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Dictionaries :: Naphish

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


refresher, one of the sons of Ishmael (Gen 25:15; 1Ch 1:31). He was the father of an Arab tribe.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


the soul; he that rests, refreshes himself, or respires

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


na'-fish (naphish; Naphes, D, Napheth): A son of Ishmael (Ge 25:15; 1Ch 1:31). Naphish, along with other Hagrite clans, was overwhelmingly defeated by the Israelite tribes on the East of the Jordan (1Ch 5:19, the King James Version "Nephish"). Their descendants are mentioned among the Nethinim by the name "Nephisim," the King James Version and the Revised Version margin "Nephusim" (Ezr 2:50); "Nephushesim," the King James Version and the Revised Version margin "Nephishesim" (Ne 7:52); "Naphisi" (1 Esdras 5:31).

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(refreshment) the last but one of the sons of Ishmael (Genesis 25:15; 1 Chronicles 1:31).

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