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This list contains persons named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections.

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Abdeel

In Jeremiah 36:26, Abdeel (Ab'dē el) ("Servant of God"), father of Shelemiah, one of three men that were commanded by King Jehoiakim to seize the prophet Jeremiah and his secretary Baruch.[1] The Septuagint omits his name.[1]

Abdi

The name Abdi is probably an abbreviation of Obediah, meaning servant of YHWH, according to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.[2] Easton's Bible Encyclopedia, on the other hand, holds that it means my servant. The name "Abdi" appears three times in the Bible.

  1. 1 Chronicles 6:29.[3] "And on the left hand their brethren the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch."[4]
  2. 2 Chronicles 29:12. "Then the Levites arose, Mahath the son of Amasai, and Joel the son of Azariah, of the sons of the Kohathites; and of the sons of Merari, Kish the son of Abdi, and Azariah the son of Jehallelel; and of the Gershonites, Joah the son of Zimmah, and Eden the son of Joah."[4]
  3. Ezra 10:26. "And of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah."[4]

Abdon

Abdon is the name of four biblical individuals.

  1. An Abdon in the book of Judges: see the article Abdon (Judges).
  2. The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin, mentioned only in passing in genealogies (1 Chronicles 8:30, 9:36).
  3. Abdon the son of son of Micah. Josiah sent him, among others, to the prophetess Huldah, in order to discern the meaning of the recently rediscovered book of the law (2 Chronicles 34:20). He is referred to as Achbor in 2 Kings 22:12.
  4. Abdon son of Sashak. He is only mentioned as a name in a genealogy (1 Chronicles 8:23).[5]

Abijah

Abijah is the name of eight Biblical individuals. (See Abijah.)

Abiasaph

Abiasaph (meaning: "father of gathering", from abi, son, and asaph, to gather) was a son of Korah of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:24, born in Egypt.

Abiel

Abiel was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Abimael

In Genesis 10:28, Abimael is the ninth of the 13 sons of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. He is also mentioned in 1 Chronicles 1:22. Abimael means my father is God.

Abitub

See also: Ahitub

Abitub, meaning Father of goodness, was a Benjamite in the Old Testament (1 Chronicles 8:11).

Adbeel

In Genesis 25:13, Adbeel is the third of the 12 sons of Ishmael. Some scholars believe Adbeel to also be the name of a tribe in northwest Arabia.

Adah

Adah (Hebrew: עָדָה, Modern ʿAda Tiberian ʿĀḏāh ; "Ornament"/"Dawn") is the name of two women in the Book of Genesis:

The Order of the Eastern Star considers Adah also to be the name of the daughter of Jephthah, although the Bible does not name her.

Adalia

In Esther 9:8, Adalia is the fifth son of the Persian noble Haman. Adalia was slain along with his nine siblings in Susa.

Adina

In I Chronicles 11:42, Adina (lit. Slender) is listed as one of the "mighty men" of David's army. Adina was the son of a chief of the Reubenites named Shiza.

Admatha

In Ezra 1:14, Admatha is an advisor to Ahasuerus of Persia.

Aeneas

In Acts 9:33, Aeneas was a paralyzed man in Lydda cured by Saint Peter.

Aharhel

In 1 Chronicles 4:8, Aharhel is the son of Harum[disambiguation needed] of the tribe of Judah.

Ahasbai

Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, was the father of Eliphelet, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:34).

Ahilud

Ahilud is the father of Jehoshaphat, who serves as court recorder to David (2 Samuel 8:16) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:3). In 1 Kings 4:12, Ahilud is the father of Baana, an official in Solomon's court sent to gather provisions in Taanach and Megiddo, and Beth Shan.

Ahiram

Ahiram was a son of Benjamin according to Numbers 26:38.

Ahisamach

Ahisamach or Ahisamakh, also Ahis'amach (Hebrew: אחיסמך "brother of support"), of the tribe of Dan, was the father of Aholiab according to Exodus 31:6, Exodus 35:34, and Exodus 38:23.

Ahishar

Brother of song = singer, the officer who was “over the household” of Solomon (1 Kings 4:6).

Ajah

In Genesis 36:24 and 1 Chronicles 1:40, Ajah is a son of Zibeon. Ajah means hawk. Alternative spelling: Aiah.

Akan

In Genesis 36:27 Akan is a son of Ezer and grandson of Seir the Horite. In 1 Chronicles 1:42 he is called Jaakan.

Akkub

In Ezra 2:45, Akkub is the head of a family of Nethinim. In 1 Chronicles 3:24, Akkub is a son of Elionenai, descendant of Solomon living in the Kingdom of Judah around 420 BC. In 1 Chronicles 9:17, Ezra 2:42, and Nehemiah 7:45, Akkub is a Levite gatekeeper at the Temple in Jerusalem after the return from the Babylonian captivity.

Alvah

In Genesis 36:40, Alvah is a chief of Edom and a descendant of Esau. In 1 Chronicles 1:51 he is called Aliah.

Alvan

In Genesis 36:23, Alvan is the eldest son of Shobal and a descendant of Seir the Horite. In 1 Chronicles 1:40 he is called Alian.

Amasiah

In 2 Chronicles 17:16, Amasiah (meaning burden of Jehovah) was the son of Zichri, a captain under King Jehoshaphat.

Amminadib

A person mentioned in the Old Testament in Song of Solomon of Solomon&verse=6:12&src=! 6:12, whose chariots were famed for their swiftness. It is rendered in the margin “my willing people,” and in the Revised Version “my princely people.”

Ammizabad

Ammizabad was the son of Benaiah, who was the third and chief captain of the host under David (1 Chronicles 27:6).

