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Nimrim
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Waters in Moab that Isaiah and Jeremiah denounced (Isa 15:6; Jer 48:34). Because Isaiah associates these waters with Zoar and Horonaim, both of which are located on the south end of the Dead Sea, most scholars prefer to identify the Waters of Nimrim with the once fertile land southeast of the Sea, the modern Wadi Nemeirah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Waters of Nimrim
Nimrim, Waters of (מֵי־נִמְרִים‎, mei-nimrim). Waters in Moab that Isaiah and Jeremiah denounced (Isa 15:6; Jer 48:34). Because Isaiah associates these waters with Zoar and Horonaim, both of which are located on the south end of the Dead Sea, most scholars prefer to identify the Waters of Nimrim with
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nimrim, the Waters of (Place)
NIMRIM, THE WATERS OF (PLACE) [Heb mê-nimrı̂m (מֵי־נִמְרִים)]. Waters located in Moab and mentioned in oracles against Moab (Isa 15:6; Jer 48:34). The once fertile and well-watered region had become desolate and denuded. Eusebius and Jerome equated the Waters of Nimrim with Bennamerium N of Zoar (Lagarde
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nimrim, Waters of
Nimrim, Waters of. One of the places in the southern extremity of Moab denounced by Isaiah (15:6) and Jeremiah (48:34) in their oracles of judgment against the nation. The waters of Nimrim were spring-fed freshwater streams originating in the Transjordanian hills, following a northwesterly track down
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nimrim, Waters Of
Nimrim, Waters Of nimʹrim [Heb nimrîm]. A place in Moab associated with Zoar and Horonaim in the oracles against Moab in Isa. 15:1ff.; Jer. 48:1ff.Eusebius (Onom 138.21) identified the site with Bennamarim N of Zoar, and Jerome (comm on Isa. 15) placed it on the Dead Sea with salt waters around it.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nimrim, Waters of
NIMRIM, WATERS OF One of the places in the southern extremity of Moab denounced by Isaiah (Is 15:6) and Jeremiah (Jer 48:34) in their oracles of judgment against the nation. The waters of Nimrim were spring-fed streams originating in the Transjordanian hills, following a northwesterly track down into
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nimrim
Nimrim (nim´rim; Heb., perhaps “leopards”), a desert stream. The waters of Nimrim are said to be desolate (Isa. 15:6; Jer. 48:34). They are identified as those of either Wadi en-Numeira, on the east side of the Dead Sea near its southern end, or the Wadi Shu‘eib, seven miles north of the Dead Sea. Based
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nimrim
NIMRIM. A name still to be found in Wadi en-Numeirah SE of the Dead Sea. These waters were cursed in oracles against Moab (Isa 15:6; Jer 48:34).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nimrim, Waters of
NIMRIM, WATERS OF. The waters of Nimrim are mentioned twice (Is. 15:6; Je. 48:34). In substantially identical terms the prophets tell of the overthrow of Moab; cries of anguish go up from the cities of Moab, and ‘the waters of Nimrim are a desolation’. Both in Isaiah and (especially) in Jeremiah the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nimrim
Nimrim (Heb. nimrɩ̂m), WATERS OFA place in Moab known for its abundant water resources and lush vegetation. In the oracles of judgment against Moab (Isa. 15:6; Jer. 48:34) the prophets announce that the waters would dry up and the once fertile ground would turn into a desert.Eusebius located Nimrim
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nimrim, Waters of
Nimrim, Waters of [nĭmˊrĭm] (Heb. mê nimrîm “water of leopards [?]”). A place in Moab, whose waters the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah prophesied would become desolate (Isa. 15:6; Jer. 48:34). The desolation was especially significant because it caused the surrounding crops to wither.Most scholars
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Nimrim
Nim´rim (limpid, pure), The waters of, a stream or brook within the country of Moab, which is mentioned in the denunciations of that nation by Isaiah, Isa. 15:6, and Jeremiah. Jer. 48:34. We should perhaps look for the site of Nimrim in Moab proper, i.e., on the southeastern shoulder of the Dead Sea.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nimrim
NIM´RIM (nimʹrim; “limpid waters” or [waters of] “the leopards”). A fertile tract in Moab, SE of the Dead Sea, probably in Wadi Nemeirah. Springs existed near Beth-nimrah. These waters were cursed (Isa. 15:6; Jer. 48:34).
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