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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Leummim[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Libni (Hebrew לִבְנִי "whiten, purify, make bricks") was a son of Gershon of the house of Levi according to Exodus 6:17. He was born in Egypt.

Linus[edit]

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

Lo-Ammi[edit]

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[edit]

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

Lo-Ruhamah[edit]

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[edit]

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." [1]

Maasiai[edit]

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

Maaziah[edit]

Machbanai[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Mahath[edit]

Hebrew for "Grasping"

Mahazioth[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Mahol[edit]

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

Malchiel[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Heb. "Reigned over, or reigning."

Mash[edit]

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

Massa[edit]

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[edit]

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

Matthat[edit]

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

Mehetabeel[edit]

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[edit]

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

Mehujael[edit]

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

Mehuman[edit]

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

Melchi[edit]

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

Melech[edit]

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[edit]

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

Melzar[edit]

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[edit]

"Merab" redirects here. For the masculine given name, see Merab (given name).

"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[edit]

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

Meraioth[edit]

"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[edit]

"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[edit]

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

Meshelemiah[edit]

"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[edit]

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

Meshullam[edit]

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

Meshullemeth[edit]

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

Methushael[edit]

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

Mezahab[edit]

"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[edit]

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

Mibsam[edit]

"Fragrance"

Michael[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Mijamin[edit]

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[edit]

"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[edit]

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

Mishael[edit]

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[edit]

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

Mishmannah[edit]

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

Mithredath[edit]

(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[edit]

"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[edit]

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

Molid[edit]

(Hebrew מוֹלִיד "to have children")

Moza[edit]

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

Muppim[edit]

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

Mushi[edit]

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[edit]

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

Nahbi[edit]

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[edit]

Naphtuhim is a son of Mizraim and grandson of Ham first mentioned in Genesis 10:13.

Neariah[edit]

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

Nebat[edit]

Nebat (Hebrew: נבט NeḄaT "Sprout"), an Ephrathite of Zereda, was the father of Jeroboam (q.v.)[2]

Nehushta[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Nepheg[edit]

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[edit]

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

Nereus[edit]

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[edit]

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

O[edit]

Obadiah[edit]

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

Obal[edit]

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

Obil[edit]

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

Ocran[edit]

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

On[edit]

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[edit]

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

Ozem[edit]

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[edit]

See Ezbon above.

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Pagiel[edit]

Pagiel (Hebrew פַּגְעִיאֵל "approach God") was a son of Ocran and a prince of the house of Asher according to Numbers 1:13.

Palti[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Parshandatha[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Pelatiah[edit]

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[edit]

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

Penuel[edit]

Penueul was the father of Anna the Prophetess (see Luke 2:36).

Pethuel[edit]

Pethuel, the father of Joel, in Joel 1:1. Meaning- Revelation of God

Phallu[edit]

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[edit]

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

Phuvah[edit]

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[edit]

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

Pul[edit]

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[edit]

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

Q[edit]

R[edit]

Raamiah[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Rephaiah (Hebrew רְפָיָה "the Lord has healed"), a descendant of David was the father of Arnan and the son of Jeshaiah.

Raphu[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Ribai[edit]

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[edit]

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.[3]

S[edit]

Sabtah[edit]

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

Sabtechah[edit]

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

Sachar[edit]

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

Salu[edit]

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[edit]

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

Segub[edit]

Segub (Hebrew שגוב SGOoV “He has revealed Himself as exalted” or “He has protected.”[4]) was the youngest son of King Ahab[5]

Sered[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Shammua[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Sheconiah was a descendant of David, father of Shemaiah, and son of Obadiah.

Shechem[edit]

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

Shedeur[edit]

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

Shelemiah[edit]

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[edit]

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

Shelumiel[edit]

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

Shelomith[edit]

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[edit]

(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." [6] cf. Jeremiah 29:24-32
  • Shemaiah the father of Neariah, and the son of Sheconiah

Shemeber[edit]

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

Shemer[edit]

Shemer (Hebrew: שמר SheMeR "Guardian") was the man from whom Omri, King of Israel, bought Samaria.[7]

Shemida[edit]

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

Shemuel[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Shillem[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Shimron[edit]

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[edit]

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

Shinab[edit]

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

Shiphtan[edit]

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

Shisha[edit]

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

Shobal[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Simon Iscariot[edit]

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

Sodi[edit]

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[edit]

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

Susi[edit]

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[edit]

Tahan[edit]

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

Taphath[edit]

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[edit]

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

Tryphosa[edit]

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

U[edit]

Uel[edit]

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

Uri[edit]

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: אווּרִי), a porter, is mentioned in Ezra 10 as one of those who have taken "strange wives."

Uriah ben Shemaiah[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Vaniah[edit]

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

Vophsi[edit]

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[edit]

Zaavan[edit]

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[edit]

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

Zabdi[edit]

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[edit]

Zabud (Hebrew - זבוד, zābud, meaning “endowed.”[8]), son of Nathan, a priest and friend of King Solomon, according to 1 Kings 4:5.

Zaccur[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

(Hebrew צִדְקִיָּה 'tsid-kee-yaw' "the LORD is righteous and just")[9]

  • Zedekiah, King of Judah
  • Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, a false prophet in the time of Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab[10]
  • Zedekiah, son of Maaseiah, who, according to Jeremiah 29:21, was a false prophet.[11]
  • Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, one of the princes to whom Michaiah told of Jeremiah's prophecy - Jeremiah 36:12

Zephaniah[edit]

Zehaniah (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..." [12]

Zephon[edit]

See Ziphion.

Zerah[edit]

See Zohar.

Zeror[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Zidkijah is mentioned in chapter 10 of Nehemiah.

Zillah[edit]

In Genesis 4:19,22-23 Zillah is a wife of Lamech and the mother of Tubal-cain and Naamah.

Ziphah[edit]

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

Ziphion[edit]

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[edit]

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

Ziza[edit]

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.[13]

Zobebah[edit]

Zobebah (also known as Hazzobebah)[14] was a son of Koz (1 Chronicles 4:8).

Zohar[edit]

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

Zuar[edit]

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

Zuriel[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Interpreter's Bible, 1951, volume V, page 1060
  2. ^ I Kings 11:26
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ http://www.studylight.org › Dictionaries › Holman Bible Dictionary
  5. ^ I Kings 16:34
  6. ^ The Interpreter's Bible,Volume V, page 1020
  7. ^ I Kings 16:24
  8. ^ Holman Bible Dictionary
  9. ^ http://biblehub.com/hebrew/6667.htm
  10. ^ I Kings 22:11
  11. ^ The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, 1991, pp. 287-288
  12. ^ The Interpreter's Bible, 1951, volume V, page 1021
  13. ^ See New International Version, footnote.
  14. ^ E.g. New International Version.
  15. ^ 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."

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainEaston, Matthew George (1897). "article name needed". Easton's Bible Dictionary (New and revised ed.). T. Nelson and Sons.