1. A king of the Ammonites, defeated by Saul while besieging Ramothgilead, 1 Samuel 11:1-15. He, or as some think, his son of the same name, was on friendly terms with David, 2 Samuel 10:2
2. The father of Zeruiah and Abigail, David’s half-sisters, 2 Samuel 17:25 1 Chronicles 2:13-16. Nahash, however, may have been another name for Jesse; or possibly the name of his wife.