List of minor biblical figures
In Jeremiah 36:26, Abdeel (Ab'dēel) ("Servant of God"; akin to Arabic Abdullah), father of Shelemiah, one of three men that were commanded by King Jehoiakim to seize the prophet Jeremiah and his secretary Baruch. The Septuagint omits his name.
The name Abdi is probably an abbreviation of Obediah, meaning "servant of YHWH", according to the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Easton's Bible Encyclopedia, on the other hand, holds that it means "my servant". The name "Abdi" appears three times in the Bible.
- Chronicles 6:29. "And on the left hand their brethren the sons of Merari: Ethan the son of Kishi, the son of Abdi, the son of Malluch."
- 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."
- Ezra 10:26. "And of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah."
Abdon is the name of four biblical individuals.
- An Abdon in the book of Judges: see the article Abdon (Judges).
- The first-born of Gibeon of the tribe of Benjamin, mentioned only in passing in genealogies (1 Chronicles 8:30, 9:36).
- Abdon the 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.
- Abdon son of Sashak. He is only mentioned as a name in a genealogy (1 Chronicles 8:23).
Abijah is the name of eight biblical individuals.
- A man of Kirjath-jearim widely identified as a Levite (but possibly a Judahite), in whose house the ark of the covenant was deposited after having been brought back from the land of the Philistines (1 Samuel 7:1). It remained there twenty years guarded by his son Eleazar (not to be confused with Eleazar, the son of Aaron), until it was at length removed by David (1 Samuel 7:1,2; 1 Chronicles 13:7; 2 Samuel 6:3).
It has been argued that the ark stayed at Abinadab's home for much longer than 20 years. After the ark was placed in Abinadab's home, the Bible counts 20 years before Israel cried to God and Samuel, asking for a king. Saul was then installed as king. He ruled for 40 years, and several more years passed before David took the ark from Abinadab's house to bring it to Jerusalem.
- The second of the eight sons of Jesse (1 Samuel 16:8). He was with Saul in the campaign against the Philistines in which Goliath was slain (1 Samuel 17:13).
- One of Saul's sons, who perished with his father in the battle of Gilboa (1 Samuel 31:2; 1 Chronicles 10:2).
- Ben-abinadab; One of Solomon's officers, who "provided victuals for the king and his household." He presided, for this purpose, over the region of Dor and had Taphath a daughter of Solomon to wife.(1 Kings 4:7-11).
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. Ebiasaph is a spelling variation of Abiasaph.
Abiel was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- Son of Zeror, of the tribe of Benjamin, he was the grandfather of King Saul and of his commander Abner. 1 Samuel 9
- An Arbathite, one of King David's Warriors who was known for his bravery. I Chron. 11:32
Ahinadab (Hebrew: אחינדב áḤYNaDaḄ "My Brother Is Noble"), son of Iddo, is one of the twelve commissariat officers appointed by Solomon in so many districts of his kingdom to raise supplies by monthly rotation for his household. He was appointed to the district of Mahanaim (1 Kings 4:14), east of Jordan.
Ahitub; good, brother of goodness, or father of goodness
- Ahitub, son of Phinehas, grandson of Eli, and brother of Ichabod. (1Samuel 14:3,22:9-20, 1Chronicles 9:11)
- Ahitub, son of Amariah and father of Zadok. (2Samuel 8:15-17)
- Ahitub, a descendant through the priestly line of the first Zadok. He was an ancestor of later high priests who served during the fall of Jerusalem and post-exile. (1Chronicles 6:11-12)
- Ahitub, a Benjamite. (1Chronicles 8:11)
Adbeel, Nadbeel or Idiba’ilu, was the third son of Ishmael out of twelve. (Genesis 25:13) The name Adbeel is associated with the personal name and northwest tribe in Arabia known as Idiba’ilu, whom Tiglath-Pileser conquered in the 8th century BCE. (Kenneth A. Mathews, 2005, p. 361)
- Adah, the first wife of Lamech, and the mother of Jabal and Jubal. (Genesis 4:19-23)
- Adah, the first wife of Esau, the daughter of Elon the Hittite. It has been suggested by biblical scholars that she is the same person as "Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite" mentioned as a wife of Esau in Genesis 26. She bore Esau's firstborn Eliphaz, and became the matriarch of the Edomites. (Genesis 26:34,36:2-4)
Agee was the father of Shammah, who was one of David's mighty men (II Samuel 23:11). Based on interpretations of I Chronicles 11:34 and II Samuel 23:32-33 Agee was either the grandfather of Jonathan or his brother.
