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Easton's Bible Dictionary


given. (1.) A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon (2Ch 9:29). He is first spoken of in connection with the arrangements David made for the building of the temple (2Sa 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 (1Ki 1:8,10,11,22-45). His two sons, Zabad (1Ch 2:36) and Azariah (1Ki 4:5) occupied places of honour at the king's court. He last appears in assisting David in reorganizing the public worship (2Ch 29:25). He seems to have written a life of David, and also a life of Solomon (1Ch 29:29; 2Ch 9:29).

(2.) A son of David, by Bathsheba (2Sa 5:14), whose name appears in the genealogy of Mary, the mother of our Lord (Luk 3:31).

(3.) Ezr 8:16.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


given; giving; rewarded

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(a giver).

(1.) An eminent Hebrew prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon. (B.C. 1015) He first appears in the consultation with David about the building of the temple (2 Samuel 7:2-3; 7:17). He next comes forward as the reprover of David for the sin with Bathsheba; and his famous apologue on the rich man and the ewe lamb, which is the only direct example of his prophetic power, shows it to have been of a very high order (2 Samuel 12:1-12).

(2.) A son of David; one of the four who were borne to him by Bathsheba (1 Chronicles 3:5) comp, 1 Chronicles 14:4 and 2 Samuel 5:14.

(3.) Son or brother of one of the members of David's guard (2 Samuel 23:36; 1 Chronicles 11:38).

(4.) One of the head men who returned from Babylon with Ezra on his second expedition (Ezra 8:16). 1 Esdras 8:44. It is not impossible that he may be the same with the "son of Bani." (Ezra 10:39).


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