🔼The name Beth-nimrah in the Bible
The name Beth-nimrah occurs twice in the Bible. It's the name of a city which originally belonged to king Sihon of the Amorites but which was annexed to the territory of the tribe of Gad and subsequently fortified (Numbers 32:36, Joshua 13:27). Since Gad occupied an area on the east side of the river Jordan, Beth-nimrah is often equated with the Moabite cities Nimrah and Nimrim.
🔼Etymology of the name Beth-nimrah
The name Beth-nimrah consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:
The second part of our name appears to be a feminine noun derived from the root נמר (nmr):
For a meaning of the name Beth-nimrah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads House Of The Leopard and BDB Theological Dictionary has Place Of Leopard. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes House Of Pure Water.