For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.
From the cry of Heshbon even
unto Elealeh, and even
unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even
unto Horonaim, as
an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Nimrim (Nim'rim), from Nimr. Heb.—leopard, a brook in Moab. Isaiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:34.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
, Waters of
The stream of the leopards, a stream in Moab (Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ); probably the modern Wady en-Nemeirah, a rich, verdant spot at the south-eastern end of the Dead Sea.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
, the Waters of
NIMRIM, THE WATERS OF ( Isaiah 15:6 , Jeremiah 48:34 ). Named along with Zoar and Horonaim, and must therefore be sought in the S. of Moab. The Onomasticon (‘Nemerim’) places it to the N. of Zoar. The name seems to be found in Wâdy N’meirah , which opens on the E. shore, at Burj en-N’meirah , about three miles from the S. end of the Dead Sea.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(nihm' rihm) Place name meaning, “leopards” or “basins of clear waters.” The name occurs in the phrase “Waters of Nimrim” (Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ), the stream upon which Moab's agricultural productivity depended. The stream is either the wadi en-Numeirah which flows east into the Dead Sea about eight miles north of its lower end or the wadi Nimrin which flows east into the Jordan eight miles north of its mouth.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
, Waters of
Streams of Moab. Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 . Perhaps connected with the springs near Nimrah, or near the brook Zered toward the south end of the Dead Sea.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
See BETH-NIMRAH .
(Nim'rim), from Nimr
- 3, and, some think, Nimrim
Isaiah 15:6 , see Nimrim
- Numbers 32:3,36 ; Joshua 13:27 , and Nimrim
, Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ; a town in Gad, a little east of the Jordan, on a watercourse leading, from near Ramoth-Gilead, southwest into that river
- It was ten miles north of the Dead Sea and three miles east of the Jordan, in the hill of Nimrim
- (Jeremiah 48:34 ) We should perhaps look for the site of Nimrim
in Moab proper, i
- The name still survives in the modern Nahr Nimrim
, above Jericho on the Jordan
- ” The name occurs in the phrase “Waters of Nimrim
” (Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ), the stream upon which Moab's agricultural productivity depended
- In Isaiah 15:6 "the waters of Nimrim
shall be desolate . The plural, Nimrim
, thus would comprise both the N
- The prevalence of leopards anciently in Palestine is marked by the many places named from them (namer , Hebrew): Nimrah, Nimrim
, Beth Nimrah
- So in Nimrah, Nimrim
, and perhaps Nimrod the mighty hunter
- Probably, these animals were numerous in Palestine; as we find places with a name intimating their having been the haunts of leopards: Nimrah, Numbers 32:3 ; Beth-Nimrah, Numbers 32:36 ; Joshua 13:27 ; and "waters of Nimrim
," Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 ; and "mountains of leopards," Song of Solomon 4:8
- The Araboth of Moab or plains of Moab includes the eastern shore of the Dead Sea south of the wadi Nimrim
- ‘waters of Nimrim
,’ Isaiah 15:6, Jeremiah 48:34), and in the outskirts of villages (cf
- (“leopards' house,” Numbers 32:36 ) and “waters of Nimrim
” (“waters of leopards,” Isaiah 15:6 ; Jeremiah 48:34 )