An eminent Hebrew prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon. (B.C. 1015.) He first appears in the consultation with David about the building of the temple. (2 Samuel 7:2,3,17) He next comes forward as the reprover of David for the sin with Bathsheba; and his famous apologue on the rich man and the ewe lamb, which is the only direct example of his prophetic power, shows it to have been of a very high order, and you can find more about that here on st-takla.org on other commentaries and dictionary entries. (2 Samuel 12:1-12)
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Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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