What does Nurse mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אֹֽמַנְתּוֹ֙ to support 1
לְאֹמֶֽנֶת to support 1
לְהֵינִ֥יק to suckle 1
מֵֽינִקְתּ֖וֹ to suckle 1
מֵינִקְתּ֖וֹ to suckle 1
מֵינֶ֔קֶת to suckle 1
וְתֵינִ֥ק to suckle 1
וְהֵינִקִ֣הוּ to suckle 1
הֵינִ֥יקָה to suckle 1
מֵנִקְתָּ֑הּ to suckle 1
מֵינֶ֣קֶת to suckle 1
؟ אִינָֽק to suckle 1
הֵינִ֖יקוּ to suckle 1

Definitions Related to Nurse

H3243


   1 to suckle, Nurse, suck.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to suck.
         1a2 suckling, babe (subst).
      1b (Hiphil).
         1b1 to give suck to, Nurse.
         1b2 nursing, nursing woman, Nurse (participle).
         

H539


   1 to support, confirm, be faithful.
      1a (Qal).
         1a1 to support, confirm, be faithful, uphold, nourish.
            1a1a foster-father (subst.
            ).
            1a1b foster-mother, Nurse.
            1a1c pillars, supporters of the door.
      1b (Niphal).
         1b1 to be established, be faithful, be carried, make firm.
            1b1a to be carried by a Nurse.
            1b1b made firm, sure, lasting.
            1b1c confirmed, established, sure.
            1b1d verified, confirmed.
            1b1e reliable, faithful, trusty.
      1c (Hiphil).
         1c1 to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in.
            1c1a stand firm.
            1c1b trust, believe.
            

Frequency of Nurse (original languages)

Frequency of Nurse (English)

Dictionary

1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Dear Husband of Mary! Dear Nurse of Her Child
Hymn written by Reverend F. W. Faber in the 19th century.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Nurse
Anciently a position of honour; so Deborah ("seen"), Genesis 24:59; Genesis 35:8; Ruth 4:16. (See DEBORAH.) Figuratively; Moses was "as a nursing father bearing the sucking child" (Numbers 11:12). So Isaiah 49:23. So Paul, "we were gentle" (so the Alexandrinus manuscript and the Ephraemi Rescriptus (C), epioi , but the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus 'infants,' neepioi ) among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her own (Greek) children" (1 Thessalonians 2:7).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Nurse
1. Woman who breast-feeds an infant (Genesis 21:7 ; Exodus 2:7 ; 1 Samuel 1:23 ). In Old Testament times children were often nursed as long as three years (1 Samuel 1:22-24 ). Weaning was often a time of celebration (Genesis 21:8 ). Generally, a mother nursed her own child; though sometimes a wet nurse was employed (Exodus 2:7 ). A nurse might continue as an honored family member after the child was grown (Genesis 24:59 ; Genesis 35:8 ). Paul likened the gentleness of his missionary approach to a mother nursing her children (1 Thessalonians 2:7 ). 2 . Woman who cares for a child such as a governess or nanny (Ruth 4:16 ; 2 Samuel 4:4 ). 3 . One who cares for the sick (1Kings 1:2,1 Kings 1:4 NAS, RSV).
King James Dictionary - Nurse
NURSE, n.
1. A woman that has the care of infants, or a woman employed to tend the children of others. 2. A woman who suckles infants. 3. A woman that has the care of a sick person. 4. A man who has the care of the sick. 5. A person that breeds, educates or protects hence, that which breeds, brings up or causes to grow as Greece, the nurse of the liberal arts. 6. An old woman in contempt. 7. The state of being nursed as, to put a child to nurse. 8. In composition, that which supplies food as a nurse-pond. NURSE,
1. To tend, as infants as, to nurse a child. 2. To suckle to nourish at the breast. 3. To attend and take care of in child-bed as, to nurse a woman in her illness. 4. To tend the sick applied to males and females. 5. To ffed to maintain to bring up. Isaiah 60 . 6. To cherish to foster to encourage to promote growth in. We say, to nurse a feeble animal or plant. By what hands has vice been nursed into so uncontrolled a dominion?
7. To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase as, to nurse our national resources.
Webster's Dictionary - Dry Nurse
A nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand; - in distinction from a wet nurse, who suckles it.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Nurse
Such in O.T. times were held in esteem, as was Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, Genesis 35:8 . Twice the expression, 'nursing fathers,' occurs, and queens are to be 'nursing mothers' to Israel in the future. Numbers 11:12 ; Isaiah 49:23 . Paul said, "We were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children." 1 Thessalonians 2:7 .
Webster's Dictionary - Wet Nurse
A nurse who suckles a child, especially the child of another woman. Cf. Dry nurse.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Nurse
1: τροφός (Strong's #5162 — Noun Feminine — trophos — trof-os' ) translated "nurse" in 1 Thessalonians 2:7 , there denotes a "nursing" mother, as is clear from the statement "cherisheth her own children;" this is also confirmed by the word epios, "gentle" (in the same verse), which was commonly used of the kindness of parents towards children. Cp. trepho, "to bring up" (see NOURISH).
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Nurse
The Bible contains various allusions to the tender and confidential relation anciently subsisting between a nurse and the children she had brought up, Isaiah 49:22,23 1 Thessalonians 2:7,8 . See also the story of Rebekah, attended through life by her faithful and honored Deborah, the oak under which she was buried being called "The oak of weeping," Genesis 24:59 35:8 . The custom still prevails in the better families of Syria and India. Says Roberts in his Oriental Illustrations, "how often have scenes like this led my mind to the patriarchal age. The daughter is about for the first time to leave the paternal roof; the servants are all in confusion; each refers to things long gone by, each wishes to do something to attract the attention of his young mistress. One says, Ah do not forget him who nursed you when an infant;' another, How often did I bring you the beautiful lotus from the distant tank. Did I not always conceal your faults?' Then the mother comes to take leave. She weeps and tenderly embraces her, saying, My daughter, I shall see you no more; forget not your mother.' The brother enfolds his sister in his arms, and promises soon to come and see her. The father is absorbed in thought, and is only aroused by the sobs of the party. He then affectionately embraces his daughter, and tells her not to fear. The female domestics must each smell of the poor girl, and the men touch her feet. As Rebekah had her nurse to accompany her, so, at this day, the aya (nurse) who has from infancy brought up the bride goes with her to the new scene. She is her adviser, her assistant and friend, and to her will she tell all her hopes and all her fears."

