Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)/Nahum

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“Nahum”
Easton's Bible Dictionary (1897)
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See the modern Wikipedia entry at Nahum.

Nahum, consolation, the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an Elkoshite. All we know of him is recorded in the book of his prophecies. He was probably a native of Galilee, and after the deportation of the ten tribes took up his residence in Jerusalem. Others think that Elkosh was the name of a place on the east bank of the Tigris, and that Nahum dwelt there.