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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Nathan

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Nathan (nâ'than), given. 1. A distinguished prophet of Judæa, in the reigns of David and Solomon. 2 Samuel 7:2. Nathan was to tell David that he could not build the temple, and to point out David's sin against Uriah, which he conveyed under the striking allegory of the rich man and the ewe-lamb. Nathan was one of David's biographers, 1 Chronicles 29:29, and also Solomon's. 2 Chronicles 9:29. 2. One of the sons of David by Bathsheba. 1 Chronicles 3:5. 3. Father of one of David's warriors. 2 Samuel 23:36. 4. One of the chief men who returned to Jerusalem with Ezra. Ezra 8:16. 5. A descend* ant of Caleb. 1 Chronicles 2:36.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Nathan'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/n/nathan.html. 1893.

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