Sentence search

Wet Nurse - A Nurse who suckles a child, especially the child of another woman. Dry Nurse
Nurse - Nurse, n. A person that breeds, educates or protects hence, that which breeds, brings up or causes to grow as Greece, the Nurse of the liberal arts. The state of being Nursed as, to put a child to Nurse. In composition, that which supplies food as a Nurse-pond. Nurse, ...
1. To tend, as infants as, to Nurse a child. To attend and take care of in child-bed as, to Nurse a woman in her illness. We say, to Nurse a feeble animal or plant. By what hands has vice been Nursed into so uncontrolled a dominion? ...
7. To manage with care and economy, with a view to increase as, to Nurse our national resources
Dry Nurse - A Nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand; - in distinction from a wet Nurse, who suckles it
Amana - Integrity; truth; a Nurse
Redia - ) A kind of larva, or Nurse, which is prroduced within the sporocyst of certain trematodes by asexual generation. Called also proscolex, and Nurse
Fostress - ) A woman who feeds and cherishes; a Nurse
Upbreed - ) To rear, or bring up; to Nurse
Ayah - ) A native Nurse for children; also, a lady's maid
Nurse - times were held in esteem, as was Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse, Genesis 35:8 . Paul said, "We were gentle among you, even as a Nurse cherisheth her children
Allon-Bachuth - Oak of weeping; the spot where Rebekah's Nurse was buried, Genesis 35:8
Allonbachuth - Name given to the oak, beneath which Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse, was buried
Bayman - ) In the United States navy, a sick-bay Nurse; - now officially designated as hospital apprentice
Allon Bacuth - The place where Deborah, Rebekah’s Nurse, was buried; it was near Bethel ( Genesis 35:8 )
Fondle - ) To treat or handle with tenderness or in a loving manner; to caress; as, a Nurse fondles a child
Allonbachuth - ” Burial place near Bethel of Rebekah's Nurse (Genesis 35:8 )
Shu'Nammite, the, - the native of Shunem , is applied to two persons: Abishag, the Nurse of King David, ( 1 Kings 1:3,15 ; 2:17,21,22 ) and the nameless hostess of Elisha
Wean - Among the Hebrews children (whom it was customary for the mothers to Nurse, Exodus 2:7-9 ; 1 Samuel 1:23 ; Song of Solomon 8:1 ) were not generally weaned till they were three or four years old
Inn - Luke 10:34 (c) The inn is a type of the church which should be full of Christians to Nurse the new-born babes in the spiritual realm and to bind up the wounds of those who have been hurt in life's battle
Nurse - In Old Testament times children were often Nursed as long as three years (1 Samuel 1:22-24 ). Generally, a mother Nursed her own child; though sometimes a wet Nurse was employed (Exodus 2:7 ). A Nurse might continue as an honored family member after the child was grown (Genesis 24:59 ; Genesis 35:8 )
Allon-Bachuth - Oak of weeping, a tree near Bethel, at the spot where Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse, was buried (Genesis 35:8 )
Matron - , a woman who manages the domestic economy of a public instution; a head Nurse in a hospital; as, the matron of a school or hospital
Sarah Peter - In 1862 she volunteered as a Nurse in the Civil War
Miriam - She was there when Pharaoh's daughter came down and discovered it, and proposed to go for a Nurse. She immediately called her mother as the Nurse, and the infant was placed under her care
Sleeper - ) A Nurse shark. See under Nurse
Institute of Bon Secours (Troyes) - Founded by Father Paul Jean Sebastien Millet at Arcis-sur-Aube, France, 1840, to Nurse the sick in their own homes regardless of creed or financial position
Allon - ALLON BACHUTH, "the oak of weeping," namely, for Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse: corrupted into Tabor (1 Samuel 10:3; compare Judges 4:5)
Anthony, Sister - (Mary O'Connell; 1815-97) Nurse, born Limerick, Ireland; died Cumminsville, Ohio
Nurse - 1: τροφός (Strong's #5162 — Noun Feminine — trophos — trof-os' ) translated "nurse" in 1 Thessalonians 2:7 , there denotes a "nursing" mother, as is clear from the statement "cherisheth her own children;" this is also confirmed by the word epios, "gentle" (in the same verse), which was commonly used of the kindness of parents towards children
