Bible Dictionary: Nn. 1840
- NO, [h] (stirring up, or forbidding), a
famous city of Egypt, called No-Ammon,
the city of Ammon. Nahum, the pro-
phet, calls it "populous No," Nah. 3:8;
and it is believed to have been the
ancient Thebes, the capital of Upper
Egypt, celebrated for its magnitude and
its hundred gates, by Herodotus. It was
called by the Greeks Diospolis, or the
city of Jupiter: and it was the chief
seat of Jupiter Ammon, the grandeur of
whose worship is evident from the exist-
ing magnificent ruins of the temples of
Carnac and Luxor.
- NOADI'AH, [h] (witness, or ornament of
the Lord), a Levite, Ezra 8:33.
- NOADIAH, a false prophetess, Neh. 6:
- NO'AH, נח (repose or consolation): this
faithful man of God, the eighth "preacher
of righteousness," 2 Pet. 2:5, the most
distinguished of the patriarchs, is re-
garded as "the father of the new
world:" his personal character, his
ministerial office, the miracle of his
preservation in the deluge, and the
covenant of safety and of fruitful sea-
sons, which God made with him for
future ages, demand our most devout
consideration, Gen. 6. 7. 8. 9. See
ARK and FLOOD.
- NOB, [h] (discourse or prophecy), a city
of the Levites, famous for the barbarous
massacre of the priests and their families,
by order of king Saul, 1 Sam. 21. 22.
- NOBLE, dignified or illustrious, as the
head of an honourable family, Ezra 4:
10; 1 Cor. 1:26: candid, Acts 17:11.
- NOBLEMAN, a man of high rank, John
- NOBLES, princes, Exod. 24:11: ru-
lers, 1 Kings 21:8.
- NOD, [h] (vagabond), a district of coun-
try to which Cain withdrew after the
murder of his brother Abel, Gen. 4:16.
- NO'GAH, [h] (brightness or splendour), a
son of David, 1 Chron. 3:7; 14:6.
- NOISE, sound, Exod. 20:18; Ezra 3:
13: outcry, Exod. 32:17.
- NOISED, reported, Josh. 6:27; Acts
- NOISOME, hurtful or offensive, Psal.
91:3; Rev. 16:2.
- NONE, no one, not any, Exod. 12:22.
- NOON, mid-day, Gen. 43:.
- NOONDAY, full daylight, Job 5:14.
- NOONTIDE, mid-day, Jer. 20:16.
- NOPH, [h] (honeycomb, or that drops),
Memphis, a celebrated city of Middle
Egypt, and the residence of the kings
of Egypt until the time of the Ptolemies,
who kept their royal palace at Alexan-
dria. Memphis was on the west bank
of the Nile, about fifteen miles from
which, on the north-east, is Grand Cairo.
Near to Noph stood the famous pyra-
mids, whose prodigious magnitude has
excited the astonishment of all ages.
Noph was the residence of the ox Apis,
the brute-divinity of the Egyptians; and
on account of their abominations in
idolatry, impurity, and cruelty, Divine
vengeance overthrew their temples, and
brought their glory to desolation, Isa.
19:13; Jer. 44:1; 46:14; Ezek. 30:
- NORTH, the point opposite to the
south, Gen. 28:14. Relatively to the
situation of Judea, Babylon and Syria
lay north, Dan. 11:13-15; Jer. 3:12, and
Egypt lay south, Gen. 12:9-11.
- NORTHERN, from the north, Joel 2:20.
- NORTHWARD, toward the north, Deut.
- Norwegian Bible, Norsk. See Ministry.
- NOSE, the organ of smelling, Psal. 115:
6. Rings being put in the noses of oxen
or camels for the purpose of a bridle,
the king of Assyria was threatened to
be so restrained, 2 Kings 19:28.
- NOSE-JEWELS, golden rings hung from
the nose (a custom still common in the
East), Isa. 3:21. The proverb alludes
to this practice, Prov. 10:22.
- NOSTRILS, the cavities of the nose by
which an animal breathes, Gen. 2:7;
- NOTABLE, conspicuous, Dan. 8:5:
remarkable, Acts 2:20: notorious or
infamous, Matt. 27:16.
- NOTE, high esteem, Rom. 16:7.
- NOTE, to mark, Isa. 30:8; 2 Thess.
- NOTHING, not anything, Num. 16:26:
of no use, Matt. 5:13: no advantage or
profit, Luke 6:35: no new authority or
wisdom, Gal. 2:6: of no honour or real
consequence, 6:3: false or groundless,
Acts 21:24: absolute vanity, as an idol,
1 Cor. 8:4.
- NOTWITHSTANDING, nevertheless,
- NOVICE, one unacquainted with his
duty, 1 Tim. 3:6.
- NOURISH, to feed or support, Gen.
45:11: to contribute to growth, Isa.
- NOURISHED, maintained, Gen. 47:
12: fed and preserved, Acts 7:20: sup-
ported and educated, ver. 21: benefited,
as by trade, 12:20.
- NOURISHER, a supporter or comforter,
- NOURISHMENT, natural support, Col.
- NOW, the present season, Exod. 9:18;
- NUMBER, the amount counted, Num.
1:2; John 6:10.
- NUMBER, to count, Num. 1:3, 49: to
consider seriously, Psal. 90:12.
- NUMBERED, did number or count,
- NUMBERED, counted, Gen. 13:16;
- NUMBERING, counting, reckoning,
- NUMBER OF THE BEAST: this is de-
clared to be "the number of a man[,]"
which is "Six hundred threescore and
six[,]" manifestly the mystical description
of Antichrist. Ancient and Protestant
commentators explain it thus :--the let-
ters in the Greek word Λατεινος (Lateinos),
a title given to the pope of Rome, form
the numerals of 666, and this added to
70, the year of the destruction of Jeru-
salem, makes 736, the period at which
the papal hierarchy attained its matu-
rity, the pope being then made a tempo-
ral prince, or, in the language of John, a
beast, Rev. 13:1-18.
- Number of the Beast. See Tract.
- NUMBERS, BOOK OF: this book derives
its name from its relating the registering
the Israelites in their journeyings and
encampments in the wilderness, during
the period of about thirty-nine years:
the records of this book are remarkable,
illustrating the providence of God mira-
culously displayed in favour of the Isra-
elites. See Commentary.
- NUN, [h] (son or posterity), the father of
Joshua, who succeeded Moses as the
leader of Israel, Num. 13:16; Josh.
- NURSE, a woman who suckles or takes
care of a child, Exod. 2:7.
- NURSED, taken care of, as a child,
- NURSING, tenderly supporting, Num.
- NURSING FATHERS and nursing mo-
thers, as members and supporters of the
Christian church, are to include pious
kings and queens in the latter days of
the Messiah, Isa. 49:23.
- NURTURE, education or instruction,
- NUTS, hard fruits of certain trees, Gen.
- NYM'PHAS, Νυμφας (spouse or bride-
groom), a Christian head of a family at
Colosse, Col. 4:15.
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