List of minor biblical figures, L–Z

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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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Lael

Lael (Hebrew לָאֵל "belonging to 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)

Leummim

Leummim (Hebrew לְאֻמִּים "nations") 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.

Levi

Levi (Hebrew לֵוִי "unite") 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 (Hebrew לִבְנִי "whiten, purify, make bricks") was a son of Gershon of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:17 and Numbers 3:18. He was born in Egypt. His descendants are referred to as the 'Libnites'.[1]

Linus

Linus was an associate of Paul the Apostle who greeted Saint Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:21.

Lo-Ammi

Lo-Ammi (Hebrew for "not my people") was the youngest son of Hosea and Gomer. He had an older brother named Jezreel and an older sister named Lo-Ruhamah. God commanded Hosea to name him "Lo-Ammi" to symbolize his anger with the people of Israel (see Hosea 1:1-9).

Lois

Lois (Greek possibly from Loion "better, more desirable") was the mother of Eunice and grandmother of Timothy. (2 Timothy 1:5)

Lo-Ruhamah

Lo-Ruhamah (Hebrew for "not loved") was the daughter of Hosea and Gomer. She had an older brother named Jezreel and a younger brother named Lo-Ammi. Her name was chosen by God to symbolize his displeasure with the people of Israel (see Hosea 1:1-9).

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Maaseiah

Maaseiah (Hebrew מעשיהו Ma`aSayYaHOo "Work of God") is the name of several men in the Hebrew Bible:

  • 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
  • The son of Shallum, "the keeper of the threshold" (Jeremiah 35:4) "may be the father of the priest Zephaniah mentioned in [Jeremiah] 21:1; 29:25; 37:3." [2]

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.

Mahalath

Hebrew: sickness, a company of dancers, or a harp

  1. Mahalath, one of the wives of Esau, and a daughter of Ishmael (Genesis 28:6-9). Thought to be the same as Basemath of Genesis 36.
  2. Mahalath, a daughter of Jerimoth and Abihail; the wife of king Rehoboam. (1 Chronicles 11:18)

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

Maher-shalal-hash-baz

Maher-shahal-has-baz ("Hurry to spoil!" or "He has made haste to the plunder!") was the second mentioned son of the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 8.1-4). The name is a reference to the impending plunder of Samaria and Damascus by the king of Assyria.

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 (Hebrew מַלְכִּיאֵל "my king is God") was a son of Beriah 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.

Malchiah

Malchiah (Hebrew: מלכיהו MaLKhi-YaHOo "God is my king") son of the king (Jeremiah 38:6), owner of the pit into which Jeremiah was thrown

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. Also is the last name of an Italian footballer currently playing for Lazio on loan from A.C. Milan

Matthan

Matthan (meaning "gift") was the grandfather of Saint Joseph. He is mentioned in Matthew 1:15.[3]

Matthat

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

  • The son of Levi, and father of Heli (Luke 3:24), great grandfather to Jesus
  • Son of another Levi (Luke 3:29), 31 generations before Jesus and 11 generations after King David

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 4:18Mehujael' is a descendant of Cain, the son of Irad and the father of Methusael. Name means “smitten of God”.

Mehuman

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

Persian "مهمان signifies a stranger or guest" [4]

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 BethsheanBeit She'an, 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). Merab 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",

  • Father of Amariah, a priest of the line of Eleazar (1 Chronicles 6:6-7), (Chronicles 6:52). It is uncertain if he ever was the high priest.
  • A priest who went to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 12:15). He is called Meremoth in Neh 12:3.

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).

Methushael

In Genesis 4:18 Methushael 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"

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.

Michaiah

Michaiah (Hebrew: מיכיהו Mikay'hu "Who is like Yah?") is the name of at least two biblical figures:

  • Michaiah (or Micaiah), son of Imri (q.v.)
  • Michaiah, the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan (Jeremiah 36:11),who heard Baruch's reading of the oracles of YHVH to Jeremiah, and reported to king Johoiakim

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

This was the name of two biblical men.

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)

Mishael was one of the three Hebrew youths who were trained with Daniel in Babylon (Dan. 1:11, 19). He and his companions were cast into and miraculously delivered from the fiery furnace for refusing to worship the king's idol (3:13-30). Mishael's Babylonian name was Meshach.

