Character Study on Nahshon

Character Study on Nahshon

Numbers 1: Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Numbers 2: And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.
Numbers 7: And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:
Numbers 7: And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Numbers 10: In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
Ruth 4: And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
1 Chronicles 2: And Ram begat Amminadab; and Amminadab begat Nahshon, prince of the children of Judah;
1 Chronicles 2: And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz,

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Nahshon
Son of Amminadab, prince of Judah; assisted Moses and Aaron at the first numbering in the wilderness (1 Chronicles 2:10; Exodus 6:23; Numbers 1:7). His sister Elisheba married Aaron. Salmon his son married Rahab after the fall of Jericho. First in the encampment, the march, as captain of Judah (Numbers 2:3; Numbers 10:14; Numbers 7:12), and in offering for dedicating the altar; but third in order at the census (Numbers 1:1-7); died in the wilderness (Numbers 26:64-65). The sixth in descent from Judah, inclusive; David was fifth after him (Ruth 4:18-20; Matthew 1:4; Luke 3:32; 1 Chronicles 2:10-12).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Nahshon
Sorcerer, the son of Aminadab, and prince of the children of Judah at the time of the first numbering of the tribes in the wilderness (Exodus 6:23 ). His sister Elisheba was the wife of Aaron. He died in the wilderness (Numbers 26:64,65 ). His name occurs in the Greek form Naasson in the genealogy of Christ (Matt, 1:4; Luke 3:32 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Nahshon
NAHSHON. Brother-in-law of Aaron ( Exodus 6:23 ) descendant in the 5th generation from Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:10 f.) and prince of the tribe of Judah ( Numbers 1:7 ; Numbers 2:3 ; Numbers 7:12 ; Numbers 7:17 ; Numbers 10:14 ) mentioned as one of the ancestors of David ( Ruth 4:20 ; Ruth 4:1 Cf. Ruth 2:10 f.), and of Christ ( Matthew 1:4 , Luke 3:32 ).

Holman Bible Dictionary - Nahshon
(Nah' sshahn) Personal name meaning, “serpent.” Leader of the tribe of Judah during the wilderness years (Numbers 1:7 ; Numbers 2:3 ; Numbers 7:12 ,Numbers 7:12,7:17 ; Numbers 10:14 ), brother-in-law of Aaron (Exodus 6:23 ), and an ancestor of King David (Ruth 4:20-22 ) and of Jesus (Matthew 1:4 ; Luke 3:32 ).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Nahshon
Son of Amminadab, and a prince of Judah. Numbers 1:7 ; Numbers 2:3 ; Numbers 7:12,17 ; Numbers 10:14 ; Ruth 4:20 ; 1 Chronicles 2:10,11 . Called NAASSON in Matthew 1:4 ; Luke 3:32 . Apparently the same as NAASHON in Exodus 6:23 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Nahshon
Same as Naashon
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nahshon or Naasson
One of our Lord's ancestors, Matthew 1:4 Luke 3:32 ; chief of the tribe of Judah in the desert, Numbers 1:7 2:3 7:12 ; and brother-in-law of Aaron, Exodus 6:23 Ruth 4:20 1 Chronicles 2:10 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Nahshon
NAHSHON.—An ancestor of Jesus, Matthew 1:4, Luke 3:32.

Sentence search

na-Ash'on - [Nahshon ]
Naashon - (See Nahshon
Naashon, Naasson - See Nahshon
Nahshon - Nahshon
Naashon - (nay' assh ahn) KJV alternate form of Nahshon at Exodus 6:23
Naason - (nay ass' uhn) KJV alternate form of Nahshon (Matthew 1:4 ; Luke 3:32 )
na-as'Son - (enchanter ), the Greek form of the name Nahshon
Salma, Salmon - Son of Nahshon and father of Boaz, the husbandof Ruth
Elisheba - Amminadab's daughter; sister of Nahshon, captain of Judah (Numbers 2:3)
Salma - Son (descendant) of Nahshon, prince of Judah, father (forefather) of Boaz (Ruth 4:20-21; 1 Chronicles 2:50-51; 1 Chronicles 2:54-55; Matthew 1:4-5; Luke 3:32). Doubtless one or more links in the genealogy between Nahshon and Salma, and again between Salma and Boaz, have been passed over, possibly one also between Obed and Jesse. The chain from Perez to David consists of ten links, five (from Perez to Nahshon) belonging to the 430 years' sojourn in Egypt, and five (from Salma to David) belonging to the 476 between the Exodus and David's death
Elish'Eba - ( Exodus 6:23 ) She was the daughter of Amminadab, and sister of Nahshon the captain of the host of Judah
Salmon - son of Nahshon: he married Rahab, by whom he had Boaz, 1 Chronicles 2:11 ; 1 Chronicles 2:51 ; 1 Chronicles 2:54 ; Ruth 4:20-21 ; Matthew 1:4
Sal'ma, - (garment ), ( Ruth 4:20,21 ; 1 Chronicles 2:11,51,54 ; Matthew 1:4,5 ; Luke 3:32 ) son of Nahshon
Amminadab -
The father of Nahshon, who was chief of the tribe of Judah (Numbers 1:7 ; 2:3 ; 7:12,17 ; 10:14 )
Amminadab - Son of Ram and father of Nahshon ( Ruth 4:19 f
Nahshon - Nahshon
Amminadab, Aminadab - Prince of the tribe of Judah, father of Naashon, Naasson, or Nahshon, and of Elisheba wife of Aaron
Ammin'Adab -
Son of Ram or Aram, and father of Nahshon, or NAASSON (as it is written) (Matthew 1:4 ; Luke 3:32 ); (Numbers 1:7 ; 2:3 ; Ruth 4:19,20 ; 1 Chronicles 2:10 ) One of the ancestors of Jesus Christ
Amminadab - Father of Nahshon, who led tribe of Judah in the wilderness (Numbers 1:7 )
Amminadab - His daughter, Elisheba, was the wife of Aaron; and his son Naashon, or Nahshon, prince of Judah in the wilderness
Jesse - Obed's son, father of David; sprung from the Moabitess Ruth and the Canaanite Rahab of Jericho; and from Nahshon, at the Exodus chief of Judah, and so from the great house of Pharez, through Hezron
Caleb - ... Caleb was "head" (Numbers 13:3) of the Hezronite family in Judah; while Nahshon son of Amminadab was head or prince of the whole tribe (Numbers 1:7)
Genealogy - Thus, the genealogy of Ruth 4:18-22 makes but four intervening links between Nahshon at the Exodus (Numbers 1:7) and David, namely, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse; whereas the genealogy of Levi has double that number in the same period, seven between Phinehas and Zadok, and more in Gershon's line (1 Chronicles 6)
Judah - Nahshon, Amminadab's son, was chief at the first census (Numbers 1:7; Numbers 2:3; Numbers 7:12; Numbers 10:14), David's ancestor (Ruth 4:20)
Chronology - , 1 Chronicles 2:5-6, there are six generations from Judah to Nahshon, the tribe prince in Moses' time; nine generations from Joseph to Joshua (1 Chronicles 7:20, etc