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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Jonathan

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the son of Saul, a prince of an excellent disposition, and in all varieties of fortune a sincere and steady friend to David. Jonathan gave signal proofs of courage and conduct upon all occasions that offered, during the wars between his father and the Philistines. The death of Jonathan was lamented by David, in one of the noblest and most pathetic odes ever uttered by genius consecrated by pious friendship. See 1 Samuel 13:16 , &c; 1 Samuel 14:1-2 , &c.


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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Jonathan'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wtd/j/jonathan.html. 1831-2.

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