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Before he was known as a great patriarch, Abram... whose name meant (a high father) -- was elevated to another level when it came to his covenant with the Lord. For God changed his name, that would be more fitting to his new discovered purpose. And from that point forward -- Abram would be known as Abraham (the father of a multitude):

"When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, 'I am God Almighty, walk before me and be blameless.


"I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.

"Abram fell face down, and God said to him, As for me, this is my covenant with you:

You will be the father of many nations.

"No longer will you be called Abram, your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.'" -- Genesis 17:1-5



What's in a name? According to God... EVERYTHING !!!





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 List of Biblical Names and their Meaning


Aaron

Biblical Name Means: (Light-Bringer) - He was the eldest son of Amram and Jochebed. This made him the brother of Moses and Miriam. He would become Moses spokesman to the people. Eventually he would be commissioned as a deliver of Israel. He was the first high priest of Israel. Known for making the mistake of giving in to the people, in which he made them a secular object of worship; known as the golden calf.



Abaddon

Biblical Name Means: (Destruction / Ruin) - He is known as the "Angel of Destruction" who rules the "bottomless pit." This angel is known to rule the infernal regions; and wreak havoc on the earth.



Abagtha

Biblical Name Means: (God-given) - He was one of seven eunuchs, or chamberlains that served in the court of the Persian king Ahasuerus.



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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.



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Caesar

Biblical Name Means: (severed) - This is the surname that's given to Roman emperors that reigned after Julius Caesar. As for this name and its connection to the Sacred Scriptures, we find it in reference to Augustus, Nero, Claudius and Tiberius.


Caiaphas

Biblical Name Means: (beautiful) - He was the high priest that belong to the sect of the Sadducees. He also served as high priest during the days of Jesus Christ's earthly ministry, which was during the reign of Tiberius. He married the daughter of a former high priest, who went by the name Annas. He was present and weighed in against Jesus, while the council decided if Jesus should be put to death.



Cain

Biblical Name Means: (spear) - He was the first born son of Adam and Eve. Cain was very skillful when it came to husbandry. He would become jealous and envious, when it came to the favor that his brother had earned through his obedience with the Almighty. Because of his ill feelings towards Abel, Cain rose up and killed his brother. Because of his vindictive and wicked actions, God confronted him, in which, Cain became defiant more so, and because of this, God marked him on his head and banished him from the land.



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Dagon


Biblical Name Means: (little fish) - This was the name of the false fish-god that the Philistines worshiped. This false idol had the head and hands of a man, and the rest of the body took on the image of a fish. Temples were built mainly in the cities of Gaza and Ashod.


Dalphon

Biblical Name Means: (dripping) - He was one of ten sons that was born unto Mordecai's enemy back in the days of Esther -- Haman the vizier, who served under the Persian king Xerxes.


Damaris

Biblical Name Means: (heifer) - She was an Athenian woman who was converted to Christianity by Paul the apostle: "However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them." <i>(Acts 17:34)</i>


Dan

Biblical Name Means: (judge) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Jacob and Bilhah (Rachel's handmaiden). He would be Bilhah's first and Jacob's fifth.


Daniel

Biblical Name Means: (God is my judge) - He was a great prophet that served in the Babylon kingdom during Israel's captivity. He was taken captive during Nebuchadnezzar's first siege against the Holy City Jerusalem. He was of noble birth that came from the tribe of Judah. He ascended to the third most powerful position from within the Babylonian kingdom. He was also the author of the prophetic Book of Daniel


Darda

Biblical Name Means: (pearl of knowledge) - He was a great wise man or sage that was known for his gift of wisdom, but eventually he would be surpassed, when it came to this gift of wisdom, by David's son -- king Solomon.


Darius

Biblical Name Means: (he who upholds the good) - He was a governor of Persia during Daniels ministry.


