Bible Dictionary: N.   1840

  1. NA'AMAH, [h] (beautiful or agreeable),
    a descendant of Cain, and daughter of
    Lamech, said to have invented the art
    of spinning wool, Gen. 4:22.
  2. NAAMAH, an Ammonitish princess,
    wife of Solomon, and mother of king
    Rehoboam, 1 Kings 14:21.
  3. NA'AMAN, [h] (beautiful, or who prepares
    himself to motion
    ), a general of the Syrian
    army under king Benhadad, and famous
    for his having been cured of leprosy,
    through the intervention of a little cap-
    tive Jewess, by the prophet Elisha, 2
    Kings 5.
  4. NAAMAN, a son of Benjamin, Gen. 46:
    21.
  5. NAAMAN, a grandson of Benjamin,
    Num. 26:40.
  6. NA'AMATHITE, [h] (who is of Naa-
    math
    ), a title indicating the city or people
    of Zophar, Job 2:11.
  7. NA'ARAI, [h] (my young children, my
    watches
    , or my spiller), one of David's
    valiant men, 1 Chron. 11:37.
  8. NAASH'ON, [h] NAASON, and NAHSHON
    (he that foretels, or conjectures, or a serpent),
    the prince of Judah when Israel left
    Egypt, Exod. 6:23; Num. 7:12-17;
    Matt. 1:4.
  9. NA'BAL, [h] (fool or senseless), a rich,
    but niggardly, churlish man of the tribe
    of Judah, 1 Sam. 25.
  10. NA'BOTH, [h] (words, prophecies, or
    fruits), an upright man of Jezreel, who
    fell a victim to the wicked contrivances
    of queen Jezebel, by the villany of his
    fellow-citizens, for having refused to
    part with his paternal inheritance to
    king
    Ahab, 1 Kings 21.
  11. NA'CHON, [h] (prepared or solid), the
    name of a person or a threshing-floor
    near Jerusalem, 2 Sam. 6:6, called
    Chidon, 1 Chron. 13:9.
  12. NA'DAB, [h] (free gift or prince), a son
    of Aaron, Lev. 10:1, 2.   See
    ABIHU.
  13. NADAB, a son and successor of Jero-
    boam I., king of Israel, 1 Kings 15:25-
    31.
  14. NAHA'RI, [h] (my nostrils, or hoarse, or
    angry), the armour-bearer to Joab, 2 Sam.
    23:37.
  15. NA'HASH, [h] (snake, or serpent, or he that
    foretels
    ), a barbarous king of the Ammon-
    ites, 1 Sam. 11.
  16. NAHASH, a king of Ammon, in friend-
    ship with David, 2 Sam. 10:2.
  17. NAHASH, supposed to be David's
    mother, 2 Sam. 17:25; 1 Chron. 2:13-
    16.
  18. NA'HOR, [h] (hoarse, dry, or hot), grand-
    father of
    Abraham, Gen. 11:22-24.
  19. NAHOR, a brother of Abraham, and
    grandfather of Rebekah, the wife of
    Isaac, Gen. 11:26-29; 22:20-23.
  20. NAH'SHON.   See NAASON.
  21. NA'HUM, [h] (comforter, penitent, or
    their guide), the seventh of the minor
    prophets, supposed to have prophesied
    against Nineveh, about ninety years after
    Jonah, Nah. 1:8.
  22. NAHUM, THE BOOK OF: it denounces
    the final and inevitable destruction of
    the bloody city of Nineveh, and the
    awful visitation of God in its overthrow,
    Nah. 2. 3.   See
    NINEVEH.
    See Commentary.
  23. NAIL, the horny substance which
    guards the end of the finger, Deut. 21:
    12: a spike of iron to fasten wood-work,
    1 Chron. 22:3: a tent-peg, Judg. 5:21;
    5:26: a projecting timber in a wall,
    designed to suspend clothes or curtains,
    and denoting a permanent abode, Ezra
    9:8; Isa. 22:23.
