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Na·hum 1

 (nā′həm, nā′əm)
A Hebrew prophet of the seventh century bc who predicted the fall of Nineveh.

[Hebrew naḥûm, comfort, from niḥam, to console; see nḥm in Semitic roots.]

Na·hum 2

 (nā′həm, nā′əm)
See Table at Bible.

[After Nahum.]
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1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet of the 7th century bc
2. (Bible) the book containing his oracles
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(ˈneɪ həm)

1. a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nahum - a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BCNahum - a Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC
2.Nahum - an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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The right person, however, seemed hard to find, and the laureate of the day, an honest gentleman named Nahum Tate, who could hardly be called a poet, was quite unable for the task.
His death followed shortly, but meanwhile appeared the Second Part of 'Absalom and Achitophel,' chiefly a commonplace production written by Nahum Tate (joint author of Tate and Brady's paraphrase of the Psalms into English hymn-form), but with some passages by Dryden.]
Nahum added, "The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes.
But in Lunenburg, Caira Hazard had been swayed by a similar offer of employment for her son, Nahum. Two unfamiliar white men had come to her house on Monday, Sept. is a way to bring together all the Nahum Mendoza's in the world to highlight their individual interests and achievements.
In June 2003, a delegation of Israelis visited Mosul and said that it was Israel's intentions, with the assistance of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani, to establish Israeli control of the shrine of Jonah in Mosul and the shrine of Nahum in the Mosul plains.
Pesher Nahum; texts and studies in Jewish history and literature from antiquity through the middle ages presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb.
According to Meteo-Tech weatherman Nahum Malik, Israel has absorbed a heat wave whose origin is a direct hot air stream from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.
Nahum Skeete,from Kings Norton Boys' School, took a break from his GCSE studies to complete 52 laps.
Nahum Manbar was sentenced to 16 years in July 1998 for selling materials to make nerve and mustard gas to Iran.
I have previously cited in this column an old book entitled "The Jewish Paradox", published in the beginning in French, and containing conversations between the author Nahum Goldman and Ben-Gurion.