David

Biblical Name Means: (Hero) - While king Saul was still in power, he was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel. He had once killed a bear and a lion and would later kill the Philistines greatest champion, Goliath. He would become a great and celebrated war commander within Saul's army. He would later succeed Saul as the new Israel King, in which he was the greatest King in their history. David is the only King in the Bible to be called and recognized as King by the one true God.


Deborah

Biblical Name Means: (bee) - Before there were kings there were judges which she was. She was also known as a prophetess who helped Barak defeat the Canaanites.

Note: There were only two people out of who held the position of a judge that were also called prophets. She was one and Samuel was the other.


Doeg

Biblical Name Means: (fearful) - He was an Edomite that was king Saul's chief herdsman. He was present when David had met with Ahimelech the high priest of Nob. He would later through the orders of king Saul, strike down eighty-five temple priest of Nob that represent the one true God.


Eglon

Biblical Name Means: (calf-like) - He was the Moabite king who overthrew Israel in which he ruled for eighteen years. He would later be assassinated by Ehud, a left-handed man who was the son of Gera the Benjamite.


Ehud

Biblical Name Means: (God of praise) - He was the son of Gera the Benjamite. He was also left-handed, I only mention this because the Bible had but such a great emphasis on it. Ehud held the office as a judge who God used to kill a Eglon the king of Moab.


Eleazer

Biblical Name Means: (God has helped) - He was the son of Aaron, who became the second high priest of Israel after his father had died.


Eli

Biblical Name Means: (uplifted) - He was Israel first high priest after they had crossed the river Jordan.


Eliezer

Biblical Name Means: (help of God) - He was from Damascus who worked for Abraham's as a faithful servant who was elected to inherit Abraham's estate.


Elihu

Biblical Name Means: (he is my God) - He was the son of Barakel the Buzite. He was a very young preacher who insinuated to Job that his afflictions could be apart of God's teaching process. <b>Note:</b> His words were never condemned by God.


Elijah

Biblical Name Means: (my Lord is Jehovah) - He was a Tishbite that came from Tishbe that's located in Gilead. This is a region that is east of the Jordan river, that was allotted to the tribes of Reuben and Gad. He was perhaps the most famous of the non-writing prophets.


Elisha

Biblical Name Means: (God is salvation) - He became the successor to Elijah. He was perhaps the second most famous of the non-writing prophets.


Elymas

Biblical Name Means: (a wise man) - 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 Bar-Jesus.


Enoch

Biblical Name Means: (dedicated) - He was the first human to be recorded that did not die a physical death. He was also the father of Methuselah, who was recorded as the longest living human who died when he was 969 years old. After Methuselah died, then came the "Great Flood" that God used to punish and cleanse humanity.


Esau

Biblical Name Means: (already made / hairy / shaggy) - Was a great hunter and the founder of the Edom nation. He was also the oldest twin brother of Jacob and son to Isaac and Rebekah. He gave away his birthright to the Abrahamic Covenant for a bowl of red stew.


Esther

Biblical Meaning of Name: (star) - She was a very beautiful Hebrew queen of Persia who God used to help save the Jews from destruction.


Eve

Biblical Meaning of Name: (life) - She was the first female created and wife to Adam. She made the mistake of trying to debate Satan and lost. Satan then used her to get to Adam that ended up causing the fall of humanity. Which caused her to be banished from the Garden of Eden along with her husband.


Ezekiel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the strength of God) - He was one of three prophets who also held the position of a priest - The other two were Jeremiah and Zechariah. His ministry took place for over two decades during the captivity period of Babylon.


Ezra

Biblical Meaning of Name: (help) - He was a famous Hebrew scholar who was also a very knowledgeable expert scribe who was commissioned by king Artaxerxes to teach the statutes of the Mosaic Law to the people in Israel.


Felix

Biblical Meaning of Name: (prosperous) - He was a high ranking Roman official that had been appointed to office by the emperor Claudius. Felix was an evil and cruel ruler. He was the one who placed the apostle Paul in prison for two years. After Porcius Festus had replaced the infamous ruler, Felix was found guilty of cruelty and corruption during his time of serving the Roman Empire by the Jews in Caesarea. He was fortunate, that his brother Pallas and the emperor Nero had intervene on his behalf and spared him from his convicted crimes.


