Bible Names N-Z : Naaman


Naaman in Wikipedia Naaman (נַעֲמָן "pleasantness") was a commander of the armies of Ben-Hadad II in the time of Joram, king of Israel. He is mentioned in 2 Kings 5 of the Tanakh. According to the narrative, he was afflicted with tzaraath.[1] When the Hebrew slave-girl who 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. When the prophet Elisha heard about this, he sent for Naaman. Naaman was then cured of leprosy by dipping himself seven times in the Jordan River, according to the word of Elisha. Naaman also renounces Rimmon after being cured by Elisha.[2] He is also mentioned in Luke 4:27 of the New Testament.