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Simplified Bible Dictionary

4,531 Theocratic Definitions
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AARAT: The name Aarat, also spelled Ararat, means high or holy ground. It is a mountainous district of Asia that is known as the resting-place of the ark after the deluge. (Genesis 8:4) It was the asylum of the sons of Sennacherib. (2Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38) The present day Ararat is the great boundary between Russia, Turkey and Persia. (See: ARARAT, MOUNTAIN, NATION) AARON: Jehovah assigned Aaron to act as Moses’ spokesman to Pharaoh. (Exodus 4:14-16, 27-30) During the 40 years in the wilderness Moses did more speaking and Aaron remained subordinate. Aaron did not accompany Moses to the top of Mount Sinai to receive the Law covenant. God designated Aaron for the position of high priest. (Exodus 28:1-3) As a descendent of Levi, Aaron continued the lineage for the priesthood just as Jehovah started it. He was anointed in the manner described at Psalm 133:2. AB: Ab was the fifth lunar month of the Jewish sacred calendar. Ab was a month of summer heat, when the grapes harvest began in Israel. ABADDON: Hebrew: “Abaddon” and Greek: “Apollyon” means destruction, destructive process. (Revelation 9:11) ABAGTHA: Abagtha was one of the seven court officials who ministered to the Persian king Ahasuerus. (Esther 1:10) The Scriptures say they were eunuchs even though they were not involved as guardians of women. ABANAH RIVER: This is one of the two rivers of Damascus. Its headwaters are in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains to the Northwest of Damascus. After traversing the mountains it emerges from a gorge

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just west of Damascus. After flowing through the city it dissipates in the body of marshes east of the city. The other river flowing through Damascus was the Pharpar River. (2 Kings 5:12) ABANDON: To forsake or leave behind. Stop maintaining or insisting on ideas or claims…abandon ideas or thoughts. The word abandon is found 27 times. “Do not abandon wisdom, and she will protect you,” (Proverbs 4:6) ABARIM: Abarim is the borderland region east of the Jordan River and east of the Dead Sea. (Jeremiah 22:20) The Israelites camped in the mountains of Abarim near the end or the 40-year trek in the wilderness. (Numbers 33:47, 48) ABASHED: feeling uneasy, to be embarrassed; to feel selfconscious. This word is found one time at Isaiah 24:23. “Then the moon will be abashed and the sun ashamed…” ABATE: Make less active or intense. ABBA : This is the Aramaic word for father. It is an intimate title of honor used by children to express both respect and affection. One might think of the intimacy of the English word “papa” when reading this word in the Holy Scriptures, however the word literally means “the father” or “O Father”. Abba appears three times in the Scriptures. (Mark 14:36) (Romans 8:15) (Galatians 4:6) ABDA: Abda was the father of Adoniram and most likely was a contemporary of King David. (1 Kings 4:6; 12:18) (2 Samuel 20:24) (2 Chronicles 10:18) ABDEEL: Abdeel was father of Shelemiah, one of three men sent by King Jehoiakim to seize the prophet Jeremiah and his secretary Baruch. (Jeremiah 36:26) ABDI, FATHER OF KISHI: Abdi was a Levite of the house of Merari. He was the father of Kishi and contemporary of Saul. (1 Chronicles 6:31, 33, 39, 44) ABDI, FATHER OF KISH: This Levite of the house of Merari was the father of Kish. The names of the sons of both Abdis are spelled almost the same, however the second Kish lived in the time of King Hezekiah, 250 years later. (2 Chronicles 29:12)

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ABDI, FAMILY OF ELAM: Abdi was of the family of Elam who lived after the exile. (Ezra 10:26) He had take foreign wives and sent them away when Ezra commanded it. (Ezra 7:8; 10:1-4, 10-12, 26, 44) ABDIEL: Abdiel was the son of Guni and the father of Ahi, of the tribe of Gad. He lived in the region of Gilead and Bashan. (1 Chronicles 5:15, 16) ABEDNEGO: Azariah was given the name Abednego. He was one of the young people of Jewish royalty taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar in 617 B.C.E. This is recorded at Daniel 1:3,4, 7. ABEL: Abel was born to Adam and Eve as their second son; Cain was firstborn. (Genesis 4:2-4) He became a herder of sheep while his brother Cain worked the soil. Paul lists Abel as the first man of faith at Hebrews 11:4. Paul also includes Abel among the “cloud of witnesses of pre-Christian times. (Hebrews 12:1) Jesus speaks of Abel as living at the “founding of the world” at Luke 11:48-51. ABEL-BETH-MAACAH: Abel-beth-maacah was a fortified city in the territory of Naphtali in northern Palestine, about 4 miles northwest of Dan. It was on the road to Hazor. The fertile land surrounding this place caused it to be called Abell of Beth-Maacah, meaning “Watercourse of the House of Maacah.” (2 Samuel 20:1422) (2 Chronicles 16:4) ABEL-KERAMIM: Abel-Keramim was a place that was the most distant point to which Jephthah pursued the Ammonites in their defeat. (Judges 11:33) ABEL-MEHOLAH: Abel-meholah was the place where Elijah found Elisha plowing and anointed him to be his successor as a prophet. (1 Kings 19:16-19) Abel-meholah was Elisha’s home. It is listed in Solomon’s fifth administrative district with other places west of the Jordan River. (1 Kings 4:12) ABEL, STONE OF: The Ark of Jehovah’s Covenant rested on the “Stone of Abel.” It was the large rock in the field of Joshua at Bethshemesh. (1 Samuel 6:18)

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ABEZ: Abez was a town occupied by the tribe of Issachar. It is found only once in the Bible at Joshua 19:20. ABHOR, ABHORRENT THING: The Hebrew word “niddah” occurs 30 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. It means exclude, put out of mind. (Isaiah 66:5) (Amos 6:3) God expresses his anger against Israel for making religious images with silver and gold as an abhorrent thing. (Ezekiel 7:19-20) (Lamentations 1:17) At Romans 12:9 Christians are admonished: “Abhor evil and cling to good.” The Greek verb “apostyge’o” means to hate intensely, to find repugnant. If we do not abhor what is wicked, Jehovah may in deed abhor us. ABI-ALBON: Abi-Albon was a Benjamite who served King David as one of the 37 most valiant fighters. (2 Samuel 23:31) His fighting was considered in Jacob’s deathbed prophecy about the tribe of Benjamin. (Genesis 49:27) ABIASAPH: He was a descendant of Kohath, one of the three sons of Korah the Levite. His brother’s names were Elkanah and Assir. (Exodus 6:16-24) The term “sons of Korah” found in the superscriptions of some of the Psalms refers to the “descendants of Korah” or the “house of Korah.” (Psalms 42; 44-49; 84; 85, 87, 88) ABIATHAR: Abiathar was the son of the High Priest Ahimelech. He was part of the tribe of Levi of the line of Eli. (1 Samuel 14:3; 22:11; 23:6) He had the amazing privilege of living during the reigns of Saul, David, and Solomon. It was during David’s reign that he became high priest. He had two sons, Jonathan and Ahimelech. (2 Samuel 15:27, 36; 8:17) ABIB: Abib was the name of the first lunar month of the Jewish sacred calendar and of the seventh month of the secular calendar. (Exodus 13:4; 23:15; 34:18) (Deuteronomy 16:1) ABIDA: Abida was son of Midian and a grandson of Abraham by his wife Keturah. He had four brothers, named Ephah, Epher, Hanoch, and Eldaah. (Genesis 25:1, 2, 4) (1 Chronicles 1:33) ABIDAN: Abidan was chieftain of the tribe of Benjamin at the time of the census of Israel in the second year following the Exodus from Egypt. (Numbers 1:11, 16) He was in charge of 35,400 men of Benjamin. (Numbers 2:18, 22, 23)

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ABIDE: Put up with something or somebody. Dwell or live some where. The word abide is found seven times in the New Simplified Bible. “The son abides forever.” (John 8:35) ABI-EZER, SON OF JOSEPH: Abi-ezer was a family head and an ancestor of Judge Gideon. He was one of the sons of Gilead and the grandson of Manasseh. Abiezer was Joseph’s firstborn son. (Judges 6:11, 24; 8:2) ABI-EZER, SON OF HAMMOLECHETH: Abi-ezer was the son of Hammolecheth. His mother was sister of Manasseh’s grandson Gilead. (1 Chronicles 7:18) ABI-EZER, THE BENJAMITE: This Abi-ezer was a Benjamite from Anathoth. He was one of King David’s 37 most valiant military fighters. He was the leader of a force of 24,000 tribesmen serving the king. (1 Chronicles 11:28; 27:1, 12) ABIGAIL: Abigail was married to Nabal from Maon on the edge of the Wilderness of Judah, west of the Dead Sea. After Nabal died she became one of David’s wives. (1 Samuel 22:1-4; 25:1-43) ABIHAIL, FATHER OF ZURIEL: Abihail was from the tribe of Levi. He came from the family of Merari. Abihail fathered Zuriel who became head of the paternal house of Merari at the time of the Exodus. (Numbers 3:35) ABIHAIL, WIFE OF ABISHUR: This Abihail was of the tribe of Judah. She was Abishur’s wife. They had two sons, Ahban and Molid. (1 Chronicles 2:29) ABIHAIL, SON OF HURI: Abihail was from the tribe of Gad. He settled in Bashan and Gilead. He was the son of Huri and a family head. (1 Chronicles 5:14-17) ABIHAIL, DAUGHTER OF ELIAB: This Abihail was David’s niece by his oldest brother, Eliab. (2 Chronicles 11:18) ABIHAIL, FATHER OF QUEEN ESTHER: Abihail was the father of Queen Esther and a descendant of Benjamin. He was the uncle of Esther’s cousin, Mordecai. He and his wife died before her marriage to King Ahasuerus. (Esther 2:5, 7, 15; 9:29)

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ABIHU: He was one of Aaron’s four sons by his wife Elisheba. He was the brother of Nadab, Eleazar, and Ithamar. (Exodus 6:23) (1 Chronicles 6:3, 24:1) Abihu was born in Egypt the second son of Aaron and had grown to maturity by the time of the Exodus. (Numbers 33:39) ABIHUD: Abihud was a descendant of Benjamin through his fist born, Bela. (1 Chronicles 8:1-3) ABIJAH, GRANDSON OF BENJAMIN: This Abijah was Benjamin’s grandson. He was seventh of Becher’s nine sons. (1 Chronicles 7:8) ABILENE: The Roman district known as Abilene was located in the Anti-Lebanon Mountains north of Mount Hermon. (Luke 3:1) It was named after its capital, Abila situated in a beautiful gorge by the bank of the Abanah River. ABILITY: The quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment; especially mental qualities. ABIMAEL: Abimael was a descendant of Shem through Arpachshad. His father was Joktan. (Genesis 10:28) (1 Chronicles 1:17-27) It is possible that he and his twelve brothers were the progenitors of 13 different Arabian tribes that settled in the Arabian Peninsula. ABIMELECH, KING OF GERAR: Abimelech was king of the city of Gerar. When Abraham and his wife Sarah lived at Gerar the king thought she was his sister. So Abimelech took her to become his wife. Jehovah God warned the king in a dream not to touch Sarah. So the king returned Sarah to Abraham. Shortly after that the king concluded a covenant of peace with Abraham at Beersheba. (Genesis 20:1-18; 21:22-34) ABINADAB OF KIRIATH-JEARIM: This man lived in the city of Kiriath-jearim, a city in the territory of Judah, 8.5 miles from Jerusalem. His home was used to store the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark remained in his home 70 years, until David had it transferred to Jerusalem. Abinadab’s son, Uzzah, touched the Ark in disregard of the command at Numbers 4:15. Because of this Jehovah struck

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Uzzah dead. (1 Samuel 6:20-7:1) (2 Samuel 6:1-7) (1 Chronicles 13:6-10) ABINOAM: Abinoam was the father of Judge Barak. He was a descendant of Naphtali and was a resident of the refuge city of Kedesh in the territory of Naphtali. (Judges 4:6, 12; 5:1, 12) ABIRAM, THE REUBENITE: Abiram was the son of Eliab and brother of Dathan and Nemuel. He was a family head in Israel at the time of the Exodus from Egypt. (Numbers 26:5-9) Abiram and his brother supported Korah the Levite when he rebelled against the authority of Moses and Aaron. They gathered in a group of 250 leaders who were well known among the people. They accused Moses and Aaron of wrongfully assuming authority over the people. (Numbers 16:1-3) They claimed that Moses was trying to lord it over the people and had not led them to the Promised Land. (Numbers 16:4-11) God condemned their disrespectful actions. The ground opened up and swallowed Dathan and Abiram. Korah died along with the 250 rebels. Many were destroyed by fire before the tabernacle. (Numbers 16:16-35; 26:10, 11) (Deuternomy 11:6) (Psalms 106:17) ABIRAM, SON OF HIEL: This Abiram was the son of Hiel the Bethelite. The account at Joshua 6:26 relates Joshua’s oath about the destroyed city of Jericho. He predicted that who ever should rebuild it would do so at the loss of his firstborn son. Hiel ignored this prediction. Five centuries after Joshua’s time he laid the foundations to rebuild Jericho. Abiram and his son died in fulfillment of the prophecy. (1 Kings 16:34) ABISHAG: This beautiful young virgin was from the town of Shunem, north of Jezreel in the territory of Issachar. (Joshua 19:1723) When David was about 70 years of age his servants selected Abishag to become the king’s nurse and companion during his final days. (1 Kings 1:1-4) Abishag waited on him during the day and at night she would lie close to him to keep him warm. Solomon regarded her as a wife or concubine for David even though they did not have intercourse. After David’s death, Abdonijah, David’s oldest living son, persuaded Bathsheba to ask Solomon to give him Abishag as his wife. King Solomon refused him and Abishag continued as one of Solomon’s wives or concubines.

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ABISHAI: Abishai was David’s nephew. His mother was David’s sister or half sister Zeruiah. He had two brothers, Joab and Asahel. (2 Samuel 2:18) (1 Chronicles 2:15, 16) Abishai supported his uncle David in all his military campaigns. He was noted for his mighty prowess who served over 30 warriors. He once struck down 300 of the enemy single-handed. (2 Samuel 23:18, 19) Abishai is reported to have struck down 18,000 Edomites. (1 Chronicles 18:12; 19:11-15) (2 Samuel 20:1, 6; 21:15-17) ABISHUA, SON OF BELA: Abishua was the son of Bela He was a Benjamite. (1 Chronicles 8:1-4) ABISHUA, SON OF PHINEHAS: This Abishua was the son of Phinehas and a great grandson of Aaron. He was the father of Bukki. (1 Chronicles 6:4, 5, 50, 51) ABISHUR: Abishur was a descendant of Judah through the family line of Hezron, of the house of Jerahmeel. As the second son of Shammai he became the father of two sons by his wife Abihail. (1 Chronicles 2:28, 29) ABITAL: Abital was one of David’s six wives through whom he fathered sons during the seven and a half years he reigned in Hebron. Her son was named Shephatiah. (2 Samuel 3:4) (1 Chronicles 3:3) ABIUD: He was the descendant of Zerubbabel and an ancestor of Jesus Christ found at Matthew 1:13. ABITUB: The son of Shaharaim by his wife Hushim, Abitub was a Benjamite. (1 Chronicles 8:8, 11) ABNER: Abner was the son of Ner, of the tribe of Benjamin. He served as chief of the army for King Saul, commanding an army of nearly 200,000 men. (1 Samuel 15:4) Abner was a powerful and valiant man, deserving many honors. He sometimes sat next to the king at the banquet table. (1 Samuel 20:25) David chided Abner when he was a fugitive in the Wilderness of Ziph because Abner was unable to protect Saul properly. (1 Samuel 26:14-16) When King Saul died Abner set up Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, as the king. Abner continued to command the army for a while. (2 Samuel 2:8-31)

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ABORTION: The termination of a pregnancy, the expulsion of an embryo or fetus before it can live on its own. An abortion is a deliberate termination of a pregnancy. A miscarriage is an accidental and unavoidable interruption of pregnancy. The Hebrew shakhal’ means suffer an abortion or miscarry. (Exodus 23:26) (Leviticus 26:22) (Hosea 9:14) The fruitage of the womb is a blessing of Jehovah. (Psalm 127:3) Psalm 139 is a worthy study for those who would take life from the womb. It expresses the preciousness of life even in the womb. ABRAHAM: The name Abraham means the father of a crowd or multitude. Jehovah God gave this name to Abram when he was 99 years old when he and his wife Sarah gave birth to a son. (Genesis 18:1-15) The first born, Isaac, was born to 100-year-old Abraham and 90-year-old Sarah. (Genesis 18:16-21:7) Jesus and his disciples referred to Abraham more than 70 times. He was prominently listed in the genealogy found at Matthew 1:1-2. Bible writer James wrote that Abraham was a “friend of God.” (James 2:21-23) ABRONAH: The Israelites camped at Abronah, an oasis, on their wilderness trek from Egypt. (Numbers 33:34-35) ABSALOM: Absalom was the third of six sons born to David at Hebron. His mother was Maacah the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur. (2 Samuel 3:3-5) Absalom fathered three sons and one daughter. (2 Samuel 14:27) He was also called Abishalom. (1 Kings 15:2) (2 Chronicles 11:20, 21) Absalom’s older half-brother Amnon became infatuated with their sister Tamar. Tamar was very beautiful. Amnon forcibly violated her, a deed that was later revenged. (2 Samuel 13:1-20) Absalom went to Hebron, the old capital of Judah, where he proclaimed himself king. The revolt was so successul that David found it necessary to quit Jerusalem and flee to Mahanaim. Mahanaim was beyond the Jordan River. Absalom's army marched against David's army. Twenty thousand of Absalom’s army were killed in that battle. As David sat impatiently waiting at the gate of Mahanaim, he was told that Absalom had been killed. It was then that David lamented: “My son, my son Absalom! I wish I had died in your place! Absalom, my son, my son!” (2 Samuel 18:33) You may read this exciting account in the book of 2 Samuel. ABUSIVE SPEECH: SEE BLASPHEMY

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ABYSS: Greek: a’byssos means very deep, unfathomable, boundless. Abyssos occurs nine times in the Christian Greek Scriptures. It is the spiritual prison where Satan and his angels are kept until their final punishment. (Revelation 20:1-3) The demons urged Jesus not to cast them into the abyss at Luke 8:31. See Bottomless Pit. ACACIA TREE: A type of mimosa tree. It is a hard and durable wood. Acacia wood was use for the tabernacle. (Exodus 26:15) ACCAD: Accad was one of the four cities founded by Nimrod that formed the beginning of his kingdom. (Genesis 10:10) ACCEPTABLE TIME: The apostle Paul urged the Corinthians to accept the salvation offered from God at the acceptable time. He went on to say: now is the acceptable time, now is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2) He quoted from Isaiah 49:8. ACCIDENT: Hebrew: migreh’ means befall. (Genesis 44:29) (Deuteronomy 25:18) Solomon appreciated the possibility that anyone may become a victim of unexpected occurrence or circumstance. (Ecclesiastes 9:11) This should not be confused with the worldly term for luck. ACCO: This seaport city was also known as Accho, Acre, and Ptolemais. It was located at the bay formed by the cape of Mount Carmel on the Mediterranean Sea. (Acts 21:7) ACCUSATION: Hebrew: sitnah’ means resist. It comes from the root verb Satan. (Ezra 4:6) (Zecariah 3:1) Greek: “kategoreo” means speaking against someone usually in a legal sense. (Mark 3:2) (Luke 6:7) The Greek word “diabolos” is rendered accuse at Luke 16:1. ACHAIA: Before the Romans conquered the area in 146 B.C.E. Achaia referred to a small region in the Peloponnesus along the southern coast of the Gulf of Corinth. Caesar Augustus reorganized the provinces of Greece, Macedonia and Achaia and called all the Peloponnesus by the name Achaia. (2 Corinthians 1:1) Paul speaks about the generosity of the Christians in Achaia at Romans 15:26. ACHAICUS: Achaicus, Stephanas and Fortunatus visited the apostle Paul while he was at Ephesus. They stayed with him and encouraged him. (1 Corinthians 16:17, 18)

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ACHAN: Achan was the son of Carmi. He was from the household of Zabdi of the family of Zerah in the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 2:7) Achan disobeyed Jehovah’s command to destroy all valuable things captured in the city of Jericho. All of Israel was tried because of his sin. He finally admitted his sin. (Joshua 7:4-26) ACHBOR, KING OF EDOM: Achbor was the father of Baalhanan. He was the seventh king of Edon. (Genesis 36:38, 39) (1 Chronicles 1:49) ACHBOR, SON OF MICAIAH: This Achbor was the son of Micaiah. (2 Kings 22:8-14) He was a trusted official of King Josiah’s court. Achbor was the father of Elnathan, a prince of the court of King Jehoiakim. (Jeremiah 26:22; 36:12) (2 Kings 24:8) ACHIM: Achim was a descendant of David in the royal line through Solomon and a relative of Joseph the adoptive father of Jesus. (Matthew 1:14) ACHISH: Achish was a Philistine king of Gath who reigned during the time of David and Solomon. Twice when David was running from Saul King Achish gave David refuge. (1 Samuel 21:10-15) Achish lived into Solomon’s reign. (1 Kings 2:39-41) ACHOR: The valley forming part of the North East boundary of the tribal territory of Judah. (Joshua 15:7) The name achor means ostracism or trouble. Jehovah recalls, at Hosea 2:15, Israel’s youth at the time of the Exodus would be restored from future captivity and the valley of Achor would become a door of hope. ACHSAH: The Judean spy Caleb offered his daughter Achsah in marriage as a prize to the person who captured the stronghold of Debir in Judah’s territory. Caleb’s nephew Othniel captured it and was rewarded, he married his cousin Achsah. (Joshua 15:15-19) (Judges 1:12-15; 3:9, 10) ACHSHAPH: This is the Place for Practicing Sorcery. It was the royal city of Canaan. (Joshua 11:1) ACHZIB, CITY IN JUDAH: Achzib was a city in southern Judah. (Joshua 15:44) It is believed to be the same as Chezib, the birthplace

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of Judah’s son Shelah. (Genesis 38:5) Joshua 15:33 shows it to be in the hilly country of the Shephelah. ACHZIB, COASTAL CITY: This Achzib was a Phoenician coastal city belonging to the tribe of Asher. (Joshua 19:29) Some experts believe it is the same as ez-Zib (Tel Akhziv) which is 9 miles north of Acco at the mouth of the Wadi Qarn. ACRE: According to the Scriptures, an acre is the measure of land that a span of bulls can plow in a day. The Hebrew word tse’medh means span. (1 Samuel 14:14) (1 Kings 19:19) ACTS OF APOSTLES: Luke wrote the book of Acts. Luke was the writer of the Gospel of Luke. Luke addressed Theophius in his Gospel as well as in the Acts of Apostles. Even though he did not sign his name, Luke did write Acts 1:1, 3. The book covers a period of nearly 28 years, beginning with Jesus’ ascension in 33 C.E. to the end of the second year of Paul’s imprisonment in Rome about 61 C.E. It reports primarily about the activities of the apostles Peter and Paul. God’s Kingdom under Christ is the overriding theme of the entire Bible and it dominates the book. (Acts 1:3, 8:12; 14:22; 19:8; 20:25; 28:31) The reader soon becomes aware of how the apostles gave a complete witness concerning Christ and the Kingdom. (Acts 2:40; 5:42; 8:25; 10:42; 20:21, 24; 23:11; 26:22; 28:23) The writer, Luke, was an eyewitness to the events he wrote about and he contacted fellow Christian who witnessed the events. The Areopagus in Athens, or Mars’ Hill, where Paul preached offer silent testimony to the truthfulness of Acts. (Acts 17:19) Acts of the Apostles was accepted without question as inspired and part of the canonical books of Holy Scriptures. Read the Book of Acts and grow spiritually! ADADAH: Adadah was one of the cities in the southern part of Judah’s territory. It was on the border of Edom. (Joshua 15:22) ADALIA: Adalia was one of Haman’s ten sons. (Esther 9:7-10) ADAM: The name of the first man was Adam. (Genesis 4:1) The word occurs 560 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. It means man or mankind. ADAMAH: This fortified city was in the territory assigned to the tribe of Naphtali. (Joshua 19:32, 36)

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ADAMI-NEKEB: Adami-nekeb was a place in southern Naphtali. It was on an old caravan route between Gilead and the Plain of Acco. (Joshua 19:33) ADAR: Adar was the name of the 12th Jewish lunar month of the sacred calendar. (Esther 3:7) This month led to the close of the winter season and the beginning of spring. The carob trees begin to blossom in parts of Palestine during the month of Adar. ADBEEL: Adbeel was a grandson of Abraham. He was the third son among 12 sons of Ishmael. His mother was an Egyptian. He was the chieftain of a clan bearing his name. (Genesis 21:21; 25:13-16) (1 Chronicles 1:29) ADDAR, THE BENJAMITE: Addar was the son of Bela, a Benjaminite. (1 Chronicles 8:1, 3) ADDAR, THE TOWN: Addar was a town on the southern border of Judah located near Kadesh-barnea. (Joshua 15:3) The names Hezron and Addar were combined at Numbers 34:4 to form Hazaraddar. It was about 5 miles northwest of Kadesh-barnea. ADDI: Addi was the son of Cosam and father of Melchi. He was a descendant of David through Nathan. Thus he was an ancestor of Jesus Christ. (Luke 3:28, 31) ADDON: Some of the people returning from Babylon to Jerusalem in 537 B.C.E. were unable to prove their genealogy from the public records. Addon was the place where they met to do this. As a result of this lack of evidence these individuals were disqualified from serving in the priesthood. Some scholars believe Addon was also the name of a person who was unable to prove his ancestry. (Ezra 2:5962) (Nehemiah 7:61-64) ADIEL, FATHER OF AZMAVETH: This Adiel was the father of Azmaveth. King David appointed him to be responsible for his royal treasure house. 1 Chronicles 27:25, 31) ADIEL, OF THE TRIBE OF SIMEON: Adiel was one of the leaders of the tribe of Simeon in the days of King Hezekiah of Judah in the eighth century B.C.E. He took part in the dispossession of the Hamites from the region near Gedor. (1 Chronicles 4:36, 38-41)

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chariot-leader”. “captain”. 16-20. These princes served the Persian king as counselors.15 ADIEL. 36) ADLAI: Adlai was the father of Shaphat. He served as an officer over 30 other Reubenites in David’s army. or lowland. Several hundred of his descendants returned from the exile in Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:15) (Nehemiah 7:20) ADJUTANT: This word comes from the Hebrew word “shalish” meaning third man. This administration is gathering all the things in heaven and the things on earth. Jehovah God has placed all things in Christ to form an administration at the appointed time. (Esther 1:14) (Ezra 7:14) ADMINISTRATION: The method. (1 Chronicles 27:29) ADMAH: Admah was one of the five cities in the region of the Valley of Siddim. and “warrior. ADMATHA: Admatha was one of the seven princes in the kingdom of Persia and Media who had access to King Ahasuerus.” The English word adjutant means a helper or assistant. (Exodus 14:7) (1 Kings 9:22) (2 Kings 7:2. (Joshua 15:33. (Genesis 10:19. It was used to describe the third warrior in a war chariot. (Ephesians 1:10. It was one of the cities of Judah located in the Shephelah. His father was Jahzerah. 15:25) ADINA: Adina was the son of Shiza. 14:1-3) It was probably near the south end of the Salt Sea. of achieving a goal makes up the administration of that goal. It was inhabited by Canaanites. who served as the overseer of David’s herds in the plains. 3:2) (Colossians 1:25) ADNAH. His son Maasai was at Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. AARONIC PRIEST: He was an Aaronic priest of the paternal house of Immer. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 42) ADITHAIM: The exact site of Adithaim is uncertain. including policy and procedures. “lord”. (1 Chronicles 9:12) ADIN: This man was one of the paternal heads of Israel. OFFICER OF MANASSEH: Adnah was a military officer who deserted from Saul’s army and joined David’s army at 15 . It has also been translated.

25) David immediately had Solomon anointed as king. (Nehemiah 12:12-15. 19) ADNA. FROM PAHATH-MOAB: This Adna was an Israelite and descendant of the house of Pahath-moab. He agreed to send his non-Israelite wife away when Ezra the priest told him to do so. (Judges 1:4-7) ADONIJAH. THE GENERAL: Adnah was Judean general of the armies during the reign of King Jehoshaphat. His sub-commanders were generals Jehohanan and Amasiah. They declared that prisoners of war should lose their thumbs. 21) 1 Samuel 30:1. (1 Chronicles 12:20. (1 Kings 1:9. Adonijah’s supporters then withdrew their support. (2 Chronicles 17:79) ADONIJAH. He was born of Haggith in Hebron. 17-19) ADNAH. 10. 2. 5) In spite of the declaration by Jehovah that the kingdom would go to Solomon. He fought at David’s side when David pursued the marauding band of Amalekites. (1 Kiings 1:11-53) ADONIKAM: Adonikam was a founder of a paternal house in Israel. (2 Chronicles 17:13-16. LEVITE IN JUDAH: Adonijah was a Levite who Jehoshaphat sent to teach in the cities of Judah. (2 Samuel 3:4.000 troops. Ancent Athenians employed used this practice. King Adonizedek joined forces with other kingdoms west of the Jordan to 16 . 26) ADONI-BEZEK: This powerful and ruthless ruler humbled 70 pagan kings by cutting off their thumbs and big toes. 44) ADNA. He called a meeting and had himself declared king. This took place just before the Israelites attacked Bezek. (Ezra 2:13) (Nehemiah 7:18) ADONI-ZEDEK: This man was the king of Jerusalem at the time the Israelites conquered the Promised Land.16 Ziklag. Adnah became a leader in David’s army. More than 600 members of his family returned to Jerusalem after the exile at Babylon. DAVID’S SON: Adonijah was David’s fourth son. THE PRIEST: Adna was part of the paternal house of Harim at the time of High Priest Joiakim and of Nehemiah and of Ezra the priest. Adonijah boasted that he would be the next king of Israel. He was the commander over 780. (Ezra 10:30.

(2 Chronicles 11:9) ADORNMENT: An adornment is something that is used to decorate. It was more a matter of social practice. the only begotten Son on of God. Spiritual adornment is in fact recommended. Through purchase by means of Jesus Christ they receive the adoption as sons and also become heirs with Jesus Christ.E.” Adoption is not presented as a point of legal procedure in the Holy Scriptures. (1 Peter 3:35) ADRAMMELECH. 5 miles west of Hebron. (Ephesians 1:5) The actual word “adoption” is found five times in the Bible: Romans 8:15. (1 Chronicles 16:29) (Lamentations 5:12) The Greek word ko’smos is translated world at 1 Peter 3:3. The Bible does not condemn physical adornment if properly done. 13.” It means.17 fight against Joshua’s conquering forces. Romans 9:4. 30:3-8. Experts in Bible today identify the modern village of Dura. 3) The apostle Paul told Christian women to adorn themselves in well-arranged clothing with modesty and soundness of mind. (Joshua 9:1-3. 12. The Greek word for adoption found at Romans 8:15 is “hui-o-the-si’a. The related verb ko-sme’o is translated adorn at Titus 2:10. beautify. as the town of Adoraim. Adrammelech and his 17 . ADORAIM: King Rehoboam of Judah rebuilt and fortified Adoraim in the 10th century B. and embellish. 4-28) (Revelation 4:2.C. It may be for a good or for a deceptive purpose. Jehovah describes himself as clothed in light and surrounded by beauty. 2) (Ezekiel 1:1. The apostle Paul mentioned adoption several times when describing the status of those called and chosen by God. Romans 8:23. (Genesis 15:2-4. The Hebrew word for adornment is hadha-rah’ which means honor. 24) One of the most widely known adoptions in the Bible is the adoption of Moses by Pharaoh’s daughter found at Exodus 2:5-10. (Galatians 4:1-7) (Romans 8:14-17) They do not receive this son ship naturally but by an act of God’s Holy Spirit. (Psalms 104:1. “a placing as son. 10:1-27) ADOPTION: Adoption is the act of accepting someone as a son or daughter who is not such by natural relationship. The apostle Peter encouraged Christians to adorn the secret person of the heart and to wear incorruptible apparel of the quiet and mild spirit. SON OF SENNACHERIB: This man was the son of King Sennacherib of Assyria. Galatians 4:5 and Ephesians 4:5.

The Sepharvites sacrificed their sons in the fire to the false gods. (2 Kings 17:22-24. In Paul’s day the sea of Adria surrounded the island of Malta. 20) Adullam was a city of Judah in the fertile lowland halfway between Bethlehem and Lachish. 33) ADRAMYTTIUM: This seaport on the Aegean Sea was located in Mysia. Paul boarded a ship at Adramyttium that was sailing to points along the coast of Asia Minor. (2 Samuel 23:13) ADULTERY: The Hebrew word “na’aph” and the Greek word “moicheuo” mean to commit adultery. extramarital sex. It was part of the province of Asia under Roman rule. There are numerous limestone caves in this area. It is only mentioned once in the Bible at Acts 27:2-6. ADRIA: The sea of Adria is mentioned at Acts 27:27 in the account of Paul’s fourteen turbulent days before the shipwreck on the island of Malta. Adultery is 18 . She had previouly been promised to David. 9) ADULLAM: The first Biblical mention of Adullam was in connection with Hirah the Adullamite who became a companion of Judah. (Genesis 38:1. They escaped to the mountains of Ararat. 31. They were brought into the territory of Samaria at the time the ten tribe kingdom of the Israelites were in exile. (2 Samuel 21:8. (1 Samuel 18:1719) After Saul attempted to destroy the Gibeonites. Adrammelech and Anammelech. GOD OF SEPHARVITES: Adrammelech was a god worshiped by the Sepharvites. The Sepharvites were people who were subjugated to the king of Assyria. 12. (Joshua 15:35) The cave of Adullam was where David hid when he fled from King Saul. Adriel was given Saul’s oldest daughter Merab as his wife. (2 Kings 19:35-37) (Isaiah 37:36-38) ADRAMMELECH. all of Adriel’s five sons were surrendered for execution to atone for the failed attempt.18 brother Sharezer murdered their father while he was bowing down in worship. ADRIEL: Adriel was the son of Barzillai. 2. He was from the city of Abell-meholah. near the Caspian Sea. The present city of Adria is near the coast and the name Adria came to apply to the waters in that vicinity and included the Adriatic Sea. This took place at the house of the god Nisroch at Nineveh.

Christian brothers and sisters and family members. This has always been a dangerous route to travel.E. The Arabic name for the pass is “Tal’at ed-Damm. 23:6) (John 12:25) (Mark 14:44) Jesus felt such a deep affection for his friend Lazarus. (Exodus 20:14) Jesus Christ the Son of God also teaches: Do not commit adultery. (Joshua 15:7. It is thought to be the site of the attack on the traveler in Jesus’ illustration of the Good Samaritan at Luke 10:30-37. It had a great quantity of water so John the Baptist performed immersions there after the Passover of 30 C. warm.9) AFFECTION: Affection is strong. such as God’s love for his people and his people’s love for him. ADVERSARY: The English word adversary comes from the Greek word an-ti’di-kos. (Acts 9:32-35) AENON: Ae’non was near Salim. 18:17) It is halfway between Jerusalem and Jericho. with plenty of robbers and highwaymen. It can also be translated enemy.” It appropriately means Ascent of Blood. (Numbers 25:18) (Psalm 89:42) (Luke 12:58) (1 Peter 5:8. Jehovah states in the Ten Commandments: Do not commit adultery. (John 11:35. personal feelings that exist between close friends. The Hebrew word cha-shag’ means show affection. A person who is afraid 19 . The New Simplified Bible uses the words enemy and opponent more frequently than the word adversary. (John 3:23) AFRAID: Come now we all know what it means to be afraid. The Hebrew word for adversary is tsar. He cried when Lazarus died. but let’s explore this emotion a little deeper. This man from Lydda met Peter alongside the Plains of Sharon. be fond of and even kiss. (Genesis 34:8) The Greek word phile’o means to like. (John 3:16) AENEAS: The apostle Peter healed Aeneas from paralysis. 36) Agapao is love directed by principle and it can also be expressed with deep affection. (Matthew 5:27-32) (Luke 16:18) ADUMMIM PASS: Adummim Pass is a steep pass 7. Ai’non in Greek means place of springs. There were in fact many springs in the area. antagonist or opponent.19 the breaking of a marriage promise by having sexual relations with someone other than the marriage partner.5 miles east and northeast of Jerusalem. Jericho is in the Jordan Valley near the Jordan River. (Matthew 10:37.

Agabus foretold that a great famine was about to come upon the entire inhabited earth during the reign of Claudius Caesar. The New Simplified Bible uses the word age because it is familiar to most Bible readers. At Matthew 24:3 Jesus’ followers wanted to know when the age would come to an end. The universe.” The term “system of things” is also a good way to express “aion” and covering more than just a reference to a time period. Here the word aion refers to a period of time. The term “age” defines the meaning of the Greek word “aion” more closely than the word “world. and the physical earth. mankind. the Romans at Acts 21:8-11. Age can refer to a time period that never ends such as the age reference found at Matthew 21:19 or Luke 1:33 speaking of forever. AGATE: This semiprecious stone comes in various colors. and the world. (Hebrews 1:2) 20 . political. months and days. They literally wanted to know when the old religious.E. as they knew it. WORLD: Age is the time an individual has lived counted in years. humanity in general. 2. (Acts 11:27. The earth. It is the expectation or anticipation of something bad. 28) Jewish history written by Josephus refers to this great famine during Emperor Claudius’ reign.” Back then the word “world” was understood to mean both a period of time. course of activities. 3. A period of history and its society. The use of the word “world” is also a proper translation of the Greek word “aion. AGABUS: Agabus was a Christian prophet during Paul’s yearlong visit to Antioch of Syria.” Four hundred years ago the translators of the King James Version used the word “world” when translating the Greek word “aion.) Agabus prophesied that Paul would be arrested by the people of the nations. The Webster’s New World Dictionary gives nine definitions. The vast majority of the time it is white and brown. The human race. 4. The worst part of being afraid is the feeling of insecurity and anxiety. The earth and its inhabitants. (41-54 C. Five of these definitions include: 1. Fear and apprehension go hand in hand. In some Scripture verses a few words of clarification are added in (parentheses). (Exodus 39:12) AGE. (Genesis 50:26) The Greek word “aion” refers to age as a time period in man’s history. social. and 5. and economic system or arrangement would end and when a new and better one would start.20 feels worry and concern.

SON OF CYRUS: This man was the king mentioned in Ezra 4:6. This was also known as the Syrian kingdom of Maacah. 11) AGRICULTURE: Agriculture is the practice of cultivating the land or raising livestock. (1 Chronicles 8:1) AHARHEL: Aharhel was the son of Harum. He could have been the same as Ehi in Genesis 46:21 and Ahiram in Numbers 26:38. they were expelled from the garden and the ground came under God’s curse. the son and successor of Cyrus. They were to struggle to earn a living from the soil. After Adam and Eve disobeyed God. (Proverbs 30:1) He probably lived during Solomon’s reign as king. He was a descendant of Judah. 3:17-19) The sons of Adam and Eve were farmers. who was one of David’s mighty men. Adam was placed in the garden to cultivate it and take care of it. 8) AHASUERUS. He was the father of Shammah. (2 Samuel 20:14. They applied it as another name for Solomon. KING OF PERSIA: The Ahasuerus of the book of Esther was thought to be Xerxes I. By reason of the fact that very little is known about him some rabbinic scholars have considered the name Agur to allegorical. There is no proof to substantiate this belief. (Genesis 2:5. 15. He was probably the Cambyses of profane history. FATHER OF DARIUS: Ahasuerus was the father of Darius the Mede found at Daniel 9:1.21 AGEE: Agee was a Hararite. (1 Chronicles 4:8) AHASBAI: Ahasbai was a Maacathite. (2 Samuel 23:34) Ahasbai came from Abelbethmaacah in territory of Naphtali. (Genesis 4:2-4) After the Israelites entered the Promised Land live rural lives cultivating crops and herding sheep. AGUR: Agur was the writer of the 30th chapter of the Book of Proverbs. 10:6. Abel kept flocks and Cain worked the soil. It is also known as farming and had its beginning in Eden. AHARAH: Aharah was the third son of Benjamin. the son of the Persian king 21 . His son was a noted member of Davids fighting force. AHASUERUS. AHASUERUS. (2 Samuel 23:8.

(Esther 2:1-4. (1 Chronicles 2:29) AHER: This person was a descendant of Benjamin who was probably the same as Ahiram. 31) AHBAN: Ahban was the son of Abishur and Abihail of the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 11:36) 22 .22 Darius the Great (Darius Hystaspis). 18) AHIJAH. (Ezra 8:15. 6. (1 Samuel 14:3. 31) It was about a nine-day walk from Babylon along the river. (1 Chronicles 8:4. SON OF SHELOMI: Ahihud was the son of Shelomi. SON OF JERAHMEEL: This Ahijah was the fifth son of Jerahmeel. SON OF AHITUB: Ahijah was the son of Ahitub. Media. He was the grandson of Eli. (Numbers 34:18. MIGHTY MAN FOR DAVID: This Ahijah was one of David’s mighty military men. 19) AHIHUD. This was where Ezra gathered many Jews and held a fast before starting the trip to Jerusalem. (Esther 1:1. His domain extended from Indian to Ethiopia. (1 Chronicles 7:12) (Numbers 26:38) AHIAM: Ahiam was one of David’s mighty men of war. (1 Chronicles 2:25) AHIJAH. 21. He ruled over the kingdoms of Persia. BROTHER OF UZZA: This Ahihud was Uzza’s brother. 16. Ahijah served as the high priest in Shiloh at the time Saul was king. 17) AHAVA RIVER: The Ahava River was northwest of Babylon. (1 Chronicles 7:14. AHIJAH. 7) He may have been the same as Ahoah in verse 4. He was the son of Shemida. and Babylonia. (Ezra 7:9. OF THE TRIBE OF BENJAMIN: This man was a family head from the tribe of Benjamin. 29) AHIHUD. 2) Esther was chosen as his queen. He was the son of Sharar the Hararite. He was a leader in the tribe of Asher and was chose to assist in the division of the Promised Land among the people. 8:15. (1 Chronicles 8:7) AHIJAH. He was a Pelonite. He was from the tribe of Benjamin. He was from the tribe of Judah. (2 Samuel 23:33) (1 Chronicles 11:35) AHIAN: Ahian was from the tribe of Manasseh. 27.

12:15. Ahikam supported Jeremiah so he was not turned over to be put to death.C. 12) AHIMELECH. He was in charge of the treasures of Jehovah’s house. a deputy of food supplies for Solomon. (1 Chronicles 26:20) AHIJAH. 22) 23 . (1 Kings 4:2. (1 Kings 15:27. PROPHET OF JEHOVAH: Ahijah was a prophet of Jehovah who lived in Shiloh. SON OF SHISHA: Ahijah was the son of Shisha. He gave aid to David when David was a fugitive from Saul. As a symbolic demonstration of prophecy Ahijah ripped a new garment into 12 parts. 33) (2 Kings 9:9) AHIKAM: This man was the son of Shaphan the royal secretary during Josiah’s reign. He was a priest. Jehovah would build “a lasting house” for him.E. He gave 10 pieces to Jeroboam and promised that if Jeroboam proved faithful. He was from the trib of Issachar. Baasha plotted against Nadab and made himself king of Israel. 14:2-8) (2 Chronicles 9:29. FATHER OF BAASHA: This Ahijah was the father of Baasha. Jehoshaphat was David’s royal recorder. the high priest at tabernacle at Nob. (2 Samuel 8:16) (1 Chronicles 18:15) It is possible that Ahilud was the father of Baana. He prophesied that a split would occure in Solomon’s kingdom. (1 Kings 4:7. He is noted for his efforts to save the life of Jeremiah. (1 Kings 11:29-39. THE LEVITE: Ahijah was a Levite. (2 Kings 22:12-14) (2 Chronicles 34:20-22) ( 2 Kings 25:22) (Jeremiah 40:5) AHILUD: Ahilud was the father of Jehoshaphat. SON OF AHITUB: Ahimelech was the son of Ahitub. (Jeremiah 26:24) Ahikam’s son Gedaliah was governor of Judah after Jerusalem’s destruction in 607 B. Because of this the Edomite Doeg massacred him and others around him.23 AHIJAH. (1 Samuel chapters 21. 3) AHIJAH. He was the great grandson of Eli. He served during David’s reign. 10:15) AHIJAH. He and his brother Elihoreph served Solomon as princely secretaries.

she became the mother of David’s first born. 2:29. (1 Chronicles 8:29.” (1 Chronicles 6:25) AHINADAB: Ahinadab was one of the 12 deputies who provided food for Solomon’s royal household. They each took a turn once a year. It was being moved to Jerusalem on a new wagon. He was from the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Samuel 25:43) (2 Samuel 2:2) She traveled with David in his exile to Philistia and was captured by Amalekite raiders at Ziklag. (1 Kings 4:7. SON OF ABINADAB: Ahio was the son of Abinadab of Kiriath-jearim.24 AHIMELECH. 31) AHIMELECH. 6. 9:35-37) AHIO. Amnon. Ahio was walking ahead of the Ark of the Covenant. SON OF ABIATHAR: This Ahimelech was the son of Abiathar and the grandson of Ahimelech. He was a Benjamite. 24:3. 10:27) 24 . She was a Jezreelite. (1 Samuel 26:6. 30:5. 7) AHIMOTH: This Levite son of Elkanah was of the family of Kohath. KING SAUL’S WIFE: Ahinoam was King Saul’s wife. SON OF JEIEL: Ahio was the son of Jeiel by his wife Maacah. (1 Chronicles 8:12-16) AHIO. 7:1-3. He lived in Mahanaim and was assigned the territory located in southern Giilead. DAVID’S WIFE: This Ahinoam was the wife of David. SON OF BERIAH: This Ahio was the son of Beriah and the grandson of Elpaal. 31. (1 Chronicles 18:16. He was the head of the tribe of Naphtali when they were in the wilderness. 18) When she was in Hebron. whom Doeg killed. (2 Samuel 3:2) (1 Chronicles 3:1) AHIO. He did not accept the invitation. His brother Uzzah was struck down for touching the Ark. 4) (1 Chronicles 13:7-10) AHIRA: Ahira was the son of Enan. 14) AHINOAM. but was rescued unharmed. 50) AHINOAM. (2 Samuel 6:3. 78. THE HITTITE: This Ahimilech was invited by David to approach Saul’s camp at night. His name means “Brother of Death. She was the daughter of Ahimaaz and the mother of Jonathan. (Numbers 1:15. (1 Samuel 14:49. (1 Samuel 27:3.