Festus

Biblical Meaning of Name: (joyful) - He was known as "Porcius Festus" and he was the one who succeeded Felix, when it came to ruling over the province of Judea. Festus was immediately placed in the middle of the conflict between Paul and the Sanhedrin. After Festus had reviewed the case against Paul, he decided that this was more of a religious matter, than it was a political one, and so therefore, sent the apostle to be tried before the Sanhedrin instead of the Roman tribunal.


Gabbai

Biblical Meaning of Name: (my back) - He was one of the head tribal leaders from the tribe of Benjamin after the Jews were released from their Babylonian captivity, after Cyrus the Great had taken the Babylonian city.


Gabriel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (warrior of God) - This was the name of an angel that was sent down to explain Daniel's vision of the ram and the he- goat. This angel also told Daniel about the meaning of the "seventy weeks period." This same angel; also did the birth announcements of John the Baptist and the Messiah -- Jesus Christ.


Gad

Biblical Meaning of Name: (troop / fortune) Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was also the son of Jacob and Zilpah (Leah's handmaiden). He would be Zilpah's first born son and Jacob's seventh.


Gaddi

Biblical Meaning of Name: (my fortune) - He was the son of Susi and a tribal leader of Manasseh. He was also one of the twelve scouts or spies that Moses had sent to survey the land of Canaan.


Gedaliah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God is great) - He was appointed by Nebuchadnezzar the new king of Babylon, to be the governor of Judah. This event happen after Nebuchadnezzar had capture Babylon.


Gideon

Biblical Name Means: (hewer or lumberjack) - He was one of the twelve Judges who looked over Israel. He was also commissioned by God to defeat the Midianites. Perhaps one of the most memorable events in the Bible is where he defeated 135,000 Midiante troops with just 300 men with the help from the Lord.


Gomer

Biblical Meaning of Name: (ember) - She was the adulterous wife to the prophet Hosea. She was the daughter of Diblaim who would later bore Hosea three children, Jezreel (first born son), Lo-Ruhamah (daughter), and Lo-Ammi (youngest son).


Habakkuk

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the embracer) - He was a prophet who questioned God's approach, when dealing with the wicked nation of Judah. When God responded by letting him know that he will allow the Babylonians to put the people of Judah in captivity.

Habakkuk had a problem with this, because he could not understand how a holy God could use such a ruthless nation to punish people who were more righteous than they. He also wrote the book of Habakkuk, it's there you will find his recorded account.


Hadad

Biblical Meaning of Name: (mighty, brave) - Was the son of Bedad, who would eventually become the king of the Edomites by being the successor of Husham. Hadad was also the king that had defeated the Midianites.


Haggi

Biblical Meaning of Name: (fest or festival ) - He was a prophet who wrote the book "Haggi." God also used him to deliver the first message to the exiles after they returned back to Palestine after being in captivity within Babylon. This happen after Babylon fell to the invading armies that were lead by Cyrus the Great.

After executing the king Belshazzar; he placed his General, Darius the Mede as the new king of Babylon. Within his first year as king, Darius signed a decree which freed the Jews and allowed them to return back home and build their temple in Jerusalem.


Ham

Biblical Meaning of Name: (hot) - He was Noah's second born son and father to Canaan. Because of their immoral actions towards Noah, Ham and his son Canaan would be cursed.


Hanani

Biblical Meaning of Name: (gracious) - Was the brother of Nehemiah who survived the captivity stage in Judah. He also became the keeper of the gates that were part of the rebuilt Jerusalem.


Hananiah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the Lord is gracious) - He was a false prophet during the reign of king Zedekiah. He was the son of Azzur the Gibeonite who was later rebuked for his false prophecies by the prophet Jeremiah.


Hannah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (Grace) - She was one of two wives who was married to a man name, Elkanah. He had another wife who name was Peninnah. Peninnah was able to have son's and daughters and Hannah was not able to have kids. She would be teased by Peninnah because of this, which made her weep quite often year after year.

