What does Jehonadab mean in the Bible?

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יְהוֹנָדָ֥ב a son of Rechab 1

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   1 a son of Rechab, chief of the Rechabites, in the time of Jehu and Ahab.
   2 a nephew of David.
   Additional Information: Jehonadab = “Jehovah is willing”.
   

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jehonadab
See JONADAB.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jehonadab
("Jehovah makes freely willing"): JEHONADAB or JONADAB. 2 Kings 10:15; 2 Kings 10:23; Jeremiah 35:8; Jeremiah 35:14; Jeremiah 35:16; Jeremiah 35:18; 1 Chronicles 2:55; "the (four) families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez ... the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab" ("the rider".) (See JABEZ.) Rechab, father of Jehonadab, belonged to the Kenites connected with Israel through Moses' marriage; these (Heber and Jael) with Israel entered Canaan, and shared their inheritance, though remaining nomads in tents, some in the far N. (Judges 4:11), others made their "nest" in the rocks of Engedi (Judges 1:16; Numbers 24:21), others near their native desert in southern Judah (1 Samuel 15:6). (See HEBER; JAEL; ENGEDI.)
Jehonadab, the tribe father of the Rechabites, enjoined the rule of the clan on his children the more strictly because these were brought into close contact with the settled community, which would tempt them to neglect it, namely, to dwell in tents and not build houses, not to sow seed or plant vineyards. This rule they observed with such filial obedience as to secure the promise "that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee," fifth commandment. Jeremiah (Jeremiah 35) argues, a fortiori, if earthly sons so honour their father how much more ought Judah, to whom God hath commanded "Return ye now every man from his evil way" by His prophets, "rising early and speaking," hearken to the heavenly Father; yet Judah has not done so. Both therefore shall fare accordingly: Judah shall suffer all the evil pronounced against her; "Jehonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before Jehovah for ever." Compare Malachi 1:6.
Jehonadab by his strict asceticism was held in high repute in Israel, as well as in his own tribe; Jehu desired his countenance, that so he might without any opposition carry out the slaughter of the Baal worshippers. Jehu "blessed" Jehonadab (margin 2 Kings 10:15) on meeting him, and asked, Is thy heart right (true) as my heart is with thy heart? Jehonadab gave his hand in token of pledged fellowship (Ezra 10:19). Then Jehu took him up to him in his chariot and imparted his secret plan. Jehonadab's followers by his strict rule on the one hand avoided possible collision with the settled Israelites among whom they were; and Diodorus Siculus (19:94) gives a like picture of the Nabathaean Arabs, "it is a law with them neither to sow grain, nor to plant fruit-bearing plants, nor to use wine, nor to provide a house."
On the other hand, as a half religious sect, indirectly originating from Elijah's and Elisha's reforming efforts, and copying the Nazarite rule in part (compare Amos 2:11), they maintained the true religion as far as they knew it by avoiding needless association with the degenerate people around. Such a sincere zealot as Jehonadab was just the ally whom the fiery self seeking (See JEHU wanted. The name Rechab, "rider," may also imply their unsettled pilgrim state, from which they deviated only when in fear of Nebuchadnezzar they took refuge within Jerusalem; but even there they would not for any consideration violate the law of their forefather. (See RECHAB.) Jehonadab is last mentioned in accompanying Jehu into Baal's temple, to remove all Jehovah's secret worshippers (2 Kings 10:23), whom probably his previous knowledge of them in the desert would enable him to discern.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehonadab
Jehonadab (je-hŏn'a-dăb), or Jonadab, whom Jehovah incites. The son of Rechab, the founder of the Rechabites, which see. He joined Jehu in the slaughter of the Baalites. 2 Kings 10:15-23.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jehonadab
Jonadab
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jehonadab
JEHONADAB or JONADAB. 1. Son of Shimeah, David’s brother, and the friend of Amnon the son of David. He is described as ‘a very subtil man.’ He aided Amnon to carry out his intrigue against his half-sister Tamar ( 2 Samuel 13:3 ff.), and after the assassination of Amnon was the first to grasp the true state of affairs, and to allay the king’s distress by his prompt report of the safety of the royal princes ( 2 Samuel 13:30 ff.). 2. Son of Rechab, of the clan of the Kenites ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 ), and formulator of the rules imposed upon descendants, the Rechabites ( Jeremiah 35:1-19 ; see Rechabites). Jehonadab was thoroughly in sympathy with the measures adopted by Jehu for the vindication of the religion of J″ [1] ( 2 Kings 10:15 ; 2 Kings 10:23 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Jehonadab
(jih hahn' uh dab) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh incites” or “Yahweh offers Himself freely.” Son of Rechab who supported Jehu in the latter's bloody purge of the house of Ahab (2 Kings 10:15 ). He was representative of a group of austere ultraconservatives known as the Rechabites. Jeremiah 35:1 relates a meeting between the prophet and Rechabites, who cited the teaching of their ancestor Jehonadab (who in Jeremiah is called Jonadab). In the context of that meeting, some of the precepts of the Rechabites are articulated. They are reminiscent of the regulations that governed the Nazirites. The Hebrew word rechab means “chariot,” so some scholars think Jehonadab belonged to Israel's chariot forces. See Rechabites ; Jehu .
