Nathan

Nathan (Nay´thuhn; Heb., “gift [of God]”)

1 A prophet in the court of David. Three significant events are recorded about him. First, (2Sam 7 and 1Chr 17) says that David consulted with him on his intention to build a temple to house the Ark of the Covenant (v. 2). Second, after David committed adultery with Bathsheba and arranged Uriah’s death (2Sam 11), God sent Nathan to rebuke David (2Sam 12). Finally, in (1Kgs 1), Nathan, without hint of divine instruction, is the king maker, setting the stage and directing dialogue (vv. 13–14), manipulating David to crown Solomon his successor. Nathan is not acting immorally; rather, David is too feeble to act on his own and must be led onto the proper path. The Chronicler also mentions the writings of Nathan as part of his source (1Chr 29:29; 2Chr 9:29) and partly attributes to his authority the musical role of the Levites in the Temple (2Chr 29:25). 2 A son of David (2Sam 5:14; Zech 12:12; 1Chr 3:5; 1Chr 14:4), and Jesus’s ancestor in (Luke 3:31). 3 The father of one of David’s warriors (2Sam 23:26). 4 The brother of another of David’s warriors (1Chr 11:38). 5 The father (sometimes identified with the prophet) of one of Solomon’s officers (1Kgs 4:5). 6 The father of one of Solomon’s priests (1Kgs 4:5); but see (1Chr 2:34-36) where the same [?] Nathan is a descendant of an Egyptian servant). 7 Two men at the time of Ezra (Ezra 8:16; Ezra 10:39).

2Sam 7

God's Covenant with David
1Now when the king was settled in his house, and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him,2the king said to the pro ... View more

1Chr 17

God's Covenant with David
1Now when David settled in his house, David said to the prophet Nathan, “I am living in a house of cedar, but the ark of the covenant ... View more

2Sam 11

David Commits Adultery with Bathsheba
1In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with hi ... View more

2Sam 12

1and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor.2The rich man had ve ... View more

1Kgs 1

The Struggle for the Succession
1King David was old and advanced in years; and although they covered him with clothes, he could not get warm.2So his servants sa ... View more

1Chr 29:29

29Now the acts of King David, from first to last, are written in the records of the seer Samuel, and in the records of the prophet Nathan, and in the records of ... View more

2Chr 9:29

Death of Solomon
29Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from first to last, are they not written in the history of the prophet Nathan, and in the prophecy of Ah ... View more

2Chr 29:25

25He stationed the Levites in the house of the Lord with cymbals, harps, and lyres, according to the commandment of David and of Gad the king's seer and of the ... View more

2Sam 5:14

14These are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,

Zech 12:12

12The land shall mourn, each family by itself; the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by i ... View more

1Chr 3:5

5These were born to him in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon, four by Bath-shua, daughter of Ammiel;

1Chr 14:4

4These are the names of the children whom he had in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, and Nathan; Solomon,

Luke 3:31

31son of Melea, son of Menna, son of Mattatha, son of Nathan, son of David,

2Sam 23:26

26Helez the Paltite; Ira son of Ikkesh of Tekoa;

1Chr 11:38

38Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar son of Hagri,

1Kgs 4:5

5Azariah son of Nathan was over the officials; Zabud son of Nathan was priest and king's friend;

1Kgs 4:5

5Azariah son of Nathan was over the officials; Zabud son of Nathan was priest and king's friend;

1Chr 2:34-36

34Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters; but Sheshan had an Egyptian slave, whose name was Jarha.35So Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to his slave Jarha ... View more

Ezra 8:16

16Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were leaders, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who wer ... View more

Ezra 10:39

39Shelemiah, Nathan, Adaiah,

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