|Watch the spelling! Many Old Testament names (Hebrew) are spelled differently in the New Testament (Greek), or in versions other than King James, or foreign languages.|
Jesus said: "These signs shall follow them that believe; in my name... Mark16:17 KJV
Love those Bible NAMES!
especially the 2 Jacobs - 2 Enochs - 2 Sauls - 2 Noahs (Numb26)..and how 'Seeing, hearing, joined, Praise" are connected to Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah; according to Genesis 29. ..and how the new testament KJV messes up the spelling of those OT names: Ezekias for Hezekia, Osee for Hosea, plus Elijah and Elisha get confused with Isaiah. ..and about the double names and surnames assigned to certain individuals -- is it any wonder that we're confused?
"Exalted Father" Gen17:5
Father of Many Nations
Both he and his wife Sarai get NEW NAMES, establishing an explicit Bible theme. Cp Rev2:17 Absalom "Father of Peace" 3rd son of David (with the huge head of hair, 2Sam14:6), who avenged his sister's rape, but then instigated rebellion against his own father. Adam "Blood of God" - In Hebrew the word "dam" means blood. Notice this isn't only a man's name because "he called THEIR name Adam", Gen5:2. Jesus is the second Adam, 1Cor15:47. Amalek "warlike" Ex17:8 A type or precept of Satan. Our first (and continual) adversary after leaving Egypt. Ex17:16. Azariah "JAH is strong" 28 persons w this name, none in NT. another name of Uzziah - 5 persons named Uzziah. (so maybe 33 all told*!?!) Balaam "foreigner" or pilgrim Known best for his donkey which spoke with man's tongue: Nu22. A prophet of cursed doctrine. 2Pet2:15, Jude ll Baruch
3 w this name
"blessed" The scribe of Jeremiah, 36:4, who read his words to the people when Jeremiah couldn't. Benaiah "JAH is Intelligent" -
Young's Concordance lists 12 men by this name
Benaiah 'son of Jehoida' the best known as leader of the "3rd Course", 1Chr27:5, and among the "thirty mighty men" of David. Benjamin "Son of the Right Hand" Gen35:18 The second son of Rachel, and full-brother of Joseph. Scarcity of wives for this tribe the subject in Judges21. Bethlehem "House of bread" Jesus is the True Bread, born in "the house of bread" - Also the Lamb of God, born in a barn. Bethel "House of God" Because "EL" in Hebrew means God - Think short for Elohim(plural version for God). Boaz "fleetness" (Booz in Mt1:5) Redeemer-husband-farmer in the Book of Ruth. Cain "acquisition" A mark was put on this firstborn - Was it 666? Gen4:15 He was "of that wicked one" (Satan), 1Jn3:12. A pattern leading to why the first-born must be "born-again". John3:7 CALEB
Agreed with Joshua, Mt18:19
This father and daughter are clearly self-starters and achievers.
