Jehonadab (Ji-hoh´nuh-dab)

The son of Rechab and spiritual father of the Rechabite sect, whose members were distinguished by their abstinence from drinking wine, planting vineyards, sowing the land, and building houses (Jer 35:6-7); NRSV: “Jonadab”). Jehonadab was partner to Jehu in the mid-ninth century BCE in the bloody overthrow of the Omride dynasty in Samaria and in eradicating the Baal cult introduced by Jezebel (2Kgs 10:15-29).

Jer 35:6-7

6But they answered, “We will drink no wine, for our ancestor Jonadab son of Rechab commanded us, ‘You shall never drink wine, neither you nor your children;7nor ... View more

2Kgs 10:15-29

15When he left there, he met Jehonadab son of Rechab coming to meet him; he greeted him, and said to him, “Is your heart as true to mine as mine is to yours?” J ... View more

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