Nahum (son of Esli)
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Father of Amos and son of Esli who is listed in the genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:25). This Nahum is otherwise unknown in biblical records and does not appear in Matthew’s genealogy.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
NAHUM (PERSON) [Heb naḥûm (נַחוּם)]. 1. An Israelite prophet. See NAHUM, BOOK OF.2. The father of Amos and son of Esli, according to Luke’s genealogy tying Joseph, the “supposed father” of Jesus to descent from Adam and God (Luke 3:25). D omits Nahum (Gk naoum), substituting a genealogy adapted from
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nahum (Person). 1. A prophet of Judah whose name means “consolation” or “consoler.” This name fits his message, as he wrote to encourage the people of Judah while they were being oppressed by the Assyrians (Na 1:1). Other than being the prophet who wrote the Book of Nahum, nothing is known of him except
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
NAHUM (Person)1. A prophet of Judah whose name means “consolation” or “consoler.” This name fits his message, as he wrote to encourage the people of Judah while they were being oppressed by the Assyrians (Na 1:1). Other than being the prophet who wrote the book of Nahum, nothing is known of him except
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nahum [nāˊhəm, nāˊhōōm] (Heb. naḥûm “comfort, compassion”; Gk. Naoum).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Na´hum (consolation). Nahum, called “the Elkoshite,” is the seventh in order of the minor prophets. His personal history is quite unknown. The site of Elkosh, his native place, is disputed, some placing it in Galilee, others in Assyria. Those who maintain the latter view assume that the prophet’s parents
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
NA´HUM (nāʹhum; “compassionate”).1. The seventh of the minor prophets. Of himself little is known. The book is titled simply “The book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite” (1:1). The site of the village is disputed. According to Jerome, it was in Galilee, and only insignificant ruins remained in his
Nahum, Book of (Writing)
NAHUM, BOOK OF. One of the books of the minor prophets. Nahum was an accomplished poet who devoted his great talent to a moving description of the destruction of Nineveh, the mighty capital of the Assyrian Empire. He foresees in this a manifestation of God’s punitive justice. The book stands seventh
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
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 deportation of the ten tribes took up his residence in Jerusalem. Others think that Elkosh was the name of a place
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
NAHUM [NAY hum] (compassionate) — the name of two men in the Bible:1. An Old Testament prophet and author of the Book of Nahum whose prophecy pronounced God’s judgment against the mighty nation of Assyria.Very little is known about Nahum. His hometown, Elkosh in the nation of Israel (Nah. 1:1), has