  24. NAILING, fastening to anything; as
    the ceremonial law is represented being
    abolished or hung up useless, Christ
    having by His death superseded it,
    "nailing it to the cross," Col. 2:14.
  25. NA'IN, Ναιν (beauty or pleasantness), a
    city of Galilee, near Capernaum, noted
    for the miracle of our Saviour raising
    the widow's son to life
    , Luke 7:14-16.
  26. NAI'OTH, [h] (beauties or habitations), a
    place near the city of Ramah, where
    was a school of the prophets established
    by Samuel, 1 Sam. 19:18-23.
  27. NAKED, without clothing, Gen. 2:[25]:
    without the upper garments, 1 Sam 19:
    24; John 21:7: without worldly goods,
    Job 1:21: without the righteousness and
    grace of Christ, which cover and adorn
    the soul; as the garments of salvation
    ,
    Rev. 3:17, 18; 19:8; Isa. 61:10: in-
    decently exposed, Exod. 32:25: dis-
    covered, Heb. 4:13; Deut. 28:48.
  28. NAKEDNESS, the more secret parts of
    the body, Gen. 9:22: guilt and moral
    destitution, Rev. 3:18: exposedness of
    a nation to enemies, Nah. 3:5
  29. NAME, the common appellation of a
    person, Gen. 5:2; or thing, 4:17; Acts
    9:11, 12: fame or honour, 1 Kings 1:47.
    Names among the ancients were signifi-
    cant, whether given by individuals or by
    Divine inspiration, or changed on im-
    portant occasions, as Abraham, Sarah,
    and Jacob.   Hebrew names which begin
    or terminate EL, or begin with JE, or
    end with IAH, have relation to
    God, as
    BETHEL (house of God).   Many names
    are spelt differently in the New Testa-
    ment, as Jeremias and Jeremy for Jere-
    miah, Elias for Elijah, Osee for Hosea,
    being translated from the Greek, whose
    spelling is retained in English letters;
    several also are given in the Latin form
    by [a choice] in the translators, as
    Timotheus for Timothy, Silvanas for
    Silas, and Marcus for Mark.
  30. NAME OF GOD: God can have no pro-
    per name of distinction, as He alone is
    the Author of all beings, and source of
    all blessedness; yet various titles are
    used in Scripture to indicate His eternal
    existence and perfections
    , Exod. 3:13,
    14; His attributes, 34:6, 7; His glory,
    as seen in His works
    , Psal. 8:1-9; His
    honour, by His word and ordinances
    ,
    76:1, 2; His grace, 20:1; His protec-
    tion
    , ver. 5; His word, 5:11; His love
    and mercy in sending His Son to be our
    Redeemer
    , 22:22; John 17:26.
  31. NAME OF CHRIST: Immanuel is a
    name which was given to Christ to indi-
    cate the mysterious union of humanity
    with His Divine Person
    , Isa. 7:14; Matt.
    1:23.   Jesus was given to indicate His
    office of Saviour
    , Matt. 1:21; His perfec-
    tions as Mediator are called His name
    ,
    Isa. 9:6; His mediatorial honour, Phil.
    2:9, 10; His authority and commission,
    Matt. 7:22; Acts 4:7; His honour
    among men, as the Saviour of the world
    ,
    Psal. 72:19.
  32. NAME, to call by name, 1 Sam. 16:3.
  33. NAMED, called, Gen. 27:36: men-
    tioned or declared, Gen. 23:16: deno-
    minated, Luke 6:23.
  34. NAMELY, particularly, Isa. 7:20.
  35. NAMES, appellations, Gen. 2:20: titles,
    Hos. 2:17; Rev. 17:3.
  36. NAO'MI, [h] (beautiful or agreeable), the
    widowed mother-in-law of Ruth, Ruth 1:
    2-20.
  37. NAPH'ISH, [h] (the soul, or he that rests
    himself
    ), a son of
    Ishmael, Gen. 25:
    15.
  38. NAPH'TALI, [h] (comparison or likeness,
    or he that struggles), the sixth son of Jacob,
    Gen. 30:8.   No detail is given of his
    personal history.
