Letter concerning Naaman
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Naaman the Syrian
Naaman the Syrian (נעמן‎, n'mn). Captain of the army of the king of Aram (Syria). Healed of leprosy through the prophet Elisha (2 Kgs 5:1–27).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Naaman (Person)
NAAMAN (PERSON) [Heb naʿăman (נַעֲמַן)]. The name of two men in the OT; it is derived from the stative verb nʿm, “to be pleasant.” Other names, such as Naamah and Naomi, share the same origin.1. A member of the tribal families of Benjamin (Gen 46:21; Num 26:40; 1 Chr 8:4, 7). In one genealogy (Gen
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Naaman (nay´uh-muhn).1 A son (Gen. 46:21) or grandson (Num. 26:40) of Benjamin; the ancestor of the Naamites.2 A Syrian army officer cured of leprosy by the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 5). Naaman was the commander of the army of the king of Syria or Aram (Damascus) in the time of Elisha. Having learned
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Naaman (Heb. naʿămān)1. A son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21).2. A son of Bela, the son of Benjamin, eponymous ancestor of the Naamanites (Num. 26:40; 1 Chr. 8:4).3. A son of Ehud, the great-grandson of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:7).4. The commander of the Aramean army who was cured of his leprosy by bathing
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
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.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Naʹa-man [pleasantness], the name of two men.1. One of the family of Benjamin who came down to Egypt with Jacob (Gen. 46:21). He was the son of Bela and head of the family of the Naamites (Num. 26:40; 1 Chron. 8:3, 4).2. The commander of the armies of Benhadad II., king of Damascus, in the time of
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Naaman [-uh-mun] (נעמן, “Pleasantness”) (1) a Benjaminite, the eponymous ancestor of the Naamites (1 Chron. 8:4) (2) commander of the Aramite (Syrian) army who was cured of leprosy by Elisha (2 Kings 5:1)
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
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
NAAMAN nay´uh-muhn [נַעַמָןnaʿaman; Ναιμάν Naiman]. 1. A descendant of Benjamin. Naaman appears as Benjamin’s son (Gen 46:21) and as his grandson (Num 26:40). He also appears as the son of Bela, Benjamin’s firstborn (1 Chr 8:4). Naaman was the ancestor of the Naamites (Num 26:40).2. The commander
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