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Nahum, meaning consolation, was a prophet in the Bible Old Testament and Jewish Tanakh who lived some time around 750 or 700 B.C.

He was the seventh of the so-called minor prophets, an Elkoshite. All we know of him is recorded in the Book of Nahum.

He was probably a native of Galilee, and after the deportation of the ten tribes took up his residence in Jerusalem. Others think that Elkosh was the name of a place on the east bank of the Tigris, and that Nahum dwelt there.

Initial text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897 -- Please update as needed