Nimrim, the Waters of

Nim'rim, The Waters Of (Heb. Nimrim', נַמרַים., prob. plur. of Ni/trah [q.v.], i.e. limnpidity; according to others, panthers; Sept. in Isaiah Νεμερείμ v. r. Νεμρείμ and Νεβοίμ; in Jeremiah Νεβρείμ v. r. Νεβρείν), a stream or brook (not improbably a stream with pools) within the country of Moab, which is mentioned in the denunciations of that nation uttered, or quoted, by Isaiah (15:6) and Jeremiah (48:34). From the former of these passages it appears to have been famed for the abundance of its grass. It is doubtless the same with the BETH-NIMRAH SEE BETH-NIMRAH (q.v.) of Nu 32:36. A name resembling Nimrim still exists at the south-eastern end of the Dead Sea, in the Wady en-Nemeirah and Burj en-Nemeirah, which are situated on the beach, about half-way between the southern extremity and the promontory of el-Lissan (De Saulcy, Voyage, 1:284, etc.; Seetzen, 2:354). This may be the Bethnamarim of Eusebius and Jerome. SEE NIMRAH.

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