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Jehonadab

Jehonadab

Jehonadab, the same as Jonadab.
Jehonadab(meaning Jehovah is willing) was the son of Rechab. He appears in 2 Kings 10:15-31 in the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible. He was a supporter of Jehu son of Nimshi in the elimination of the house of Ahab and in suppressing worship of Baal throughout Samaria.

In the Book of Jeremiah he is called Jonadab son of Recab.

He prohibited his followers from drinking alcohol, and is credited with founding the Rechabites (or Recabites). He also commanded that they always live in tents, rather than houses. In Jeremiah 35:6-19 his followers are commended because they had remained true to these instructions, and God promises his lineage eternal continuation.

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