  39. NAPHTALI, THE TRIBE OF: this was
    numerous, as intimated by the blessing
    of Jacob, Gen. 49:21; and their loca-
    tion was a fertile district in North Gali-
    lee, bounded on the east by Jordan and
    the lakes of Merom and Tiberias, Josh.
    19:32-39.
  40. NAPH'TUHIM, [h] (openings), the
    fourth son of Mizraim, Gen. 10:13.
  41. NAPKIN, a cloth to wipe the hands at
    table, Luke 19:20.
  42. NARCISS'US, [h] (astonishment or
    stupidity), a favourite of the Roman em-
    peror Claudius: his household at Rome
    is saluted by Paul, Rom. 16:11.
  43. NARROW, not wide, Num. 22:26:
    limited, Josh. 17:15: difficult, Matt.
    7:14.
  44. NARROWED, contracted or small, 1
    Kings 6:6.
  45. NARROWER, more contracted, Isa.
    28:20.
  46. NARROWLY, carefully, Job 13:27.
  47. NA'THAN, [h] (who gives, or is given), an
    upright prophet of God, and a faithful
    reprover and friend of king David, 2 Sam.
    7:2-17; 12:1-15.
  48. NATHAN, a son of David and Bath-
    sheba, 1 Chron. 3:5; Luke 3:31.
  49. NATHAN, a Jewish nobleman returned
    from Babylon, Ezra 8:16.
  50. NATHAN'AEL, Ναθαναηλ (the gift of God),
    one of the first disciples of Christ, sup-
    posed to be the apostle
    Bartholomew,
    John 1:46; 21:2.
  51. NA'THAN-ME'LECH, [h] (the gift of
    the king
    ), a chamberlain of Manasseh, and
    keeper of the chariots consecrated to the
    sun, 1 Kings 23:11.
  52. NATION, inhabitants of a country: a
    country, Exod. 34:10: fellow-coun-
    trymen, or descendants of the same
    stock, Acts 26:4; 28:19: the
    founder of a nation, Gen. 25:23.   Chris-
    tians forming the [local] church of God are a
    holy nation, 1 Pet. 2:9.
  53. NATIVE, of one's birth, Jer. 22:10.
  54. NATIVITY, birth, as the land of our
    birth, Gen. 11:28; Jer. 46:6.
  55. NATURAL, that which is the work of
    creation, as the human face, Jam. 1:23:
    what is agreeable to our human consti-
    tution, Deut. 34:7; Rom. 1:31.
  56. NATURALLY, prompted by affection,
    Phil. 2:20: according to our nature,
    Jude 10.
  57. NATURAL MAN, an ungodly, unregene-
    rate man, who regards not the spiritual
    excellency of religion, being insensible
    to what is superior to the dictates of our
    corrupted reason and depraved passion
    ,
    1 Cor. 2:14.
  58. NATURAL BODY, the human frame in
    its present material and mortal condi-
    tion, 1 Cor. 15:[44-]56.
  59. NATURE, the order of all things esta-
    blished by the Creator, Rom. 1:26: rea-
    son, or the intellectual light implanted
    in the mind, 2:14: birth, Gal. 2:15:
    common sense and custom, 1 Cor. 11:14:
    substance or essence, Heb. 2:16: the
    present state of man as fallen, Eph. 2:3:
    in reality, Gal. 4:8: qualities or dispo-
    sitions, 2 Pet. 1:4.
  60. NAUGHT, bad or evil, 2 Kings 2:19.
  61. NAUGHTINESS, wickedness, Prov. 11:
    6: folly, Jam. 1:21.
  62. NAUGHTY, wicked, Prov. 6:12: bad,
    Jer. 24:2.
  63. NAVEL, the point in the middle of the
    belly, Job 40:16.
  64. NAVES, fellies of a wheel, 1 Kings 7:
    33.
  65. NAVY, an assembly or fleet of ships,
    1 Kings 9:26, 27; 10:11, 22.
  66. NAY, no: a denial, 1 Kings 2:17; Matt.
    5:37.
