Bible Dictionary and Concordance



NAHUM, book ofWritten by Nahum around 664 BC, this is one of the 12 books of the minor prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures or what is also known as the Old Testament. This book describes the downfall of the city of Nineveh and why the city was destroyed.
nameName, tag, handle, designation, title, label. DTP In Scripture, a name often reflected the character and nature of the person. Naming a child was a very important event, especially if it was a boy. Sometimes God would intervene in what the child's name should be (example: not "Zacharias" but "John").And Adam called his wife's name Eve; Gen 3:20blessed them, and called their name Adam, Gen 5:2thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; Gen 17:5Thy name is Jacob: ... but Israel shall be thy name: Gen 35:10And she called his name Moses: Ex 2:10this is my name for ever, and this is my Ex 3:15but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. Ex 6:3my name may be declared throughout all the earth. Ex 9:16 (Rom 9:17)Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, Ex 33:12I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; Ex 33:19LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Ex 34:14And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, Lev 24:16how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Ps 8:1I will sing praise to thy name, Ps 9:2in the name of our God we will set up our banners: Ps 20:5the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Ps 23:3and let us exalt his name together. Ps 34:3Save me, O God, by thy name, Ps 54:1I will lift up my hands in thy name. Ps 63:4Blessed be the name of the LORD from Ps 113:2The name of the LORD is a strong tower: Prov 18:10A good name is rather to be chosen Prov 22:1A good name is better than precious ointment; Eccl 7:1I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory Isa 42:8I will give them an everlasting name, Isa 56:5thou shalt be called by a new name, Isa 62:2Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; Zech 6:12thou shalt call his name JESUS: Matt 1:21which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Matt 6:9and in thy name have cast out devils? Matt 7:22because your names are written in heaven. Luke 10:20whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, John 14:13ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. John 15:16none other name under heaven given among men, Acts 4:12were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Acts 8:16the name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom 10:13and given him a name which is above every name: Phil 2:9That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, Phil 2:10my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. Phil 4:3do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, Col 3:17Let every one that nameth the name of Christ 2 Tim 2:19anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14you that believe on the name of the Son of God; 1 John 5:13and in the stone a new name written, Rev 2:17out his name out of the book of life, Rev 3:5and his name is called The Word of God. Rev 19:13
name of the LORD / name of the LordThis is a title of the living God, the Creator of all heaven and earth. He is the one to Whom we bow and serve with all our hearts. He is the Lord of lords and the King of kings.then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. Gen 4:26not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; Ex 20:7to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, Deut 18:5because of the name of the LORD thy God: Josh 9:9David ... blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts. 2 Sam 6:18he that cometh in the name of the LORD: Ps 118:26Our help is in the name of the LORD, Ps 124:8The name of the LORD is a strong tower: Prov 18:10to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, Isa 56:6shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: Joel 2:32we will walk in the name of the LORD our God Mic 4:5they may all call upon the name of the LORD, Zeph 3:9Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Matt 21:9; 23:39 (Mark 11:9; Luke 13:35)the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: Luke 19:38Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. John 12:13
names of ChristThere are more than 160 names and titles by which Christ is known; most of them are descriptive of who Christ is and how He ministers to us here on earth. Some of Christ's names are: Redeemer, Prophet, Son of God, Holy One, King, Stone, Rose of Sharon, Emmanuel, Counsellor, Mighty God, Prince of Peace, Jehovah, Messiah, Judge, Jesus, Son of Righteousness, Son of David, Son of Man, Master, Saviour, Word, Light, Lamb of God, Bread of Life, I Am, Door, Good Shepherd, Resurrection, Vine, Way, Truth, Life, Prince, Lord, Deliverer, Second Adam, Chief Corner Stone, Mediator, God, Daystar, Eternal Life, Advocate, Alpha and Omega, Almighty, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Root of David, Lord of Lords, King of Kings.
names of GodMost of the many names for God are descriptive in nature of who He is and how He ministers to us here on earth. Some of God's names are listed here: Elohim, Mighty One, God, El, Might, Power, Eloah, Yahweh, LORD Adon / Adonai, Lord Ruler, I Am, Most High God, Almighty God. See the list of names under the Jehovah section.
names of the Holy SpiritThere are names that are given for the Holy Spirit and most of them are descriptive in nature of who the Holy Spirit is, and how He ministers to us here on earth. Some of His names are: Breath of God, Comforter, God, Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of God, Teacher, Spirit of Truth, Revealer, Witness, Guarantor, Guide, Seal, Indweller, Intercessor, Advocate, Counselor.
