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3 definitions found
 for NEHUSHTAN
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nehushtan \Ne*hush"tan\, n. [Heb.]
     A thing of brass; -- the name under which the Israelites
     worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses. --2 Kings xviii.
     4.
     [1913 Webster] Neif

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Nehushtan
     of copper; a brazen thing a name of contempt given to the
     serpent Moses had made in the wilderness (Num. 21:8), and which
     Hezekiah destroyed because the children of Israel began to
     regard it as an idol and "burn incense to it." The lapse of
     nearly one thousand years had invested the "brazen serpent" with
     a mysterious sanctity; and in order to deliver the people from
     their infatuation, and impress them with the idea of its
     worthlessness, Hezekiah called it, in contempt, "Nehushtan," a
     brazen thing, a mere piece of brass (2 Kings 18:4).
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Nehushtan, a trifling thing of brass
  

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