  67. NAZARE'NE, Ναζωραις (kept, or flower),
    a native or inhabitant of Nazareth, used
    as a term of contempt, Matt. 1:23: a
    Nazarite, Num. 6:13.   See NAZARITE.
  68. NAZARE'NES, Jewish Christians, as
    they were called in contempt by their
    countrymen, probably on account of
    Jesus Christ having resided at Nazareth,
    Acts 24:5.
  69. NAZ'ARETH, Ναζαρετ (separated or sanc-
    tified
    ), a city of Zebulon in
    Galilee, about
    seventy miles north of Jerusalem: it
    stood low in public estimation for the
    character of its inhabitants, John 1:46,
    yet it became famous as the residence
    of Jesus until He entered on His ministry
    ,
    Matt. 1:23; Luke 2:51; 4:16.   Nazareth
    still exists with a population of from
    5000 to 7000, some of whom are Moh_m-
    m_dans, but mostly of several sects of
    ignorant and superstitious professors of
    Christianity.   The Rom. Cat.s have
    a church here, called the "Church of the
    Annunciation,"
    the most magnificent of
    any in the land, except that at Jeru-
    salem.
  70. NAZARITE, an Israelite under a pecu-
    liar voluntary vow of devotedness to
    God, as described by Moses, Num. 6:
    2-20.   Samson was a Nazarite for life,
    Judg. 13:5; 16:17: and also [possibly] John the
    Baptist, Luke 1:15.   Many of the pro-
    phets
    also were Nazarites for life, and
    eminent for their holiness, and zeal for
    the honour of God, Amos 2:11, 12; Lam.
    4:7.
    • Nazarite.   John the Baptist probably
      was not one in the strictest, O.T. sense.
  71. NEAP'OLIS, Νεαπολις (new city), a sea-
    port of Macedonia, near to Philippi,
    Acts 16:11: its modern name is Napoli.
  72. NEAR, close or not far off, Gen. 27:
    22.
  73. NEARER, more closely related, Ruth
    3:3: less remote as to time, Rom. 13:
    11.
  74. NEBAI'OTH, [h] (words or prophecies),
    a son of
    Ishmael, Gen. 25:13: he be-
    came the head of a powerful tribe of
    Arabs, exceedingly rich in flocks and
    herds, and hence the beautiful figure of
    prophetic speech regarding the conver-
    sion of the Gentiles to Messiah, Isa.
    60:7.
  75. NE'BAT, [h] (that beholds), a person of
    note, but his name is dishonoured by
    the proverbially flagitious conduct of
    his wicked son, the first king of the ten
    tribes of Israel, 1 Kings 12:15, 28, 30;
    13:33, 34; 16:3-26.
  76. NE'BO, [h] (that speaks, prophesies, or
    fructifies), a city or town of Reuben, east
    of Jordan on the land of Moab, Num.
    32:3, 38; Isa. 15:1, 2.
  77. NEBO, a peak or elevation of the
    mountains of Abarim, near to the city,
    famous for the death of
    Moses, Deut.
    32:49, 50.
  78. NEBO, an idol of the Chaldeans, Isa.
    46:1, supposed to denote the moon, as
    Bel is thought to have referred to the
    sun, held in great honour, as is evident
    by his title forming part of the names
    of their great men, as Nebuchadnezzar.
  79. NEBUCHADNEZ'ZAR, [h] (tears and
    groans of judgment
    ), the most famous king
    of Babylon: he was a despot of extreme
    haughtiness, whom God employed to
    execute his judgments on the guilty
    inhabitants of Tyre, Ezek. 26:7, of
    Egypt, 29:18, and of Jerusalem, 2
    Kings 24:18, 19.   The history of Ne-
    buchadnezzar's reign and times is re-
    markably instructive, as illustrating the
    manners of oriental despots, the charac-
    ter and influence of idolatry, and the
    overruling providence of God, 2 Kings
    24.; Dan. 2. 3. 4.
