From Book of Mormon Onomasticon
|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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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).