Nathan nā´thən [key], in the Bible.
Court prophet in the time of
. He announced the oracle to David concerning his dynasty. He confronted David over David's adultery with Bath-sheba and over her husband's murder. Nathan helped ensure that Solomon would succeed David, subsequently participating in the coronation with Zadok the Priest.
Son of David.
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