Nahath (Nay´hath; Heb., “descent”)

1 The son of Ruel and grandson of Esau; he was a chieftain of the Edomites (Gen 36:13; Gen 36:17). 2 A Levite of the clan of Kohath and grandson of Elkanah (1Chr 6:26). Some scholars take Elkanah here (v. 26) to be the same as the one listed in the genealogy of Samuel (v. 35) and then equate Nahath with the Toah mentioned there (v. 34), but the verses where Nahath occurs (1Chr 6:22-27) are an abbreviated genealogy that is not at all clear. Such an identification of Nahath with Toah is thus questionable, although possible. 3 A Levite who shared the responsibility of collecting the Temple offering during the reign of Hezekiah (2Chr 31:13).

Gen 36:13

13These were the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife, Basemath.

Gen 36:17

17These are the sons of Esau's son Reuel: the clans Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the clans of Reuel in the land of Edom; they are the sons of E ... View more

1Chr 6:26

26Elkanah his son, Zophai his son, Nahath his son,

1Chr 6:22-27

22The sons of Kohath: Amminadab his son, Korah his son, Assir his son,23Elkanah his son, Ebiasaph his son, Assir his son,24Tahath his son, Uriel his son, Uzziah ... View more

2Chr 31:13

13while Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath, and Benaiah were overseers assisting Conaniah and his brother Shimei, by t ... View more

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