Yonathan died young, during the war with the Pelishtim. Did he leave children?

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Yes, he had a son Mephibosheth (Shmuel II 4:4).


Yes, in Divrei Hayamim I 9:40 it says

וּבֶן־יְהוֹנָתָ֖ן מְרִ֣יב בָּ֑עַל וּמְרִי־בַ֖עַל הוֹלִ֥יד אֶת־מִיכָֽה׃

And the son of Jonathan was Merib-baal; and Merib-baal begot Micah.

So he had a least one child named Merib-baal.

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    Metzudat David says that he is Mephibosheth.
    – Dani
    Commented Oct 19, 2020 at 23:58
  • How interesting is that in the second case the second ב is missing. Commented Oct 20, 2020 at 8:50

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