One day she had went to the temple like she always had done, and prayed that the Lord will remember His servant and bless her with a son. She promise that she will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, and promise never to cut his hair. One night when Elkanah laid with Hannah whom he loved very much, God remember Hannah and blessed her with a child. She named this child Samuel, who became a mighty prophet for the Lord.


Hanun

Biblical Meaning of Name: (gracious) - He was the son of Nahash who would later become king of the Ammonites after his father had passed away. Before he had died, king Nahash had shown great kindness to David and his men. So out of respect, David would express his sympathy by sending some officials to pay respects. But Hanun would humiliate David's officials by cutting off half their beards and cutting their lower garments in half which revealed their buttocks.


Hazael

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God sees) - He was anointed king over Aram (Syria) by the prophet Elijah. Because of their sins, God would allow the Syrian king to be the oppressor over Israel for quite some time.


Hezekiah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (strength of God) - He was the son of Ahaz king of Judah, who became a king himself. He was perhaps the second most successful king (southern) Judah ever had, Josiah was by far the most successful. He reigned for twenty-nine years and became the richest of all the kings, that ever reigned in Judah.

God used Isaiah the prophet to supernaturally heal Hezekiah when he was at the point of death from an illness he had developed. Because Hezekiah turned his face to the wall praying and worshiped while showing great humility towards God, he had fifteen more years added to his life. Therefore he was the only human who had a promise from God, that he will live to see tomorrow for the next fifteen years.



Hilkiah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God's portion) - He was a high priest who served during the reign of king Josiah. He was also the priest who discovered the Law of Moses, which was located in a temple that they were repairing.



Hosea

Biblical Meaning of Name: (salvation) - He was a prophet that God used in Israel, around 770-725 B.C. He is also the author of the book "Hosea."


Huldah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (weasel) - She was a prophetess who was the wife of Shallum. She lived in Jerusalem the Second District. She served during the reign of king Josiah.


Hur

Biblical Meaning of Name: (noble) - He was a helper to Moses, who with Aaron helped to hold up Moses hands as Joshua lead Israel against the Amalekites. Moses had to keep his hands raised if Joshua had any chance of defeating the Amalekites. Because of Aaron and Hur; helping Moses to keep his hands raised, Joshua was able to defeat the Amalekites.


Hushai

Biblical Meaning of Name: (my brother's gift) - He was a Arkite who worked as a spy for King David, while the King and his son was at war. He was placed in Absalom (David's son) court as an adviser; so he could try to confuse and frustrate Absalom when it came to how he would attack his father.


Immanuel or Emmanuel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God with us) - Is the name of our precious Saviour Jesus Christ. He came down as an living example on how we should live our lives within His awesome creation. He took on the burden of our sins and paid the price for our redemption. He rose on the third day after his death and came back in his new resurrected body proving to us that there is spiritual life after physical death. He is the true promised Messiah and the only way to our eternal salvation.


Isaac

Biblical Meaning of Name: (laughter) - He was the first born unto Abraham who was offered up as a brunt sacrifice unto God. This was because God decided to test Abraham faith, by asking him to sacrifice his one and only son that he had with Sarah, who up to that point could not bear children.


Isaiah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God's Salvation) - He was a prophet of the Southern Kingdom of Judah. His ministry was during the reigns of kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. He was eventually executed by king Manasseh, by being sawed in half. Isaiah was a great prophet and the author of the Book of Isaiah, Life of Uzziah, and the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.


Ishbosheth

Biblical Meaning of Name: (man of shame) - He was the son of king Saul and after his father died, he was anointed king by Abner the commander of Saul's army. He was forty years old when this happen and he reigned over Israel for two years.


Ishmael

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God hears) - He was the oldest son of Abraham and Hagar. He would later be thrown out with his mother because of the conflict they were having with Sarah and Isaac. Eventually he would become the founder of the Arabian tribes.


