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Naboth

[ ney-both, -bohth ]

noun

  1. the owner of a vineyard coveted by Ahab, slain by the scheming of Jezebel so that Ahab could secure the vineyard. 1 Kings 21.


Naboth

/ ˈneɪbɒθ /

noun

  1. Old Testament an inhabitant of Jezreel, murdered by King Ahab at the instigation of his wife Jezebel for refusing to sell his vineyard (I Kings 21)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Naboth1

From Hebrew Nābhōth, of uncertain origin and meaning, perhaps “sprout”
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Example Sentences

It was the vineyard of Naboth to me, and I planned its future with my friend and accessory sitting by.

Naboth would not sell him that piece of land, so they got him out of the way.

Assuredly, Naboth's vineyard has no connection with Mademoiselle de Canillac's inheritance.

Naboth having been proceeded against, 'quia maledixerat regi,' King Ahab took possession of his inheritance.

Then I noticed its name painted over its garden gate; this struck me as strange, for it was "Naboth's Vineyard."

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