Nimrim (Beth-nimrah)

Nimrim (Beth-nimrah) and surrounding area

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Isaiah 15:6 For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing.

Jeremiah 48:34 From the cry of Heshbon even to Elealeh, even to Jahaz have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even to Horonaim, to Eglath Shelishiyah: for the waters of Nimrim also shall become desolate.


nim'-rim (me nimrim; Codex Vaticanus Nebrein; Codex Alexandrinus Ebrim (Jeremiah 48:34); to hudor tes Nimreim (Isaiah 15:6)): The meaning appears to be "pure" or "wholesome water." The name occurs only in Isaiah 15:6 and Jeremiah 48:34 in oracles against Moab. In each case it is mentioned in association with Zoar and Horonaim. It is therefore probably to be sought to the Southeast of the Dead Sea. Eusebius, Onomasticon, places a town, Bennamareim, to the Nimrim of Zoar, and identifies it with the Old Testament "Nimrim," as it seems, correctly. The name is still found in Wady Numeireh, opening on the sea at Burj Numeirah, Nimrim of Ghor es-Safiyeh. The waters of Nimrim may be sought either in Moiyet Numeirah or in the spring higher up, where lie the ruins of a town in a well-watered and fruitful district (Buhl, GAP, 272).

W. Ewing

NIMRIM, see Beth-nimrah. Some have supposed that it was near the s. end of the Dead Sea, now Nemeirah, 49 ms. from Jerusalem, but it seems improbable. The other locality is to be preferred since the latter name means "leopard" and the former refers to waters for which see Is. 15:6.
Strong's Hebrew
H5249: Nimrim

a place in Moab

Nimrah (Beth-nimrah)
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