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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: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. 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 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).

2. 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).

3. Ezra 8:16.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

given; giving; rewarded

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of David and Bath-Sheba
2 Samuel 5:14; 1 Chronicles 3:5; 1 Chronicles 14:4

2. A prophet in the time of David:

His message to David concerning the building of a temple
2 Samuel 7:1-17; 1 Chronicles 17:1-15

Reproves David for his adultery with Bath-Sheba and his murder of Uriah
2 Samuel 12:1-15

Gives Solomon the name Jedidiah
2 Samuel 12:25

Assists Bath-Sheba in securing to Solomon, her son, the succession to the throne
1 Kings 1:10-14; 1 Kings 1:22-27

Assists in anointing Solomon
1 Kings 1:32-45

Kept the chronicles
1 Chronicles 29:29; 2 Chronicles 9:29

Assists David in the organization of the tabernacle
2 Chronicles 29:25

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a giver).

  1. An eminent Hebrew prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon. (B.C. 1015.) He first appears in the consultation with David about the building of the temple. (2 Samuel 7:2,3,17) He next comes forward as the reprover of David for the sin with Bathsheba; and his famous apologue on the rich man and the ewe lamb, which is the only direct example of his prophetic power, shows it to have been of a very high order. (2 Samuel 12:1-12)
  2. A son of David; one of the four who were borne to him by Bathsheba. (1 Chronicles 3:5) comp, 1 Chronicles 14:4 and 2 Samuel 5:14
  3. Son or brother of one of the members of David's guard. (2 Samuel 23:36; 1 Chronicles 11:38)
  4. One of the head men who returned from Babylon with Ezra on his second expedition. (Ezra 8:16) 1 Esdr. 8.44. It is not impossible that he may be the same with the "son of Bani." (Ezra 10:39)

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Given or gift of God, one of our Lord's disciples, "of Cana in Galilee" (John 21:2). He was "an Israelite indeed, in whom was no guile" (1:47, 48). His name occurs only in the Gospel of John, who in his list of the disciples never mentions Bartholomew, with whom he has consequently been identified. He was one of those to whom the Lord showed himself alive after his resurrection, at the Sea of Tiberias.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the gift of God

Naves Topical Index

Becomes a disciple of Jesus.
John 1:45-49; John 21:2

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(gift of God), a disciple of Jesus Christ, concerning whom, under that name at least, we learn from Scripture little more than his birthplace, Cana of Galilee, (John 21:2) and his simple, truthful character. (John 1:47) The name does not occur in the first three Gospels; but it is commonly believed that Nathan'l and Bartholomew are the same person. The evidence for that belief is as follows: St, John who twice mentions Nathan'l, never introduces the name of Bartholomew at all. St. Matthew, (Matthew 10:3) St. Mark, (Mark 3:18) and St. Luke, (Luke 8:14) all speak of Bartholomew but never of Nathan'l. If was Philip who first brought Nathan'l to Jesus, just as Andrew had brought his brother Simon.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the gift of the king), a eunuch (Authorized Version "chamberlain") in the court of Josiah. (2 Kings 23:11) (B.C. 628.)

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

the gift of the king, or of counsel

Naves Topical Index

An idolatrous chamberlain.
2 Kings 23:11