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
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 name Nahum was apparently of not rare occurrence.
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.
The position of the book immediately after Nahum is appropriate; as
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.