Amzi

Amzi ('am-tsee') is a masculine Hebrew name meaning "my strength" or "strong." Two individuals with this name are mentioned in the Bible:

Anah

In the Book of Genesis, there are two men and one woman named Anah.

Aphiah

Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin, was an ancestor of King Saul and of his commander Abner. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Samuel 9)

Ard

Ard was the tenth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21. It is relatively unusual among Hebrew names for ending in a cluster of two consonants instead of as a segholate.

Areli

Areli was a son of Gad according to Genesis 46:16 and Numbers 26:17. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Arnan

Arnan was a descendant of David, father of Obadiah, and son of Rephaiah.

Arodi

Arodi or Arod was a son of Gad according to Genesis 46:16 and Numbers 26:17. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Arvadite

The Arvadite was one of the descendants/sons of Canaan, son of Ham according to Genesis 10:18.

Ashbel

Ashbel (meaning=flowing)[2] is the third of the ten sons of Benjamin named in Genesis. He founded the tribe of Ashbelites. 46:21.

Asriel

Asriel was a son of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:31, Joshua 17:2, and 1 Chronicles 7:14.

Assir

Assir was a son of Korah of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:24, born in Egypt. It was also the firstborn son of Jehoiachin, King of Judah.

Azzan

Azzan was the father of Paltiel, a prince of the Tribe of Issachar. (Num. 34:26).

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Baanah

Baanah the Netophathite was the father of Heleb, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:29, 1 Chronicles 11:30).

Baara

Baara was one of the three wives of Shaharaim, according to 1 Chronicles 8:8.

Barachel

Barachel was a Buzite, and was the father of Elihu, an antagonist of Job, according to Job 32:2.

Barzillai

Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim was 80 years old at the time of Absalom's revolt against King David. Barzillai supplied provisions for David's army at Mahanaim (2 Samuel 17:27-29). After the death of Absalom, Barzillai, being an old man, was unable to accompany the king back to Jerusalem, but brought Chimham to David for the return journey (2 Samuel 19:31-37).

Becher

Becher was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Bechorath

Bechorath, son of Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin, was an ancestor of King Saul and of his commander Abner. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Samuel 9)

Bela

Bela was the name of three individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Beriah

Beriah is the name of four different Biblical individuals:

Bigtha

Bigtha is one of the eunuchs who served King Xerxes in Esther 1:10.

Birsha

Birsha is the king of Gomorrah in Genesis 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.

Bukki

Bukki Prince of the tribe of Dan; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:22).

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Carmi

Carmi refers to two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Cabbon

A biblical place Joshua 15:40.

Chimham

Chimham accompanied King David to Gilgal after the death of Absalom. (2 Samuel 19:37-40)

Chislon

Chislon was the father of Elidad, a prince of the Tribe of Benjamin. (Num. 34:21)

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Dalphon

Dalphon was one of the ten sons of Haman, killed along with Haman by the Jews of Persia, according to Esther 9:7.

Delaiah

Deliah is the name of several Biblical persons:

  • Son of Shemaiah, and officer to King Jehoiakim of Judah. He was one of the officers present at the delivery of a scroll sent by Jeremiah, (Jer. 36:12) and one of those who asked the king not to burn the scroll. (ibid. 36:25)
  • Son of Elioenai, a descendant of the royal Davidic line through Jeconiah. (I Chr. 3:24)
  • The head of a family that came up from the Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel, that was unable to give its ancestral genealogy. (Ezr. 2:60, Neh. 7:62)
  • Son of Mehetabel and father of Shemaiah. (Neh. 6:10) He is probably identical to the previous entry.

Dibri

Dibri of the house of Dan was the father of Shelomith according to Leviticus 24:11. Shelomith's son was stoned to death for blasphemy.

Diklah

Diklah was a son of Joktan according to Genesis 10:27,1 Chronicles 1:21.

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Eglah

Eglah was one of David's wives and the mother of Ithream according to II Samuel 3:4.

Ehi

In Genesis 46:21, Ehi is the third son of Benjamin. In 1 Chronicles 8:1 he is called Ahahrah, and in Numbers 26:38 he is called Ahiram.

Eliasaph

Eliasaph was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Elidad

Elidad Prince of the tribe of Benjamin; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:21).

Elionenai

Elionenai was a descedant of David. He was the father of Akkub, and son of Neariah.

Elishama

Elishama was a son of Ammihud and a prince of the house of Ephraim according to Numbers 1:10.

Elisheba

Elisheba ("God is my oath", cognate to the name Elizabeth) is the wife of Aaron and sister-in-law of Moses. Her sons were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazer and Ithamar. (Exodus 6:23).

Elizaphan

Elizaphan Prince of the tribe of Zebulun; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:25).

Elizur

Elizur was a son of Shedeur and a prince of the House of Reuben according to Numbers 1:5.

Elon

Elon (Hebrew: אֵילֹן, Modern Elon Tiberian ʼÊlōn ; "Oak") was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Elzaphan

Elzaphan was a son of Uzziel of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:22, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses. He and Mishael were asked by Moses to carry away Nadab's and Abihu's bodies to a place outside the camp. (Leviticus 10:4). In the wilderness of Sinai he was named chief of the house of Kohath (Numbers 3:30).

Enoch

In Genesis 4:17-18, Enoch is the firstborn son of Cain and the father of Irad. Cain named the city of Enoch after his son.

Enan

Enan was a member of the house of Naphtali according to Numbers 1:15. He was the father of Ahira.

Ephod

Ephod was the father of Hanniel, a prince of the Tribe of Manasseh. (Num. 34:23).