” It means friend. (Joshua 7:2. 11:31) 25 . 8:11. (Isaiah 10:28) (Ezra 2:28) (Nehemiah 7:32. (Numbers 26:38) AHISHAR: Ahishar was the steward responsible for Solomon’s palace household. a son of Benjamin. AHZAI: This man was son of Meshillemoth and a relative of some priest in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. (2 Samuel 17:23) AHLAB: Ahlab was a Canaanite town located in Asher’s territory. (Genesis 12:8. companion and adviser. 6) AHITHOPHEL: Ahithophel was a native of Giloh in the hills of Judah. 23:34) Ahithophel served as David’s personal advisor and he was highly esteemed by David. 17:1-4) However. 15:12. Jehovah thwarted the attempts to overthrow David. 12) (Isaiah 10:28) After Abraham arrived in Canaan he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west with Ai on the east. (Numbers 26:38) He is considered the same as Ehi at Genesis 46:21 and Aharah at 1 Chronicles 8:1. so they continueed to inhabit the town. Ahithophel committed suicide and was buried with is forefathers. AHIRAMITES: This family descended from Ahiram. 13:3) In Isaiah’s time it was prophesied that the king of Assyria would take Ai when he marched to Jerusalem.25 AHIRAM: Ahiram was a son of Benjamin and founder of a family. (1 Kings 4:2. Later in his life Ahithophel turned traitor against King David and lead a coup against the king. (2 Samuel 15:31. It was there that he build an altar. He was the father of one of David’s mighty men named Eliam and he might have been the grandfather of Bathsheba. It was just north of Michmash. 16:15. 21. (Judges 1:31) AHUZZATH: Ahuzzath was the friend who accompanied Abimelech the Philistine king of Gerar on a visit to Isaac at Beersheba. (Nehemiah 11:13) AI: Ai was the royal city of the Canaanites located east of Bethel on a valley plain. (2 Samuel 11:3. 26) The Hebrew word for friend is “merea. 16:23. The tribe was not able to drive out the Canaanites. (Genesis 26:23.

Stringed instruments are described as “tuned according to Alamoth. 27) AKELDAMA: This means Field of Blood. His mother Olympias gave birth to him in 356 B. (Genesis 36:20. north of the Sea of Galilee. Ain was near Rimmon. (Matthew 26:7) ALAMOTH: Alamoth is a musical term. It is the name the Jews gave to the plot land purchased with the unrighteous funds paid to Judas Iscariot for his betrayal of Jesus Christ-Acts 1:18. (Joshua 10:12-14) Aijalon was later assigned to the tribe of Dan and after that to the sons of Kohath as a Levite city. (Joshua 15:32. 9) (1 Chronicles 4:24. 19. Greece. ALABASTER: This soft stone is usually a light creamy color. NEAR RIBLAH: This place was located near Riblah. (2 Chronicles 28:18) AIJALON. Joshua was near this city when he called for the sun and the moon to stand motionless over Gibeon and over the Aijalon Valley. It was located on a hill at the south end of the Aijalon Valley. 19:1.26 AIJALON. (Numbers 34:11) AIN. Alexander the Great is not named in the Holy 26 .” It is translated “Maidens. (Joshua 19:40-42. 7. 21:24) Aijalon was lost to the Philistines two and a half centuries later.E. It was later assigned to the tribe of Simeon. CITY IN HILLS: Aijalon was a city in the hill of Palestine known as the Shephelah. It was on the south side of the Valley of Hinnom located south of Jerusalem. IN THE TERRITORY OF ZEBULUN: Judge Elon of the tribe of Zebulun was buried at Aijalon. (Judges 12:12) AIN. Matthew 27:3-10 indicates that the priests used the 30 pieces of silver thrown into the temple by Judas to purchase the potter’s field. Vases and jars were made out of alabaster.” (1 Chronicles 15:20) The superscription to Psalm 46 is “alamohth. It refers to the soprano voices of young women or the falsetto of boys. CITY OF JUDAH: Ain was a city of Judah in the southernmost territory of Judah. 21.C.” ALEXANDER THE GREAT: Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II of Macedonia. 32) AKAN: Akan was the third son of Sheik Ezer of the Seirites.

E. 20-22. The name for this letter is the same as the Hebrew word for “cow” or “ox. FOREIGNERS. foreigners. stranger.” (Psalm 8:7) (Deuteronomy 7:13) The first eight verses. 11:4) King Alexander founded the city of Alexandria. This person usually has his civil rights restricted and often has no religious connections in the country in which he resides as a stranger. and strangers until they were given legal title to the Promised Land. 17:8) (Deuteronomy 23:7) A non-Israelite living with the Israelite community was designated a foreigner. was written. in Hebrew. (1 Kings 10:12) ALIENS. It grew to become the major city and capital of Egypt. foreigner.27 Scriptures. The Law covenant gave special consideration and protection to these strangers who were 27 . He became king after his father was assassinated and he immediately set out to conquer the world. The Hebrew word “ger” can be translated alien. sojourner and guest. It was an important city during the time of Jesus and his apostles. 28:11) ALGUM TREE: Solomon requested the algum tree when he asked for timbers for the construction of the temple. (2 Chronicles 2:8.E. The Romans took control of Alexandria in 30 B. Alexander the Great ordered it to be built in 332 B. in the prime of life. he suddenly died of malarial fever. Isaac. alien or guest. (Acts 6:9. (Genesis 15:13. ALEXANDRIA: Alexandria is a seaport and city of Egypt. 51:26) (Daniel 8:5-8. There is no certainty today as to what kind of tree this was. Daniel foretold the demise of Alexander predicting that he was to be cut down and broken in death and this happened at age 32. (Ezekiel 26:4. but his great military feats are identified in prophecy. Approximately 500. 27:6. (Daniel 8:22) ‘ALEPH: ‘Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. 8:24.000 persons lived there at it’s peak and Jews formed a sizable portion of the population. It was here that the Greek Septuagint. Jacob and their descendants were considered aliens. AND STRANGERS: An alien is someone who resides outside his native land. in Psalm 119 begin with ‘aleph. the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures.C. Abraham. 9:10) The wood from the algum tree was rare and precious even when Hiram delivered it.C. It became a great seat of learning where the Greek Septuagint was later written. 12) (Jeremiah 50:35-40. Four kingdoms were established out of the one kingdom that Alexander ruled over and four of Alexander’s generals became their rulers.

23:9) (Deuteronomy 10:18) The foreigner (alien) proselyte was to be treated as a brother. 4:25) (Genesis 19:14) (Deuteronomy 27:23) Covenants were also formed to unite man to man. or states. The apostle Paul presented a very important principle to apply when forming alliances. (Genesis 35:8) ALLON: Allon was a Simeonite and a descendant of Shemaiah. there. (Joshua 19:26) ALLIANCE: An alliance is a uniting together of different parties. nation to nation and God to man. It can be families. It was named “Weeping Tree” because Jacob buried Deborah. ALMODAD: Almodad was the first of Joktan’s 13 sons. (Exodus 22:21. (Leviticus 19:33. He further stated that Christ is all in all. 15) ALLON-BACUTH: This phrase means “Weeping Tree. (Ezekiel 47:21-23) Paul wrote the Colossians that there is no distinction between Greek and Jew. It was north of the Kishon Valley. The 28 . Perhaps the marriage alliance is one of the better-known uniting functions. (1 Chronicles 4:37) ALMIGHTY: Greek: “pantokrator” means almighty absolute universal sovereign God. the nursing woman of Rebekah.28 not natural born Israelites. It can be a uniting to be allies. He was the fourth generation after Shem and the nephew of Peleg.” It can be found more then 80 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. He said: “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? Or what communion does light have with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?” (2 Corinthians 6:14. individuals. at the base of the hill where the city was located. (Colossians 3:11) (Galatians 3:28) ALLAMMELECH: Allammelech was a town in the territory allotted to the tribe of Asher.” It was a massive tree found at the foot of Bethel. 34) The prophet Ezekiel predicted a time when foreigners would receive an inheritance in the land like a native son of Israel. (Revelation 4:8) The expression “Almighty God” or God Almighty comes from the Hebrew words “el shadday. (1 Samuel 18:22) (Exodus 3:1. (Psalm 94:20) (2 Chronicles 20:35) Nations can ally themselves together for mutual security.

That would make his the husband of the “other Mary” (Matthew 27:56. (Psalm 45:8) (Proverbs 7:17) ALPHA AND OMEGA: The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. ALTAR: An altar is a place on which sacrifices are offered or incense is burned in worship of the true God or another deity. The Hebrew word shao-qedh’ means the awakening one. ALMOND: The almond is a native tree of Palestine. (Matthew 10:3) (Mark 3:18) (Luke 6:15) (Acts 1:13) Scholars support the belief that Alphaeus was the same person as Clopas in John 19:25. (Genesis 10:26. (Genesis 30:37) (Exodus 25:33. medicine and to prepare bodies for burial. It was used to make perfume. The almond fruit {or nut} is oblong with a point on one end. Used to describe Jehovah God. 48:12) Some experts believe that Jesus is considered the beginning and the end found at Revelation 22:13. 16:1) (Luke 24:10) It was common for individuals to go by two different names in those days. If this were true it would be proof that Jesus Christ the Only Begotten Son of God has the same eternal qualities as his Father.29 Messianic lineage can be traced to Peleg. and Mesopotamia. The tree displays beautiful pink and white flowers. It is a member of the peach family and comes from both cultivated and wild trees. like the English A and Z. 32) (1 Chronicles 1:20) ALMON: Almon was a Levite city in the territory of Benjamin. 34. 20) (Numbers 17:8) ALOES: This sweet smelling substance was obtained from a plant. It was assigned to the sons of Aaron in the days of Joshua and of Eleazar the priest. (Joshua 21:1. 28:1) (Mark 15:10. 37:19. ALPHAEUS THE FATHER OF JAMES THE LESS: He was the father of James the apostle. Lebanon. Hebrew “mizbeach” means altar and “zavach” means slaughter or sacrifice. It grows to heights of near sixteen feet. The Greek word “thy-si-a-ste’ri-on” means slaughter and 29 . But it is also possible that Revelation 22:13 describes Jehovah God. 18) It is called Alemeth at 1 Chronicles 6:60. It is considered a delicacy and was used as part of a gift Jacob sent to Egypt at Genesis 43:11. (Revelation 1:8. 21:6) (Isaiah 44:6. This is fitting since the almond blooms very early in the spring.

40) AMALEK. that is. 7:12. (Genesis 36:12. It was assigned to the tribe of Asher. 29) (1 Chronicles 1:40) AMAD: This city was on the fertile coastal plain north of the Carmel Range. (Hebrews 10:5-10) (John 3:16-18) The altar at Hebrews 13:10-16 is obviously symbolic and not literal. Hebrews 13:15 states: “Let us offer a sacrifice of praise to God continually through him. 33. (Numbers 24:20) (Exofud 17:8-16) (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) A year after that the Israelites attempted to enter the Promised Land and were repulsed by the Amalekites. 14) Though the site is not known for sure it was between Dophkah and Rephidim. the altar of burnt offerings represented God’s will and his willingness to accept the perfect human sacrifice of his only-begotten Son. (Joshua 19:26) AMAL: Amal was the last of the four sons of Helem listed among the sons of Asher. a Seirite. 43) 30 . ALVAH: This was the name of a place and a tribe. AMALEKITES: Amalek was the son of Esau’s firstborn Eliphaz. the fruit of lips that make confession (give thanks and offer praise) to his name. Jehovah then decreed the ultimate extinction of the Amalekites. This attack took place at Rephidim near Mount Sinai. (1 Chronicles 7:35. For example. (Judges 6:1-3. It was also the name of a sheik of Edom and descendant of Esau. (Genesis 8:20) (Deuteronomy 12:21. the remnant of the Amalekites was annihilated. 16) Amalek was one of the sheiks of Edom. (Genesis 36:20. The Amalekites were the first nation to launch an unprovoked attack on the Israelites after the Exodus. (1 Chronicles 4:42. 10:12) During the reign of Hezekiah. (Numbers 14:41-45) Some time later Gideon and his 300 men dealt them a smashing defeat. They were heads of their household. 23.” This is an activity the Christian can do without a physical altar! ALUSH: Alush was a place on the Sinai Peninsula where the Israelites camped. (Numbers 33:13. 15. valiant and mighty men. by his concubine Timna.30 sacrifice. (Genesis 36:40. 43) (1 Chronicles 1:51) ALVAN: Alvan was the first son of Sheik Shobal. 16:2) (Matthew 22:4) (Mark 14:12) The term altar was use in a symbolic or figurative way in the Christian Greek Scriptures.

35. SON OF ELKANAH: Amasai was the son of Elkanah.19) (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) (James 4:4) AMBUSH: An ambush is the act of lying in wait in a concealed place to attack by surprise. After Christ was resurrected into heaven his faithful followers were appointed to represent him as ambassadors of God. at age 25. He was commander of one of the Judean army divisions numbering 200. 15:2) AMBASSADOR: An ambassador is an official representative of a ruler or a kingdom. (Joshua 15:26) AMANA (AMANAH): The Anit-Lebanon Mountain Range contain a mountain named Amana. He ruled for 29 years after the assassination of his father Jehoash. (Luke 14:32) (2 Corinthians 5:20) (Philipians 3:20) The Greek word “pre-sby’te-ros” means older man or elder. in the southern part of the territory of Judah. The record of his rule includes two military campaigns. AMASAI. AMAM: The village of Amam was in the Negeb. (1 Chronicles 6:25. however he did not worship with a complete heart. 2. KING OF JUDAH: Amaziah became king of Judah in 858 B. 2) (2 Kings 15:1.31 There is no further mention of the Amalekites in Biblical or secular history. (John 14:30. (2 Chronicles 25:1.000 men. (Acts 11:30) (Revelation 4:4) Jesus Christ came as God’s apostle or sent one. 36) AMASHSAI: Amashsai was the son of Azarel and one of the priests in Jerusalem during Nehemiah’s time. The Greek words “presbeu’o” and “pre-sbei’a” are translated ambassador or body of ambassadors. (Jeremiah 9:8) (Psalm 10:8) It is also used in 31 . He was related to the temple singer Heman of David’s time. (Nehemiah 11:13) AMASIAH: Amasiah was the son of Zichri. (Ephesians 6:20) Older mature men serve in this capacity. He served during Jehoshaphat’s reign. His reign was noted for his enthusiasm for true worship.C. 15:18. (2 Chronicles 17:16) AMAZIAH. It appears at Song of Solomon 4:8 in connection with two other mountains. The Hebrew word e’rev means to lie in wait and ambush.E. He was a Levite of the family of Kohath and an ancestor of the prophet Samuel.

Saul’s former chief of the army. Saul’s son and heir. Ishbosheth. AM-HA’A’RETS : This is the Hebrew word that occurs in the Hebrew Scriptures sixty-seven times. 37) (Isaiah 49:7) The term amen also applies to Jesus Christ. SON OF GEMALLI: Ammel was the son of Gemalli of the tribe of Dan. He was included in the 12 sent out by Moses to spy on the land of Canaan. (2 Corinthians 1:19. truth. so be it. It was used as a term of contempt for the common people. FATHER OF BATHSHEBA: Ammiel was the father of Bathsheba. (Nehemiah 8:6) (1 Kings 1:36) (Jeremiah 11:5) Jehovah is the faithful God. They made a final stand against the pursuing forces of Joab and Abishai at this hill. Search for this word in a comprehensive concordance of the Holy Scriptures. 89:28. 23:28) AMEN: Hebrew: amen means. (2 Samuel 2:12-32) AMMIEL. Amethyst comes from the Greek word “amethystos” meaning not to intoxicate. (Psalm 106:48) (1 Corinthians 14:16) It was used as a solemn legal pledge. Usually amethyst is purple or violet in color. (Numbers 13:12) Ammiel was one of the 10 spies who gave a bad report and died by Jehovah/s scourge. (Job 37:8. AMETHYST: Included in the list of precious and semiprecious stones used to build the foundation of the city wall described at Revelation 21:18-20 is amethyst. (Numbers 5:22) (Deuteronomy 27:15-26) (Nehemiah 5:13) It was also an expression of praise and purpose. (Proverbs 7:12. His daughter was the wife of Uriah who was later 32 .32 describing hunting tactics. was assisted by Abner. He was from Gathhepher in Zebulun. (Deuteronomy 7:9) (Psalm 19:7. 37) AMMIEL. faithful. 38:40) The Hebrew verb arav’ is a figurative description for a prostitute as she waylays men. SEE PEOPLE OF THE LAND (EARTH) AMITTAI: Amittai was the father of the prophet Jonah. (2 Kings 14:25) AMMAH: This is the name of a hill located in front of Giah on the way to the wilderness of Gibeon. the amen. 20) (Revelation 3:14) The word amen is found more than fifty times in the Holy Scriptures. (Numbers 14:36.

(Genesis 19:30-36) The name Ammon is found at Psalm 83:7 where it refers to the nation of his descendants. SON OF RAM: Amminadab was the son of Ram of the family of Hezron. (Numbers 1:7. The two daughters could not find anyone of their own people to marry. Ammizabad acted for his father in overseeing the third royal service group for the third month of the year. 6) AMMON. (1 Chronicles 26:4. He was a famil head living when David reigned as king. who was counselor to David. (Deuteronomy 2:19) As distant relatives to the Israelites the Ammonite’s language was a dialect of Hebrew. (Genesis 19:38) Lot and his daughters resided in a cave in a mountainous region. Nahshon. His father was in charge of King David’s mighty military men. So each of the daughters had sexual intercourse with him after they gave him much wine to drink. 5. 7:11. His descendants are also called “sons of Ammon” and Ammonites. (1 Chronicles 15:10-12) AMMISHADDAI: Ammishaddai was the father of Ahiezer. 12) His daughter was the wife of Aaron. It is likely that Ammiel was the son of Ahithophel. His son was a leader of the tribe of Dan who was with Moses when the census was taken of the Israilites two years after the exile from Egypt. He was a Levite and was the gatekeeper who was responsible for the storehouses of the house of Jehovah in David’s time. SON OF OBED-EDOM: This Ammiel was the son of Obed-edom. 2:25) AMMIZABAD: Ammizabad was the son of Benaiah. 15:31) AMMIEL. (1 Chronicles 27:5.33 taken by David. AMMONITES: Ammon was Lot’s son by his younger daughter. He helped transport the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. ( 1 Chronicles 3:5) (2 Samuel 23:34. the Gilonite. (Ruth 19-22) (Matthew 1:4-16) (Luke 3:23-33) AMMINADAB. was the leader of Judah during the wilderness travels. The 33 . His descendants were called Ammonites. 12-15) AMMINADAB. (Exodus 6:23) Amminadab was an ancestor of King David and also of Jesus Christ. He was from the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 2:10) Amminadab’s son. SON OF UZZIEL: This Amminadab was a Levite of the sons of Uzziel. (Numbers 1:12.

(Nehemiah 7:57-59) He is called “Ami” in Ezra 2:57. despite her strong protests. (2 Kings 21:19-26) (2 Chronicles 33:20-25) AMON. It can be translated ”holiday. (2 Samuel 3:2) (1 Chronicles 3:1) Amnon lusted after Tamar. Absalom’s sister and his half-sister. 26) (2 Chronicles 18:25) AMON.” and “amnesty. 20) AMOK: Amok was a priest who returned from exile in Babylon with Zerubbabel. this god became the “king of god” under the name “Amon-Ra. 7) His son Eber represented his family in the time of Joiakim. 20) AMON. SON OF DAVID: Amnon was David’s son by Ahinoam the Jezreelitess. He was from the tribe of Judah.C. 31:10) (Matthew 27:15) AMNON. 2.” “release. (2 Samuel 13:1-19) AMNON. He ascended the throne at age 22 and two years later he was murdered.34 Ammonites were vicious enemies of the Israelite nation. GOD OF THEBES: Sometimes refered to as No-Amon. It is found at Esther 2:18 when queen Esther granted an amnesty for the people. He violated his half-sister forcibly.E.” The Hebrew word “shemittah’” is used to describe the releasing from debt or suspension of labor. FAMILY HEAD: This man was the family head of an exiled family. CHIEF OF SAMARIA: Amon was the ruler of the city of Samaria at the time when King Ahab of Israel ruled. (1 Kings 22:10. 9.” A large part of Egypt’s spoils of war was placed into the treasury of 34 . AMON. 10:6-10 and Jg 10:16-11:33) AMNESTY. (Nehemiah 12:12. (Deuteronomy 15:1. (Judges 3:12-14. KING OF JUDAH: Amon was the king of Judah. He was born at Hebron. He cared for the prophet Micaiah while King Ahab went to war with Ramothgilead. They were considered the sons of the servants of Solomon. Two years later Tamar’s full brother Absalom had his servants murder Amnon. (1 Chronicles 4:1. (Nehemiah 12:1. SON OF SHIMON: This Amnon was the first of four sons of Shimon. RELEASE: The terms amnesty and release are used interchangeably in the Holy Scriptures. 661660 B. The Hebrew word “hanachah’” is used only once.

19-21. ten miles south of Jerusalem and spent most of his time there out in the wilderness of Judah. Israel was to make no covenant with them. In fact they occupied most of the land the people of Israel eventually controlled. 2 Ki 2:3. The fig nipper would pinch and puncture the figs to hasten the ripening and increase the size and sweetness of the fruit.C. (Jeremiah 46:25. Jehovah devoted them to destruction. After many battles the Israelites.—De 7:1-4. Jehovah God called Amos from following the flock and made him a prophet. (Amos 7:15) AMOS. 10) AMOS THE PROPHET: Amos was a prophet to the idolatrous ten-tribe kingdom in the north with its capital Samaria. He found employment there as a humble sheep raiser. 27. The Israilites were told not to form marriage alliances with them. And most important of all they were not to share in false worship with them. 35 .E. Judges 6:10) They were one of the seven nations more powerful than Israel.E. defeated the Amorites. 18. The Amorite people finally passed completely out of existence. The Amon priesthood became very powerful and wealthy. 16. It is believed that Amos was in Judah at the time. 4:1. 14) The Amorites were the dominant tribe in Canaan at the time of the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. He lived in the ninth century B.C. (Amos 1. while Jeroboam II was king of Israel. (Amos 7. 26) AMORITE: The term “Amorite” is used collectively in the Hebrew Scriptures to describe the Canaanite tribe descended from the original Amorite. 2) Israel is the main recipient of the judgement message. Joshua 24:15. 1 Ch 1:13. (Ge 10:6. (Amos 1:1) Amos also worked at the seasonal job of a nipper of sycamore figs. 15. (Deuteronomy 1:6-8. (1 Ki 20:35. aided by Jehovah God. He was also the writer of the Bible Book of Amos. (Amos 2:9. a variety considered food for the poor. Amos was inspired by God’s Spirit to use simple and direct language to deliver the message of Jehovah’s judgement on Israel and the nations surrounding Israel. 8) A comforting message of restoration is also offered to the faithful to read in the book of Amos. THE BOOK: The book of Amos was written by the Prophet Amos about 804 B. He was not the son of a prophet. Amos 7:14) He lived in the town of Tekoa. (Amos 3-6) Visions and prophecies show that Israel’s end is near.35 Amon.

3. (Numbers 3:27-31) (1 Chronicles 26:23) AMRAPHEL: Amraphel was the king of Shinar in southern Mesopotamia. SON OF BANI: This Amram was one of the sons of Bani. He was an ally of King Chedorlaomer of Elam and assisted in the invasion and victory over five kings at the Siddim Valley. The apostle Paul sent him greetings at Romans 16:8. some translations show her to be his cousin. AMPLIATUS: This beloved Christian Brother was in the Roman congregation. Isa 1:1. the grandson of Levi by Hohath. AMPHIPOLIS: This Macedonian city is about three miles from the Aegean Sea and the seaport of Eion.36 AMOZ: Amoz was the father of Isaiah the prophet. SON OF DISHON: Amram (Hamran) was the son of Dishon. His children were Aaron. The camped south of the Tabernacle during the wilderness travels. utensils and the screen between the Holy and the Most Holy (Holy of Holies). (Ex 6:16. (Genesis 14:1-16) AMUSEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT: The writer of Ecclesiastes made it clear that there is a time for everything. 13) AMRAM. He returned with the exiles and put away his foreign wives. (Ezr 10:34. Miriam. AMRAM. The apostle Paul passed through Amphipolis on his second missionary journey-Acts 17:1. The Kohathites were responsible for the Ark. however. GRANDSON OF LEVI: Amram was the grandson of Levi through Kohath. the table. (Ecclesiastes 3:1. Nu 26:59. 18. The name “Amplia’tus” comes from Latin meaning “enlarged”. It was built on a hill surrounded on three sides by the curving Strymon River. 20. Nu 3:19. (Ex 6:20.--2 Ki 19:2. 23:12. (1 Chronicles 1:41) AMRAMITES: The Amramites were the descendants of Amram. the lampstand. altars. 1 Ch 6:18) He married his father’s sister. They were a subdivision of the family of Kohathites. and Moses. 26:58. 44) AMRAM. He and his father are listed in the chronology in chapter one of 1 Chronicles in the King James Version. 4) So there truly is a time for amusement and 36 . 1 Ch 6:2.

The "earrings" in Genesis 35:4 were obviously connected with idolatrous worship and were probably amulets or charms taken from the bodies of the slain Shechemites. singing. Sheshai. 2. Three men of the Anakim lived at Hebron: Ahiman. scrolls and charms. There was an old saying with reference to the great strength of the Anakim: “Who can make a firm stand before the sons of Anak?” (Deuteronomy 2:10. The Philistine kings praised their gods and demanded that Samson entertain them. They lived in the mountains of Canaan and along the coastal areas. 28) (Joshua 15:13-15) ANAKIM: The Anakim was a race of people that were large in size. dancing. The original name for the town was Kiriath-anab. ANAHARATH: The city of Anaharath was occupied by the tribe of Issachar. He was probably a priest. (Joshua 11:21. (Nehemiah 8:2. gems. They were worn to provide protection against the power of enchantments such as witchcraft and magical spells. 11.” “offer amusement. 19) ANAIAH.37 entertainment.” and “have a good time” are often used to convey amusement and entertainment. and Talmai-Numbers 13:22. conversation and some games. 4) ANAK: The Anak tribe was a tribe of tall men. The people often asked each other riddles. The expressions “celebrate. 9:1-3) 37 . 20.” “play. STOOD AT EZRA’S RIGHT HAND: Anaiah was one of the men who stood at Ezra’s right hand and read the Law to the people. This was done on the first day of the seventh month. (Judges 14:2) AMULETS: Amulets were ornaments. (Judges 8:24) (Isaiah 3:40) (Hosea 2:13) ANAB: Anab was a town in south part of the Judean hill country from which the giant Anakim were expelled by Joshua. (Numbers 13:22. It is believed to have been located in the eastern part of the Jezreel Plain. (Joshua 19:18. (Judges 14:24-30) So Samson entertained them and killed them at the same time. (2 Samuel 6:21) (Job 41:5) (Exodus 32:6) (Genesis 26:8) The principle form of recreation were the playing of musical instruments. 50) It was located halfway between Hebron and Beersheba. 15:48.

later named Paul. (Acts 5:1-10) ANANIAS. and was appointed to office by Herod.THE EVIL HIGH PRIEST: Ananias was the son of Nedbaeus. (Nehemiah 11:32) ANANIAS. Members sold their property and voluntarily donated to the fund. The worship of Anammelech involved the sacrifice of children. The apostle Peter exposed Ananias for his false representation to Holy Spirit and to God. He was the Jewish high priest from 48 to 58 C. Ananias gave part of the money obtained.E. A common fund was established in Jerusalem at that time to take care of fellow Christians. He assisted Nehemiah with the wall rebuilding project at Jerusalem. 18:34) ANAN: Anan was one of the leaders of the people of Israel who were faithful and resolved to serve Jehovah. king of Chalcis. (1 Chronicles 3:24) ANANIAH. Mizraim was synonymous with Egypt. 26) ANANI: Anani was the son of Elioenai. CITY OF BENJAMIN: This city belonged to the tribe of Benjamin after the return from exile. (Nehemiah 3:23) ANANIAH. (Genesis 10:13) (1 Chronicles 1:11) ANAMMELECH: Anammelech was a deity of the Sepharvites.38 ANAMIM: Mizraim fathered Anamim. (Acts 9:10-18. the brother of 38 . He let everyone think he gave the entire sum. so it is likely that Anamim settled in Egypt. (Acts 4:24-37) After selling a field without his wifes knowledge. and cause him to recover his eye sight. This give was given to receive commendation and esteem within the congregation. a descendant of King David. FATHER OF MAASEIAH: Ananiah was the fatehr of Maaseiah and grandfather of Azariah. A RIGHTEOUS MAN: This Christian disciple from Damascus was directed by Holy Spirit to meet with the newly converted Saul. (Nehemiah 10:1. Then he informed him of his commission to be a witness for God and for his son Jesus Christ. Ananias and his wife died as a result of fale pretense. 22:1216) ANANIAS. ATTEMPTED DECEPTION: He was a member of the Christian congregation of Jerusalem in the first century. (2 Kings 17:31. He went to Saul.

5:6) ANATH. the Jews. he presided at Paul’s trial before the Sanhedrin. 22. because of his collaboration with the Roman authorities. usually more remote than a grandparent. 18) (1 Chronicles 6:60) Anathoth was the home of two of David’s mighty men. She was a symbol of lustful sex and war. (Daniel 7:10-14) ANCESTORS: An ancestor is someone from whom a person is descended. 29:27) ANATHOTHITE: A person who lived in the city of Anathoth was known as an Anathothite. This comes from the Hebrew word il-lah’ee and can also be translated “Supreme God”. Huge beasts symbolize these world powers. (Judges 6:25-27) ANATHOTH. and given to the one “like the son of man”. (2 Samuel 23:27) (1 Chronicles 12:3) Solomon banished Abiathar to Anathoth and brought an end to the line of high priests from the house Eli. The city of Anathoth was a priesly city in the territory of Benjamin. Daniel chapter seven presents a symbolic courtroom where the Ancient of Days sits to judge the world powers. Shamgar was one of Israel’s judges. CANAANITE GODDESS: Anath was one of the three principal Canaanite goddesses. The title “Ancient of Days” is given to God in chapter seven of Daniel. 13. (Isaiah 10:30) Jeremiah was from Anathoth.39 Herod Agrippa I. (1 Kings 2:26) Anathoth was one of the afflicted cities when the Assyrian armies attacked. LEVITE CITY: This Levite city was in the territory of Benjamin. All peoples are commanded to obey him. (Acts 24:1) In 56 C. Their rulership is taken away.E. 27. (2 Samuel 23:27) (1 Chronicles 11:28. (Jeremiah 1:1. (Judges 3:31. 22) The title “Most High” is also offered to the true God at Daniel 7:18. (Daniel 7:9. She was the sister and the spouse of the false god. Ananias and several older men traveled to Caesarea to press charges against the apostle Paul before Governor Felix. (Matthew 1:1) 39 . 12:3. Baal. 25. (Acts 23:2-5) He was finally murdered by his on people. (Joshua 21:17. 27:12) ANCIENT OF DAYS: This Aramaic expression “at-tiq’yoh-min” refers to someone who is very old. FATHER OF SHAMGAR: This Anath was the father of Shamgar. ANATH. 11:21-23.

21. (Mark 12:25) (1 Corinthians 15:44. ANDRONICUS: Andronicus was a faithful Jewish Christian in the Roman congregation. (Daniel 10:13. However the word messenger is also appropriate. 6) The cherubs are mentioned ninety times in the Scriptures. (Isaiah 6:2. Andrew was a native of Bethsaida. (Romans 16:7) ANEM: Anem was a city on the south border of Issachar. When referring to spirit beings the term angel is used. They have invisible spiritual bodies and live in heaven. The seraphs rank high among the angels in privileges. They hold a special position among the angels.” (Mark 1:16. but was living in Capernaum when Jesus called both he and Simon to become “fishers of men. Paul called him along with Junias his relatives. (John 1:35. It was given as a Levite city to the Gershonites. 12:1) (Jude 9) (Revelation 12:7) Gabriel is also mentioned as a prominent angel. We learn at Matthew 4:18 and 16:17 that Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter and son of Jonah (John). 21. (Genesis 3:24) (Ezekiel 10:1-22) There is also a great body of angelic messengers who serve as messengers between God and man. 29) (John 1:44) The two brothers were partners with James and John in the fishing business.” (John 1:29) He then became a follower of Jesus. 73) ANGELS: The Hebrew mal’akh’ and the Greek ag’ge-los mean messenger. the archangel.40 ANDREW: Andrew was one of the apostles of our lord Jesus. (Matthew 22:30) (John 1:1-3) (Colossians 1:15-17) (Revelation 3:14) The Bible says there are ten thousand times ten thousand angelic hosts in heaven. It is a term that can be applied to both human beings and to spirit beings. (1 Chronicles 6:71. A 40 . The words are found nearly 400 times in the Holy Scriptures. (Daniel 7:10) (Hebrews 12:22) (Jude 14) There is order and rank among the angels. 40) He was at Bethany by the Jordan River when he heard John the Baptist introduce Jesus Christ as the “Lamb of God. 17. The one with the greatest authority and power is Michael. 50) Angels do not marry and reproduce their own kind. After suffering imprisonment Andronicus was a man of note among the apostles. (Mark 12:25) They were individually created by God through his firstborn Son. He became a Christian before Paul did. (Matthew 4:18) (Mark 1:16) (Luke 5:10) Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist before he followed Jesus.

15) (Isaiah 6:6. 18) (1 Samuel 16:7) (Acts 10:34. It is based on principle and his right to exclusive devotion. Moses. (Genesis 19:1-26) Serving as Jehovah’s ministers. grievance. Isaiah. Anger is the outward expression of an inward feeling that could be generated by sin or by proper motives. 11. 28:5-7) (Luke 1:30. (Exodus 11:8. 7) (Daniel 6:22) (Matthew 4:11. (Genesis 1:25. Jesus Christ and the apostles. 32:19) (Numbers 16:12-15) (1 Samuel 20:34) (Nehemiah 5:6) A person often experiences mental depression after a fit of rage. 19) ANIM: Anim was a city in the mountains of southern Judah. RAGE: Anger is a strong emotion. a feeling that is motivated out of a deep sense of hatred. (1 Chronicles 7:14. (Deuteronomy 10:17. 30) (Romans 14:19) (James 3:17) (1 Peter 3:11) ANIAM: Aniam was a son of Shemida of the tribe of Manasseh. Daniel. 31:11) (Joshua 5:14. 22:34) (Acts 1:10. WRATH. Therefore it is wise to control anger. 50) ANIMALS: God created each family of animals according to its own kind.41 perform protection and deliverance of God’s people. (1 Timothy 1:1) (Psalm 16:11) God’s anger is always justified. 26) The Hebrew word “behemah” refers to 41 . (Genesis 22:11. 35) (Hebrews 4:13) Man’s expression of anger may be proper when it is based on principle. Jacob. Jehovah God is not easily angered and He shows great love and faithfulness. as well as destruction of the wicked. belligerence or righteous indignation and genuine concern. 31. We are commanded to abhor what is wicked or bad. (Proverbs 14:29. It is mentioned in the distribution of land in Joshua’s day. (Joshua 15:48. 26:53. ANGER. (Romans 12:9) Therefore righteous indignation is sometimes appropriate. Only Jesus Christ would have the power to capture Satan the Devil and throw him into prison for the thousand years. the angels ministered in behalf of Abraham. (Exodus 34:6) (Numbers 14:18) In fact He is not an angry God but a happy God. 11) ANGEL OF THE PIT: The angel of the pit is presented at Revelation 20:1-3. It is governed by His love for righteousness. 2:10. Therefore it is possible that Jesus Christ is the angel of the pit. Joshua.

51. “ets’adhah. (Matthew 26:3. 21) (Revelation 4:6. step chains. After seven years of married life Anna became a widow. 2:19. She was the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher. 11) (Daniel 7:2-7. Persons of both sexes wore them. Most of them do not attack unless they are provoked. Sometimes people wore matching arm and ankle bracelets. Animals were created with a fear or dread of man. They are also used symbolically to convey oppressive. 34:23) (Psalms 107:38) The Greek term for animal is “zoon. 20) (Luke 12:48) Naturalists report that animals normally retreat from man’s presence. 20.E. 20) ANNA: Anna was a prophetess. They portray divine as well as human qualities. (Luke 2:42-49) He is designated in the Scriptures as the high priest. (Genesis 1:26. wounded or surprised. (Genesis 3:21. ivory. and iron. silver. Her name is the Greek form of Hannah. She was regular in her attendance at the temple. gold.E. (Mt 6:17) The Israelite kings were anointed as a sign of their taking office. In a figurative sense the king could be called “the anointed 42 . Luke 3:2) When Jesus was arrested he was take to Annas for questioning and then sent to Caiaphas for trial. and ankle bracelet. beastlike ruling powers. 4:4) Man was allowed to eat meat with its blood drained after the Deluge. (Luke 2:36-38) ANNAS: Annas was the high priest from 6 C. (John 18:13. She was 84 years old when Jesus was presented at the temple. 4) ANKLE BRACELET: Ankle bracelets or ornamental rings worn on the legs near the ankles were in common use in the ancient Middle East. Acts 4:6) ANOINT: It was a practice of anointing with oil to show respect.” (Revelation 4:7) (2 Peter 2:12) Adam was given the reponsibility of naming the animals and God also appointed man as steward over the animals. (Genesis 9:10. (Luke 2:2) He was high priest when Jesus amazed the rabbinic teachers at the temple. to 15 C. brass. (Nu 31:50. 18. 7. The Hebrew words. (Genesis 9:3. Isa 3:16.” “tse’a-dhah. 8:5-8. She was privileged to see the young child and give witness about him. (Genesis 9:2.42 an animal. 13:1-17) Before the Great Flood animals were used to provide clothing and for sacrificial purposes. 3) Animals are used in an illustrative way to symbolize a variety of qualities and powers. They were made of glass.” and “tsa’adh” are translated ankle chainlets. (Ezekiel 1:10. The Roman Governor Quirinius appointed him.

Others point to religious leaders such as popes as the antichrist. ANTHOTHIJAH: This man was the son of Shashak of the tribe of Benjamin. 30:24. Ants are highly industrious and are known for their instinctive wisdom. She is the mother ant. 2:22. But the answer is more general in scope. It’s color is sandy colored to brownish depending upon the season. It stores up a large supply of grain in the spring and summer to prepare for the seasons when it is difficult to find food. Proverbs 6:7 states.000 varieties of ants located in all parts of the earth except the Polar Regions. Ants are extremely numerous and widespread insects.43 one. Some have named hateful political leaders such as Adolph Hitler. religious and 43 . The most common variety of ants found in Palestine is the harvester or agricultural ant. It embraces all who deny that Jesus is the Christ and who deny that Jesus is the Son of God who came in the flesh. 4:3.” In a figurative sense. These animals are permitted in the list of animals that Israelites could eat for food. 25) There are an estimated 10. Antichrist is found four times in the Bible at 1 John 2:18. the males.” (Luke 11:23) All kingdoms. all Scriptural teachings. ANT: Everywhere you look you see ants. He is the One Jehovah appointed as Savior and King. the ant:”has no guide or overseer. The antelope is a small animal measuring about three feet high at the shoulder. Ants are social insects that live in colonies.” Many have tried to identify specific individuals as the antichrist. It becomes darker in the winter. (Pr 6:6-8. The apostle John showed us that the antichrist was not restricted to a future appearance. There are three basic casts in each colony: the queen or queens. 25) ANTICHRIST: The word antichrist means “against” or “instead of” Christ. Ant colonies range in size from a few dozen ants to populations running into the hundreds of thousands. “The Anointed One” is the “Messiah” Jesus Christ. and 2 John 1:17. ANTELOPE: The antelope is a cud-chewing animal with a split hoof listed at Deuteronomy 14:5. nations and organizations. and the workers. At 1 John 4:3 he said that the antichrist was “already in the world. Jesus said: “He that is not on my side is against me. 4:2. 3) To deny Jesus as the Christ and as the Son of God is to deny all of his teachings. for her function is to lay eggs. He showed that the antichrist was then present and would continue in the future. (1 John 2:22. (1 Chronicles 8:24.” The queen is not an overseer.

ANTIOCH: Seleucus I (Nicator) founded the city of Antioch in Syria. Tel Afeq. The disciples were first called “Christians” in Antioch. commercial and manufacturing center. ANTIPAS: Antipas was a martyr in the first century C. The Antio-Lebanon Range runs parallel to the Lebanon Range for approximately 60 miles. The apostle Paul used Antioch as a home base for his missionary trips. This is recorded at Acts 15:13-35. (Joshua 11:17) The AntiLebanon Ranges is not snow capped and therefore there are few rivers and streams.E settled the question about circumcision for Gentiles.C. It supports very little vegetation. a military. Nicolaus from Antioch became a Christian after first becoming a proselyte to the Jewish religion. east of Dan. to the great Plain of Emesa near the site of Riblah. A Roman Army escort took the apostle Paul down the mountains from Jerusalem some 30 miles to Antipatris. The Orontes and Litani rivers flow into the Beqa and flow through the valley between these mountain ranges. (Acts 11:19. Herod the Great rebuilt the city of Antipatris in 9 B. He was a member of the Christian congregation at Pergamum. (Revelation 2:12. Paul and Barnabas delivered that decree from the headquarters congregation in Jerusalem to the congregation at Antioch. It served as a seaport. 20) Barnabas was dispatched to Antioch and he in turn brought Paul in from Tarsus to help.44 secular. ANTI-LEBANON: There are two mountain ranges in Lebanon.E. (Acts 23:31) Seventy cavalrymen escorted Paul from Antipatris the remaining trip across the plain to Caesarea.E. and Aphek. are part of the antichrist if they refuse to recognize Jesus Christ and all Scriptural teachings. 13) ANTIPATRIS: This city was once known as Ras el-Ain. He named it after his father Antipater II. It was located at a bend on the south side of the navigable Orontes River about twenty miles from the Mediterranean Sea. The city was located in a well-watered and fertile region of the Plain of Sharon. (Acts 6:5) Christian activity at Antioch increased dramatically after the disciples were scattered there following Stephen’s death. 44 . (Acts 11:21-26) They resided there for a year teaching the people. It extends from the Bashan Plateau. After it was destroyed. (Acts 11:26) The governing body at Jerusalem in about 49 C.