nation / nationsA large aggregate of people within a certain boundary; a country. A nation can be distinctive, having a specific culture and tradition or it can be a country that has a diversity of ethnic groups living together.divided ... after their families, in their nations. Gen 10:5I will make of thee a great nation, Gen 12:2all the nations ... shall be blessed in him? Gen 18:18and in thy seed shall all the nations ... be blessed. Gen 26:4a nation and a company of nations shall come Gen 35:11for I will there make of thee a great nation. Gen 46:3I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they. Deut 9:14Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; Ps 33:12Righteousness exalteth a nation: Prov 14:34nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Isa 2:4And all nations shall call you blessed: Mal 3:12For nation shall rise against nation, Matt 24:7Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, Matt 28:19of all nations the house of prayer? Mark 11:17to the faith among all nations, for his name. Rom 1:5In thee shall all nations be blessed. Gal 3:8midst of a crooked and perverse nation, Phil 2:15a royal priesthood, an holy nation, 1 Pet 2:9and tongue, and people, and nation. Rev 5:9the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:2
nativityThe word means birth or the place of one's birth. Mostly used when speaking of events surrounding the birth of Christ. Today we have many different nativity scenes around the Christmas season.
natural revelationGod's showing Himself, through creation (Ps 19:1-4) and through man's innate enquiring and understanding (Acts 17:27.28). The atonement, the incarnation, and plan of salvation can only be revealed through His written Word, as made known by the Holy Spirit.
natureCollectively, the physical world in which man lives, as well as the laws that govern creation. Can refer to the character or personality of a person.use into that which is against nature. Rom 1:26do by nature the things contained in the law, Rom 2:14to nature into a good olive tree: Rom 11:24Doth not even nature itself teach you, 1 Cor 11:14were by nature the children of wrath, Eph 2:3be partakers of the divine nature, 2 Pet 1:4
Nazarene / NazarenesA person who lived in, or was from, Nazareth. Jesus was born in the city of Nazareth.He shall be called a Nazarene. Matt 2:23a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. Acts 24:5
Nazarite / NazaritesA Israelite consecrated to God's service by making a special type of vow before witnesses and God. The Nazarite vow could be made for a short period of time or it could be a lifetime commitment. Some Bible characters who made this vow of commitment were Samson, Samuel and John the Baptist. They abstained from wine, unclean things and did not cut their hair or beard. (See Num 6:1-21).separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, Num 6:2for the child shall be a Nazarite to God Judg 13:7Her Nazarites were purer than snow, Lam 4:7your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Amos 2:11
nearTo come close to, to come alongside, to have close companionship and fellowship. DTP The disciple of Christ is to take time to draw near each day to the heart of God because, as we draw near, we will then know His will and have better understanding on how we should serve Him as our Lord and Saviour.but they knew not that evil was near them. Judg 20:34Be not far from me; for trouble is near; Ps 22:11Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth. Ps 119:151My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, Isa 51:5be found, call ye upon him while he is near. Isa 55:6the day of the LORD is near upon the heathen: Obad 1:15The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, Zeph 1:14see all these things, know that it is near, Matt 24:33saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: Luke 21:8our salvation nearer than when we believed. Rom 13:11Let us draw near with a true heart in full Heb 10:22
NebuchadnezzarHe was a famous king of Babylon that lived at the same time as Daniel. He was the king that conquered Judah and destroyed the city of Jerusalem, taking back many Jewish people into Babylonian captivity.In his days Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, 2 Kin 24:1Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. 1 Chr 6:15which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, Ezr 1:7whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, Neh 7:6Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit Dan 2:1
needSomething that is of necessity. Differing from a want, a need is something important for personal life existence or for one's work, something that one cannot go without, a requirement, a necessity. DTP When we seek God, we must understand that we are to come to Him for our needs, not for our wants. The desire for wants is often worldly-based and, in the end, will perish with this world.Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: 2 Chr 20:17Father knoweth what things ye have need of, Matt 6:8They that be whole need not a physician, Matt 9:12They need not depart; give ye them to eat. Matt 14:16ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; Matt 21:3every man according as he had need. Acts 4:35say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: 1 Cor 12:21both to abound and to suffer need. Phil 4:12your need according to his riches in glory Phil 4:19a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, 2 Tim 2:15and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:16ye have need that one teach you again Heb 5:12good, and seeth his brother have need, 1 John 3:17increased with goods, and have need of nothing; Rev 3:17
needleA small slender steel rod or piece of wire having a sharp point at one end and an eye or a hole for thread at the other end; used for sewing. Another type of needle, termed a syringe, is used by medical people to administer drugs. In Jerusalem there was a very small gate or hole in the wall that only a person could go through. He would have to remove anything he was carrying before passing through. DTP The disciple is to strip off all the cares of the world before passing into the presence of go through the eye of a needle, Matt 19:24to go through the eye of a needle, Mark 10:25
NEHEMIAH, book ofThis book is closely linked to the book of Ezra. God calls Nehemiah to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the city walls. He is a cupbearer for King Artaxerxes. This king had a compassionate heart for the Jewish people and was generous in allowing some of the people back to the city; he also gave back much of the temple treasury. The book was written around 446 BC and is mainly a testimony of Nehemiah's work and service for God and for the people at Jerusalem.
