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122 terms and definitions for "N"


Naam

"Pleasantness, one of the three sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh (1 Chr. 4:15). ...
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Naamah

The beautiful. (1.) The daughter of Lamech and Zillah (Gen. 4: 22). "(2.) The daughter of the king of Ammon, one of the wives of "Solomon, the only one who appears to have borne him a son, viz.," "Re ...
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Naaman

"Pleasantness, a Syrian, the commander of the armies of Benhadad" "II. in the time of Joram, king of Israel. He was afflicted with" leprosy; and when the little Hebrew slave-girl that waited on his w ...
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Naamathite

"The designation of Zophar, one of Job's three friends (Job 2:11;" "11:1), so called from some place in Arabia, called Naamah" probably. ...
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Naarah

"A girl, the second of Ashur's two wives, of the tribe of Judah" "(1 Chr. 4:5, 6)." ...
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Naarai

"Youthful, a military chief in David's army (1 Chr. 11:37)," called also Paarai (2 Sam. 23:35). ...
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Naaran

"Boyish, juvenile, a town in Ephraim between Bethel and Jericho" (1 Chr. 7:28). ...
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Naarath

"Girl, a town on the boundary between Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh." "16:7), not far probably from Jericho, to the north (1 Chr." 7:28). ...
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Nabal

"Foolish, a descendant of Caleb who dwelt at Maon (1 Sam. 25)," "the modern Main, 7 miles south-east of Hebron. He was "very" "great, and he had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats...but the man was" "churli ...
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Naboth

"Fruits, "the Jezreelite," was the owner of a portion of ground" "on the eastern slope of the hill of Jezreel (2 Kings 9:25, 26)." "This small "plat of ground" seems to have been all he possessed." " ...
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Nachon

"Prepared, the owner of a thrashing-floor near which Uzzah was" slain (2 Sam. 6:6); called also Chidon (1 Chr. 13:9). ...
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Nadab

"Liberal, generous. (1.) The eldest of Aaron's four sons (Ex." 6:23; Num. 3:2). He with his brothers and their father were consecrated as priests of Jehovah (Ex. 28:1). He afterwards perished with Ab ...
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Nagge

"Illuminating, one of the ancestors of Christ in the maternal" line (Luke 3:25). ...
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Nahaliel

"Possession, or valley of God, one of the encampments of the" "Israelites in the wilderness (Num. 21:19), on the confines of" "Moab. This is identified with the ravine of the Zerka M'ain, the" "ancie ...
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Nahallal

"Pasture, a city in Zebulun on the border of Issachar (Josh." "19:15), the same as Nahalol (Judg. 1:30). It was given to the" Levites. It has been by some identified with Malul in the plain "of Esdra ...
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Naharai

"Snorer, a Berothite, one of David's heroes, and armour-bearer of" Joab (1 Chr. 11:39). ...
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Nahash

Serpent. (1.) King of the Ammonites in the time of Saul. The inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead having been exposed to great danger "from Nahash, sent messengers to Gibeah to inform Saul of their" "extremi ...
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Nahath

"Rest. (1.) One of the four sons of Reuel, the son of Esau (Gen." "36:13, 17). (2.) A Kohathite Levite (1 Chr. 6:26). (3.) A" "Levite, one of the overseers of the sacred offerings of the" temple (2 C ...
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Nahbi

"Hidden, one of the twelve spies sent out to explore the land of" Canaan (Num. 13:14). ...
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Nahor

"Snorting. (1.) The father of Terah, who was the father of" Abraham (Gen. 11:22-25; Luke 3:34). "(2.) A son of Terah, and elder brother of Abraham (Gen. 11:26, "27; Josh. 24:2, R.V.). He married Milc ...
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Nahshon

"Sorcerer, the son of Aminadab, and prince of the children of" Judah at the time of the first numbering of the tribes in the wilderness (Ex. 6:23). His sister Elisheba was the wife of "Aaron. He died ...
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Nahum

"Consolation, the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an" Elkoshite. All we know of him is recorded in the book of his "prophecies. He was probably a native of Galilee, and after the" deportatio ...
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Nahum Book of