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jehonadab
Jehovah is liberal; or, whom Jehovah impels.
A son of Shimeah, and nephew of David. It was he who gave the fatal wicked advice to Amnon, the heir to the throne (2 Samuel 13:3-6 ). He was very "subtil," but unprincipled.
A son of Rechab, the founder of a tribe who bound themselves by a vow to abstain from wine (Jeremiah 35:6-19 ). There were different settlements of Rechabites (Judges 1:16 ; 4:11 ; 1 Chronicles 2:55 ). (See RECHABITE .) His interview and alliance with Jehu are mentioned in 2 Kings 10:15-23 . He went with Jehu in his chariot to Samaria.

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Jonadab - (jan' uh dab) Short form of personal name Jehonadab meaning, “Yah proves himself to be generous. Form used at times for Jehonadab in Jeremiah 35:1 . See Jehonadab
Jonadab - See Jehonadab
Jehonadab - ("Jehovah makes freely willing"): Jehonadab or JONADAB. ) Rechab, father of Jehonadab, belonged to the Kenites connected with Israel through Moses' marriage; these (Heber and Jael) with Israel entered Canaan, and shared their inheritance, though remaining nomads in tents, some in the far N. )...
Jehonadab, the tribe father of the Rechabites, enjoined the rule of the clan on his children the more strictly because these were brought into close contact with the settled community, which would tempt them to neglect it, namely, to dwell in tents and not build houses, not to sow seed or plant vineyards. Both therefore shall fare accordingly: Judah shall suffer all the evil pronounced against her; "Jehonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before Jehovah for ever. ...
Jehonadab by his strict asceticism was held in high repute in Israel, as well as in his own tribe; Jehu desired his countenance, that so he might without any opposition carry out the slaughter of the Baal worshippers. Jehu "blessed" Jehonadab (margin 2 Kings 10:15) on meeting him, and asked, Is thy heart right (true) as my heart is with thy heart? Jehonadab gave his hand in token of pledged fellowship (Ezra 10:19). Jehonadab's followers by his strict rule on the one hand avoided possible collision with the settled Israelites among whom they were; and Diodorus Siculus (19:94) gives a like picture of the Nabathaean Arabs, "it is a law with them neither to sow grain, nor to plant fruit-bearing plants, nor to use wine, nor to provide a house. Such a sincere zealot as Jehonadab was just the ally whom the fiery self seeking (See JEHU wanted. ) Jehonadab is last mentioned in accompanying Jehu into Baal's temple, to remove all Jehovah's secret worshippers (2 Kings 10:23), whom probably his previous knowledge of them in the desert would enable him to discern
Jehonadab - Jehonadab (je-hŏn'a-dăb), or Jonadab, whom Jehovah incites
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The father of Jehonadab, who was the father of the Rechabites (2 Kings 10:15,23 ; Jeremiah 35:6-19 )
Rechabites - The descendants of Rechab through Jonadab or Jehonadab. The main body of the Kenites dwelt in cities, and adopted settled habits of life (30:29); but Jehonadab forbade his descendants to drink wine or to live in cities. Wolff (1839) found in Arabia, near Mecca, a tribe claiming to be descendants of Jehonadab; and recently a Bedouin tribe has been found near the Dead Sea who also profess to be descendants of the same Kenite chief
Jehonadab - Jeremiah 35:1 relates a meeting between the prophet and Rechabites, who cited the teaching of their ancestor Jehonadab (who in Jeremiah is called Jonadab). The Hebrew word rechab means “chariot,” so some scholars think Jehonadab belonged to Israel's chariot forces