  80. NEBUCHADREZZAR, the same person
    as Nebuchadnezzar, 2 Kings 25:1;
    Jer. 39:1.
  81. NEBUSHASH'BAN, [h] (prophecy, that
    expands
    ), a general of the Chaldean army,
    Jer. 39:13.
  82. NEBUZAR'ADAN, [h] (fruits or pro-
    phecies of judgment
    ), the chief marshal of
    Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon,
    Jer. 39.
  83. NECESSARY, required for use, service,
    or practice, Acts 28:10.
  84. NECESSITIES, wants, exigencies, Acts
    20:34.
  85. NECESSITY, need, Phil. 4:16: what
    must be, as law, Heb. 8:3; as a duty,
    1 Cor. 9:16; as a custom, Luke 23:
    17.
  86. NE'CHO, [h] (lame, or who is beaten), a
    surname of a king of Egypt, 2 Chron.
    35:20; Jer. 46:2.   See
    PHARAOH.
  87. NECK, the part of the body between
    the head and shoulders, Gen. 27:16:
    the head to the neck, Deut. 21:4: the
    whole man, 28:48: the heart, Neh.
    9:29: needful of assistance, Neh. 3:5.
  88. NECROMANCER, an enchanter or con-
    jurer
    , who pretends to foretel future
    events by questioning the dead, Deut.
    18:11.
  89. NEED, want, Deut. 15:8; John 13:29.
  90. NEED, to want, 1 John 2:27: to re-
    quire, Luke 15:7.
  91. NEEDFUL, necessary, Ezra 7:20.
  92. NEEDLE, a small instrument for sew-
    ing, Matt. 19:24.
  93. NEEDLE-WORK, embroidery by the
    needle, Exod. 26:36.
  94. NEEDS, necessarily, 2 Sam. 14:14;
    1 Cor. 5:10.
  95. NEEDY, poor, Deut. 15:11: spiritually
    necessitous, Psal. 11:17.
  96. NEESINGS, sneezings, Job 41:18.
  97. NEGLECT, to disregard, Matt. 18:17;
    Heb. 2:3.
  98. NEGLECTED, omitted, not visited, Acts
    6:1.
  99. NEGLECTING, disregarding, Col. 2:23.
  100. NEGLIGENT, careless or forgetful, 2
    Pet. 1:12.
  101. NEHEMI'AH, [h] (consolation of the
    Lord
    , or rest of the Lord), a Jew in the
    court of Ahasuerus, supposed to be of
    the royal family of David, but born a
    captive in Babylon: by the special pro-
    vidence of God he became the restorer
    of Jerusalem, and the
    reformer of its
    religion; his history, for about thirty-
    four years, exhibits him as a most
    [important] example of piety, diligence,
    justice, benevolence, and patriotism, Neh.
    1. 13.
  102. NEHEMIAH, THE BOOK OF: this is a
    most valuable volume, relating to the
    Jews after their return from Babylon,
    recording the various works of Nehe-
    miah in completing the rebuilding of
    Jerusalem, and restoring the Jewish
    nation; it closes the inspired history of
    that people under the Old Testament,
    about 420 years before the birth of
    Christ.   See Commentary.
  103. NEHI'LOTH, a word signifying flutes,
    found in the title of the fifth psalm,
    designed probably to be sung with flutes.
  104. NEHUSH'TA, [h] (snake, soothsayer, or
    brazen), the queen of king Jehoiakim, 2
    Kings 24:6-8.
  105. NEHUSH'TAN, [h] (which is of brass; in
    derision a trifle of brass), the name which
    king Hezekiah gave in contempt to the
    brazen serpent of Moses, which had been
    worshipped by the infatuated idolators
    of Judah, 2 Kings 18:4.
  106. NEIGHBOUR, one who dwells near,
    Exod. 12:4; 2 Kings 4:3: one who
    performs acts of kindness to the dis-
    tressed, Luke 10:36.   Every human being
    is entitled, as a neighbour, to acts of sym-
    pathy and charity, as taught by our Saviour
    in the story of the good Samaritan.
    • Neighbour.   See Book.