"Nahum prophesied, according to some, in the beginning of the" "reign of Ahaz (B.C. 743). Others, however, think that his" prophecies are to be referred to the latter half of the reign of "Hezekiah ( ...
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Nail

"For fastening. (1.) Hebrew yathed, "piercing," a peg or nail of" "any material (Ezek. 15:3), more especially a tent-peg (Ex." "27:19; 35:18; 38:20), with one of which Jael (q.v.) pierced the" "templ ...
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Nain

"(from Heb. nain, "green pastures," "lovely"), the name of a town" near the gate of which Jesus raised to life a widow's son (Luke "7:11-17). It is identified with the village called Nein," "standing ...
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Naioth

"Dwellings, the name given to the prophetical college established" by Samuel near Ramah. It consisted of a cluster of separate "dwellings, and hence its name. David took refuge here when he" "fled fr ...
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Naked

This word denotes (1) absolute nakedness (Gen. 2:25; Job 1:21; Eccl. 5:15; Micah 1:8; Amos 2:16); (2) being poorly clad (Isa. 58:7; James 2:15). It denotes also (3) the state of one who has "laid asi ...
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Naomi

"The lovable; my delight, the wife of Elimelech, and mother of" "Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of Ruth (1:2, 20, 21;" 2:1). Elimelech and his wife left the district of "Bethlehem-Judah, and f ...
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Naphish

"Refresher, one of the sons of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15; 1 Chr. 1:31)." He was the father of an Arab tribe. ...
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Naphtali

"My wrestling, the fifth son of Jacob. His mother was Bilhah," "Rachel's handmaid (Gen. 30:8). When Jacob went down into Egypt," Naphtali had four sons (Gen. 46:24). Little is known of him as an indi ...
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Naphtali Mount

The mountainous district of Naphtali (Josh. 20:7). ...
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Naphtali Tribe of

"On this tribe Jacob pronounced the patriarchal blessing," Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words (Gen. 49:21). It was intended thus to set forth under poetic imagery the future charact ...
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Naphtuhim

A Hamitic tribe descended from Mizraim (Gen. 10:13). Others "identify this word with Napata, the name of the city and" "territory on the southern frontier of Mizraim, the modern Meroe," at the great ...
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Napkin

"(Gr. soudarion, John 11:44; 20:7; Lat. sudarium, a" "sweat-cloth), a cloth for wiping the sweat from the face. But" "the word is used of a wrapper to fold money in (Luke 19:20), and" "as an article ...
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Narcissus

"Daffodil, a Roman whom Paul salutes (Rom. 16:11). He is supposed" to have been the private secretary of the emperor Claudius. This "is, however, quite uncertain." ...
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Nathan

Given. (1.) A prophet in the reigns of David and Solomon (2 Chr. 9:29). He is first spoken of in connection with the arrangements "David made for the building of the temple (2 Sam. 7:2, 3, 17)," and ...
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Nathanael

"Given or gift of God, one of our Lord's disciples, "of Cana in" "Galilee" (John 21:2). He was "an Israelite indeed, in whom was" "no guile" (1:47, 48). His name occurs only in the Gospel of" "John, ...
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Nativity of Christ

The birth of our Lord took place at the time and place predicted by the prophets (Gen. 49:10; Isa. 7:14; Jer. 31:15; Micah 5:2; "Hag. 2:6-9; Dan. 9:24, 25). Joseph and Mary were providentially" "led ...
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Naughty figs

"(Jer. 24:2). "The bad figs may have been such either from having" "decayed, and thus been reduced to a rotten condition, or as" "being the fruit of the sycamore, which contains a bitter juice" "(Tri ...
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Nazarene

This epithet (Gr. Nazaraios) is applied to Christ only once "(Matt. 2:23). In all other cases the word is rendered "of" "Nazareth" (Mark 1:24; 10:47; 14:67, etc.). When this Greek" "designation was a ...
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Nazareth

"Separated, generally supposed to be the Greek form of the Hebrew" "netser, a "shoot" or "sprout." Some, however, think that the" name of the city must be connected with the name of the hill "behind ...
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Nazarite