Ephron

Ephron, son of Zohar, lived in Mamre among the children of Heth. He was the owner of the property that included the Cave of Machpelah, which he sold to Abraham for four hundred shekels of silver. (Genesis 23:8-17)

Eran

Eran was a son of Shuthelah of the Tribe of Ephraim according to Numbers 26:36.

Eri

In Genesis 46:16 Eri ("watchful") is the son of Gad. He was the progenitor of the Erites. (Numbers 26:16)

Ethiopian Eunuch

The 8th chapter of Acts of the Apostles relates the story of an 'Ethiopian, a eunuch, a man in power under Candace queen of the Ethiopians'. He had come to worship in Jerusalem and, while returning home in his chariot, was reading the book of the prophet Esaias. Philip was told by an angel of the Lord to approach and join him. The Ethiopian accepted Philip's offer to sit with him and explain the passage that he was reading, which he used as an opportunity to proclaim the Christian gospel. The man then, upon learning that the scripture he read spoke of a saviour who suffered vicariously, asked to receive baptism and 'went on his way rejoicing'.[6]

Evi

Evi was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Numbers 31:8 and Joshua 13:21.

Ezbon

Ezbon is the name of two people mentioned in the Bible:

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Gaddi

Gaddi, the son of Susi of the House of Manasseh, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:11.

Gaddiel

Gaddiel, the son of Sodi of the house of Zebulun, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:10.

Gamul

Gamul (Hebrew: גָמוּל‎; "rewarded" or "recompense") was head of the twentieth of twenty-four priestly divisions instituted by King David. (I Chr. 24:17)

Gemalli

Gemalli of the house of Dan was the father of Ammiel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:4.

Gera

In Genesis 46:21 Gera is the fourth of ten sons of Benjamin. He is the father of Shimei and Ehud.

Gera is also the name of two of the sons of Bela, making both nephews of the earlier Gera. (I Chronicles 8:3,5)

Gera is the father of Ehud, a "Benjamite, a man left-handed" - Judges, 3:15.

Geuel

Geuel, the son of Machi of the Tribe of Gad, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:16.

Gideoni

Gideoni was a member of the house of Benjamin according to Numbers 1:11. He was the father of Abidan.

Guni

Guni was a son of Naphtali according to Genesis 46:24 and Numbers 26:48. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

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Haggi

Haggi was a son of Gad according to Genesis 46:16 and Numbers 26:15. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Hakkoz

Hakkoz is the name of two or three Biblical individuals:

  • Head of the seventh of twenty-four priestly divisions created by King David. (I Chr. 24:10)
  • Head of a family of priests after the Babylonian exile. Unable to prove their lineage, the family lost its priesthood status. (Ezr. 2:61, Neh. 7:63)
  • Father of Uriah and grandfather of Meremoth, who assisted Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. (Neh. 3:4, 3:21) He is probably identical to the previous entry.

Hamor

Hamor was the father of Shechem. Shechem defiled Dinah according to Genesis 34

Hamul

Hamul was a son of Pharez of the Tribe of Judah according to Genesis 46:12 and Numbers 26:21. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Hananiah

Hananiah was a descendant of David, the father of Jeshaiah, and the son of Zerubbabel.

Hanniel

Hanniel Prince of the tribe of Manasseh; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:23).

Harim

Harim (Hebrew: חָרִם‎; "destroyed" or "dedicated to God") was the name of three Biblical patriarchs:

  • Head of the third of twenty-four priestly divisions instituted by King David. (I Chr. 24:8)
  • Head of a non-priestly family, with 320 members, which returned with Zerubbabel. (Ezr. 2:32, Neh. 7:35) Eight members of this family were found to have married gentile women, whom they divorced. (Ezr. 10:31) Harim's son Malchijah was one of those who helped repair the walls of Jerusalem, including the Tower of the Furnaces. (Neh. 3:11) His seal was on the renewed covenant with God made by the Babylonian returnees. (Neh. 10:28)
  • Head of a priestly family, with 1017 members, which returned with Zerubbabel. (Ezr. 2:39, Neh. 7:42) Five members of this family were found to have married gentile women, whom they divorced. (Ezr. 10:21) His seal was also on the renewed covenant. (Neh. 10:6) The head of his family at the time of the return was Adna. (Neh. 12:152)

Heber

Heber or Chéver (Hebrew: חֶבֶר / חָבֶר, Modern Ḥéver / Ḥáver Tiberian Ḥéḇer / Ḥāḇer ; "friend", "connected") is the grandson of the patriarch Asher mentioned at Genesis 46:17 and in Numbers 26:45. Heber probably should not be confused with the Eber who was Noah's descendant.

Helek

Helek was a son of Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:30 and Joshua 17:2.

Helon

Helon was a member of the house of Zebulun according to Numbers 1:9. He was the father of Eliab.

Hepher

Hepher was a son of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:32 and Joshua 17:2.

Hezron

Hezron or Hetzron (Hebrew: חֶצְרוֹן, Modern Ḥeẓron Tiberian Ḥeṣrôn ; "Enclosed") is the name of two men in Genesis.

Hobab

Hobab was Moses' brother-in-law (Numbers 10:29) or father-in-law (Judges 4:11).

In Judges 4:11, it says that Hobab is the Brother in law of Moses, as well as in Numbers 10:29 where it says, "And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel, the Midianite, Moses' Father in law."

Hori

Hori of the house of Simeon was the father of Shaphat, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:5.

Huppim

Huppim or Hupham was the ninth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.

Hushim

Hushim or Shuham was a son of Dan according to Genesis 46:23 and Numbers 26:42. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

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Igal

Igal, the son of Joseph of the house of Issachar, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:7.

