[ nuh-than-ee-uhl, -than-yuhl ]

  1. a disciple of Jesus, possibly Bartholomew. John 1:45–51.

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How to use Nathanael in a sentence

  • Not many can see Nathanael standing under the fig-tree, and remind him of it at the needful moment.

  • He was a perfect Nathanael, and lived more in the next world than in this, as you will soon see.

    Health | John Brown
  • He persuaded Nathanael to come and see the Master, and thereby won a new adherent.

  • You had only to look at the man to feel sure that you could trust him, and that, like Nathanael, there was no guile in him.

    Christie, the King's Servant | Mrs. O. F. Walton
  • Nathanael left his seat under the fig tree, where Philip had found him, and went to see for himself.

    Jesus the Christ | James Edward Talmage

British Dictionary definitions for Nathanael


/ (nəˈθænjəl) /

  1. New Testament a Galilean who is perhaps to be identified with the apostle Bartholomew (John 1:45–51; 21:1)

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