Sister Anthony - (Mary O'Connell; 1815-97) Nurse, born Limerick, Ireland; died Cumminsville, Ohio
Cellites - Congregation under patronage of Saint Alexius of Edessa, founded by Tobias at Mechlin, Brabant, in the 15th century, to Nurse the sick and bury the dead during the Black Death
Hippolytus, Saint - His Nurse, Concordia, and 19 members of his household suffered martyrdom with him
Nurse - The Bible contains various allusions to the tender and confidential relation anciently subsisting between a Nurse and the children she had brought up, Isaiah 49:22,23 1 Thessalonians 2:7,8 . One says, Ah do not forget him who Nursed you when an infant;' another, How often did I bring you the beautiful lotus from the distant tank. As Rebekah had her Nurse to accompany her, so, at this day, the aya (nurse) who has from infancy brought up the bride goes with her to the new scene
Nurse - So Paul, "we were gentle" (so the Alexandrinus manuscript and the Ephraemi Rescriptus (C), epioi , but the Sinaiticus and Vaticanus 'infants,' neepioi ) among you, even as a Nurse cherisheth her own (Greek) children" (1 Thessalonians 2:7)
Shunem - David's Nurse, Abishag, was of Shunem, 1 Kings 1:3, and it was the residence of the Shunammite woman who entertained Elisha
Bochim - An oak of weeping near Bethel was the burial place of Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse (Genesis 35:8 )
Foment - ) To Nurse to life or activity; to cherish and promote by excitements; to encourage; to abet; to instigate; - used often in a bad sense; as, to foment ill humors
Cherish - ; metaphorically, "to cherish with tender love, to foster with tender care," in Ephesians 5:29 of Christ and the Church; in 1 Thessalonians 2:7 of the care of the saints at Thessalonica by the Apostle and his associates, as of a Nurse for her children
Sisters of the Divine Saviour - The congregation includes schools, homes for aged women, industrial schools for women; they Nurse the sick in hospitals and in their own homes
Institute of Bon Secours (Paris) - They Nurse the sick in their own homes (the poor gratuitously) and conduct 28 houses, including hospitals, clinics, orphanages, day Nurseries, homes for crippled children, convalescents, and incurables, and schools in France, England, Ireland, and the United States, the American novitiate being at Baltimore
Margaret, Saint - Virgin, martyr, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers; died Pisidia, Asia Minor, c275 She was the daughter of a pagan priest, but was brought up a Christian by her Nurse, was disowned by her father, refused to marry a Roman prefect, Olybrius, was subjected to tortures which left her unharmed, and was decapitated
Patient - ) A person under medical or surgical treatment; - correlative to physician or Nurse
Adonijah - After Solomon's accession to the throne, Adonijah gave renewed expression to his regal aspirations by asking for Abishag, David's Nurse, as a wife
Cherish - We were gentle among you, even as a Nurse cherisheth her children
Abishag - When David was old and sick, the Nurse chosen to be with him constantly was Abishag
Mephibosheth - He was only about five years of age when his father was slain, and on the news of this catastrophe the Nurse who had charge of him, apprehending that the whole house of Saul would be exterminated, fled away with him; but in her flight stumbled with the child, and lamed him for life
Miriam - She might be ten or twelve years old when her brother Moses was exposed on the banks of the Nile, since Miriam was watching there, and offered herself to Pharaoh's daughter to fetch her a Nurse. The princess accepting the offer, Miriam fetched her own mother, to whom the young Moses was given to Nurse, Exodus 2:4-5 , &c
Naomi - " She sought the welfare of Ruth, whose marriage with Boaz comforted her, and she became Nurse to their son Obed
Jehosheba - Her position enabled her through God's providence to rescue the little prince Joash, and hide him and his Nurse in a bedchamber in the palace, afterward in the temple (2 Chronicles 22:11; 2 Chronicles 23:11; 2 Kings 11:2-3), where he was brought up with her sons, who assisted at his coronation
Oak - Genesis 35:8 (c) Deborah, the Nurse, was buried under an oak tree, and from this we notice that usually the oak tree is a type of the bitterness of sorrow because of death
