Hebrew: נַעֲמָן —transliteration: Naaman —meaning: pleasantness
This is the name of 3 or 4 Biblical men.
General Naaman of Syria
Greek: Ναιμὰν ὁ Σύρος —meaning: Naaman the Syrian
He became afflicted with leprosy; and when the little Hebrew slave-girl that waited on his wife told her of a prophet in Samaria who could cure her master, he obtained a letter from Benhadad and proceeded with it to Joram.
The king of Israel suspected in this some evil design against him, and tore his clothes. Elisha the prophet hearing of this, sent for Naaman, and the strange interview which took place is recorded in 2 Kings 5.
The narrative contains all that is known of the Syrian commander. He was cured of his leprosy by dipping himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of Elisha. His cure is alluded to by our Lord (Luke 4:27).
Elisha refused Naaman’s gifts.
Read the Biblical account: 2 Kings 5
Jesus Christ mentioned Naaman,
Naaman, a son (or grandson) of Benjamin
Naaman, son of Bela, and father of the Naamites
Some suppose he may be the same person as above.
Naaman, son of Ehud
1 Chronicles 8:4; 8:7
- Miracles of the Bible
- Who is Elisha?
- Who is Gehazi?
- Who is Benhadad?
- Leprosy and lepers in the Bible
- Who is King Joram?
- What is Syria?
- What is Aram?