Character Study on Elnathan

Character Study on Elnathan

2 Kings 24: Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.
Ezra 8: Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.
Jeremiah 26: And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.
Jeremiah 36: Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
Jeremiah 36: Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but he would not hear them.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Elnathan
Whom God has given.
An inhabitant of Jerusalem, the father of Nehushta, who was the mother of king Jehoiachin (2 Kings 24:8 ). Probably the same who tried to prevent Jehoiakim from burning the roll of Jeremiah's prophecies (Jeremiah 26:22 ; 36:12 ).

Ezra 8:16 .


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Elnathan
Elnathan: of Jerusalem. Jehoiachin's maternal grandfather (2 Kings 24:8). Son of Achbor. Jehoiakim's ready tool for evil, in fetching the prophet Urijah out of Egypt to be killed (Jeremiah 26:22-23); one of the king's council when Jeremiah's roll was burned (Jeremiah 36:12; Jeremiah 36:25); he interceded with the king not to burn it. Compare for three others Ezra 8:16.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Elnathan
(ehl na' am) Personal name meaning, “God has given.” 1. Father of King Jehoiachin's mother (2 Kings 24:8 ). 2 . Possibly to be identified with 1. He was the member of King Jehoiakim's advisory staff who brought the prophet Uriah back to the king from Egypt for punishment (Jeremiah 26:22-23 ). He tried to prevent the king from burning Baruch's scroll of Jeremiah's preaching (Jeremiah 36:12-26 ). 2 . Three men of the same name plus a “Nathan” are listed in Ezra 8:16 as part of the delegation Ezra sent to search for Levites to return from Babylon to Jerusalem with him. Many Bible students feel that copying of the manuscripts has introduced extra names into the list.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Elnathan
ELNATHAN . 1. The father of Nehushta, the mother of Jehoiachin ( 2 Kings 24:8 ). 2. The son of Achbor, the chief of those sent to Egypt to fetch Uriah, who had offended Jehoiakim by his prophecy ( Jeremiah 26:22 ff.); and one of those who had entreated the king not to burn the roll ( Jeremiah 36:25 ). It is possible that he is identical with No. 1. 3. The name occurs no fewer than three times in the list of those sent for by Ezra when he encamped near Ahava ( Ezra 8:16 ). In 1Es 8:44 there are only two corresponding names, the second of which is Ennatan .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Elnathan
1. Son of Achbor and father of Nehushta, Jehoiakim's queen: he begged Jehoiakim not to burn the sacred roll. 2 Kings 24:8 ; Jeremiah 26:22 ; Jeremiah 36:12,25 .

2-4. Three of those whom Ezra sent to fetch Levites to accompany him to Jerusalem. Ezra 8:16 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Elnathan
God hath given; the gift of God

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Ennatan - See Elnathan
Nehushta - Copper, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem, and the wife of Jehoiakin (2 Kings 24:8 ), king of Judah
Nehush'ta - (brass ), the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem, wife of Jehoiakim and mother of Jehoiachin, kings of Judah
el'Nathan, -
The maternal grandfather of Jehoiachin, (2 Kings 24:8 ) the same with Elnathan the son of Achbor
Achbor - A courtier under Josiah, son of Micaiah ( 2 Kings 22:12 ; 2 Kings 22:14 ), and father of Elnathan ( Jeremiah 26:22 om
Achbor - Father of king Jehoiakim's ready tool in evil, Elnathan (Jeremiah 26:22-23); Achbor was, on the contrary, an instrument of good Josiah, to inquire the Lord's will from the prophetess Huldah
Elnathan - Elnathan: of Jerusalem
Achbor - Father of Elnathan, whom Jehoiakim sent to bring back prophet Uriah from Egypt to execute him (Jeremiah 26:22 )
Elnathan - Elnathan
Uri'Jah - His retreat was soon covered; Elnathan and his men brought him up out of Egypt, and Jehoiakim slew him with the sword and cast his body forth among the graves of the common people (Jeremiah 26:20-23 )
Gemariah - Gemariah had some fear of God and moral courage, for he, with Elnathan and Delaiah, interceded with king Jehoiakim not to burn the roll; but he would not hear them
Jehoiakim - Urijah, son of Shemaiah, of Kirjath Jearim, prophesied against Jerusalem and Judah in the name of Jehovah thereupon Jehoiakim sought to kill him; he fled to Egypt, but Jehoiakim sent Elnathan of Achbor, and men with him, who brought Urijah back from Egypt, the Egyptian king allowing his vassal Jehoiakim to do so. ... Even Elnathan, who had been his tool against Urijah, recoiled from this, and interceded with Jehoiakim not to burn the roll; but he would not hear, nay even commanded his minions to apprehend Baruch and Jeremiah: but the Lord hid them (Psalms 31:20; Psalms 83:3; Isaiah 26:20)
Uriah - Prophesied, as Jeremiah did, against the land and Jerusalem, so that the king sought to kill him; he escaped to Egypt; thence Elnathan brought him, and Jehoiakim killed him with the sword and cast his body among the graves of the common people (Jeremiah 26:20-23)
Jeremiah - In the three months' reign of Jehoiachin, Jeconiah, or Coriah (the omission of the Jah marking his severance from Jehovah), Jeremiah prophesied the carrying away of the king and the queen mother Nehushta, daughter of Elnathan (Jeremiah 13:18; Jeremiah 22:24-30; 2 Kings 24:6; 2 Kings 24:8; 2 Kings 24:12; 2 Kings 24:15)