Ikkesh

Ikkesh the Tekoite was the father of Ira, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:26, 1 Chronicles 11:28).

Irad

In Genesis 4:18, Irad is the son of Enoch, the grandson of Cain and the father of Mehujael.

Iscah

Iscah or Jesca (Jessica) was a daughter of Haran, sister of Lot and Milcah according to Genesis 11:29.

Ishui

Ishui was a son of Saul according to I Samuel 14:49.

Isui

Isui or Jesui was a son of Asher according to Genesis 46:17 and Numbers 26:44. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Ithream

Ithream was the son of David and Eglah, David's sixth son, according to II Samuel 3:5.

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Jabal

In Genesis 4:20 Jabal Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock.

Jahleel

Jahleel was a son of Zebulun according to Genesis 46:14 and Numbers 26:26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jahzeel

Jahzeel was a son of Naphtali according to Genesis 46:24 and Numbers 26:48. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jamin

Jamin was a son of Simeon according to Genesis 46:10, Exodus 6:15, and Numbers 26:12. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob. Jamin means right hand.

Jarha

Jarha was an Egyptian slave of Sheshan who was married to Sheshan's daughter according to 1 Chronicles 2:34-35.

Jeezer

Jeezer was a son of Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:30.

Jehoiarib

Jehoiarib ("God will contend") was the head of a family of priests, which was made the first of the twenty-four priestly divisions organized by King David. According to Seder Olam Zuta, he was one of the High Priests of Israel.(I Chr. 24:7) This family lived in Jerusalem. (I Chr. 9:10)

Preceded by
Joash
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Jehoshaphat

Jemuel

Jemuel was a son of Simeon according to Genesis 46:10, Exodus 6:15, and Numbers 26:12. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jerah

Jerah was a son of Joktan according to Genesis 10:26,1 Chronicles 1:20.

Jeshaiah

Jeshaiah was a descendant of David, the father of Rephaiah, and the son of Hananiah.

Jezer

Jezer was a son of Naphtali according to Genesis 46:24 and Numbers 26:49. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jimnah

Jimnah or Jimna was a son of Asher according to Genesis 46:17 and Numbers 26:44. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Joash

Joash, an Abiezrite of the Tribe of Manasseh, was the father of Gideon according to Judges 6 - 8.[7] His family was poor and lived in Ophrah. After Gideon tore down the altar of Baal and cut down the grove, the men of Ophrah sought to kill Gideon. Joash stood against them, saying, "He that will plead for [Baal], let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar."

Job

Job or Jashub was a son of Issachar according to Genesis 46:13 and Numbers 26:24. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jobab

Jobab is the name of at least five men in the Hebrew Bible.

Joel son of Samuel

Joel son of Samuel was the firstborn son of the prophet Samuel. According to I Samuel chapter 8, Joel and his brother Abiah were appointed by Samuel to be judges in Beersheba. However, Joel and Abiah "walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment" prompting the Israelites to demand that Samuel give them a king.

Jogli

Jogli was the father of Bukki, a prince of the Tribe of Dan. (Num. 34:22)

Joiarib

Joiarib ("God will contend") is the name of two Biblical persons:

  • Ancestor of Maaseiah the son of Baruch, who was one of those to resettle Jerusalem after the return from Babylonia. (Neh. 11:5)
  • The head of a family of priests at the time of the return from Babylonia. (Neh. 12:6) He was one of the "men of understanding" sent by Ezra to Iddo in order to procure men to minister in the Temple. (Ezr. 8:16) His son was Jedaiah, one of the priests to resettle Jerusalem. (Neh. 11:10) The head of the family at the time of Joiakim was Mattenai. (Neh. 12:19)

Jonathan son of Abiathar

Jonathan was a son of Abiathar the priest (2 Samuel 15:27), and served as a messenger during Absalom's rebellion. (2 Samuel 15:36, 17:17).

Joseph

Joseph of the house of Issachar was the father of Igal, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:7.

Joshua the Bethshemite

Joshua the Bethshemite was the owner of the field in which the Ark of the Covenant came to rest when the Philistines sent it away on a driverless ox-drawn cart. (I Samuel 6:14)

Jubal

In Genesis 4:21 Jubal is a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Adah, brother of Jabal. His descendants were musicians. Author Robert A. Heinlein named one of the lead characters in his Stranger in a Strange Land "Jubal Harshaw".

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Kelita

Kelita ("dwarf") was a Levite who assisted Ezra in expounding the law to the people. (Nehemiah 8:7,10:10) He was also known as Kelaiah. (Ezra 10:23)

Kemuel

Kemuel Prince of the tribe of Ephraim; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:24).

Keren-happuch

Keren-happuch ("horn of the face-paint" or "cosmetic-box") is the name of Job's third daughter (Job 42:14), who was born after prosperity had returned to him.[8]

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Lael

Lael ("Of God") was a member of the house of Gershon according to Numbers 3:24. He was the father of Eliasaph.

Laadah

Laadah or Ladah was a son of Shelah and a grandson of Judah. His son was Mareshah. (I Chr. 4:21)

Lehabim

Lehabim was a people descending of Mizraim according to Genesis 10:13,1 Chronicles 1:11.

Levi

Levi was the name of two minor figures mentioned in the Bible:

  • The great-great-grandfather of Jesus; son of Melchi and father of Matthat. (Luke 3:24)
  • Another ancestor of Jesus. (Luke 3:29)

Libni

Libni was a son of Gershon of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:17. He was born in Egypt.