"(Heb. form Nazirite), the name of such Israelites as took on" them the vow prescribed in Num. 6:2-21. The word denotes generally one who is separated from others and consecrated to "God. Although th ...
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Neah

"Shaking, or settlement, or descent, a town on the east side of" "Zebulun, not far from Rimmon (Josh. 19:13)." ...
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Neapolis

"New city, a town in Thrace at which Paul first landed in Europe" (Acts 16:11). It was the sea-port of the inland town of "Philippi, which was distant about 10 miles. From this port Paul" embarked on ...
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Nebaioth

"Height. (1.) Ishmael's eldest son (Gen. 25:13), and the prince" "of an Israelitish tribe (16). He had a sister, Mahalath, who was" one of Esau's wives (Gen. 28:9; 36:3). "(2.) The name of the Ishmae ...
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Neballat

"Wickedness in secret, (Neh. 11:34), probably the village of Beit" "Nebala, about 4 miles north of Lydda." ...
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Nebat

"Sight; aspect, the father of Jeroboam, the king of Israel (1" "Kings 11:26, etc.)." ...
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Nebo

Proclaimer; prophet. (1.) A Chaldean god whose worship was introduced into Assyria by Pul (Isa. 46:1; Jer. 48:1). To this idol was dedicated the great temple whose ruins are still seen "at Birs Nimru ...
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Nebuchadnezzar

"In the Babylonian orthography Nabu-kudur-uzur, which means" "Nebo, protect the crown! or the "frontiers." In an inscription" "he styles himself "Nebo's favourite." He was the son and" "successor of ...
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Nebuchadrezzar

"=Nebuchadnezzar (Jer. 21:2, 7; 22:25; 24:1, etc.), a nearer" approach to the correct spelling of the word. ...
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Nebushasban

"Adorer of Nebo, or Nebo saves me, the "Rabsaris," or chief" "chamberlain, of the court of Babylon. He was one of those whom" the king sent to release Jeremiah from prison in Jerusalem (Jer. 39:13). ...
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Nebuzaradan

"the captain of the guard, in rank next to the king, who" appears prominent in directing affairs at the capture of Jerusalem (2 Kings 25:8-20; Jer. 39:11; 40:2-5). He showed "kindness toward Jeremiah ...
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Necho II

"An Egyptian king, the son and successor of Psammetichus (B.C." "610-594), the contemporary of Josiah, king of Judah. For some" reason he proclaimed war against the king of Assyria. He led "forth a p ...
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Neck

"Used sometimes figuratively. To "lay down the neck" (Rom. 16:4)" is to hazard one's life. Threatenings of coming judgments are represented by the prophets by their laying bands upon the people's nec ...
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Necromancer

"(Deut. 15:11), i.e., "one who interrogates the dead," as the" "word literally means, with the view of discovering the secrets" of futurity (comp. 1 Sam. 28:7). (See [435]DIVINATION.) ...
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Nedabiah

"Moved of Jehovah, one of the sons of Jeconiah (1 Chr. 3:18)." ...
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Needle

"Used only in the proverb, "to pass through a needle's eye" (Matt. 19:24; Mark 10:25; Luke 18:25). Some interpret the "expression as referring to the side gate, close to the principal" "gate, usually ...
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Neginah

"In the title of Ps. 61, denotes the music of stringed" instruments (1 Sam. 16:16; Isa. 38:20). It is the singular form of Neginoth. ...
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Neginoth

"I.e., songs with instrumental accompaniment, found in the titles" "of Ps. 4; 6; 54; 55; 67; 76; rendered "stringed instruments," "Hab. 3:19, A.V. It denotes all kinds of stringed instruments, as" "t ...
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Nehelamite

"The name given to a false prophet Shemaiah, who went with the" "captives to Babylon (Jer. 29:24, 31, 32). The origin of the name" "is unknown. It is rendered in the marg, "dreamer." ...
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Nehemiah

Comforted by Jehovah. (1.) Ezra 2:2; Neh. 7:7. (2.) Neh. 3:16. "(3.) The son of Hachaliah (Neh. 1:1), and probably of the tribe of Judah. His family must have belonged to Jerusalem (Neh. 2:3). "He wa ...
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Nehemiah Book of