It robs one of strength and initiative to act. 53) 45 . Anxiety can be damaging to a person’s well being. 19) (Luke 8:7. It was about 5 miles southeast of Acco. (Joshua 15:48. 8) ANXIETY: The words anxiety and worry are used interchangeably in the Scriptures. Scholars have found the archaeological remains of that Israelite period along with the two water sources that were near Aphekah. The Tower of Antonia was in the north west corner of the temple court on a site where Nehemiah constructed the Castle mentioned at Nehemiah 2:8.” (Romans 16:10) (2 Corinthians 10:18) (2 Timothy 2:15) APHEK. (Joshua 13:4) APHEK. barracks and courtyards. (1 Kings 10:22) (2 Chronicles 9:21) Solomon’s fleet most likely brought the apes from India or Ceylon. APELLES: Apelles was a Christian in the congregation at Rome. (Matthew 13:22) (Mark 4:18. However. 16) ANUB: Anub was a descendant of Judah and son of Koz. NEAR SIDON: Aphek was a town that was just north of Sidon. Paul sent greeting to him as the one “approved in Christ. (John 19:13) (Acts 21:30-40.45 ANTONIA TOWER: This well built structure was found in Jerusalem. the tribe did not successfully possess it. 11. 14.” (1 Peter 5:7) APE: King Solomon imported apes or possibly long tailed monkeys that were native to Ethiopia. 30) Judges 1:31 calls it Aphik. It had apartments including baths. Herod the Great did extensive repairs on it and named it Antonia in honor of Mark Anthony. Jehovah told Joshua that Aphek was among the places yet to be conquered. The inspired proverb says: “Anxiety in the heart of man makes it heavy. 23:10. It is said to be in the neighborhood of Hebron. IN ASHER TERRITORY: Aphek was a town in the territory of Asher. 21:34-36) Christians are encouraged to “throw all your anxiety upon God for he cares for you.” (Proverbs 12:25) Jesus Christ claimed that appreciation for God’s Word can be choked out by worry over problems. (1 Chronicles 4:1. 22:24. They mean the same. APHEKAH: Aphekah was a city in the mountains of southern Judah. (Joshua 19:24. Some historians believe that Jesus appeared before Pilate in this courtyard.

and the Destruction of Bel and the Dragon.E. Their content is not in harmony with the sixty-six books of the canon of the Holy Scriptures. (1 Samuel 9:1. supplements to Esther. It means deuterocanonical or “of the second canon” to the nearly one billion Roman Catholics around the world. It did not include the Apocrypha. It was named after the Greek sun god Apollo. APOLLONIA: Apollonia was a city of Macedonia. the writer of the Latin Vulgate in 405 C. Micah used a fun saying: “At the house of Aphrah roll in the dust. It is not speaking about the hidden things that are not in harmony with the basic truths taught in the basic sixty-six books of the Bible. However. Judith.E.46 APHIAH: This man was a Benjamite and one of King Saul’s ancestors. was totally against the Apocryphal books.” There was a place called the house of Aphrah. Egypt.E. the original meaning of the word is “spurious or uncanonical. 2) APHRAH: This Hebrew word means “dust. and began a vigorous witness work in the local synagogue. 1st and 2nd Maccabees. Perhaps he met John the Baptist for he was acquainted with the baptism of John. Paul and Silas passed through it on Paul’s second missionary tour in the spring of 50 C. probably located in the Shephelah or the Philistine Plains. It was there that he met Aquila and Priscilla. (Acts 17:1) APOLLOS: Apollos was from Alexandria. Ecclesiasticus.” The Roman Catholic Church adopted the original canon of the Bible. He was a Jew with a great knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures. Susanna and the Elder. Jerome. They helped him learn more Christian 46 .” (Micah 1:10) APOCRYPHA: The English word Apocrypha comes from the Greek word “apo’kry-phos. Since the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trent in 1546 C. Baruch.” It means carefully conceal or hide. Wisdom. The Apocryphal books include: Tobit. and three additions to Daniel: The Song of the Three Holy Children. Three Bible texts refer to the things hidden. (Acts 18:24. Apollonia was in the district of Mygdonia about twenty-seven miles from Amphipolis and thirtyfive miles from Thessalonica. 25) He arrived in Ephesus about 52 C. They are Mark 4:22.E. included additional books in the Catholic sanctioned Bible it has acquired a different meaning. Luke 8:17 and Colossians 2:3.

Apollos soon met the apostle Paul and they worked together to accomplish the preaching work. (Philemon 2) She may have been the wife of Philemon. 20:16) (Revelation 19:11-16) APOSTASY: Apostasy is the act of falling away or turning from the truth found in the Holy Scriptures. 19:1) (1 Corinthians 3:6-9. It does not necessarily relate to an evil person but relates to Jesus Christ. who warned unrepentant people of the danger of being destroyed. (2 Thessalonians 2:3) (2 Timothy 2:18) (2 Timothy 4:3) Apostates frequently try to make others their followers. 31) APPARITION: The Greek word “phan’ta-sma” means phantom. (Acts 28:15) This place is still known as the Appian Way. (1 Chronicles 2:25.C. Mark 3:16-19 and Luke 6:13-16. Their names are found at Matthew 10:2-4.47 teachings. This Greek word is found only twice in the Holy Scriptures at Matthew 14:26 and Mark 6:49. 16:12) APOLLYON: This is the Greek name used by the apostle John at Revelation 9:11 to translate the Hebrew “Abaddon. (Acts 18:25-28. 21-23. APPIUS MARKETPLACE OR FORUM: Sometmes refered to as the Appius Forum the Appius Marketplace was a station of the Roman highway Via Appia. APPAIM: This man was the son of Nadab and a descendant of Jerahmeel of the tribe of Judah. 13:3-5. APPHIA: Apphia was a Christian woman mentioned in Paul’s letter directed to the congregation in Philemon’s house. (Acts 20:30) (Hebrews 6:4-8) (2 Peter 2:1. 19) APOSTLES: Greek: apo’stolos means send forth. illusion. (Luke 8:31.E. The disciples in the boat who saw Jesus walk on the waters of the Sea of Galilee thought they saw an apparition or erroneous mental representation. apparition. This highway ran from Rome to Brundusium by way of Capua in the fourth century B. 3) (1 John 2:18. They willfully abandon the Christian congregation and become part of the antichrist. It could be considered an erroneous mental representation. 30.” Apollyon means destroyer. or spirit. Both the highway and the 47 . There were 12 apostles personally selected by Jesus. false vision.

” (Hebrews 7:25) It is through Jesus that we have “access to the Father by one Spirit through him (Jesus). always alive to plead for us. He was married to Priscilla and she is always 48 . The Greek word “simikinthion” defines a thing girded around half the body.” (Ephesians 2:18) God is available to every person who obeys and has faith in him and His Son. potters. the fruit of lips that make confession (give thanks and offer praise) to his [God’s] name. that is. because he is always alive to intercede for them.” (John 14:6) Jesus Christ is the one and only “way” of reconciliantion with God and approach to God in prayer. (Exodus 28:6-8) AQUILA: Aquila was a natural Jew and a native of Pontus in northern Asia Minor. (John 3:16. Tradesmen such as fishermen. which is your reasonable service. and the life! No one comes to the Father except through me. The had front and back sections. APPOINTED TIMES OF THE NATIONS: See GENTILE TIMES.48 marketplace were named after the founder Akppius Claudius Caecus. “I am the way. the truth. (Acts 19:12) (Luke 17:8) (Ephesians 6:14) It was tied around the waist to cover part of the body. that you present your bodies a living sacrifice. acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (Acts 10:35) It is true that salvation cannot be earned.” (1 Peter 2:5) “I request (urge) (implore) you brothers by the mercies of God. APPROACH TO GOD: Jesus Christ said. bakers. “He is able to save completely those who approach God through him. 36) (Hebrews 11:6) (1 Peter 3:18) “In every nation he (God) accepts every person who respects him and does what is right. Jesus Christ. acceptable to God. However a true Christian will want to approach God with living sacrifices and spiritual offerings. Priest wore ephods that were like aprons that hung from the shoulders.” (Romans 12:1) APRON: An apron is a garment of cloth or leather that is tied about the waist and worn to protect clothing. The New Covenant was mediated through the shed blood or our Lord Jesus Christ. holy. and carpenters wore them.” (Hebrew 13:15) “to offer up spiritual sacrifices. He is the High Priest and Intercessor. “Let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God through him [Jesus].

Jehovah had given Moab and Ar to the sons of Lot as a holding. 2) The apostle Paul was always welcome in their home. The vast majority of the land is arid desert. 19) ARA: Ara was the son of Jether of the tribe of Asher. ARABAH. so they moved to Corinth. THE TOWN: This is the name of a town in the mountains of Judah. lying between Dumah and Carmel. 52) (2 Samuel 23:35) ARAB: SEE ARABIAN ARABAH: The Hebrew word for the Jordan Valley was Arabah. SEA OF: SEE DEAD SEA ARABIA: The Arabian Peninsula is in the southwest corner of the continent of Asia. 19) AR: Ar was a city in Moab. sufficient rainfall occurs in the western mountain range and central plateau to produce crops of millet. Its land surface is about one third the land surface of the continental United States. 18. Mesopotamia. (Acts 18:1. The Persian Gulf is on the east border and the Red Sea on the west. and corn. 26. Syria and Israel are on its north border. (Acts 18:18. (1 Chronicles 7:30. (Acts 18:3) The two of them worked closely with Paul in their common trade of tent making also. 20) The Israilites did not attack Moab because Jehovah forbid it. (Job 39:19-25) Much of the life there is the same as it was in Bible times. barley.E.49 mentioned in association with him. (Numbers 21:15) The name Ar is used as synonymous with Moab. Date palms also grow there. (Exodus 15:27) Arabian horses are beautiful and strong. It was located on the south side of the Arnon Valley. (Deuteronomy 2:9. 34:13) 49 . wheat. Aquila was banished from Rome by Emperor Claudius in the year 50 C. However. (Joshua 15:48. It could have served as its capital. 9. (Ezekiel 27:21) (2 Chronicles 17:11) (Judges 6:5) (Job 39:5-8. (Deuteronomy 2:18. Aquila and Priscilla traveled with Paul as far as Ephesus on his second missionary journey. 38) ARAB. They worked closely with him in the building up of the congregation there. 27) (Isaiah 60:7.

Jeremiah foretold that Ararat would join other kingdoms to come up against Babylon to destroy her in the sixth century B.950 feet above sea level and the top three thousand feet is covered with perpetual snow. as the sons of Ishmael who resided from Havilah near Shur. The king of Arad atacked Israel as they approached Canaan. descending from Shem through Joktan. Mount Ararat is in the mountain range of the same name. (Numbers 21: 1-3. (1 Chronicles 8:15. (Isaiah 13:20) (Jeremiah 3:2) ARAD. (Genesis 36:1-43) The vast majority of the Arabians were a wandering people. It is the highest peak rising 16. The context and use often imply a specific tribe or ethnic group. 28) (1 Chronicles 1:42) ARARAT. CITY ON THE BORDER: Arad was a city on the southern border of Canaan. They led pastoral lives dwelling in tents. without charge. Noah’s ark settled on the mountains of Ararat after the flood-Ge 8:4. Others were Semitic. (Genesis 25:1-6. which is near Egypt. TRIBE OF BENJAMIN: Arad was one of the leaders of the tribe of Benjamin. 28) ARAD. At first Araunah offered to give the place. (1 Kings 10:15) (2 Chronicles 9:14. the large country east and south of Palestine. 21:1:16) Some of the Arabian tribes were Hamitic. However David 50 . descending through Ham’s son Cush.50 ARABIAN: The names Arab and Arabian in the Scriptures apply to an inhabitant of Arabia. (2 Kings 18:26) (Daniel 2:4) (John 19:13. He was a descendant of Seir the Horite. along with cattle and wood implements for the sacrifice.E. NATION: Ararat was a region and a mountain range in a location that is now eastern Turkey. MOUNTAIN. They also are Arabian.C. 33:40) ARAMAIC: The language of the people in the nation of Aram was Aramaic. The common language of the Jews was Hebrew but they also spoke some Aramaic. 12-18) Esau’s offspring lived in the mountains of Seir. He lived in Jerusalem. (Genesis 36:20. (Jeremiah 51:27-29) ARAUNAH: Araunah was the Jebusite who owned the threshing floor King David purchased for building an altar to Jehovah. 20) (Acts 21:40) ARAN: Aran was the son of Sheik Dishan. Today the Turks call this mountain Mount of the Ark. 17. Some of Abraham’s descendants by Hagar and Keturah also moved to Arabia.

ARBATHITE: An Arbathite was a citizen of the wilderness city of Betharabah. Egypt. the events they participated in. clay tablets and many other things. It implies that there is only one. was destroyed by the army of King Shalman. Only Jehovah 51 . (2 Samuel 23:8. 18 miles southeast of the Sea of Galilee. The only name that is directly associated with the word archangel is Michael found at Jude 9. The principal means the most important element or chief being. Assyria. This city was located in the Jordan Valley near Jericho. 15:13. Greece. 31) (1 Chronicles 11:10. It speaks about Michael the archangel contending and disputing with the Devil. He was believed to be the founder of Kiriatharba (Hebron). and Rome. Babylonia. was an Arbathite. (2 Samuel 24:16-25) (1 Chronicles 21:15-28) ARBA: Arba was called “the father” or “great man” of the Anakim. 21:11) Some experts claim Arba as the progenitor of the race of giants known as the Anakim. ruined walls and buildings. Persia. and their cultures. The apostle Paul speaks of the preeminence of the archangel and the authority of his office in reference to the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. Citizens of Arab were called Arbites. (Joshua 18:21. (Joshua 15:61. (Hosea 10:13) ARBITE: The city of Arab was located near Hebron in the Mountains of Judah. The archaeologist digs up and analyzes rock. (Joshua 14:15. Biblical archaeologists have uncovered artifacts in Palestine. 32) ARBEL: This town. pottery. This branch of science began in the early eighteen hundreds and since then a wealth of valuable information has been unearthed that totally harmonizes with the Scriptural account. (2 Samuel 23:8. This is found at first Thessalonians 4:16. 35) ARCHAEOLOGY: Biblical archaeology is the branch of anthropology that studies the people of the Bible. 22) Abiel.51 insisted on paying for them. It is known as Betharbel. also known as Abialbon. or the house of Arbel. The term archangel is never found in plural in the Holy Scriptures. Hundreds of datable sites have been excavated in Palestine and Syria alone. Asia Minor. ARCHANGEL: The prefix “arch” means principal.

ARCHELAUS: Archelaus was the son of Herod the Great by his fourth wife. In fact he was cruel to the Jews. in his letter to Philemon he refers to Archippus as a fellow soldier-Phm 2. Joseph wanted to avoid his tyrannical rule so he settled outside Archelaus’ jurisdiction. 23) He was not a popular ruler. Both letters were written near the end of Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome (c.52 God and His Son Jesus Christ have adequate power to confront Satan the Devil face to face. The Bible speaks about the archers of the Philistines.) Archippus was living in or near Colossae in Asia Minor. Syrians. ARD: Ard was the grandson of Benjamin. ARCHITECTURE: Architecture is the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings. 17) Others became tool builders. in Nazareth of Galilee. and shelter. 22) The ark was a major construction project done by Noah and his sons.—Ge 21:20. and Egyptians.E. (1 Samuel 31:1-3) (1 Kings 22:34. (Genesis 4:20. Abraham’s firstborn son Ishmael became an archer. 60-61 C. Cain engaged in building a city. 23) ARCHIPPUS: The apostle Paul urges Archippus to remain faithful in his ministry at Colossians 4:17. He was one of the 70 persons of the house of Jacob who came into Egypt. (2 Chronicles 1:15) (Ecclesiastes 2:4-6) However. the son of Bela. The Bible shows many different dwelling places prior to the Flood of Noah’s Day.000 people slain in the temple grounds. ARCHER: A person who uses a bow and arrow is an archer. (Numbers 26:40) 52 . (Genesis 4:16. (Matthew 2:22. The bow and arrow made it possible to hunt animals that were too fast to be taken otherwise. clothing. He once had 3. 35) (2 Chronicles 35:20. This is solid proof that Jesus Christ is one and the same as Michael the archangel. On another occasion. He became king in Judea while Jeus was in Egypt with his parents Joseph and Mary. (Genesis 46:21) (Numbers 26:40) ARDITES: The Ardites were the Benjamite family descended from Ard. most building projects in Bible time were modest in size. (Genesis 6:13-16) Architecture under Solomon reached its high point. After the flood man needed to kill animals for food.

Greece met on this hill. (Isaiah 29:9-16) ARISTARCHUS: Aristarchus was a close associate to the apostle Paul. and their allies. The cause of the calamity is stated in verses 9 to 16. 4) ARIEL. (Acts 9:23-25) (2 Corinthians 10:32. 2. (Luke 23:50-53) (Matthew 27:57-60) (Mark 15:43-46) (John 19:38-42) ARIOCH. They had orders to kill all the wise men of Babylon because they failed to reveal and interpret the king’s dream. Arioch helped them to crush the rebellion of Sodom. He was of the tribe of Judah. 33) Aretas had given his daughter in marriage to Herod Antipas. This is the reason the city council was in fact called Areopagus. Gomorrah. (Matthew 14:3. Jerusalem was the location of God’s Temple and the center of Jehovah’s pure worship. A NAME FOR JERUSALEM: The name Ariel is revealed as a secret name for Jerusalem.C.E. Daniel revealed the dream and gave the interpretation and thus saved the wise men. (Genesis 14:1-16) ARIOCH. CHIEF BODYGUARD: Arioch was in charge of Nebuchadnezzar’s bodyguards. Aristarchus accompanied 53 . It is found in Isaiah 29:1. persuasive and convincing argument to persuade unbelievers to accept the good news of God’s kingdom. 7. He traveled with him and served as a prisoner with him. Isaiah delivers an ominous message at Isaiah 29:1-4 that predicts the destruction that was to come to that city in 607 B. (1 Chronicles 2:18) AREOPAGUS: The city council of Athens. (Daniel 2:12-25) ARETAS: Aretas was the last of several Arabian kings who controlled Damascus when its governor entered into a plot with the Jews to kill Paul.53 ARDON: Ardon was one of the sons of Caleb the son of Hezron. Joseph was the secret disciple who obtained Jesus’ corpse for burial. Herod later divorced her to marry Herodias. (Acts 17:19-34) ARIMATHEA: This Judean city was Joseph’s hometown. Abraham defeated Arioch and his confederates and rescured Lot and his family. KING OF ELLASAR: In league with Chedorlaomer and two other kings. He came from Thessalonica in Macedonia. It was on the Areopagus that the apostle Paul presented a logical.

his three sons. (Genesis 6:18-21. The three decks provided a total of about 96. There was no need for rounded bottom since it required no steering. 2 Chronicles 32:8 “With him (king of Assyria) there is an arm of flesh. Included on the list of passengers were Noah. two of each. God told Noah to make an ark out of wood of a resinous tree. The arm of flesh as described in the Bible is unreliable and failing the one trusting it. NOAH’S ARK: Jehovah gave Noah detailed instructions to build an ark. (Genesis 6:14-16) The ark was to be rectangular with square corners. but with us there is Jehovah our God to help us and to fight our battles. HARMAGEDON: This is God’s war. 27:2) (Colossians 4:10) (Philemon 23. ARM OF FLESH: The term arm of flesh means strength and power of man such as an army. Its proportion of length to width was 6 to 1. 53:1) ARMAGEDDON.54 Paul on the voyage to Rome. (Genesis 10:17) (1 Chronicles 1:15) They settled west of the Lebanon Mountains along the Mediterranean Coast. and specific materials to use.24) ARISTOBULUS: The apostle Paul sent greetings to the family of Aristobulus at Romans 16:10. 7:2. their wives and living creatures of every sort of flesh. (Acts 19:29. (Exodus 25:22) (Leviticus 16:2) ARKITE: Arkite was descended from Ham through Canaan and one of the 70 post-Flood families. the same as modern navel vessels. It is also called the Ark of the Testimony. his wife. shape. 20:4. (2 Thessalonians 1:6-9) (Revelation 19:11-16) The Nations are gathered to fight. Jesus leads an army of angels to destroy all the wicked people on the earth. 16) 54 . design. ARK. (Revelation 16:14. Its only function was to be watertight and to stay afloat. (Genesis 6:14) Some believe it was the cypress or a similar tree. God promised he would be present from above the Ark. (Isaiah 40:10. 3) ARK OF THE COVENANT: The sacred chest placed in the Most Holy of Jehovah’s Tabernacle.000 square feet of space. The instructions included size. ARM OF GOD: God’s power is the arm of God.

” It is used with reference to human armed forces. or the Arnon Valley. it is fed by numerous tributaries that empty into the Dead Sea. (Deuteronomy 4:19) It is interesting to note that first century Christians refused to serve in the army. (Acts 10:1-48) Army officers stationed in the Tower of Antonia rushed down to the nearby temple grounds and rescued the apostle Paul from a mob in 56 C. ARMY: An army is an organization of military land forces. 7. stationed in Caesarea. (Luke 3:33) (1 Chronicles 2:10) ARNON VALLEY: The Arnon Valley. While it is very dry most of the year. God’s word. (Numbers 21:13.55 ARMOR-BEARER: The armor-bearer was a military attendant who carried the armor and weapons for a king of other leader. (1 Samuel 14:6. (John 19:23) Cornelius was a centurion (someone in charge of 100 men) of the Italian band. Arni is a variant of the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew name Ram. (1 Chronicles 3:1. 13. 31:5) These attendants were valiant soldiers and were very devoted to their commanders. is located on the eastern side of the Dead Sea. Included with the symbolic suit is the sword of the Spirit. He lived after the Israilites returned from Babylon. In the Greek Septuagint the Hebrew name Ram is rendered Aram. (Acts 21:32) ARNAN: The name Arnan is listed among King David’s descendants.E. (Numbers 1:3) It is also used when speaking about spirit creatures. ARMY OFFICER: An army office is a person designated to lead a group of soldiers. ARMOR: The Christian suit of armor is identified at Ephesians 6:13-17. It can also be defined as a large number of persons united for a specific purpose. or canyon. This deep gorge is known as the Wadi Mujib. It measures 2 miles wide and 1. The common Hebrew term for army is “tsava. 21) ARNI: Arni was an ancestor of Jesus Christ. He was the first uncircumcised Gentile to become a Christian. 14) 55 .700 feet deep in places. (1 Kings 22:19) Physical heavenly bodies such as stars and planets are sometimes called armies. The Arnon River flows through this valley. It is a deep gorge that cuts through the high plateau. An army officer was in charge of four soldiers who put Jesus to death.

19:12. This Artaxerxes was the Persian ruler who stopped the building of Jehovah’s Temple in Jerusalem. Tiglath-paleser III and later Sargon II captured it. and design receive little attention in the Bible. 36:19.C. ARTAXERXES LONGIMANUS: Artaxerxes Langimanus was the son of Xerxes I. (Exodus 35:30-35.E. (2 Kings 18:34. He was a son of Shem. (1 Chronicles 11:44) ARPACHSHAD: Arpachshad was born two years after the Flood. 24. In 520 B. 13) (Jeremiah 49:23) ARROW SNAKE: The Hebrew word “qippohz” refers to the snake called in Greek “akontias. Darius the Great removed the ban imposed on the Temple construction. Darius the Great followed his reign. 37:12. (Titus 3:12) Paul’s chose between 56 . was an Aroerite.E. ARTEMAS: The apostle Paul considered sending this faithful companion to Titus in Crete. 2) No doubt the kings of Israel commissioned artwork for the palaces and temple. He assended the throne around 475 B. (Exodus 4:6-24) He ruled after Cyrus the Great (537 B. He lived 438 years and was an ancestor of the Hebrews through his grandson Eber. The father of two of David’s mighty men. 22:39) (Amos 3:12.56 AROERITE: The city of Aroer was named after Aroerite.E.C. This practice is mentioned in the prophecy found at Isaiah 34:15. 11:1013) (1 Chronicles 1:17-27) ARPAD: Arpad was a royal city of north Syria. sculpture.E. ART: There is no evidence of artwork among Christians of the first century C. 36:1. 13) (Isaiah 10:9. 15. Most snakes lay eggs and some coil around their eggs to protect them. (Genesis 10:22.C. He was the king referred to at Ezra 7:1-28 and Nehemiah 2:1-18.” It is called the arrow snake because of its darting and springing on its prey like the rattlesnake.). It was associated with the city of Hamath. (1 Kings 10:1820. Shama and Jeiel. The exact date is not known. It was on the road leading south to Hamath and Damascus and was frequently under attack from the Assyrians. 6:4) ARTAXERXES: Artaxerxes is a name or title given to two Persian kings. Art such as painting. Credit for the Hebrews artistic ability is given to God.

in the territory of Manasseh. from her position as an highly honored first lady of the land. (1 Kings 4:7. Asa worked hard to clean the male temple prostitutes and the idols out of the land.E. Maacah made an idol to the sacred pole and to the goddess Asherah.C. (See: RUMAH) ARVAD: Arvad is the place referenced in Ezekiel’s prophetic dirge about Tyre. 11) ARZA: Arza was the steward of the household of Elah. His remark at Ephesians 6:21. ARVADITE : The inhabitants of the small island of Arvad were known as Arvadites. 10) Arubboth is the same as modern Arraba. Arvad is the small rocky island 116 miles northeast of Tyre. (1 Kings 15:11-14) (2 57 . 18) (Ezekiel 27:8. He had oversight over Socoh and the land of Hepher. king of Israel. 10) ASA. ARTEMIS: Artemis was the Greek name of an ancient goddess of fertility worship in Asia Minor. He launched his attack on the Shechemites from there.57 Artemas and Tychicus. located near Dothan. ARUMAH: This is the town in the territory of Ephraim in which Abimelech. The king was in a drunken state at Arza’s house. 18) (1 Chronicles 1:16) (Ezekiel 27:8. (Acts 19:27) ARUBBOTH: Arubboth was the town and administrative center of one of the 12 deputies assigned by King Solomon to provide food for the royal household. It’s inhabitants were descendants of Canaan. He even went so far as to remove his grandmother. KING OF JUDAH: Asa was the third king of Judah. Aaacah. (1 Kings 16:9. It is possible that it is the same as the Rumah mentioned at 2 Kings 23:36. He became king after the nation was divided into two kingdoms. Filled with zeal for pure worship. This island was off the northern coast of Syria. 952 B. where was assassinated by Zimri. (Genesis 10:15. 11) This island is known today as Arwad. He was the son of Abijam (Abijah) and the grandson of Rehoboam. the son of Jerubbaal. (Genesis 10:6. (Judges 9:41) It was located about 5 miles southeast of Shechem.22 indicate that Tychicus was the final choice. Judah and Benjamin were filled with apostasy at that time. about 9 miles north of Samaria. resided. The son of Hesed was there. 15. He said the men from Arvad served as skilled rowers in Tyre’s navy and as warriors in her army.

(1 Chronicles 2:15. Berechiah lived in the settlements of the Netophathites after returning from the Babylonian exile. SERVED IN THE TEMPLE: Asahel served in the Temple during Hezekiah’s reign. (1 Chronicles 15:17. he will accept you. (1 Chronicles 9:16) ASAHEL. “Asahel was as fast on his feet as a wild gazelle. 3:22-27) The Bible says.” (2 Chronicles 15:1-7) Asa’s good qualities and freedom from apostasy outweighed his mistake and he was viewed as one of the faithful kings of the line of Judah. He reigned for 41 years from 977 to 937 B. (Ezra 10:15) ASAPH. (2 Samuel 2:12-28. SON OF ELKANAH: Asa was the son of Elkanah. His father was a Levite. While there is no absolute proof of his authorship the superscriptions indicate that it is so. and Ethan. (2 Chronicles 17:7. ASA. SON OF LEVI: Asaph is considered the writer of Psalms 50.E. THE LEVITE: This Asahel was one of the Levites assigned to teach the Law in Judah. Asaph was a son of Levi through Gershom. 23:24) ASAHEL. 19. Heman. “Jehovah is with you when you are with him.” (2 Samuel 2:18. 6) Later the country was threatened by a force of a million warriors from Zerah the Ethiopian. (1 Chronicles 6:39. and 73 to 83. 58 . He was involved with the contributions and tithes. 43) He was appointed by the Levites as a lead singer and player of cymbals. He accompanyed the Ark when it wast transported from Obed-edom’s home to the City of David. (2 Chronicles 14:1. a contemporary of Ezra. His brothers were Abishai and Joab. (2 Chronicles 31:13) ASAHEL. If you dedicate your lives to serve him. He lived during Jehoshaphat’s reign.58 Chronicles 14:2-5) Asa’s zeal for righteous worship brought blessings of peace from Jehovah during the first ten years of his reign. FATHER OF JONATHAN: This Asahel was the father of Jonathan. It was then that the prophet Azariah told Asa. 16) Asahel was an honored member of the 30 outstanding warriors who served under David. He was David’s nephew. 25-29) Asaph. 8) (Deuteronomy 33:8-10) ASAHEL. Asa was the father of Berechiah.C. Asa’s prayer for help is recorded at 2 Chronicles 14:8-15. SON OF ZERUIAH: Asahel was the son of David’s sister or half sister Zeruiah.

FATHER OF JOAH: This Asaph was the father of one of the officials who served King Hezekiah. (1 Chronicles 26:1) (Numbers 16:1) ASAPH. Asaph is listed as the recorder. 22) ASAPH. (Hebrews 9:24) ASCENTS: The superscription for a group of 15 Psalms in Hebrew is “Shirhammaaloth.” and “A Song of the Stairsteps (NWT).” David wrote four of these psalms and Soloman wrote one of these psalms. 46:20) 59 . It is possible that these psalms were named “Ascents” because the Israelite worshipers traveled or ascended to the lofty city Jerusalem in the mountains of Judah to praise their God. (John 3:13) Jesus ascended into heaven to present the ransom value of his lifeblood to Jehovah God. The park was a wooded plot of land under Persian control. Some translations call them “A gradual canticle (Dy). 50-52. KEEPER OF THE PARK: Asaph took care of King Artaxerxes’ park at the time when Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem in 455 B. near the town of Bethany. He ascended from the Mount of Olives. (Nehemiah 1:11. (1 Chronicles 4:16) ASCENSION: Forty days after his ressurection Jesus returned to heaven.C. (Psalm 122:1-4) ASENATH: She was Joseph’s wife who became the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim. (Genesis 41:45. It was at one time Jewish tradition that the Levites were to sing these 15 psalms. 37) (Isaiah 36:3. (2 Chronicles 18:18. Asenath was the daughter of the Egyptian priest Potiphera of On. This event was known as the ascension. (1 Chronicles 6:31-44) ASAPH. His descendants were gatekeepers in Tabernacle service in King David’s day.” A Song of degrees (KJV).59 served together in the Tabernacle directing the music and singing. (Acts 1:2-13) Jesus testified that prior to that date no man had ascended into heaven but the Son of man. A very small group of his faithful apostles witnessed the ascension. They are referred to as the Song of Ascents. 2:8) ASAREL: Asarel was one of the four sons of Jehallelel of the tribe of Judah. DESCENDANT OF KOHATH: Asaph was a descendant of Levi’s son Kohath.E.” Theses are Psalms 120 through 134.

(Joshua 13:3) ASHER. 15:46. Gaza. They were descendants of Judah’s son Shelah and they were noted for fine fabric. 2) ASHBEA: Ashbea was of the house of Ashbea. (Genesis 30:12. becauses Judah’s territory was very large. It was first assigned to Judah and later given to Simeon. Her male counterpart was Baal. 9) (1 Chronicles 4:32) ASHARELAH: Asharelah the son of Asaph served in the groups of musicians and singers at Jehovah’s Temple in the time of David. These cities were under the control of the axis lords. Jacob’s second son by Leah’s maidservant: Zilpah. 19:7. The other cities were Gath. 13) 60 . ASHERITE: An Asherite was a member of the tribe of Asher. It is not clear which constellations they are talking about in the book of Job. (Joshua 11:22. THE MAN. (Joshua 15:42. Olive trees and other fruit trees grew in abundance there. (1 Chronicles 25:1. (Joshua 13:3) Ashdod was the religious center of Philistia with its worship of the false god Dagon. 33) ASHDOD: Ashdod was one of the five main cities in Philistia. The Hebrews began worshiping these two gods after they invaded Canaan. Jehovah conveys to Job the wisdom and power of the Creator and Job acquiesces. (Job 9:79. (Numbers 26:47) The territory of Asher included some of the most fertile land in all Israel. THE TRIBE: Asher was the eighth son of Jacob through Zilpah. 38:32.32) An Asherite was a descendant of Asher. (Genesis 35:26) The tribe of Asher were the descendants of Asher. (1 Chronicles 4:21) ASH CONSTELLATION: The Hebrew words “Ash” and Ayish” refer to celestial constellations. 47) (Judges 1:19) ASHDODITE: The people who lived in the Philistine city of Ashdod were Ashdodites. ASHERAH: Goddess of fertility worshiped by the Canaanites. It was the fifth most populous tribe. Ekron and Askelon.60 ASHAN: Ashan was a city in the Shephelah in the territory of Judah. (Judges 1:31. Leah’s maidservant.

(2 Kings 17:24. This is why some have identified Ashima with Pan. Others suggest that the name Ashima may be a deliberate alteration of the name Asherah.C. 5. (Judges 14:19) (1 Samuel 6:17) The prophet Zechariah predicted doom for Ashkelon at the time Tyre was destroyed in 332 B. Tyre. a pastoral god of fertility. (Ezekiel 28:18) (2 Peter 2:6) ASHHUR: Ashhur was the son of Hezron. and Ashkenaz. “Your platitudes are proverbs of ashes. and Gomorrah are classic examples. the great grandson of Judah. THE KINGDOM: Three kingdoms were instructed to ally themselve together to do battle with Babylon at the time of her downfall in 539 B. ASHKELON: The city of Ashkelon was a seaport on the Mediteranean Sea located in a naturally formed rocky amphitheater. Sodom. It was the accepted practice to burn captured cities to the ground. The city was assigned to the tribe of Judah.” (Genesis 18:27) (Job 13:12. 6) Jesus even spoke about repenting in sackcloth and ashes at Matthew 11:21.” Job told his false comforters.61 ASHES: Ashes are that which is left over after something is burned. (Genesis 26:10) But we have no absolute proof that this could be. For example: Abraham confessed to Jehovah. Ashima was represented as a hairless he goat. He fathered seven sons by his two wives. He covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in ashes as an example of humiliation and repentance. 19) It became a Philistine city in the time of Samson and Samuel. “I am only dust and ashes. the Canaanite fertility goddess. 24. (Judges 1:18.E. The concave part of the theater was facing toward the Mediterranean. Ashes are symbolic of something that is valueless. (Zechariah 9:3-5) ASHKELONITE: People who lived in the Philistine city of Ashkelon were known as Ashelonites. but it did not remain subject to them for long.C. 61 . This indicated complete destruction. (1 Chronicles 2:4. (Jonah 3:5. Most of the Bible application of the term “ashes” is symbolic.E. 30:19) (Isaiah 44:20) It was a practice to scatter ashes upon oneself or sit in ashes in the days of Jonah. 30) According to the Babylonian Talmud. figs. 4:5-7) ASHIMA: This deity was worshiped by the people from Hamath when they settled in Samaria. They were Ararat. and onions.. Minni. (Joshua 13:3) ASHKENAZ. The fertile countryside produced apples.

It’s name suggests that it was a center of worship of the goddess Ashtoreth. not the the entire continent of Asia. He was in charge of the corps of eunuchs. (Joshua 15:33) The other town was south of the first Ashnah about 5 miles southeast of Mareshah. 12:4. (Joshua 13:29-31) (1 Chronicles 6:71) ASHTERATHITE: An inhabitant of Ashtaroth was called an Ashterathite. One of the cities there was “Ashteroth-karnaim” (Genesis 14:5) The Greek name for her was Astarte. was an Ashterathite. (Deuteronomy 1:4) (Joshua 9:10. The area included the older countries of Mysia. One town was in the Shephelah. It could also symbolize the twin mountain peaks adjacent to the town. This symbolizes the goddess Astarte. It was divided into 9 legal districts and 44 62 . considered to be the wife of Baal. (Deuteronomy 1:4) (Joshua 9:10. Uzzia. and Caria. ASHNAH: There were two towns in Judah named Ashnah. Some scholars believe the added word “karnaim” refers to the two horns of the crescent moon. (Genesis 14:5) ASHTORETH: Ashtoreth was a goddess of the Canaanites. Worship of her probably existed in Canaan as early as Abraham’s time. She was worshiped by a large number of people. 12:4) ASIA. The capital was Pergamum in Mysia at the beginning and was later moved to Ephesus. (Daniel 1:3) ASHTAROTH: Ashtaroth was a city in the area known as Bashan about 20 miles east of the Sea of Galilee. THE ROMAN PROVINCE: The term Asia is referring to the Roman province of Asia in the Bible. Lydia. but he was not a eunuch. (1 Chronicles 11:44) ASHTEROTH-KARNAIM: King Chedorlaomer of Elam defeated the Raphaim at Ashteroth-karnaim. One of David’s mighty men. (Joshua 15:43) ASHPENAZ: Ashpenaz was the chief court official in Babylon during Nebuchadnezzar’s reign. 13:12) Ashtoroth was at one time the possession of the Gershonites as a Levite city.62 (Jeremiah 51:27) Ashkenaz was located north of the area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. She was pictured as a nude female with exaggerated sex organs. He trained the young people to serve as pages of the monarch.

It has long pointed ears. It is patient and capable of enduring much suffering. (Ezra 2:1. (Genesis 12:16. He became the family head of the Asrielites. (Revelation 1:4. DONKEY: The ass is a hardy sure footed animal. (2 Timothy 1:15-18. He was the great-grandson of Manasseh through Machir and his son Gilead. 16:9. Pontus. but it is from the horse family. 9. 13.C. 41) ASNAH: Asnah was the head of a family of Nethinim. (Acts 2:9. 38. Smyrna. It can be translated “snake” or “asps. This family returned from Babylonian exile to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel in 537 B. 10. Philadelphia. 10.E. Thyatira. 19. 50) ASP: The Greek word “aspis” is found one time in the Christian Greek Scriptures. Luke lists Asia along with the provinces of Cappadocia. Sardis. 4:19) The letters to the seven congregations in the Book of Revelation are written to congregations in prominent cities of Asia: Ephesus. shorter main and shorter tail hair. (Numbers 26:29. and Pamphylia as the regions from which the Jews came to Jerusalem at Pentecost 33 C. and Laodicea. 22:3) (Joshua 15:18) (2 Chronicles 28:15) (Isaiah 30:24) Jesus rode his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a young ass. 11.” The Apostle Paul is quoting from Psalm 140:3 where the venom of poisonous snakes is mentioned. ASPATHA: This man was one of Haman’s ten sons. (Mark 11:7) (Luke 19:35) (John 12:14.E. 2:2. It is smaller than a horse. Pergamum. 18:19-21) The apostle Paul speaks about the district of Asia in his letters as well. 3:10) ASIEL: Asiel belonged to the tribe of Simeon. Jehu was a chieftain in the days of King Hezekiah. 15) The New Simplified Bible uses the term donkey instead of the term ass 63 . It is considered more intelligent than the horse. 3. (1 Chronicles 4:35. 31) ASS. 10) ASRIEL: Asriel was a male descendant of Manasseh.63 city sub-districts. at Romans 3:13. He was the forefather of Jehu. (Esther 9:7. (Numbers 26:29-31) (Joshua 17:1-4) ARIELITES: The Arielites were the Manassite family descended from Asriel.

The Hebrew word “edhah” is translated into the English terms assemble or congregate. assembly. (Exodus 6:24) (1 Chronicles 6:22) ASSOCIATION.64 because there are too many negative synonyms connected with the word ass. (Acts 7:38. (Genesis 25:1-3) ASSIR: Assir was the son of Korah. SON OF SHEM: Asshur was the son of Shem. 3) The Greek word “ekklesia” is usually rendered congregation. (2 Timothy 2:22) (1 64 . ASSHURIM: The Asshurim were the descendants of Dedan. This is recorded at Matthew 5:1 through 7:29.E. (Acts 2:14) It was the custom for early Christians to meet together. (2 Samuel 20:5) The Hebrew word “migra” means convention or assembly. Such gatherings offered many spiritual benefits and were occasions for great joy. Jokshan was the son of Abraham by Keturah. ASSHUR. FALSE GOD: Asshur was the most worshiped false god of the Assyrians. Assyrians troops carried his sacred symbol to battle. (Genesis 10:22) (1 Chronicles 1:17) (Ezekiel 27:23) ASSHUR. The Assyrians were a warlike people who prayed to the god of military prowess for aid. Asshur was represented in their art by the winged sun disk. Holy Spirit was poured out on those assembled on Pentecost 33 C. It is a social gathering of guest and companions. 13:43) (Hebrews 12:23) (James 2:2) Large crowds assembled before Jesus Christ. The same Hebrew word is rendered both Asshur and Assyria. People who desire God’s approval choose companions who are devoted to righteousness and truth. Asshurim was the son of Jokshan. (Exodus 12:16) (Leviticus 23:2. COMPANY: Association is the act of consorting with or joining with others. He was a Levite born in Egypt. One of those occasions happened on the Mount of Olives at the Sermon on the Mount. He was the progenitor of the Assyrians. (Acts 11:26) (Hebrews 10:23-25) (James 2:1-9) ASTARTE: The Greek name for Ashoreth the Goddess of fertility and war worshiped in the Mid-East. ASSEMBLY: Jehovah God has in the past commanded his faithful servants to assemble for various purposes. or bringing together.

(Nehemiah 13:26) To remain a part of the Christian brotherhood true believers avoid all association with promoters of false teachings.” (Isaiah 47:13) Daniel and his three companions were captive in the land of the astrologers. In the eighth century Before Common Era. The city of Asshur. 18) (Ezekiel 32:22) (Zechariah 10:10. The Assyrians believed every object and natural phenomenon to be animated by a spirit. It was in the Roman province of Asia. The apostle Paul traveled through Assos on his way back to Jerusalem on his third missionary tour. “There is a God in heaven that reveals secrets. (Acts 20:6. They even formed marriage alliances with them. (Deuteronomy 7:3. Jeremiah. located west of the Tigris was the original capital of the region. 4) (Judges 3:5-8) Solomon turned from true worship of Jehovah when he took worshipers of false gods as wives. Numerous references to Assyria are found in the prophecies of Isaiah. (Romans 16:17. 13. They jointly occupied a region with no natural division between them. 14) ASSYRIA: Assyria was the country in the north end of the Mesopotamian plain what is today the modern country of Iraq. Throughout their history Assyria and Babylon were closely related. The Assyrian people were more energetic and aggressive than the Babylonians.65 Corinthians 15:33) In direct rebellion against Jehovah’s commands the Israelites associated with Canaanites. 14:25) (Jeremiah 50:17. The king of Babylon “found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire realm. the prophet Isaiah foretold the destrution of Babylon. Ezekiel. He challenged the stargazing astrological counselors of that doomed city to save her: “Let your astrologers come forward and save you! Let these people who study the stars. Nahum. This is a false science in which a different god is believed to rule over each section of the heavens. Assyria’s religion was inherited from Babylon even though it had its own national god Asshur. and Zecariah. 18) ASSOS: This town was a seaport in Mysia on the north shore of the Gulf of Adramyttium. Micah.” (Daniel 1:20) On another occasion Daniel told the king. 11) ASTROLOGERS: An astrologer is someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and moon. Zephaniah. (Isaiah 11:11-16. Assyria was a military power and they were cruel and rapacious people. who map out the zones of the heavens tell you from month to month what is goig to happen to you.” With God’s help Daniel went on to reveal the kings dream and visions when the king’s astrologers 65 .

(1 Chronicles 2:3-5. This threshing place was located near the Jordan River.E. ATHACH: Athach was a town of Judah included among the places to which David sent portions of the spoil resulting from his victory over the rading Amalekites. Then she had herself installed as queen for six years. When her son Ahaziah died she killed off all who were in line to become king except the infant Jehoash. Athens is located 5 miles from the Aegean Sea and is served by the nearby seaport of Piraeus. 26) ATAROTH. (2 Kings 8:18. the eldest son of Jehoshaphat of Judah. 26) Athaliah was given in marriage to Jehoram. and art. She was the daughter of King Ahab of Israel and his wife Jezebel. (Genesis 50:7-13) ATARAH: Atarah was one of Jerahmeel’s wives. 12) ATHENS: Today’s modern capital of Greece was also its most prominent city in ancient times. 30) ATHALIAH. 30) The practice of looking into the liver was a special aspect of astrology. It was far enough from the sea to prevent invading fleets. (2 Kings 8:25-27) (2 Chronicles 18:1) She was the mother of Ahaziah. literature. who later became king of Judah. EAST OF JORDAN: Ataroth was a town east of the Jordan River. 34) The Moabite Stone of King Mesha mentions this place in lines 10 and 11 of the inscription.66 could not. (Numbers 32:1-5. The city is surrounded by mountains providing a natural defense and detracting from the possibility of surprise attacks. It was requested by the tribes of Gad and Reuben for their possession. (2 Chronicles 22:11. She was from the tribe of Judah and was mother of Onam. 25. (Daniel 2:28. (1 Samiel 30:26. Athens was the center of Greek learning. The area nearby was suitable for the raising livestock. Jacob. 4) (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) ASYNCRITUS: This man was a Christian in Rome to whom the apostle Paul sent a greeting in his letter to the Romans about 56 C. (Ezekiel 21:21) Astrology and other forms of magic are all forbidden by God. It was a university city filled with 66 . (Romans 16:14) ATAD: Joseph went to the threshing place at Atad to bury his father. (Exodus 20:3. Athaliah shed the blood of the innocent just like her mother. QUEEN OF JUDAH: Athaliah was the queen of Judah.