- Ahi is the son of Abdiel in 1 Chronicles 5:15
- Ahi is the son of Shomer in 1 Chronicles 7:34
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.
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 BCE. 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.
In Amos 7:10, Amaziah is a priest of Bethel who confronts Amos and rejects his prophesying against king Jeroboam II. As a result, Amos is led to prophesy the doom of Amaziah's family, the loss of his land and his death in exile. Jonathan Magonet has described Amaziah as 'a spiritual leader who believed in his own power and could not risk hearing the word of God'.
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Amon (Hebrew: אמן 'aMoN) was a city governor in the time of Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab
Amzi ('am-tsee') is a masculine Hebrew name meaning "my strength" or "strong." Two individuals with this name are mentioned in the Bible:
- 1 Chronicles 6:31 indicates Amzi as a Levite man of the family of Merari.
- A son of Zechariah was named Amzi. He was an ancestor to the Levite priest Adaiah (Nehemiah 11:12), who was one of the Israelite exiles under the direction of Nehemiah when he returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the city walls.
In the Book of Genesis, there are two men and one woman named Anah.
- In Genesis 36:2,14,18,25, Anah is a daughter of Zibeon, and her daughter Aholibamah is a wife of Esau.
- In Genesis 36:20,29 and 1 Chronicles 1:38, Anah is a son of Seir and a brother of Zibeon chief of the Horites. Some authorities claim this is a tribal name, not a personal name.
- In Genesis 36:24 and 1 Chronicles 1:40-41, Anah is a son of Zibeon, and is famed for discovering hot springs.
Amendment: Actually the Anah in Genesis 36:2,14,18,25 mentioned above is the same as the Anah, the son of Zibeon in verse 24. In verse 2 and 14 it says, "Aholibamah the daughter of Anah, the daughter of Zibeon the Hivite;." Some are confused with this wording and believe that it is saying that Anah is a daughter of Zibeon. In verse 24 it clearly says that Zibeon's two sons were Ajah and Anah. Since the original text does not have a literal word for "grand daughter" the word "bath" was used in both cases. But this sentence is stating that Aholibamah is the daughter of Anah and the "granddaughter" of Zibeon, not that Anah is the daughter of Zibeon.
Anak was the father of Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai in Numbers 13:22
Azariah (Hebrew - עזריהו `aZaRYaHOo "God Helped"), son of Nathan, was appointed by King Solomon to be over his deputies. I Kings 4:5. For Azariah the priest see Azariah (high priest).
(Hebrew: בענא Ba`aNa)
- Baanah the Netophathite was the father of Heleb, one of King David's Warriors (2 Samuel 23:29, 1 Chronicles 11:30).
- Baanah the son of Ahilud, was one of Solomon's twelve regional administrators, having jurisdiction over Taanach, Meggido, and Beth-shean (I Kings 4:12).
- Baanah the son of Hushai, was one of Solomon's twelve regional administrators, having jurisdiction over Asher and Aloth (I Kings 4:16).
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).
Hebrew: Sweet-smelling or Sweet-smile
- Basemath, wife of Esau, and daughter of Elon the Hittite (Genesis 26:34). She is thought to be identical to or a sister to Adah who is mentioned in Genesis 36.
- Basemath, another wife of Esau, daughter of Ishmael, sister to Nebajoth and mother of Reuel (Genesis 36:3). She is thought by some scholars to be the same as Mahalath of Genesis 28.
- Basemath, the daughter of Solomon; a wife of Ahimaaz. (1Kings 4:15)
Becher was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- The second of ten sons of Benjamin according to Genesis 46:21 and 1 Chronicles 7:6
- A son of Ephraim according to Numbers 26:35. His descendants were referred to as Bachrites.
Hebrew: בלע BeLa` "Crooked"
Bela was the name of three individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- Bela ben Beor, an Edomite king according to Genesis 36:32 and 1 Chronicles 1:43
- (also "Belah") The first of ten sons of Benjamin according to Genesis 46:21, Numbers 26:38, and 1 Chronicles 7 and 8.