The author of this book was no doubt Nehemiah himself. There are portions of the book written in the first person (ch. 1-7; "12:27-47, and 13). But there are also portions of it in which" Nehemiah is ...
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Nehiloth

Only in the title of Ps. 5. It is probably derived from a root "meaning "to bore," "perforate," and hence denotes perforated" wind instruments of all kinds. The psalm may be thus regarded as addresse ...
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Nehushta

"Copper, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem, and the wife of" "Jehoiakin (2 Kings 24:8), king of Judah." ...
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Nehushtan

Of copper; a brazen thing a name of contempt given to the "serpent Moses had made in the wilderness (Num. 21:8), and which" Hezekiah destroyed because the children of Israel began to "regard it as an ...
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Neiel

"Dwelling-place of God, a town in the territory of Asher, near" its southern border (Josh. 19:27). It has been identified with "the ruin Y'anin, near the outlet of the Wady esh Sha-ghur, less" "than ...
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Nekeb

"Cavern, a town on the boundary of Naphtali (Josh. 19:33). It has" "with probability, been identified with Seiyadeh, nearly 2 miles" "east of Bessum, a ruin half way between Tiberias and Mount" Tabor ...
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Nemuel

"Day of God. (1.) One of Simeon's five sons (1 Chr. 4:24), called" "also Jemuel (Gen. 46:10). (2.) A Reubenite, a son of Eliab, and" brother of Dathan and Abiram (Num. 26:9). ...
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Nephilim

"(Gen. 6:4; Num. 13:33, R.V.), giants, the Hebrew word left" "untranslated by the Revisers, the name of one of the Canaanitish" "tribes. The Revisers have, however, translated the Hebrew" "gibborim, ...
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Nephtoah

"Opened, a fountain and a stream issuing from it on the border" "between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:8, 9; 18:15). It has been" "identified with `Ain Lifta, a spring about 2 1/2 miles" "north-west o ...
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Ner

"Light, the father of Kish (1 Chr. 8:33). 1 Sam. 14:51 should be" "read, "Kish, the father of Saul, and Ner, the father of Abner," "were the sons of Abiel." And hence this Kish and Ner were" "brother ...
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Nereus

A Christian at Rome to whom Paul sent his salutation (Rom. 16:15). ...
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Nergal

"The great dog; that is, lion, one of the chief gods of the" "Assyrians and Babylonians (2 Kings 17:30), the god of war and" hunting. He is connected with Cutha as its tutelary deity. ...
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Nergalsharezer

"Nergal, protect the king! (1.) One of the "princes of the king" of Babylon who accompanied him in his last expedition against "Jerusalem" (Jer. 39:3, 13)." "(2.) Another of the "princes," who bore t ...
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Nero

"Occurs only in the superscription (which is probably spurious," and is altogether omitted in the R.V.) to the Second Epistle to Timothy. He became emperor of Rome when he was about seventeen "years ...
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Net

"In use among the Hebrews for fishing, hunting, and fowling. The" fishing-net was probably constructed after the form of that used by the Egyptians (Isa. 19:8). There were three kinds of nets. "(1.) ...
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Nethaneel

"Given of God. (1.) The son of Zuar, chief of the tribe of" Issachar at the Exodus (Num. 1:8; 2:5). "(2.) One of David's brothers (1 Chr. 2:14). (3.) A priest who blew the trumpet before the ark when ...
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Nethaniah

"Given of Jehovah. (1.) One of Asaph's sons, appointed by David" "to minister in the temple (1 Chr. 25:2, 12)." "(2.) A Levite sent by Jehoshaphat to teach the law (2 Chr. 17:8). (3.) Jer. 36:14. "(4 ...
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Nethinim

The name given to the hereditary temple servants in all the "post-Exilian books of Scripture. The word means given, i.e.," "those set apart, viz., to the menial work of the sanctuary for" "the Levite ...
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Netophah

"Distillation; dropping, a town in Judah, in the neighbourhood," "probably, of Bethlehem (Neh. 7:26; 1 Chr. 2:54). Two of David's" "guards were Netophathites (1 Chr. 27:13, 15). It has been" "identif ...
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Nettle

