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Nathan

[ney-thuh n] /ˈneɪ θən/
noun
1.
a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. II Sam. 12; I Kings 1:34.
2.
George Jean, 1882–1958, U.S. drama critic, author, and editor.
3.
Robert, 1894–1985, U.S. novelist and poet.
4.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “gift.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for george j. nathan

Nathan

/ˈneɪθən/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
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Word Origin and History for george j. nathan

Nathan

masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Nathan, literally "he has given," from verb nathan, related to mattan "gift."

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george j. nathan in the Bible

given. (1.) A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon (2 Chr. 9:29). He is first spoken of in connection with the arrangements David made for the building of the temple (2 Sam. 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 Chr. 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 Chr. 29:25). He seems to have written a life of David, and also a life of Solomon (1 Chr. 29:29; 2 Chr. 9:29). (2.) A son of David, by Bathsheba (2 Sam. 5:14), whose name appears in the genealogy of Mary, the mother of our Lord (Luke 3:31). (3.) Ezra 8:16.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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