He was a descendant of Judah through Hezron. SON OF REHOBOAM: This Attai was the son of Rehoboam and the grandson of Solomon. THE GADITE: Attai was one of eleven brave Gadites who crossed the Jordan River at flood stage to join David’s army.” (Acts 17:23) ATHAIAH: Athaiah was a descendant of Perez. Epicurean. 21) 67 . He was from the tribe of Judah. His brother was King Abijah. Jesus Christ.67 many professors and philosophers. 34-36) ATTAI. to pay the ransom price for the blood of the perfect life lost. 5:3) Adequate atonement requires an exchange of equal value payments. ATONEMENT: Hebrew: Ka-phar’ means to cover or wipe off. 35) ATTAI. Paul commented that Athenians “are very religious. The High Priest would offer sacrifice for the sins of the people of Israel. Attai was the father of Nathan. (1 John 1:7) (1 Peter 3:18) (1 Timothy 2:5-6) (Ephesians 1:7) ATROTH-SHOPHAN: Atroth-shophan was a city that the tribe of Gad captured from Kings Sihon and Og. DAY OF: This was the most important of Israel’s holy days. GRANDSON OF SHESHAN: This man was the grandson of Sheshan. (1 Chronicles 2:25. Peripatetic. They then rebuilt it. In this case it required the blood of a perfect man. Plato. or atonement. 11-15) ATTAI. Athaiah became a resident of Jerusalem after he was released from Babylonian exile in Nehemiah’s time. (Acts 17:18) Athens was also a religious city. It was the home of Socrates. (1 John 3:4. The Platonic. Man needs a sin covering. (Nehemiah 11:4-6) ATONEMENT. His mother was one of the daughters of Sheshan. and Aristotle. (2 Chronicles 11:20. This is because of inherited sin. and Stoic schools of philosophy were all located there. (Numbers 32:33. (Romans 3:23) It is also because man continues to sin by not obeying Jehovah God’s commandments. Adam.” (Acts 17:22) The Athenians were so zealous about their religion that they built altars “To the Unknown God. (Leviticus Chapter 16) The Jewish name for this modern day observance is Yom Kippur. (1 Chronicles 12:8.

(1 King 8:54) (Acts 9:40. 20:36. about 300 miles away. people would prostrate themselves before him to show him deep respect. Solomon knelt at the inauguration of the Temple. (1 Kings 8:22) (2 Chronicles 6:13) (Nehemiah 8:6) The face and eyes could be lifted up toward heaven. REMOVING SANDALS: Removing sandals was a gesture of respect or reverence. 45) (Matthew 26:39) (Luke 5:12) (John 9:38) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. However standing was a common posture. 22) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. Often times Jesus would stand and pray. (1 Kings 8:42. Joshua was in the presence of an angel when he removed his sandals. When Jesus was on earth. EXTENDING ARMS: When standing or kneeling the arms were extended and the palms of the hands spread out to the heavens. COVERING THE HEAD: The custom of women covering their heads was a sign of respect. BOWING: Ezekiel saw 25 men with their backs toward the Temple of Jehovah. (1 Corinthians 11:3-10) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. 21:5) (Ephesians 3:14) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. (Ezekiel 8:16) The Jews would worship by turning their faces and bowing toward the city of Jerusalem. 44) (Daniel 6:10) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. (Mark 11:25) (Luke 3:21. (Job 22:26) (Matthew 14:19) (Mark 7:34) (John 17:1) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. They were bowing toward the east. ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. 48) (Nehemiah 8:6) (Numbers 16:22. At the close of his missionary tour. the apostle Paul embarked from Attalia and headed for Antioch in Syria. STANDING: There was no set form of posture for prayer among the Hebrew people. PROSTRATING AND SITTING: A fervent believer might fall down or fall on his face in a prostrating position to humble himself before God. (Acts 14:24-26) This seaport was located at the mouth of the Cataractes River and was the chief port of the the province of Pamphylia. Moses 68 . This custom was followed by the first century Christian congregation. (Genesis 24:26. KNEELING: Kneeling was a common attitude for prayer.68 ATTALIA: Attalia was a seaport town on the coast of Pamphylia in Asia Minor.

and anointing the head are expressions of friendship. He was placed under the charge of an army officer. So it was a custom of pouring water over the hands for washing. In the year 2 B. The Scriptures speak of falling upon the neck in an embrace.E. Ex 3:5) It is still a practice in the Middle East to remove sandals when a person enters a house. as a citizen of Rome. (Genesis 50:1-3) (John 11:35) (Joshua 7:6) (1 Samuel 4:12) (Job 2:12) Dust throwing was also a gesture of contempt. appealed to Caesar to settle the accusations against him. (John 13:5) (Genesis 24:32). “a centurion of the Band of Augustus at Caesarea. a decree was issured by Caesar Augustus for all the inhabited earth to be registered. and all people traveled to be registered at assigned towns.E. The people in the Middle East used their hands for eating. Shimei cursed David and threw stones at him. (Daniel 12:7) It was the custom for a servent to place one hand under his masters thigh to pledge an oath. (2 Kings 3:11) Washing the feet of your guest was also a practice of hospitality and respect. POURING WATER: This was a service performed after a meal. 3) AUGUSTUS. (2 Samuel 16:13) ATTITUDE OF FRIENDSHIP. (Acts 25:21. 25) Octavius became the undisputed ruler of the Roman Empire in September. 46:29) (Luke 7:44-46. washing feet. 43:24) (1 Timothy 5:10) ATTITUDE OF SWEARING. (Genesis 47:29-31) ATTITUDE OF GRIEF AND DISGUST. BAND OF: The apostle Paul. 15:20) (Acts 20:37) AUGUSTUS: The title Augustus was given to Gaius Octavius. (Jos 5:15. (Luke 2:1.69 received the command to remove his sandals at the burning bush. (Genesis 33:4. 31 B. 45:14. (Isaiah 62:8) Daniel saw a vision in which an angel raised both his right hand and his left to utter an oath. ripping garments. KISSING: Kissing. God speaks of himself in a symbolic way doing this. (Acts 25:13.C.C. (Matthew 3:11) (John 1:27) ATTITUDES OF PRAYER. Roman emperors also assumed the title. 26:30-27:1) The Band of 69 . This decree resulted in Jesus’ being born in Bethlehem in fulfillment of prophecy. RAISING HAND: Raising the hand and placing the hand under the thigh was when taking an oath. THROWING DUST: Grief was expressed by wearing sackcloth. 15. and throwing dust on the head.

The New Simplified Bible uses the word Bethaven. 20:19. (Numbers 35:19) The sanctity of blood and human life required that anyone shedding blood must loose his life by the shedding his own blood. (Deuteronomy 70 . ABBREVIATION FOR BETHAVEN: Aven appears in the Hebrew text at Hosea 10:8 as an abbreviation for Bethaven. In Hebrew it is rendered “Bikath-aven. It was under the control of Assyria in the eighth centuy B. Some scholars think it is the same as Ivvah. It is extimated that there were 300 to 600 men in the Band of Augustus. buy back. redeem and ransom. (Leviticus 18:12-14.” AUNT: An aunt would be the sister of one’s mother or father or the wife of one’s uncle. 31) God will see to it that innocent blood of all his faithful servants is avenged in due time.70 Augustus is believed to be a special imperial corps of officers who served as a liaison of couriers between the emperor and the military in the provinces.C. They mean reclaim. This relationship is only mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures. repurchase. 10) AVENGER OF BLOOD: The Hebrew words for blood avenger are go’el had-dam’. (Genesis 9:5. AVEN.E. (Exodus 15:13) (Leviticus 25:25) (Isaiah 43:1) (Jeremiah 31:11) The Hebrew Law required the nearest male relative avenge the blood of one who had been killed. 28) (1 Corinthians 6:9. THE PEOPLE: The Avvim were people who settled in the land of Canaan near Gaza. 20) (Matthew 5:27. (Deuteronomy 32:43) (Revelation 6:9-11) AVITH: Avith was the royal city and home of King Hadad. 18:34) (Isaiah 37:13) AVVIM. (2 Kings 17:24. (Genesis 36:35) (1 Chronicles 1:46) AVVA: Avva was a town in northern Syria. Part of the Avvim had been evictied by the Caphtorim about forty years after the Exodus. Sexual intercourse with a near relative such as an aunt is forbidden under the Mosaic Law as well as the moral principles taught by Jesus Christ and the apostle Paul. 6) (Numbers 35:19-21. the fourth king of the Edomites. AVEN VALLEY: Amos 1:5 speaks about the inhabitants of the valley of Aven. He defeated the Midianites in battle about 62 miles southeast of the Dead Sea near Jebel el-Jiththeh Mountain.

21:10. INHABITANTS OF AVVA: The Avvites were inhabitants of Avva. Ashdod. It was about 2. 20:18. 27:2. It appears as the first letter of the verses of Psalm 119:121-128 written in the Hebrew text. (Joshua 13:1. 20) (Hebrews 12:21) Jehovah God alone should receive such deep respect and awe to move people to worship him. 16-19. (2 Kings 17:24) The Avvites knew about Jehovah and yet they made and worshipped the gods Nibhaz and Tartak. (2 Kings 17:2933) AWE: The Hebrew verbs “yare” and “arats” mean a sense of awe or reverential respect. but the title prince was applied to them. (Deuteronomy 19:5) (2 Kings 6:5. Gath and Gaza. The axis lords ruled over the individual city-states and as a council of coequals with regard to matters of mutual interests. 3) AVVIM. 47:12) It can also mean trembling. (Nehemiah 10:9) 71 . ‘AYIN: ‘Ayin is the sixteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. AZANIAH: Azaniah was the father of the Levite Jeshua. It can also be used as a weapon. 18:30. (1 Samuel 5:9—6:4. 6) (Psalm 35:3) (Isaiah 10:15) (Revelation 20:4) AXIS LORDS: This is a title applied to the five Lords who ruled the Philistine cities of Ashkelon. (Exodus 19:9. Ekron. They were among the people the Assyrians used to replace exiled Israelites after capturing Samaria in 740 B. (Joshua 18:21-23) AVVITES.E. 29:2-4) They were not kings in the usual sense. (Psalm 89:7) (Isaiah 29:23) (1 Peter 1:17) (Revelation 14:7) AX: The ax is a tool with a blade on the head that is used for cutting wood or stone. (Leviticus 19:30) (Psalm 89:7) (Isaiah 29:23. When the mountain shook and smoke ascended from it the Israelites were filled with deep respect and some of them trembled. It is a consonant.5 miles southeast of Bethel.C. CITY OF BENJAMIN: This city may have been occupied by members of the tribe of Avvim. He and his descendants probably lived during Nehemiah’s time.71 2:23) A remnant of the Avvim still remained shortly before Joshua’s death. (Isaiah 8:12) (Ps 10:18) Jehovah’s presence filled beholders with awe.

30) AZAZ: Azaz was a descendant of Jacob’s firstborn son Reuben.”Paul explained that the Jesus sacrifice for the sins of mankind was worth far more that the “blood of bulls and of goats. about 5 miles northeast Jerusalem. Azekah was assigned to the tribe of Judiah.” (Hebrews 10:4. 5) (Matthew 8:17) (1 Peter 2:24) AZIZA: Aziza was one of the persons who dismissed their foreign wives and sons when Ezra required it.” (Isaiah 53:4. 26) The meaning of the word is “Goat that Disappears” and “scapegoat. 16 miles northwest of Hebron. (1 Chronicles 5:1. It is first mentioned in the Bible at Joshua 10:5-11 in connection with the attack of five Canaanite kings against Gibeon. (1 Chronicles 12:1-3) AZMAVETH. 12) Thus Jesus served as the “scapegoat” being the “carrier of our sicknesses” and being “pierced for our transgression. (Jeremiah 34:6. 11. FATHER OF JEZIEL AND PELET: This Azmaveth was the son of Jeziel and Pelet of the tribe of Benjamin. (Ezra 2:1. It is used in reference to Atonement Day. (Nehemiah 11:25. David’s surprise victory over Goliath put the Philistines to flight. Exiles from there were among those returning from Babylon. (1 Chronicles 27:25) 72 . under Nebuchadnezzar. (Ezra 10:27. (1 Samuel 17:1-53) Azekah and Lachish were the last Judean cities to fall before the Babylonian troops. AZMAVETH. (Leviticus 16:5. 7-11. 24) (Nehemiah 7:28) Citizens of Azmaveth provided singers for the inaguration of the newly restored Jerusalem wall. SON OF ADIEL: Azmaveth was the son of Adiel. 35) At the time of King Saul the Philistines assembled their forces between Socoh and Azekah and championed Goliath as their greatest warrior. (Nehemiah 12:29) It is the same town as the modern Hizmeh. 7) Azekah was resettled by returning Jewish exiles following the 70 year captivity. 44) AZMAVETH. (Joshua 15:20. He was in charge of the king’s treasures. captured Jerusalem. It was also called Bethazmaveth. TOWN IN BENJAMIN: Azmaveth was a town located within the territory of Benjamin. He was among the mighty men who joined David at Ziklag. 8) AZAZEL: The word Azazel is found four times in the Holy Scriptures.72 AZEKAH: This city was located in the Shephelah region near the upper reaches of the Elah Valley.

45) (2 Chronicles 8:5. (1 Chronicles 13:6) BAALATH: This border town of the territory of Dan is possibly the same place Solomon included in his rebuilding program. Jehovah chose him to represent the tribe of Issachar at the division of the Promised Land. The word Baalah means Place of the Mistress. Jaazaniah. 29) AZZUR. 14. 2) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY B BAAL: A Canaanite god. Baal was worshiped by some Israelites. 16) AZZAN: Azzan was the father of Paltiel. 6) 73 . He lived at the time of the return from exile in Babalon.73 AZOR: Azor was an ancestor of Jesus’ adoptive father Joseph. (Jeremiah 28:1) AZZUR. These men were scheming bad counsel against Jerusalem. (Matthew 1:13. Hananiah. FATHER OF HANANIAH: Azzur was the father of the false prophet from Gibeon. FATHER OF JAAZANIAH: This Azzur was the father of one of the princes of the people. (Joshua 19:44. (Numbers 34:26. (Judges 2:10-11) (Jeremiah 11:13) King Jehu destroyed Baal worship in Israel. (Ezekiel 11:1. Baal was the word for master and lord. (2 Kings 10:1828) BAALAH: Baalah was a city on the North border of Judah that is also called Kiriath-baal and Kiriath-jearim.

” (Jeremiah 40:14) BAAL-MEON: Baal-Meon was a prominent town on the tableland of North Moab. where he caused the death of his brother Amnon. 9:27-29. 13:5) BAAL-HAMON: Baal-Hamon is mentioned at Song of Solomon 8:11. (2 Chronicles 8:5. 6) (1 Kings 9:17.386 ft Mount Jebel Asur (meaning BaalHazor) is near that site. It was the location of a productive vineyard of King Solomon. KING: Baal-hanan was the seventh of eight kings of Edom. BAAL-HERMON: This is a reference to Mount Hermon and it may also refer to the Anti-Lebanon Range in general or the some portion of it. He ruled before any king ruled over Israel. 50) BAAL-HANAN. 39) (1 Chronicles 1:49. This Baal was the Baal of Shechem.E. (2 Chronicles 13:19) (John 11:54) (2 Samuel 13:23. It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben along with 74 . 8) It was also called Ramah of the south or Baal. 21) BAAL-HANAN. 18) BAAL-BERITH: This means Owner or god of the covenants. Some view it as a literal location and others as merely poetic writing. whom the Israelites worshiped after the death of Judge Gideon. It has been said that he sent Ishmael to murder Governor Gedaliah of Judah in 607 B. He was believed to be the one who watched over keepers of covenants. (1 Chronicles 27:28) BAAL-HAZOR: This is the place at or near Ephraim where Absolom’s sheep shearing festival took place. (Joshua 19:1. GEDERITE: Baal-hanan was a Gederite. David appointed him head over the olive groves and the sycamore trees in the Shephelah. He was the son of Achbor. It was at the most northerly point of Joshua’s conquest of the land of Canaan. (Genesis 36:31. 12:7. (Judges 8:33. 28) The 3. (Joshua 11:17.74 BAALATH-BEER: This city of Simeon was within the territorial limits of Judah. The Greek Septuagint spells his name “Belisa.C. (1 Chronicles 5:23) BAALIS: Baalis was the king of Ammon. (1 Kings 4:20. 38. 46-49) BAAL-GAD: This was a town on the West side of the base of Mount Hermon in the Valley of Lebanon.

(Numbers 25:9) Twenty-three thousand were kill as a result of the scourge.75 Mebo. This occurred after David’s conquest of the Zion stronghold. 16) (2 Samuel 15:32-37) BAANA. (Numbers 25:1.E. (Nehemiah 3:3. The humble supply proved sufficient for the hundred sons of the prophets with leftovers. 6) God sent a death dealing scourge on Israel in connection with Baal of Peor. (2 Kings 4:38-44) BAAL-ZEBUB: SEE BEELZEBUB BAAL-ZEPHON: This is the name of the campsite where the Israelites camped prior to the their crossing the Red Sea.C. 38) (1 Chronicles 5:8) BAAL OF PEOR: Baal was worshiped by both Moabites and Midianites at Mount Peor. Saul passed through there in search of his father’s she-asses. (1 Chronicles 8:1. BAAL-PERAZIM: David and his fighting men fought to a complete victory over the combined forces of the Philistines. (1 Samuel 9:4) A man bought much needed food supplies at Baal-shalishah during a famine. 12) The other was the son of Hushai from northern Palistine. (2 Samuel 5:9. 17-21) BAAL-SHALISHAH: Baal-shalishah was somewhere near Gilgal and the land of Shalishah. WORKMAN: This Baana was a workman who assisted Nehemiah to repair Jerusalem’s wall in 455 B. (1 Kings 4:3. cavalry and military forces began to overtake them. It was at a place called Pihahiroth. One was from the fertile valleys of Megiddo and Jezrel. He was the father of Zadok. (Exodus 14:2. (Numbers 32:37. 7. 9) BAANA. 4) BAARA: She was one of the wives of Shaharaim the Benjamite. 8) 75 . (Exodus 13:20. Kirathaim and other towns. (1 Kings 4:7. FOOD DEPUTIES: There were two Baanas who were appointed to secure food for King Solomon’s household. 3. 14:2) (Numbers 33:1-7) It was here that the Pharaoh’s charioteers.

(1 Kings 15:27-30. shrub or tree that exudes tears of gum or milky sap. It is sometimes referred to as balsam. usually at the top. the world empire of false religion is found at Revelation 14:8 and Revelation Chapters 17 and 18. He was an ancestor of temple musician Asaph. In ancient times they were made of skins. The people of Judah were taken captive to Babylon. (1 Peter 2:12) (James 3:16) According to Jehovah backbiters or persons who speak maliciously against others are deserving of death. (Genesis 11:1-9) BABYLON: City on the Euphrates River. the capital of Babylonia. 40. BABEL. 32) BAG: A bag is a flexible container with a single opening. (2 Samuel 5:23-24) (1 Chronicles 14:14-15) BACKBITING: Greek: “katalalia” means speak against in a malicious manner. Noted for the rustling sound of wind blowing through the leaves and branches. 14:10) BAAL-TAMAR: Baal-Tamar means Owner of the Palm Tree. It is a place near Gibeah where Israelite fighting men fought the tribe of Benjamin because of a disgusting sex crime. The people of the city built a tower in defiance of the true God. From the beginning it was obvious this city did not represent the true God.76 BAASEIAH: This man was a descendant of Levi through Gershom. (1 Chronicles 6:39. (2 Kings 20:12-18) (Jeremiah 39:1-10) BABYLON THE GREAT: Reference to Babylon the Great. 20:33) The location is not known. 28-30. It is a plant. (Romans 1:18. BABEL: Hebrew: “Bab” meaning Gate and “ilu” meaning God combined as the Gate of God. (Judges 19:25-28. cloth and woven 76 . 43) BAASHA: Baasha was the third king of the ten-tribe kingdom of Israel. BACA: Hebrew: “bakha” from a root word that means to weep. Baasha usurped the throne by killing his predecessor Nadab. Jehovah. THE TOWER OF BABEL: A tower was built to defy the true God Jehovah. He was son of Ahijah of the tribe of Issachar. The former name of this city was Babel.

(Daniel 3:5. (1 Samuel 17:40. Azmaveth. 40:2) The words “ugh” at Ezekiel 4:12 and “u-ghah’” at Genesis 18:6 speak of round cake. 16:1. (Genesis 19:3. Lot and Jacob formerly lived in nearby Haron. (2 Samuel 3:16.E. 27. Aphah’ is the most common Hebrew word for bake. 28:5. came from this place. Abraham. (Genesis 12:4. It was 1 mile northeast of the Temple Mount. 34) BAKBUK: He was the forefather of Nethinim who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel in 537 B. They were used to hold grains and food. 15) BAHARUMITE. It was on the north side of the road leading to Jericho and the Jordan River. 5) BAKBAKKAR: Bakbakkar was a Levite who lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. This is from the Greek word “pe’ra. BAKER: The word bake means to cook by drying out and hardening. 14. 35) When David encountered Goliath he placed five stones in his shepherds’ bag (Hebrew: keli’). near the Sajur River. 5. 38) Balaam was not Israelite but he did have knowledge of the true 77 . 51) (Nehemiah 7:53) BAKE.E. 31:18.77 materials. another form of bread. 10. stone weights and valuables. The chief duty of women in the Hebrew home was to bake bread. Paltiel walked after Saul’s daughter Michal as far as Bahurim when she was returned to King David. in the Armaean town of Pethor in the upper Euphrates Valley. symphony and bagpipe. (Joshua 9:4) (Matthew 9:17) The Hebrew word “saq” is used in the Bible for sack and sackcloth. (1 Chronicles 9:3. 15:23. He lived during the 15 th century B. 24:10. These were containers for goods and grains. one of David’s mighty military men. 30. 23:31) (1 Kings 2:8) BAHURIM: This village was near the Mount of Olives.C. BARHUMITE: A native of the village of Bahurim was called a Baharumite or Barhumite. (Ezra 2:43. (Leviticus 11:32) (Genesis 42:25.C. BALAAM: Balaam was the son of Beor. (1 Chronicles 11:33) (2 Samuel 19:16. Modern Bible translations render the expression as bagpipe. 49) The Greek Scriptures refer to a food pouch or bag at Matthew 10:10 and Luke 9:3.” BAGPIPE OR DULCIMER: The Aramaic word “sum-pon-yah” has been translated dulcimer. 15.

It was considered a shameful and distressful condition.” (Numbers 22:5. Then God causes Balaam to hear his donkey speak to him. 745-717 B. They went in the way of Cain. It is found at Exodus 25:6 identifying an ingredient in the holy anointing oil of the tabernacle. The apostle Peter related this about Balaam: “They followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor. 15:2) (Jeremiah 47:5) (Ezekiel 27:31) (Micah 1:16) BALSAM.28) This word is sometimes translated perfume.” (2 Peter 2:15. 22:140. (Revelation 2:14) (Numbers 25:1-18) BALDNESS: The absence of hair on the head is called baldness. BALSOM OF GILEAD. (Numbers 21:21 -35. 5:13) The balsam used for the tabernacle service in the wilderness was obtained from Egypt and other places outside Palestine.C.C. he taught others to follow Baal and encouraged the Israelites to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit fornication. and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire”-Jude 11.78 God. Some people believe baldness interferes with personal attractiveness. (Numbers 25:16-18. 14. (2 Kings 20:12) (Isaiah 39:1) Baladan’s son Merodach-baladan was king of Babylon during part of the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah. And his donkey refused to move. He was the son of Zippor. who loved the wages of wrongdoing. He was rebuked for his own transgression. The 78 . (Exodus 35:8. 23:1-30. The Bible mentions baldness at Leviticus 13:41-44 and 21:5. Jude writes: “Woe to them. 16. 18) A delegation from the Moabite King Balak approached Balaam and offered to pay him to perform divination and to curse the Israelites. Balak not only worshiped Baal. 31:1-18) BALADAN: Baladan was the father of Merodach-baladan. Balaam cannot see the angel. (Isaiah 3:24.E.E. 16) When God commanded that all men and women of Midian be executed Balaam was killed with the sword.” God sends an angel with a long sword to stand in the road and stop Balaam. He was determined to gain his own selfish objectives. (Exodus 30:23) (Song of Solomon 4:10. but his donkey does. 24:1-25) Balaam was head strong like Cain. spice or sweet in modern translations. BALAK: Balak was a Baal-worshiping king of Moab in the 15th century B. be’sem. Balaam refused saying: “Jehovah has refused to let me go with you. or ba-sam’. THE BALM OF GILEAD: The term balsam comes from the Hebrew words: bo’sem. He even referred to Him as “Jehovah my God.

This word bank comes from the Greek word “tra’peza. 10.79 Balsam of Gilead was considered very high quality and full of special medicinal properties. BAPTIST. When he came up out of the water a voice 79 . This is further proof of this primitive banking practice. (Numbers 22:41) The town appears to have been a center for Baal worship. 15. (1 Kings 10:2. 25:25) Archaeologists and farmers have unearthed large quantities of valuables and coins in Bible land. (Deuteronomy 23:20) In Jesus day many people resorted to burying valuables in the ground for safekeeping. John the Baptist baptized Jesus. JOHN THE: John a relative of Jesus and a preacher of repentance of sins was called the Baptist because he baptized many people. (Matthew 15:27. Charging interest on money barrowed was only allowed on loans to non-Israelites. (James 5:14.” It means “money table” speaking of the counters of money and the moneychangers. (Numbers 23:1-9) Some experts believe Bamoth-baal was located on a plateau about 9 miles east of the Dead Sea near Mount Nebo. King Balak of Moab conducted the prophet Balaam there to see the camp of Israel and call down a curse on it. 15) It was also a literal practice to anoint believers with holy oil. 21:12) (Mark 11:15) (John 2:15) Evidence of banking activity goes as far back as the time of Abraham. (Matthew 3) (John 1:6-36) BAPTISIM: Greek: “baptisma” means to immerse. It was near Nahaliel and the valley in the field of Moab. Jesus. (Numbers 21:19. (Jeremiah 8:22. (Psalm 133) BAMOTH: Bamoth was one of the encampments of the nation of Israel. (Jeremiah 8:14. 20) BAMOTH-BAAL: Bamoth-baal was a town in Moab. (Matthew 13:44. 9. BANKER: Jesus referred to bankers and banks as paying interest on money deposited with them in the illustrations recorded at Matthew 25:27 and Luke 19:23. Jehovah called him to precede the coming of the Messiah. at the head of Pisgah. 22) Solomon and the Queen of Sheba both valued balsam as equal to gold and precious stone. 25) (2 Chronicles 9:1. 24) James likened the prayers of the elders to the healing oil of balsam. He spoke in a figurative sense about the medicinal value of the Balsam of Gilead. 46:11) Jeremiah spoke about the “balm in Gilead” referring to balsam for its healing qualities. BANK.

(Judges 4:11-13) Jehovah gave Israel victory over their foes as recorded at Judges chapters 4 and 5. When they cried out to Jehovah for relief Barak became their God appointed leader. Therefore the term bar’baros. As Zechariah was dying he said: Let Jehovah see to it and ask it back. 80 . The Israelites turned away from true worship during the time of the judges. whom I love and who I have approved. (John 18:39. 6) (Genesis 22:20. (2 Chronicles 24:23-25) BARAK: Barak was the son of Abinoam of Kedesh from the territory of Naphtali. BARABBAS: Pilate set this criminal free instead of Jesus. Soon the reckoning for shedding the blood of Abel and Zechariah took place. So God permitted them to be oppressed by Jabin. Barabbas was guilty of robbery.” (Matthew 3:16. The resin was used for perfume and medicine. It was applied by Paul to mean foreigners or natives who spoke different languages and did not live according to the Greek culture. sedition. BARBARIAN: The Greek word bar’baros is translated to the English word “barbarian.80 from heaven said: “This is my Son. the king of Canaan. 2. 40) (Matthew 27:15-26) (Mark 15:615) (Luke 23:16-25) BARACHEL: Barachel was the father of Job’s friend Elihu.” This means unintelligible speech. 51) According to 2 Chronicles 24:21 Zechariah was murdered in the courtyard of Jehovah’s house. 4) The Greeks felt that their language and culture was superior to all others. barbarian gradually assumed a negative connotation. (Roman 1:14) (Acts 28:1. 21) BARACHCHIAH: Barachiah was the father of the Zechariah who was murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. He was a Buzite and descendant of Abraham’s nephew Buz. 17) BALSAM: A tree that produced a sweet smelling resin. Pilate was observing a unique custom of releasing a prisoner on the eve of the Passover every year. and murder. (Job 32:2. Barak was cited as a faithful example at Hebrews 11:32-34. foreigner. (Matthew 23:25) (Luke 11:50. even though Hebrew Scriptures do not support such a practice.

(Acts 13:7. meaning Son of Comfort. 10. BARTHOLOMEW: Bartholomew was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles. A sterile person would not be able to bare children.E. The Hebrew word “gal-mudh” means sterile and is found at Isaiah 49:21. The Hebrew word “a-qar” means barren. 55) BARLEY: Barley is a cultivated grain similar to wheat. He was in Jerusalem when he became a believer. The apostles surnamed him Barnabas. 22. (Exodus 9:31) BARNABAS: Barnabas was a Levite and a native of the Island of Cyprus. the Roman proconsul at Paphos. 23. 22) BAR-JESUS: Bar-Jesus was a Jew who lived on the island of Cyprus in the first century C. (Acts 4:34-36) Barnabas was a very devout man who was among those who sold their fields and houses and gave the price to the apostles for advancement of the Christian work. It is grown as a food crop. (1 Chronicles 3:1. He was also thought to be Nathanael. 8) BARKOS: This man was the forefather of some Nethinim who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel. (Acts 13:6) His professional name or title was Elymas meaning sorcerer. 53) (Nehemiah 7:46. He was a very warmhearted and generous person and therefore he did not hesitate to part with his material possessions to advance the Kingdom interest. is barren. Therefore the meaning is almost the same. Jacob testifies that this is the case at Genesis 30:2.” (Romans 4:19) Jehovah God is capable of making a barren woman fruitful. Bar-Jesus (Elymas) spoke out against Christianity to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 81 . (Proverbs 30:16) The Greek word for barren is “ster’ros. He was a false prophet and a sorcerer. (Ezekiel 2:43. unable to bring forth children. (Acts 9:27) Barnabas traveled with the apostle Paul many times. (2 Samuel 23:31) (1 Chronicles 11:33) BARIAH: This man was a distant relative of David through Solomon. He gladly came to the aid of his brothers. It is found at Genesis 11:30.81 BAR-HUMITE: Bar-Humite was a resident of the village of Bahurim. BARREN: A person who is not fertile or productive. As court magician and adviser to Sergius Paulus.

20:8.82 BARTIMAEUS: Jesus restored the sight to this blind beggar.E. 5. Zedekiah’s quartermaster who read Jeremiah’s scroll alongside the Euphrates River. It was the fourth year of King Jehoiakim’s rule in the year 625 B. He was the son of Neriah and brother of Seraiah. She was the sister of Nebaioth and Esau’s first cousin. Jesus. (Matthew 20:29-34) (Mark 10:46-52) (Luke 18:35-43) BARUCH: Baruch was Jeremiah’s scribal secretary. 4. Jesus was moved by his faith and cured him. She was wife of Ahimaaz. The area was an excellent agricultural area. (Deuteronomy 4:41-43) (Joshua 9:10. 36:2) BASEMATH. Baruch read the scroll aloud to the people at the entrance of Jehovah’s house. The Sea of Galilee was on the west and Gilead was on the south. Edrei. 36:3.C. Golan and Salecah. (Deuteronomy 32:14) (Ezekiel 39:18) (Psalm 22:12) The principal cities of Bashan were: Ashtaroth. 9) (1 Chronicles 6:64) 82 . 27:46. Bartimaeus shouted out to Jesus:” Son of David. 51:59-64) Baruch wrote the prophetic message about Jerusalem’s doom as Jeremiah dictated it. 35. (Jeremiah 32:1. DAUGHTER OF ISHMAEL: This Basemath was the daughter of Abrahm’s son Ishmael. 28:8. (Jeremiah 32:12. DAUGHTER OF SOLOMON: This woman was the daughter of Solomon. (Genesis 28:8. Mount Hermon was on the north boundary Mount Hauran was on the east. She was married to Esau and gave birth to his son Reuel. When King Jehoiakim heard the denunciation he burned the scroll and commanded that Baruch and Jeremiah be brought before him. 10) BASEMATH. (Genesis 26:34. (1 Kings 4:7. have mercy on me!” He begged for recovery of his sight. 12:4. 9. She was a daughter of Elon the Hitite. one of Solomonl’s food deputies. She was a source of bitterness to Isaac and Rebekah. 9-16) BASEMATH. 15) BASHAN: Bashan was a large high plateau east of the Sea of Galilee. Jehovah God concealed them and Jeremiah then dictated while Baruch wrote another scroll like the first but with even more words from the mouth of Jehovah. DAUGHTER OF ELON: Basemath was the wife of Esau.

83 BASIN. (Song of Solomon 7:4) Heshbon was a city in the territory of Gad. (Genesis 40:16-19. 15. (Exodus 12:22) They were used for religious activities in the sanctuary connected with Jehovah’s worship.81 gallons or 22 liters. reeds. It looks like a mouse with wings. (Isaiah 2:20) BATH: The bath was a liquid measure equal to one tenth of a homer (cor) and equal to the ephah dry measure. 32) (Leviticus 8:2. (Exodus 30:17-21. BATH-RIBBIM GATE: The Shulamite maiden’s eyes. are compared to the pools in Heshbon that are by the Bath-ribbim Gate. 17. Others think it is used figuratively to mean the the entire city of Heshbon. BAT: The bat is a mammal. in the Song of Solomon. 83 . The Scriptures do not give lengthy descriptions of the different kinds of baskets used in Bible lands and several different Hebrew and Greek words are used for baskets. After Jesus fed the 5. a flying mammal. They were used for domestic purposes such as holding water. clay. The most commonly employed Hebrew word for basket is “sal”. (Matthew 14:20) (Mark 6:43) (Luke 917) (John 6:13) Paul was lowered to the ground in a basket through the opening in the wall at Acts 9:25. 31) (Numbers 6:13. rushes. (Leviticus 11:19) (Deuteronomy 14:18) About twenty different varieties of bats are found in Israel today. (2 Samuel 17:27-29) They also held the blood of the Passover victim. BOWL: Basins and bowls were made of earthenware. twigs and willows. The Scriptures say that the bat is an unclean flying creature and should not be eaten by the Israelites. 39) Some believe the Bath-ribbim Gate is used to mean the literal Gate that faces toward the northeast and toward the city of Rabbah. wood or metal. It is estimated that the bath measure is equal to 5.000 people there were 12 baskets full of surplus food. 19) (Judges 6:19) The Greek words ko’phi-nos and sphy-ris’ were translated basket. 26. It was assigned to the Levites. 22) (Exodus 29:3. BASKET: A basket is a container made by weaving materials such as palm-leaf fibers. (Joshua 21:38. 23. Bats roost head downward in dark caves during the daylight and they fly at night. 31:9. 40:30. They are worshiped by demonize people. rope. 31) Jesus Christ used a washbasin when he washed the feet of his disciples at John 13:5.

84 BATHING: The Hebrew word ra-chats’ means wash or bathe.C. BATTERING RAM: This instrument of war was used to break down the gates and walls of a city or fortress. (Ezekiel 4:1. 52) (Nehemiah 7:54) B. 19:1.C. (Ephesians 5:26) BATHSHEBA: She was the daughter of Eliam. BATTLE: the fighting of opposing military forces. 24:29-32) (1 Samuel 25:41) (Luke 7:38. one of David’s mighty men. (John 13:5-17) Figuratively. 2. BAVVAI: Bavvai was a wall builder working on Nehemiah’s wall. She became pregnant and David plotted to have Uriah sleep with her to cover up for the adultery. (2 Samuel 11:1-27) The child later died and remains nameless. Those who worship God in holiness and purity are required to be clean. (Genesis 18:1-4. 2. conflict. 7) The act of washing the feet of one’s guests was a loving expression of hospitality and kindness. 24) BAZLUTH: Bazluth was a family head whose descendants returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel in 537 B. The priests involved in temple service were ordered to clean themselves. (Ezra 2:1. (1 Chronicles 3:5) Bathsheba was the wife of Uriah the Hittite. When the scheme failed the king had Uriah killed in battle. 44) (1 Timothy 5:10) Jesus set a humble example for his followers by washing the feet of his disciples. engagement. struggle. He lusted after her and had her brought to the palace where they had sexual relations. He was a Levite from the district of Keilah. 21:22) The defending soldiers would drop firebrands on the battering rams or catch them with chains and grapnels to put them out of action. Later Bathsheba became David’s wife and bore the child. washing is used to denote a clean standing before God.E. 40:12-15) (Leviticus 8:6. It has the power to cleanse. The Greek word for bath is lou-tron’. (BEFORE COMMON ERA): Two eras are considered when naming dates in the Simplified Bible Dictionary: Before 84 .E. Combat. She was bathing herself one spring day when King David caught sight of her. 73:13) (Isaiah 1:16) (Ezekiel 16:9) Bathing with God’s Word of truth is symbolized by water. (Nehemiah 3:18. It had a heavy beam of timber with an iron tip that was use to ram the obsticle. (Exodus 29:4-9. (Psalms 26:6. 2.

(Revelation 13:2) Isaiah was given a vision of a bear feeding with a cow. (1 Chronicles 12:1. Jesus Christ was born after the year zero. While they appear awkward they generally are not. They are good swimmers and most of them can climb. BDELLIUM GUM: This is a fragrant resinous gum resembling myrrh. It is light brown in color and averages about 310 pounds in weight. northwest Africa and Arabia. BEALIAH: Bealiah was a Benjamite warrior who joined up with David at Ziklag. The plant 85 . Syria. King Solomon appointed Baana to supervise the region. They are usually worn as necklaces as mentioned at the Song of Solomon 1:10. (1 Kings 4:16) BEAR: The Syrian brown bear is found in Palestine. (Isaiah 11:7) BEANS: The Hebrew term “pohl” means bean. and Turkey. They were aksi cultivated in Egypt and Arabia. When the bark is cut. The manna at Numbers 11:7 is said to look like bdellium gum. Scriptures speak of the bears dangerousness in comparison to the lion. Iran. The year “0” seperates the two eras.C. 5) BEALOTH. Beads are ornaments made of glass. It is only referred to at Joshua 15:24. gold. It is described with a list of valuable things at Genesis 2:11. 2. gems. and silver. or gum oozes out. BEALOTH. (Daniel 7:5.E. (2 Samuel 17:8) (Proverbs 17:12) (Hosea 13:8) The bear represented the Medo-Persian World Power in Daniel’s vision of terrible beasts. It could be the annual plant cultivated in Syria and Palestine known as the broad bean. BEADS: A bead is a small ball with a hole through it. This symbalized how peaceful conditions will be when God’s people gather under Messiah’s rule. 17) The wild beast in John’s vision had feet like a bears feet. resinous juice. 12. Before Common Era counts down to the year zero. Some scholars think he was born in the year 2 B. It comes from a Commiphora Africana tree found in India. a fragrant. NEAR ASHER: This Bealoth was a region near Asher. It is called Aloth in the King James Version. Common Era counts up from the year zero. JUDEAN CITY: Bealoth was a city in the south of Judah. (Amos 5:19) (Lamentations 3:10) A female bear with young can be very ferocious. Some can run as fast as 30 mile an hour for short distances.85 Common Era and Common Era.

It had a handle with several cords of leather thongs. but representative of discipline. BEATING: The Mosaic Law stipulated punishment by beating.86 reaches a height of 3 feet. (Galatians 4:4) (Matthew 5:17) BEASTS: Major world powers are frequently likened to beasts in prophecy. (2 Corinthians 11:24) (Deuteronomy 25:2. 19:29.” However. Before he began his ministry he was a Jew. 30. The Leopard represented the Grecian world power at Daniel 7:6 and the Lion symbolized the Babylonian world power at Daniel 7:4. The number of strokes was limited by the Law. (Ezekiel 4:9) BEARD: The hair growing on a man’s chin. upper lip and sometimes beard. These 86 . The Hebrew word sa-pham’ is translated mustache. God’s law prohibited cutting off the edge of the hair between the ear and the eye. (Proverbs 22:15. 3) The Scriptures emphasize the value of strokes as a disciplinary measure. 9-11) The bear was symbolic of the Medo-Persian world power at Daniel 7:5. 20:30) The rod for beating is also mentioned as a means of disipline of children. (Revelation 17:3. Jesus Christ had a beard while he was on earth. under the law covenant. It is not necessarly a literal rod. 14:9) A beard was cherished by the Israelites as evidence of manly dignity. (Proverbs 10:13. 21:5) When David allowed saliva to run down upon his beard it helped convince King Achish that David was insane. The law stated:”The number of stripes is according to his guilt. The judges decided the number of strokes that were to be given according to the misdeed committed. the Law given through Moses did not allow cruel or unusual punishment. 23:13. and the extremity of the beard. The limit was 40 strokes or lashes. (Leviticus 13:29. The punishment was corrective in nature and not vindictive or vicious. 14) The worst instrument for scourging was the “flagellum” (Greek: phragellion) (whip) (scourge). The thongs had pieces of bone or metal attached on the ends. The pods may be boiled as a vegetable and the ripe beans are often cooked with oil and meat. and in contrast they emphasize that a wise person can be corrected by words and will avoid the need for strokes. Za-qan’ is the Hebrew word for beard. Therefore he would have dressed like the Jews and wore his hair like the Jews. (2 Samuel 17:24-29) Beans were an ingredient in the bread Ezekiel was commanded to bake. The ripe pods are large and thick and the beans are brown or black in color. cheeks and lips is called a beard. (Leviticus 19:27. (1 Samuel 21:13) It was customary to wear beards before the law covenant was made.

” (Luke 11:7) (Hebrew 13:4) The Greek word kli’ne means to incline. Hosea 7:14. style. (Matthew 9:2) (Luke 9:58) Bed is used in a figurative sense in the following Scriptures: Job 17:13. Hadad ruled in Avith before Israel had kings. (Genesis 49:4) (Leviticus 26:6) The Greek term for bed is “koi’te. (Genesis 36:31. 35. (Numbers 26:35) BECORATH: Becorath was an ancestor of King Saul. The Hebrew word mish-kav’ means a place to lie down.87 made the blows more painful and effective. (Ezra 10:10. “You were healed because of his wounds (stripes). 14:3-7) 87 . (Isaiah 53:3-5) And Peter associated the beating of Jesus Christ as a healing for all who believed. (1 Peter 2:24) BECHERITES: This was an Ephraimite family descended from Becher. BEDAD: Bedad was the father of the Edomite King Hadad. 46) BEDEIAH: Bedeiah was one of the twelve sons of Bani. Psalm 149:5. Many people slept on the bare ground in tents or under the open sky during Bible times. 35) (1 Chronicles 1:43. (Deuteronomy 32:13) (Judges 14:5-9) (1 Samuel 14:25-27) (Psalm 81:16) (Matthew 3:4) BEELIADA: David called his son Beeliada. Micah 2:1.” (2 Samuel 5:16) (1 Chronicles 3:8. Facilities for sleeping vary in type. 44) BEE: The Bible reference to bees relates mainly to the wild honeybees. (John 2:15) (Matthew 27:26) (Mark 15:15) The apostle Paul was flogged with rods in the city of Philippi. who was born after coming to Jerusalem. and structure. “Eliada” meaning God Has Known. (1 Samuel 9:1) BED: The bed is a piece of furniture used for sleeping. Ezekiel 32:25. Canaan is called a land flowing with milk and honey. The warm climate and abundance of flowers made this land suitable for a large bee population. He was of the tribe of Benjamin. He sent away his foreign wives and sons at Ezra’s urging. This suggests that bees were numerous in that land-Exodus 3:8. (Acts 16:22-40) Prophecy told of the Messiah who would bear the sicknesses and pains of those who believed in him. 34. 11. Wealth and life style have a lot to do with it.