- A son of Azaz according to 1 Chronicles 5:8
Ben Abinadab 
Ben Abinadab (Hebrew בנ אבינדב BeN ,'aḄYNaDaḄ "My Father is Liberal"), was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators; he was over Dor, and he was married to Taphath, a daughter of Solomon. I Kings 4:11 (RSV).
Ben Deker 
Ben Dekar (Hebrew בנ דקר BeN DeQeR "Son of Pick"), was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators; he was over Makaz, Shaalbim, Beth-shemesh, and Elon-beth-hanan. I Kings 4:9 (RSV).
Ben Geber 
Ben Geber (Hebrew בנ גבר BeN GeḄeR "Son of He-Man"), was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators; he was over Ramoth Gilead and Argob. I Kings 4:13 (RSV).
Ben Hesed 
Ben Hesed (Hebrew בנ חסד) BeN ḤeÇeD "Son of Grace"), was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators; he was over Aruboth, Sochoh, and Hepher. I Kings 4:10 (RSV).
Ben Hur 
Ben Hur (Hebrew בנ חור Ben Hur "Son of Hur") was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators; he was over Ephraim. I Kings 4:8 (RSV).
Beno was the son of Merari and from Jaaziah 1 Chronicles 24:26-27.
Beriah is the name of four different biblical individuals:
- One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber and Malchiel. (Gen. 46:17, Num. 26:44-5, I Chr. 7:30)
- A son of Ephraim (I Chr. 7:20-23), born after the killing of Ephraim's sons Ezer and Elead, and so called by his father "because it went badly with his house."
- A Benjamite, son of Elpaal. He and his brother Shema expelled the Gittites, and were patriarchs to the inhabitants of Ajalon. His sons were Michael, Ishpah and Joha. (I Chr. 8:13)
- A Levite, the son of Shimei. He was jointly patriarch of a clan with his brother Jeush. (I Chr. 23:10-11)
Bidkar (Hebrew: בדקר) was an officer of the Israelite king Jehu. Jehu ordered Bidkar to throw the body of the king he usurped, Jehoram, into the field of Naboth, fulfilling prophecy. II Kings 9:25
Carmi refers to two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- The fourth son of Reuben according to Genesis 46:9, Numbers 26:6, and 1 Chronicles 5:3.
- The son of Zabdi, grandson of Zerah of the Tribe of Judah, and the father of Achan, according to Joshua 7:1. He was present at the Battle of Jericho.
Chalcol (Hebrew כלכל KhaLKoL - the same consonants with different vowel points (KiLKayL) means "maintain") was one of the exemplars of wisdom than whom Solomon was wiser. (I Kings 4:31)
Darda (Hebrew: דרדע DaRDa`) was one of the exemplars of wisdom than whom Solomon was wiser. (I Kings 4:31)
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.
Dishan was the youngest son of Seir the Horite. (Genesis 36:21)
Dodo (possibly meaning "beloved") is a name given to three persons in the Bible:
- A descendant of Issachar (Judges 10:1).
- An Ahohite, father of Eleazar, who was one of David's three mighty men who were over the thirty. (2 Samuel 23:9; 1 Chronicles 11:12)
- A man from Bethlehem, and father of Elhanan, who was one of David's thirty heroes (2 Samuel 23:24).
Elasah (meaning 'made by God') was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- The son of Shaphan, who was chosen by King Zedekiah of Judah to be one of the two messengers to take Jeremiah's letter to Nebuchadnezzar (Jeremiah 29:3)
- One of the sons of Pashur who was rebuked for marrying a foreign women (Ezra 10:18-19)
Eliadah (Hebrew: אלידע 'ELYaDa` "God Knows") was the father of Rezon (q.v.), regent of Damascus in the time of Solomon. I Kings 11:23
Eliasaph was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- The son of Deuel and the prince of the Tribe of Gad according to Numbers 1:14 and Numbers 10:20.
- The son of Lael and the chief of the house of Gershon according to Numbers 3:24.
Elihoreph (Hebrew אליחרף) was a scribe in King Solomon's court. He was a son of Shisha and brother of Ahiah. (I Kings: 4:3) The name means "'my God repays,' or 'my God is the giver of the autumn harvest,'".
