In ancient times the position of the nurse, wherever one was maintained, was one of much honor sad importance. See ( Genesis 24:59 ; 36;8 ; 2 Samuel 4:4 ; 2 Kings 11:2 ) The same term is applied to a foster-father or mother, e.g. ( Numbers 11:12 ; Ruth 4:16 ; Isaiah 49:23 )
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Nurse,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".