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Holman Bible Dictionary

Manoah

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(muh noh' uh) Personal name meaning “rest.” A member of the tribe of Dan and the father of Samson (Judges 13:1 ). Manoah petitioned God for a son when his wife could not produce an heir. God promised a son on the condition that he be reared a Nazirite. Manaoh hosted the man of God who brought the news at a meal, but was told to offer the food as a burnt offering. The man ascended in the smoke of the fire, revealing his identity as God's angel. Manaoh is buried between Zorah and Eshtaol.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Manoah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/m/manoah.html. 1991.

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