Misham

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

Mishmannah

(Hebrew מִשְׁמַנָּה "fat, sleek") 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 (Acts 21:16). He was apparently a native of Cyprus, like Barnabas (Acts 11:19-20), and was well known to the Christians of Caesarea (Acts 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.

Moab

Moab was the son of Lot and his eldest daughter. He became the father of the Moabites (see Genesis 19:36-37).

Molid

(Hebrew מוֹלִיד "to have children")

Moza

(Hebrew מוֹצָא "escape route" said of flowing water, the rising sun, leafing plants, etc.)

Muppim

Muppim (Hebrew מֻפִּים "wave offerings") or Shuphim was the eighth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.

Mushi

Mushi (Hebrew מוּשִׁי "touch, sensitive") was a son of Merari of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:19, born in Egypt.

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Naaman

Naman is the fifth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 but his grandson according to Numeri 26:38 and 1 Chronicles 8:4

Naboth

Naboth is the king promised compensation, based upon the assumption that Naboth owned thevineyard in fee simple. See 1 Kings 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 is a son of Mizraim and grandson of Ham first mentioned in Genesis 10:13.

Neariah

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

Nebat

Nebat (Hebrew: נבט NeḄaT "Sprout"), an Ephrathite of Zereda, was the father of Jeroboam (q.v.)[5]

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 (Hebrew: "Candle") was an uncle of Saul and the father of Abner according to I Samuel 14:50.

Nereus

Nereus was a Christian mentioned with his unnamed sister in Romans 16:15 with other saints to whom Paul the apostle sent greetings and salutations.

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. On is referred to as "Hon" in the Douai Bible translation. He is mentioned alongside Korah, Dathan and Abiram as the instigators of the rebellion, but not referred to later when Korah, Dathan and Abiram were challenged and punished for their rebellion.

Ophir

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

Ozem

Ozem is a Hebrew name meaning strong, which applies to two people in the Bible.

  1. A brother of David, and the sixth son of Jesse (1 Chronicles 2:15).
  2. A son of Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:25).

Ozni

See Ezbon above.

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Pagiel

Pagiel (Hebrew פַּגְעִיאֵל "approach God") was a son of Ocran, a prince of the house of Asher and one of the leaders of the tribes of Israel, 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 (Hebrew פַּלְטִיאֵל "delivered by God") 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).

Parshandatha

Parshandatha was one of the ten sons of Haman. He was an antisemite like his father. He was killed by a Jew or Jews (the Bible is unclear) and Esther had his corpse impaled (see Esther 9:5-14).

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.

Pelatiah

Pelatiah (Hebrew: פלטיהו PeLaTYaHOo "Refugee of God" Ezekiel 11:1) son of Benaiah, a prince of the people, among the 25 Ezekiel saw at the East Gate; he fell dead upon hearing the prophecy regrarding Jerusalem.

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. Meaning- Revelation of God

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.

Pildash

Pildash was the son of Nahor and Milcah (Genesis 22:22).

Pul

Pul an abbreviation for the Assyrian King, Tiglath-Pileser III. Pul attacked Israel in the reign of Menahem and extracted tribute. II Kings 15:19

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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R

Raamiah

Raamiah (Hebrew רַעַמְיָה "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.

Rabmag

Rabmag (Hebrew רַב־מָג) is the name of two figures in the Bible:

  1. The Assyrian "Rab-mugi" — a "chief physician" who was attached to the king of Babylon (Jeremiah 39:3,13).
  2. The title of one of Sennacherib's officers sent with messages to Hezekiah and the people of Jerusalem demanding the surrender of the city. He was accompanied by a "great army;" but his mission was unsuccessful (II Kings 18:17-19:13 and Isaiah 36:12-37:13).

Rephaiah

Rephaiah (Hebrew רְפָיָה "the Lord has healed"), 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.

Rezon

According to I Kings 11:23- Rezon (Hebrew: רזון ReZON "Thinness") became regent in Damascus and was an adversary of Solomon.

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

Hebrew: ראש R'oSh "Head"

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.[6]

S

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:

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.

Segub

Segub (Hebrew שגוב SGOoV “He has revealed Himself as exalted” or “He has protected.”[7]) was the youngest son of King Ahab[8]

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.

