from Hebrew: nain, meaning: “green pastures,” “lovely”
It is identified with the village called Nein, standing on the northwestern slope of Jebel ed-Duhy (=the “hill Moreh” = “Little Hermon”), about 4 miles from Tabor and 25 southwest of Capernaum. At the foot of the slope on which it stands is the great plain of Esdraelon.
This was the first miracle of raising the dead our Lord had wrought, and it excited great awe and astonishment among the people.
- Miracles of the Bible