Israel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (a prince with God) - He is also known as Jacob the son of Isaac and the twin brother of Esau. After an all night wrestling match with the angel of the Lord, Jacob would be blessed with God changing his name. For his name Jacob, meant that he was a deceiver. But the name Israel now signifies that he is a prince with God.


Issachar

Biblical Name Means: (he brings wages) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the ninth born unto Jacob and Leah.


Ithamar

Biblical Meaning of Name: (island of the palm tree) - He was the youngest of three boys that were born unto Aaron. He was also entrusted with the managing of the monies of the tabernacle, as well as the regular duties that came with the job of being a priest.


Ittai

Biblical Meaning of Name: (with me) - He was one of the six-hundred Philistine soldiers that supported David against his son Absalom.


Jabin

Biblical Name Means: (he understands) - He was the king of Hazor who would later be defeated by Joshua at the Waters of Merom. He would retreat and flee back to his kingdom and for his life. Joshua would overtake the kingdom of Hazor and it was there that Joshua would end the kings life.


Jacob

Biblical Meaning of Name: (Supplanter / deceiver / heel catcher) - He was the youngest twin brother of Esau and son to Isaac and Rebekah. Was a shepherd who became one of the three patriarchs of the Israel nation. He was the father of the twelve tribes of Israel.


Jael

Biblical Name Means: (deer) - She was the wife of Heber who was the head of the tribe of Gad. She ended up being the one that killed Sisera who was Captain of the Canaanitish army that was defeated by Barak.


Japheth

Biblical Meaning of Name: (he enlarges) - He was the third son that was born unto Noah, who along with his father and six others were preserved by the 'Great Flood'


Jeduthun

Biblical Name Means: (praiseworthy) - He was also called Ethan who was a musician that David called to be over the music of praise for the Temple.


Jehoiada

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the Lord knows) - He was a high priest who helped hide the young prince Joash from queen Athaliah. After queen Athaliah had found out that her son Ahaziah had died, she vowed to destroy the entire royal family.


Jehoiakim

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God establish) – His name was Eliakim, and he was the second born son king Josiah. After his father was killed by Pharaoh Neco the king of Egypt, Neco changed his name to Jehoiakim and made him the new king of Judah.


Jehoram

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God is exalted) – He was the son of king Jehoshaphat and he began his eight year reign at the eight of thirty two. He walked in the evil and sinful ways of the past Israel kings. He also married Athaliah; she was the daughter of the wicked Israel royal family Ahab and Jezebel.


Jehoshaphat

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God has judged) - He was the son of Asa the king of Judah. He succeeded his father as king during the days of Jehu, after he had reign over Judah for forty one years. He walked in the ways of his forefather David and had to be rebuked by the prophet Jehu for his compromising ways.


Jephthah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (to be set free) - He was the son of Gilead and a mighty warrior. However, his mother was a prostitute so therefore he was illegitimate. His half-brothers would drive him away from his homeland because of it when he got older. He would make a great reputation for himself while he settled in the land of Tob. He would later become a Judge over Israel in which he led them for six years.


Jeremiah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (whom the Lord has appointed) - He was a prophet would ministry would last for over forty years. He would gain the reputation of being called the, 'weeping prophet,' and he was the author of the Biblical books - Jeremiah & Lamentations.

His message dealt with judgment, which made him unpopular and his life was constantly in danger, because of it. His ministry extended past the fall of Jerusalem (The Captivity Stage), in which his prophecies would foretell of many great things that were to come, which concerned the city, the Israelites and beyond. His prophecies foretold the return from captivity, the new covenant, and the return of the Messiah (Jesus Christ).


Jeroboam

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the people increased) – He was in charge of king Solomon’s entire labor force. After the death of Solomon, God had divided the House of David into two separate northern and southern kingdoms, he became the first anointed king over the Northern Kingdom (Israel)


Jesse

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the Lord is) - He was the father of eight sons with one of them being David. The Lord would instruct the prophet Samuel to go to Bethlehem and anoint the next king of Israel. His journey would lead him to the house of Jesse.


