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Encyclopedia > Nun (Bible)

Nun, in the Hebrew Bible, was a man from the Tribe of Ephraim, grandson of Ammihud, son of Elishama, and father of Joshua. (1 Chronicles 7:26-27) He grew up in and may have lived his entire life in the Israelites' Egyptian captivity, where the Egyptians "made life bitter for them with harsh labor at mortar and bricks and with all sorts of tasks in the field." (Exodus 1:14) In Aramaic, "nun" means "fish." Thus the Midrash tells: "[T]he son of him whose name was as the name of a fish would lead them [the Israelites] into the land." (Genesis Rabba 97:3.) 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article discusses usage of the term Hebrew Bible. For the article on the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh. ... Tribe of Ephraim (Hebrew alphabet אֶפְרַיִם / אֶפְרָיִם double fruitfulness, Standard Hebrew Efráyim, Tiberian Hebrew ʾEp̄ráyim / ʾEp̄rāyim) - took precedence over that of Manasseh by virtue of Jacobs blessing (Gen. ... Categories: Hebrew Bible/Tanakh-related stubs | Torah people | Hebrew Bible/Tanakh people ... Joshua or Yehoshúa (יְהוֹשֻׁעַ The LORD of/is help/court, Standard Hebrew YÉ™hošúaÊ¿, Tiberian Hebrew YÉ™hôšuªʿ) is a Biblical character, much of whose life is described in the Book of Joshua. ... An Israelite is a member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, descended from the twelve sons of the Biblical patriarch Jacob who was renamed Israel by God in the book of Genesis, 32:28 The Israelites were a group of Hebrews, as described in the Bible. ... Exodus is the second book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and also the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), and the Christian Old Testament. ... Aramaic is a Semitic language with a 3,000-year history. ... Midrash (pl. ... Genesis Rabba, (Breshit Rabba in Hebrew), is a religious text holy to classical Judaism. ...


Tradition places the tomb of Nun in the same vicinity of his son Joshua who, according to (Joshua 24:30) is buried in Timnath-Serah. The similarly named Palestinian village of Kifl Hares/Timnat-Hares, located northwest of Ariel in the Samarian region of the West Bank, now encircles both tombs. The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... City logo Ariel (Hebrew:אריאל) is an Israeli settlement located in the biblical region of Samaria (northern West Bank). ... Samaria, or Shomron (Hebrew שֹׁמְרוֹן, Standard Hebrew Šoməron, Tiberian Hebrew Šōmərôn, Arabic سامريّون Sāmariyyūn (but commonly called in Arabic جبال نابلس Jibal Nablus), (in the New Testament Greek Σαμαρεία, in Russian Самария ) is a term used for the mountainous northern part of the area on the west bank of the Jordan...


 
 

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