He asked for the Mountain, Josh 14:12, and his daughter Achsah asked for the Springs. Judg 1:15. Joshua and Caleb were the TWO who lived to cross Jordan. Cp Anna and Simeon: Lk2:25,36 David "Beloved" in Hebrew The "sure mercies of David" Isa55:3, Acts13:34. Click HERE to read more about his wives and children. Eli "Jah is high", 1Sam2:12
"My God" Mt27:46
This Godly priest had two (2) wicked sons: Hophni & Phinehas, as were Nadab & Abihu of Lev10:1. Eliezer "God is Help", Ex18:4 Eleven! with this name (like Joseph), from Abraham's servant and son of Moses to the last in Lk3 genealogy. Eleazar (with "ea" is a son of High Priest Aaron) Elijah "God is Jehovah" - spelled 'Elias' in N.T. Elijah calls down Fire, and PROVED who was the real God at Mount Carmel. 1Kings18. More Elisha "God of Supplication" - spelled 'Eliseus' in N.T. In contrast to Elijah, he "delegates" authority and works in WATER. Poem Enoch "Teacher" Two named this as well as the first city, Gen4:17. The Enoch 7th from Adam was a prophet. Jude 14. Ephraim "Fruitful in the land of my affliction" Gen41:52 The 2nd born of Joseph - adopted into the 12 tribes, and became another name for the Northern kingdom of Israel. A type of "Gentiles" Rom2:9. Esau
A "firstborn", the older twin of Jacob. Gen25:24. Descendants known as Edom or Edomites. 25:30 Eve "Mother of the Living", Gen4:3 (Adam spoke it) Ruling out, in my opinion, the fanciful notion that other couples may have been created similarly in other locations. Gabriel "God is mighty"
A messenger angel: Mentioned only in Daniel 8,9 and Luke 1,2. Nothing about blowing a horn. Gideon "Great warrior", Judges 7:1
His other name 'Jerubbaal' means "Let Baal plead"
He named his altar 'Jehovah-Shalom' (Peace) after example of Jehovah-Jireh (Provider) by Abraham and Jehovah Nissi (Banner) by Moses. Poem Haman "Celebrated"
In the Book of Esther, he plotted to destroy the Jews, but was outsmarted by Esther and Mordecai. Ichabod "The glory of Israel has departed", 1Sam4:21 She named the baby this after the Ark of God had been captured by the Philistines. Israel
a 'new' name
"Led of God" or "Ruling with God". Gen32:28 - Also the 12 Tribes This was the name given Jacob after his wrestling match with the man, Gen32:24. An angel in Hosea 12:4 Jacob
Only two in Bible with this name..
Supplanter; to take the place of.. Gen27:36 - 27:12
Like in 'pinch-hitter'?
His twin, Esau, born first, and Jacob grabbed his heel. His name doesn't mean 'deceiver' as is sometimes taught, and he was loved by God in contrast to Esau. Malachi 1:2, Romans 9:13 The first Jacob, in Genesis, is well known, but the other in Matthew 1:16 is a mystery.. Jeconiah
"Jehovah will establish " This final King of Judah (in Jesus pedigree) is known by 3 names. Jeremiah calls him 'Coniah' in 22:24, and describes other important events in this young king's life and short reign, similar to the way Isaiah does for King Hezekiah. Jedidiah
Another name for Solomon
"Beloved of Jehovah"
Like "Theophilus" in Greek
God had given him the name Solomon, 1Chr22:9, so it was curious for Nathan to give him this second name, 2Sam12:25, but now we're building a "house" too. Jehoshaphat "Jah is Judge" Five persons named this, plus the Valley of Jehoshaphat, Joel 3:2. Best known is the King of Elisha's time who sent out the singers in advance. 2Chr20:20 JEHOVAH "The Existing One"
JHVH when vowels not included
It was a New Name(!) in Ex6:3, and a nickname "JAH" in Psalm68:4. Also known as the Tetragrammaton. Now our new-name is Jesus. Jerusalem "Possession of Peace"
Salem, Ariel, too
Not the opposite of war, but inner peace which comes from knowing Him; the God-breathed Word and Prince of Peace too. Jesus "Saviour"
Like Joshua in Hebrew
An acrostic name for J-E-S-U-S is "Just Exactly Suits Us Sinners".
Nothing more is known of the 'Jesus Justus' in Colossians 4:11
Jezebel "w/o cohabitation"
1K16-21, 2K9, Rev2:20
Spirit of Lesbianism, of control, in defiance of Truth (demonstrated by Elijah at Mt.Carmel.) Joab "JAH is Father"5 men by this name Son of David's sister Zeruiah is best known. He and two brothers Abishai and Asahel were among David's mighty-men. 2Sam2:18, 23:18. Joseph
11 w this name!
