King James Bible Dictionary



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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. The son of Rechab, and founder of the Rechabites (q.v.), 2 Kings 10:15; Jeremiah 35:6, 10.

2. The son of Shimeah, David's brother (2 Samuel 13:3). He was "a very subtil man."

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

who gives liberally

Naves Topical Index

1. Nephew of David:

His complicity with Amnon in his rape of Tamar
2 Samuel 13:3-5

Comforts David on death of Amnon
2 Samuel 13:32-35

2. Called Jehonadab:

A Rechabite and companion of Jehu
2 Kings 10:15-23

His sons refuse to drink wine in obedience to his command
Jeremiah 35:5-10; Jeremiah 35:16-19

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(whom Jehovah impels).

  1. Son of Shimeah and nephew of David. (B.C. 1033.) He is described as "very subtle." (2 Samuel 13:3) His age naturally made him the friend of his cousin Amnon, heir to the throne. (2 Samuel 13:3) He gave him the fatal advice for ensnaring his sister Tamar. ch (2 Samuel 13:5,6) Again, when, in a later stage of the same tragedy, Amnon was murdered by Absalom, and the exaggerated report reached David that all the princes were slaughtered, Jonadab was already aware of the real state of the case. (2 Samuel 13:32,33)
  2. (Jeremiah 35:6,8,10,14,16,18,19) [JEHONADAB]