Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A Hebrew prophet of the seventh century B.C. who predicted the fall of Nineveh.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  • proper n. Its author, a minor prophet.
  • proper n. A male given name of biblical origin.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC
  • n. an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh

Etymologies

Hebrew naḥûm, comfort, from niḥam, to console; see nḥm in Semitic roots.
After Nahum.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew נַחוּם (nakhum, "consolation"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Withal the language remains ever pure and classical, with a tinge of partiality for alliteration (i, 10; ii, 3, 11) and the use of prim and rare idioms; the sentences are perfectly balanced; in a word Nahum is a consummate master of his art, and ranks among the most accomplished writers of the Old Testament.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The name Nahum was apparently of not rare occurrence.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Elkosh, or Elkesi, a village of Galilee, pointed out to Jerome [Preface in Nahum] as a place of note among the Jews, having traces of ancient buildings.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The position of the book immediately after Nahum is appropriate; as

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Other prophets were ordered to send messages to the neighbouring nations, and the prophecy of Nahum is particularly the burden of Nineveh; but Jonah must go and carry the message himself: "Arise quickly; apply thyself to the business with speed and courage, and the resolution that becomes a prophet; arise, and go to Nineveh."

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • According to "Nahum", Iraq's Jews had controlled some 80\% of the country's economy in the past, and the value of their assets is estimated today at some

    Vos Iz Neias - (Yiddish:What's News?)

  • According to "Nahum", Iraq's Jews had controlled some 80\% of the country's economy in the past, and the value of their assets is estimated today at some $100 billion.

    Point of no return

  • Nahum. (3 pages) The subject of this prophecy is the approaching complete and final destruction of Nineveh, the capital of the great and at that time flourishing Assyrian empire.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • It's also interesting to reflect on how comfortable subsequent generations were with the concept of doing a major rewrite whenever they found the original play out of tune with their aesthetic - Nahum Tate's happy ending to "Lear", for example.

    Doctor Who...another way to fix JE...

  • A young evangelist, Nahum Gutierrez Martínez, had established a new church in Colima and was dreaming of a big building to attract and serve a growing congregation.

    Colima orphanage runs on faith

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