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Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabeshgilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

11:1 Nahash the Ammonite. The name “Nahash” means “serpent.” The city of Jabesh-Gilead, which he coveted, was in the tribe of Gad, east of the Jordan and near the Ammonite border.

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