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The father or ancestor of Jehonadab. The real founder of the tribe was Jehonadab. [1] He and his people had all along been worshippers of Jehovah, circumcised, though not looked upon as belonging to Israel and probably therefore not considering themselves bound by the Mosaic law and ritual. When he came near Senaa he came in contact with a tribe, the Beni-Khabir , who identified themselves with the sons of Jehonadab. They claimed to number 60,000, to adhere to the old rules, and to be a fulfillment of the promise made to Jehonadab
Rechabites - (ree' ka bitess) Descendants of Jehonadab ben Rechab, who supported Jehu when he overthrew the house of Ahab (2 Kings 10:15-17 ). When he did so, they refused, saying that their father Jonadab (Jehonadab) had commanded them not to drink wine, nor to live in houses, nor to engage in agriculture
Jehonadab - Jehonadab or JONADAB. Jehonadab was thoroughly in sympathy with the measures adopted by Jehu for the vindication of the religion of J″ Jehon'Adab - When Jehu was advancing, after the slaughter of Betheked, on the city of Samaria, he was suddenly met by Jehonadab, who joined with him in "slaying all that remained unto Ahab
Jonadab - He also is called Jehonadab
Rechab - Father of Jehonadab, or Jonadab, founder of the RECHABITES
Jonadab - The form, oft-repeated, in Jeremiah 35:1-19 for Jehonadab, which see
Rechab - Father or ancestor of Jehonadab. (See Jehonadab. "...
John of Jerusalem says Jehonadab was Elisha's disciple (Instit. Jehonadab's name, containing "Jehovah," and his abhorrence of Baal worship, imply that the Rechabites though not of Israel were included in the Abrahamic covenant; the Arab Wahabees , ascetics as to opium and tobacco, present a parallel. God consequently promises, "Jehonadab son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before Me forever," i
Jonadab - (See Jehonadab
Rechab, Rechabites - Jehonadab , the son of Rechab, appears in 2 Kings 10:15-28 as a fervent supporter of Jehu’s attack on the house of Ahab and his endeavour to root out the idolatrous worship which that dynasty had allowed. Of the sons of Jehonadab and of the earliest captives,’ as though the exiles and the Rechabites agreed in appropriating this poem of sorrow and hope
Rechabites - Of this family was Jehonadab, the son of Rechab, a man of eminent zeal for the pure worship of God against idolatry, who assisted King Jehu in destroying the house of Ahab, and the worshippers of Baal, 2 Kings 10:15-16 ; 2 Kings 10:23 , &c
Kenites - (See HEBER; HAZEZON TAMAR; RECHABITES; Jehonadab
Hand - The "giving of the hand," as in the instance of Jehu and Jehonadab
Jehu - As Jehu rode on toward Samaria, he met Jehonadab (q
Jehu - Meeting Jehonadab, he took him up in his chariot, saying, "Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord
Deliver - This word can also signify an act of friendship as when Jehonadab “gave his hand” (instead of a sword) to Jehu to help him into the chariot (2 Kings 10:15); an act of oathtaking, as when the priests “pledged” (“gave their hands”) to put away their foreign wives (Ezra 10:19); and “making” or “renewing” a covenant, as when the leaders of Israel “pledged” themselves (“gave their hands”) to follow Solomon ( Jeremiah - Hence, the Rechabites (See Jehonadab) were constrained at this time to take refuge within Jerusalem through fear of the Chaldees