Character Study on Nethaniah

Character Study on Nethaniah

2 Kings 25: And when all the captains of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor, there came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan the son of Careah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, and Jaazaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
2 Kings 25: But it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, came, and ten men with him, and smote Gedaliah, that he died, and the Jews and the Chaldees that were with him at Mizpah.
1 Chronicles 25: Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the king.
1 Chronicles 25: The fifth to Nethaniah, he, his sons, and his brethren, were twelve:
2 Chronicles 17: And with them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah, and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites; and with them Elishama and Jehoram, priests.
Jeremiah 36: Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto them.
Jeremiah 40: Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and their men.
Jeremiah 40: And said unto him, Dost thou certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not.
Jeremiah 40: Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?
Jeremiah 41: Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.
Jeremiah 41: Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men that were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
Jeremiah 41: And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
Jeremiah 41: And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them, and cast them into the midst of the pit, he, and the men that were with him.
Jeremiah 41: Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain.
Jeremiah 41: Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
Jeremiah 41: But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,
Jeremiah 41: Then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great waters that are in Gibeon.
Jeremiah 41: But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the Ammonites.
Jeremiah 41: Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon:
Jeremiah 41: Because of the Chaldeans: for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor in the land.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Nethaniah
Given of Jehovah.
One of Asaph's sons, appointed by David to minister in the temple (1 Chronicles 25:2,12 ).



A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the law (2 Chronicles 17:8 ).



Jeremiah 36:14 .



2 Kings 25:23,25 .


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Nethaniah
("Jehovah-given".)

1. 1 Chronicles 25:2; 1 Chronicles 25:12.

2. 2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:8.

3. Jeremiah 36:14.

4. 2 Chronicles 17:8.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Nethaniah
NETHANIAH. 1 . The father of Ishmael the murderer of Gedaliah ( 2 Kings 25:23 ; 2 Kings 25:25 , Jeremiah 40:8 ; Jeremiah 40:14-15 ; Jeremiah 41:1 f., Jeremiah 41:6 f., Jeremiah 41:9-10 ff., Jeremiah 41:15 f., Jeremiah 41:18 ). 2. An Asaphite ( 1 Chronicles 25:2 ; 1 Chronicles 25:12 ). 3. A Levite ( 2 Chronicles 17:8 ). 4. The father of Jehudi ( Jeremiah 36:14 ).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Nethaniah
(nehth uh ni' uh) Personal name meaning, “given of Yah.” 1. Son of Asaph who served in a company of prophets established by David. They issued their message with harps, psalteries, and cymbals (1 Chronicles 25:1-2 ). 2 . Levite sent along with Jehoshaphat's princes to teach from the book of the law of God in all the cities of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7-9 ).

3. Father of Jehudi sent to Baruch by the princes of Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 36:14 ).

4. Father of Ishmael who killed Gedaliah (2 Kings 25:23-25 ; Jeremiah 40:8 ,Jeremiah 40:8,40:14-16 ;Jeremiah 40:14-16;41:1 ).



Hitchcock's Bible Names - Nethaniah
The gift of the Lord
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Nethaniah
1. Son of Elishama and father of Ishmael who slew Gedaliah. 2 Kings 25:23,25 , Jeremiah 40:8,14,15 ; Jeremiah 41:1-18 .

2. Son of Asaph, and one of the chiefs in the service of song. 1 Chronicles 25:2,12 .

3. Levite whom Jehoshaphat sent to teach the people. 2 Chronicles 17:8 .

4. Father of Jehudi. Jeremiah 36:14 .

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Jehudi - Son of Nethaniah, and an attendant at the court of Jehoiakim
Jehudi - A Jew, son of Nethaniah
Jehu'di - (a Jew ), son of Nethaniah, a man employed by the princes of Jehoiakim's court to fetch Baruch to read Jeremiah's denunciation, ( Jeremiah 36:14 ) and then by the king to fetch the volume itself and read it to him
Nethaniah - Nethaniah
Elishama - According to tradition, father of Nethaniah and grandfather of Ishmael, "of the seed royal" at the captivity (2 Kings 25:25; Jeremiah 41:1)
Elishama - Father of Nethaniah, 'of the seed royal
Elish'Ama - (1 Chronicles 2:41 ) ... The father of Nethaniah and grandfather of Ishmael
Elishama - The father of Nethaniah, and grandfather of Ishmael, ‘of the seed royal,’ who killed Gedaliah at the time of the Exile ( 2 Kings 25:25 , Jeremiah 41:1 )
Ishmael - " ... ... ... The son of Nethaniah, "of the seed royal" (Jeremiah 40:8,15 )
Miz'Pah - , and the scene of his murder and of the romantic incidents connected with the name of Ishmael the son of Nethaniah
Ishmael - Son of Nethaniah, of the 'seed royal,' but of what family is not known
Ishmael - Son of Nethaniah, son of Elishama of the seed royal of Judah (Jeremiah 40:7-41;Jeremiah 40:15; 2 Kings 25:23-25)