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Nachaliel
Either a place name or a river, situated north of the Arnon. It is now known as Wadi Zerka Ma'in. The Israelites camped at Nachaliel during the latter part of the Exodus: it is sometimes identified by rabbinical sources as Vahev, Almon Divlathaymah or Divon Gad.
Nebo, Mount Nebo
Nebo, a town in Moab which may be the modern Khirbet Ayn Musa or Khirbet el Mukkayet, was among the cities petitioned by the descendants of the tribes of Reuben and Gad. These tribes claimed the lands around Ya'ezer and Gilead for raising livestock, even though this area was on the eastern bank of the Jordan. After attempting to persuade them to settle in Canaan, Moses granted them permission to settle in Transjordan on condition that they armed themselves and led the other Israelites across the Jordan river as an advance guard (Numbers 32). Mount Nebo was the mountain upon which Moses died (Deuteronomy 32:49). It is usually identified with the modern Jebel en-Neba, about 16 km (10 miles) east of the northern end of the Dead Sea.
Negev
The desert area south of Beer-sheba in Canaan.The word literally means 'dry'. he three Patriarchs all lived there or passed through the Negev; in Numbers 13:29 it is described as being occupied by the Amalekites. It formed part of the area prospected and described by the twelve spies (Numbers 13:17-20, 27-29).
Nile, river
The river Nile is 5,600 km (3,500 miles) long, flowing from Lake Victoria in Tanzania up through Ethiopia and Sudan to the Mediterranean and is the main source of water in Egypt. It is mentioned in Genesis 41 as a feature of the dream that Pharoah recounts to Joseph which Joseph interprets as a prophecy of Egypt's approaching glut and subsequent famine.
Nimrah
Nimrah, or Beth Nimrah, was among the cities petitioned by the descendants of the tribes of Reuben and Gad. These tribes claimed the lands around Ya'ezer and Gilead for raising livestock, even though this area was on the eastern bank of the Jordan. After attempting to persuade them to settle in Canaan, Moses granted them permission to settle in Transjordan on condition that they armed themselves and led the other Israelites across the Jordan river as an advance guard (Numbers 32). Gad's descendants built Nimrah up into a fortress city (Numbers 32:34). It is thought to be the modern Tel el-Bleibil or Tel Nimrin, sitated on the Nimrin river, 18km (11 miles) east of Jericho.
Nineveh
A city in Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) mentioned in Genesis 10:11 as founded by Asshur. It is mentioned in later Biblical books (eg Jonah) as the capital of Assyria.
Nod
The country of Nod was where Cain was banished following his act of fratricide (Genesis 4:16). Its location, described in the text as 'East of Eden', gives little clue as to its whereabouts.




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