Elnathan ben Achbor of Jerusalem was the father of Nehushta. Nehushta conceived Jeconiah with King of Judah Jehoiakim. Despite this close relationship to the king, Elnathan is one of those who, according to Jeremiah 36:25 opposes Jehoiakim when he cuts up and burns a scroll that had been brought to him, containing Jeremiah's prophesies of the forthcoming destruction of Judah. Elnathan's father Achbor was a strong supporter of the earlier reforms of king Josiah, which may have influenced Elnathan's behaviour - though he had earlier been closely involved in the persecution of the prophet Uriah ben Shemaiah, according to Jeremiah 26:20-23.
- 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.
- Elon, one of the judges of Israel.
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).
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)
Ezbon is the name of two people mentioned in the Bible:
- A son of Gad (Genesis 46:16). In Numbers 26:16 his name is given as Ozni, whose descendants constitute the Oznite clan.
- A son of Benjamin (I Chr. 7:7).
Geber (Hebrew: גבר, GeḆeR, "He-man"), son of Uri, was one of King Solomon's regional administrators; his territory was Gilead. (First Kings 4:19)
Gemariah is one of the sons of Shaphan in chapter 36 of Jeremiah. His own son Micaiah hears Jeremiah's secretary Baruch read Jeremiah's prophecies against the nation, and reports to a meeting of the court officials, including his father, nearby. This leads to the scroll being read before king Jehoiakim, who cuts it up and burns it despite the protestations of Gemariah and Elnathan ben Achbor.
Genubath (Hebrew: גנבת GNuḆaTh "Stolen") is mentioned in I Kings 11:20 as the son born to Hadad the Edomite and the sister of Queen Tahpenes, Pharaoh's wife.
Hebrew: גרא GeR'a "stranger"
- In Genesis 46:21 Gera is the fourth of ten sons of Benjamin.
- Gera is also the name of the father of Shimei (2 Samuel 19:16)
- Gera is also the name of two of the sons of Bela (see above), making both nephews of the earlier Gera. (I Chronicles 8:3,5)
- Gera is also the name of the father of Ehud, a "Benjamite, a man left-handed" - Book of Judges, 3:15.
Gideon was, according to Judges 6:11 the son of Joash the Abiezrite. He defeated the Midianites.
Haahashtari was one of the sons of Naarah (1 Chronicles 4:6)
Habazziniah was the head of a family of Rechabites (Jeremiah 35:3)
According to I Kings 11:23, Hadadezer (Hebrew: הדדעזר HaDaD`eZeR "Hadad Helps") was king of Zobah.
Haddad the Edomite was an adversary of Solomon (I Kings 10:14)
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.
Haran, or Aran (Hebrew הָרָן) refers to three minor biblical people in the Hebrew Bible:
- Haran, son of Terah, from Ur of the Chaldees. He fathered Lot, Milcah and Iscah. (Genesis 11:27-29)
- Haran, son of Caleb, a descendant of Jacob, and Ephah his mother. Father of 1.Gazez, and brother of 2.Gazez. (1Chronicles 2:46)
- Haran, son of Shimei, a Levite who lived in the age of King David that had some important religious or political role. (1 Chronicles 23:1-9)
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 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.
- In Genesis 46:9, Hezron is a son of Reuben and the founder of the Hezronites.
- In Genesis 46:12, Hezron is grandson of Judah and the son of Pharez.
Hiel the Bethelite (Heb. אֲחִיאֵל, חִיאֵל; "the [divine] brother, or kinsman, is God")) rebuilt Jericho during the reign of King Ahab. (I Kings 16:34)
- The father of Abdon, in the Book of Judges.
Hiram (Hebrew: חירם ḤYRaM "My Life Exalted") of Tyre, son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali whose father was a craftsman in bronze, was given the metal work of King Soloman's temple. I Kings 7:13-14. According to The Interpreter's Bible, Hiram is a shortened form of אחירם ('aḥîrām, "brother of Ram the lofty one.
Hobab was Moses' brother-in-law (Numbers 10:29) or father-in-law (Judges 4:11). The relevant part of Numbers 10:29 reads: "And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law". That of Judges 4:11 reads: "Now Heber the Kenite had severed himself from the Kenites, even from the children of Hobab the father-in-law of Moses".
