Nathan-melech

NATHAN-MELECH (nā'thăn-mē'lek, Heb. nethan melekh, king’s gift). An officer to whom King Josiah remanded the horses “dedicated to the sun” after burning the chariots in the fire (2Kgs.23.11). The LXX identifies him as “Nathan, the king’s eunuch.”


NATHAN-MELECH nā’ thən mĕl’ ĭk (נְתַנ־מֶ֣לֶכְ, king’s gift). An official under King Josiah, to whose quarters the king removed horses used for sun worship (2 Kings 23:11).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A Judean official, to whose chamber King Josiah removed "the horses of the sun" (2Ki 23:11). The Septuagint calls him "Nathan, the king’s eunuch" (Nathan basileos tou eunouchou).