Jethro

Biblical Meaning of Name: (excellance) - He was a priest of Midian who had seven daughters. He would also be known by the names of Raguel or Reuel. Moses would end up marring his daughter Zipporah, in which he stayed with them for a period of forty years after he had fled Egypt for killing an Egyptian guard.


Jezebel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (chaste) – She was the daughter of Ethbaal and the wicked Queen that reigned over the Northern Kingdom (Israel) along with her husband king Ahab. She persecuted God’s prophets and once vowed to have the prophet Elijah killed within a twenty-four hour period.


Joab

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God his father) – He was the son of Zeruiah (David’s brother-in-law) and the commander of David’s army. He defeated and killed Abner son of Ner who was the commander of Saul’s army. He also defeated the Jebusites, Edomites and the Ammonites.


Jochebed

Biblical Meaning of Name: (the Lord is glory) - She was an ancestor of Levi and the wife of Amram. She was also the mother of Moses, Aaron and Miriam. This was after the days of Joseph, in which a new Pharaoh had came to power. This Pharaoh did not know of Joseph and became jealous of the Israelites vast population. He would put forth the orders to have every Hebrew boy that was born, to be thrown in the Nile River.


Joseph

Biblical Meaning of Name: (adding) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Jacob and Rachel. He was Rachel's first but the eleventh son to be born unto Jacob. He would become Jacob's favorite son, in which his father had given him a coat of many colors. His brothers would become jealous of him and plotted to kill him, but instead sold him into slavery. Joseph would eventually
become the second highest ranking official in the land of Egypt, the land that he was once a prisoner of.


Judah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (praise) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the fourth born unto Jacob and Leah. His tribe would be the one that Jesus Christ would eventually come from. He was the one who stepped in to keep his brothers from killing Joseph who was also their brother.


Kadmiel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God is the Ancient One) - He was a Levite that was a descendant of Hodaviah. He was head of one of the exiled tribes that return back from the captivity of the Babylonians; to go back to their homeland with Zerubbabel.


Kallai

Biblical Meaning of Name: (swift servant of God) - He was a priest that represented the Sallai family household. He was also amongst the exiled tribes that returned back to Jerusalem from the captivity of the Babylonians; along with Zerubbabel.


Kareah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (bald) - He was a Israelite that had two sons which were named (Johanan and Jonathan). They backed Gedaliah at Mizpah after the fall of Jerusalem.


Kedar

Biblical Meaning of Name: (blackness) - He was the second born son unto Ishmael (Abraham's oldest son). Kedar was perhaps the forefather of the great Arabian tribe that went by the same name. The tribe of Kedar was found to have settled in the northwest region of the peninsula and near the confines of Palestine.


Kedemah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (original) - He was the youngest son that was born unto Ishmael, who would too, become a forefather of one of the great twelve Arabian tribes that descendant from their patriarch "Ishmael."


Korah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (baldness) - He was the son of Izhar who was jealous of Moses. He rallied two hundred and fifty well known Israelite community leaders to stand with him and to speak against Moses. Because of his actions, he, along with the two hundred and fifty would be swallowed up by the earth.


Laban

Biblical Meaning of Name: (white) - He was the son of Bethuel and the brother to Abraham's wife, Rebekah. Because of his two daughters, Leah and Rachel, he ends up being the father-in-law to Jacob, whom the two women ended up marrying.


Lamech

Biblical Meaning of Name: (strong) - He was the son of the longest living recorded person in the Bible, Methushael. He was married to Adah and Zillah and would become the second recorded murderer, behind Cain.


Leah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (gazelle) - Was the oldest daughter of Laban. She was used by her father to trick the Israel patriarch Jacob into working for him an additional seven years, in order for Jacob to receive his true love Rachel in marriage. She was the mother to six of the founders that made up the twelve tribes of Israel (Reuben - Simeon - Levi - Judah - Issachar - Zebulun). She was also the mother to Jacob's only recorded daughter Dinah.