Huppim חופים or Hupham - חופם was the ninth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.
Imla the (im'la; "full"). The father of Micaiah, which latter was the prophet who ironically foretold the defeat of the allied kings of Judah and Israel against Ramoth-gilead (2 Chron 18:7-8). In the parallel passage (1 Kings 22:8-9) his name is written Imlah.
The original Hebrew name Yiskāh (יִסְכָּה), means "foresight", or being able to see the potential in the future. The Hebrew root sakhah (ס.כ.ה) means "to see," so the name Yiskah, with the added yod, implies "to see before". Iscah is the niece of Abraham. (See also Haran#Family tree)
Strong's 03252. יִסְכָּה Yickah yis-kaw’; from an unused root meaning to watch; observant; Jiskah, sister of Lot:—Iscah.
Jachin was a son of Simeon according to Genesis 46:10, Exodus 6:15, and Numbers 26:12, one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob. In Freemasonry the right hand pillar of the entrance of Solomon's Temple is so named for Jachin, the assistant high priest who officiated at its dedication.
Jarha was an Egyptian slave of Sheshan who was married to Sheshan's daughter according to 1 Chronicles 2:34-35.
Jecholiah (Hebrew: יכליהו, YeKhaLYaHOo) of Jerusalem was the wife of the King of Judah, Amaziah, and the mother of King Azariah. II Kings 15:2
Jehoaddan (Hebrew: יהועדן, Yehōaddān; "YHWH delights") was a native of Jerusalem, the wife of King Joash of Judah, and mother of his successor, King Amaziah. II Kings 14:2
Jehoshaphat (Hebrew: יהושפט, YeHOShaPhaT, God Judges) son of Paruah, was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators, his jurisdiction was Issachar. (I Kings 4:17)
Jehosphaphat, son of Ahilud, was King Solomon's recorder. (I Kings 4:3)
Jehozabad (Hebrew: יהוזבד, YeHOZaBaD), son of Shomer, was one of the assasinators of king Joash of Judah. II Kings 12:21. "This person is called Zabad, in 2 Chron. xxiv.26..." 
Jephunneh (יְפֻנֶּה) is a biblical name which means "for whom a way is prepared", and was the name of two biblical figures:
- The father of Caleb the spy, who appears to have belonged to an Edomitish tribe called Kenezites, from Kenaz their founder. See (Numbers 13:6 etc.; Num. 32:12 etc.; Josh 14:14 etc.; 1 Chr 4:15.) (BCE 1530.)
- A descendant of Asher, eldest of the three sons of Jether. (1 Chronicles 7:38.) (BCE 1017.)
Jeshaiah may refer to multiple figures in the Bible:
- A descendant of David, the father of Rephaiah, and the son of Hananiah in 1 Chronicles 3:21.
- One of eight sons of Jeduthun in 1 Chronicles 25:3.
Joash, an Abiezrite of the Tribe of Manasseh, was the father of Gideon according to Judges 6 - 8. 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."
Jobab is the name of at least five men in the Hebrew Bible.
- A son of Joktan according to Genesis 10:29 and 1 Chronicles 1:23.
- Jobab ben Zerah, a King of Edom according to Genesis 36:33 and 1 Chronicles 1:44.
- King of Madon, one of the kings who fought against Israel in Joshua 11.
- A son of Shaharaim and Hodesh according to 1 Chronicles 8:9.
- A son of Elpaal according to 1 Chronicles 8:18.
Joel is the name of several men in the Hebrew Bible.
- The firstborn son of the prophet Samuel. According to I Samuel chapter 8, Joel and his brother Abijah were appointed by Samuel to be judges in Beersheba. However, Joel and Abijah "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.
- An ancestor of Samuel (mentioned in 1Ch 6:21).
- A Simeonite prince (1Ch 4:35).
- A Reubenite; father of Shemaiah (1Ch 5:4–8).
- A Gadite chief (1Ch 5:12).
- A chief of Issachar (1Ch 7:3).
- One of David's mighty men, indicated as the brother of Nathan (1Ch 11:38).
- A Gershonite, a prince in the time of David (Chronicles 15:7; 23:8; 26:22).
- Son of Pedaiah; a Manassite chief in the time of David (1Ch 27:20).
- A Kohathite in the time of Hezekiah (2Ch 29:12).
