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Scriptsנַחוּם Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.NAY-əm English
NAY-həm English

Meaning & History

Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
Other Languages & CulturesNaoum Biblical Greek Nachum Biblical Hebrew Naum Bulgarian Nachum Hebrew Naum Macedonian Naum Russian


biblical, books of the Bible, comfort, minor prophets of the Old Testament
Entry updated May 31, 2018