Shabbethai

Shabbethai, a Levite who helped Ezra in the matter of the foreign marriages (Ezra 10:15), probably the one present at Ezra's reading of the law (Nehemiah 8:7), and possibly the Levite chief and overseer (Nehemiah 11:16). The name might mean "one born on Sabbath", but more probably is a modification of the ethnic Zephathi (Zephathite), from Zarephathi (Zarephathite). Meshullam and Jozabad, with which Shabbethai's name is combined, both originate in ethnic names. (Encyclopaedia Biblica)

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 also known as shararer jat

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 deliver "a remnant" from Babylon and bring them back to their land.

Sheconiah

Sheconiah was 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.

Shelemiah

Shelemiah (Hebrew: שלמיהו Shelem-Yahu "God Provides") the son of Abdeel, along with two others, was commanded by king Jehoiakim to arrest Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet. Jeremiah 36:25

Shelomi

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

Shelumiel

Shelumiel (Hebrew: שלמיאל) was a son of Zurishaddai, a prince of the tribe of Simeon and one of the leaders of the tribes of Israel, according to Numbers 1:6.

Shelomith

Shelomith was a daughter of Dibri of the house of Dan, according to Leviticus 24:11. She was married to an Egyptian and her son (unnamed) was stoned to death by the people of Israel for blasphemy, following Moses' issue of a ruling[9] on the penalty to be applied for blasphemy.

Shemaiah

(Hebrew: שמעיהו SheMa`YaHOo, which means "Hear God")

  • Shemaiah the Nehelamite, "a leader in Babylonia, who had written to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah in Jerusalem, appointing him overseer of the temple in Jerusalem and rebuking him for not imprisoning Jermeiah." [10] cf. Jeremiah 29:24-32
  • Shemaiah 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.

Shemer

Shemer (Hebrew: שמר SheMeR "Guardian") was the man from whom Omri, King of Israel, bought Samaria.[11]

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 (Hebrew שפטיה "God is my judge") is the name of at least two Hebrew Bible men:

  • Shephatiah the son of David and Abital, David's fifth son, according to II Samuel 3:4.
  • Shephatiah the son of Mattan (Jeremiah 38:1) who was among the officers who denounced Jeremiah to king Zedekiah.

Sheshan

Sheshan is the name of one, or possibly two, biblical characters mentioned in the first book of Chronicles:

  • "The son of Ishi was Sheshan, and Sheshan’s son was Ahlai ... Now Sheshan had no sons, only daughters. And Sheshan had an Egyptian servant whose name was Jarha. Sheshan gave his daughter to Jarha his servant as wife, and she bore him Attai."[12]

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 third 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, Numbers 26:24 and 1 Chronicles 7:1. 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).

Shisha

Shisha (Hebrew - שישא) was the father of Elihoreph and Ahijah, who were secretaries to King Solomon. 1 Kings 4:3.

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.

Simon Iscariot

Simon Iscariot was the father of Judas Iscariot (see John 6:71, John 13:2, and John 13:26).

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.

Stachys

Stachys was a "dear friend" of Paul the Apostle whom he told the church in Rome to greet (see Romans 16:9).

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.

T

Tahan

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

Taphath

Taphath (Hebrew טפת, "Drop") was a daughter of Solomon and wife of one of her father's twelve regional administrators, the son of Abinadab (First Kings 4:11).

Tola

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

Tryphosa

Tryphosa was a Christian mentioned in Romans 16:12 with other saints to whom Paul the apostle sent greetings and salutations.

Tyrannus

Tyrannus was the operator of a school in Ephesus which the apostle Paul used as a base according to Acts 19:9

U

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". The meaning of the name in English is "my light", "my flame" or "illumination".

  • Uri (Hebrew: אוּרִי) is mentioned in Exodus 31 and 1 Chronicles 2 as a member of the Tribe of Judah. He is the son of Hur (Hebrew: חור) and the father of Bezalel (Hebrew: בצלאל).
  • Another Uri (Hebrew: אוּרִי) is mentioned in Ezra 10 as one of those who have taken "strange wives."

