Naam to Nymphas
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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.

1Chronicles 4:15

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.

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

Strong's #H5283, #G3497

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

Strong's #H5292

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

Joshua 16:7

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.

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

Strong's #H5022

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

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

Nahalal (Nahallal)
Strong's #H5096

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

Joshua 19:15, 21:35

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.

Numbers 21:19

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.

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

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.

Nahum 1:1

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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).

1Samuel 19:18 - 23, 20:1

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.

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

My wrestling
Strong's #H5321, #G3508

Naphtali is spelled Nephthalim in the King James 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.

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

Strong's #G3488

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

Romans 16:11

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).

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

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.

John 1:45 - 49, 21:2

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Motion, shaking
Strong's #H5269

Neah was a city given to the tribe of Zebulun as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 19:13

New city (town)
Strong's #G3496

Neapolis was an Aegean seaport located in the southern section of Macedonia. The Apostle Paul went through the city during his second and third missionary journeys.

Acts 16:11

Fruitfulnesses, heights
Strong's #H5032

Nebaioth was the firstborn son of Ishmael.

1Chronicles 1:29, Isaiah 60:7

Foolish secrecy, hidden folly
Strong's #H5041

Neballat was the name of a Benjamite city resettled by those returning from Babylonian captivity.

Nehemiah 11:34

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May Nebo protect the crown
Strong's #H5019

Nebuchadnezzar is the greatest of all the Babylonian kings. His forty-three year reign (605 to 562 B.C.) is dominated by extending the empire's power as far as possible. Biblically, he is known as the conquerer of Jerusalem who ultimately took Judah's king, Ezekiel, Daniel and many others captive.

In 586 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar destroys Jerusalem and completely burns its temple. God, after the king revels in his own glory and honor, causes him to have the mind of a beast for seven years in order to humble his proud heart (Daniel 4:30 - 34).

2Kings 24:1 - 11, 25:1 - 22, 1Chronicles 6:15, 2Chronicles 36:6 - 13, Ezra 1:7, 2:1, 5:12, 14, 6:5, Nehemiah 7:6, Esther 2:6, etc.

Nebo has given seed
Strong's #H5018

Nebuzaradan was a Babylonian general in King Nebuchadnezzar's army. He supervised the destruction of Jerusalem that included tearing down its wall, royal buildings and the temple. He also managed the removal of the inhabitants, except the poorest, into Babylonian captivity.

Nebuzaradan also captured the temple's High Priest, along with several others, and delivered them to Nebuchadnezzar. The king then had all of them murdered at Riblah in Hamath.

2Kings 25:8 - 20, Jeremiah 39:9 - 13, 40:1 - 10, 43:6, 52:12 - 30

Strong's #H5224

The Babylonians, near the end of King Josiah's reign over Judah, attack the Assyrian stronghold at Carchemish. Egypt's Pharaoh Necho, however, after hearing about the siege, launches a campaign to aid the Assyrians.

Josiah, who favored the Babylonians, tries to stop Necho as he marches through Israel on his way to Carchemish. His attempt fails, however, and he is killed by the Egyptians in 609 B.C.

2Chronicles 35:20, 22, 36:4

Jehovah comforts, consolation of Jah
Strong's #H5166

Nehemiah was a prophet who, as captive of the Persian empire, was given permission to return to Jerusalem and rebuild it (Nehemiah 1 - 2). He became the Governor of Judah and helped Ezra canonize the Old Testament.

Ezra 2:2, Nehemiah 1:1, 3:16, 7:7, 8:9, 10:1, 12:26, 47

Moved by God
Strong's #H5272

Neiel was a city given to the tribe of Asher as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 19:27

Cavern, dell
Strong's #H5346

Nekeb was a city given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 19:33

Opening, opened spring
Strong's #H5318

The fountain or water of Nephtoah is one of the boundary markers between the area given to Judah and Benjamin in the Promised Land.

Joshua 15:9, 18:15

Strong's #G3517

Both Nereus and his sister, who lived in Rome, were greeted by the Apostle Paul in the last chapter of Romans.

Romans 16:15

Garrison, pillar, station
Strong's #H5334

Nezib was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 15:43

Soft soil
Strong's #H5044

Nibshan was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 15:62

Victorious, conqueror
Strong's #G3527

Nicanor was one of the first seven leaders chosen by the early New Testament church.

Acts 6:5

Victorious among his people, conqueror
Strong's #G3530

Nicodemus' name is only recorded in the gospel of John. He was a Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin who believed in Jesus. His first recorded visit with Christ was at night to inform him the Jews, based on his miracles, understood he was a teacher from God (John 3).

John 3:1 - 10, 7:50 - 53, 19:39

Destruction of people
Strong's #G3531

Both the deeds (actions) and doctrine (teaching) of the Nicolaitans are hated by God. These actions and teachings revolved around promoting a hierarchical system of governance within the church. This system, with its layers of church leaders set up to rule over the lives and faith of believers, ultimately led to the birth of the Catholic Church.

