Typically – in customary Israelite fashion – the Lehites re-named places through which they traveled. In this instance, however, Ishmael was buried in a place the “was called Nahom.” In 1952, based strictly on the text, Hugh Nibley suggested that the place was already known as Nahom prior to the Lehite arrival.
In this podcast brother Ash relates from various sources a probable location for the city of Nahom in ancient Arabia.
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