Study Guide

Jehonadab in 2 Kings

Jehonadab

Jehonadab is an ally of Jehu who helps him take down Ahab's house. He isn't overwhelmingly significant in the text itself, but the story of his alliance with Jehu is interpreted allegorically by the Jehovah's Witnesses to form one of their central doctrines. (The idea is that, while only 144,000 Witnesses will reign in heaven, there is another class of followers who will reign on earth as well, called "Jonadabs.") His name means "The Lord is willing."

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