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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Nahum: Author

1.  The author, נַחוּם/Nahum.  An account of his name.  Why is he called an Elkoshite?


The Author of this Prophecy, נַחוּם/Nahum,[1] which altogether sweet name was placed upon him from consolation, was הָאֶלְקֹשִׁי, the Elkoshite, Nahum 1:1, that is, as Saint Jerome thinks, originating from a small village in Galilee, called Elkesi, although the Chaldean Translator and Jarchi think that he was called the Elkoshite from his family, others from his office.


[1] נחם signifies to be sorry, or to comfort oneself.

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