(1 Chronicles 7:30.E. sparkling beer and spiced beer. BEERA: Beera was a family head and descendant of Asher. “Everywhere at Moab’s borders the sound of crying is heard.000 gallons per year to his gods. (Numbers 21:13-16) (Isaiah 15:8) BEER. (Joshua 9:3-17. 37. (Ezra 2:1. After passing the Arnon on their way to the Promised Land. A WELL: The Hebrew word “beer” usually refers to a well. 40) BEERAH: Beerah was a Reubenite chieftain taken into exile by Assyrian King Tiglathpileser III during the reign of Pekah between 778 and 759 B. It usually occures in compound place names such as Beer-elim and Beer-sheba.C. 25) Following the exile in Babylon the men of Beeroth are listed as some of those who returned to Judah. The well became known as Beer-elim. It can also be translated liquor. THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE: Beer is brewed using slow fermentation of wheat or other grain.88 Baalzebub. There has been thick beer and watered down beer. The name comes from the words: Baal-Zebub. (1 Chronicles 5:6) BEER-ELIM: Jehovah inspired Isaiah to proclaim. (Isaiah 1:22) (Hosea 4:18) (Nahum 1:10) The Hebrew word so’ve means wheat beer. Beer became a common drink in Egypt where Ramses III considered it so valuable that he offered up over 30. The Hebrew word “ayin” means a natural spring. Beer mugs have been found in many nations and a wide variety of beer was produced. BEER. The religious leaders accused Jesus of expelling demons by means of Beelzebub (meaning Owner of the Lofty Abode) (Matthew 12:24) (Luke 11:15). It is usually low in alcohol content. The art of brewing beer from grain was practiced in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. It is heard at the towns of Eglaim and Beerelim. Well of the Big Trees. 18:21. perfumed beer and dark beer to mention a few. This is a designation applied to Satan the prince and ruler of the demons. the Israelites came to Beer where they dug a well. 25) (Nehemiah 7:29) 88 . Beelzebub: The god of the Philistine city of Ekron.” (Isaiah 15:8) BEEROTH: Beeroth was one of four Hivite cities that signed a covenant or agreement with Joshua to become part of the inheritance of the tribe of Beenjamin.

and the diseased were considered among the beggars of Jesus’ time. 24:19-21) The act of giving alms. 18:21.” The blind. Much like beggars today. (Leviticus 19:9. The practice of begging is a very old practice and yet there is no indication in the “Old Testament” that begging existed to any degree during the time of the nation of Israel. but they toiled night and day. It was given to the Gershonites of the tribe of Levi and could possibly be the same as Ashtaroth at 1 Chronicles 6:71. The name means: “Well of the Oath” or “Well of Seven. homeless. so as not to be a burden on others. BEESHTERAH: This city was located east of the Jordan River.89 BEEROTH BENE-JAAKAN: This was an Israelite campsite in the wilderness. (Genesis 22:19) For several hundred years after Christ Beersheba was a large village with a Roman garrison. “almsgiving atones for sins. (Joshua 9:17. BEEROTHITE: A resident of Beeroth was a Beerothite. the lame. (1 Corinthians 4:11. often done in a public place. 10) (Deuteronomy 15:7-10. (Mark 10:46-49) (Luke 16:20. and lacking clothing. BEGGING: Begging is a solicitation for money or food. 27. 25) BEERSHEBA: At first there was a well called “Beersheba. 22. The Apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus 3:30 stated. they positioned themselves along public thoroughfares near crowds of people. (Joshua 21:27) BEG. was associated with the idea of earning salvation. or gifts of charity. BEGGAR. When describing the Promised Land the proverbial phrase was “from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south. (Deuteronomy 10:6) Beeroth Benejaakan is likely the same ast Bene-jaakan at Numbers 33:31.” (Judges 20:1) (2 Chronicles 30:5) Hagar wandered with her son Ishmael in the desert to Beersheba after Abraham dismissed them. The Mosaic Law contained powerful legislation that benefitted the poor. 18:35-43) (John 9:1-8) (Acts 3:2-10) The apostles were at times hungry.” The well and the city were located halfway between the south end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean Coast. (Genesis 21:14) Abraham left Beersheba to Moriah to offer Isaac as a sacrifice and returned there to live.” Then a city went by that same name. The last time they camped there was shortly before Aaron died on Mount Hor. 12) (1 Thessalonians 2:9) While there is no harm in accepting social assistance the standard among Christians is: 89 .

The Greek phrase “monogenes’ theos’” also means ‘God only begotten’ or ‘only begotten from God. (1 Samuel 17:51. the Word is Jehovah God’s only begotten Spirit Son from the very beginning! This certainly suggests a spiritual birth process entirely unique from the creation of all other spirit beings. verses 17 thru 24 indicates that the hippopotamus would be a good guess.’ BEHEADING: This mode of capital punishment existed in most of the nations. The phrase comes from the Greek monogenes theos. The context of the Scripture.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10-12) BEGOTTEN GOD: The term “begotten God” is found only once in the Holy Scriptures at John 1:18. BEGOTTEN SON: The apostle John repeatedly describes Jesus Christ as the only-begotten Son of God-Joh 1:14. Thus he was the only begotten Son before his life as a human being. meaning only born God or god. However. 3:16-18. BEHTH: Behth is the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet. It could possibly be a large water ox or a hippopotamus.” In keeping with the context of the entire Bible the New Simplified Bible will not call the Almighty God begotten! The context of John 1:18 shows that it is talking about Jesus Christ. the Son of God. (1 Samuel 31:9.” “begotten God. Therefore Jesus Christ. his son was. It was practiced in Egypt where Pharaoh had the head removed from the chief baker. because the oldest manuscripts state “monogenes theos” the proper translation must be “begotten god. He is described as the only begotten Son whom his Father sent into the world at 1 John 4:9. 12) David cut off Goliath’s head with his sword after he killed him with his sling.90 “Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat.” Scripture context proves that God was not begotten or born. Therefore the term “God-like one” has been used. (Matthew 14:8-11) BEHEMOTH: The word behemoth appears at Job 40:15.” or “begotten God-like one. It can also mean “born from God. The name assigned to the letter means “house. (Genesis 40:19) The Philistines cut Saul’s head from his body after his death. The Mosaic Law did not prescribe this type of punishment.” The opening word in the 90 . 52) Herod Antipas had John the Baptist beheaded in prison to comply with the request of the daughter of Herodias. or a huge beast of unknown variety.

Jehovah would force Bel to give up what he had captured through his worshipers. He was of the tribe of Reuben. SON OF BEOR: This Bela was the first king of Edom. usually pear-shaped or cuplike. (1 Chronicles 5:3. It is refered to when speaking about a woman having a child in the belly since the womb is located 91 . 8:1-5) BELA. Bela ruled as king in the capital city of Dinhabah. 8) BELL: A bell is made of metal. It gives a musical note when struck or rung. Golden bells were attached to the solid-blue coat that the high priest wore. SON OF AZAZ: Bela was the son of Azaz. long before Israel had a king. A bellows can be expanded and contracted drawing in air first and then forcing it out thru a tube. 32) (1 Chronicles 1:43) BELA.91 Hebrew text of the eight verses of Psalm 119:9-16 begins with this letter. (Jeremiah 51:44) BELA. Isaiah 54:16 and Ezekiel 22:20. BELLY: The belly is the digestive organ located in the front part of the human trunk just below the ribs. The original Sumerian triad of deities included Bel. (Genesis 14:2. THE CITY OF ZOAR: Bela was an earlier name for the city of Zoar.” It’s root word means “tingle. BEL: Bel was a Babylonian deity. (Exodus 28:33-35. Jehovah’s prophets foretold the fall of Bel to coincide with Babylon’s fall. He was one of Jacob’s household who came to Jacob into Egypt. The title Bel was first applied to the Enlil. 21) (Numbers 26:38) (1 Chronicles 7:6. SON OF BENJAMIN: Bela was the first son of Benjamin. (Isaiah 46:1) (Jeremiah 50:2. (Genesis 46:8. 21 allude to bellows but do not call them by name. 51:44) The prophets reported that Bel and Nebo would not escape. A bag is mounted on a frame or base and attached to a tube leading to the furnace. (Genesis 36:31. He became the family head of the Belaites. 26) Hebrew metsil-lah’ is translated “bell. This is known as the acrostic style. 39:25. 8) BELA. Anlu and Enki.” (Zechariah 14:20) (1 Samuel 3:11) BELLOWS: This device is used for giving furnaces a forced draft. Bellows are mentioned only once in the Scriptures at Jeremiah 6:29.

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BELTESHAZZAR: The Babylonian name “Belteshazzar” was given to Daniel after he was taken into exile in 717 B.C.E. It is a shortened form of an invocation to Nebuchadnezzar’s god Bel. That is why Nebuchadnezzar said, “according to the name of my god” when he gave Daniel that name. (Daniel 4:8; 5:12) The new name was intended to naturalize Daniel as a newly recognized “Babylonian.” But the Babylonians continued to call him by his Hebrew name. BEN, THE LEVITE: Ben was a Levite musician of David’s day. He accompanied the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 15:15, 18) BEN, HEBREW PREFIX: The Hebrew prefix “ben” is found in names such as Benjamin (Son of the right hand) and Ben-ami (Son of My People). The prefix ben means son. In Aramaic the word “bar” means son, such as Barnabas (Son of Comfort). (Acts 4:36) It is also used to show relationships between people such as (beneh’) Sons of Israel. (2 Chronicles 35:17) (Psalm 127:4) (Hosea 10:9) BENAIAH, SON OF JEHOIADA: Benaiah was the son of Jehoiada the Levitical chief priest. Benaiah fathered two sons, Ammizabad and Jehoiada. (1 Chronicles 27:5, 6, 34) Benaiah served as one of David’s mighty men. (2 Samuel 23:20-23) BEN-AMMI: Ben-ammi was born of incest. He was the son of Lot by his younger daughter. (Genesis 19:31-38) He was also called Ammon and was the forefather of the Ammonites. BENEFIT: Something that aids or promotes well-being. Found 6 times in the NSB, it usually refers spiritual benefits. BENE-BERAK: Bene-berak was a city belonging to the tribe of Dan. It was located about 5 miles southeast of Tel Aviv-Yafo (Joppa). (Joshua 19:40, 45) BENE-JAAKAN: This station was located in the desert wilderness. It belonged to the Israelites. Ben-berak was probably the Akan of Genesis 36:27 and 1 Chronicles 1:42. BEN-HADAD: There were three kings of Syria in Bible history with the name “Ben-hadad.” The name means “Son of Hadad.” Hadad was the storm god highly revered in Syria.

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BEN-HADAD, SON OF TABRIMMON: The first king of Syria named Ben-hadad was the son of Tabrimmon and grandson of Hezion. (1 Kings 15:16-21) (2 Chronicles 16:1-6) BEN-HADAD, OF AHAB’S TIME: This Ben-hadad ruled Syria during the reign of King Ahab of Israel. (94—920 B.C.E.) (1 Kings 20:1-21) His counselors offered the theory that Jehovah was a “God of mountains. Therefore, they reasoned the Israelites could be defeated on level land. We learn from the Scriptures that his religious theories proved worthless and he and his army were defeated by the Israelite forces. (1 Kings 20:22-34) BEN-HADAD, SON OF HAZAEL: This Ben-hadad was son of Hazael. He was the king of Syria in the days of Jehoahaz. (876-860 B.C.E.) (2 Kings 13:3-25) BEN-HAIL: Ben-hail was one of the five princes sent by Jehoshaphat in the third year of his reign. They were sent to teach the Law to the inhabitants of Judah. (2 Chronicles 17:7, 9) BEN-HANAN: He was a descendant of Judah, one of the four sons of Shimon. (1 Chronicles 4:1, 20) BENINU: Beninu was a Levite or the forefather of one. (Nehemiah 9:38; 10:1, 13) BENJAMIN, JACOB’S 12TH SON: Benjamin was the only son born to Jacob in the land of Canaan. The other sons were born in Paddan-aram. (Genesis 29:31-30:25; 31:18) Benjamin was Rachel’s second son. The childbirth was so difficult that she lost her life in the process. As she was dying she called her son Benoni, meaning “Son of My Mourning.” Benjamin was in his 40’s at the time of his father’s death. (Genesis 49:27, 28) BENJAMIN, THE TRIBE: At the time of the Exodus from Egypt the tribe of Benjamin was the smallest of all the tribes. (Numbers 1:36, 37) The territory assigned to the tribe of Benjamin was between that of the tribes of Ephraim, Judah, and Dan. (Joshua 18:11-20) Some of the cities within the Benjamin territory were Jericho, Bethel, Gibeon, Gibeah, and Jerusalem. (Judges 1:22) (1 Kings 12:28, 29) The tribes of Benjamin and Judah were the most prominent among the Israelites in Palestine. (Ezra 4:1; 10:9) The

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tribe of Benjamin is pictued in Ezekiel’s vision. (Ezekiel 48:8, 2123) The apostle Paul was a Benjamite before he was converted to Christianity. (Revelation 5:5) (Romans 11:1) (Philippians 3:5) BENO: Beno was a Levite descendant of Merari. He lived during David’s time. (1 Chronicles 24:20, 26, 27) BEN-ONI: Ben-oni was the second son of Rachel. She died in childbirth and gave her son the name Benoni meaning “Son of My Mourning.” Jacob later changed his name to Benjamin meaning “Son of the Right Hand.” (Genesis 35:18) BEROEA: Beroea was a city in the province of Macedonia. The apostle Paul visited there during his second missionary journey. (Acts 17:10-14) Its modern name is Veroia. It is located at the base of Mount Bermios about 40 miles from Thessalonica. The Beroeans were diligent about searching the Scriptures to verify that what they heard preached was really the truth. (Acts 17:11) Paul probably passed through Beroea on this third missionary journey. (Acts 20:14) BERA: Bera was the king of Sodom. Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated him in the Siddim Valley. (Genesis 14:1-24) Abraham pursued the victors, retreved the spoils, and rescured his nephew Lot. BERACAH, FROM THE TRIBE OF BENJAMIN: Beracah was from the tribe of Benjamin. He was one of David’s mighty men. He was skilled in the use of the bow. (1 Chronicles 12:1-3) BERACAH VALLEY: Beracah Valley was in Judah between Bethlehem and Hebron. This valley runs east to west from the hill country of Judah to the wilderness area west of the Salt Sea. The name Beracah means “thanks” or “blessing.” (2 Chronicles 20:26) Following the victory over the military forces of Ammon, Moab, and Edom, Jehoshaphat gathered the people at this valley to thank Jehovah. BERAIAH: Beraiah was the son of Shimei. He was the head of the paternal house of Benjamites in Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 8:1, 21, 28)

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BERECHIAH, DESCENDANT OF DAVID: This Berechiah was the descendant of David through Solomon. (1 Chronicles 3:1, 10, 20) BERECHIAH, SON OF MESHEZABEL: This Berechiah was the son of Meshezabel. His son Meshullam served as a worker on the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time. (Nehemiah 3:4, 30; 6:18) BERECHIAH, SON OF SHIMEA: Berechiah was the son of Shimea. He was a descendant of Levi through Gershom. Berechiah’s son Asaph was the leader of the singers King David appointed. Many generations of temple singers resulted from that relationship. (1 Chronicles 6:39; 15:17; 25:1-9) (Ezra 2:41) (Nehemiah 7:44) BERECHIAH, SON OF MESHILLEMOTH: Berechiah and three leaders of Ephraim counseled Jehovah’s prophet Oded. They warned him of the impending disaster because King Ahaz of Judah had captured 200,000 people of the southern kingdom. They prevented the victors from enslaving many of them and proved food and clothing for many of them. (2 Chronicles 28:6-15) BERECHIAH, THE LEVITE: This Berechiah was a Levite who lived after the Babylonian exile. He was the son of Asa. (1 Chronicles 9:16) BERECHIAH, SON OF IDDO: Berechiah was the son of the prophet Iddo. He was the father of the prophet Zechariah. (Zecariah 1:1, 7) BERI: Beri was the son of Zophah. He was the head of a family in the tribe of Asher. (1 Chronicles 7:36, 40) BERED, GRANDSON OF EPHRAIM: Bered was the grandson of Ephraim through Shuthelah. (1 Chronicles 7:20) BERED, WHERE HAGAR VISITED: When Hagar ran away from Sarai she stopped at the well of Beerlahairoi. This was between Bered and Kadesh, on the way to Shur. (Genesis 16:7, 14) BERIAH, SON OF ASHER: Beriah and his two sons Heber and Malciel probably came to Egypt with Jacob’s household. (Genesis

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46:8, 17) He was the fourth son of Asher. (Numbers 26:44, 45) (1 Chronicles 7:30, 31) BERIAH, SON OF EPHRAIM: Beriah was the son of Ephraim. He was born after his older brother had been killed by the men of Gath. Beriah means with calamity which was fitting considering the circumstances. (1 Chronicles 7:20-23) BERIAH, SON OF ELPAAL: Beriah was one of the five sons of Elpaal. This was one of the Benjamite falily heads who chased away the inhabitants of Gath. (1 Chronicles 8:12, 13) BERIAH, SON OF SHIMEI: This Beriah was the last son of Shimei. He was a Levite descendant of Gershon. Beriah and his brother Jeush did not have many sons. So their inheritance was limited to a “paternal house for one official class.” (1 Chronicles 23:6-11) BERNICE: Bernice was the daughter of Herod Agrippa I by his wife Cypros. She was born about 28 C.E. She and her brother Agrippa were invited to sit in the audience chamber when the apostle Paul made his powerful and eloquent defense before the dignitaries. (Acts 25:13, 23; 26:1-30) Bernice was a shameless, immoral woman. She was married first to Marcus, son of Alexander Lysimachus. After the death of Marcus she married her uncle Herod, king of Chalcis. After he died she lived an incestuous life with her brother until public scandal pressured her into marrying Polemo the king of Cilicia. She deserted him and again became her brother’s consort. She later became the mistress of Vespasian’s son Titus. BEROTHAH, BEROTHAI: Berothah could have been a city belonging to Hadadezer king of Zobah. David carried coppper away from this city. (2 Samuel 8:8) (1 Chronicles 18:8) Ezekiel saw Berothah as the territorial inheritance of Israel in his vision. It was located on the northern boundary between Hamath and Damascus. (Ezekiel 47:16) BERYL: This semiprecious stone is usually green or bluish green in color. It is one of the stones used to describe the symbolic wall that surrounds the New Jerusalem. (Revelation 21:20)

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BESODEIAH: Besodeiah was the father of the Meshullam who assisted in the repair work of the Gate of the Old City under Nehemiah’s direction. (Nehemiah 3:6) BESOR VALLEY, BESOR GORGE: The Besor Valley is mentioned just once in connection with David’s pursuit of the Amalekites. After burning the city of Ziklag, the Amalekites headed south toward their home territory in the Negeb. They traveled through the Besor Valley and the Besor Gorge. (1 Samuel 30:1, 10, 21-25) BESTIALITY: Bestiality is sexual intercourse between human beings and animals. The Mosaic Law condemned this perverted practice. The guilty person and the beast were sentenced to death. (Leviticus 20:15,16; 18:23) (Exodus 22:19) (Deuteronomy 27:21) In Egypt bestiality was part of idolatrous animal worship. Historians give accounts of women cohabiting with goats. The Canaanites also practiced such behavior. (Leviticus 18:23-30) The Greek word “pornei’a” means fornication and unclean practices. Any member of the Christian congregation indulgeing in such a practice would be subject to removal from the congregation. (Ephesians 5:3) (1 Corinthians 5:1-6) (Colossians 3:5, 6) BETAH: Betah was a town near Berothai. It was near there that David defeated Hadadezer, king of Zobah. King David took a large quantity of copper from these towns. (2 Samuel 8:8) BETEN: This town is only found at Joshua 19:25. It was one of the boundary towns of Asher. It was located in the southern end of the Acco Plain about 8 miles southeast of Haifa and 11 miles south of Acco. BETH: The word beth is used as an appellation for a house or dewlling place. BETH-ANATH: Beth-anath was one of the fortified cities assigned to the tribe of Naphtali. (Joshua 19:38, 39) Some of the Canaanite inhabitants were allowed to remain in this city as forced labor. (Judges 1:33) BETH-ANOTH: Beth-anoth was assigned to the tribe of Judah. It was in the mountains of the territory of Judah about 3.5 miles northeast of Hebron. (Joshua 15:59)

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BETHANY: Bethany was a village on the east slope of the Mount of Olives. It was about two miles from Jerusalem on an ancient approach from Jericho and the Jordan. (Mark 10:46; 11:1) (Luke 19:29) Bethany was refered to as Jesus’ home in Judea just as Capernaum was his home in Galilee. (Mark 2:1) Bethany was the town where Martha, Mary, and Lazarus lived. (Luke 10:38) (John 11:1, 38-44) Jesus spent the evening hours in Bethany during the last four days of his earthly life. BETH-ARABAH: Beth-arabah was one of six cities within Judah’s territory that were in the wilderness. They were located in the desert region at the north end of the Dead Sea. (Joshua 15:61) Beth-arabah means House of the Desert. It describes the mutual boundaries of the tribes of Benjamin and Judah. (Joshua 15:6) BETH-AVEN, IN BENJAMIN: This town was in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. It was near the city of Ai. (Joshua 7:2; 18:11, 12) It was in the desert east of Bethel. Beth-aven was involved in a battle when Saul and Jonathan pursued the Philistines. (1 Samuel 13:5; 14:23) BETH-AVEN, WITH GIBEAH AND RAMAH: The prophet Hosea speaks about this Beth-aven in a derogatory sense. (Hosea 4:15; 5:8; 10:5, 8) (1 Kings 12:28-30). BETH-BARAH: Gideon and his military forces went to Ephraim to capture the streams of water at Beth-barah and the Jordan River, and to keep the Midianites from crossing them. (Judges 7:24) The battle took place in the Jezreel Valley at a site west of the Jordan River. (Judges 3:27, 28) BETH-BIRI: Beth-biri was a town in the Negeb region of Judah. It was assigned to the sons of Simeon. (1 Chronicles 4:24, 31) BETH-CAR: The Israelites pursued the retreeting Philistines as far south as Beth-car. (1 Samuel 7:11) Many scholars consider Beth-car as the same as Beth-haccherem. (Jeremiah 6:1) (Nehemiah 3:14) BETH-DAGON, IN JUDAH: This town was assigned to the tribe of Judah. (Joshua 15:21, 41)

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BETH-DAGON, IN ASHER: There was a Beth-dagon in the eastern part of the territory of Asher near the border with Zebulun. (Joshua 19:24, 27) BETH-DIBLATHAIM: This city was in Moab. A city called Bethdiblathen is mentioned in the inscription of the Moabite Stone. It was build by Moab’s King Mesha. (Jeremiah 48:22) BETH-EDEN: Beth-eden was a city or region mentioned at Amos 1:5 in the prophecy against Damascus. The prdiction in Amos was that the people of Syria would have to go as exiles to Kir. It was fulfilled at the time of the Assyrian monarch Tiglath-pileser III, during the reign of King Ahaz. (2 Kings 16:9) BETH-EMEK: Beth-emek was a town in the territory of the tribe of Asher. (Joshua 19:24, 27) BETH-EZEL: Beth-ezel was a Judean town mentioned only in the book of Micah. (Micah 1:10-12) His prophecy fortold the disaster to come upon unfaithful Samaria and Jerusalem. BETH-GADER: Some scholars believe Beth-gader is the same as Geder, a town whose king was conquered by Joshua in the area west of the Jordan River. (1 Chronicles 2:50, 51) (Joshua 12:13) BETH-GAMUL: This city was mentioned in association with Jehovah’s prophetic pronouncements against Moab. He states: “Judgment has come on the cities of the plateau.” (Jeremiah 48:21, 23) BETH-HACCHEREM: Beth-haccherem was a place near the city of Jerusalem at Jeremiah 6:1: “Flee for safety you people of Benjamin. Run from the midst of Jerusalem! Now blow a ram’s horn in Tekoa and aise a signal over Beth-haccerem. The people were warned to light a signal fire on a high place near Jerusalem. There are a number of places near Jerusalem where large stone mounds are found on the summit of hills that could have been used for signal fires like the fires mentioned by Jeremiah. BETHEL: House of God. City in Israel, more frequently mentioned in the Bible than any other except Jerusalem. It was about eleven miles north of Jerusalem. (Genesis 28:10-19)

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BETH-HARAN, BETH-HARAM: Beth-haran was a town on the east side of the Jordan River. The tribe of Dan requested it be included in its territory because of its good pastureland. Even though it was in a valley it was one of their fortified cities. (Numbers 32:1, 34, 36) (Joshua 13:27) BETH-HOGLAH: Beth-hoglah was a border town on the southeast corner of the territory of Benjamin, about 5 miles southeast of Jericho. It was across from the territory of Judah. (Josua 15:1, 6; 18:11, 19, 21) BETH-HORON: There were two towns using this name, Upper and Lower Beth-horon. They were on the ancient route leading from Joppa through the Aijalon Valley to Bethel and Jerusalem. Upper Beth-horon is about 10 miles northwest of Jersalem and Lower Beth-horn is 1.5 miles northwest of Upper Beth-horon. The boundary of the tribe of Benjamin is said to be the mountain on the south of Lower Beth-horon. (Joshua 18:13, 14) Beth-horon is one of the towns withing the inheritance of Ephraim. (Joshua 21:20, 22) (1 Chronicles 6:68) BETHLEHEM: Bethlehem was a town in the Judean highlands, about 2,550 feet above sea level. The highway through Bethlehem leads to Beer-sheba and Jerusalem. Though the countryside nearby is rocky it produces olives and grapes. (Ruth 1:22) The former name of the town was Ephrathah, which explains why it is called Bethlehem-Ephrathah at Micah 5:2. David the son of Jesse was born in Bethlehem of Judah. He tended his father’s sheep in that area and was later anointed there by Samuel to be Israel’s future king. (1 Samuel 16:1, 4, 13, 18; 17:12, 15, 58; 20:6) Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea. This fulfilled divine prophecy. (Luke 1:26-38; 2:4-8) BETHLEHEMITE: A Bethlehemite was an inhabitant of Bethlehem. Jesse, David’s father was a Bethlehemite. (1 Samuel 16:1, 18; 17:58) (2 Samuel 21:19) BETH-MARCABOTH: This city was an enclave city given to Simeon within the territory of the tribe of Judah. (Joshua 19:1, 5) (1 Chronicles 4:31) Beth-marcaboth may have been a fortress city of the Canaanites. Their war chariots ventured out onto the flatlands in the area of Beersheba. (Judges 1:19)

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BETH-MEON: This city was only mentioned at Jeremiah 48:23. It could be the same as Baal-meon. BETH-MERHAK: King David left Jerusalem because of the rebellion of his son Absalom. He stopped at Beth-merhak before crossing the Kidron Valley. This could have been the last house in Jerusalem going toward the Mount of Olives. (2 Samuel 15:17-26) BETH-NIMRAH: Beth-nimrah was a town belonging to the tribe of Gad. It was east of the Jordan River. It was also called Nimrah for short. (Numbers 32:3, 34, 36) It was at one time part of King Sihonl’s territory. (Joshua 13:27) It was located 12 miles northeast of Jericho. BETH-PAZZEZ: This was a boundary town of Issachar. (Joshua 19:17, 21) BETH-PELET: Beth-pelet was a town in the southern part of Judah. It was reoccupied after the Babylonian exile. (Joshua 15:21, 27) (Nehemiah 11:26) BETH-PEOR : The nation of Israel camped in the valley near Bethpeor. (Deuteronomy 3:29) Beth-peor may have been a town located on the slopes of Mount Peor. (Deuteronomy 4:46) Some consider Peor to be a mountain peak and others consider it to be a town. Both Peor and Beth. Peor appear to be connected with the pagan worship of the Baal of Peor. (Numbers 25:1-3; 18, 31:16) (Joshua 22:17) The Israelites became ensnared with the immoral practices of this false worship. The summit of Peor is thought to have been one of the peaks bordering the Wadi Husban. BETHPHAGE: Jesus was at or near Bethphage when he sent out his disciples to procure the donkey upon which he rode during his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. (Matthew 21:1, 2) (Mark 11:1, 2) (Luke 19:29, 30) Some sources believe Bethphage was located on the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem and also near Bethany. That would mean it was between Bethany and Jerusalem at et-Tur, on the SE slope of the Mount of Olives. Jesus would have had the city of Jerusalem in full view as he descended from there. (Luke 19:37, 41) BETH-REHOB: Beth-rehob was believed to be the principal city in a small Aramaean kingdom. Laish is described as being in the Beth-

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rehob Valley. (Judge 18:7, 28) The Amonites hired Syrian mercenaries from Beth-rehob to defend themselves against the Israelite forces. (2 Samuel 10:6) BETHSAIDA: The apostles, Philip, Andrew and Peter came from Bethsaida. (John 1:44) However, at the time of Jesus Christ’s ministry, Simon Peter and Andrew had taken residence in Capernaum. (Matthew 8:5, 14) (Mark 1:21, 29) When John the Baptist died Jesus and his disciples withdrew to Bethsaida and a crowd of five thousand followed him. (Matthew 14:13-21) (Luke 9:10-17) (John 6:10) It was outside Bethsaida that Jesus restored sight to a blind man. (Mark 8:22) Bethsaida and Chorazin were each subjects of Jesus’ scathing reproach because of their unrepentant attitude. (Luke 10:13) BETH-SHEMESH, CITY OF JUDAH: Beth-shemesh was on the northern boundary of Judah between Chesalon and Timnah. (Joshua 15:10) The Philistines sent the Ark of Jehovah back to Israel on a wagon pulled by cows to the the Levite city of Beth-shemesh. (1 Samuel 6:9-20) Beth-shemesh was one of the cities responsible to provide food for King Solomon’s royal table. (1 Kings 4:7, 9) King Amaziah suffered defeat and capture at Beth-shemesh. (2 Kings 14:9-13) (2 Chronicles 25:18-23) BETH-SHEMESH, CITY OF NAPHTALI: This fortified city was in the territory of Naphtali. The Canaanites living in this city became Naphtalites. (Joshua 19:35-39) (Judges 1:33) BETH-SHEMESH, CITY OF ISSACHAR: This city of Issachar was near the Jordan River about 2 miles south of the Sea of Galilee. (Joshua 19:22, 23) BETH-SHEMESH, CITY IN EGYPT: Jeremiah prophecied about coming devastation upon Egypt and Beth-shemesh. It is considered to be the Heliopolis on the northeast edge of Cairo. It is known as “the City of the Sun.” (Jeremiah 43:13) BETH-SHEMITE: A citizen of Beth-shemesh of Judah was called a Beth-shemite. Joshua, the owner of the field where the Ark of the Covenant was placed on a large stone after taken from a Philistine wagon, was called a Beth-shemite. (1 Samuel 6:14, 18)

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BETH-SHITTAH: The Midianites ran from the Jezreel Valley after Judge Gideon chased them away. The retreated through the town of Beth-shittah on their way to the Jordan. (Judges 7:1, 22) BETH-TAPPUAH: Beth-tappuah was a city in the hills near Hebron. It belonged to the tribe of Judah. (Joshua 15:20, 48, 53) Some scholars believe it received it’s name from a man named Tappuah. (1 Chronicles 2:42, 43) Yet others think Beth-tappuah was named after the apple trees that were abundant in the area. BETHUEL, SON OF NAHOR: Bethuel was Abraham’s nephew. His father was Nahor and his mothe was Milcha. Rebekah and Laban were his children. (Genesis 22:20-23; 24:15, 24, 29, 50) Bethuel was called a Syrian or an Aramaean, dwelling in the flatland of Aram. BETHUEL, THE TOWN: The town of Bethuel was in the southern part of the territory of Judah about 12 miles south of Hebron. It was assigned to the tribe of Simeon and served as an enclave city. It is called Bethel at 1 Samuel 30:27. (Joshua 15:30; 19:4) (1 Chronicles 4:30) BETHESDA POOL: The Bethesda Pool was located by the Sheep market in Jerusalem. Some translations read Bethzatha. A large number of sick, blind, and lame persons gathered there expecting to receive healing in the water. Jesus healed a man at the pool. The man had been ill for 38 years. (John 5:1-9) BETH-ZUR: Beth-sur was a town in the mountains of Judah. (Joshua 15:58) Beth-zur was one of 15 cities rebuild and fortified by King Rehoboam following the division of the kingdom. (2 Chronicles 11:5-12) BETONIM: This city was east of the Jordan River. Moses gave it as a gift to the tribe of Gad. (Joshua 13:24-27) BEULAH: The Hebrew word “Beu’lah” is properly translated “owned as a wife.” Some translations use Beulah as a woman’s proper name. However the context of Isaiah chapter sixty-two speaks about a spiritual woman known as Zion. Zion was to be in a desolate state following the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah by the Babylonians. Zion, or Jerusalem was to be restored to her

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former splendor. (Isaiah 62) (Isaiah 54:1, 5, 6; 66:8) (Jeremiah 23:5-8; 30:17) (Galatians 4:26-31) BEZALEL, HEAD BUILDER OF TABERNACLE: Jehovah appointed Bezalel and said to Moses: “I have called Bezalel, son of Uri and grandson of Hur, from the tribe of Judah. I filled him with the Spirit of God (my power). I gave him understanding, skill, and ability for every kind of artistic work.” (Exodus 31:1-3, 3o-33; 35:49, 30-33; 36:3-7) Bezalel was the chief artisan and builder of the Tabernacle. BEZALEL, SON OF PAHATH-MOAB: This Bezalel was the son of Pahath-moab. He dismissed his foreign wife and sons when Ezra demanded it. (Ezra 10:30, 44) BEZEK, JUDAH AND SIMEON FOUGHT THE CANAANITES: Judah and Simeon defeated 10,000 Canaanite and Perizite troops under Adoni-bezek. (Judges 1:3-7) This Bezek was located in the Shephelah region about 3 miles northeast of Gezer. BEZEK, SAUL LED ISRAEL AND JUDAH AGAINST THE AMMONITES: The Ammonites were camped against Jabesh in Gilead. Saul gathered his forces at Bezek to fight against the Ammonites. Bezek was a mountain west of Khirbez Ibziq that rises 2,339 feet above sea level that provided high ground for Israel and Judah. (1 Samuel 11:8-11) BEZER, SON OF ZOPHAH: Bezer was one of the sons of Zophah. He was from the tribe of Asher. (1 Chronicles 7:30, 36, 37) BEZER, LEVITE CITY: Bezer was a Levite city of refuge on the east side of the Jordan River. It was designated for the tribe of Reuben. (Deuteronomy 4:41o-43) (Joshua 20:8; 21:36) BIBLE: The Greek word “bi-bli’a”means little books. The Bible is a collection of little books. Jerome, the translator of the Latin Vulgate, called this collection “Bibliotheca Divina”, the Divine Library. Jesus Christ and the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures called the collection of sacred books “the Scriptures”, “the Holy Scriptures”, “the holy writings”. (Matthew 21:42) (Mark 14:49) (Luke 24:32) (John 5:39) (Acts 18:24) (Romans 1:2; 15:4) The name Bible was adopted by Wickliffe, and came gradually into use in our English Language. The Bible consists of 66 individual

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He threw the body of King Jehoram of Israel into the field of Naboth. (2 Kings 9:25.600 years and yet it’s contents are in complete harmony.106 books. The Bichrites were the descendants and family members of the Benjamite Bichri. The apostle Paul referred to the Bible as the Holy Scriptures and holy writings. (Job 2:11) (Genesis 25:2) (1 Chronicles 1:32) Each comforter took turns talking to Job. Bildad 106 . (Esther 1:10. in rebellion against David. 2 Samuel 20:1-22) BIDKAR: Bidkar was Jehu’s military assistant. BICHRITES: Bichri was from the tribe of Benjamin. to him. (2 Timothy 3:16) (2 Peter 3:15. the Bichrites. 15:4) (2 Timothy 3:15) BIBLE STUDY TOOLS: See STUDY TOOLS BICHRI. Bigthan was hanged. When Mordecai learned of the plot he told Queen Esther. His son Sheba was a good-for-nothing person who led his people. BIGTHANA: Bigthan was one of the two doorkeepers in the Persian palace who conspired against the life of King Ahasuerus. These books and letters were written over a period of nearly 1. It could also have been one the mighty oaks of Mamre. (Romans 1:2. 11) BIGTHAN. He was the son of Abraham by Keturah and a descendant of Shuah. each one complete by itself. 16) The expression “inspired of God” comes from the Greek phrase “the-o’pneu-stos. the Hebrew Scriptures and The Greek Scriptures. She inturn reported it to the king. God inspired 40 human secretaries and scribes to record the message that his Holy Spirit directed them to write.” It means. (Amos 2:9) (Isaiah 2:13) (Ezekiel 27:6) (Zecheriah 11:1. 2) The great tree reported at Genesis 12:6 and 14:13 could have been the terebinth or turpentine tree. (Esther 2:21-23. BILDAD: Bildad the Shuhite was one of Jobs three so-called comforters and companions.” The Bible is further divided into two parts. Vashti. 6:2) BIG TREES: Most of the time the big trees referred to in the Bible are mentioned by specific names such as the cedars of Lebanon and the oaks of Bashan. 26) BIGTHA: Bigtha was one of the seven court officials sent by King Ahasuerus to bring his queen. They joined Sheba in the rebellion against David. “God-breathed.

It came from the territory of the half tribe of Manasseh who were located west of the Jordan River. (Job 18) Bildad reasoned that man is a maggot and a worm and therefore unclean before God. 14) (Deuteronomy 14:11-20) Some were captured and used as sacrifices. The Hebrews captured birds with traps. He was the first to accuse Job’s children of wrongdoing and therefore deserving of the trouble that befell them. Thirty different varieties have been specifically named. (Genesis 9:2-4) (Leviticus 17:13. IEBLAAM: Bileam was a town assigned to the Levites of the family of Kohath. Jehu killed the brother of King Ahaziah of Judah by the cistern. He repeated Eliphaz in his false accusation that Job’s afflictions came because he was wicked. (Job 25) BILEAM. The sheep were then bound to facilitate the work of shearing. 40. (Job 41:5) (1 Kings 10:22) BIRD(S): Warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and wings There are many references to birds in the Bible. (2 Kings 10:12-14) Some Bible translations call this the “meeting house. 16) Some birds were sold as pets because of their beautiful song and lovely plumage. (Genesis 14:1-11) 107 . The word bird or birds is found 75 times. SHEARING HOUSE: The binding house or shearing house of the shepherds was a place on the road from Jezreel to Samaria. He was of the tribe of Benjamin. (Proverbs 6:5) (Psalm 124:7) Birds were used as food. (Nehemiah 10:1. (John 2:14. BIRSHA: King Chedorlaomer of Elam along with three other kings defeated King Birsha of Gomorrah in the Siddim Valley at the Dead Sea. Some of the doves were sold at the temple in Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 8:33-37. It was located by several cisterns so the sheep could be watered.” BINEA: Binea was a descendant of Saul’s son Jonathan. 9:39-43) BIRD CATCHER. FOWLER: The bird catcher or fowler is someone engaged in the capture of birds. snares and nets. 8) BINDING HOUSE.107 took second place. (1 Chronicles 6:70) (Joshua 21:11-39) BILGAI: Bilgai was a priest or a forefather of a priest. (Leviticus 1:14) Young pigeons and turtledoves were among this group of birds. He agreed to the covenant Nehemiah arranged.

It means ‘to give birth and to become father to.108 BIRTH: Several Hebrew words translate to the meaning ‘to give birth. (Numbers 1:2. ‘become father to. 2. 10) (Galatians 4:19) (1 Thessalonians 5:3) Jesus told Nicodemus that one must be born from water and spirit in order to enter the Kingdom. 18) The firstborn was also entitled to twice as much inheritance as each of his brothers. (John 3:1-7) BIRTHDAY: The birthday is the day or anniversary of a person’s birth. 27:36) (Hebrews 12:16) Jesus Christ is the “first born of all creation.’ The patriarchal system appointed the firstborn son as head of the family upon the death of the father. 2) It could also be sold as in the case of Esau. (1 Chronicles 5:1.’ (Genesis 4:1. ‘only begotten’ comes from the Greek word. (Psalm 48:6) (Jeremiah 13:21) (Micah 4:9. as the genealogical data reveals. 36. God’s love for mankind is so great that he gave his “only begotten Son” for the salvation of all who are willing to obey and believe. No other spirit being came into existence in this special way. 3) (Joshua 14:10) (2 Chronicles 31:16.’ The primary term for birth is “yal-ladh’”. nor a part of early Christian life. and be born’. become mother to. The Hebrew term “bekho-rah’” and Greek term “pro-to-to’ki-a” each have the meaning pertaining to ‘firstborn. bring forth. 48:9. 9) (James 1:15) The intensity and suffering that comes from labor pain is related in a symbolic or figurative way. Reuben lost his right as firstborn because of fornication with his fathers concubine.” As the faithful Son of his Father Jehovah God he has the birthright and inheritance that includes “all things.” It means the only born Son. 30:39) (1 Chronicles 1:10) The Greek word “gen-na’o” means. 41:13) (Matthew 14:611) (Mark 6:21-28) The practice of celebrating a person’s birthday was not a part of early Jewish life. BIRTHRIGHT: The birthright is an inheritance coming by the right of birth often applied to the right of the firstborn son. (John 3:16. “mon-og-enace. The father could transfer the birthright to another son for cause. Many Scriptures relate birth in a figurative sense. (Genesis 25:30-34. 36) The term. 17.” (Colossians 1:15) (Hebrews 1:2) 108 . This was a description of spiritual birth. The firstborn usually received the father’s special blessing. those of Pharaoh of Egypt and Herod Antipas. 17) Only two birthdays are mentioned in the Bible. (Psalm 90:2) (Proverbs 27:1) (Isaiah 66:8. 16:15. In each instance executions by hanging and beheading took place. The Hebrews kept records of birth years. (Genesis 40:18-22. (Genesis 27:4.

109 . The vast majority of translators use the term bitterness.E. This word found 10 time in the New Simplified Bible. BIZIOTHIAH: Biziothiah was one of the towns in Judah’s tribal inheritance in the Negeb region. bitter herbs or bitterroot. Things that are black have little or no hue owing to the absorption of almost all light. Bitumen is used in waterproofing. (Ezra 4:6. Paul. He joined others in writing a letter of false accusation against the Jews to Persian King Artaxerxes. (1 Chronicles 4:1. bitter greens. 7) BITHIAH: Bithiah was the daughter of a Pharaoh and wife of Mered of the tribe of Judah.’ The Israelites were to eat bitter greens or herbs along with roasted lamb and unleavened bread on the Passover night. (Exodus 2:3) The builders of Babylon used it for its waterproof and adhesive qualities. “Ze’pheth” in Hebrew is ‘pitch. (Genesis 6:14) It was used on the papyrus ark that floated baby Moses in the Nile reeds. Silas and Timothy tried to travel into Bithynia but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. “Ko’pher” refers to tar. 18) BITHYNIA: This Roman province in the northern part of Asia Minor was located in what is now northwest Turkey. However. (Acts 16:7) There is no record of apostolic preaching in Bithynia. (1 Peter 1:1) This would indicate that there were Christians living there about 64 C. the liquid form.’ “Chrl-mar’” is bitumen in its solid state.109 BISHLAM: Bishlam opposed the rebuilding of the Temple after the exile ended. On the second missionary journey. 28) BLACK: The achromatic color of maximum darkness. (Joshua 15:21. Peter addressed his first letter to the people in Bithynia. (Genesis 11:3) Isaiah described the flammable characteristics of bitumen when he prophesied that Edom would become “blazing tar” at Isaiah 34:9. (Exodus 12:8) (Numbers 9:11) The same Hebrew term is found at Lamentations 3:15 where it is rendered bitterroot. HERBS: The Hebrew word “mero-rim’” means ‘bitter greens. It bordered on the southern shore of the Black Sea. BITTER GREENS. BITUMEN: Three different Hebrew words refer to the same black or brown mineral asphalt known as bitumen. bitter herbs or bitterness.

vilification. Out of anger the high priest ripped off his garment and declared Jesus a blasphemer. (Exodus 12:5) (Leviticus 4:3. (Acts 12:20) BLAZE: A fire that burns brightly and intensely. 28) (Deuteronomy 15:21) The apostle Paul was concerned that the Christian congregation was kept free from blemishes in a spiritual sense.110 BLACK MULBERRY TREE: The black mulberry tree is mentioned only once in the Scriptures at Luke 17:5. 5:27) (Colossians 1:22) (Jude 24) (Leviticus 21:17) (Deuteronomy 17:1) (Job 31:7) (2 Peter 2:13) (Ephesians 1:4) (2 Corinthians 6:3. HAPPY: Hebrew: “‘esher” (Psalm 1:1) Greek: “makar’ios” (Matthew 5:3) BLESS. He had a great amount of influence with the king.’ God offered to bless Abraham. blemish. The people of Tyre and Sidon won over Blastus before approaching the king to sue for peace. They said he was a blasphemer because he said: I am the Son of God.’ Under the Mosaic Law sacrificial animals were to be without blemish. He gave this illustration to emphasize how effective a strong faith could be. (Genesis 12:1-3) Isaac blessed Jacob. The Son of God warned against blasphemy at Matthew 12:31-32 and Mark 3:28-29. or find fault with. 6.’ This is the act of speaking things against God or not showing respect for God.’ Greek: “kateulogeo” means ‘blessing. It grew to about 20 feet. means ‘praise. BLASPHEMY: Greek: “blasphemi’a” means ‘evil speaking. railing. Jesus told his disciples if they had enough faith they could tell the mulberry tree to uproot and move to the sea and it would. BLESSING: Hebrew: “barak’”. This tree was commonly found in Israel. It is from the Hebrew word “mum” and the Greek word “mo’mos. 8:20) BLESSED. salute. bless. (John 10:36) BLASTUS: This man was in charge of the bedchamber of King Herod Agrippa I. BLEMISH: A blemish is a physical or moral defect. and blasphemy. The scribes accused Jesus of blasphemy at Matthew 9:3. (Ephesians 1:4. (Matthew 26:65) A crowd of Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. (Genesis 27:1-41) 110 . anything bad. It had large heart-shaped leaves and dark red or black fruit.” They translate to the English words: ‘unsoundness.