Levi

Biblical Meaning of Name: (joined) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. His tribe would be the one that would eventually produce the priest of the Israel nation. He was the third born unto Jacob and Leah. He avenges the rape of his sister Dinah along with his brother Simeon by attacking the predators which were called the Shechemites.


Leviathan

Biblical Meaning of Name: (twisted, coiled) - Was a very large serpent, or sea monster, or perhaps a dragon.


Manasseh

Biblical Meaning of Name: (forgetting) - He would become king of Judah after his father Hezekiah had died. Early in his life, he would not be a God fearing man like his father was, for he rebuilt the Baal altars that his father had destroyed before him. But later on God had given him a second chance and by doing so, this would lead to one of the greatest conversion testimonies within the bible. He would reign in Jerusalem for fifty five years.


Merodach

Biblical Meaning of Name: (thy rebellion) - Was a god, or should I say; a chief deity that was worshiped by the Babylonians. He would later be referred to as "Bel"


Mesha

Biblical Meaning of Name: (freed) - He was the Moabite king that rebelled against Israel after their king, Ahab had passed away.


Micah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (Who is like the Lord) - He was a prophet during the days of, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah. He came from the town of Moresheth Gath, and was the only prophet who had foretold the birthplace of the true Messiah -- (Jesus Christ)


Michal

Biblical Meaning of Name: (Who is like God) - She was the youngest daughter of the first king of Israel, Saul. He would hand her over to David after had had killed the Philistine giant, Goliath. She would become David's first wife.


Milcom

Biblical Meaning of Name: (great king) - He was the chief deity of the Ammonites and perhaps to the Moabites as well.


Molech

Biblical Meaning of Name: (king) - He was the god, or the national deity of the Ammonites that required human sacrifice, preferably children. The wives of Solomon had also worshiped this god, and because of this, Solomon had built a temple for this false deity within the city of Jerusalem.


Moses

Biblical Meaning of Name: (to draw out) - He was the son of Amram who came from the tribe of the Levites. He was also the author of the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) also known as the "Pentateuch." He was called by God while he dwelled in the land of Midian through the use of a "burning bush" that was located at the Mountain of Horeb. Called would call Moses and use him to deliever the Hebrew people from out of the hands of the Egyptians.


Nabal

Biblical Meaning of Name: (Fool) - Was a evil and wealthy man who was married to a very intelligent and beautiful woman called Abigail. He had insulted David the General (He was not yet King of Israel) when David had sent word that he wanted some type of favor from Nabal, being that he was kind to Nabal's shepherds while they were out in the field.

Now after being insulted by this man, David was planning on killing Nabal and every man that was in his camp. But Abigail went out to meet David with a load of food supplies that she was giving to him for his kindness to her husband shepherds. David was impress and pleased with Abigail, so therefore he decided not to shed any blood within Nabal's camp. About ten days later the Lord struck Nabal dead; and when David heard this he sent for Abigail asking her to be his wife, and she agreed.


Nahash

Biblical Meaning of Name: (serpent) - He was the Ammonite king that was defeated by king Saul after he had besieged the city of Jabesh Gilead.


Naphtali

Biblical Meaning of Name: (wrestling) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Jacob and Bilhah (Rachel's handmaiden). He would be Bilhah's second and Jacob's sixth.


Pashhur

Biblical Meaning of Name: (freedom) - He was the son of Immer and the chief priest in the temple of the Lord during the days of Jeremiah the prophet. He had the prophet beaten for prophesying and placed in the stocks at the Upper gate of Benjamin.


Rab-shakeh

Biblical Meaning of Name: (chief cupbearer) - He was an Assyrian field officer that was sent by Sennacherib to deliver a message to king Hezekiah. He would be accompanied with the supreme commander and the chief officer along with a large army.


Rachel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (a sheep) - Was the youngest daughter to Laban and a shepherdess. Her father used her to trick the patriarch Jacob into working an additional seven years for the rights to marry her. She was the mother to two of the founders that made up the twelve tribes of Israel (Joseph - Benjamin).


