Elnathan (El-nay´thuhn; Heb., “God has given”)

1 A Judean royal official who was sent to Egypt to fetch the prophet Uriah (Jer 26:22) and later protested the king’s burning of Jeremiah’s scroll (Jer 36:25); he may also have been the same as 2. 2 The father of Nehushta, whose son Jehoiachin became king of Judah (2Kgs 24:8). 3 Several leading figures in the time of Ezra (Ezra 8:16).

Jer 26:22

22Then King Jehoiakim sent Elnathan son of Achbor and men with him to Egypt,

Jer 36:25

25Even when Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.

2Kgs 24:8

Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin
8Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign; he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehusht ... View more

Ezra 8:16

16Then I sent for Eliezer, Ariel, Shemaiah, Elnathan, Jarib, Elnathan, Nathan, Zechariah, and Meshullam, who were leaders, and for Joiarib and Elnathan, who wer ... View more

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