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Naam
Pleasure, pleasantness
Strong's #H5277

Naam is the name of one of Caleb's descendants. Only Caleb and Joshua, of all those who left Egyptian slavery under Moses, were allowed by God to enter the Promised Land.

References
1Chronicles 4:15

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Naamah
Loveliness, pleasantness
Strong's #H5279

Naamah is the name of Tubalcain's sister. King Solomon married an Ammonite woman also named Naamah who would give birth to his successor Rehoboam.

The city of Naamah was given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Genesis 4:22, Joshua 15:41, 1Kings 14:21, 31, 2Chronicles 12:13

Naaman
Pleasantness
Strong's #H5283, #G3497

References
Genesis 46:21, Numbers 26:40, 2Kings 5, 1Chronicles 8:4, 7, Luke 4:27

Naarath
Maiden
Strong's #H5292

Naarath was a city given to the tribe of Ephraim as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 16:7

Nabal
Fool, dolt
Strong's #H5037

Nabal was the foolish husband of Abigail. Her intervention with King David prevented the destruction of their family and possessions after Nabal rejected David's messengers. Ironically, Nabal had a stroke when he was told what could have happened to him and died ten days later. Abigail then became one of David's wives.

References
1Samuel 25:3 - 39, 27:3, 30:5, 2Samuel 2:2, 3:3

Naboth
Fruits
Strong's #H5022

Naboth was a vineyard owner in Jezreel near the palace of Israel's King Ahab. After he rejected Ahab's attempt to buy his property Queen Jezebel arranged to have him killed and his property seized. Naboth's murder drew immediate condemnation from God through Elijah.

References
1King 21:1 - 19, 2Kings 9:21 - 26

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Nahalal (Nahallal)
Pasture
Strong's #H5096

Nahalal, also referred to as Nahallal, was a Levitical city within the tribe of Zebulun's inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:15, 21:35

Nahaliel
Torrents of God
Strong's #H5160

Nahaliel was one of the many locations where the Israelites camped as they wandered the wilderness for forty years.

References
Numbers 21:19

Nahor
Snorer, snorting
Strong's #H5152

A man named Nahor, who lived to the age of 148, was Abraham's grandfather (Genesis 11:23 - 25).

A different Nahor was one of Abraham's brothers. Abraham, five years after the entire family moves to Haran, leaves the city for the land of Canaan. Although Lot and his wife also leave, Nahor and his family decide to stay. Nahor's grandson Laban would later play an important role in the lives of both Isaac and Jacob.

References
Genesis 11:22 - 29, 22:20 - 23, 24:10 - 47, 29:5, 31:53, 1Chronicles 1:26

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Nahum
Comfortable, comfort
Strong's #H5151

Nahum is considered one of the twelve Minor Prophets. He gave prophecies concerning the judgment of Nineveh and offered comforting words to Israel.

References
Nahum 1:1

Nain
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Naioth
Habitations, residence
Strong's #H5121

Naioth is an area within the city of Ramah where Samuel led a school for prophets (those who could teach God's law).

References
1Samuel 19:18 - 23, 20:1

Naomi
My delight, pleasant
Strong's #H5281

Naomi was the mother-in-law of Ruth who wrote the Biblical book of the same name. Naomi wanted to be called Mara since she felt God had dealt harshly with her (Ruth 1:20).

Ruth decides, after Naomi loses her husband and sons, to accompany her to Bethlehem. After Ruth marries Boaz and bears a son named Obed (King David's grandfather), Naomi stays with the new family and nurses the newborn.

References
Ruth 1:2 - 22, 2:1 - 22, 3:1, 4:3 - 17

Naphtali
My wrestling
Strong's #H5321, #G3508

Naphtali is spelled Nephthalim in the KJV New Testament (Matthew 4:13, 15).

Naphtali was the name of Jacob's sixth son (his second through Bilhah) and one of the founders of Israel's twelve tribes. Mount Naphtali was located near Kedesh in the territory given to the tribe as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Genesis 30:8, 35:25, 46:24, 49:21, Numbers 1:42 - 43, Deuteronomy 33:32, Joshua 20:7, Judges 4:6, 10, 2Kings 15:29

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Narcissus
Stupidity
Strong's #G3488

Narcissus is greeted, as well as his entire household in Rome, by the Apostle Paul in the book of Romans.

References
Romans 16:11

Nathan
Given, giver
Strong's #5416, #G3481

Nathan is the name of at least five Old Testament individuals. An Old Testament prophet named Nathan lived during the reigns of Kings David and Solomon. He reproved David for his adultery with Bathsheba (2Samuel 12) and educated Solomon in his youth.

Another man named Nathan, one of David's sons through Bathsheba, is in the genealogy of Jesus' mother Mary (Luke 3:31).

References
2Samuel 5:14, 7:2 - 17, 12:1 - 25, 23:36, 1Kings 1:8 - 45, 4:5, 1Chronicles 2:36, 3:5, 11:38, 14:4, 17:1 - 15, 29:29, 2Chronicles 9:29, 29:25, Ezra 8:16, 10:39, Psalm 51:1, Zechariah 12:12, Luke 3:31

Nathanael
Gift of God
Strong's #G3482

Nathanael is also called Bartholomew (meaning "son of Tolmai", Strong's #G918) in Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:14 and Acts 1:13.

Nathanael was the fifth person called to be a disciple and apostle of Jesus Christ. When God's builds his New Jerusalem, the gemstone that will be an everlasting memorial to Nathanael's efforts will likely be a sardonyx stone.

References
John 1:45 - 49, 21:2

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Nazareth
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