  107. NEIGHBOUR, near as neighbours, Jer.
    49:18.
  108. NEIGHED, did neigh, as a horse, Jer.
    5:8.
  109. NEIGHING, the cry of a horse, Jer.
    8:16.
  110. NEITHER, not either, 1 Kings 22:31:
    not at all, Gen. 3:3.
  111. NEPHEW, the son of a brother or sister,
    Judg. 12:14; Job 18:19.
  112. NER, [h] (lamp or brightness), the father
    of Abner, who was the general of king
    Saul, 1 Sam. 14:50, 51.
  113. NERE'US, [g] (light, or land newly
    tilled
    ), a Christian at Rome saluted by
    Paul, Rom. 16:15.
  114. NER'GAL, [h] (spy or watchman), an
    idol of a body of the Assyrians settled
    in Samaria, 2 Kings 17:30.
  115. NER'GAL-SHARE'ZER, [h] (prince
    of the treasure of Nergal
    ), a chief prince of
    Babylon in the army that besieged Jeru-
    salem, Jer. 39:3, 13.
  116. NEST, the lodgment of a bird for her
    young, Ezek. 31:6: the young birds
    in the nest, Deut. 32:11: a comfort-
    able habitation, Job 29:18: a secure
    dwelling, Hab. 2:9.
  117. NET, an instrument for catching fish
    or wild beasts, Luke 5:5, 6; Isa. 51:20:
    an ornament wrought like a net, 1 Kings
    7:17: a mischievous stratagem, Mic.
    7:2: the Divine chastisement, Job
    19:6.
  118. NETHAN'EEL, [h] (gift of God), a
    prince of Issachar, Num. 1:8; 7:18, 19.
  119. NETHANEEL, a priest, son of Obed-
    edom, 1 Chron. 15:24.
  120. NETHANEEL, a prince of Judah, 2
    Chron. 17:7.
  121. NETHANI'AH, [h] (gift of the Lord), a
    Jewish prince, whose son Ishmael was
    famous after the siege of Jerusalem, 2
    Kings 25:23-25; Jer. 41:2-15.
  122. NETHER, lower, Exod. 19:17; Deut.
    24:6.
  123. NETHERMOST, lowermost, 1 Kings
    6:6.
  124. NETH'INIMS, [h] (given, offered, or
    devoted), labourers o servants dedicated
    to be employed in the more burdensome
    service among the Jews, Ezra 2:58; 8:
    20: they are supposed to have been the
    conquered Canaanites, who were spared,
    but reduced to servitude, 1 Kings 9:
    20, 21: such were the Gibeonites, Josh.
    9:21, 23, 27.
  125. NETO'PHAH, [h] (drop, distillation, am-
    ber
    , myrrh, or gum), a city of Judah, Ezra
    2:22.
  126. NETOPH'ATHITES, inhabitants of Ne-
    tophah, 2 Sam. 23:28; 1 Chron. 2:
    54.
  127. NETTLES, well-known wayside weeds,
    some of them stinging, Isa. 34:13.
  128. NET-WORK, grates or ornaments in
    forms resembling nets, Exod. 27:4;
    1 Kings 7:18.
  129. NEVER, at no time, Gen. 41:19.
  130. NEVERTHELESS, notwithstanding that,
    Exod. 32:34; Rom. 5:14.
  131. NEW, just made or built, Deut. 20:5:
    lately arisen, Exod. 1:8: never worn
    before, 1 Kings 11:29: extraordinary or
    unusual, Num. 16:30: before unknown,
    Matt. 16:27.
  132. NEW CREATURE, a regenerated per-
    son, a true believer, exhibiting in his
    temper and behaviour the graces of the
    Spirit of God
    , 2 Cor. 5:17; Gal. 5:22;
    6:15.
    • New Creature.   See Tract.
  133. NEW MAN, the renewed mind exhibit-
    ing the active graces of a
    Christian, Eph.
    4:24.