"The LORD will add a son", Gen30:24
Eleven w this name, like Eliezer
The Hebrews of the Old Testament understood this meaning to apply to Joseph's younger brother Benjamin. The New Testament reveals how it also applies to Mary's husband. Joshua aka Oshea, Jehoshua "Saviour"in Hebrew
Son of Nun! Theophany?
Same as Jesus in Greek.Heb 4:8 KJV margin
Joshua took over from Moses. See Numb13:16
Judah "Now will I praise the Lord", Gen29:35 He was the 4th son of Leah, who became the tribe that "went first" and then a kingdom and then a nation of Jews. - More? Had 5 sons; but it was Pharez who led to Christ. Ruth4:18 refers. Lamech
2 w this name.
The son of Methuselah died 5yrs. before the Flood, aged 777. The first Lamech (line of Cain) was a confessed murderer, and first to have two wives. Lazarus
2 w this name
"whom God helps" - G2976
-this name not found in OT
The beggar of Lk16, and the brother of Mary and Martha, John11, who was raised from the dead after 4 days in tomb. Both connected with 'afterlife' . The word Lazarus used 15 times in the NT. Leah "weak eyed"
Had 6 sons + 1 daughter.
A type of "Gentile second", or "next", but definitely "fruitful". She was NOT loved (chosen), and her sister Rachel was barren for many years, while Leah had 6 sons and 1 daughter. Lemuel "God is bright", Prov31:1,4 Thought to be name for author King Solomon. Manasseh
2 w this name
"Forget my toil, and father's house" Gen41:51 Joseph's firstborn became tribe with divided territory. A type of "Jew first". The other Manasseh was 'miracle' son of Hezekiah, 2Kings20:21. Melchizedek
"My King is Righteous"
This king-priest of Salem (thought to be short for Jerusalem) is a figure or type of Christ. Ps110:4. Messiah/Messias "annointed" (Christ) Twice in OT (with "h") and twice in NT (with "s"). Dan9:25,26 - John 1:41, 4:25 Methuselah Reportedly, "It will come when he is dead" Oldest man in the Bible at 969 yrs. of age, and he died the year of Noah's Flood (1656 AA) - whether by drowning, or of natural causes, isn't recorded. Michael "Who is like God?" Eleven with this name in the Bible: best known is prince of Daniel 12 and archangel of Jude 9 MOSES "Drawn from the water" Ex2:10 (from his tiny"ark") Leader of Old Covenant until succeeded by Joshua. Spiritual Water of Life, Rev22:1 Nathan or
Nathanael, John1:45 and 21:2
A son of David (Lk3:31), plus 'The Prophet of David', and a few others, some in 'family' or 'house'. None in NT except Nathanael, some think another name for Bartholomew. Noah - 2 with this name! "Comforter" Gen5:29
Daughter of Zelophehad(Nu26:33)
Noah's Ark a precept of salvation: for those drowning in the Sea of Life, Rev22. Other m/f name is Joanna, Lk3:27 Saul of Tarsus
The Old Testament Saul, with the son Jonathan, was also of the Tribe of Benjamin. The Apostle Paul got his new name after seeing that 'great light' on the Road to Damascus. Peter, Simon
Simon means "hearing" like Simeon
Peter means "stone", like Cephas in Syrian
Peter is one of nine(9) Simons in the Bible, and the Apostle who was the chief spokesman for the Twelve, but seemed to pass the mantle to Paul in Gal 2:8. He was called Cephas in John 1:42, and surnamed Peter by Jesus, Mk3:16. (His brother Andrew would be "Andrew Peter"!) hah. Rachel "Ewe" - female sheep
(To bear "The Lamb")
Jacob loved her first, but wound up married to her older sister. She's a type of Old Covenant first, followed by N.T. for 'fruitful' Gentiles. Rechabites "companionship" God directed this family to drink no wine, and live as nomads, Jer35:7, and they were obedient. Ruth "Friend" She and Boaz should have named their son Mahlon after her first husband, instead of Obed, according to the Law of Deut25. Food for thought? Samson "strong" or "distinguished" A Nazarite, Judg13:5, with a riddle and a secret, who was also a Judge. Poem The name of the Angel was a SECRET, too! Judg13:18. Samuel "asked of God" If we want the Holy Spirit, we must ASK! Mt7:11 Shelah or Selah "a petition" 2 w this name: 3rd son of Judah (promised to Tamar), and 3rd after Noah generation. Shiloh "Peaceful One"
Like Heb. shalom
Type of Christ, Gen49:10, and name of the city, Josh20:51, where Joshua awarded the inheritances to the twelve tribes of Israel. Simeon "Hearing" 2nd-born son of Leah, the one who was hostage awaiting the return of 'the beloved son'. In the N.T. he was the one whom the Holy Spirit said would not die till he had seen Christ. Lk2:25 Solomon
Shalom in Hebrew
Pet name "Lemuel" in Prov31:1, Another name "Jedidiah" given by Nathan in 2Sam12:25.