Revelation 2:6, 15

Victor of the people, victorious over the people
Strong's #G3532

Nicolas was one of the first seven men, selected by the early church, to handle the daily distribution of food to the poor saints in Jerusalem. These men are commonly referred to as the New Testament's first deacons.

Acts 6:5

Victorious city
Strong's #G3533

The Apostle Paul, after his first acquittal of charges in Rome, sails to Crete and then to Nicopolis on the western coast of Greece. He then writes the books of Titus and 1Timothy. Paul's travels are considered a part of his fifth and final missionary journey.

Titus 3:12, 3:15 (end notes of letter)

Strong's #G3526

A man named Simeon, who was also called Niger, was one of the early leaders in the Syrian Antioch church. He was an early Christian leader along with Barnabas, Lucius, Manaen and Saul (Paul).

Acts 13:1

Nile River
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Limpid, pure, clear water
Strong's #H5247

Nimrah was a city given to the tribe of Gad as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Numbers 32:3

Rebellion, the valiant
Strong's #H5248

Nimrod was the grandson of Ham (one of Noah's three sons who survived the flood). The Bible states he was "a mighty hunter before (meaning against or in opposition to) the Lord" (Genesis 10:9). He began the city of Babel (leading to the kingdom of Babylon), constructed the famous Tower of Babel, and then built the city of Nineveh in the land of Assyria.

Genesis 10:8 - 9, 1Chronicles 1:10, Micah 5:6

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Their flight
Strong's #H5212

Nisan is another name for Abib, the first month of the Biblical (Hebrew) sacred (religious) year.

Nehemiah 2:1, Esther 3:7

The great eagle
Strong's #H5268

Nisroch was the name of one of Assryia's pagan deities.

Sennacherib, after suffering the most devastating military defeat in human history at the hands of God, travels back to his palace in Nineveh. He is then murdered by two of his sons when he visits the house of Nisroch to worship the pagan god.

2Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38

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Noah (Noe)
Strong's #H5146, #G3575

Both a man and a woman are named Noah in the Old Testament. Noah's name is spelled Noe in the King James version of Matthew 24:37 - 38 and Luke 3:36, 17:26 - 27.

The patriarch Noah represented the tenth generation of mankind on earth. He built, on God's command, a giant ark that saved many animals from dying due to the great flood. Please see our article on the life of Noah.

A woman named Noah was one of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Numbers 26:33). Her and her sisters asserted, before Moses, that they had a right to a share of their dead father's future inheritance in the Promised Land. They made their claim due to their father not producing any sons. Moses took the issue directly to God who agreed that the daughters had a right to the land their father would have received (see Numbers 27:1 - 11).

Genesis 5:29 - 32, 6:8 - 22, 7:1 - 23, 8:1 - 20, 9:1 - 29, 10:1, 32, Numbers 26:33, 27:1, 36:11, Joshua 17:3, 1Chronicles 1:4, Isaiah 54:9, Ezekiel 14:14, 20, Hebrews 11:7, 1Peter 3:20, 2Peter 2:5

Fruit, high place
Strong's #H5011

King Saul accused some of Israel's priests of helping King David. Such aid, in his mind, was an act of treason. His anger leads him to declare the death penalty on all eighty-five priests meeting with him. He commands Doeg, an Edomite, to murder them when his Israelite servants refuse to carry out such a heinous act

Doeg, after slaughtering the priests, quickly travels to Nob where the killed holy men lived. He then, in cold blood, decimates most of the city's innocent inhabitants, including women, babies and even animals (1Samuel 22)!

1Samuel 21:1, 9, 22:11, 19, Nehemiah 11:32, Isaiah 10:32

Barking, a bark
Strong's #H5025

The city of Kenath and its surrounding villages, located in Gilead, are conquered by a man named Nobah during the time of Moses. After his victory He renames the area after himself.

Numbers 32:42, Judges 8:11

Wandering, vagrancy
Strong's #H5113

The land of Nod is where Cain fled after murdering his brother Abel. Please see our article on the land of Nod.

Genesis 4:16

Noph (Memphis)
Strong's #H5297

The Biblical word Memphis, which means "haven of the good" (Strong's #H4644), is another named for the ancient Egyptian capital of Noph.

Hosea 9:6, Isaiah 19:13, Jeremiah 2:16, 44:1, 46:14, 19, Ezekiel 30:13, 16

Strong's #H5126

Nun was the father of Joshua who, after Moses died, led the children of Israel into the Promised Land of Canaan.

Exodus 33:11, Numbers 11:28, 13:8, 16, 14:6, 30, 38, 26:65, 27:18, 32:12, etc.

Bridegroom, nymph given (born)
Strong's #G3564

Nymphas was a Christian woman who lived in Laodicea. Paul greets her, and those who gathered every Sabbath at her home to worship God, in the last chapter of Colossians.

Colossians 4:15

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