Metaphysical meaning of Nahum (mbd)
Nahum (in A.V., Luke 3:25, Naum), na'-hum (Heb.)--panting; sighing; consolation; comfort; solace; ease; compassion; pity.
a Father of Amos and son of Esli, named in the genealogy of Jesus Christ (Luke 3:25). b "The Elkoshite," one of the minor prophets of the Bible, writer of The Book of Nahum (Nah. 1:1).
Meta. The adjusting, soothing, healing effect of the Holy Spirit's presence in consciousness (comfort, solace, ease). Since one of the men named Nahum was a prophet, the thought of the Holy Spirit as teacher, as well as comforter and healer, is brought out.
Preceding Entry: Nahshon
Following Entry: Nain