The 'wise' King Solomon was very rich, and had many wives, but only one son: Rehoboam.
The Angel of the Lord "He told Samson's father that his name was Secret or Wonderful The name "Wonderful" is assigned to Jesus in Isa9:6, and we know the literal explicit name of Jesus was a secret in the Old Testament. Zacchaeus "pure" A wealthy tax collector in Jericho, small in stature, who climbed a sycamore (fruit) tree in order to see Jesus passing by. Lk19:2 Zedekiah
5 w this name
"Jah is mighty" This final King of Judah had his eyes put out and was taken to Babylon. Jer52:11. His name had previously been Mattaniah, 2K24:17. Zelophehad
No sons, but 5 daughters: including one named Noah! Numb26:33 "Inheritance and marriage" the issue. Numb36:6
Now we are "heirs", Rom8:17 (Since Jesus died)
* Many of these meanings are found within the Bible text or in the margin of some versions, while others can be found in Young's Analytical or Strong's Exhaustive concordances. Only the most familiar are listed here because a complete listing would lose the trees among the forest.
Names are spelled differently in the Koran (Quran) which addresses many Biblical events. Moses is called "Musa" and Jesus is spelled "Isa" and Mary is "Marium". Click HERE or on the Koran link at the bottom of the home page to read their confused plagiarism and interpretation for yourself.
TWO NAMES: a first and last, or first and second, or first and surname -- Last names aren't used in the Old Testament, although Isaiah (44:5 & 45:4) speaks of them. The NEW name in the New Testament is JESUS! You don't get your new (last) name until you marry the Prince of Peace! One of the keys for this is from Exodus 6:3 where we learn how once-upon-a-time the name Jehovah was also a 'New Name'.
The first four sons of Leah were: REUBEN "Seeing", SIMEON "Hearing", LEVI "Joined", and JUDAH "Praise the Lord" -- Gen29 details. When our hearing and our seeing are joined together to understand the Scripture, then we'll Praise the Lord!
"If brethren dwell together and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her. And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel." Deut25:5,6.
Click here for other women's names.
1. But what if the brother is already married? 2. What if he's ugly or disgusting, and she doesn't want to marry him? 3. Are we talking full-brothers who live in the same house?"And if the man like not to takes his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, 'My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother'. Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say 'I like not to take her', then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, 'So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's house'. And his name shall be called in Israel, 'The house of him that hath his shoe loosed." Deut 25:7-10.The passage in Deuteronomy chapter 25 is puzzling to say the least -- why would the LAW want to perpetuate the name of a dead man? The redeemer and bridegroom Boaz refers to this and declares that he will "raise up the name", Ruth4:10, but they name the baby "Obed" instead of the name of Ruth's dead husband. Strange? In Genesis 38, prior to the Deut25 Law, the three sons of Judah, (Er, Onan, and Shelah) were married in turn to Tamar -- seemingly conforming even before the Law was written. A precept for us to study: 1Chr4:21, Matt22, and Rom2:14.A further anomaly concerns Ruth's 'kinsman' who "had his shoe loosed" in the process of Boaz marrying Ruth. Maybe he was already happily married and/or didn't want to take on another wife?
