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Nahum

[ney-huh m] /ˈneɪ həm/
noun
1.
a Minor Prophet of the 7th century b.c.
2.
a book of the Bible bearing his name.
Abbreviation: Nah.
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  • Nahum altered all for the worse; and he wrote a new fifth act, which was still worse than the mere verbal or semi-alterations.

  • The wealth of Nineveh is called endless by the prophet Nahum.

  • "He and all the men and boys have gone to join the army," said Nahum.

    The Child's World Hetty Browne, Sarah Withers, W.K. Tate
  • He wanted it for Nahum Brown, who lives in the old house up the road.

    Herbert Carter's Legacy Horatio Alger
  • John Sargent laid a pacifically detaining hand on Nahum Beals's arm as he strode past him.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Nahum Sprague seized him by the collar and said, "Follow me."

    Mark Mason's Victory Horatio Alger
  • To gather fresh roots out of the earth and eat them Little Father Nahum looks upon as sinful gluttony.

    The Green Book Mr Jkai
British Dictionary definitions for Nahum

Nahum

/ˈneɪhəm/
noun (Old Testament)
1.
a Hebrew prophet of the 7th century bc
2.
the book containing his oracles
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Nahum in the Bible

consolation, the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an Elkoshite. All we know of him is recorded in the book of his prophecies. He was probably a native of Galilee, and after the deportation of the ten tribes took up his residence in Jerusalem. Others think that Elkosh was the name of a place on the east bank of the Tigris, and that Nahum dwelt there.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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