Deborah - Rebekah's Nurse: she accompanied her mistress when she left Padan-aram and remained with her till her death; she was buried under the 'oak of weeping
Deborah - ” Deborah is the name of two women in the Bible, Rebekah's Nurse (Genesis 35:8 ; Genesis 24:59 ) and a leader of pre-monarchic Israel (Judges 4:1;b15 ). Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse, died and was buried near Bethel
Deborah - The Nurse of Rebekah, and her companion into Canaan. Nurses held an honorable place in early times in the East, where they were important members of the family
Deborah - The Nurse of Rebekah, whom she accompanied from Aram into Canaan, Genesis 24:1-67
Mir'Iam - (rebellion ), the sister of Moses, was the eldest of that sacred family; and she first appears, probably as a young girl, watching her infant brother's cradle in the Nile, ( Exodus 2:4 ) and suggesting her mother as a Nurse
Nourish, Nourishment - ...
2: ἀνατρέφω (Strong's #397 — Verb — anatrepho — an-at-ref'-o ) "to Nurse, bring up" (ana, "up," and No
Mephibosheth - See 2 Samuel 4:4 , and his Nurse was in such consternation at the news, that she let the child fall; and from this accident he was lame all his life
Religion: Must be Personal - A little girl, whom we will call Ellen, was some time ago helping to Nurse a sick gentleman, whom she loved very dearly
Mephibosheth - Fearing that the Philistines would seek the life of the young boy, a Nurse fled with him, but in her haste she dropped him and crippled him in both feet (2 Samuel 4:4 )
Vitus - , a youthful martyr in Diocletian's persecution; the son of a pagan gentleman in Sicily, but secretly trained in Christianity by his Nurse Crescentia and her husband Modestus
Breed - ) To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to Nurse and foster
Cradle - To Nurse in infancy
Gentleness - çpios ; it is the character proper to a Nurse among trying children, or a teacher with refractory pupils
Manaen - ...
Or the Greek (suntrofos ) may mean "foster brother," Mahaen's mother being thus Herod's Nurse
Deb'Orah - )
The Nurse of Rebekah
Deborah -
Rebekah's Nurse
Tender - One that attends or takes care of a Nurse
Oak - Jacob buried idolatrous images under an oak, Genesis 35:4 ; and Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse, was buried under one of these trees, Genesis 35:8
Cradle - ) To Nurse or train in infancy
Trouble: Needed - ' But darkness is also sweet, it is the Nurse of nature's kind restorer, balmy sleep, and without the tender drawing round us of its curtains the weary eyelid will not close, and the jaded nerves will not be soothed to refreshing rest
Bigotry - As it is the effect of ignorance, so it is the Nurse of it, because it precludes free enquiry, and is an enemy to truth: it cuts also the very sinews of charity, and destroys moderation and mutual good will
Athaliah - But Jehosheba, the sister of Ahaziah, by the father's side only, was at this time married to Jehoiada, the high priest; and while Athaliah's executioners were murdering the rest, she conveyed Joash the son of Ahaziah away, and kept him and his Nurse concealed in an apartment of the temple, during six years
Attend - To be present for some duty, implying charge or oversight to wait on as, the physician or the Nurse attends the sick
Breed - To bring up to Nurse and foster to take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth to provide for, train and conduct to instruct the mind and form the manners in youth
Tender - ) One who tends; one who takes care of any person or thing; a Nurse
Watch - ) To remain awake with any one as Nurse or attendant; to attend on the sick during the night; as, to watch with a man in a fever
Children - The Nurse of a female child often attended her through life, Genesis 24:59 35:8
Rebekah - Deborah her Nurse died and was buried at Bethel on Jacob's return
Tabor - Identified by Ewald with the oak of Deborah (or Tabor differently pronounced), Rebekah's Nurse (Genesis 35:8), and the palm of Deborah the prophetess (Judges 4:5; the distance from Rachel's sepulchre at Bethlehem is an objection), and the oak of the prophet of Bethel (1 Kings 13:14)
