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Naaman (grandson of Benjamin)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A member of the tribe of Benjamin. The grandson of Benjamin and son of Bela. The Naamite clan was named after him (Gen 46:21; Num 26:38–40; 1 Chr 8:4–7).While Genesis 46:21 mentions Naaman as the son of Benjamin, Num 26:38–40 and 1 Chr 8:4–7 list him as the son of Bela. The Chronicler may have been more concerned with providing a general view of corporate identity than with presenting a strict genealogy of heritage. The Chronicler focused on the genealogy of Numbers rather than Genesis.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Naaman, Son of Bela
Naaman, Son of Bela (נעמן‎, n'mn). A member of the tribe of Benjamin. The grandson of Benjamin and son of Bela. The Naamite clan was named after him (Gen 46:21; Num 26:38–40; 1 Chr 8:4–7).While Genesis 46:21 mentions Naaman as the son of Benjamin, Num 26:38–40 and 1 Chr 8:4–7 list him as the son of Bela.
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Naaman
Naaman. 1. Grandson of Benjamin and son of Bela, who gave his name to the Naamite clan (Gn 46:21; Nm 26:38, 40; 1 Chr 8:4, 7).2. Commanding general of the army during the reign of Ben-hadad, king of Syria (2 Kgs 5). He was held in honor by the king, evidently for character as well as for military achievements
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Naaman
1. A descendant of Benjamin who entered Egypt (Gen. 46:21). He is further described as a son of Bela and eponymous ancestor of the “Naamites” (Nu. 26:40; 1 Ch. 8:4, 7).
Naaman
Naaman nāʹmən [Heb naʿamān—‘pleasantness’]. Similar names, or names containing this element, are found in the Ugaritic texts and in the Mari texts (see Gray, p. 504, and H. Huffmon, Amorite Personal Names in the Mari Texts [1965], pp. 53f, 237–39, for references).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Naaman
NAAMAN1. Grandson of Benjamin and son of Bela, who gave his name to the Naamite clan (Gn 46:21; Nm 26:38–40; 1 Chr 8:4, 7).2. Commanding general of the Aramean army during the reign of Ben-hadad, king of Syria (2 Kgs 5). He was held in honor by the king, evidently for his character as well as for military
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Naaman
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Naaman
NAAMAN. The name occurs in Ugaritic as N’mn and in an Egyptian text from the time of Thutmose III.1. A Benjamite and founder of a clan (Gen 46:21).2. A son of Bela, son of Benjamin (Num 26:40; 1 Chr 8:4). Some scholars equate this man and No. 1 as the same person.3. A son of Ehud, grandson of Benjamin
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Naaman
NAAMAN (Heb. na‘amān, ‘pleasant’). A common N Syrian name during the mid-2nd millennium as shown by texts from *Ugarit.1. A dependant of Benjamin; forefather of the Naamite clan (Gn. 46:21; Nu. 26:40; 1 Ch. 8:4, 7).2. A military commander of the Syrian army during the reign of *Ben-hadad I (2 Ki.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Naaman
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Naaman
NAAMAN The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. A member of the tribe of Benjamin. He is listed once as the son of Benjamin (Gen 46:21) and twice as the son of Bela (1 Chr 8:3), and thus the grandson of Benjamin.2. The commander of the Aramean army of Syria in the ninth century b.c. He was a leper
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Naaman
Na´aman (pleasantness).1. “Naaman the Syrian.” Luke 4:27. Naaman was commander-in-chief of the army of Syria, and was nearest to the person of the king, Ben-hadad II, whom he accompanied officially and supported when he went to worship in the temple of Rimmon, 2 Kings 5:18, at Damascus, the capital.
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