Rehoboam

Biblical Meaning of Name: (increase of the nation) - He was the son of Solomon who took over the throne after his Father had passed. With him at the throne, Israel decides to rebel against the new king of Judah.


Reuben

Biblical Meaning of Name: (see, a son) - Was one of the tribal founders to the
twelve tribes of Israel. He was the oldest son to Jacob and
Leah who lost his birthright because he slept with one of
his father's concubines.



Sarah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (princess of a multitude) - She was once called Sarai. She also became the wife to the patriarch Abraham. She was the mother of Isaac (another patriarch to the Israel nation).


Sarai

Biblical Meaning of Name: (my lady) - She would later become known as Sarah. She was married to the patriarch Abraham. She was also the mother of Isaac (another patriarch to the Israel nation).


Saul

Biblical Meaning of Name: (loaned) - He was the son of the Benjamite Kish, who would become Israel's first king during the days of Samuel the prophet. He was tall, handsome and was without equal. God would instruct the prophet to anoint him king over his people, for He had heard their cry.


Shimei

Biblical Name Meaning: (famed) - He was the Benjamite, the son of Gera who threw stones and cursed King David and his officials as they approached the city of Bahurim. This was the city that Saul's family had come from, and with him being a member of that same family, he had a natural disdain for the King. All this had taken place during the rebellion against David that was lead by his son Absalom.


Sihon

Biblical Name Meaning: (swept away) - He was the Amorite king who refused Israel passage through his country during the great Exodus period. He would be defeated by Israel shortly after, at the place called Jahaz because of his refusal to let them pass.


Simeon

Biblical Name Meaning: (one who hears) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the second oldest son to Jacob and Leah. He avenges the rape of his sister Dinah along with his brother Levi by attacking the predators which were called the Shechemites.


Tammuz

Biblical Name Meaning: (sprout of life) - Was a prominent deity of the Sumerians and Phoenicians that was over the food and vegetation of the land.


Tobiah

Biblical Name Meaning: (goodness of the Lord) - Was an Ammonite official who joined with Sanballat when it came to Nehemiah rebuilding the wall efforts in Jerusalem.


Zaavan

Biblical Name Meaning: (troubled) - He was the son of Ezer who eventually became the chief of a group of cavemen that settled in the caves of Edom that were known as the Horites. He was also one of the dukes of Edom.


Zabad

Biblical Name Meaning: (endowed) - He was a Judean and the father of Ephlal and the grandfather of Obed.


Zabbai

Biblical Name Meaning: (flowing, pure) - He was the father of the one who helped Nehemiah in the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem, who went by the name "Baruch."


Zabbud

Biblical Name Meaning: (gift) - He was one of the exile's who was released by King Artaxerxes and by doing so, he returned from the captivity of the Babylonians, along with Ezra and many others.


Zabdi

Biblical Name Meaning: (endowment) - He was a Shiphmite who was one of David's officers and had control over his vineyards along with Shimei the Ramathite.


Zabdiel

Biblical Name Meaning: (God is my endowment) - He was the father of one of David's officers who went by the name Jashobeam. This officer was over the first division of twenty-four thousand soldiers during the first month.


Zabud

Biblical Name Meaning: (given) - He was given the position of being king Solomon's friend: this was an actual post that was titled as such. He was also a priest and the son of Nathan.


Zebulun

Biblical Name Meaning: (dwelling) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the tenth son born unto Jacob and Leah.


Zeresh

Biblical Name Meaning: (gold) - She was the wife of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite. She along with their close friends had persuaded Haman to have seventy-five foot gallows built in order to have the king pass hanging orders that were to be imposed on the Jew, Mordecai.



Zipporah



Biblical Name Meaning: (bird) - She was one of the daughters to Reuel the priest of Midian. She was also the wife to Moses and they were married while he dwelled within the land of Midian. They had two children who were named Gershom and Eliezer.













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