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Nain
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nain
Nain (Ναΐν, Nain). A town where Jesus raised a widow’s son from the dead (Luke 7:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nain (Place)
NAIN (PLACE) [Gk Nain (Ναιν)]. A village or small town mentioned in Luke 7:11 as a polis. The crowd bearing the body of a young man exited the “gate” of the city, which implies a city wall, and Jesus raised him from the dead.The site today is identified with the Muslim town of Nein (M.R. 183226) in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nain
Nain. Village in southern Galilee near the border of Samaria. It is the location of the miracle in which Jesus brought a dead man back to life (Lk 7:11). The man was the son of a widow who lived in this village.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nain
Nain nan [Gk Nain < Heb nāʿîm—‘pleasant’ (so SSW, p. 191)]. A town mentioned in Scripture only in connection with Jesus’ visit and miracle of raising the widow’s son from the dead (Lk. 7:11). It is identified with the modern Arab village of Nein (about two hundred inhabitants), which lies on the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nain
NAIN Village in southern Galilee near the border of Samaria. It is the location of the miracle in which Jesus brought a dead man back to life (Lk 7:11). The man was the son of a widow who lived in this village.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nain
Nain (nayn), a village identified with modern Nein, six miles southeast of Nazareth at the foot of Mount Moreh in the Valley of Jezreel (cf. Judg. 7:1). Here Jesus raised a widow’s only son from the dead (Luke 7:11–17). According to Luke’s Gospel, Jesus encountered the funeral procession as he was entering
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nain
NAIN. The town where Jesus raised the widow’s son from the dead, stopping the funeral procession and restoring the young man to his mother (Lk 7:11). The town is on the northern slope of the ancient Hill of Moreh (Jdg 7:1), about six miles SE of Nazareth and is still called Nein. Today there is a small
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nain
NAIN. Mentioned only in Lk. 7:11. There is a small village still bearing this name in the Plain of Jezreel, a few miles S of Nazareth, at the edge of Little Hermon, and it is generally accepted as the scene of the Gospel narrative. It is certainly to be distinguished from the Nain of Jos., BJ 4.511,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nain
Nain (Gk. Naɩ́n)A city in Galilee where Jesus raised from the dead a widow’s only son (Luke 7:11–17). The site is modern Nein (183226), a small village on the slopes of Mt. Moreh (Nebi Dahi), 9 km. (5.5 mi.) SE of Nazareth. It overlooks the plain of Esdraelon, perhaps the reason it was named “lovely” (Gen.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nain
Nain [nān] (Gk. Nain; perhaps from Heb. nā˓îm “lovely, pleasant”). A city in Galilee where Jesus raised from the dead a widow’s only son (Luke 7:11–17). The site is modern Nein, a small village on the slopes of Mt. Moreh (modern Jebel ed-Dahi), 9 km. (5.5 mi.) southeast of Nazareth. It overlooks
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Nain; Naim
NAIN; NAIM A village in Galilee, southeast of Nazareth, called Naim in the later Jewish sources, where Jesus revived the widow’s son (Luke 7:11–14). Eusebius (Onom. 140:3) calls in Naeim, 12 miles south of Mt Tabor, near Endor. A place of some importance in the Byzantine period, when it was known as
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nain
NAIN A village in Galilee mentioned in Scripture only in Luke 7:11. There Jesus raised a widow’s son back to life (Luke 7:11–17). The site of the village is probably the modern Nein.
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