Jehonathan

JEHONATHAN (jē-hŏn'a-thăn, Heb. yehônāthān, Jehovah gave). Variant form of Jonathan. 1. One of the administrators of the property of David (1Chr.27.25). NIV shortens the name to Jonathan.

2. One of the teaching Levites appointed by the godly Jehoshaphat (2Chr.17.8).

3. A priest in the days of Joiakim the high priest (Neh.12.18).


JEHONATHAN jĭ hŏn’ ə thən (יְהוֹנָתָֽן, Yahweh has given). Another form of the name Jonathan. 1. One of the six Levites whom King Jehoshaphat sent to teach the law in the cities of Judah (2 Chron 17:8). Appointed to the same mission were a number of princes and priests.

2. The head of the priestly family of Shemaiah in the days when Joiakim the son of Jeshua was high priest (Neh 12:18).

3. KJV form of Jonathan (1 Chron 27:25).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The name is the same as Jonathan: the Hebrew has the two forms for the same person sometimes; sometimes only one is found. See Jonathan. The form "Jehonathan" occurs as follows in English Versions of the Bible:

(1) A Levite who took part in teaching the Torah in the cities of Judah under Jehoshaphat (2Ch 17:8 English Versions of the Bible and Hebrew).

(2) Head of the priestly family of Shemaiah (Ne 12:18 English Versions of the Bible and Hebrew).

(3) the King James Version and Hebrew in 1Ch 27:25; see nodetitle, (7).