Nahom

Place in Arabian desert

Nahom

Place in Lehi’s journey through the Arabian peninsula where Ishmael was buried. The sojourn at Nahom was a low point in the journey through the wilderness. The death of Ishmael caused his daughters to “mourn exceedingly” and to murmur against Lehi because of their many afflictions. Prompted by Laman, Lemuel and the sons of Ishmael rebelled against Lehi and Nephi. Only a chastening from the Lord brought them to repentance. The name Nahom may be related to the Hebrew words n ¯aham, to “groan,” or n ¯ah•am, to “be sorry, console oneself”. It has been suggested that Nahom may be identified with Nihm in Yemen.

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