Leummim

Leummim was the third son of Dedan, son of Jokshan, son of Abraham by Keturah. (Genesis 25:3) It is often conjectured that he was the head of an Arabian tribe.

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Maaseiah

  • One of the Levites whom David appointed as porter for the ark I Chronicles 15:18, I Chronicles 15:20
  • One of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne II Chronicles 23:1
  • The "king's son," probably one of the sons of king Ahaz, killed by Zichri in the invasion of Judah by Pekah, king of Israel II Chronicles 28:7
  • One who was sent by king Josiah to repair the temple Ch2. 34:8. He was governor (Heb. sar , rendered elsewhere in the Authorized Version "prince," "chief captain," chief ruler") of Jerusalem.
  • The father of the priest Zephaniah Jer. 21:1,Jer. 37:3
  • The father of the false prophet Zedekiah Jer. 29:21
  • a priest, the father of Neriah Jer. 32:12, Jer. 51:59

Maasiai

Hebrew for "Worker of Jehovah", one of the priests resident at Jerusalem at the Captivity I Chronicles 9:12

Maaziah

Machbanai

Hebrew for "Clad with a mantle, or bond of the Lord", one of the Gadite heroes who joined David in the wilderness I Chronicles 12:13

Machi

Machi of the Tribe of Gad was the father of Geuel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:15.

Mahali

Mahali (also Mahli) was a son of Merari of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:19, born in Egypt.

Mahath

Hebrew for "Grasping"

Mahazioth

Heb. "Visions", a Kohathite Levite, chief of the twenty-third course of musicians I Chronicles 25:4,I Chronicles 25:30

Mahlah

Mahlah (“infirmity,” “a harp”, or “pardon”) is the name of two Biblical persons:

Mahol

Heb. "Dance", the father of four sons Kg1. 4:31 who were inferior in wisdom only to Solomon.

Malchiel

Malchiel was a son of Asher according to Genesis 46:17 and Numbers 26:45. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Malchi-shua

Heb. "King of help", one of the four sons of Saul I Chronicles 8:33. He perished along with his father in the battle of Gilboa Sa1. 31:2.

Mallothi

Heb. "My fulness", a Kohathite Levite, one of the sons of Heman the Levite (I Chronicles 25:4), and chief of the nineteenth division of the temple musicians I Chronicles 25:26

Malluch

Heb. "Reigned over, or reigning."

Mash

Mash was a son of Aram according to Genesis 10:23.

Massa

Hebrew for a type of gift, one of the sons of Ishmael, the founder of an Arabian tribe (Gen. 25:14); a nomad tribe inhabiting the Arabian desert toward Babylonia.

Matri

Matri, of the Tribe of Benjamin was an ancestor of Saul according to I Samuel 10:21.

Matthat

"Gift of God", possibly also translated as Matthan.

Mehetabeel

Mehetabeel ("Whom God benefits" or "God causes good") was the father of Delaiah, and grandfather of Shemaiah, who joined Sanballat against Nehemiah (Nehemiah 6:10).

Mehetabel

Mehetabel ("Whom God benefits" or "God causes good") was the wife of Hadad, one of the kings of Edom (Genesis 36:39).

Mehujael

In Genesis 4:18 Mehujael is a descendant of Cain, the son of Irad and the father of Methusael.

Mehuman

Faithful, one of the eunuchs whom Ahasuerus commanded to bring in Vashti (Ester 1:10).

Melchi

"My king" The son of Addi, and father of Neri (Luke 3:28), (Luke 3:24).

Melech

King, the second of Micah's four sons I Chronicles 8:35), and thus grandson of Mephibosheth. Also related to a southwest Asian god, see Melech

Melea

Fullness, the son of Menan and father of Eliakim, in the genealogy of our Lord (Luke 3:31).

Melzar

Probably a Persian word meaning master of wine, i.e., chief butler; the title of an officer at the Babylonian court Daniel 1:11,Daniel 1:16 who had charge of the diet of the Hebrew youths.

Merab

"Increase", or "Majority", the eldest of Saul's two daughters. (1 Samuel 14:49) She was offered to David after his victory over Goliath, but does not seem to have entered heartily into this arrangement (1 Samuel 18:17-19). She was at length, however, married to Adriel of Abel-Meholah, a town in the Jordan valley, about 10 miles south of Bethshean, with whom the house of Saul maintained an alliance. She had five sons, who were all put to death by the Gibeonites on the hill of Gibeah (2 Samuel 21:8) It is also a common feminine name in Israel.

Meraiah

"Resistance", a chief priest, a contemporary of the high priest Joiakim (Neh 12:12).

Meraioth

"Rebellions",

Meremoth

"Exaltations, heights", a priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:3), to whom were sent the sacred vessels (Ezra 8:33) belonging to the temple. He took part in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:4).

Merib-baal

Meaning "Contender with Baal," (Ch1 8:34),(Ch1 9:40), elsewhere called Mephibosheth (Sa2 4:4), the son of Jonathan.

Meshelemiah

"Friendship of Jehovah", a Levite of the family of the Korhites, called also Shelemiah (Ch1 9:21),(Ch1 26:1-14) He was a temple gate-keeper in the time of David.

Meshillemoth

"Requitals". (1.) The father of Berechiah (Ch2 28:12). (2.) A priest, the son of Immer (Neh 11:13).

Meshullam

Meshullam, meaning "befriended", was the name of eleven Biblical individuals. (See Meshullam.)

Meshullemeth

"Friend", the wife of King Manasseh of Judah, and the mother of King Amon of Judah ((Kg2 21:19).

Methusael

In Genesis 4:18 Methusael is a descendant of Cain, the son of Mehujael and the father of Lamech.

