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(Hebo Nach'ath, נִחִת , rest. as often), the name of three men.

1. (Sept. Ναχόθ, Genesis 36:13; Ναχώθ . ib. Genesis 36:17; Ναχέθ, 1 Chronicles 1:37.) The first named of the four sons of Reuel, the son of Esau, and a prince (A.V. "duke") among the Edomites (Genesis 36:13; Genesis 36:17). B.C. cir. 1890.

2. (Sept. Καινάθ v.r. Κνάθ, Ναάθ ) A Kohathite Levite, son of Zophai or Zuph, and ancestor of Samuel the prophet (1 Chronicles 6:26). B.C. cir. 1280. He is the same with TOAH (1 Chronicles 6:34) and TOHU (1 Samuel 1:1).

3. (Sept. Ναέθ .) A Levite, appointed by Hezekiah one of the overseers of sacred offerings in the Temple under Cononiah and Shimei (2 Chronicles 31:13). B.C. cir. 725.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Nahath'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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