Definitions for nahumˈneɪ həm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Na•humˈneɪ həm(n.)

  1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.

    Category: Bible

  2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.

    Category: Bible

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Nahum(noun)

    a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC

  2. Nahum, Book of Nahum(noun)

    an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh

Wiktionary

  1. Nahum(ProperNoun)

    A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.

  2. Nahum(ProperNoun)

    Its author, a minor prophet.

  3. Nahum(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.

  4. Origin: נחום.

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  1. Nahum

    Nahum was a minor prophet whose prophecy is recorded in the Hebrew Bible. His book comes in chronological order between Micah and Habakkuk in the Bible. He wrote about the end of the Assyrian Empire, and its capital city, Nineveh, in a vivid poetic style.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Nahum

    one of the minor prophets of the Old Testament; appears to have been a contemporary of Isaiah, and to have prophesied after the destruction of Samaria and the defeat of Sennacherib before Jerusalem in the reign of Hezekiah. His mission as a prophet was to console the people in the presence of the formidable power of Assyria, and to predict its downfall, and especially that of its capital city Nineveh, an event which happened under Cyaxares the Mede 603 B.C. His thought is forcible, his expression clear, and his diction pure, all three worthy of the classical age of Hebrew literature.

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