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Nethanel meaning

נתנאל
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🔼The name Nethanel in the Bible

The name Nethanel is assigned ten times in the Bible, or eleven times if we count the Greek form Nathanael, which occurs in the Gospel of John.

The Nethanels of the Bible are:

  • A son of Zuar and leader of Issachar (Numbers 1:8).
  • Jesse's fourth son (1 Chronicles 2:14).
  • A Levite trumpeter (1 Chronicles 15:24).
  • The father of a Levite scribe (1 Chronicles 24:6).
  • Obed-edom's fifth son (1 Chronicles 26:4).
  • A teacher in Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7).
  • A Levite officer (2 Chronicles 35:9).
  • One among the priests who divorced their foreign wives under the purge of Ezra (Ezra 10:22).
  • A priest in Joiakim's time (Nehemiah 12:21).
  • A Levite musician (Nehemiah 12:36).

🔼Etymology of the name Nethanel

The name Nethanel is a compilation of the two elements, the final one being אל, El, the common abbreviation of Elohim:

The first part of the name Nethanel comes from the verb נתן (natan), meaning to give:

🔼Nethanel meaning

The name Nethanel means God Has Given (according to NOBSE Study Bible Name List) or Given of the Lord (according to Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names).

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