Bee - ) Whence Rebekah's Nurse (Genesis 35:8) and the judge (Judges 4) were named; the bee's industry, fruitfulness, and sweetness suggesting the similitude
Miriam - She watched her infant brother in the ark on the Nile, and suggested to Pharaoh's daughter the mother as a Nurse
Deborah - Rebekah’s Nurse, who accompanied her mistress to her new home on her marrying Isaac ( Genesis 24:59 )
Joash - But Jehosheba, the sister of Ahaziah, and wife to the High Priest Jehoiada, rescued young Joash, then a child, from the cruelty of Athaliah, and lodged him in the temple with his Nurse
Rebekah - The death and burial of Deborah, the Nurse of Rebekah, who had followed her from Haran ( Genesis 24:59 ), are reported to have taken place after Jacob had returned to Canaan ( Genesis 35:8 )
Burial - Deborah, Rebekah's Nurse, was buried under Allon-bachuth, "the oak of weeping" (Genesis 35:8 ), near to Bethel
Moses - As a part of that process, the princess committed the child to a wet Nurse suggested by the girl watching the ark. Of course, the wet Nurse was the child's own mother
Bring - ...
To bring up, to Nurse to educate to instruct to feed and clothe to form the manners, and furnish the mind with knowledge
Mephibosheth - His Nurse at the sad tidings took him up and fled; in her haste she let him fall from her shoulders (Josephus Ant
Deborah - Rebekah's Nurse (Genesis 24:59), faithful as a servant from Rebekah's childhood, and so, when dead at an advanced age, lamented as much as one of the family
Miriam - Only perform thy part well, and wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall this also that thou art doing be told for a memorial of thee!...
What a witty little woman did Moses sister prove herself to be that day! If it was all out of her own head, what a quick-witted little prophetess she was already! 'Shall I go and call to thee a Nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may Nurse the child for thee?' And then, ye mothers among us, what amazing self-control that was in God-my-glory, the mother of Miriam and Moses. Just the proper proportion, and just the perfect mean, between a Nurse's paid love for a foundling, and a mother's love for her own restored child. Could you have so hardened your heart till you got him home? And could you have always been on your guard to hold him at arm's length when an Egyptian neighbour came near as Moses' Hebrew Nurse did? A mother worthy of prophets, and priests, and prophetesses; and, best of all, God-her-glory!...
By the next time we see Miriam, Moses and Aaron and Miriam are at the head of the children of Israel
Macedonia - 82), was a meet Nurse for a successful and conquering race
Call - 2:7, Moses’ sister Miriam asked Pharaoh’s daughter if she should go and “call” (summon) a Nurse
Manaen (2) - On the other hand, Archelaus is not mentioned here, so perhaps the narrower sense of σύντροφος may be pressed, that Manaen’s mother was also Nurse to Antipas
Bear - ...
8: τροποφορέω (Strong's #5159 — Verb — tropophoreo — trop-of-or-eh'-o ) from tropos, "a manner," and phoreo, "to endure," is found in Acts 13:18 , where some ancient authorities have the verb trophophoreo, "He bare them as a nursing father," (from trophos, "a feeder, a Nurse," and phoreo, "to carry")
Bear - ...
8: τροποφορέω (Strong's #5159 — Verb — tropophoreo — trop-of-or-eh'-o ) from tropos, "a manner," and phoreo, "to endure," is found in Acts 13:18 , where some ancient authorities have the verb trophophoreo, "He bare them as a nursing father," (from trophos, "a feeder, a Nurse," and phoreo, "to carry")
Severus, l. Septimius - He believed he had been cured of an illness by oil administered by a Christian named Proculus, whom till his death he maintained in the palace; and the Nurse and some of the playmates of CARACALLA were Christians
Paul - To the Thessalonians he was gentle 'as a Nurse cherisheth her children