- One of those who married foreign wives (Ezra 10:43).
- Son of Zichri; a Benjamite overseer after the Exile (Nehemiah 11:9).
Joiarib ("God will contend") is the name of two biblical persons:
- Ancestor of Maaseiah the son of Barukh, 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 
Joshua the Bethshemite 
Joshua the governor of the city 
Joshua (Hebrew: יהושע YeHOShu'a "God saves") was a city governor in the time of King Josiah of Judah. II Kings 23:8
Jozachar (Hebrew: יוֹזָכָר, YOZaKhaR, "God Remembered"), son of Shimeath, was one of the assasinators of king Joash of Judah. In 2 Kings 12:21 the Hebrew is יוזבד, YOZaBaD.
Kolaiah ("voice of Jehovah") is the father of the false prophet Ahab (Jeremiah 29:21). It is also the name of an ancestor of Sallu that settled in Jerusalem after returning from the Babylonian exile (Nehemiah 11:7).
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)
- 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
- Head of the twenty-fourth priestly course in David's reign. I Chronicles 24:18
- Also, A priest Neh. 10:8
Hebrew: sickness, a company of dancers, or a harp
- 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.
- Mahalath, a daughter of Jerimoth and Abihail; the wife of king Rehoboam. (1 Chronicles 11:18)
Hebrew for "Grasping"
- A Kohathite Levite, father of Elkanah I Chronicles 6:35
- Another Kohathite Levite, of the time of Hezekiah II Chronicles 29:12
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 (“infirmity,” “a harp”, or “pardon”) is the name of two biblical persons:
- One of the daughters of Zelophehad, who with her four sisters brought a claim regarding inheritance before Moses. (Num. 26:33, 27:1–11, 36; Jsh. 17:3–6
- A child of Gilead's sister Hammolecheth and great-granddaughter of Manasseh. She had two siblings, Ishhod and Abiezer. (I Chr. 7:18–6)
Heb. "Reigned over, or reigning."
- A Levite of the family of Merari I Chronicles 6:44
- A priest who returned from Babylon (12:2),(Ezra 10:29),(Ezra 10:32)
"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)
Saul's son by the concubine Rizpah, daughter of Aiah. During the reign of King David, some members of Saul's family were punished for what had been done to the Gibeonites. Mephibosheth and his brother Armoni along with five others, were "hanged on a hill before the Lord" by the Gibeonites, and their bodies left exposed in the sun for five months (2 Sam. 21:8-10).
"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.
"Resistance", a chief priest, a contemporary of the high priest Joiakim (Neh 12:12).
- 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.
"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).
Meshullam, meaning "befriended", was the name of eleven biblical individuals. (See Meshullam.)
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.
"Staves" or "Looking Down".
- An officer under Dodai, in the time of David and Solomon (Ch1 27:4).
- A Benjamite (Ch1 8:32),(Ch1 9:37), (Ch1 9:38).
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.
"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.
"A going forth."
- One of the sons of Caleb (Ch1 2:46).
- The son of Zimri, of the posterity of Saul (Ch1 8:36-37),(Ch1 9:42-43).
Muppim or Shuphim was the eighth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.
Naaman is the fifth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21.
Nebat (Hebrew: נבט NeḄaT "Sprout"), an Ephrathite of Zereda, was the father of Jeroboam (q.v.)
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 was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
"Obadiah" was a descendant of David, father of Sheconiah, and son of Arnan
Obil was an Ishmaelite, a keeper of camels in the time of David, according to 1 Chronicles 27:30.
Ozem is a Hebrew name meaning strong, which applies to two people in the Bible.
- A brother of David, and the sixth son of Jesse (1 Chronicles 2:15).
- A son of Jerahmeel (1 Chronicles 2:25).
See Ezbon above.
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
Rabmag is the name of two figures in the Bible:
- The Assyrian "Rab-mugi" — a "chief physician" who was attached to the king of Babylon (Jeremiah 39:3,13).
- 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, a descendant of David was the father of Arnan and the son of Jeshaiah.
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.
According to I Kings 11:23- Rezon (Hebrew: רזון ReZON "Thinness") became regent in Damascus and was an adversary of Solomon.
Hebrew: ראש R'oSh "Head"
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.