(Leviticus 17:10. The Pharisees loved spiritual darkness. 111 . BLINDNESS: The Hebrew and Greek words for blind are “iwwer’” and “ty-phlos’”. (Deuteronomy 28:29) (Isaiah 59:10) (Zepaniah 1:17) (Luke 6:29) The Bible speaks of the importance of spiritual sight. (John 9:3941. If you keep yourselves from these you will do well. 11) (Hebrews 10:5. offered the following mandate concerning the ingestion of blood at Acts 15:28. (Ephesians 1:16. and from things strangled. Air movement such as the wind blowing. 20) Paul said the Ephesian congregation had the eyes of their heart enlightened. (Exodus 22:2) (1 Kings 2:37) Blood is sacred and when Noah and his family came out of the ark they were warned not to shed innocent blood. 29: “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit. You should abstain from meats offered to idols. 37:21. because the life of any creature is in its blood. Farwell. 42:22) God’s people were warned not to take blood into their bodies. and from blood. under the direction of the Holy Spirit. (Leviticus 17:14.111 Jesus blessed everyone who approached him. 3:19.” The only use of blood that is approved by God is for sacrifice. The Holy Scriptures speak of blindness in a literal and a figurative sense. So I have said to the people of Israel: ‘Never eat any blood. 22. 10) BLOODGUILT: On several occasions the Hebrew word for blood refers to guilt incurred by shedding innocent blood. Blood supplies nourishment and oxygen to all parts of the boby. Whoever eats blood must be excluded from the people. 18) (1 John 2:11) (2 Peter 1:5-9) (Revelation 3:17) BLOOD: Blood is the red fluid in vertibrates that circulates in the vascular system. to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things. It also carries away waste products and helps to safeguard the body against infection. (Mark 10:16) (Luke 24:50) (John 1:16) BLEW/BLOW: Exhale hard. (Deuteronomy 27:18) (Isaiah 56:10) (Matthew 15:30) The groping about of the blind offers an illustration of helplessness. The word blood is found more than 340 times in the Holy Scriptures. God’s Word treats both life and blood as sacred and that is why Leviticus 17:14 states: “This is because the life of any creature is in its blood. (Genesis 9:6. and from fornication. and to us. It is rendered bloodguilt. It is pumped by the heart.’” (Psalm 36:9) The governing body of the first-century Christian congregation.

25) (Luke 11:50. Wild boars from the forest are spoken of at Psalm 80:13. 36. 27) (Ezekiel 33:6-8) They were also admonished to remove their membership from blood guilty religious and secular organizations at Revelation 17:6 and 18:2. (Judges 2:1-5) 112 . 33) Boaz was an outstanding man of action. These two brothers were filled with enthusiasm. and integrity. The animal was very dangerous and destructive. THE COPPER COLUMN: Huram cast two copper columns. 20:26. 27:24. The translation is found at Mark 3:17. BOANERGES: Jesus Christ called the sons of Zebedee. faith.C. Each was decorated with a design of interwoven chains. This generous and kind man obeyed Jehovah’s commandments. Large. (Jeremiah 2:34) (Matthew 23:35. The angel reproved them because they egnored Jehovah’s warning aginst entering into relations with the pagan inhabitants of the land. They were topped with copper crowns 7. The column on the south side was named Jochin and the one on the north was named Boaz. wild boars ran through the forest rooting for food.” It is the name of a site where Jehovah’s angel addressed the Israelites. Thus the name “boanerges” was very fitting. (Matthew 1:5) (1 Chronicles 2:3-11) (Luke 3:32.5 feet tall.51) Christians were encouraged to preach the good news of the Kingdom.112 7:26. (Ruth 2:1) He was the son of Salma (Salmon) and Rahab. meaning "Strength. the Sons of Thunder. BOAZ. He was the father of Boaz and thus a link in the family line of Jesus the Messiah. the seventh in line of descent from Judah. 27) (Acts 15:20) The false religious leaders of Jesus’ day were every bit as blood guilty as the religious leaders of Jeremiah’s time. Their skirts were crimson red with the blood of God’s faithful ones. They were placed at the entrance of the Temple. He had good self-control. (Luke 9:54) BOAR: Hebrew: chazir’ is translated wild boar. Withholding this lifesaving information would constitute bloodguilt. The people wept profusely after that and thus the name Bochim. 27 feet tall and 18 feet in circumference. 350 pound." (1 Kings 7:15-21) BOCHIM: Bochim means “weepers. SON OF SALMA (SALMON): Boaz was a wealthy land owner who lived at Bethlehem in Jueah in the 14th century B. BOAZ.E. James and John. (Acts 18:6.

3:19) Proverbs 3:7-8 and 4:20-22 emphasize the importance faith and respect for God play in living a happy and healthy life. It also counsels humans to present their bodies as a living sacrifice in sacred service to God-Ro 12:1. Jesus pointed out that we should put kingdom interests first at Matthew Chapter 6. sometimes means Jesus’ human-physical body. John 12:38) (feet-Psalm 18:9. (Romans 12:5) (1 Corinthians 12:12-31) (Ephesians 1:23. 5:23) BODY. Luke 11:20) (nose-Ezekiel 8:17. 4:4.113 BODY. Zec 14:4) (heart-Genesis 8:21. God does not literally possess the following organs. Psalm 10:17) BODY OF CHRIST: The term. BOIL BONDS. (Isaiah 52:2) (Jeremiah 29:4. The apostle Paul warned against misuse of the physical body. Exodus 15:8) (ears-1 Samuel 8:21. There are physical bodies and there are spiritual bodies. CHAINS: The expressions “bond” and “chains” are frequently used in the Bible for imprisionment or confinement. The Bible speaks in detail about the human body. 5) Disobedient angels are kept in everlasting bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day” at Jude 6. (Exodus 33:20) (1 Corinthians 15:44) (1 John 4:12) Expressions used to help mortal man understand and appreciate Jehovah God’s qualities are often related to physical beings. Christ and the angels are invisible to humans eyes and not detectable by human senses. Spirit persons such as God. the body of Christ. SPIRITUAL: The body is the physical structure of a human or an animal. PHYSICAL: The physical body is made of dust. (John 2:19-21. Hebrews 4:13) (arms-Job 40:9. 19:38) (Acts 2:31) (1 Timothy 3:16) (1 Peter 3:18) The Christian congregation is the spiritual body of Christ. Proverbs 27:11) (hands-Exodus 3:20. but they are used to help us relate to him: (Eyes-Psalm 34:15. Romans 10:21) (fingersExodus 31:18. Zion is prophetically is identified as being in bonds in the Babylonian exile. Satan the Devil is to be thrown into a spiritual prison 113 . (Romans 8:13) (1 Corinthians 6:18-20) (1 Thessalonians 4:5) BODYGUARD: Someone who escorts and protects a prominent person from physical harm. (Genesis 2:7. BOIL: SEE ULCER.

23) When Jesus was resurrected and appeared to some of his disciples he told them that spirit does not have flesh and bone. (Deuteronomy 30:10) (Joshua 1:8) The Book of Life is featured at Philippians 4:3 and Revelation 3:5. The Hebrew word for bone is “e’tsem. 40-43) (Nehemiah 8:15) BORASHAN: Borashan was a Simeonite enclave city in the south part of Judah’s territory. and Satan. bone is stronger than steel. This was to remind Israel that Jehovah God made them dwell in booths when he brought them out of Egypt. SCROLL: Jehovah’s people were instructed from the Book of the Law. and bound him for a thousand years. 2 where it says.114 as identified at Revelation 20:1. He had the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. (Job 10:11) (Ecclesiastes 11:5) Comparable to reinforced concrete. BOOTH: A booth was a small shelter constructed of tree branches and leaves. the book of remembrance at Malachi 3:16 and the book of life at Philippians 4:3. 21:27. (1 Samuel 30:30. The Hebrew term “suk-kah’” and the Greek term “ske-ne’” each mean ‘booth. the old serpent that is the Devil. 114 . Sometimes it had a wooden floor elevated off the ground. 20:12. The term ‘book’ is used figuratively in the expressions: God’s book at Ex 32:32. 20:15.” (Genesis 2:23) The Greek term is “ol-ste’on.” (John 19:36) The first woman was formed from a rib taken from Adam. (Genesis 2:22. (Luke 24:39) BOOK. “I saw an angel come down from heaven.” (Acts 8:23) The apostle Paul says love is “the bond of perfection and unity” at Colossians 3:14. He seized the dragon. Revelation 3:5.’ The Israelites built booths on rooftops during the annual Festival of Booths. 13:8.” The sinful condition of mankind could be described as metaphoric or symbolic “bonds of iniquity. PARCHMENTS. Man is woven or “knitted together” with a skeleton of more than two hundred bones and connecting sinews. BOOK OF LIFE: This symbolic book is referenced in the Bible as God’s record listing the names of those who deserve everlasting life. 31) David and his men frequented this city when he was a fugitive. (Leviticus 23:34. BONES: Bones are rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates such as animals and human beings.

IN THE: The term “in the bosom” means to be closest to that person. but have everlasting life. that whoever has an active faith in him should not perish. 19) (Job 32:19) (Psalm 119:83) (Matthew 9:17) David referred to 115 . This could be defined as “in the bosom” or close to that person. 15. stone and leather and skin. This account is found a John 3:1-12. Many churches believe that the “born-again” experience is an emotional transformation that takes place within the believer at the time he declairs his desire to be a Christian.” Nicodemus asked him how this could be since he could not enter his mother’s womb again to be born a second time. Someone born again would indeed have an active faith and be obedient. 7:19-25. 36) (See: FAITH) (Romans 8:14-17) (Hebrews 4:14-16. “unless a person is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. ivory. 25. Jesus told him. that he gave his only begotten Son. Jesus explained. it is obvious from the teachings of Jesus Christ that a true believer must have an active faith and be obedient to God and His Son.115 BORN AGAIN: A man of the Pharisees and ruler of the Jews named Nicodemus approached Jesus by night. Accurate knowledge of the Holy Scriptures is required to even begin to understand this blessing from God. Skin bottles made from animals hide were common. glass.” (John 3:16. butter and cheese and other liquids.” Some translations use the term “in the bosom of the Father. milk. He who disobeys the Son will not see life for the the wrath of God remains upon him. John 1:18 states: “the only begotten Son of God is closest to the father. gold. porcelain. Born again is a spiritual condition caused by God and not by man. Others think it is a mental renewal that the believer undergoes. “That which is born from the flesh is flesh and that which is born from the Spirit is spirit” plainly stating that this new birth must be a spiritual birth. oil. “For God loved the world so much. (John 13:23. While there may be a difference of opinion between religious experts as to what born again means.” “He who puts active faith in the Son has everlasting life. Bottles in Bible times were made of bronze. 21:20) BOTTLE: Bottles are used to hold water. (Genesis 21:14. 12:18-24) BOSOM.” Jesus’ disciples often lay on the ground in front of another person or leaning on his breast at a meal.

“You have set all the boundaries of the earth.’ The apostle Paul told the people at Athens that God “determined their appointed seasons. (2 Samuel 1:10) 116 . and the bounds of their habitation. It was to shade Jonah from the hot sun. (Genesis 10:19. These plots were marked off by landmarks.’ ‘bottle-gourd plant’ or ‘gourd plant.’ (Joshua 13:23) God promised Abraham and his seed a land with definite boundaries. “Moses hurried to bow low to the earth. where he said: “Put my tears in your skin bottle. territory. 47) (Numbers 31:50) (Ezekiel 16:11. 27:17) (Proverbs 22:28. iron.” (Exodus 34:8) BRACELET: A bracelet is a decorative band worn on the wrist or lower arm. 47:21) The Hebrew word for border or boundary is “gevul’”. BOWING: Bend one's knee or body. Both men and women wore bracelets in ancient times.” (Psalm 74:17) BOUNDARY MARK: A plot of land was given to each Israelite family in the land of Canaan. silver and gold and were often studded with jewels. They were made of bronze. or lower one's head. or land within a border.’ sometimes referred to as [the abyss. King Saul wore such insignia on his arm. 23:10) BOW.’ A gourd plant that normally grows rapidly was caused to grow up in one night by God’s power. 30. Jehovah prohibited the moving of borders or boundary marks. (Revelation 20:1. 38. 19) Monarchs as their insignia of authority wore the armlet or upper arm bracelet.] It is a spiritual prison where Satan and his angels are locked up for a thousand years. (Genesis 15:18-21) (Exodus 23:31) The Greek word “horothesias” means to ‘set the bounds. and worship. BOWED.116 the skin bottle figuratively at Psalm 56:8. 39) (Isaiah 3:16. or boundary marks. (Genesis 24:22. (Deuteronomy 19:14." (Acts 17:26) Asaph said of God. (Jonah 4:5-11) BOTTOMLESS PIT: Greek: “abussos” refers to ‘deep bottomless pit. 17.” BOTTLE-GOURD PLANT: The Hebrew term “qi-qa-yohn’” is translated in various ways such as ‘caster-oil plant. 2) BOUNDARY: The Hebrew word “gevul” means ‘bondary.

13) It was customary to grind the grain and bake fresh bread daily. 13) (Jeremiah 23:5. sharp points. Branches were utilized to show reverence to God at Revelation 7:9. and twig. (Isaiah 11:1) (Matthew 2:23) (Zechariah 3:8. 33:15) BRAND MARK: Pagans burned or inscribed brand marks into the flesh of slaves as a sign of ownership. offshoot. and vines with the lowly bramble. The bramble appears in a unique account that contrasts the various trees. It is found in warm regions of the country as well as the mountains near Jerusalem. Jehovah God foretold that the proud women of Judah would have their beauty scared with brand marks. shrubs. 13. Mixing water and flour without using any yeast made unleavened bread. sprout. Paul was literally beaten because of his stand for Christ. This account is found at Judges 9:8-15. (Leviticus 19:28) The apostle Paul wrote that he carried the marks of Jesus on his body. 6:12. (2 Corinthians 11:23-27) BRASS: Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. This shrub has blossoms with small violet flowers and small round. (Judges 7:13) (2 Kings 4:42) (John 6:9. The Hebrews used wheat flour or barley flour. bough. (Leviticus 23:40) (Nehemiah 8:15) Palm branches were waved as a way of respectfully greeting Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 3:24) Deliberate disfigurement of the flesh was prohibited under the Mosaic Law. The term branch is used interchangeable with the words. Branches of trees were literally used in the worship of God by the Israelites. The Palestinian buckthorn is such a bush. It grows three to six feet high and its twigs are lined with strong. Copper was used up until that time. The small town of Nazareth was called “SproutTown” in fulfillment of prophecy. (Deuteronomy 8:9) See: COPPER BREAD: Bread is a baked food made with flour or meal. It was not known until the thirteenth century.117 BRAMBLE. edible red berries. displaying the fruitage of the Spirit. Sometimes bread was leavened with yeast and sometimes it was made without yeast. BRANCH. (Galatians 6:17) His reference was symbolic of the life he lived as a Christian. The psalmist identified God as the one providing bread that sustains the very heart of mortal man. sprig. THORN BUSH: The Hebrew word for bramble is “a-tadh’”. SPROUT: A branch is a small division of a main part such as a tree. shoot. the Son of God at John 12:12. (Psalms 117 . 10. The Bible also makes reference to barley bread.

Yet. It contained the Urim and Thummim by which Jehovah’s judgments were revealed. 7:3. (Song of Solomon 1:13) (John 13:25. 21) (Song of Solomon 4:5. my people have forgotten me for countless days. This saying could also mean we are to share our spiritual food with others to help them draw close to God. (Matthew 14:22-36) Living water. It served as a memorial and a reminder of Jehovah’s judgement.24) Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Waters represent people in prophetic language. (Lukr 22:19) (1 Corinthians 11:23. BREASTBAND: The breastband was a sash or girdle worn by a bride on her wedding day.” (Micah 5:2) BREAD: “Cast your bread upon the waters:” (Ecclesiastes 11:1) The congregator now tells his reader to share your good fortune with others. and favor.” (Exodus 28:15-30. (Hosea 2:2) (Ezekiel 23:3. 8) It is also used to express appreciation and respect. (Revelation 17:15. 21:20) It is also used with reference to sexual intimacy. Bread represents food. 23:29. Jehovah said.118 104:15) Bread is used figuratively in the Bible. 7. (Luke 11:27. intimacy. The human breast is used in the Bible to denote closeness.” The bread was symbolic of his body. 21:1) (Isaiah 57:20) Jesus walked on water. which means “House of Bread.” (Jeremiah 2:32) Israel had forsaken Jehovah for other gods. Speaking as a husband to Israel. 28. (Isaiah 30:20) (Proverbs 4:14-17) (Isaiah 55:2) Jesus took a loaf of bread at Matthew 26:26 and said: “This (is) represents my body. Waters: Frequently the word waters in the Holy Scriptures mean people and nations. BREASTPIECE: This sacred pouch was worn by Israel’s high priest over his heart when he entered the Holy. (John 4:1-15) BREAST: The breast is the front part of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen. 39:8-21) 118 . “A young woman cannot forget her jewelry or a bride her breastband (sash) (girdle). For that reason it was referred to as “the breastpiece of decisionmaking (or judgment). Therefore we are to share food with others who may not have enough to eat. It is also known as the mammary gland. Her status as a married woman was represented by her breastband.

It is the Christian congregation. 3) Those who are engaged to Christ are invited to the evening meal of the Lamb’s marriage at Revelation 19:9. 27:25) (Ezekiel 22:12) Bribery was specifically forbidden by God’s law to Israel. (2 Corinthians 11:2. Bitumen served as mortar for them.” (Proverbs 21:14) BRICK: A brick is a rectangular building block of clay or mud baked by the sun or in a kiln.” (Exodus 23:8) (1 Ki 15:19) (Proverbs 17:8) Accepting bribes leds to pervesion of justice and bloodshed. (Exodus 23:8) (2 Chronicles 19:7) A classic example of how a bribe can cause great harm is the case of Judas Iscariot. At Ephesians 6:14 Paul speaks about the breastplate of righteousness. (Matthew 26:14-16. This is part of the spiritual armor needed to fight the devil. (Deuteronomy 16:19. wind. BRIBE: A bribe is a payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment. BREATH: Hebrew: neshamah. (Genesis 34:11. 47-50) Proverbs 17:23 says. (Genesis 11:3) When the Israelites were slaves to the Egyptians they were forced to gather straw and add it to the clay to make bricks. (Genesis 2:7) Breath. made of leather or metal. These words refer to the breath of life. or in exchange for favors or influence. (Exodus 5:7-19) BRIDE OF CHRIST: Jesus Christ is engaged to a bride. The Hebrew word for bribe is “shochadh. It covered the chest and sometimes the back as a protection against arrows and the blows of a sword. Bricks were widely used in Bible lands. breeze. “A wicked man takes a bribe to pervert the ways of judgment. The apostle Paul spoke of those who had become Christians as promised in marriage. 12) (Exodus 22:16) (1 Samuel 18:23. He accepted money to betray Jesus Christ.119 BREASTPLATE: The breastplate is part of a soldier’s armor. Greek: pnue (pno-ay’).” It may also be rendered “gift” or “present. 25) This was considered a compensation for the loss of the 119 . He exhorted them to maintain cleanness as a chaste virgin to the Christ. respiration. Found 29 times in the Hebrew Scriptures and 1 time in the Greek Scriptures. It was called the bride-price or the marriage price. (Revelation 21:2) BRIDE-PRICE: The groom or the father of the groom paid a contracted price to the girl’s father. which is his body. There was no stone in the vicinity of ancient Babel so they used bricks.

” Micah observed that the nation of Israel was in moral decay and that “their best was as a brier.120 services of the daughter. the groom. Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion. It is rendered broom plant. 27. The Hebrew word “bar-qanim’” stands for common thistle. BRIDLE: Bridles were placed on horse’s heads to restrain and direct the horse. 20. Sometimes they were used to pin together two parts of a scarf or cloak. Found 56 times in the New Simplified Bible. (1 Kings 19:4. However the King James Version incorrectly identifies it as the juniper tree. gold or silver. then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers. 31:15) (Exodus 22:16) BRIDEGROOM: A man participant in his own marriage ceremony. (Exodus 35:21. with woody stem and thorny branches. The terms groom and bridegroom mean the same. Sometimes the bride-price was paid in services to the father. At Judges 8:7 Gideon said: “When Jehovah delivers Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand. or plants. Archaeological finds prove that they were made with bronze. like plants with thorny heads. 5) (Job 30:4) 120 . It grows among the rocks and sand with ease and achieves three to ten feet in height. 22) BROOM PLANT: The broom plant is a desert shrub of the pea family. (Psalm 32:9) (Proverbs 26:3) (James 3:2. The Arabic name for the plant is ratam. (Genesis 29:18. The point to be proven was that men should not be unreasoning beasts. unable to guide themselves. BROOCH: A brooch is a decorative clasp made of metal with a pin or hook on it for fastening it to a persons clothing. The broom plant or bush is one of the most abundant plants of the Judean wilderness. It is found in the Sinai Peninsula. On occasion the Israelites contributed their valuable metal items such as brooches to finance something important such as the tabernacle. cracked or split. and through out Arabia. a bit and reins. The bridle has a headstall. 3) BRIER: The brier is a plant. (2 Kings 19:28) (Job 30:11) (James 3:3) The term bridle was used figuratively in the Scriptures. not functioning. in other words.” (Micah 7:4) BROKEN: Physically and forcibly separated into pieces. Not in working order. Both men and women wore brooches among the ancient Greeks and Romans. iron.

for they gave birth to Obed who was the father of David in the direct lineage of Jesus Christ. 7.” (1 Corinthians 3:9) (Ephesians 2:20-22) (Psalm 118:22) (Matthew 21:42) (Luke 20:17) (Acts 4:11) (1 Peter 2:7) (Revelation 21:2. 19) BROTHER-IN-LAW MARRIAGE: Under the Law a man would marry his deceased brother’s sonless widow in order to produce offspring to carry on the brother’s line. He was responsible for the Temple and other governmental buildings. 6. He is the first man mentioned in the Scriptures as the builder of a city. When the brother in law took her. 22) (Romans 9:3) The term brother is also used in reference to a male having the same parent or parents. (Genesis 6:13. (1 Kings 6:1.121 BROTHER: A term of affection used in relation to fellow believers. The Hebrew word for build is “banah. built several cities. (Genesis 10:9-12) David took the city of Jerusalem from the Jebusites and did considerable building there. Jehovah blessed this arrangement. (2 Samuel 5:9-11) Solomon built many building projects. 15) The entire nation of Israel were considered brothers. Members of the Christian congregation enjoy a common spiritual relationship similar to a family in which they refer to each other as brothers and sisters. 14) Nimrod. including a house for himself. 9:10) On earth Jesus Christ was a carpenter and thus a part of the building trade. with Jesus Christ as the foundation cornerstone. (Numbers 26:59) (John 11:1. BUILDER. (Mark 6:3) The Bible also uses the term “build” in a figurative way. It is a place for God to inhabit by Spirit. the first born would bear the name of the deceased man. (Exodus 2:11) (Deuteronomy 15:12) (Matthew 5:47) (Acts 3:17. since they were offspring of one common father Jacob. (Matthew 12:48-50) (1 Corinthians 7:14. 2. (Ruth 4) BUILD. The Christian congregation is a house or temple built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Cain was the first son of Adam and Eve. (Genesis 38:8) (Deuteronomy 25:5-7) The woman was not to become a strange mans’ wife from outside the family. 9-21) 121 . BUILDING: The verb “build” means to construct or make something by assembling materials. the opposer of Jehovah. For example: Moses and Aaron were brothers of Miriam and Lazarus was brother to Martha and Mary. A well known example of brother-in-law marriage in the Bible is the marriage of Ruth to Boaz as recorded in the book of Ruth.” “Oikodomeo”is the Greek verb for build. 7:1. and they were united in worship of the same God.

Living bulls were considered incarnations of a god in Egypt. These groups were organized by David for service at Jehovah’s sancturary. a primary sign of the zodiac. (Ezekiel 1:10) (Revelation 4:6. 7) The bull represents one of Jehovah God’s basic attributes. his sons and brothers assised in this endevor. occupied a prominent place in pagan religions. He. For example. and bull. power. representations of 12 bulls in groups of three are described in Solomon’s temple. (Exodus 29) (Leviticus 22:27) (Numbers 7) (1 Chronicles 29:21) The bull is symbolic of power and strength in the Bible. The bull Taurus. (1 Chronicles 2:3. 25) BURDEN: A burden is an imposed task. 13. It included part of October and November of the secular calendar. (Isaiah 38:14) BULL: Words used to describe the male of cattle include: calf. 9. The Babylonians used the bull symbol to represent their principal god. 4) The four living creatures in Ezekiel’s vision and the four living creatures in the apostle John’s vision each feature the face of a bull. These birds were similar to the American swallow. (Deuteronomy 11:14) (Joel 2:23) (James 5:7) BULBUL: Bulbul was the name of several types of medium sized thrushlike birds found in Aftica and southern Asia. (1 Chronicles 25:1. He was the brother of Ram in the Messianic lineage. a load. Bulls were offered in sacrifice by the Israelites. 38) (Genesis 7:7:11) The month of Bul came in the autumn during the rainy season. 4. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken!” (Psalms 55:22) David also said: “Thanks be to 122 .122 BUKKIAH: Bukkiah was the son of Herman of the tribe of Levi. He was chosen by lot to be incharge of the sixth of 24 musician groups. It has been honored and even worshiped by many pagan people. 31) BUL: The eighth lunar month of the sacred calendar of the Israelites was the month of Bul. (Psalm 62:11) (Isaiah 40:26) BUNAH: Bunah was the son of Jerahmell in the tribe of Judah. Murduk. (2 Chronicles 4:2. The male of beef cattle has been used by many religions to represent great strength. (1 Kings 6:37. ox. They were found in Palestine. literal or figurative. Believers are encouraged by David to: “Throw your burden upon Jehovah and he will sustain you. bullock.

They chain heavy burdens on your shoulders. Greeks. 2. 21:15) (Job 30:4. 14:16) (Isaiah 14:19. The men of Jabesh-gilead risked their lives to bury Saul and his sons. In Palestine they were vaults or chambers cut in the rock on hillsides. (1 Samuel 31:11-13) (2 Samuel 2:4-6) To be deprived of burial was considered disastous and a repudiation from God himself. 7) Juniper trees are sometimes called bushes. The corpses of Saul and his sons were burned. However. (Joshua 24:33) (2 Kings 23:16) (2 Chronicles 32:33) (Isaiah 22:16) The main entrance was closed off with a large stone that was rolled in front of it. (1 Samuel 31:8-13) (Amos 6:9. Elevated places were preferred. The Hebrew word for bush is found only four times in the Scriptures.” (Psalm 68:19) Paul promised the Christians that he would not become a burden to them. It was some type of thornbush. who daily carries our burdens for us. 4) Cremation was practiced by the Babylonians. all you who labor and are heavily burdened.” (2 Samuel 2”32. (Genesis 21:15) Moses observed the burning bush by which Jehovah’s angel spoke with him. (Genesis 2:5. (Jeremiah 8:1.123 Jehovah. I am meek (mild) and humble in heart. and a few Jews.” (Matthew 23:2. Reference to burnt offering are found nearly 100 times in the scriptures. and learn from me. 16:31) Most burial places were more than just earthen graves. 19:3437) (Judges 8:32. BURIAL PLACES: The interment of the body of a deceased person was of utmost importance to people in Bible times. 4) Jesus invited his followers to take his yoke. 20) (Revelation 11:79) Family burial places were the prefered burial places and thus the reference to the “burial place of his father. Burying another’s body was viewed as an expression of lovingkindnesss. Take my yoke upon you. BUSH: This is a woody.” (Matthew 11:28-30) BURIAL. Romans. God is our salvation. pereniel plant usually having several branches. and I will give you rest. but do not follow their example. The writers of the Christian Greek 123 . 10) BURNT OFFERING: A sacrifice in which animals were burned on the altar. the bones were buried. You will have a restful life. (2 Corinthians 12:14-18) Jesus condemned the scribes and Pharisees when he told them: “Obey everything they teach you. low growing. for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. He said: “Come unto me. Yet they are unwilling to lift even a finger to carry these same burdens. (Matthew 27:60) (Mark 16:3. They say one thing and do something else.

A PLACE DESTINED FOR DOOM: Jeremiah foretold the impending doom on this place in Arabia. (Genesis 22:2023) BUZ. (Joshua 15:40) CABUL: Its modern counterpart is the modern town of Kabul. 23) BUZI: Buzi was the Levitical and priestly father of the prophet Ezekiel. (2 Kings 6:25) (Ezekiel 45:11) The cab measure was equal to 1. (Job 20:17) It was sometimes refered to as curdled milk. (Jeremiah 25:17. 27) 124 . (Judges 5:25) (Proverbs 30:33) (Psalms 55:21) The ancients put milk in a skin bottle and kneaded it. (Ezekiel 1:3) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY C CAB: According to rabbinic sources a cab was one eighteenth of an ephah as well as one eighteenth of a bath measure.2 dry pints.124 Scriptures spoke about brambles or thorn bushes.22 liters or 2. Abraham included butter with the meal he served to angelic visitors recorded at Genesis 18:8. SON OF NAHOR: Buz was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor by his wife Milcah. He was Rebekah’s uncle. (Joshua 19:24. rocking it upon the knees and swinging it back and forth. butter was in a semifluid state in ancient times. 35) BUTTER: Butter is mainly fat produced by churning milk or cream. It was considered a delicacy enjoyed since the time of Abraham. (2 Samuel 17:29) Instead of being solid. CABBON: Cabbon was one of the cities of Judah located in the Shephelah. like it is today. (Exodus 3:25) (Deuteronomy 33:16) (Mark 12:26) (Luke 20:37) (Acts 7:30. This town was assigned to the tribe of Asher as part of its inheritance. David’s friends brought him butter and other gifts. BUZ.

They often called them cake. “keluv’” and some times is rendered basket. (Luke 3:2) He and Pilate were said to be good friends. Israel’s priesthood used ring-shaped cakes. (Acts 5:17) Caiaphas was involved in the conspiracy to do away with Jesus. (2 Samuel 13:8) Abraham asked Sarah to make round cakes to feed the materialized angels that visited him. 18:2. 23:33) CAESAREA PHILIPPI: This city was located at the base of Mount Hermon.125 CAESAR: The title of the Roman Emperors taken from a famous Roman family name. Nero at Acts 25:8. 21:8. Caiaphas was a Sadducee. 17:7. 23) Tamar prepared heart shaped cakes. (Matthew 16:13) (Mark 8:27) CAGE: Birds and other animals are often confined to cages. (John 11:49-53. (Jeremiah 5:27) The word comes from the Hebrew word. (Luke 3:37) He was called Kenan at Genesis 5:9 and 1 Chronicles 1:2. CAIAPHAS: Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest during Jesus days on earth. (Luke 3:36) CAKE: The ancient Hebrews and Oriental peoples baked bread in the shape of flat disks. 20:22. (Acts 10:1. 18:12-14) (Acts 4:5-7) CAIN: Cain was the first son of Adam and Eve. Caesars mentioned in the Holy Scriptures include: Augustus at Luke 2:1. 27:24 and Tiberius found at Luke 3:1. CAESAREA: This city was located on the Mediterranean Sea. He was an ancestor of Jesus Christ’s earthly mother Mary. He killed his brother Abel and thus continued the lineage of sin and rebellion against Jehovah God. John 19:12. Claudius at Acts 11:28. (Genesis 18:6) 125 . (Exodus 29:2. CAINAN. SON OF ARPACHSHAD: This Cainan was listed in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus Christ. Two places in Palestine were given this name. (Genesis 4:1-24) (1 John 3:12) CAINAN. He also engaged in persecution of other Christians. Caesarea of Philippi was siturated at the foot of Lebanon near the sources of the Jordan and Gaulantis Rivers. SON OF ENOS: Cainan was the son of Enos (Enosh).

weeks and days. CALAMITY: Hebrew: eyd (ade).000 people. CALCOL: Calcol is described as someone with great wisdom. SON OF HEZRON: Caleb son of Hezron was the brother of Jerahmeel and great-grandson of Judah and Tamar. (Exodus 30:23) CALEB. and Jehovah came to my support. 18) He was also called Chelubai at 1 Chronicles 2:9. (1 Chronicles 2:3-5.C. Joshua and a few Levites were the only ones of that adult generation to enter the Promised Land in 1473 B. He was considered a Calebite. they confronted me. God provided the basis for measuring 126 . “On the day of my calamity. (1 Kings 4:31) (1 Chronicles 2:4. (Genesis 41:5) (Exodus 25:31-32) Calamus is a sweet smelling reed-like plant. (Numbers 13:6. however his wisdom was exceeded by the renowned wisdom of King Solomon.E. 6) CALEBITE: Foolish Nabal is identified as a descendant of Caleb at 1 Samuel 25:3. (Genesis 10: 9-12) Nimrod founded it. 20) (Exodus 35:30) CALEB. 14:6-9) Caleb. the skilled craftsman who supervised the building of the tabernacle.126 CALAH: Calah was a suburb of the city of Nineveh. stalk or reed.” (Psalm 18:18) CALAMUS. CALCEDONY: Spoken of at Revelation 21:19. 15) At age 40 Caleb was one of the 12 spies who were sent out by Moses to spy on the land of Canaan. great loss and misfortune. Bezalel. CANE: The Hebrew word “qaneh’” translates to the English word cane. was one of his descendants. months. CALENDAR: A calendar is a system of dividing time into years. it had a population in excess of 69. He was the uncle of Othniel.C. 30.E. Chalcedony is a milky or gray semiprecious stone used to describe the symbolic wall around the New Jerusalem. (Joshua 14:6-11) CALEB-EPHRATHAH: Caleb-Ephrathah is the name at 1 Chronicles 2:24 in the Masoretic text as the place of the death of Hezron of the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 2:19. (Numbers 32:12) (Joshua 15:17) (1 Chronicles 4:13. SON OF JEPHUNNEH: Caleb was the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite of the tribe of Judah. In the ninth century B. It is not found anywhere else.

(Isaiah 66:20) The camel has long served man in desert regions. Tishri. solar year. (Leviticus 9:2. (Isaiah 60:6). 8:3-4) (Isaiah 66:23) A year of 12 lunar months comes in about 11 days short of a solar year of 365 ¼ days. and Adar. (Genesis 18:7. special appointment (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course. Greek: kaleo. Therefore a number of days were added each year or during certain years to compensate for the short months. but sinners. be careful. (Genesis 10:10) CALNEH.10. along with the cities of Hamath and Gath. (Genesis 7:11. The 127 . and the lunar month are natural divisions of time. Tebeth. Invite. 3) The fattened calf was also slaughtered and prepared as food for the table. Sivan. At the time of the flood there were 30-day months beginning on the new moon. and the Greek “ka’melos” is from Hebrew origin and means camel. 8) (1 Samuel 28:24) (Luke 15:23) Calf worship was the first form of idolatry mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. This is because it is capable of going longer with less water. proclaim. “bikhrah’” means young she-camel (Jeremiah 2:23). Seven-day weeks are mentioned at this time too. 20) (Exodus 32:1-8. 9-11) CAMEL: Hebrew: “gamal bekher” means young male camel. Heshvan. Chislev. Ab. 18. This part of a warning to the people of Isrial and Judah found at Amos 6:2. IN AMOS’ PROPHECY: This Calneh was mentioned by the prophet Amos. without losing self-possession. Tammuz. “Say to him. It was somewhere in southern Mesopotamia.” (Mark 2:17) (ASV) CALM: Not agitated. (Genesis 7:4. 24. CITY IN MESOPOTAMIA: Calneh was a city founded by Nimrod in the land of Shinar. preach. mention. name. 8:10-12) The Hebrew Calendar is as follows: Nisan. Elul. CALF: A calf is a young bull. keep calm and do not be afraid…” (Isaiah 7:4) CALNEH. Calves were offered in sacrifice. “…I came not to call the righteous. (Psalm 106:19. (Isaiah 10:5. Iyyar. 19) (Nehemiah 9:18) CALL: Hebrew: qara (kaw-raw’).127 time. (Genesis 1:14-15) The solar day. Shebat. CALNO: The Assyrians boasted that they would conquer the city of Calno.

This land was called the land of Canaan. became a Christian. They lived in Palestine west of the Jordan River. 13) (1 Kings 16:3032) CANANAEAN: Aramaic: “Cananaean” means ‘zealot’ and ‘enthusiast. located along the Euphrates River in northern Mesopotamia. (Exodus 14:2) These words are used in reference to nomadic people. (Genesis 9:18. (John 2:1-12) Cana was the hometown of Nathanael. They settled along the eastern Mediterranean between Egypt and Syria. There he performed his first miraculous sign by changing water into wine. 33:18) The Israelites used temporary and mobile tenting arrangements on the trek through the wilderness. encamp and pitch camp. 128 . When Jesus was in the city of Cana he attended a marriage feast.’ Greek: “ze-lot-es. (Ezekiel 27:23) It was associated with Haran and Eden. 35:10) Baal was the most prominent of the false gods worshiped by the Canaanites. Philip.”’ The apostle Simon was considered a Cananaean or zealot. CANNEH: Canneh was mentioned as a place being among the traders of ancient Tyre. (Leviticus 11:4) (Deuteronomy 14:7) CAMP: Hebrew: “machaneh’” comes from the root verb “cha-nah’”. (Genesis 10:15-19) (1 Chronicles 16:18) The name Canaan also applies to the race descended from Ham’s son and to the land of their residence. (Numbers 2:17) CANA: Hebrew: “ga-neh’” means place of reeds.128 Bactrian camel has two humps on its back and is stronger than the Arabian camel. It means camp. (Acts 8:27) The name Candace is considered to be a title like Pharaoh and Caesar. (Judges 2:12. (Numbers 33:51. 10:6) (1 Chronicles 1:8) He was the progenitor of eleven tribes. (John 21:2) It has been called Cana of Galilee to distinguish it from Kanah in Asher. The Arabian camel has only one hump and is most likely the one most often referred to in the Bible. (Genesis 32:21. (Joshua 19:28) CANAAN: Canaan was the fourth son of Ham and grandson of Noah. The camel was an unclean animal and was not used by the Israelites for food. (Matthew 10:4) (Mark 3:18) (Luke 6:15) (Acts 1:13) CANDACE: Candace was a queen of Ethiopia whose treasurer.

(Luke 22:4.E. (John 4:46-53) Jesus preached in the synagogue of Capernaum. finally breaks down. doctrine. Acts and 12 of the apostle Paul’s letters. Many modern translations consider the reference to the caper berry at Ecclesiastes 12:5 as a metaphor describing the conditions of old age in which the berry. (Matthew 11:20-24) (Luke 10:13-15) CAPPADOCIA: During the first century Cappadocia was a large inland region in the eastern part of Asia Minor. representing the human body. (Mark 1:29-34) (Luke 4:38-41) Most of the powerful works Jesus performed were performed at Capernaum. However. the list of books included in the Christian Greek Scriptures had already been settled by then. The Roman Catholic Church claims that they decided which books would be included in the Bible canon. Some translations use the term “desire fails” in place of naming the caper berry. Jesus called Matthew to be a disciple at the tax office in Capernaum. The Apostle Paul applied it to the measure or rule of conduct. 52) There were 24 129 . By the end of the second century. A catalog of books was formulated at the Council of Carthage in 397 C. The New Simplified Bible uses both to make sure there is a clear understanding. CAPER BERRY: The caper berry is fruit that comes from the caper plant. there was ecumenical acceptance of the four Gospels. (Matthew 8:5) A man who was wealthy enough to have slaves lived there. Capernaum was the home of the fishermen Peter and Andrew. (Acts 2:9) CAPTAIN OF THE TEMPLE: The officer known as Captain of the Temple was second in dignity to the high priest. (Galatians 6:16) A canon is a catalog of books worthy of being used as a measuring stick of faith.E. It was on a plateau of 3. Jews from Cappadocia were present at Jerusalem on Pentecost of 33 C.129 CANON OF THE BIBLE: Hebrew: “qaneh’” which is a reed used for measuring. who were organized under lesser captains to guard the temple in Jerusalem and maintain order. (Acts 4:1) He were responsible for the officiating priesthood as well as the Levites. and conduct. It is located on the northwest shores of the Sea of Galilee. (Matthew 9:9) A military post and a centurion resided there. CAPERNAUM: Hebrew: “Capernaum” means ‘Village of Nahum’ or ‘Village of Comforting.’ Capernaum was a city of major importance in Jesus’ earthly ministry.000 feet elevation.

(2 Kings 11:4. Because of its strategic location for both commercial and military activities. 29:10-14. Each division likely had a captain over it and several captains of smaller groups. 17. (Isaiah 10:9-11) CARE: concern or interest. 18) (Daniel 11:33) (Nahum 3:10) (Revelation 13:10) In general the term “the captivity” refers to the exile of the Jews from the Promised Land in the eighth and seventh centuries B. (Jer 3:6-10) Jeremiah and Daniel gave the correct desolation of Jerusalem and Judah as 70 years. (Numbers 21:29) (Isaiah 46:2) (Ezekiel 30:17. CARKAS: Carkas was one of King Ahasuerus’ seven court officials by whom he sent the unheeded demand for Vashti’s presence. (Deuteronomy 28:15.C. aggressor kingdoms from early times sought control of Carchemish. CARIAN. 30:3.’ (Isaiah 16:10. exile. or confinement. 13-16. (Esther 1:10-12) CARMEL: Carmel is the name of a mountain range and of a city. 32:15) (Jeremiah 2:7) The Carmel Mountain range is a wedge shaped range 130 . (Jeremiah 15:2. (2 Chronicles 21:16. 62-68) (2 Kings 17:7-18. (Numbers 21:1) When enemy nations attacked the Israelites. The captains conspired with the chief priests in hiring Judas to betray Jesus and were involved in the arrest of Jesus. CHERETHITE ROYAL BODYGUARD: The Carian or Cherethite Bodyguards were a body of troops that aided Jehoiada in the overthrow of Athaliah and the installation of Jehoash as king of Judah.130 divisions of the Levites. 2) CARCHEMISH: Carchemish was a major trade center on the west bank of the upper Euphrates River. CAPTIVITY: A captive is someone in bondage. 29:9) Biblical History is filled with records of captivity. 4. Jehovah sometimes allowed his people to be carried off. 28:5. (Jeremiah 25:11. 52) CAPTIVE. 20:6) (Ezekiel 12:10. 19) The Cherethites functioned as special royal bodyguard for the king. 12. 18) (Daniel 9:1. 17.E. captive because they had been unfaithful to him. 11) The root cause leading to the captivity and exile was the abandonment of true worship of Jehovah in favor of the worship of false gods. The Hebrew word “kar-mel’” means ‘orchard. Jeremiah and Ezekiel warned the Jews of this exile. 21:10-15) Both the northern ten-tribe kingdom of Israel and the southern twotribe kingdom of Judah fell to this sin. (Luke 22:3.

FATHER OF ACHAN: Carmi was a descendant of Judah and Tamar through Zerah and Zabdi. 18) CARMITES: The Carmites were a family descended from Carmi. As part of Jacob’s family. (1 Chronicles 2:4-7. (Genesis 46:9) (Exodus 6:14) (Numbers 26:6) (1 Chronicles 5:3) CARMI. 48. He was the brother of Hanoch.790 feet at its highest point.’ (2 Kings 12:11) (2 Chronicles 24:12) (Exodus 28:11) (1 Chronicles 14:1) A carpenter is an artisan. CARPUS: Paul left his cloak at the house of Carpus in Troas. (Luke 15:16) CARPENTER: Hebrew: “charrash’” and Greek: “tekton” mean ‘craftsman and builder. Carmi and his household traveled to Egypt with Jacob. It is a descriptive word for the bean pods the Prodigal Son was willing to eat. Israel was prohibited from making carved images for the purpose of worshiping them. 4:1) (Joshua 7:1. This was first stated in 131 . metal. He was the father of Achan. (Numbers 26:5. CARMI. (Esther 1:14) CARVING: Carving is the art of sculpturing wood. SON OF REUBEN: Carmi was the son of Reuben. (2 Timothy 4:13) CARSHENA: Carshena was the first of seven princes of Media and Persia consulted by Ahasuerus on the matter of Vashti’s disobedience. stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Plain of Dothan near the hills of Samaria. The Hebrew word “pe’sel” occurs with reference to carved or engraved images. (Matthew 13:55) He was also call the carpenter. stone. Jesus was called the carpenter’s son. 55. They have a curved horn shape to them.131 of mountains located in central Israel. (Mark 6:3) Jesus learned carpentry from his adoptive father Joseph. Historically. 6) CAROB BEAN PODS: Greek: “keration” means small horn. and clay. craftsman. They were normally fed to the pigs but he was very hungry. and Hezron and the forefather of the Carmites. (1 Kings 18:19-39) The city of Carmel is mentioned at Joshua 15:1. Pallu. a son of Reuben. It is thirty miles long. Mount Carmel is reported primary in the activities of the prophets Elijah and Elisha. It is 1. and a worker in wood.