  134. NEW TESTAMENT, the covenant of
    redemption and grace, as revealed in
    the gospel to all nations, in contradis-
    tinction from the Levitical covenant,
    established only with the people of
    Israel, 2 Cor. 3:6; Heb. 9:15.
  135. NEW TESTAMENT, the title given to
    the volume of the
    inspired writings of
    the apostles and evangelists, forming
    the second part of the HOLY BIBLE.

    See the following TABLE.

    NEW TESTAMENT BOOKS.

    Book.
    Author.
    Where written.
    For whose use.
    Date.
    A.D.
    1. Matthew, in Hebrew
            --       in Greek
    Matthew .
    Do. . . .
    Judea . . . . .
    Do. . . . . . .
    Hebrew Christians . .
    Gentile   Do. . . . .
    38
    60
    2. Thessalonians I. . . Paul . . Corinth . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 54
    3. Thessalonians II. . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 54
    4. Galatians . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 54
    5. Corinthians I. . . Do. . . . Ephesus . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 59
    6. Romans . . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 60
    7. Corinthians II. . . Do. . . . Macedonia . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 60
    8. James . . . . . . James . . Judea . . . . . Jewish nation . . . . 61
    9. Mark . . . . . . Mark . . Rome . . . . . . Gentile Christians . . 62
    10. Ephesians . . . . Paul . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 62
    11. Philippians . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 63
    12. Colossians . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 63
    13. Philemon . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Philemon . . . . . . 63
    14. Hebrews . . . . . Do. . . . Italy . . . . . Hebrew Christians . . 63
    15. Luke . . . . . . Luke . . Greece . . . . . {Theophilus and Gen-}
    {    tile Christians . .}
    63
    16. Acts . . . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Do.   Do. . . . . 64
    17. Timothy I. . . . Paul. . . Macedonia . . . . Timothy . . . . . . 65
    18. Titus . . . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Titus . . . . . . . 65
    19. Peter I. . . . . . Peter . . . BabylonR . General . . . . . . 64
    20. Jude . . . . . . Jude . . Unknown . . . Do. . . . . . . . 65
    21. Peter II. . . . . Peter. . . BabylonR . Do. . . . . . . . . 65
    22. Timothy II. . . . . Paul . . Rome . . . . . Timothy . . . . . . 66
    23. John I. . . . . . John . . . Ephesus . . . . General . . . . . . 96   65[?]
    24. John II. . . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Lady Electa . . . . [90]RJS   69[?]
    25. John III. . . . . Do. . . . Do. . . . . . . Gaius . . . . . . . [90]RJS   69[?]
    26. Revelation . . . . Do. . . . Patmos . . . . General . . . . . . 97
    27. John . . . . . . Do. . . . Ephesus . . . . Do. . . . . . . . . 98

    R = or Rome[?]--Thomas Timpson.

    [The book of Matthew given first in the Hebrew language was a pre-1900 view.
    See also Aramaic (Syriac).]-- CHM

  136. NEWLY, lately, Deut. 32:17.
  137. NEWNESS, the state of being new, holi-
    ness, Rom. 6:4.
  138. NEWS, information lately received,
    Prov. 25:25.
  139. NEXT, nearest, as in place, Exod. 12:
    4: in order, John 1:29.
  140. NIB'HAZ, [h] (that fructifies, that pro-
    duces vision
    , or to prophesy), an idol god of
    the Avites or Hivites, 2 Kings 27:31.
  141. NICA'NOR, Νικανωρ (conqueror or victori-
    ous
    ), one of the seven Grecian deacons
    of the first Christian church, Acts 6:5.
  142. NICODE'MUS, Νικοδημος (innocent blood),
    a Jewish ruler, who was a blind believer
    in Jesus as the
    Messiah, John 3:1; 19:
    39.
  143. NICOLA-ITANES, professors of Christi-
    anity, who denied the real humanity of
    Christ, and whose practices were grossly
    immoral, Rev. 2:6-15.   Nicolas, the
    deacon, is thought by some to have
    originated this sect; but no evidence of
    this exists in Scripture.