Where's the Logic? What does it mean?Only by recognizing the Trinity, and God as a husband, Isa54.5, and 3rd party of the Godhead, and not until Jesus died on the Cross, would the logic here make sense, like fitting the pieces of a puzzle together. When the Son died they were free to marry another! And if you aren't wearing the proper symbolic shoes, Eph6:15, they ought to be removed and you ought to be ashamed!
Just to entertain the brain, consider this record along with the case of Lot's daughters (in the pre-Law era) who apparently thought no other males remained alive, and desired children. "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression". Rom4:15
"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him (Jesus), and given him a name which is above every name". Phil 2:9 "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches..." Proverbs 22:1 Good names are like Mother Theresa and George Washington and Truth and Love and Caring.
What's In A Name?
Bad ones are like Hitler and Saddam and Cancer and Filth and Poverty.
The Hebrews had no way of knowing about the coming of the REAL son of the right-hand, Jesus, and (so I'm told) derived great humor from the record of the 700 south-paws (left-handed) men in that tribe, Judges 20:16, who could throw stones at a hair and not miss!
It was Joseph in Egypt who got the double portion, 1Chr5:1, "and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright" -- so instead of the generations being Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph (as they might have reckoned), the line of Christ came through Judah instead, and through David, and finally it was the virgin Mary who "let Him be formed in her" (Gal 4:19) after she had said "Be it unto me according to thy Word". Maybe we ought to follow her example?
The two (2) sons of Rachel (Joseph & Benjamin) are another example of "two that are one" -- similar to the two covenants (Old & New) and to the way Jesus could say "I and my Father are one", John 10:30.They both represent Jesus because the name 'Benjamin' means "Son of the Right hand" (which Jesus is now), and the name 'Joseph' means "The Lord will add a son" (which speaks of the virgin birth).
Now the Holy Spirit is seeking to find "wives" for Jesus, the Son of the Right Hand, just as Abraham sent his trusted servant (think Holy Spirit) to find a wife for Isaac.
The Lost Books! Several books are mentioned, or named, in the Bible, but not found among the sixty-six canonized books. GAD and NATHAN, 1Chr29:29, JASHER, Josh10:13, SHEMAIAH, 2Chr12:15, IDDO, 2Chr13:22, AHIJAH, 2Chr9:29, LAODICEA, Col 4:16. Naturally, we'd be continually on the lookout for these books (maybe someone would even endeavor to write them personally...) until our studies convinced us of the truth and finality of the sixty-six.
"Why do you call me Lord, Lord, but don't do what I say?", asked Jesus in Lk6:46. It's "Lord" in our English Bibles, but different in other languages.
German=Kaiser Spanish=El Señor Greek=Kurios Hebrew=Adonai Russian=Czar Ethiopian=Ras Navy=Admiral Texan=Boss
REPETITION: Who among us hears the voice of God in calling "Moses, Moses", Ex3:4, and "Samuel, Samuel", 1Sam3:10, and in saying "Martha, Martha", Lk10:41, and Saul, Saul, Acts9:4. Calling it twice, or repeating the name (Fig. of speech: repetition/redundancy for emphasis), and not forgetting the cry "Eli, Eli" from Jesus on the cross. Mt27:46.King David lamented the strange Oak-tree death of his son, Absalom, saying twice: "Absalom, my son, my son", after the two runners from Joab brought him the tragic news. 2Sam18:9."O earth, earth, earth, hear the Word of the Lord", Jer22:29
|Adam named Eve and the animals, Gen2:19 - God named the stars. Ps147:4.|
Last tweaked 21 July 2012 by Bob Smith.