 ). His two sons, Zabad (1 Chronicles 2:36 ) and Azariah (1 Kings 4:5 ) occupied places of honour at the king's court. He last appears in assisting David in reorganizing the public worship (2 Chronicles 29:25 ). He seems to have written a life of David, and also a life of Solomon (1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 9:29 ).

  • A son of David, by Bathsheba (2 Samuel 5:14 ), whose name appears in the genealogy of Mary, the mother of our Lord (Luke 3:31 ).

  • Ezra 8:16 .

    Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Nathan'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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