neighbour / neighbour'sSomeone who lives in close proximity to another. Also can mean one's fellow human being or fellow-man. DTP The Scripture commands us to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. We need to open our eyes and see the needs of our neighbour, because God wants to use us to be a light that may draw them into a personal relationship with Christ. We always need to be praying for our neighbours and co-workers.Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Ex 20:16Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, Ex 20:17thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, Ex 20:17lie unto his neighbour ... or hath deceived his neighbour. Lev 6:2Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: Lev 19:13thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: Lev 19:18 bear false witness against thy neighbour. Deut 5:20off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: Ruth 4:7God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour! Job 16:21tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, Ps 15:3which speak peace to their neighbours, Ps 28:3Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, Ps 101:5Devise not evil against thy neighbour, Prov 3:29An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: Prov 11:9He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: Prov 11:12He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: Prov 14:21Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; Prov 24:28They helped every one his neighbour; Isa 41:6teach no more every man his neighbour, Jer 31:34shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine Zech 3:10Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; Zech 8:16Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. Matt 5:43Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matt 19:19; 22:39Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Mark 12:31 (Luke 10:27)said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? Luke 10:29Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Rom 13:9Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: Rom 13:10Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Rom 15:2Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Gal 5:14speak every man truth with his neighbour: Eph 4:25And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, Heb 8:11Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, James 2:8
neo-orthodoxy / OrthodoxA theological movement often associated with Karl Barth, a German teacher (1886-1968). His teaching was in reaction to the liberal teachings of the early nineteenth century. Several older doctrines were reinterpreted during this time; for example, inspiration of the word, human depravity, and some of the words of Christ.
newOriginal, fresh, different. DTP The disciple is to become a new creation in Christ. We die to the old ways and begin a new life in Christ Jesus.Sing unto him a new song: play skillfully Ps 33:3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, Ps 40:3and there is no new thing under the sun. Eccl 1:9Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; Isa 43:19thou shalt be called by a new name, Isa 62:2behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: Isa 65:17LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, Jer 31:22They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam 3:23A new heart ... I give you, and a new spirit Ezek 36:26put new wine into new bottles, Matt 9:17 (Mark 2:22; Luke 5:38)drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. Matt 26:29A new commandment I give unto you, John 13:34a new creature: ... all things are become new. 2 Cor 5:17nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. Gal 6:15to make in himself of twain one new man, Eph 2:15And that ye put on a new man, which after God Eph 4:24And have put on the new man, Col 3:10he is the mediator of the new testament, Heb 9:15By a new and living way, which he hath Heb 10:20we ... look for new heavens and a new earth, 2 Pet 3:13Again, a new commandment I write unto you, 1 John 2:8in the stone a new name written, which no man Rev 2:17I will write upon him my new name. Rev 3:12Behold, I make all things new. Rev 21:5
new birthSometimes called being "born again". The idea of first dying to oneself and then receiving a new life through faith in Jesus Christ. We are no longer to participate in the sins of our sin nature; Christ has birthed us forth spiritually by faith and trust in Him. "Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again'." (John 3:6, 7 NIV).
new commandmentDirective, order, charge, instruction, mandate. DTP For the disciple, a commandment is a direct statement that he or she must obey. Christ added a new commandment that the disciples were to follow: we are to "love one another" and this can only be done through the power of the Holy Spirit and a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.A new commandment I give unto you, John 13:34I write no new commandment unto you, 1 John 2:7a new commandment I write unto you, 1 John 2:8
new covenantAgreement, contract, treaty, promise, pledge; in the Bible "covenant" relates to an agreement between God and man; some are for a period of time while others are everlasting. Christ made a new covenant with Israel. (See Hebrews 8:7-13). Christ gave to the disciples a new agreement or covenant between Him and them; this is what the communion service reminds us of each time we partake of it. See 1 Cor 11:23-26.For this is My blood of the new covenant, Matt 26:28 (Mark 14:24) NKJBThis cup is the new covenant in My blood, Luk 22:20 NKJBThis cup is the new covenant in My blood. 1 Cor 11:25 NKJBwhen I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel Heb 8:8A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Heb 8:13the mediator of the new covenant, Heb 12:24
new creationWith Christ there is a dividing line between what is old and what will be new. When we invite Christ into our hearts we become new creations; the old life has passed away. When we get to heaven we will have a new body, new clothing and even a new name. The old will pass away and eventually all creation will become new. (See 2 Cor 5:17).if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; 2 Cor 5:17 NKJBuncircumcision avails anything, but a new creation. Gal 6:15 NKJB
new manWith Christ there is a dividing line between what is old and what will be new. When we invite Christ into our hearts we become new creations; the old life has passed away. When we get to heaven we will have a new body, new clothing and even a new name. The old will pass away and eventually all creation will become new. (See 2 Cor 5:17).in himself of twain one new man, Eph 2:15And that ye put on the new man, Eph 4:24And have put on the new man, Col 3:10

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