14) (1 Chronicles 1:8. CASTLE. And yet there is a fine line between decorative use and condemned idols and images for worship! Perhaps carving images is better left undone. 32. Carving work done for the tabernacle and the great temple of Solomon was not to be worshiped. The Great Tribulation and the War of Armegden could be described as cataclysmic event. 37. (Daniel 8:2) 132 . The Bible shows that some of the Philistines were descendants from Casluhim. 13. (Genesis 10:6. PALACE. Most church organizations that use carved images in worship claim they are for decorative and symbolic meaning only. It peals off when it is cut and then it dries into rolled up tubes. (Nehemiah 1:1) Included in one of Daniel’s visions was the Castle of Shushan. 22:24) Nehemiah built a castle to the northwest of the rebuilt temple. (Exodus 30:23-25) (Ezekiel 27:19) (Psalm 45:8) CATACLYSM. The flowers become aromatic incense when dried. (Acts 21:31. The cassia bark is coarse and more pungent than the cinnamon bark. He was descended from Mizraim.132 the Ten Commandments at Exodus 20:4. These words are not found in the Holy Scriptures.E. A cataclysm can be a sudden violent change in the earth's surface and/or An event resulting in great loss and misfortune. CASIPHIA: Casiphia was a place in Babylonia near the gathering point of the exiles who were returning with Ezra to Jerusalem in 468 B. It grows to a height of 40 feet and has very stiff leaves. tragedy. disaster. 12) CASSIA (BARK) TREE: Cassia bark comes from the cassia bark tree (Cinnamomum cassia) that grows in eastern Asia. (Ezra 8:17-20) CASLUHIM: Casluhim was the son of Ham. It was intended for decorative purpose and to convey symbolic meaning. The buds are used as cloves for preparation in food dishes. FORTIFIED PLACE: The Hebrew word “birah’” means ‘castle.’ (1 Chronicles 29:1) (2 Chronicles 17:12) (Esther 1:2) The apostle Paul was interrogated by the Roman military commander at the Tower or Fortress of Antonia. CATACLYSMIC: Calamity. 11. palace or fortified place. Cassia is one of the ingredients in fine perfumes. catastrophy. It is of the same family as the cinnamon tree.C.

sometimes big enough for humans to penetrate. Today only a few groves remain because of indiscriminate use. (Acts 18:18) 133 . 50:13) Jesus’ friend Lazarus was buried in a memorial tomb made with a cave. the ravages of war and a lack of conservation and replenishment. SS 5:15) These stately trees were used figuratively to represent stateliness. Lot and his two daughters lived in a cave after they left Zoar because of fear. The word cave is translated from the Hebrew word “me’arah’” (Genesis 19:23) It also comes from the Greek word “spelaion. (1 Samuel 13:6.E.E. strong roots. (Isa 14:5-8. (1 Samuel 14:11) (Job 30:6) (2 Kings 12:9) The Hebrew word “mechillah’”is another word for hole. loftiness and strength. seven mile wide. The Hebrew “chor” or “chohr” speaks of a hole.” (John 11:38) This could be a root of the English word ‘spelunk. Mount Carmel and the Jerusalem areas. When the ship rounded Cape Matala they were caught and driven by a violent wind. (Genesis 19:30) When the Israelites fled from the Philistines they hid in caves. The mountains of Lebanon once were covered with these splendid trees. The island broke the force of the wind allowing the crew to lower the sail and secure the ship. 14:11) The dead were often buried in caves. It can grow to a height of 120 feet tall with a circumference of 40 feet. isthmus east of Corinth. (Genesis 23:7-20. They came to the island called Cauda. 10. (1 Kings 6:9. Paul had his hair clipped at Cenchreae when he made a vow and sailed from Cenchreae to Ephesus in 52 C. 2) CENCHREAE: Cenchreae was on the Saronic Gulf side of a narrow.133 CAUDA: The apostle Paul and Luke were on a voyage to Rome in about 58 C.’ which means to explore natural caves. 25:9. (Ezekiel 31:2-14) (Amos 2:9) (Zechariah 11:1. Solomon used many cedar trees in the construction of the Temple. 20) King Solomon made cedar trees as plentiful as fig trees in the foothills. (Isaiah 2:19) Caves are plentiful in the limestone of Palestine. with deep. (Acts 27:13-17) CAVE: A cave is an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from a lake or sea. (Isaiah 2:19-21) (Ezekiel 33:27) (Revelation 6:15-17) CEDAR: The cedar tree of Lebanon is a majestic tree of massive proportions. (John 11:38) The figurative use of the word cave is evident in Isaiah and Revelation where it tells that some will try to escape God’s judgment by hiding in caves. 49:29-32.

The people occupying this rich delta area of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers were Chaldeans. 19 where it speaks about the third foundation of the New Jerusalem’s wall. the Thresher. 48:14. (1 Chronicles 21:1-2) At the time of Jesus birth Augustus Caesar ordered a census. 35:5) (Isaiah 17:13. 31. Most Biblical references to chaff are figurative. (Job 21:18) (Psalm 1:4. That city was once a source of the mineral.134 CENSUS: The count of the number of people who live in an area is a census. (Matthew 27:54) CEPHAS: SEE PETER CHAFF: Chaff is the thin protective covering or husk on the kernels of cereal grains such as barley and wheat. It was named after a Greek city called Chalcedon. The Bible reference to Chalcedony is at Revelation 21:2. 23:13. 11) This territory of Babylonia was known as the land of the Chaldeans. (Genesis 11:28. CHALDEA. 134 . 29:5. (Isaiah 13:19. 5:7. 41:15) (Hosea 13:3) God’s Kingdom will crush its enemies into small particles and they will be blown away like the chaff. 4:7. (Daniel 2:2. He disposes of wicked persons and opposing nations. 47:1. The light chaffy part is carried away like dust in the wind. In early times Ur was the most important city in the region. The chaff is useless after harvesting and must be disposed of by winnowing. 26:2) David ordered a census. The Israelites took a census. 5. CHALDEAN: The land consisting of the southern Babylonian plain was Chaldea. 5. (Daniel 2:35) Jesus Christ. (Luke 2:1-3) CENTURION: A Roman army officer who commanded a hundred soldiers was called a centurion. It refers to the red chalk used by wood craftsmen for marking purposes. 10. will gather in the wheat and burn up with fire the chaff. God winnows away the apostates from among his people. Ur was the hometown of Abraham. Jesus healed a centurion’s servant as recorded at Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7: 1-10. 15:7) (Nehemiah 9:7) (Acts 7:2-4) The Chaldeans were noted for their knowledge of mathematics and astronomy. 20) CHALK: The only occurrence of the Hebrew word “seredh” in the Bible is at Isaiah 44:13. (Matthew 3:7-12) (Luke 3:17) CHALCEDONY: Chalcedony was a stone commonly used for engraved gems in ancient times. A centurion was stationed at the tomb where Jesus was buried. (Numbers 1:2.

3:15) The 135 . (Isaiah 27:9) (Daniel 5:5) CHAMELEON: Hebrew: “tinshemeth” is a reptile listed among the swarming creatures that were unclean under the Mosaic Law. 9:25) Even though Solomon was not warlike he had chariot cities. 12) Snake charming was a form of spiritism of the ancient cult of serpent worshipers. 6) CHARM: SEE: AMULET CHARMS AND SPELLS: Such spiritistic practices as casting spells on people were among the detestable things that God forbad his people to indulge in. They were open vehicles that were drawn by one or two animals. (Deuteronomy 18:9-11) The ancient Babylonians. 7:33) (Exodus 14:7) (Acts 8:28) CHARIOT CITIES: Cities where chariots of war were stationed were called chariot cities. It is called chalkstone or plaster. 30) The chameleon is a slow-moving. CHAMOIS. (Ecclesiastes 10:11) CHEBAR RIVER: The Chebar River was located in the land of the Chaldeans where the Jews were exiled. and others put their trust in charms and the casting of spells. The larger chariots carried several men including the driver. Temperature. Spiritistic forces appear to be involved in snake charming. 10:26) (2 Chronicles 8:5. Some were large and heavy and were drawn by multiple spans of horses. Psalm 58:4. They provided fast transport in combat and gave soldiers a mobile firing platform. Egyptians. ANTELOPE: The Hebrew word “zemer” probably means antelope or gazelle. light intensity. (1 Kings 9:17-19. and emotional state cause it to change colors and it often blends into the nearby background. Some translations render it mountain goat or mountain sheep. (Isaiah 19:3. By playing music with a flute or pipe the charmer appears to enchante the snake. (Leviticus 11:29. 5 implies that snakes are able to hear the voice of charmers as well as music. tree dwelling lizard. (2 Chronicles 1:14. (Deuteronomy 14:5) CHARIOT. 47:9. (1 Kings 4:26.135 CHALKSTONE: Very soft stone that is easily powdered and with high calcium carbonate content is found throughout Palestine. CART: The chariots or carts had two wheels. (Ezekiel 1:1-3. There is uncertainty as to the animal meant by this word.

Abraham led a small armed force of 318 men to Dan where they surprised the neemy’s far superior forces and chased them to Hobah. 30. In the 14 th year of Chedorlaomer’s control of the area the people rebelled. 20. FATHER OF MEHIR: Chelub was a descendant of Judah. Among Chedorlaomer’s captives was Abraham’s nephew Lot. 22. Job asked God if he had poured him out like milk and curdled him like cheese. 39) He was teaching that a person does not need to retaliate or take vengeance. The Bible speaks of striking the cheek as a matter of reproach or insult. He had extended his power westward to the borders of Egypt. (Job 10:10) David’s provisions of food recorded at 2 Samuel 17:29 included curds of cheese. (Ezekiel 10:15. CHEESE: Cheese is a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk. 17. 43:3) CHEDORLAOMER: Chedorlaomer was a king of Elam before Abraham entered into the Promised Land. north of Damascus. He was the brother of Shuhah and father of Mehir. (1 136 . The actual location of the Chebar River is unknown. who lived nearby. (Genesis 14:1-17) CHEEK: The cheek is located on either side of the face below the eyes. The principle was to avoid fighting and show love. Ezra instructed him to put away his foreign wife. CHELAL: Chelal was an exile of the sons of Pahath-moab. Every verse of verses 57-64 begins with this letter. (Ezra 10:16.136 Hebrew word “nahar’’ means river. 44) CHELUB. The River Chebar is mentioned at Ezekiel 1:1-3:21. (1 Kings 22:24) (2 Chronicles 18:23) (Job 16:10) Jesus told his disciples that those who slap you on your right cheek. turn to him the other cheek. Perhaps it was actually the Grand Canal known then as Naru Kabaru. Lot was rescued at that time. The corresponding Babylonian word describes both river and canal. Chedorlaomer and his allies put down the insurrection. A later vision recalls the Chebar River. The apostles Paul and Peter spoke in harmony with this teaching at Romans 12:17-21 and 1 Peter 3:9. (Matthew 5:38. When figuratively describing his formation in the womb. It is found in the eighth ectionof Psalm 119. CHEHTH: Chehth is the eighth letter in the Hebrew alphabet.

They were involved in the service as judges and officers when David numbered the Levites. 23) CHENAANAH. (1 Chronicles 7:6. (Numbers 4:4. His Moabite wives built a high place to Chemosh on the mountain near Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 9:3. 10) CHENANI: Chenani was one of the people who took his place on the steps of the Levites and cried in a loud voice to Jehovah their God just before making an agreement in good faith. 38) CHENANIAH. 8. He was contemporaneous with Kings Ahab and Jehoshaphat. FATHER OF ZEDEKIAH: Chenaanah was the father of the false prophet Zedekiah.137 Chronicles 4:1. (1 Chronicles 26:29. 12) They carried the utensils of the sanctuary in Moses’ day. 33) CHENAANAH. (1 Kings 11:1. 4. the rulers and the priests put their names on the agreement. 5. 11) He is called Calub in the Greek Septuagint and Latin Vulgate. THE KOHATHITE: This man was a Kohathite of the family of Izhar. CHELUB. He was an expert in the proper handeling of the sacred Ark. (1 Kings 22:11. (1 Chronicles 27:26) CHELUHI: He was a descendant of Bani who dismised his foreign wife because of Ezra’s instruction. FATHER OF EZRI: This Chelub served under King David as overseer of the fieldworkers. (Ezra 10:34. (1 Chronicles 15:22. The Levites. Some scholars think this deity is the same as the Baal of Peor because of the association with the Moabites. (Numbers 25:1-3) The false worship of Chemosh was introduced into Israel during Solomon’s reign. 7. The Moabites were spoken of as the people of Chemosh at Numbers 21:29 and Jeremiah 48:46. 23:1-4. 25-27) CHENANIAH. THE LEVITE IN CHARGE OF CARRYING THE ARK: Chenaniah was the leader of the Levites who carried the Ark during King David’s reign. 44) CHEMOSH: Chemosh was the primary deity of the Moabites. 24) (2 Chronicles 18:10. 15) 137 . 35. DESCENDANT OF BENJAMIN: This Chenaanah was a descendant of Benjamin through Jediael and Bilhan.

9:3. (Ezekiel 1:5-28. (Genesis 3:24) Figures representing cherubs were included in the furnishings of the tabernacle. (Exodus 25:18-22) (1 Kings 6:23-28) Ezekiel relates a number of visions in which a large number of cherubs are seen. Chephirah was in Benjamin’s inheritance. 11:22. They are mentioned in the Bible 91 times. 20:23) (1 Chronicles 18:17) (1 Samuel 30:14. 35. 36:8. (Exodus 25:10-21. (Joshua 9:3-27) It served as a guard against the approach of enemy forces to Gibeon from the west. (1 Kings 17:1-7) CHERUB: A cherub is an angel of high rank. 37:7-9) Ezekiel related visions in which symbolic cherubs were seen in close relationship with Jehovah God.138 CHERUBIM. (Joshua 18:26) It was resettled after the exile. The Cherubs guarded the garden of Eden. CHERUBS: The Cherubim and Cherubs are heavenly angelic creatures with wings and faces of men and angels. (Genesis 36:26) (1 Chronicles 1:41) CHERETHITES: The Cherethites were people who connected with the Philistines. Some believe that they were a pricipal Philistien tribe. (2 Samuel 8:18. 24) It is believed to be a ruined site about 3 miles northeast of Bethel. 28:11-19) 138 . 16) CHERITH VALLEY: The Cherith Valley is east of the Jordan River where Elijah concealed himself and was fed by ravens after announcing a coming drought to Israel’s King Ahab. 26:1. This occurred after Adam and Eve were driven out of Eden. (Ezra 2:1. (Joshua 18:21. Cherubs are mentioned 91 times in the Holy Scriptures. Cherubs were posted at the east entrance to the Garden of Eden to guard the way to the tree of life. (Ezekiel 25:16) (Zephaniah 2:5) Most scholars conclude that the Cherethites and Philistines were the same people. 25) (Nehemiah 7:29) CHERAN: Cheran was a son of the Horite Sheik Dishon. 10:122. CHEPHIRAH: Chephirah was a Hivite city located in a strategic position. (Genesis 3:24) They are featured on the Ark of the Covenant. (Ezekiel 10:1-20) CHEPHAR-AMMONI: Chephar-ammoni was a city belonging to the tribe of Benjamin.

“I will greatly increase your pains in childbirth. (1 Chronicles 13:6-14) CHIEFTAIN: See RULERS CHILDREN: The trusting and humble nature of young children is a most desired trait for Christians of all ages.” (Genesis 1:28. 18) CHIDON: The Chidon threshing floor was where Uzzah was struck down by Jehovah when he attempted to move the Ark of the Testimony in an improper way from Kiriath-jearim to the City of David. Mark 10:14. (Genesis 22:20-22) CHESIL: Chesil was a town listed as a place within the boundary of Judah. It indicates a lack of maturity and a greedy desire to possess all of the luxuries that life can afford.” He said this at Matthew 19:14. 9:7) As a result of sin and disobedience. demanding and hateful. Why did he say this? He said this because: “of such is the kingdom of heaven (God). (Joshua 15:10) CHESED: Chesed was the brother of Abraham. But we are not talking about the trusting nature. It served to mark part of the north boundary of Judah. with pain you will give birth to 139 . 30) CHESULLOTH: Chesulloth was a boundary city of Issachar on the Plain of Jezreel to the west of Mount Tabor. Jehovah told Eve. (Joshua 15:21. The other extreem is the selfish nature of most worldly children. greedy. and Luke 18:16.” This is found at Matthew 18:3-4.” He also said we must “become like children. In fact Christians are referred to as “Children of God”. He gave a mandate to the first couple. CHILDISH: The trusting and humble nature of young children is a most desired trait for Christians of all ages.139 CHESALON: Chesalon was a city mentioned with Mount Jearim. A childish person is selfish. Adam and Eve. He was one of eight sons Milcah bore to Nahor. (Isaiah 3:4) CHILDBIRTH: Our Creator has given the privilege of childbirth to women. (John 1:12) (Romans 8:14) (1 Peter 1:14) (1 John 3:1-10) Jesus proclaimed: “Let the little children come to me. (Joshua 19:12. to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. The Bible has much to say about the training of children such as instruction found in Paul’s inspired letter to the Ephesians Chapter 6.

It overlooked the Sea of Galilee. (Ruth 1:1-5. 23. carpets. Following the Israelite conquest it was named as the west boundary of the tribe of Gad. if they continue in faith. (Joshua19:32. (2 Samuel 3:2.140 children. EARLY NAME FOR THE SEA OF GALILEE: The use of the Chinnereth for the Sea of Galilee was a Hebrew practice. The family moved from Bethlehem. 24) CHIMHAM: It is believed that Chimham was a son of Barzillai. dyed materials. 37-40) Chimham must have remained in the royal court for a long time since David’s final instructions to Soloman refer to the place of Chimham near Bethlehem.” (1 Timothy 2:15) CHILEAB: Chileab was David’s second son born in Hebron. 3) Chileab is called Daniel at 1 Chronicles 3:1. 13:24-27) CHINNERETH: DISTRICT OF ISRAEL: This district or region of Israel was attacked by Syrian King Ben-hadad I at the request of King Asa of Judah. “will be saved through childbearing. CITY OF NAPHTALI: Chinnereth was a fortified city on a hill two miles southwest of Capernaum. Some of the items traded included: fine clothing. in Judah. love. (1 Kings 15:20) (2 Chronicles 16:4) 140 . (Numbers 34:11) (Deuteronomy 3:16. 4:9. He was the brother of Mahlon and the husband of Ruth. (2 Samuel 19:33. 10) CHILMAD: This place was listed as a trading partner with Tyre. 17) (Joshua 11:2. the former wife of Nabal. (Ezekiel 27:2. Your desire will be for your husband. The lake formed part of the west boundary of the Amorite kingdom of Og. and sanctification with sobriety. and ropes. 35) CHINNERETH.” (Genesis 3:16) The apostle Paul stated that women in the Christian congregation. to Moab to escape a famine. (1 Kings 2:7) (Jeremiah 41:17) CHINNERETH. His mother was Abigail. CHILION: Chilion was the son of Naomi and Elimelech. and he will rule over you. When the aged Barzillai declined the invitation to become part of King David’s court he recommended that Chimham go in his place. Both he and his brother died childless in Moab.

(1 141 . the anointed one. yet they did not act on his message. He said the powerful works that were performed at the city of Chorazin would have been enough to cause the pagans of Tyre and Sidon to repent. (Numbers 34:17. It was a winter month with cold and rain. It occurred during November and December. Chios was a free city-state of the Roman province of Asia. It is separated from the west coast of Asia Minor by a strait that is about 5 miles wide. CHRISTIAN: The term Christian is found only three times in the Greek Scriptures.5 miles southwest of Lachish. (Joshua 19:12. His son Elidad helped with the division of the Promised Land. (1 Corinthians 1:11) CHISLEV: Chislev was the name of the ninth Jewish lunar month. 18) CHITLISH: This city located in the Shephelah belonged to the tribe of Judah. at the end of his third missionary journey. CHLOE: Chloe was a Christian residing at Corinth or at Ephesus where the apostle Paul wrote the first letter to the Corinthians. at the foot of Mount Tabor. Paul received reports through her household about dissensions in the Corinthian congretgation. in Acts chapter 20. 21) CHISLOTH-TABOR: This city marked Zebulun’s bounday. (Nehemiah 1:1) (Jeremiah 36:9) (Zechariah 7:1) CHORAZIN: Jesus Christ pronounced coming trouble for the Jewish inhabitants of Chorazin. 26:28. Its location was 4.141 CHIOS: Chios is one of the larger islands in the Aegean Sea. CHRISTIAN CLEANNESS: It is the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that cleanses Christians from all sin and unrighteousness. The island is 30 miles long and 18 miles wide at it’s widest. and 1 Peter 4:16. Today the Greeks call it Khios. Jesus’. (Matthew 11:21-23) (Luke 10:10-16) CHRIST: The Greek word: “Christos’” means ‘Messiah. It was also called Chesulloth and was located 2 miles southeast of Nazarth. Chios is recorded in the account of Paul’s return trip to Jerusalem. at Acts 11:26. It designates one as a follower of Christ. CHISLON: Chislon was a Benjamite of Mose’ day.

C. (Matthew 16:18) Jesus is the head over the Congregation. (Mark 7:15) (1 Timothy 1:5.’ The Congregation was established by Jesus Christ. The Simplified Bible Dictionary uses the terms Before Common Era (B.’ ‘congregation. 3:9) (2 Timothy 1:3) They eagerly follow the counsel at Isaiah 52:11 and Revelation 18:1-4 to “touch nothing unclean. (2 Corinthians 7:1) They work diligently at maintaining a clean heart and a clean conscience before their God. having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word. 5:23) (Colossians 1:18) The apostle Paul gave detailed instructions about the activities of the Christian congregation at Acts 12:5 and 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. CONGREGATION: Greek: “ekklesia” means a ‘calling out.C. Chronology experts estimate that Jesus Christ was born in October 2 B. CHRYSOLITE: This is a transparent or translucent semiprecious stone.’ ‘assembly of believers. 93:2) He accomplishes his will and purpose at the exact time that He determines. God is especially competant at keeping track of time since He is the “Ancient of Day” and the God of Eternity.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) (Psalm 24:4) (Matthew 5:8) CHRISTIAN GREEK SCRIPTURES: The 27 canonical books. This term also identifies the original language in which they were written. moral.) to determine the year of an event because of the basic fact that the year one had to occur two years in a row in order to end the B. They are also called the Christian Greek Scriptures to distinguish them form Hebrew Scriptures. This is so he might sanctify it.) “Christ loved the congregation and gave himself up for it.” (Ephesians 5:25-26) Christians should maintain a high standard of physical.E. “khronos” meaning time.’and a ‘church. CHURCH. Thus the meaning to tell time. Matthew thru Revelation. It is usually yellow or green and composed of silicates of 142 . 9.E. period of time and to begin the new period of time.142 John 1:7.E.E. Chronology is a record of events in the order of their occurance. and spiritual cleanness. The other 26 books were written in Koine Greek. (Daniel 7:9) (Psalm 90:2. the international language of the day. and “lego” meaning to tell. CHRONOLOGY: The Greek word “khronologi’a” comes from two shorter words. are commonly referred to as the New Testament. Matthew was written originally in Hebrew and later in Greek. (Ephesians 1:22. Therefore measuring time from the date Christ was born would be inaccurate by at least 2 years.C.) and Common Era (C.

Some believe that Chub is the same as Libya. It is processed into rolled strips or ground into powder.143 magnesium and iron. fruits. Chrysoprase is the symbolic tenth foundation of the holy city. Cinnamon was used to prepare the holy anointing oil described at Exodus 30:23. Cinnamon is an aromatic tree bark used as a spice. the birthplace of Saul. (Ezekiel 30:4. Aromatic oil is also extracted from the bark. The goats’ hair was used in the manufacture of tents. flax. 14. (Acts 15:23) CINNAMON: Hebrew: “qin-na-mohn’” and Greek: “kin-na’momon” are translated cinnamon. It can be found in volcanic rocks. 143 . (Exodus 28:2. and goats’ hair. The Mediterranean Sea is on its south border and the Taurus mountain range is to the north. This may have contributed to Paul’s experience as a tentmaker. Jehovah instructed the Israelites to place chrysolite in the fourth row on Aaron’s breast piece-of-judgment to represent one of the 12 tribes of Israel. 20. and Lud. 20. Commercial Cinnamon is obtained from the darker inner bark of the cinnamon tree that grows abundantly in Sri Lanka and Java. (Acts 21:39. New Jerusalem found at Revelation 21:2. 13) Chrysolite represented one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb at Revelation 21:2. 22:3. Put. 10. It is one of the important products the traveling merchants sell to Babylon the Great before her destruction at Revelation 18:11-13. (Ezekiel 28:12. 39:13) Chrysolite was also included in the covering for the king of Tyre. Chub is listed with Ethiopia. The green color is caused by a trace of nickel oxide in the mineral. later named Paul when he was appointed an appostle. CHUB: Chub was the name of a people who were allied with Egypt. Paul traveled through Cilicia on his third missionary journey. 5) CHUZA: Herod Antipas appointed Chuza to be in charge of the domestic affairs. 23:34) Some of the products produced in Celicia include wheat. 15. 20. Chuza’s wife Joanna ministered to Jesus at Luke 8:3. One of its prominent cities was Tarsus. 21. CHRYSOPRASE: This semiprecious stone is a translucent gemstone. Fine quality chrysolite crystals are found in Egypt. CILICIA: Cilicia is a small and narrow region of southeast Asia Minor.

Cain was the first city builder as recorded at Genesis 4:17. The terms “citizen” and “citizenship” are not found in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Ephesians 2:12. As a citizen a person is entitled to the rights and privileges that are denied foreigners. 19) (Philippians 1:27. 6) (Exodus 21:23) (Numbers 35:21. but they are found in the Greek Scriptures. (Acts 16:37-40. “each should drink of the water of his own cistern. (Genesis 37:20-29) (2 Samuel 23:20) It can also mean pit when used in relationship with death and the grave. In a land where water is so scarce it was appropriate to say. He was given asylum from the avenger of blood. The blood of the victim was avenged and the law of “life for life” was satisfied when the murderer was put to death by the avenger of blood. Circumcision of the heart means getting rid of any thinking and motives that is displeasing and unclean to God. A city is a settled area that is greater in size than a town or village. (Genesis 9:5. The murderer must atone by giving his or her life in exchange. 5) (Numbers 35:6-32) (Joshua 20:2-9) CITIZEN: A citizen is a native-born or naturalized inhabitant of a country. CITIES OF REFUGE: Jehovah’s Law is specific about taking human life. (Deuteronomy 19:4. 13. 18 and Proverbs 5:15. 34) The unintentional manslayer that killed by accident was allowed a loving provision from God. Terms such as native and foreigner are used. (Psalm 30:3) (Proverbs 1:12) (Ezekiel 31:14. CISTERN: A cistern is an artificial reservoir for storing liquids. The Hebrew “bohr” is rendered water pit or cistern. 22:25-29) Paul speaks about spiritual citizenship in his inspired letters. 144 . In Greek “polis” means a walled city and “kome” represents an ‘unwalled city’. This loose description of a city allows one to call even a small community a city. 3:20) CITY: The Hebrew word “‘ir” is translated ‘city’. (Exodus 12:43-49) (Leviticus 24:22) (Numbers 9:14) The apostle Paul was a Roman citizen. 21:27-39. 33. Israelite boys were circumcised eight days after they were born as reported at Genesis 17:9-14. It was a sign of God’s covenant with his people. The apostle Paul wrote about circumcision of the heart at Romans 2:29.” (2 Kings 18:31) (Isaiah 36:16) Cistern is used figuratively at Jeremiah 2:13. It can be an underground cavity or tank for storing rainwater.144 CIRCUMCISE: To cut off the foreskin of the male penis. He was allowed to live in one of the cities of refuge. 16) Cisterns are very important in the Mid East where springs and rivers dry up by the end of the summer.

Good examples of this are found at Proverbs 21:22 and Jeremiah 1:18. 21:2-27. 17:18) The climax to Revelation depicts the symbolic. Rehoboth-Ir. The city recorder in Ephesus exercised his influence by quieting the mob that gathered against Paul and his companions. they lived as strangers in tents.” The city recorder was able to access the proconsul of the province. Isaac and Jacob built no cities at all! In fact. and Calneh in the land of Shinar formed the main portion of Nimrod’s kingdom. Jesus Christ depicted cities in his illustrations at Matthew 12:25 and Luke 19:17-19. (2 Timothy 4:21) 145 . Accad. Cities were used to illustrate a number of things in the book of Revelation. in his second letter to Timothy. (Revelation 11:2. (Numbers 13:28) (Deuteronomy 9:1) Many Scriptures about cities were used figuratively. coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Erech. Other titles used in several Bible translations at Acts 19:35 for the Greek word “grammateus” are “city clerk” and town clerk. CLAUDIA: The apostle Paul greeted Claudia. He was probably elected to office by the people and was the leading member of the municipal government. Even when they visited towns and villages in Canaan and Egypt they lived in tents. CITY RECORDER: Under the Roman Empire the city recorder was the most important public officer. (Acts 19:35-41) CITY RULERS: The Greek “politarkhai” refers to city rulers or civic magistrates. a Christian woman at Rome. The Hebrew word ‘ummah’ occurs three times at Genesis 25:16. 18:10-21. spirit city New Jerusalem. We read about this at Revelation 3:12. Nimrod built Nineveh. 22:14. a nation or tribe of people having a common inheritance. and Psalm 117:1.145 After the flood. 19. (Genesis 10:10-12) The interesting contrast to this is that the people who faithfully obeyed Jehovah God did not begin by building large cities. 16. Abraham. CLAN: A clan is a community of persons. The apostle Paul also spoke of cities at Hebrews 11:10. Therefore he served as the liaison between the city government and Rome’s provincial administration. Jason and other Christians were dragged before the city rulers by an angry mob at Acts 17:5-8. In Psalms it refers to nations. Numbers 25:15. Calah and Resen north in the Mesopotamian Valley. 12:22 and 13:14. (Hebrews 11:9) Later those who spied on Canaan reported there were many fortified cities in the land. the cities of Babel.

He was the son of Drusus the brother of Tiberius. however. since Clement was a common name this assumption may not be valid. 41:25) (Job 38:14) The Greek word “pelos” denotes clay. His name indicates he may have been Greek at birth.146 CLAUDIUS: Claudius was the fourth emperor of Rome. in order to protect him from a rioting mob. He commanded 1. It was there that they met Paul. Claudius was interested in history. (Acts 11:27-30. It is extra pliable when it is wet and becomes hard when dried by fire. Claudius Lysias sent Paul to Governor Felix. Cleopas replied: “Do you travel alone in Jerusalem and not know the things that have happened there these days?” (Luke 24:13-35) Jesus identified himself to them and explained many Scriptures to them. left Roe for Corinth. 14. 18:1-3) CLAUDIUS LYSIAS: This man was the military commander of the Roman garrison at Jerusalem when the apostle Paul visited there in 56 C.000 men. (Acts 22:28. writing and other academic pursuits. for the sake of the good news. Neither of these disciples were apostles. and uncle of Caligula. CLEMENT: Clement faithfully fought side by side with the apostle Paul. He probably paid a large sum of money for Roman citizenship in the reign of Claudius and thus adopted the name of the ruling emperor. at Philippi. (Acts 21:30-34) After recognizing Paul’s innocence.E. (Philippians 4:3) Origen identified him with Clement of Rome. Aquila and Priscilla. (Acts 23:6-30) CLAY: Clay is soil that is pliable and a fine-grained material. 23:26) Claudius Lysias commanded that the apostle Paul be brought to the soldiers’ quarters. The Hebrew word cho’mer means clay. 15) The Greek word “Keramikos” means vessels made of potter’s clay.E. The Greek name 146 . Two Christian Jews. When Jesus joined them and ask them what they were talking about.E. (John 9:6. and acknowledging Paul’s Roman citizenship. He followed Caligula to the throne in 41 C. 11. (Genesis 11:3) (Isaiah 10:6. He expelled all the Jews from Rome in 49 or 50 C. located in the Tower of Antonia. Cleopas and his companion hurried back to Jerusalem to report these things to others. (Revelation 2:27) Man is figuratively likened to clay in the hands of God at Isaiah 45:9 and Job 10:9. CLEOPAS: Cleopas was one of the two disciples who traveled to Emmaus on Jesus’ resurrection day.

(Matthew 3:4) (Revelation 18:12) White lien was so clean and pure that it is used in Scriptures to symbolize righteousness. 19) The Son of man is shown coming with the clouds of heaven before the Ancient of Days. at Daniel 7:13. These references are to the Egyptian cobra or asp commonly used in snake charming. Jehovah God. It has bright colored plumage and long tail feathers.147 “Cleopas” is not the same as the Aramaic name “Clopas” found at John 19:25. (Exodus 13:21) The Hebrew word sha’chag speaks of cloudy skies. 5. CNIDUS: Cnidus was a city on the Resadiye Peninsula. (Isaiah 40:15)(Psalm 36:5.E. (Matthew 26:34. The crowing of the cock is mentioned in the Christian Greek Scriptures. 14) CLOUD: A cloud is a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended high in the air. (Exodus 28:39-42) (Job 29:14) (Revelation 19:8. 18:27) 147 . The Hebrew word for cloud is a-nan’. Roosters have red fleshcolored combs on top of their heads. (Exodus 28:39) There were women with excellent ability to spin thread from flax and from wool. (Exodus 35:25. 75) (Mark 14:30. 11. The Aaronic high priest was to wear a robe of fine white linen woven in checker work. The apostle Paul probably traveled near Cnidus on his second missionary journey in 52 C. 61) (John 13:38. (Acts 21:1) COBRA: Sometimes referred to as asps or serpents. cobras are extremely poisonous snakes found in Asia and Africa. It is used when referring to the pillar of cloud that led the Israelites through the wilderness. 89:37) (Jeremiah 51:9) Jehovah is a spirit and no man can see him. Jesus told Peter that he would deny him three times before the cock crows. (Deuteronomy 32:33) (Job 20:14. 14. 24:15) (Hebrews 12:18. 22) He also traveled near there on his third trip in 56 C. He symbolizes his presence by a cloud. It inflates it neck to look more threatening when it is angered. 72) (Luke 22:34. The Resadiye Peninsula extends from Asia Minor into the Aegean Sea.12) COCK: The cock is the rooster or male chicken. 16) (Psalm 58:4.E. (Acts 18:21. 74. 60. 91:13) (Isaiah 11:8. (Exodus 19:16-19. 26) The Christian Greek Scriptures speak of fabrics made of camel hair and of silk. The cobra is mentioned six times in the Bible. CLOTH: The Israelites were well acquainted with the fabric weaving craft.

(Nehemiah 11:4. LEAF-BOOK: A codex is an unbound manuscript of the Holy Scriptures. making it one of the fastest insects. SON OF HAZAIAH: This Colhozeh was from the tribe of Judah. (Isaiah 33:4) (Joel 1:4) The New Simplified Bible uses the words locust and cockroach interchangeably. strong legs. cricket. FATHER OF SHALLUN: Colhozeh was the Israelite father of Shallun. (Mark 13:35) COCKROACH: The Hebrew word “chasil” comes from the root word meaning to devour. 5) COLLECTION: Loving concern for the needs of fellow Christians was obvious by the way they gave gifts to help the needy. This was easier to handle then a scroll or roll since the scroll for a book the size of the Gospel of Luke was 31 feet long. as God has prospered you. shearer. (Luke 4:15-20) The apostle John saw a scroll in the vision recorded at Revelation 5:1-7. that there be no contributions collected when I come. 12) 148 . (Joel 1:4) Both the locust and the cockroach fit this description. The prophet Joel prophesied about a horde of insects that would desolate the land. you should do the same as I told the congregations of Galatia. 2) (Romans 15:26) (2 Corinthians 9:5. Instead of writing or copying the Scriptures on a hard-to-handle roll of papyrus it was written on separate pieces of material similar to paper. (John 13:35) While in Ephesus Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “Now concerning the collection for the holy ones. The cockroach has long.148 COCKCROWS: The third watch period of the night was from midnight to three o’clock in the morning. (Isaiah 33:1-4) CODEX. It has a flat short head and is equipped with long. locust. grasshopper and cockroach. Jesus read from a scroll. threadlike antennae or feelers. Mark’s Gospel account uses this colorful description of the time. His son assisted in the repair of Jerusalem’s wall in Nehemiah’s time. stripper. (Nehemiah 3:15) COLHOZEH. He was the son of Hazaiah. This was refered to as the cockcrowing time. COLHOZEH. (Deuteronomy 28:38) It has been rendered: caterpillar.”(1 Corinthians 16:1. He mentioned the “chasil” last and described it as one that consumes everything that has been left behind by the others. On the first day of the week let every one of you set something aside.

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with me in Holy Spirit.” (Romans 9:1) Conscience must be trained. If it is not, it can mislead. Jesus gave the ultimate example of this when he pointed out at John 16:2 that men would kill God’s servants, thinking they were doing Him a service. (Acts 9:1) (Romans 10:2, 3) (Galatians 1:13-16) The conscience must be properly trained by God’s Word. (2 Timothy 3:16) (Hebrews 4:12) A Christian should have the goal of having a good conscience before God. (Acts 23:1) CONSTABLE: A constable was an official assigned to escort a Roman magistrate in public and to execute his instructions. See: MAGISTRATE. CONTRIBUTION: A contribution is a voluntary gift such as money, service or ideas. The Hebrew term “terumah’” means a contribution, a sacred portion, or a heave offering. (Exodus 25:2; 29:27) A contribution may or may not involve material giving. The apostle Paul thanked God because the Philippian Christians made a contribution to the good news. They also assisted Paul materially. (Philippians 1:3-5; 4:16-18) Jesus Christ and his apostles accepted material aid that was contributed to them. (Luke 8:1-3) The Greek word “koi-no-ni’a” means contribution and sharing. (Romans 15:26) (2 Corinthians 9:13) There was no compulsion to make contributions in the early Christian congregation because, “God loves a cheerful giver” who gives from the heart. (2 Corinthians 9:7) Jesus spoke about a poor widow who gave out of her want and dropped in all the means of living she had. She truly gave freely without compulsion. But the greatest giver of all is God. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. It comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation.” (James 1:17) CONVENTION, ASSEMBLY: A convention is a large assembly of people who gather for a specific purpose. The term convention in Hebrew is “miq-ra.” It means a calling together, convocation or convening. The thought of convening the assembly of Israel is found at Numbers 10:2. (Isaiah 1:13) Weekly Sabbaths were considered holy assemblies or conventions. (Leviticus 23:3) The Festival of Unfermented Cakes, the Festival of Harvest or Pentecost, the Day of Atonement and the Festival of Booths each provided occasion for holy conventions. (Numbers 28:18, 25) (Leviticus 23:6-8; 23:15-36) (Numbers 29:1, 7) During holy conventions the priest offered sacrifices to Jehovah God. (Leviticus 23:37, 38) The people were spiritually enlightened by the public reading and explanation of

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God’s Word. (Acts 15:21) They devoted themselves to prayer and meditation. COOKING, COOKING IMPLEMENTS: Most cooking was done for the evening meal, the major meal of the day. (Luke 14:12) (Revelation 3:20) The Law forbad lighting a fire or cooking on Sabbath day. (Exodus 35:3) Vessels designed for cooking were made of earthenware. Some were made of copper. (Leviticus 6:28) A handmill was used to prepare spices or small quantities of grain. Bread dough was mixed in a kneading trough and baked on a hearth or in an oven. (Exodus 8:3; 12:34) (1 Chronicles 9:31) The Hebrews probably did most of their cooking outdoors at the time when they lived in tents. Some cooking was done indoors when they lived in stone houses. (Judges 6:19) (2 Samuel 13:7-11) COPPER, BRASS, BRONZE: Hebrew “nechosheth” and Greek “khalkos” refer to copper. Copper is a soft metal that occures abundantly in large masses. It is used today as an electrical and thermal conducter as well as in the penny coin. There is no evidence that the ancients knew how to harden pure copper by tempering, but they probably hardened the cutting edge of tools by cold hammering. Copper mines have been located in the Wadi Arabah in the Rift Valley; an area that extends from the Dead Sea south to the Gulf of Aqaba at the Red Sea. (Job 28:2-4) The mountains of the Promised Land also contain copper. (Deuteronomy 8:9) Solomon made castings of copper near Succoth. (1 Kings 7:14-46) Copper and its alloys were used to forge tools (Genesis 4:22); sanctuary utensils such as pots, pans, shovels, and forks (Exodus 38:3) (Leviticus 6:28); armor shields and weapons (1 Samuel 17:5, 6) (2 Kings 25:7) (2 Chronicles 12:10). Copper is also spoken of in a figurative or symbolic sense in the Holy Scriptures. (Leviticus 26:19) (Job 6:12) (Isaiah 48:4; 60:17) (Ezekiel 1:7) (Daniel 2:32) (Revelation 1:15; 2:18) COPPER SERPENT: Moses made a copper figure or representation of a serpent during Israel’s trip in the wilderness. The people showed a rebellious spirit, complaining about the manna and the water supply provided by Jehovah God. Consequently Jehovah punished them by sending poisonous serpents among them. Many persons died from serpent bites. Moses interceded for them when the people repented. Jehovah told him to make a figure in the form of a serpent and place it upon a pole. If a

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person gazed at the copper serpent, he would be kept alive. (Numbers 21:4-9) (1 Corinthians 10:9) Jesus Christ revealed the prophetic meaning of the copper serpent by telling Nicodemus: ““No one has ever ascended into heaven but the Son of man who descended from heaven. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of man must also be lifted up. Everyone who believes in him may have everlasting life.” (John 3:13-15) In like manor the Son of God was impaled and fastened on a stake. (Deuteronomy 21:22, 23) (Galatians 3:13) (1 Peter 2:24) COPYIST: A copyist was a transcriber, a person who made copies of written Holy Scriptures. The Hebrew word for copyist is “sopher’”. It deals with counting and recording. These are also duties of a good secretary or scribe. (Jeremiah 36:32; Ezekiel 9:2,3) Shaphan and the priest Ezra were identified as scribes and copyists in the Bible. (Ezra 7:6, 7, 11) The psalmist, concerning God’s Messianic King, said: “Like the pen of a skillful writer (copyist) my tongue is ready with a poem.” (Psalm 45:1-5) The psalmist observed that his tongue would function efficiently, like the pen in the hand of a trained and skilful writer and copyist. COR: Cor is a dry measure and also a measure used for oil. The cor was similar to the homer and contained ten bath measures. (1 Kings 4:22; 5:11) (2 Chronicles 2:10) (Ezekiel 45:14) The bath measure was 5.81 gallons U.S. The cor measure equals 58.1 gallons U.S. CORAL: A capable wife is worth more that valuable corals. (Proverbs 31:10) Coral is a brightly colored stony substance found in the sea. It was used as very expensive jewelry. CORBAN: The Greek word for corban is “korban” and the Hebrew word is “qorban.” They mean a gift dedicated to God and an offering. Jesus Christ condemned the practice that had developed in connection with gifts dedicated to God. The Pharisees were hypocrites because they put their own tradition ahead of God’s Law. They taught that once a person declared his possessions to be “corban” or a gift dedicated to God he could not use these funds to help his needy parents. The account about Jesus’ confrontation with the hypocritical Pharisees is found at Matthew 15:5-9 and Mark 7:913. CORD, ROPE: The words cord and rope are found several places in the Scriptures. They are used both literally and figuratively. (2

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Samuel 17:13) (Ecclesiastes 12:6) (Hosea 11:4) The Greek word for rope is “skhoinion.” It is applied to a cord or rope made from reeds or rushes. Jesus Christ drove the sheep and cattle out of the temple using a whip of ropes at John 2:13-17. A favorite of the Scriptures is Ecclesiates 4:12, “One can be overpowered by another, two can withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Other Scriptures where the terms cord and rope are used figuratively include: Ecclestiastes 12:1, 6; Psalms 2:1-9; 18:4, 5; Isaiah 5:18; 33:20; 1 Kings 20:31-34; Jeremiah 10:20. CORIANDER SEED: God provided the Israelites with manna to eat in the wilderness. The manna was said to resemble the coriander seed in that it was white like the coriander seed. (Exodus 16:31) It resembled it not only in color but also in general appearance. (Numbers 11:7) Coriander is an annual plant of the carrot or parsley family. It grows about 20 inches in height. The leaves are like parsley and it has pink or white flower clusters. The seeds contain aromatic oil that is used as a spice. It was also used medicinally for minor stomach ailments. CORINTH: The city of Corinth was a prominent city in ancient Greece. Corinth was a large city with a population of about 400,000 people. Only Rome, Alexandria, and Syrian Antioch were larger. It was a seat of governmental authority and a leading commercial city. Ships from all over the known world at that time sailed to Corinth. It was known for licentiousness and wanton luxury. The expression “to Corinthianize” was often used to express the term, “Practice immorality.” The apostle Paul gave the Corinthian Christians stern warning regarding moral conduct. (1 Corinthians 6:9-7:11) (2 Corinthians 12:21) Corinth had temples dedicated to many other gods and goddesses and so Paul needed to counsel them against the practice of idolatry. Paul not only planted spiritual seed in Corinth, but he also watered those seeds. (Acts 18:24-28; 19:1) (1 Corinthians 3:6) He sent Titus to represent him there on two occasions and he wrote two letters to the Corintian congregation. (2 Corinthians 7:6, 7, 13; 8:6, 16, 17; 12:17, 18) CORINTHIANS, FIRST LETTER: The apostle Paul wrote this letter to the Corinthians from Ephesus in the year 55 C.E. Corinth was a morally decadent metropolis of the Roman Empire. He had established the Christian congregation there just five years before during his 18 month stay in that ciyt. (Acts 18:1-11) Because of his

