ELKOSH (PLACE) [Heb ʾelkōšı̂ (אֶלְכֹּשִׁי)]. Supposed birthplace of Nahum the prophet; probably the name of his village originated from the name of his ancestor. The place name ʾelqōš does not appear in the Bible, but can be assumed from the Heb ʾelqōšı̂ “Elkoshite” in Nah 1:1; however, its locality
Elkosh. Home or birthplace of the prophet Nahum (Na 1:1). Different places have been suggested:(1) Al-Qush, about 50 miles north of modern Mosul. This was a medieval tradition, but evidence from the Book of Nahum does not support it.(2) Hilkeesei, a village in Galilee, perhaps corresponding to modern
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Elkoshelʹkōsh, (OF) [Heb. hāʾelqōšî; Gk. Elkesaiou]; AV, NEB, ELKOSHITE. A name occuring in Nah. 1:1 only, probably designating the home of the prophet. The site is unknown.The tradition identifying Elkosh with el-Qôsh, about 50 km (30 mi) N of Mosul, a rather large village with a Nestorian monastery,
ELKOSH Home or birthplace of the prophet Nahum (Na 1:1). Three sites have been suggested: (1) Hilkeesei, a village in Galilee, perhaps corresponding to modern el-Kauzeh; (2) Capernaum near the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus frequently taught; and (3) Bein Jebrin in southern Judea.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
ELKOSH. The birthplace of the prophet Nahum (Nah 1:1). It is difficult to determine which city is meant; four suggestions have been made. (1) The 16th cen. Jewish writers identified Nahum as having been born of one of the ten northern tribes in exile in the town Al-Qush (Elkosh) N of Nineveh. (2a) Capernaum
Elkosh (Heb. ʾelqōšɩ̂)The residence of the prophet Nahum (Nah. 1:1). The location of Elkosh is unknown, but a number of sites have been proposed. The most fanciful claim has been the traditional identification of Elkosh with al-Qush, a village N of Mosul near ancient Nineveh; this tradition cannot
Elkosh [ĕlˊkŏsh] (Heb. hā˒elqōšī). The residence, and possibly the birthplace, of the prophet Nahum (Nah. 1:1; KJV “Elkoshite”); the location remains uncertain The tradition that identified Elkosh with el-Qôsh, about 50 km. (30 mi.) north of Mosul (near ancient Nineveh), is not bome out
El´kosh (God my bow), the birthplace of the prophet Nahum, hence called “the Elkoshite.” Nah. 1:1. This place is located at the modern Alkush, a village on the east bank of the Tigris, about two miles north of Mosul. Some think a small village in Galilee is intended.
EL´KOSH (elʹkosh; uncertain derivation). The birthplace of the prophet Nahum, from which he is called “the Elkoshite” (Nah. 1:1). Two Jewish traditions assign widely different localities to Elkosh. In the time of Jerome it was believed to be a small village of Galilee, called to the present day Helcesaei