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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Nahash, 1

Na´hash (a serpent), a person named only in ; and as he is there described as the father of Abigail and Zeruiah, who are elsewhere called the sisters of David, this must have been either another name for Jesse, or, as some suppose, of a former husband of David's mother.

Nahash, 2

Nahash, king of the Ammonites, noted for the barbarous terms of capitulation which he offered to the town of Jabesh-Gilead, and for his subsequent defeat by Saul [JABESH].





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Nahash'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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