As a noun, it means serpent.
As a verb, it means to divine; the nachash means the diviner.
As an adjective, it means shining; the nachash means the shining one.
Biblical Hebrew there is a strong connection between the ‘Nachash’ and dark supernatural forces. The Biblical Hebrew word for ‘sorcery’ or ‘witchcraft’ is serpent, meaning “Nachash”.
So, this is a documentary on Genesis about that angelic, serpentine, shining one. We will also be looking at the Enuma Elish which also seems to tell us about this otherworldly Nachash serpent, called the Tiamat in Akkadian.
Now the serpent (Nachash) was more crafty (Arum) than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made.
Nachash said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Nachash: Seed of the Serpent has a run time of roughly 1 hour 35 minutes. This documentary is part II of the Genesis series by the God in Nutshell project.