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Nahash (nāˈhăsh) [key], in the Bible. 1 Ammonite king whose cruelty caused his destruction by Saul. His successor was Hanun1. 2 Father of Shobi, called Nahash of Rabbah, perhaps the same as 1. 3 Father of Abigail2.

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