All the Men of the Bible - Friday, December 27, 2013
Nathan [Nā'than]—he hath given.
- The third child of David, born after he came to reign over Israel (2 Sam. 5:14; 1 Chron. 3:5; 14:4).
- The distinguished prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon, who brought home to David the enormity of his sin. What a piercing arrow from the divine bow that was—Thou art the man (2 Sam. 7:2-17; 12; 1 Kings 1; 1 Chron. 17). Although the confidential adviser of King David, Nathan was unsparing in his condemnation of his monarch’s sin. Nathan also wrote a history (2 Chron. 9:29).
- The father of Igal, one of David’s heroes (2 Sam. 23:36).
- Father of Solomon’s chief officer (1 Kings 4:5).
- Son of Attai and father of Zabad, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 2:36).
- Brother of Joel, one of David’s heroes (1 Chron. 11:38).
- A chief man with Ezra at the brook of Ahava (Ezra 8:16).
- A son of Bani who put away his foreign wife (Ezra 10:39).
- A chief man in Israel (Zech. 12:12).
- An ancestor of Jesus Christ (Luke 3:31).
Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.
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