"(1.) Heb. haral, "pricking" or "burning," Prov. 24:30, 31 (R.V." "marg., "wild vetches"); Job 30:7; Zeph. 2:9. Many have supposed" "that some thorny or prickly plant is intended by this word, such" ...
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New Moon Feast of

Special services were appointed for the commencement of a month (Num. 28:11-15; 10:10). (See [437]FESTIVALS.) ...
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New Testament

"(Luke 22:20), rather "New Covenant," in contrast to the old" "covenant of works, which is superseded. "The covenant of grace" is called new; it succeeds to the old broken covenant of works. "It is e ...
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Neziah

"Victory; pure, Ezra 2:54; Neh. 7:56." ...
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Nezib

"A town in the "plain" of Judah. It has been identified with Beit" "Nuzib, about 14 miles south-west of Jerusalem, in the Wady Sur" (Josh. 15:43). ...
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Nibhaz

"Barker, the name of an idol, supposed to be an evil demon of the" "Zabians. It was set up in Samaria by the Avites (2 Kings 17:31)," probably in the form of a dog. ...
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Nibshan

"Fertile; light soil, a city somewhere "in the wilderness" of" "Judah (Josh. 15:62), probably near Engedi." ...
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Nicanor

"Conqueror, one of the seven deacons appointed in the apostolic" Church (Acts 6:1-6). Nothing further is known of him. ...
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Nicodemus

"The people is victor, a Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin." He is first noticed as visiting Jesus by night (John 3:1-21) for "the purpose of learning more of his doctrines, which our Lord" "the ...
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Nicolaitanes

The church at Ephesus (Rev. 2:6) is commended for hating the "deeds of the Nicolaitanes, and the church of Pergamos is" "blamed for having them who hold their "doctrines" (15). They" "were seemingly ...
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Nicolas

"The victory of the people, a proselyte of Antioch, one of the" seven deacons (Acts 6:5). ...
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Nicopolis

"City of victory, where Paul intended to winter (Titus 3:12)." There were several cities of this name. The one here referred to "was most probably that in Epirus, which was built by Augustus" Caesar ...
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Niger

"Black, a surname of Simeon (Acts 13:1). He was probably so" called from his dark complexion. ...
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Nighthawk

(Heb. tahmas) occurs only in the list of unclean birds (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15). This was supposed to be the night-jar "(Caprimulgus), allied to the swifts. The Hebrew word is derived" "from a root ...
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Nile

"Dark; blue, not found in Scripture, but frequently referred to" "in the Old Testament under the name of Sihor, i.e., "the black" "stream" (Isa. 23:3; Jer. 2:18) or simply "the river" (Gen. 41:1;" "E ...
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Nimrah

"Pure, a city on the east of Jordan (Num. 32:3); probably the" same as Beth-nimrah (Josh. 13:27). It has been identified with "the Nahr Nimrin, at one of the fords of Jordan, not far from" Jericho. ...
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Nimrim Waters of

"The stream of the leopards, a stream in Moab (Isa. 15:6; Jer." "48:34); probably the modern Wady en-Nemeirah, a rich, verdant" spot at the south-eastern end of the Dead Sea. ...
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Nimrod

"Firm, a descendant of Cush, the son of Ham. He was the first who" "claimed to be a "mighty one in the earth." Babel was the" "beginning of his kingdom, which he gradually enlarged (Gen." "10:8-10). ...
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Nimshi

"Saved. Jehu was "the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi" (2" Kings 9:2; comp. 1 Kings 19:16). ...
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Nineveh

"First mentioned in Gen. 10:11, which is rendered in the Revised" "Version, "He [i.e., Nimrod] went forth into Assyria and builded" "Nineveh." It is not again noticed till the days of Jonah, when" "i ...
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Nisan

"Month of flowers, (Neh. 2:1) the first month of the Jewish" "sacred year. (See [442]ABIB.) Assyrian nisannu, "beginning." ...
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Nisroch