Mezahab

"Water of gold", the father of Matred (Gen 36:39),(Ch1 1:50), and grandfather of Mehetabel, wife of Hadar, the last king of Edom.

Mibhar

"Choice", a Hagarene, one of David's warriors (Ch1 11:38); called also Bani the Gadite (Sa2 23:36).

Mibsam

"Fragrance"

  • One of Ishmael's twelve sons, and head of an Arab tribe (Gen 25:13).
  • A son of Simeon (Ch1 4:25).

Michael

Michael of the house of Asher was the father of Sethur, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:13.

Michri

"Prize of Jehovah" or "Selling", a Benjamite, the father of Uzzi (Ch1 9:8).

Mijamin

Mijamin or Miamin ("from the right hand") is the name of three persons mentioned in the Bible:

  • The head of the sixth of twenty four priestly divisions set up by King David. (Ch1 24:9)
  • A chief priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Neh 12:5), who signed the renewed covenant with God. (Neh 10:8) In the time of Joiakim his family had joined with that of Moadiah, and was led by Piltai. He was also called Miniamin. (Neh 12:17)
  • A non-priestly Mijamin son of Parosh is mentioned in Ezra 10:25 as one of those who divorced a gentile wife, and sacrificed a ram in atonement.

Mikloth

"Staves" or "Looking Down".

  1. An officer under Dodai, in the time of David and Solomon (Ch1 27:4).
  2. A Benjamite (Ch1 8:32),(Ch1 9:37), (Ch1 9:38).

Milaiai

"Eloquent", a Levitical musician (Neh 12:36) who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem.

Mishael

Mishael was a son of Uzziel of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:22, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses. He and Elzaphan were asked by Moses to carry away Nadab’s and Abihu’s bodies to a place outside the camp. (Leviticus 10:4)

Misham

"Their cleansing" or "their beholding", a Benjamite, one of the sons of Elpaal ((Ch1 8:12).

Mishmannah

"Fatness", one of the Gadite heroes who gathered to David at Ziklag ((Ch1 12:10).

Mithredath

(Hebrew: מִתְרְדָת‎; Greek: Μιθραδάτης; Latin: Mithridates) Meaning given by Mithra, or dedicated to Mithra, i.e., the sun, the Hebrew form of the Persian name Mithridates.

Mnason

"Reminding, or remembrancer". A Christian of Jerusalem with whom Paul lodged ((Act 21:16). He was apparently a native of Cyprus, like Barnabas ((Act 11:19-20), and was well known to the Christians of Caesarea ((Act 4:36). He was an "old disciple" (R.V., "early disciple"), i.e., he had become a Christian in the beginning of the formation of the Church in Jerusalem.

Moza

"A going forth."

Muppim

Muppim or Shuphim was the eighth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.

Mushi

Mushi was a son of Merari of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:19, born in Egypt.

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Naaman

Naaman is the fifth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21.

Nahbi

Nahbi, the son of Vophsi of the house of Naphtali, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:14.

Naphtuhim

Naphtuhim was a people descending of Mizraim according to Genesis 10:13,1 Chronicles 1:11.

Neariah

"Neariah" was a descendant of David, and father of Elionenai. He was the son of Shemaiah.

Nehushta

Nehushta was the wife of King Jehoiakim and daughter of Elnathan ben Achbor of Jerusalem, according 2 Kings 24:8. She was also the mother of King Jehoiachin.

Nekoda

Nekoda was the ancestor of 652 Jews who returned from Babylonia with Ezra, but were declared ineligible to serve as Kohanim (priests) because they could not prove that their ancestors had been Kohanim. This is recounted in Ezra 2:48,60 and in Nehemiah 7:50, 62, where the number of men is given as 642.

Nemuel

Nemuel was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Nepheg

Nepheg was a son of Izhar of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:21, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses.

Ner

Ner was an uncle of Saul and the father of Abner according to I Samuel 14:50.

Nobah

Nobah, of the Tribe of Manasseh defeated the Amorites, took the villages of Kenath and renamed it Nobah according to Numbers 32:42.

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Obadiah

"Obadiah" was a descendant of David, father of Sheconiah, and son of Arnan

Obal

Obal, also Ebal, was a son of Joktan according to Genesis 10:28,1 Chronicles 1:22.

Obil

Obil was an Ishmaelite, a keeper of camels in the time of David, according to 1 Chronicles 27:30.

Ocran

Ocran was a member of the house of Asher according to Numbers 1:13. He was the father of Pagiel.

On

On, the son of Peleth, of the Tribe of Reuben was a participant in Korah’s rebellion against Moses according to Numbers 16:1.

Ophir

Ophir was a son of Joktan according to Genesis 10:29,1 Chronicles 1:23.

Ozni

See Ezbon above.

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Pagiel

Pagiel was a son of Ocran and a prince of the house of Asher according to Numbers 1:13.

Palti

Palti, the son of Raphu of the house of Benjamin, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:9.

Paltiel

Paltiel Prince of the tribe of Issachar; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:26).

Parnach

Parnach was the father of Elizaphan, a prince of the Tribe of Zebulun. (Num. 34:25).

Pedahel

Pedahel Prince of the tribe of Naphtali; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:28).

Pedahzur

Pedahzur was a member of the house of Manasseh according to Numbers 1:10. He was the father of Gamaliel.

Peleth

Peleth, of the Tribe of Reuben, was the father of On, a participant in Korah’s rebellion against Moses according to Numbers 16:1.

Pethuel

Pethuel, the father of Joel, in Joel 1:1.

