- Naamah (Genesis)
Marble bas relief at Orvieto Cathedral depicts Naamah as a teacher of reading, while her half-brother Jubal is a father of music.
Born Naamah Other names Naama Spouse maybe Noah Parents Lamech and Zillah Relatives Jabal (half-brother)
Naamah is an individual mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, in Genesis 4:22. A descendant of Cain, she was the only daughter of Lamech and Zillah and their youngest child; her brother was Tubal-cain, while Jabal and Jubal were her half-brothers, sons of woman called Adah.
Gordon Wenham notes that the reason "she should be picked out for special mention remains obscure," while R. R. Wilson suggests that the narrator simply wished to offer a balanced genealogy by noting that both of Lamech's wives had two children.
The early Jewish midrash Genesis Rabba (23.3)  identifies this Naamah (the daughter of Lamech and sister of Tubal-cain) as the wife of Noah (see Rashi's commentary on Genesis 4:22), while some Jewish traditions associate her with singing.
- ^ a b Gordon Wenham, Genesis 1-15 (Word, 1987), 114.
- ^ R. R. Wilson, Genealogy and History in the Biblical World (Yale University Press, 1977), 144.
- ^ * http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/mhl/mhl05.htm Sacred Texts: Judaism: The Bereshith or Genesis Rabba], a selection of sayings from the work translated into English by Samuel Rapaport. .
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