Nebuchadnezzar - If you have eyes in your hearts you will see all Nebuchadnezzar's pride in your own Nursery every day. Nebuchadnezzar's bricks were made of clay; whereas the bricks of your Nursery-Nebuchadnezzar are made of wood. Is my house not far bigger, and far better every way, than my brother's house that he has built? Look, father! Look, mother! Look, Nurse! Look, visitor! All wise-hearted mothers see and hear all that with tears behind their eyes, till they are at their wits' end how to deal with their so boastful and so imperious little emperor. Let every father, and mother, and Nurse, and tutor, and school-master read and lay to heart, as they shall answer for it, William Law's eighteenth chapter, in which he shows 'How the education which men receive in their youth makes the doctrine of humility so difficult to be practised all their after-days
Thessalonians, Epistles to the - He had been gentle with them as a Nurse with her children, and willing to impart even his life also
Caracalla, the Nickname of m. Aurelius Severus Antoninus Bassianus - " It has been inferred that the young prince was not only brought up amid Christian influences, but had a Christian wet-nurse
Benedictus of Nursia, Abbott of Monte Cassino - He was sent as a boy to be educated at Rome; but soon, shocked by the immorality of his companions, fled, followed by his Nurse (Cyrilla; Petr
Education in Bible Times - Until a child was about five years old informal education in the home was largely the responsibility of the mother, a Nurse, or a male guardian. Several professions were open to women, including those of Nurse and midwife, cook, weaver, perfumer, singer, mourner, and servant
Jacob - The death of his mother's Nurse (Genesis 35:8 ; Genesis 24:59 ) was followed by the death of his beloved wife Rachel while giving birth to Benjamin at Ephrath (Genesis 35:19 ; Genesis 48:7 )
Thessalonians, the Epistles to the - His tender love and gentleness, like that of "a Nurse cherishing children," disinterestedness, devotion even unto death, and zeal for individual souls, beautifully appear in 1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-11
mo'Ses - The sister was at hand to recommend a Hebrew Nurse, the child's own mother
Monnica - Her early domestic training was pure and severe, under the strong hand of an aged and trusted Christian Nurse, who had once carried the child's father in her arms
the Samaritan Who Shewed Mercy - Williams's bed to Nurse her back to life
Take - We say, a child takes to his mother or Nurse, and a man takes to drink which seem to include attaching and holding
Aaron - Miriam was the oldest of the three, as appears from her being old enough, when Moses was only three months old and Aaron three years, to offer to go and call a Hebrew Nurse for Pharaoh's daughter, to tend his infant brother
Mephibosheth - In the terror that took possession of Jonathan's household that terrible day, Mephibosheth's Nurse caught up the child and fled with him in her arms
Aaron - IS NOT AARON THE LEVITE THY BROTHER? I KNOW THAT HE CAN SPEAK WELL...
WHAT a gifted house! What an honour to that man of the house of Levi who took to wife a daughter of Levi! What a rich slave-hut was that with Miriam and Aaron and Moses all born of God into it! What splendid wages to have three such children given to that son and daughter of Levi to Nurse up for the Lord, and for Israel, and for all the world; three such goodly children as Miriam the prophetess, and Aaron the high priest, and Moses the deliverer and leader and lawgiver of Israel
Righteousness - ]'>[3] of Rabbi Chama ben Chaninah (Sota, 14a): ‘As He clothes the naked (Genesis 3:21), so do thou clothe the naked; as He Nurses the sick (Genesis 18:1), so do thou Nurse the sick; as He comforts the mourners (Genesis 25:11) so do thou comfort the mourners; as He buries the dead (Deuteronomy 34:5), so do thou bury the dead
Metaphor - Another instance of this would be 1 Thessalonians 2:7, where the text is uncertain, ‘But we were babes in the midst of you, as when a Nurse cherisheth her own children’ (for νήπιοι, ‘babes,’ some Manuscripts read ἤπιοι, ‘gentle’; but the former reading seems to fit in better with the context)
Absolution - When he was awake at night he talked to the Nurse
Moses - The babe's tears touched her womanly heart, and on Miriam's offer to fetch a Hebrew Nurse she gave the order enabling his sister to call his mother
Basilius, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia - Basil, in his dauntless reply, upbraids the emperor for apostasy against God and the church, the Nurse and mother of all, and for his folly in demanding so vast a sum from him, the poorest of the poor