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For the etymology see the standard biblical commentaries. <ref>Some scholars have argued that '''NOAH''' is not a Semitic name derived from “rest,” as most of the biblical commentaries maintain. As one proposed option, the Hurrian language has been mentioned (Nibley, ABM, p. 290). The biblical name for the place the ark landed, the mountains of Ararat, located by Christian traditions in Eastern Turkey, means the mountains of Urartu, an Iron Age kingdom of Eastern Turkey that perhaps was founded by remnants or other ethnic Hurrians at the end of the upheavals of the Late Bronze Age. In any case, the discussion over the etymology of biblical N<small>OAH</small> only has bearing on the Book of Mormon if the discussion sheds light of the true etymology of a non-Semitic N<small>OAH</small>. Perhaps when the dust settles, it will be possible to suggest that the correct etymology of N<small>OAH</small> may point to possibilities for [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] affinities.</ref>
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'''NOAH''' is a name given to figures and locations in [[JAREDITES|J<small>AREDITE</small>]] and [[NEPHITE(S)|N<small>EPHITE</small>]] history, and is well known from the patriarchal narrative in the Bible. The biblical name is usually derived from the biblical root meaning "to rest" however, [ Genesis 5:29] seems to derive the name from the Hebrew word, ''nḥm'', "to comfort." Some scholars have argued that N<small>OAH</small> does not derive from the Hebrew ''noah'', "rest," but may derive from some other, possibly non-Semitic, source (cf. Nibley, ''An Approach to the Book of Mormon'', [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book/Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Studies, 1988], p. 290; see also N.A. Nozadze, ''Vocabulary of the Hurrian Language'', [Tblisi: SABC, 2007], 250).
  
 
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[[Category:Names]][[Category:Biblical PN]][[Category:Jaredite PN]][[Category:Lehite PN]][[Category:Lehite GN]]
 
[[Category:Names]][[Category:Biblical PN]][[Category:Jaredite PN]][[Category:Lehite PN]][[Category:Lehite GN]]

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Biblical PN 1. Patriarch at the time of the Flood (Alma 10:22; Ether 6:7)
Jaredite PN 2. Usurper (Ether 7:14–15, 18–21)
Lehite PN 3. Son of ZENIFF, king of LEHINEPHI, ca. 121 BC (Mosiah 7:9; Alma 43:13)
Lehite GN 4. City and land, ca. 72 BC (Alma 16:3; 49:12–15)

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Etymology

NOAH is a name given to figures and locations in JAREDITE and NEPHITE history, and is well known from the patriarchal narrative in the Bible. The biblical name is usually derived from the biblical root meaning "to rest" however, [ Genesis 5:29] seems to derive the name from the Hebrew word, nḥm, "to comfort." Some scholars have argued that NOAH does not derive from the Hebrew noah, "rest," but may derive from some other, possibly non-Semitic, source (cf. Nibley, An Approach to the Book of Mormon, [Salt Lake City: Deseret Book/Provo, Utah: Foundation for Ancient Studies, 1988], p. 290; see also N.A. Nozadze, Vocabulary of the Hurrian Language, [Tblisi: SABC, 2007], 250).

Variants

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Notes