"Probably connected with the Hebrew word nesher, an eagle. An" "Assyrian god, supposed to be that represented with the head of" an eagle. Sennacherib was killed in the temple of this idol (2 Kings 19 ...
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Nitre

"(Prov. 25:20; R.V. marg., "soda"), properly "natron," a" "substance so called because, rising from the bottom of the Lake" "Natron in Egypt, it becomes dry and hard in the sun, and is the" soda whic ...
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No

"Or No-A'mon, the home of Amon, the name of Thebes, the ancient" "capital of what is called the Middle Empire, in Upper or" "Southern Egypt. "The multitude of No" (Jer. 46:25) is more" "correctly ren ...
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Noadiah

Meeting with the Lord. (1.) A Levite who returned from Babylon (Ezra 8:33). "(2.) A false prophetess who assisted Tobiah and Sanballat "against the Jews (Neh. 6:14). Being bribed by them, she tried t ...
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Noah

"Rest, (Heb. Noah) the grandson of Methuselah (Gen. 5:25-29), who" "was for two hundred and fifty years contemporary with Adam, and" "the son of Lamech, who was about fifty years old at the time of" ...
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Nob

"High place, a city of the priests, first mentioned in the" history of David's wanderings (1 Sam. 21:1). Here the tabernacle "was then standing, and here Ahimelech the priest resided. (See" [444]AHIM ...
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Nobah

Howling. (1.) Num. 32:42. "(2.) The name given to Kenath (q.v.) by Nobah when he conquered it. It was on the east of Gilead (Judg. 8:11). ...
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Nobleman

"(Gr. basilikos, i.e., "king's man"), an officer of state (John" 4:49) in the service of Herod Antipas. He is supposed to have "been the Chuza, Herod's steward, whose wife was one of those" "women wh ...
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Nod

"Exile; wandering; unrest, a name given to the country to which" Cain fled (Gen. 4:16). It lay on the east of Eden. ...
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Nodab

"Noble, probably a tribe descended from one of the sons of" "Ishmael, with whom the trans-Jordanic tribes made war (1 Chr." 5:19). ...
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Nogah

"Splendour, one of David's sons, born at Jerusalem (1 Chr. 3:7)." ...
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Noph

The Hebrew name of an Egyptian city (Isa. 19:13; Jer. 2:16; "44:1; 46:14, 19; Ezek. 30:13, 16). In Hos. 9:6 the Hebrew name" "is Moph, and is translated "Memphis," which is its Greek and" Latin form. ...
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Nophah

"Blast, a city of Moab which was occupied by the Amorites (Num." 21:30). ...
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North country

A general name for the countries that lay north of Palestine. Most of the invading armies entered Palestine from the north "(Isa. 41:25; Jer. 1:14, 15; 50:3, 9, 41; 51:48; Ezek. 26:7)." ...
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Northward

"(Heb. tsaphon), a "hidden" or "dark place," as opposed to the" sunny south (Deut. 3:27). A Hebrew in speaking of the points of the compass was considered as always having his face to the "east, and ...
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Nosejewels

"Only mentioned in Isa. 3:21, although refered to in Gen. 24:47," "Prov. 11:22, Hos. 2:13. They were among the most valued of" "ancient female ornaments. They "were made of ivory or metal, and" "occa ...
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Numbering of the people

Besides the numbering of the tribes mentioned in the history of "the wanderings in the wilderness, we have an account of a" "general census of the whole nation from Dan to Beersheba, which" David gav ...
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Numbers Book of

"The fourth of the books of the Pentateuch, called in the Hebrew" "be-midbar, i.e., "in the wilderness." In the LXX. version it is" "called "Numbers," and this name is now the usual title of the" boo ...
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Nun

Beyond the fact that he was the father of Joshua nothing more is known of him (Ex. 33:11). ...
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Nuts

Were among the presents Jacob sent into Egypt for the purpose of conciliating Joseph (Gen. 43:11). This was the fruit of the "pistachio tree, which resembles the sumac. It is of the size of" "an oliv ...
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Nymphas

"Nymph, saluted by Paul in his Epistle to the Colossians as a" member of the church of Laodicea (Col. 4:15). ...
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