Biblical Names and their Meaning

Bible Names Starting with the Letter "B"


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A List of Biblical Names and their Meaning

Starting with the letter "B"




Baal

Biblical Name Means: (lord) - The Phoenician and Canaanitish nations believed that this false idol was a supreme male divinity, just like they believed that the false idol Ashtoreth, was their supreme female divinity.


Baal-berith

Biblical Name Means: (covenant lord) - This was the false idol god that the Israelites to after Gideon died, for they began to prostitute themselves to the Baals.


Baal-hanan

Biblical Name Means: (lord of grace) - He was the son of Achbor and became the seventh reigning king of Edom after Shaul died.


Baalis

Biblical Name Means: (lord of the banner: causing one to rejoice) - He was an Ammonitish king during the days of Nebuchadnezzar the powerful Babylonian king. Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed Jerusalem and placed Judah in captivity. Baalis was the one who gave the orders for Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to go and murder Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.


Baal-zebub

Biblical Name Means: (lord of the flies) - The Philistines believed that this false idol god, had the power to turn away the plague of flies. This was the false idol god, that the Israel king Ahaziah the son of Ahab, had turned to after he had fallen through the lattice of his palace. This was during the days of the prophet Elijah, in which the man of God; told Ahaziah's messengers, that he would not recover and that he would die in his bed.


Baana

Bible Name Means: (son of affliction) - He was king Solomon's high ranking officer in the town called Jezreel, and the son of Ahilud. Solomon placed Baana in charge of Taanach and Megiddo, as well as all of Beth Shan next to Zarethan below Jezreel, from Beth Shan to Abel Meholah and on past Jokmeam.


Baanah

Bible Name Means: (in affliction) - He was the son of Rimmon the Beerothite, from the tribe of Benjamine. He and his brother were two captains who served in Ish-bosheth's army. Ish-bosheth was the youngest of four boys who was born unto king Saul, the first Israel king. After Saul and his three sons fell at the battle of Gilboa, Ish-bosheth became the only surviving son of Saul, who would reign as Israel king for seven years, while David reigned of the kingdom of Judah. Baanah along with his brother Rechab, went and kill Ish-bosheth and took his head and presented to David. The Judean King was not impressed, and had the two put to death behind their treason to the Israel kingdom.


Baara

Bible Name Means: (brutish) - She was one of the wives of Shaharaim the Benjamite.


Baaseiah

Bible Name Means: (in the service of Jehovah) - He was a Levite, and one of the forefathers to Asaph: who served as both a musician and prophet within David's court.


Baasha

Bible Name Means: (one that seeks to destroy) - He was the son of Ahijah who came from the tribe of Issachar. Baasha would become the third reigning king of the northern kingdom after the kingdom was divided from the house of David, after Solomon's death.


Balaam

Bible Name Means: (ruin) - Was a pagan prophet who was the son of Beor. He was summoned by Balak the king of Moab to curse the nation of Israel. He was also the pagan prophet who had a donkey in which the Lord had opened its mouth after he had beaten it three times. Balaam did not know that the donkey had saved him from being slain by an angel that was waiting for him in the middle of the road.


Balak

Bible Name Means: (spoiler) - He was the son of Zippor who would eventually become the king of the Moabites.


Bani

Bible Name Means: (built) - He was from the tribe of the Gadites. He was also served as one of David's elite thirty-seven warriors.

Barabbas


Bible Name Means: (the son of a master) - He was the prisoner whom the Jews begged and pleaded with Pilate to release, when the choice was between him and Jesus Christ.


Barachel

Bible Name Means: (God Blesses) - He was a Buzite and one of Job's closest friends and the father of Elihu.


Barak

Bible Name Means: (lightning) - He was a Hebrew commander that raised an army of 10,000. That helped Deborah (The Judge of Israel) to be victorious in war against the Canaanites.


Bariah

Bible Name Means: (fugitive) - He was one of the five sons of Shemaiah.


Bar-Jesus


Bible Name Means: (son of Joshua) - He was a false prophet, or sorcerer that was found by Paul and Silas at Paphos, which was a maritime city that was located on the western part of Cyprus. He was also known as Elymas.


Barkos

Bible Name Means: (son cut off) - His descendants were among the group of exiled Israelites who returned with Zerubbabel from the captivity of the Babylonians.


Barnabas

Bible Name Means: (the son of prophecy) - He was a Levite who would play a large important part in the early ministry of the apostle Paul.


Baruch

Bible Name Means: (blessed) - He was the son of Neriah that worked for Jeremiah as a faithful scribe


Barzillai

Bible Name Means: (iron-maker) - He was the Gileadite citizen who was in his advance years, who befriended King David during Absalom's rebellion


Bathsheba

Bible Name Means: (daughter of the oath) - She was the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah. King David's took her as his wife after he had her husband Uriah killed. She later gave birth to King David son - king Solomon. King David's family was cursed by God because of his actions and relationship with Bathsheba.


Belshazzar

Bible Name Means: (Bel protect the king) - He was the Babylonian king, in which God had written a judgment prophecy on the palace walls while the king was getting drunk with his wives and concubines. The king called in the enchanters, astrologers, and diviner... but no one could interpret the writing on the wall except for the prophet Daniel.


Benaiah

Bible Name Means: (the Lord has built) - He served as one of King David's fearless soldiers.



Benjamin

Bible Name Means: (son of my right hand) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Jacob and Rachel. He was the second born unto Rachel, but the twelfth born unto Jacob. He was Joseph's favorite little brother.



Bera

Bible Name Means: (son of evil) - He was the Sodom king who was defeated by Chedorlaomer in the Valley of Siddim. It would take the prophet Abraham to rescue the king and his allies from the ruthless rebellion of Chedorlaomer.


Bezaleel

Biblical Name Means: (in the Lord's shadow) - Was given the position of being the chief designer of the tabernacle.


Boaz

Biblical Name Means: (strength) - He was the husband of Ruth. Also if the genealogies are correct he would also be King David's great-grandfather.














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