Letter concerning Naaman
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Captain of the army of the king of Aram (Syria). Healed of leprosy through the prophet Elisha (2 Kgs 5:1–27).
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2. The commander of the Syrian army who was cured of “leprosy” by Elisha (2 K. 5). The Syrian king mentioned in the story is probably Ben-hadad II (cf. 2 K. 8:7); although the name of the Israelite king is not given, the event probably took place during the reign of Jehoram (852–841 b.c.). Naaman, to
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Naaman [Nay-uh-muhn](Hebrew origin: Pleasing)(Genesis 46:21). 17th century b.c. Naaman, son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob, was one of the seventy Israelites who immigrated to Egypt. His brothers, according to the Genesis’ list, were Belah, Becher, Ashbel, Gera, Ehi, Rosh, Muppim, Huppim, and Ard.
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NaamanNaaman was the commander of the armies of the king of Aram (Syria) in the time of the prophet Elisha (ninth century bce). Aram was the kingdom of Damascus, and the king was probably Ben-hadad II. The king had great regard for Naaman, who had fought valiantly and successfully for Aram. When Naaman
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