Sachar was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- One of David's heroes 1 Chronicles 11:35; also called Sharar 2 Samuel 23:33.
- A son of Obed-edom the Gittite, and a temple porter 1 Chronicles 26:4.
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)
Also the name of one of King David's sons by Bathsheba.
Sharar also known as shararer jat
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.
Shechem was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
- A prince of Shechem who defiled Dinah according to Genesis 34
- A son of Manasseh according to Numbers 26:31, Joshua 17:2, and 1 Chronicles 7:19.
Shemaiah was the father of Neariah, and the son of Sheconiah
Shemer (Hebrew: שמר SheMeR "Guardian") was the man from whom Omri, King of Israel, bought Samaria.
Shimshai was a scribe who was represented the peoples listed in Ezra 4:9-10 in a letter to King Artaxerxes.
Shisha (Hebrew - שישא) was the father of Elihoreph and Ahijah, who were secretaries to King Solomon. 1 Kings 4:3.
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.
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).
- A son of Issachar according to Genesis 46:13, Numbers 26:23 and 1 Chronicles 7:1. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.
- Tola (Judge of Israel), one of the judges of Israel.
Tryphosa was a Christian mentioned inwith other saints to whom Paul the apostle sent greetings and salutations.
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 
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 (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
- In 1 Chronicles 2:36-37, Zabad is a member of the Tribe of Judah, the family of Hezron and the house of Jahahmeel. He was the son of Nathan and the father of Ephlal.
- In 1 Chronicles 7:21, Zabad is an Ephraimite of the family of Shuthelah. He was the son of Tanath and the father of Suthelah.
- In 1 Chronicles 11:41, Zabad is one of King David's mighty men. He is the son of Ahlai.
- In 2 Chronicles 24:26, Zabad is one of two servants of King Joash who kill him in his bed. He is the son of Shimeath, an Amonite woman. In 2 Kings 12:21 this same man seems to be called Jozachar (Hebrew: יוֹזָכָר; Latin: Josachar). His fellow conspirator is Jehozabad (Hebrew: יהוֹזָבָד; Latin: Jozabad), the son of Shomer (Hebrew: שֹׁמֵר; Latin: Somer).
- In Ezra 10:27,33,34, three men named Zabad are listed as having taken foreign wives, whom Ezra persuades them to send away.
Hebrew: צדקיה TseDQiYaH "God Justifies Me"
- Zedekiah, King of Judah
- Zedekiah, son of Chenaanah, a false prophet in the time of Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab
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)
Zidkijah is mentioned in chapter 10 of Nehemiah.
See also 
- List of biblical names
- List of burial places of biblical figures
- List of major biblical figures
- List of minor biblical tribes
- "ABDEEL". JewishEncyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, "Abdi."
- This verse, in the King James Version and some other Bibles, is verse 44 of chapter 6.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible of 1917
- This section on Abdon incorporates information from the 1897 Easton's Bible Dictionary.
- Easton's Bible Dictionary entry on Adah
- Magonet, Jonathan (1992) Bible Lives (London, SCM), 116
- I Kings 22:26
- "Anan". Easton's Bible Dictionary. Retrieved Apr/30/13.
- "Ashbel baby name meaning, origin and description of Biblical character". Biblical-baby-names.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, "Basemath"
- Holman Bible Dictionary
- See for example Magonet, Jonathan (1992) Bible Lives (London, SCM), 107
- Jeremiah 36:25
- The Interpreter's Bible, Buttrick, 1954, Abingdon Press, Volume III, Snaith, p. 51
- Clarke, Adam (1831). Commentary and Critical Notes. New York: J. Emory and B. Waugh.
- Judges 6 - 8
- "JOEL". Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.
- Easton's Bible Dictionary entry on Julia
- "Kerenhappuch - Smith’s Bible Dictionary - Bible Dictionary". Christnotes.org. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
- "Easton's Bible Dictionary". Ccel.org. 2005-07-13. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
- Mandel, David (2007). Who's who in the Jewish Bible. Jewish Publication Society. p. 241. ISBN 0-8276-0863-2.
- I Kings 11:26
- 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
- www.studylight.org › Dictionaries › Holman Bible Dictionary
- I Kings 16:34
- I Kings 16:24
- I Kings 22:11
- See New International Version, footnote.
- E.g. New International Version.
- 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."