al'-na-than (Alnathan, "God has given," the Revised Version (British and American) ELNATHAN):
Apocryphal name of a person (1 Esdras 8:44) corresponding to Elnathan of Ezra 8:16. He was one of the learned men summoned by Ezra, as he was beginning his journey to Jerusalem, and sent to Iddo to ask for ministers for the house of Yahweh.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ALNATHAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T414>. 1915.