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Nain meaning

Ναιν

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🔼The name Nain in the Bible

The village of Nain is mentioned only once in the Bible. Only the gospel of Luke mentions the account of the only son of a widow of the Galilean village of Nain, whom Jesus raised from the dead while his body was on its way to be buried (Luke 7:11).

The fact that Luke submits neither the name of the widow, nor that of her son, nor that of the latter's father or even their tribe is a clear indication that Luke is not concerned with the historical veracity of this story.

The gospel of Luke was written in the years following the destruction of the temple of YHWH in 70 AD, and the original audience of this work would not for a moment have thought that Luke had inserted an anecdotal tall tale into his gospel. To them, the widow's son would have been an obvious reference to Hiram, the builder of the temple (1 Kings 7:13).

🔼Etymology of the name Nain

Scholars generally agree that the Greek name Nain is a transliteration of the original Hebrew name נעין (na'in) or even נעים (na'im), which in turn would have derived from the root נעם (na'em), meaning to be pleasant:

🔼Nain meaning

For a meaning of the name Nain, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Pleasant. Spiros Zodhiates (The Complete Wordstudy Dictionary) suggests Beauty.