  144. NIC'OLAS, Νικολαος (victory of the people),
    one of the seven Grecian deacons of the
    first Christian church, Acts 6:5: he is
    supposed to have been a Jew of Antioch.
  145. NICOP'OLIS, Νικοπολις (the city of victory),
    a city of Macedonia, Tit. 3:12: it is now
    called Nicopi
    .
  146. NI'GER, Νιγερ (black), the surname of
    Simeon, one of the [important] teachers at
    Antioch, Acts 13:1.
  147. NIGH, near, whether to place, Num.
    24:17, time, John 6:4, or kindred,
    Lev. 25:49.
  148. NIGHT, the daily time of darkness,
    Gen. 1:4: the season of affliction, Psal.
    30:5: a state of ignorance and unbelief,
    Rom. 13:12: death, John 9:4.
  149. NIGHT-HAWK, a species of owl, abound-
    ing in the rocks and ruins of Egypt,
    Arabia, and Syria, Lev. 11:16.
  150. NIGHT-WATCHES, the four seasons into
    which the Jews divided their nights,
    each being of about three hours, the
    first commencing about six o'clock in
    the evening, Psal. 63:6; Matt. 14:25;
    Luke 12:33.
  151. NIM'RAH, [h] (a leopard), or BETH-
    NIMRAH
    (leopard-temple), Num. 32:3,
    36; a city of Gad or Reuben, near the
    sea of Sodom.
  152. NIM'RIM, [h] (leopards), a place noted
    for its bitter waters, near the sea of
    Sodom, Isa. 15:6; Jer. 48:34.
  153. NIM'ROD, [h] (rebellious, or steep of him
    that rules
    ), a daring hunter of wild beasts,
    and a powerful tyrant among his fellow-
    men, whose ambition prompted him to
    assume a kind of royalty, and to found
    the kingdom of
    Babylon, Gen. 10:8-11.
    It seems probable that Nimrod projected
    the tower of Babel, 11:3-9.   His being
    called a "mighty hunter before the
    LORD,"
    indicates his being very bold
    and powerful on the earth.
  154. NIN'EVEH, [h] (handsome, or dwelling),
    a famous city of antiquity, metropolis of
    the empire of Assyria, Gen. 10:11.   Nin-
    eveh was built on the eastern side of the
    river Tigris, about 350 miles north-west
    of Babylon: it was said to be about
    twenty-one miles long, and nine miles
    wide; and its walls, one hundred feet
    high, guarded by 1500 towers, each two
    hundred feet high, were fifty-four miles
    in circuit.   At the time of
    Jonah's mis-
    sion it is computed to have contained
    about 600,000 inhabitants.   Nahum pre-
    dicted
    the utter ruin of Nineveh, on
    account of the wickedness of its people:
    it was besieged and taken by the Medes,
    and reduced to desolation, as described
    by that prophet; so that for ages, till
    our times, the precise site of it was un-
    known to travellers.   Opposite to the
    site of Nineveh is the modern city of
    Monsul, on the western bank of the
    Tigris, containing about 40,000 inhabit-
    ants, Turks, Armenians, Jews, Arabs,
    and Kourds: many of them are nominal
    Christians, called Nestorians, from Nes-
    torius, a patriarch of Constantinople,
    about A.D. 430, who taught some peculiar
    notions regarding the person of Christ,
    in opposition to those who called the
    virgin Mary the mother of God.
  155. NIN'EVITES, the people of Nineveh,
    Luke 11:30.
  156. NI'SAN, the Persian name of the first
    month of the Jewish sacred year, Neh.
    2:1; Est. 3:7.   See
    MONTH.
  157. NIS'ROCH, [h] (standard, or proof and
    temptation
    ), an idol god of the Assyrians,
    2 Kings 19:37.
  158. NITRE, a kind of alkaline salt, called
    natrum, or soap-earth, abounding in
    Palestine, Arabia, and Egypt.   Vinegar
    poured upon it produced great efferves-
    cense, Prov. 25:20; and its soapy
    nature made it valuable for cleansing
    the skin or clothes, Jer. 2:22.

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