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Smith's Bible Dictionary [1]

Na'amah. (Loveliness).

1. One of the four women, whose names are preserved, in the records of the world, before the flood; all, except Eve, being Cainites. Site was daughter of Lamech, by his wife Zillah, and sister, as is expressly mentioned to Tubal-cain,  Genesis 4:22 only. (B.C. about 3550).

2. Mother of King Rehoboam.  1 Kings 14:21;  1 Kings 14:31;  2 Chronicles 12:13. In each of these passages, she is distinguished by the title, "the (not 'an,' as in Authorized Version), Ammonite." She was, therefore, one of the foreign women, whom Solomon took into his establishment.  1 Kings 11:1. (B.C. 1015-975).

3. One of the towns of Judah, in the district of the lowland or Shefelah .  Joshua 15:41. Capt. Warren, in Report of Palestine Exploration Fund, 1871, locates it at Naameh , six miles northeast of Yebna .

Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]


1. Lamech's daughter by Zillah ( Genesis 4:22). The refinement and luxury of Cain's descendants appear in the names of their wives and daughters; as Naamah, Adah ("beauty"), Zillah ("shadow"). Naamah is associated with her brother Tubal-cain, the first worker in brass and iron.

2. The Ammonitess mother of Rehoboam ( 1 Kings 14:21;  1 Kings 14:31;  2 Chronicles 12:13), one of Solomon's "strange women" ( 1 Kings 11:1). The Vat. Septuagint makes Naamah daughter of Ana or Hanun, son of Nahash; thus David's war with Hanun terminated in a re-alliance, and Solomon's marriage to Naamah would be about two years before David's death, for Rehoboam the offspring of it was 41 on ascending the throne, and Solomon's reign was 40 years.

3. A town in the "low hill country" of Judah (the Shephelah ):  Joshua 15:41.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [3]

NAAMAH. 1 . Sister of Tubal-cain (  Genesis 4:22 ). 2 . Mother of Rehoboam (  1 Kings 14:21;   1 Kings 14:31 ,   2 Chronicles 12:13 ). 3 . A town of Judah in the Shephçlah (  Joshua 15:37-41 ). There is no notice of it elsewhere. Zophar the Naamathite is mentioned in Job (  Job 2:11 etc.), but there is nothing to connect him with this town. Possibly we may identify Naamah with Naneh , a small mud village on low ground 6 miles south of Ludd (Lydda).

Easton's Bible Dictionary [4]

  • A city in the plain of Judah ( Joshua 15:41 ), supposed by some to be identified with Na'aneh, some 5 miles south-east of Makkedah.

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Naamah'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

  • Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

    1. Daughter of Lamech, a descendant of Cain.  Genesis 4:22 .

    2. An Ammonitess, wife of Solomon and mother of Rehoboam.   1 Kings 14:21,31;  2 Chronicles 12:13 .

    3. City in the lowlands of Judah.   Joshua 15:41 . Identified with Naaneh, 31 52' N, 34 52' E .

    Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary [6]

    NAAMAH. There are two of this name in Scripture. Naamah, the daughter of Lamech, ( Genesis 4:22) and Naamah the wife of Solomon, an Ammonitess, ( 1 Kings 14:21) The same signification as Naaon, beautiful.

    Naamah. A city of Judah. ( Joshua 15:41)

    Holman Bible Dictionary [7]

     Genesis 4:22).2 1 Kings 14:31 2 Chronicles 12:13 3 Joshua 15:41

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [8]

    (Heb. Naamah', נִעֲמָה , Pleasant), the name of two women and also of a place.

    1. (Sept. Νοεμά ; Josephus, Νοομᾶς , Ant. 1:2, 2.) The daughter of the Cainite Lamech and Zillah, and the sister of Tubal-cain ( Genesis 4:22). B.C. cir. 3549. The family was one of inventors; and as few women are named, the Jewish commentators ascribe suitable inventions to each of them. Naamah is affirmed by them to have invented the spinning of wool and making of cloth. In the Targum of pseudo-Jonathan, Naamah is commemorated as the "mistress of lamenters and singers;" and in the Samaritan Version her name is given as Zalkipha. According to others she was distinguished merely by her beauty (see Kalisch, Genesis, page 149). Hence some have unduly pressed the coincidence with Venus the consort of Vulcan, or with certain Syrian mythologies (Bunsen, Aegyptens Stelle [Goth. and Hamb. 1845-57], 1:344 sq.).

    2. (Sept. Νααμά , Ναομά , v.r. Μαχιάμ , Ναανάν , , Nacavav, etc.; Josephus, Νοομᾶς , Ant. 8:8, 9.) An Ammonitess, the only one of the numierous wives of Solomon that appears to have borne him a son. She was the mother of Rehoboam (q.v.), and probably queen dowager ( 1 Kings 14:21;  1 Kings 14:31;  2 Chronicles 12:13). B.C. 973. She must consequently have been one of those foreign women whom Solomon took for wives and concubines, and among.whom Ammonites are expressly mentioned ( 1 Kings 11:1). The Vatican copy of the Septuagint calls her "the daughter of Ana, the son of Nahash " but this, besides being wanting in the Hebrew, is part of a long passage which is not found either in the Hebrew or in the Alexandrian copy of the Septuagint, and is therefore of no authority.

    3. (Sept. Νααμά v.r. Νωμάν ), a city in the plain of Judah, mentioned between Beth-dagon and Makkedah ( Joshua 15:41). The associated names indicate a locality much west of Hebron. (See Tribe Of Judah). The requirements correspond tolerably well with that of a modern village marked by Van de Velde on his Map as Naamah, two miles S.E. of Ascalon (2d. ed. N'Aliah, three miles); but Capt. Warren (in the Quar. Statement of the "Pal. Explor. Fund," April, 1871, p. 91) suggests Vaaemeh, six miles N.E. of Yebna (Van de Velde, Naamy, six miles N. by E.). (See Naamathite).

    Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature [9]

    Naamah, 1

    Na´amah (pleasant), daughter of Lamech and Zillah, and sister of Tubal-cain .

    Naamah, 2

    Naamah, an Ammonitess, one of the wives of Solomon, and mother of Rehoboam .