Phallu

Phallu or Pallu was a son of Reuben according to Genesis 46:9, Exodus 6:14 and Numbers 26:5. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Phurah

Phurah was a servant of Gideon in Judges 7. Gideon takes Phurah with him to spy on the Midianites before battle.

Phuvah

Phuvah or Pua was a son of Issachar according to Genesis 46:13 and Numbers 26:23. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Putiel

Putiel was the father of Eleazar's wife according to Exodus 6:25. According to Rashi this was another name of Jethro.

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Raamiah

Raamiah ("thunder of the Lord") is one of the princes who returned from the Exile (Neh. 7:7). He is also called Reelaiah in Ezra 2:2.

Rephaiah

Rephaiah, a descendant of David was the father of Arnan and the son of Jeshaiah.

Raphu

Raphu of the house of Benjamin was the father of Palti, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:9.

Reba

Reba was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Numbers 31:8 and Joshua 13:21.

Rekem

Rekem was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Numbers 31:8 and Joshua 13:21.

Rephael

In I Chronicles 26:7–8, Rephael (Hebrew: רְפָאֵל, Modern Refaʾel Tiberian Rəp̄āʾēl ; "healed of God") was one of Shemaiah's sons. He and his brethren, on account of their "strength for service," formed one of the divisions of the temple porters.

Ribai

Ribai, a Benjamite of Gibeah, was the father of Ittai, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:29, 1 Chronicles 11:31).

Rosh

Rosh is the seventh of the ten sons of Benjamin named in Genesis 46:21.

A nation named Rosh is also mentioned in Ezekiel 38:2-3; 39:1 "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and prophesy concerning him." Also in a variant reading of Isaiah 66:19 (MT) and the Septuagint Jeremiah 32:23.[9]

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Sabtah

Sabtah was a son of Cush according to Genesis 10:7,1 Chronicles 1:9.

Sabtechah

Sabtechah was a son of Cush according to Genesis 10:7,1 Chronicles 1:9.

Sachar

Sachar was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Salah

Salah was a son of to a man named arachaid according to Genesis 10:24, Genesis 11:12-13, and Luke 3:36, and the father of Eber according to Genesis 11:14-15. According to the Masoretic text and the Samaritan Pentateuch, Salah was the son of Arpachshad, and lived to the age of 433 years; but according to the Septuagint he was the son of Cainan and only the grandson of Arpachshad, and lived to 466.[10]

Salu

Salu, of the house of Simeon, was the father of Zimri who was involved in the Heresy of Peor according to Numbers 25:14.

Seba

Seba was a son of Cush according to Genesis 10:7, 1 Chronicles 1:9.

Sered

Sered was a son of Zebulun according to Genesis 46:14 and Numbers 26:26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Sethur

Sethur, the son of Michael of the house of Asher, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:13.

Shaharaim

Shaharaim, a member of the house of Benjamin. He had three wives, Hushim, Baara, and Hodesh, according to 1 Chronicles 8:8-9.

Shammua

Shammua, the son of Zaccur of the house of Reuben, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:4.

Shaphat

Shaphat, the son of Hori of the house of Simeon, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:5.

Also the name of one of King David's sons by Bathsheba.

Sharar

Sharar or Sacar the Hararite was the father of Ahiam, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:33, 1 Chronicles 11:35).

Shearjashub

Shearjashub, the first-mentioned son of Isaiah according to Isaiah 7:3. His name means "the remnant shall return" and was prophetic; offering hope to the people of Israel, that although they were going to be sent into exile, and their temple destroyed, God remained faithful and would deliverance "a remnant" from Babylon and bring them back to their land.

Sheconiah

Sheconiahwas a descendant of David, father of Shemaiah, and son of Obadiah.

Shechem

Shechem was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Shedeur

Shedeur was a member of the house of Reuben according to Numbers 1:5. He was the father of Elizur.

Shelomi

Shelomi was the father of Ahihud, a prince of the Tribe of Asher. (Num. 34:27).

Shelumiel

Shelumiel was a son of Zurishaddai and a prince of the house of Simeon according to Numbers 1:6.

Shelomith

Shelomith was a daughter of Dibri of the house of Dan according to Leviticus 24:11, married to an Egyptian. Her son was stoned to death for blasphemy.

Shemaiah

Shemaiah was the father of Neariah,and the son of Sheconiah

Shemeber

Shemeber is the king of Zeboiim in Genesis 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.

Shemida

Shemida was a son of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:32, Joshua 17:2, and 1 Chronicles 7:19.

Shemuel

Shemuel Prince of the tribe of Simeon; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Num. 34:20).

Shephatiah

Shephatiah was the son of David and Abital, David's fifth son, according to II Samuel 3:4.

Shillem

Shillem was a son of Naphtali according to Genesis 46:24 and Numbers 26:49. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Shimeah

Shimeah or Shammah was a son of Jesse, a brother of David (1 Samuel 16:9}, and the father of Jonadab (2 Samuel 13:3).

Shimi

Shimi was a son of Gershon of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:17. He was born in Egypt.

Shimron

Shimron was a son of Issachar according to Genesis 46:13 and Numbers 26:24. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Shimshai

Shimshai was a scribe who was represented the peoples listed in Ezra 4:9-10 in a letter to King Artaxerxes.

Shinab

Shinab is the king of Admah in Genesis 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.

Shiphtan

Shiphtan was the father of Kemuel, a prince of the Tribe of Ephraim. (Num. 34:24).

Shobal

Shobal was a Horite chief in the hill country of Seir during the days of Esau. He was a son of Seir the Horite, and his sons were Alvas, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam. He is mentioned in Genesis 36:20-29.

