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Jehovah-Nissi

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jē̇ - hō´va nis´ı̄ ( יהוה נסּי , yahweh niṣṣı̄ , "Yahweh is my banner"): So Moses named the altar which he reared to signalize the defeat of the Amalekites by Israel under Joshua, at Rephidim ( Exodus 17:15 ). Septuagint translates "the Lord my refuge," deriving niṣṣı̄ from נוּס , nūṣ , "to flee." Targum Onkelos reads, "Moses built an altar and worshipped on it before Yahweh, who had wrought for him miracles" (ניסּין , nı̄ṣṣı̄n ). The suggestion is that the people should rally round God as an army gathers round its standard. He it is who leads them to victory.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jehovah-Nissi'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/jehovah-nissi.html. 1915.

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