Uriah ben Shemaiah

Uriah ben Shemaiah is mentioned in Jeremiah 26:20-23 as a minor prophet from Kiriath-Jearim who 'spoke in the name of the Lord against this city and nation just as Jeremiah did'. King Jehoiakim heard about his activities, and tried to kill him, but Uriah fled to Egypt 'in terror'. Elnathan son of Achbor was sent to return him, and Jehoiakim had him killed when he was brought back to Judah.

Urijah

Urijah (Hebrew: אוריה 'OoRiYaH "God is my light") a priest in the time of King Ahaz of Judah, built an altar at the temple in Jerusalem on the Damascene model for Tiglathpileser, king of Assyria. II Kings 16:10-16

V

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.

Z

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)

Zabad

Zabad is the name of seven men in the Hebrew Bible. Zabad means gift or endowment.[citation needed]

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 (Hebrew - זבוד, zābud, meaning “endowed.”[13]), 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.

Zebadiah

Zebadiah ("Gift of God"; "Jehovah has bestowed"; cf. Zebedee) may refer to:

  • A son of Asahel, Joab's brother (Ch1 27:7).
  • A Levite who took part as one of the teachers in the system of national education instituted by Jehoshaphat (Ch2 17:7-8).
  • The son of Ishmael, "the ruler of the house of Judah in all the king's matters" (Ch2 19:8-11).
  • A son of Beriah (Ch1 8:15).
  • A Korhite porter of the Lord's house (Ch1 26:2). Three or four others of this name are also mentioned.

Zedekiah

(Hebrew צִדְקִיָּה 'tsid-kee-yaw' "the LORD is righteous and just")[14]

  • Zedekiah, King of Judah
  • Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, a false prophet in the time of Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab[15]
  • Zedekiah, son of Maaseiah, who, according to Jeremiah 29:21, was a false prophet.[16]
  • Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, one of the princes to whom Michaiah told of Jeremiah's prophecy - Jeremiah 36:12

Zephaniah

Zephaniah (Hebrew צפניה, pronounced TsePhNiYaH, which means "My God conceals me", was the name of at least two people in the Bible:

  • Zephaniah the prophet (q.v.)
  • Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest in Jeremiah 29:25. A member of the deputation sent by King Zedekiah to Jeremiah (Jeremiah 21:1; 37:3). "He is probably the same Zephaniah who is called 'the second priest' in 52:24 ... and was among those executed after the capture of Jerusalem in 587 B.C. In the present situation he is overseer of the temple (vs. 26), occupying the position which had been held earlier by Pashur, who had put Jeremiah in stocks..." [17]

Zephon

See Ziphion.

Zerah

See Zohar.

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)

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 Tubal-cain and Naamah.

Ziphah

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

Zippor

Zippor was the father of Balak, the king of Moab, in Numbers 22

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.

Ziza

Ziza (or Zizah) was a Gershonite, the second son of Shimei (1 Chronicles 23:10-11). The spelling is according to the Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts have Zina.[18]

Zobebah

Zobebah (also known as Hazzobebah)[19] was a son of Koz (1 Chronicles 4:8).

Zohar

Zohar or Zerah was a son of Simeon according to Genesis 46:10, Exodus 6:15, and Numbers 26:13.[20] 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") 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

  1. Numbers 3:21 NKJV
  2. The Interpreter's Bible, 1951, volume V, page 1060
  3. "Topical Bible: Matthan". biblehub. Retrieved 2015-10-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. (Adam Clarke, 1831, p. II 685)
  5. I Kings 11:26
  6. 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. PDF
  7. http://www.studylight.org › Dictionaries › Holman Bible Dictionary
  8. I Kings 16:34
  9. Leviticus 24:15-16
  10. The Interpreter's Bible,Volume V, page 1020
  11. I Kings 16:24
  12. 1 Chron 2:31 and 34-35.
  13. Holman Bible Dictionary
  14. http://biblehub.com/hebrew/6667.htm
  15. I Kings 22:11
  16. The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, 1991, pp. 287-288
  17. The Interpreter's Bible, 1951, volume V, page 1021
  18. See New International Version, footnote.
  19. E.g. New International Version.
  20. See Shlomo ben Aderet: (responsa i., No. 12; quoted in the Jewish Encyclopedia): "one of the sons of Simeon is called Zohar in Gen. xlvi. 10 and Ex. vi. 15, and Zerah in Num. xxvi. 13, but since both names signify 'magnificent,' the double nomenclature is explained."

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