Shuni

Shuni was a son of Gad according to Genesis 46:16 and Numbers 26:15. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Shuthelah

Shuthelah was a son of Ephraim according to Numbers 26:35 and 1 Chronicles 7:20.

Sodi

Sodi of the house of Zebulun was the father of Gaddiel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:10.

Susi

Susi of the house of Manasseh was the father of Gaddi, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:11.

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Tahan

Tahan was a son of Ephraim according to Numbers 26:35 and 1 Chronicles 7:25.

Tola

Tola (Hebrew: תּוֹלָע, Modern Tolaʻ Tiberian Tôlāʻ ; "Worm; grub") was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Tubalcain

In Genesis 4:22 Tubalcain is a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Zillah, brother of Naamah. In Flavius Josephus' The Antiquities of the Jews it is said "But Tubal exceeded all men in strength, and was very expert and famous in martial performances, ... and first of all invented the art of working brass." Others have implied that the original Genesis text may have paralleled that of verses 20 and 21 to imply his being the first artificer in brass and iron. One academic even went so far as tell the American Chemical Society that he should be honored as the first chemist of record.[11] It has also been suggested that his invention of superior weapons may have been the motivation for Lamech's interest in avenging blood.[12] It has been suggested here that his status as the son of Zillah (which translates as "darkness") may be indicative of his being a miner. His name is said by some outsiders to be a password in the Master Mason initiation ceremony of the Freemasons.[13]

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Uel

In Ezra 10:34 : "Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel."

Uri

Uri is mentioned 7 times, 6 of which indicate that another figure is the "son of Uri".

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Vaniah

Vaniah, meaning nourishment, or weapons, of the Lord; one of many sons of Bani named in Ezra 10:36.

Vophsi

Vophsi of the house of Naphtali was the father of Nahbi, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:14.

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Zaavan

Zaavan (za'-a-van or za'-awan) ("terror, trembling"), son of Ezer, was a Horite chief in the Land of Edom. (Gen. 36:27, I Chr. 1:42)

Zabdi

Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the Tribe of Judah, was the father of Carmi and the grandfather of Achan, according to Joshua 7:1. He was present at the Battle of Jericho.

Zabud

Zabud (zā´ bed, meaning "gift"), son of Nathan, a priest and friend of King Solomon, according to 1 Kings 4:5.

Zaccur

Zaccur of the house of Reuben was the father of Shammua, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:4.

Zephon

See Ziphion.

Zeror

Zeror, son of Bechorath, of the tribe of Benjamin, was the great-grandfather of King Saul and of his commander Abner. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Samuel 9)

Ziba

Ziba was a servant of Saul and later of Saul's grandson Mephibosheth. (2 Samuel 9, 16, 19)

Zichri

Zichri was a son of Izhar of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:21, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses.

Zidkijah

Zidkijah is mentioned in chapter 10 of Nehemiah.

Zillah

In Genesis 4:19,22-23 Zillah is a wife of Lamech and the mother of Tubalcain and Naamah. The name means "shadow".

Ziphah

In I Chronicles 4:16, Ziphah (zī´fe) is mentioned as a son of Jehaleleel, a descendant of Judah.

Ziphion

Ziphion or Zephon is a son of Gad (Genesis 46:16), and was the progenitor of the Zephonites (Numbers 26:15). There may be a connection with the angel Zephon.

Zithri

In Exodus 6:22, Zithri ("the Lord protects"), a Levite, was the son of Uzziel.

Zohar

Zohar or Zerah was a son of Simeon according to Genesis 46:10, Exodus 6:15, and Numbers 26:13. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Zuar

Zuar was a member of the house of Issachar according to Numbers 1:8. He was the father of Nethaneel.

Zuriel

Zuriel ("My Rock is God") was the son of Abihail (Num. 3:35). A Levite, Zuriel was chief prince of the Merarites at the time of the Exodus.

Zurishaddai

In Numbers 1:2, Zurishaddai ("Shaddai is my rock," i.e. my strength) was the father of Shelumiel, the prince of the Tribe of Simeon. He is mentioned in this context five times in the Book of Numbers.

See also

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ABDEEL
  2. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, "Abdi."
  3. This verse, in the King James Version and some other Bibles, is verse 44 of chapter 6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jewish Publication Society Bible of 1917
  5. This section on Abdon incorporates information from the 1897 Easton's Bible Dictionary.
  6. Acts of the Apostles ch.8 v.26-39
  7. Judges 6 - 8
  8. http://www.ccel.org/ccel/easton/ebd2.html?term=Keren-happuch Easton's Bible Dictionary
  9. For a discussion on the controversial grammar behind rendering Rosh as a national name, see Jon Ruthven, The Prophecy That Is Shaping History (Fairfax, VA: Xulon Press, 2003), 21-25. On its historical geography, see pp. 55-116. [1]
  10. Genesis 2
  11. "Tubal-Cain Acclaimed as Pioneer Chemist" The Science News-Letter Society for Science & the Public August 30, 1941 p. 142 http://www.jstor.org/stable/3918014  http://www.jstor.org/stable/3918014
  12. Elwell, Walter E. (1988). Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House. pp. 2109. ISBN 0-810-3447-7. 
  13. Clyde R. Forsberg, Jr. (2004). Equal rites: the Book of Mormon, Masonry, gender, and American culture. Columbia University Press. http://books.google.com/books?id=4e6MRMZQKoYC&pg=PA73&dq=Freemasonry+Tubalcain+password#v=onepage&q=&f=false. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 

This entry incorporates text from the public domain Easton's Bible Dictionary, originally published in 1897.

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