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deep love for them he refered to himself as their spiritual father. (1 Corinthians 4:15) CORINTHIANS, FIRST LETTER HIGHLIGHTS: 1 Corinthians 1-2 Paul writes brief treates on God’s wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2:16 We have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 5:9 Do not mix in company with fornicators. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Paul lists sins that will keep from Kingdom. 1 Corinthians 7 Married versus Single 1 Corinthians 7:39 “Marry only in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 11:1-3 Headship principle revealed. 1 Corinthains 12 Gifts of the Spirit presented. 1 Corinthians 13 The Love chapter..Love will last! 1 Corinthians 15 Paul writes discourse on resurrection. CORINTHIANS, SECOND LETTER: Paul wrote the second letter to the Corinthians in the autumn of 55 C.E. from Macedonia. (1 Co 16:8) Titus met him there with news about how the Corinthians reacted to his first letter. (2 Co 2:12, 13; 7:5-7) Shortly after Paul sent his second letter he made his second visit to the Corinthians. CORINTHIANS, SECOND LETTER HIGHLIGHTS: 2 Corinthians 2:15-17 “We are not corrupting the Word of God.” 2 Corinthians 3:3 “Letter of Christ with the Spirit of the living God.” 2 Corinthians 4:4 Satan revealed as god of this world! 2 Corinthians 5:20 Ambassadors for Christ. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. 2 Corinthians 10-13 False prophets warning..Satan into angel of light. CORMORANT: The cormorant is a large web footed water bird that catches fish by diving. It is related to birds of the pelican family. It is dark in color. The cormorant is swift and agile in the water and it is very capable of swimming under water thanks to its long body and webbed feet. Its sharp hooked beak is ideal for catching fish. The cormorant is on the list of unclean birds under the Mosaic Law at Leviticus 11:17 and Deuteronomy 14:17. CORNELIUS, THE ARMY OFFICER: Cornelius was a centurion in charge of 100 soldiers of the Italian band. He was stationed at Caesarea. He was a devout man and offered many gifts of mercy to the people as well as offering continual supplication to

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God. An angel appeared in a vision to Cornelius saying: “God hears your prayers and sees your gifts of mercy.” The angel told Cornelius to send to Joppa for Peter. Cornelius was among the first uncircumcised Gentiles, or non-Jews, to receive the free gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 10:1-45) CORNER: The point where two lines meet or intersect. Street corneris where two streets meet or intersect. CORNERSTONE: A cornerstone is a stone placed in the corner of a building where two walls meet. The principal cornerstone is called the foundation cornerstone. It is extra strong and is used as a guide as other stones are put in place. The Hebrew word “pinnah’” and Greek word “go-ni’as” are each rendered cornerstone. Figuratively speaking God asked Job: “Who laid the earths cornerstone?” at Job 38:4-7. Jesus Christ is named in the Bible as the foundation cornerstone and chief cornerstone. (Isaiah 28:16) (Matthew 21:42) (Mark 12:10) (Luke 20:17) (Acts 4:8-12) (Ephesians 2:19-22) (1 Peter 2:4-6) CORRUPT: See: INCORRUPTION COS: Cos was the capital city of the island of Cos. The city Cos was located at the northeast end of the island. The island was off the southwest coast of Asia Minor. Cos was a commercial and navel center. The apostle Paul sailed past this city on his way from Ephesus to Caesarea at the end of his second missionary journey. (Acts 18:21, 22) The island of Cos was a Jewish center in the Aegean and it was also a free Roman state in the province of Asia. COSAM: Cosam was a descendant of David’s son Nathan. He was son of Elmadam, father of Addi and ancestor of Jesus’ mother Mary. (Luke 3:28) COSMETICS: While the word cosmetics is not used in the Bible the preparations that are known today as cosmetics are mentioned. A cosmetic is a substance or treatment that is applied to the human body to alter appearance and promote attractiveness. The English word cosmetic comes from the Greek word “kosmetikos,” which means “skilled in decorating.” Scented and unscented ointments were widely used by the people of Bible times. (Exdus 30:25) (1 Samuel 8:13) (Nehemiah 3:8) A woman once anointed Jesus Christ’s feet with perfumed oil. (Luke 7:37, 38) Mary, the sister of

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Lazarus used an alabaster case of perfumed oil, very expensive, genuine nard. (Mark 14:3) (John 12:3) (Matthew 26:6, 7) Jezebel used cosmetics, “Jehu went to Jezreel. Jezebel had news of what happened. Painting her eyes and dressing her hair with ornaments, she put her head out of the window.” (2 Kings 9:30) Some believe that the use of make-up is sinful, however, the Scriptures do not condemn the modest and tasteful use of cosmetics and articles of adornment. (Proverbs 31:30) Both Paul and Peter admonished Christian women to adorn themselves in a modest fashion. Paul wrote Timothy, “Likewise I want women to adorn themselves in modest clothing, with modesty and soundness of mind; not with braided hair, and gold or pearls or costly clothes; but that which becomes a woman professing godliness through good works.” (1 Timothy 2:9, 10) (1 Peter 3:3, 4) COTTON: Cotton is silky fibers produced by cotton plants. It is used to manufacture the fabric known as cotton. The Hebrew “karpas’” and Greek “kar’pa-sos” refer to fine cotton or fine cotton linen. Cotton and linen are among the materials used for decorating the palace courtyard during King Ahasuerus’ seven day banquit at Shushan. (Esther 1:6) (Isaiah 19:9) The use of cotton extends far back into ancient times in Persia and India. Egypt and Palestine also used cotton and linen from the very beginning of history. COUNCIL: The Council was the supreme religious court of the Jews. It was composed of seventy leaders of the Jewish people and presided over by the High Priest. (Mark 14:55) COURAGE: Courage is a quality of spirit that enables a person to face danger without showing fear. It is the quality of being strong, bold, daring and valiant. Courage is the opposite of fear and cowardice. The Hebrew verb “chazag” expresses the idea of being courageous and strong. (Joshua 10:25) (2 Samuel 13:28) (2 Chronicles 19:11) (Psalm 31:24) God’s servants have always needed courage to stay faithful. Moses told the Israelites “be determined and with good courage.” This is found at Deuteronomy 31:6, 7. Associating with fellow worshipers can greatly help a believer show courage. (Psalm 27:14; 31:24) (Acts 28:15) Christians need courage to help them stay away from the world and it’s evil influences. (John 16:33; 17:16) COURIER, RUNNER, MESSENGER: A courier or runner was someone who was selected to deliver royal decrees and other urgent

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correspondence from a king to distant areas. The Hebrew word ra-tsim’ means runner. (2 Chronicles 30:6, 10) (Jeremiah 51:31) Fast horses were used to carry messages in the Persian Empire. (Esther 3:13-15; 8:10, 14) COURT AND JUDGEMENT: Jehovah God is supreme sovereign and therefore He is Judge, Statute-Giver, and King. (Isaiah 33:22) God is the Supreme Judge in a legal case against Israel. (Micah 6:2; Isaiah 34:8) Jehovah calls on his witness to testify in a case involving a challenge of his Godship by the worshipers of false gods. (Isaiah 43:9-12) Jesus Christ commanded his disciples that if someone sinned against another, the matter should be settled personally between the parties involved. If these efforts failed and it was a serious matter, it should be taken to the congregation for settlement. This is done by going to those appointed to responsible positions as overseers. The apostle Paul later cautioned Christians not to be taking one another before worldly courts. (Matthew 18:1517) (1 Corinthians 1-8) COUSIN: The child of a person’s aunt or uncle is a cousin. There is no word for cousin in the Hebrew Scriptures. Older English translations have used the term “sons of the uncle” or “sons of their father’s brothers.” The New Simplified Bible uses the modern English term “cousin” where ever possible. The Greek word “anepsios” is properly translated cousin. Paul calls Mark “the cousin of Barnabas” at Colossians 4:10. While the Bible reports the marriages of cousins it is not always considered legal. Some civil laws allow it and others forbid it. Marriage to cousins is not included in the Mosaic prohibitions against incest. (Leviticus 18:816) COVENANT: A covenant is an agreement between two or more persons to do or refrain from doing something. In modern legal language a covenant is a contract. Any promise made by Jehovah is a covenant and it is certain to be carried out. A covenant is in force as long as the terms of it are operative and the obligation to perform remains with both parties. The Law Covenant was in effect until it was replaced by the new covenant. The Law Covenant terms provided that the Israelites were to be a people for the name of Jehovah and there would be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (Exodus 19:5, 6) (Deuteronomy 28:1-14) (Galatians 3: 19, 24) (Hebrews 10:1) (Colossians 2:17) The Law covenant was canceled on the basis of Christ’s death on the stake. (Colossians 2:14) The new

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covenant replaced it. (Hebrews 7:12; 9:15) (Acts 2:1-4) The parties of the new covenant are Jehovah God and the “Israel of God,” the spiit begotten Christians in union with Christ. (Hebrews 8:10; 12:22-24) (Galatians 6:15, 16; 3:26-28) (Romans 2:28, 29) The purpose of the covenant is to take out a people for Jehovah’s name as part of Abraham’s seed. (Acts 15:14) They become the “bride” of Christ, and are the group of persons whom Christ takes into a covenant for the Kingdom, to rule with him. (John 3:29) (2 Corinthians 11:2) (Luke 22:29) (Revelation 1:4-6; 5:9, 10; 20:6; 21:9) COVENANT BOX: It was traditionally called the Ark of the Covenant-Deuteronomy 31:9. This wooden chest was covered with gold. It held the two stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were written. COVETOUSNESS: SEE GREED COW: The cow was valued for its production of milk. (Numbers 19:2) (Isaiah 7:21, 22) Cowhides were used for a variety of leather goods. Young cows or heifers were sometimes sacrifieced in worship. (Genesis 15:9) (1 Samuel 6:14, 16:2) The cow is presented in prophecy about the peaceful conditions that the Messiah Jesus Christ will bring at Isaiah 11:7. COZBI: Twenty-four thousand Israelites died for immorality in connection with Baal of Peor. Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, a Midianite, was among those who died. As a result of her immorality she had her genital parts pierced through by Phinehas. Shortly after that Cozbi’s father was also killed. (Numbers 25:1, 6-9; 31:7) COZEBA: Cozeba was a place in Judah where the descendants of Shelah the son of Judah resided. (1 Chronicles 4:21-23) Most scholars agree that Cozeba was the same as Cohzib and Chezib found at Genesis 38:5 and Joshua 15:44. The men of Cozeba were included in the expression “they were the potters.” CRAFTSMAN: A skilled worker who practices some trade, handycraft or art is a craftsman. Crafts such as toolmaking, carpentry, brickmaking, spinning, weaving, pottery and jewelry, were considered simple household duties in early times. But as soon as people settled in cities they specialized in single skills and became professionals and tradesmen. (Genesis 4: 21, 22)

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(Deuteronomy 27:15) (1 Samuel 13:19) (2 Samuel 5:11) (Isaiah 45:16) The Law of Moses prohibited making idols and image worship. (Exodus 20:4) (Deuteronomy 4:15-18; 27:15) CREATION: “You (Jehovah) have created all things, and because of your will they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:11) God’s act of bringing the universe and all that is in it into existence is called creation. Creation is also that which has been created. The Hebrew word “bara” and the Greek word “ktizo” both mean create. They are used with reference to divine creation. Jehovah God is called “the Creator.”—Isa 40:28. “The heavens were made by the word of Jehovah, and by the breath of his mouth their entire host.” (Psalm 33:6) Jehovah is a God of order, “not of disorder, but of peace.” (1 Corinthians 14:33) His creative word would not reflect chaos or chance as evolution depicts. SEE: PLANTS AND TREES OF THE BIBLE. CRESCENS: Crescens were mentioned in Paul’s second letter to Timothy. He reported that Crescens went to Galatia at 2 Timothy 4:10. CRETE: This Island is 135 miles long by 35 miles wide. Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located sixty-two miles south east of Greece. Snow-covered mountains run the full length of the island in the winter. Mount Ida rises more than eight thousand feet above sea level. The apostle Paul actively preached on the island of Crete. (Acts 2:5,11; 27:6-16, 37, 38) (Titus 1:5, 10-12) CRICKET: The cricket is a leaping, jumping insect. It is related to the grasshopper, but decidedly different. It has prominent feelers at the top of its abdomen. The house cricket and the field cricket are both found in Bible lands. It is mentioned only once at Leviticus 11:22. It is there listed as a clean food. Translators disagree how to translate this Hebrew word “chargol”’. It is know to be a leaping insect and since it is listed along with the locust the cricket is a logical choice when translating Leviticus 11:22. CRIME: Crime is an act punishable by law, usually considered an evil act. Therefore crime is disobedience of law or lawlessness. God is a God of justice. (Psalm 37:28) (Isaiah 58:2) (Malachi 2:17) He will not allow injustice and lawlessness to continue forever. The Hebrew expression “zimmah zammah” found at Job 31:11 can be translated “wicked mischief” or “heinous crime.” The Greek word

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“rhadiourgema” means lewdness and crime. It is found at Acts 18:14. God’s coming execution will be against those who had commited ungodly deeds of lawlessness. (Genesis 5:21-24) (Jude 14, 15) If everyone in the world would honestly try to obey the Ten Commandments we would have a very pleasant place in which to live. As it is governments are busy building jails and prisions. (Exodus 20:1-17) (Deuteronomy 5:6-22) CRISPUS: Crispus was the presiding officer of the synagogue at Corinth. The apostle Paul personally baptized him. His entire household became Christians. (Acts 18:8) (1 Corinthians 1:14) CROSS: SEE STAKE CROWN: The crown is the uppermost section and crowning decoration of a building’s column. (2 Chronicles 3:15-17) An older word used for crown is capital. CRYSTAL: A crystal is a clear, transparent mineral. It is most likely a variety of quartz called rock crystal. Rock crystal is much harder than other minerals and is sometimes cut for gemstones. Rock crystal was valued along with coral and pearls in Job’s day. However he considered it less valuable than wisdom. (Job 28:18) Revelation speaks of a glassy sea like crystal when describing the holy city, the New Jerusalem at Revelation 4:6; 21:11 and 22:1. CUBIT: A cubit is a linear measure that is approximately the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger. (Deuteronomy 3:11) (Judges 3:16) (Ezekiel 40:5) CUCKOO, FOWL: The name cuckoo appears only once in the Bible, at 1 Kings 4:23. This was a list of daily provisions of food for Solomon’s court. The Hebrew word “bar-bu-rim’” can be translated cuckoo or fowl. CUCUMBER: “Remember all the free fish we ate in Egypt and the cucumbers, watermelons, leeks, onions, and garlic we had?”-Numbers 11:5. The Hebrew word “qishshuah” translates to the English word cucumber. Cucumbers were valued by the Israelites to the extent that they even placed lookout huts and watchmen in the gardens to protect the field of cucumbers. (Isaiah 1:8) Jeremiah likened the scarecrow in a cucumber field to the images made by idolatrous nations. (Jeremiah 10:5)

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stews and liquors. (Leviticus 11:1-8. and weeds. (Genesis 40:1. The first curse was directed by God against the serpent. The ground was cursed at that time too and from that day forward it produced thorns. (Deuteronomy 14:22) (Leviticus 27:30) (Isaiah 28:22-29) (Matthew 23:23) (Luke 11:42) CUN: This city was under the control of King Hadadezer of Zobah. (Genesis 3:17. 26) (Deuteronomy 14:4-8) CUMIN: The cumin plant is of the carrot or parsley family. (Genesis 4:11. antelope. 2:1) This was an important position that impressed the royalty. Clean. sheep and goats. David took large amounts of copper from Cun that was later used in the temple construction. 11) (Nehemiah 1:11. A number of Hebrew and Greek words in the Holy Scriptures are translated by the word “curse” or similar expressions.163 CUD: Food that is brought up from the digestive system of an animal to be chewed again is cud. 18. Ancient illustrations of the royalty also included the cupbearer. indicating their important position. slender leaves. 5:29) Cain was condemned by Jehovah God to live the life of a fugitive. His duties included tasting wine before giving it to the king. Animals that chewed cud and had split or cleft hooves were considered clean for eating according to the Mosaic Law. cakes. This proved that there was no poison in the beverage. roebuck. chamois. It is found at Genesis 3:14. (Genesis 41:9-11) (2 Chronicles 9:4) The queen of Sheba was so impressed by the cupbearer that she commented about it to Solomon. Satan the Devil. gazelle. The Pharisees 163 . The seeds from this small plant are ground up and used for seasoning foods such as bread. 2. (1 Chronicles 18:8) CUPBEARER. 15. domestic and wild cattle. cud-chewing animals included: the stag. Some animal experts believe that cud-chewing animals are usually cleaner in their eating habits and that their twice-chewed food is digested more thoroughly. WINE-SERVANT: An official of the royal court responsible to serve the wine or other drinks to the king was called the cupbearer or the wine-servant. thistles. 12) The Greek Scriptures use the Greek word “anathema” to apply to that which is accursed and set apart as evil. CURSE: A curse is an appeal to a supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or something. It grows one to two feet tall and has long.

It meant a cutting off in removal from the congregation and death. REMOVAL. incest. child sacrifice. 20:3-6) (Numbers 15:30. This land is also known as Ethiopia. Some believe that expulsion from the congregation would serve that purpose. (Jeremiah 36:14) CUSHITE: The term Cushite refers to the people in the land of Cush in Africa. (2 Chronicles 14:9) (2 Kings 19:9). The Israelites were in slavery under this king for eight years. bestiality and sodomy merited death. CUSHAN-RISHATHAIM: Cushan-rishathaim was a king of Mesopotamia who rule over the Israelites. In ancient Israel the nation was the congregation. FOREFATHER OF BARUCH: Cushi was the forefather of Jeremiah’s secretary. 164 . (Acts 8:26. Ebed-melech (Jeremiah 38:7-12. 39:16-18). It could also apply to people on the Arabian Peninsula. Baruch Jehudi. Very serious crimes such as idolatry. The person who is cut off or removed from the Christian congregation would suffer spiritual death if he or she did not repent and return to the fold. 13) The promise is made that the throne of God will be in the New Jerusalem and “there will be no curse. Cushites mentioned in the Bible include Tirhakah the king of Ethiopia. the Ethiopian eunuch who converted to Christianity. (Galatians 3:10. He is also called the king of Syria. (John 7:49) The apostle Paul pointed out that all people needed to be redeemed from the curse of the Law covenant by Christ. (Judges 3:7-11) CUSHI.164 saw the common people who paid attention to Jesus as “accursed people” who did not know the Law. (Zephaniah 1:9) CUSHI. 38. (Exodus 30:31-33. 31:14) (Leviticus 7:27. Since death would require governmental action it could legally be performed. and DEATH: The punishment for Israelites who violated the Law was cutting off.” (Revelation 22:3) CUSH: Cush is the name of a son of Ham and his territory. 27) CUTTING OFF. Rabbinic scholars differ in their understanding of this rule. FATHER OF ZEPHANIAH: This Cushi was the father of the prophet Zephaniah. (Genesis 10:6-8) (1 Chronicles 1:8-10) Cush is also known as Ethiopia a country south of Egypt in northeastern Africa. 31) (Hebrews 10:28) Jesus Christ used the term: “everlasting cutting off” at Matthew 25:46 in reference to the final death of a sinner.

A few grow as high as 80 feet tall. (Psalm 150:5) CYPRESS TREE: The English word cypress comes from the Hebrew word “teashshur. (Acts 11:20) CYPRUS: Cyprus is an island in the northeast corner of the Mediterranean Sea. It is about 145 miles long and about 60 miles wide.” The cypress tree is an evergreen of the cone-bearing family. Barnabas and John Mark went to Cyprus on their first missionary tour. (Isaiah 23:1. (Acts 11:19. (1 Ki 18:28) On occasion Israelites disregarded God’s Law against cutting their flesh.E. (Leviticus 19:28.165 CUTTING THE BODY. It has dark green foliage and branches that extend upward. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. (Ezekiel 27:6) CYRENE: Cyrene was located on the north coast of Africa. Tattoos are specifically forbidden. 48:37) Inflicting lacerations upon the flesh was not limited to mourning rites. (Ezekiel 27:2. It is commonly found throughout Palestine. 20) 165 . It grows to an average height of 40 or 50 feet. 21:5) (Deuteronomy 14:1) CYMBALS: A pair of thin pieces of metal are held in the hands and struck together to the rhythm of the music. Gilead. (Isaiah 44:14) The Phoenicians. these are called symbals. 12)(Daniel 11:30) The island is known for it’s copper and timber industry. It was ten miles inland on a plateau. Edom and Lebanon. It became one of their greatest colonies. Cretans and Greeks used it in shipbuilding. (Jeremiah 41:5) God’s Law absolutely forbade cutting upon the flesh. (Jeremiah 47:5. hands and face in times of mourning. 6) Paul. The Greeks settled this ancient capital of the district of Cyrenaica in the seventh century B.C. 1800 feet above the Mediterranean Sea. (Matthew 27:32) (Mark 15:21) (Luke 23:26) Men from Cyrene assisted in the initial introduction of the good news of Jesus at Syrian Antioch. TATTOOS: It was a common practice to cut or scratch the flesh of the arms. Cyprus is believed to be the “Kittim” of the Hebrew Scriptures. Cyrene was under the control of Rome by 96 B. the Baal prophets cut themselves with daggers and with lances until the blood flowed.E. Simon of Cyrene was forced to help carry the stake for Jesus. In a attempt to encourage their god to answer their appeals.C. after Sicily and Sardinia.

(1 Samuel 17:51) (1 Kings 3:24. (Genesis 3:24) (1 Kings 18:28) (Exodus 20:25) (Joshua 5:2) The sword was similar to the dagger only the sword was longer. DALMANUTHA: Jesus and his disciples took a boat to Dalmanutha. 12. (Joshua 15:41. It may also be rendered dagger or knife.E. It is possible that Dalmanutha was another name for Magadan or it was a nearby place with that name. They rioted against Paul in Jerusalem. 28) (1 Chronicles 6:71. 19:27) The Philistines probably carried idols of their god Dagon into battle.166 SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY D DABBESHETH: This town in Zebulun was located somewhere east of Jokneam on the Plain of Jezreel. However. The Hebrew word “cherev” is rendered sword. It is believed that the Philistines adopted Dagon worship from the Canaanites. (Mark 8:1-10) (Matthew 15:29-39) DALMATIA: The name Dalmatia is often used instead of Illyricum the name of the province. Titus 166 . They were called that because they concealed knives under their garments. 72) DAGGER AND SWORD: A dagger is a short stabbing weapon with a pointed blade. (Acts 21:30-38) DAGON: Dagon was a god of the Philistines. Dalmatia was an area in the mountainous region near the Adriatic Sea where Yugoslavia is today. it was regarded as belonging to the neighboring tribe of Issachar in a latter apportionment. (Joshua 19:11) DABERATH: Daberath was mentioned in the boundary list of Zebulun at Joshua 19:10. (Joshua 21:27. 25) DAGGER MEN: Greek: “sika’rioi” means men of the dagger. Dagger men were members of a fanatical political Jewish faction in the first century C. (2 Samuel 5:21) DALETH: Daleth was the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

(Acts 17:33. They were the second most populous tribe as to men of battle age. Hebrew: the verb chul means whirl. It enjoys a pleasant climate with average temperatures in the winter of 45 degrees faranheidt and 84 degrees in the summer. apricots and grain. THE CITY: Dan was a city in the north of Palestine. turn. the Danites assumed the very important position as rear guard. THE TRIBE: Dan was the fifth of Jacob’s 12 sons. dance. 34) DAMASCENES: The residents of Damascus are called Damascenes. When the people of Israel marched. It is situated on a plateau at about 2. (Genesis 35:25. Dan’s tribe camped alongside the tribes of Asher and Naphtali.300 feet above sea level.167 traveled to Dalmatia just before the apostle Paul was executed. (Joshua 19:47) (Judges 18:7. 10:25) DAN. He was born in Paddanaram. 26) The tribe of Israel that he established was named after him. (2 Timothy 4:6-10) DALPHON: Dalphon was one of Haman’s ten sons. 10) DAMARIS: Damaris heard the apostle Paul preach at the Athenian Areopagus and became a believer. (Esther 9:7. It was first called Leshem or Laish by the pagan inhabitants and the name was changed to Dan after the tribe of Dan captured it. (1 Kings 20:34) DAN. figs. 167 . It was noted for it’s commercial activities. DANCING: Dancing is a series of rhythmical steps and movements offered in time to music. (2 Corinthians 11:32) (Acts 9:23-25) DAMASCUS: This ancient city of Syria still exists at the foot of the Anti-Lebanon Mountain Range near Mount Hermon. This was a compliment to their courage and dependability. (Numbers 2:25-31. The land produces an abundance of olives.” (Deuteronomy 34:1) (Judges 20:1) (1 Samuel 3:20) (2 Samuel 3:10) (1 Kings 4:25) (2 Chronicles 30:5) DANCE. Most ancient races of people employed dance as a way to express their emotions. It was a religious expression. 27-29) The name Dan became synonymous with the extreme northern part of Israel as shown by the expression “from Dan to Beersheba. (Judges 21:21) (Jeremiah 30:23) (Lamentations 4:6) The noun “machohl” and “mecholah” refer to dance and circle dance.

DAN-JAAN: Dan-jaan is mentioned once in the Scriptures. for you will enter into rest. 7:13.E. (2 Samuel 24:1-6) The term Dan-jaan may refer to the city of Dan. He was from the tribe of Judah. Daniel 4 King dreams of tree. Daniel 5 Handwriting on wall at Belshazzar’s feast Daniel 6 Daniel thrown into lion’s pit. Daniel 7 Vision of four beasts revealed. (Daniel 12:13) DANIEL. (Joshua 15:49) 168 . It was a place on the route followed by Joab when he took the census ordered by David. (Daniel 1:3-6) When he received the vision recorded in chapters 10 through 12 Daniel was nearly 100 years old. Daniel gives details about the rise and fall of world powers from the time of ancient Babylon until the time when the Kingdom of God crushes all the kingdoms of this world out of existance forever. THE BOOK: The book of Daniel is a prophetic book found immediately after Ezekiel. THE TRIBE. The book was written in Babylon. 27) DANIEL HIGHLIGHTS: Daniel 2 Daniel reveals meaning of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. with one of its visions in Shushan by the Ulai River. It was completed about 536 B. Then you will rise for your determined condition in life at the end of the days. 14. See: DAN. The angel told Daniel: “Go toward the end. DANIEL: The writer of the book of Daniel was an outstanding prophet of Jehovah God. Daniel 3 Hebrews refuse to worship image thrown into fiery furnace. Daniel was taken captive to Babylon in 617 B. as a teenage prince along with other royal offspring and nobles. (Daniel 2:44.168 (Jeremiah 31:4) (Psalm 150:4) (Judges 21:21) Jesus likened his generation to young children playing and dancing in the marketplace at Matthew 11:16-19 and Luke 7:31-35. Daniel 9 Seventy prophetic weeks prophecy of Messiah. (1 Chronicles 21:2) (Judges 18:28.C. 29) DANNAH: Dannah was a city located in the mountains of Judah.” He was evidently talking about his impending death and later his resurrection.C.E. DANITES: Danites were the members of the tribe of Dan.

(Song of Solomon 5:11) Solomon used a unique description of the Shulammite maiden. He was brother of Abrams and Nemuel. 2. 56) (Nehemiah 7:6. The fruit is oval shaped. He was also known as Darius the Great. Dara or Darda was a descendant of Judah through Zerah. The tree is common to Palestine. the successor to the Chaldean King Belshazzar following the conquest of Babylon by the army of Cyrus the Persian.169 DARA. The third Darius was Darius Ochus who ruled from 423 to 405 B. It was coined for two centuries from the late sixth century B.C. The Shulammite maiden describes the dark locks of her lover’s hair as dark date clusters. (Genesis 5:4) (Matthew 14:6) (Acts 21:9) Girl’s positions were less honored than that of boys. DARDA: Though his wisdom rivaled that of Solomon it was not equal. They supported the Levite Korah in his rebellion against the authority of Moses and Aaron. he said: “Your stature is like a palm tree. DARKON: Darkon’s descendants were among the sons of the servants of Solomon who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylonian exile. It might have been used as a title or throne name instead of a personal name. (Daniel 5:30. He was involved in rebuilding the temple when he ordered Governor Tattenai not to interfere with the work and to provide building funds from the royal treasury.E. It pictured a kneeling king with a spear in his right hand and a bow in his left. 7.” (Song of Solomon 7:7.27 oz. (Ezra 2:1. currency.E.C.31) He was the son of Ahasuerus of the seed of the Medes. and their names have not been 169 . fleshy and sweet tasting. This account is found at Ezra Chapters 4 thru 7. (1 Chronicles 29:7) (Ezra 8:27) DARIUS: The name Darius is applied to three kings in the Bible. worth perhaps $100 in today’s U. (Numbers 16:1-35. (1 Chronicles 2:4. 6) (1 Kings 4:31) DARIC: The daric was a gold Persian coin weighing . (Daniel 9:1) The second Darius was Darius Hystaspis the Persian.S. The major character named Darius was Darius the Med. and your breasts to clusters of dates. 26:7-11) (Deuteronomy 11:6) (Psalm 106:17) DAUGHTER: Hebrew bath and Greek thy-ga’ter translate to daughter. 58) DATE: The date palm produces fruit called dates. 8) DATHAN: Dathan was the son of Eliab of the tribe of Reuben. 55. 57.

(1 Chronicles 2:34. (Luke 17:26-30) (Matthew 24:37) Jesus said that no one knows the day (hemera) or the hour (hora) at Matthew 24:36. expressing his deep regret and repentance for committing adultery with Bath-Sheba. wherever you live. Your people will be my people. where Jesus was born. Each creative day could be more than one thousand years in length.170 recorded as often in history. 22. (1 Samuel 20:6) The reference in the Greek Scriptures is to the town of Bethlehem. (Song of Solomon 4:8-12) (Isaiah 61:10) (Jeremiah 7:34) (John 3:29) (Revelation 18:23. DAVID’S CITY: In the Hebrew Scriptures the reference is to that part of the city of Jerusalem captured from the Jebusites by King David. Wherever you go. Naomi. 15) Read the book of Ruth. DAVID THE KING: The name David occurs more than 1. 30:13) (Proverbs 31:29) DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: The wife of one’s son is the daughter-inlaw. 4:14.9. Solomon. David’s son.” They are also translated bride. David’s boyhood home. I will live. Ruth’s determined expression of love is exemplified in her statement to Naomi at Ruth 1:16: “Do not ask me to leave you! Let me go with you. succeeded him as king. It was also called the Fortress Zion. (Genesis 6:2. The Greek words “hemera ” and “hora ” stand for a period of time. He wrote 73 psalms including psalm 51. the term daughter was applied to women in general. Jesus was the offspring of David according to the flesh. and your God will be my God. faith and hope. This term comes from the Hebrew word “kallah” and Greek word “nymphe. Aside from direct relatives. 22:17) Ruth is a good example of a loyal and devoted companion to her mother-in-law. (Luke 2:4) DAY: A day could be a literal twelve or twenty-four hours. 35) Yet most parents loved their daughters very much and protected their interests.070 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. I will go. (John 11:9) A day could be a longer period of time such as the days of Noah. a story of love. A good example. (Luke 1:32) (Romans 1:3) (Revelation 22:16) This fulfilled the prophecy and the will of Jehovah God. He ruled as king over Judah and all Israel for nearly 40 years. 4. (Psalm 90:4) 170 . 21:2. the Bible does not specify the length of each creative day. It could be long or short depending on the context of the verse.” She went on to say: “May Jehovah’s worst punishment come upon me if I let anything but death separate me from you!” (Ruth 1:6-17.

It is a time of salvation and deliverance for the righteous. you who have obeyed his Law! Seek righteousness! Seek meekness that you may be hidden in the day of Jehovah's anger. and follow the advise found at Zephaniah 2:2. to a cobra that makes itself deaf to the voice of charmers. DAY OF JEHOVAH: This is the special period of time when Jehovah God actively makes himself known against his enemies. Seek Jehovah all you meek ones of the earth. who refuse to listen to direction.” (The Hebrew word “ulay-ulay” means “may be” or”allowed to be. Isaiah was told: “The day of Jehovah is coming with fury and with burning anger!” (Isaiah 13:9) Who can hold up under it? Joel says: “Jehovah will be a refuge for his people.” The Septuagint says it this way: “you may be hid.” (Joel 2:11. protected. Before the day passes like the chaff. 43:8) He said when they heard the word of Jehovah they would no longer be spiritually deaf. The Bible deals with both physical deafness as well as spiritual deafness.171 DAY FOR A YEAR: (Ezekiel 4:6. 35:5) ***************************************************** 171 . 3:16) Zephaniah 1:14 declares: “The great day of Jehovah is near!” The overwelming strength and weight of the judgment message found in God’s Word should be enough to convince any right hearted person to repent. were as though deaf for they were slow to listen and respond to Jehovah’s Word.” The Hebrew word “sathar” means “concealed. Numbers 14:34) A prophetic formula applied at Daniel 4:16. obey Jehovah. in behalf of his people. Before the fierce anger of Jehovah comes upon you. however it has no outlet. It is not a 24-hour period! Jehovah executes divine judgment against the wicked and is victorious over his enemies. (Isaiah 29:18. Yes. (Psalm 58:3-5) Isaiah pointed out that Israelites.” DEAD SEA: This is a large lake at the south end of the Jordan River. It is also referred to as the Salt Sea. Several small streams flow into it. hidden. 23 and Daniel 9:24-26. (Isaiah 42:18-20. 3: “Before the decree takes effect. (Genesis 14:3) (Numbers 34:3) (Joshua 3:16) DEAFNESS: Deafness is partial or complete inability to hear. The psalmist compared the wicked. before the day of Jehovah's anger comes upon you. although having ears. It has so much salt that nothing lives in it.

But the dead do not live until God brings them back to life again. The words for death in the original Hebrew language are the same when applied to humans. ****************************************************** DEBIR. 9:5) (John 12:24) (Revelation 16:3) Humans and animals are the same in that the life (soul) of flesh is in the blood. Therefore all the kings west of Jordan gathered themselves together to fight with Joshua and with Israel. The dead know nothing and are unconscious. 39. Word came that Lazarus was dead. animals.” Moses was indeed a man who knew God and understood the truth about death as revealed by the Holy Spirit. 2) When Debir and the other kings laid siege against Gibeon. DEBIR. It was also named Kiriath-sepher and Kiriath-sannah. AT ACHOR PLAIN: This Debir was a place along Judah’s boundary.172 DEATH: Death is the opposite of life. (Joshua 15:7) It is believed to be “Thogheret edDebir. 172 . about 8 miles southwest of Hebron. 58) It was in the inheritance of Judah but became a Levitical city of the Kohathites. (Ecclesiastes 3:19. THE CANAANITE CITY: Debir was a Canaanite city in the mountains of Judah. Some translations say: “They are as asleep. It was the center of Canaanite religious and legal education and activities. and made peace with Joshua. 49) (Judges 1:11. Joshua’s army came to the rescue. Then Jesus said: Lazarus has died! There would be no need for the resurrection if the dead were infact alive as a happy spirit being in heaven or suffering much pain in hateful hellfire. (Joshua 10:1-27) DEBIR. KING OF EGLON: Debir was the Canaanite King of Eglon. Eglon was one of four small kingdoms allied with Jerusalem to attack the city of Gibeon. Jesus demonstrated the condition of the dead by delaying his trip to see Lazarus until he had died. They did so because Gibeon surrendered to. (Joshua 10:38. 4) Moses spoke about the “sleep of death” in his prayer at Psalm 90:5. and plants. 9:3. 15) (1 Chronicles 6:54.” southwest of Jericho. (Leviticus 17:11-14) (Genesis 4:8-11. 21:9. (Joshua 9:1. (John 11:11-15) Jesus said: I go to wake Lazarus from sleep. 15:15.

(Judges 4:5) Under Jehovah’s direction Deborah summoned Barak from Kedesh-naphtali and informed him of God’s purpose to take 10. (Exodus 15:20. ON BOUNDARY OF GAD: This was the home of Machir. It was the custom for women to celebrate victories with song and dance. 17-22) Deborah and Barak sang a song on the day of victory. The Dedanites settled south and southeast of the Promised Land in the same area that Abraham sent all his offspring through Keturah. (Proverbs 22:7) The first-century Christian view of debts is expressed at Romans 13:8: “Owe no man anything but to love one another. DEBTOR. (Judges 4:6-10. It was on the boundary of Gad in Gilead. DECALOGUE: Deca means ten and Logue means words. Logue also represents the body of law. DESCENDANT OF ABRAHAM: Dedan was a descendant of Abraham through Jokshan. 7) (Psalms 68:11) Judges Chapter 5 features the song that Deborah and Barak sang.000 men and defeat the huge army of the Canaanite King Jabin and his army chief Sisera. SLAVE: A debt is an obligation owed to someone. indicating that she was the composer. The children of Israel came to her for judgement. She was the wife of Lappidoth. Debts were incurred because of financial reverses. SEE: TEN COMMANDMENTS. SERVANT. for the Scriptures say that she held court under a palm tree between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim. 17:27-29) DEBORAH THE PROPHETESS AND JUDGE: Deborah was a prophetess in Israel.173 DEBIR. 6) (1 173 . (Joshua 13:26) (2 Samuel 9:4-6. 10 miles south of the Sea of Galilee. It is in Syria southeast of Lake Galilee. Some of the song was written in the first person of Deborah. THE CUSHITE: Dedan was a Cushite in the lineage of Raamah. DEBT. transportation and even luxuries. DECAPOLIS: Greek: Deka’polis means ten-city region.21) (Judges 11:34) (1 Samuel 18:6. (Genesis 10:7) (1 Chronicles 1:9) DEDAN. thus tenwords. His offspring settled part of Arabia. (Judges 4:4) And she was a judge. When an Israelite became a debtor the borrower became the lenders servant or slave. (Genesis 25:3. (Matthew 4:25) (Mark 5:20) DEDAN.” Today’s modern materialistic societies tend to force families and individuals into debt for housing.

“Daniel determined in his heart that he would not defile himself with the kings special food and wine. 23) Dedan is named at Ezekiel 27:15. Win a victory over an enemy . 18) 174 . (1 Kings 4:7. THE PRIEST: Delaiah was an Aaronic priest during David’s reign. He was chosen by lot to head the 23rd priestly division. 20 as a commercial trader with Tyre. deterioration. Failure. “Defend the weak and fatherless. (Ezekiel 38:13) DEDICATE: When a person dedicates his or her life to God he separates or sets apart his life for a sacred purpose. rule. (1 Chronicles 24:1. The Hebrew verb “nazar” means keep separate and withdraw. (Jeremiah 25:15. 9) DELAIAH. SEE: INAUGURATE DEED: A deed is a written agreement containing legal terms to accomplish the intended purpose of transferring real estate. (Jeremiah 32:6-15) DEFECT: SEE BLEMISH DEFEAT: Greek: hettma. fault. protect. loss. “It is already a defeat for you that you have lawsuits with one another…” (1 Corinthians 6:7) (NSB) DEFEND: Hebrew: shaphat (shaw-fat’). stain. desecrate. pollute. would ultimately be destined to taste of the cup of the wine of Jehovah’s rage. 5.174 Chronicles 1:32) Dedan’s unwillingness to adopt Jehovah’s ways made it inevitable that it. unsuccessful ending to a struggle. Protect the rights of the oppressed and the poor.” (Psalm 82:3) “Jehovah of Hosts will defend them…” (Zechariah 9:15) DEFILE: Hebrew: gaal (gaw-al’). like Edom. Judge. defend. defile. 21. Hebrew: ganan (gawnan’). The Greek word “enkaini’zo” means to dedicate and inaugurate. Deker’s son provided food for Solomon and his household one month out of the year. reason for.” (Daniel 1:8) (NSB) DEKER: Deker was the father of one of Solomon’s 12 deputies. It also is associated with the plundering of God’s people by Gog of Magog.

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cities. (1 Chronicles 18:1) Sometimes the bigger towns were called “mother” cities. (Jeremiah 4:5; 8:14) DERBE: Derbe was a city of Lycaonia in Asia Minor. The apostle Paul personally visited Derbe two or three times. (Acts 14:6, 19-21; 20:4) DESERT: SEE WILDERNESS. DESCENDANTS, OFFSPRING: Family members who are born to a person or his children or his children’s children are considered descendants. (Genesis 13:14-16; 15:12-18) DESIRE: Hebrew: chaphats. Delight, pleasure, want, desire. “He will fulfill the desire of those who reverence him…” (Psalm 145:19) The word desire can also have a bad connotation, meaning lust, such as lust for a member of the opposite sex. DESPISE: Hebrew: maas (maw-as’) abhore, cast away,

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‘detestable thing’ is also used many times. The two Hebrew terms occur about 140 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. (Genesis 43:32; 46:34) (Exodus 8:25-27) Proverbs 29:27 states: “An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous. He who is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” Psalm 14:1 says: “The fool says in his heart: ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt. They do disgusting things. No one does good.” (Job 30:9, 10; 19:19) (Psalms 88:8) (Proverbs 13:19) (Isaiah 49:7) (Matthew 5:10-12) (1 Peter 3:16; 4:15) DEUEL: Deuel was the father of Eliasaph. Eliasaph was the leader in command of the tribe of Gad during Israel’s travels in the wilderness. (Numbers 1:14; 2:14; 7:42, 47; 10:20) DEUTERONOMY, THE BOOK: The name Deuteronomy comes from the Septuagint Greek title: “Deu-te-ro-no’mi-on.” It means “Second Law” or “Repetition of the Law.” This Greek word is a translation of the Hebrew phrase in Deuteronomy 17:18: mish-neh’ hat-toh-rah’. This is rendered “Copy of the Law.” Deuteronomy contains discourses explaining portions of the Law and exhorting Israel to love and obey God. It was written by Moses just before Israel entered the Promised Land. Throughout the book he emphasizes that Jehovah is the Most High God. He states clearly that God exacts exclusive devotion and that we should love him with all our hearts, minds and strength. (Deuteronomy 5:9, 10; 6:4-6; 10:12-22) The fact that God is one God is emphatically stated. (Deuteronomy 6:4) Deuteronomy is one of the four books in the Hebrew Scriptures most often quoted in the Christian Greek Scriptures, the others are Genesis, Psalms, and Isaiah. DEVIL, SATAN: Formerly an angel who served God, Satan the Devil rebelled and became an enemy of God and his people. He is the god of this world and the Bible specifically states that at 2 Corinthians 4:4. When the devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness he offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would worship him. (Matthew 4:1-11) (Luke 4:1-13) James wisely tells us to “resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) DEVOTION TO GOD: The true God of the Bible, Jehovah God requires total exclusive devotion. He does not tolerate any rivalry. He will not permit worship of any other god. The Hebrew word “qanna” applies toward God and no one else. It means require exclusive devotion and is found at Exodus 20:5. God will not

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transfer to another being the honor that is due to himself! (Isaiah 42:8; 44:6; 48:11) Devotion means strong attachment and ardent love. This is required by divine Law as stated at Deuteronomy 5:6-9. SEE: JEALOUS MEANS ZEALOUS DEW: Dew is a small drop of water produced by the condensation of moisture in the air. The Hebrew word for dew is “tal.” It also means light rain. (Proverbs 3:20) Dew is associated with blessing, fertility and abundance in the Scriptures. (Genesis 27:28) (Deuteronomy 33:13, 28) (Zechariah 8:12) The lack of dew is associated with a disfavored condition. (Genesis 27:39) (Haggai 1:10) Love and unity that prevailed among God’s people is conveyed as refreshing “like the dew of Hermon.” Delightful vapors of dew condensed upon Zion’s mountains. (Psalm 133:1-3) DIADEM: This is a crown, headgear worn by persons of distinction, such as kings, queens and other rulers. The diadem was a simple band worn around the forehead. (2 Chronicles 23:11) (Leviticus 21:10-12) (2 Samuel 1:10) Used figuratively at Proverbs 12:4 we learn that a capable wife is a crown to her husband. Grayheadedness is like a glorious crown of beauty at Proverbs 16:31. Paul referred to a crown of exultation at 1 Thessalonians 2:19,20. At Revelation 19:12 Jesus Christ had upon his head many diadems, meaning much authority and power. DIAMOND: The diamond is a precious stone. It is the hardest natural mineral yet discovered and among the most valuable of gems. Diamonds are usually colorless, however a few have tints of color. Jehovah referred to the hard materials in diamonds when he said: “Judah’s sin is written with an iron pen. It is engraved with a diamond point on the tablet of their hearts.” (Jeremiah 17:1, 2) DIBLAH: Diblah is a copyist’s error. Most scholars agree this should read Riblah. SEE RIBLAH. DIBLAIM: Diblaim was the parent of Hosea’s wife Gomer. (Hosea 1:2, 3. DIBON, THE CITY: Dibon was a city east of the Dead Sea. It was captured from the Moabites by Sihon the Amorite. Later it was taken from him by Israel when the Israelites entered the land under the direction of Moses. (Numbers 21:25-30) The tribe of Gad lived there and rebuilt Dibon. It was then given the name Dibon-gad.

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(Numbers 32:34; 33:45, 46) Later in history Dibon became a Moabite city again. (Isaiah 15:2) Jeremiah prophesied that Dibon would “sit on the ground in the dust.” (Jeremiah 48:18. After the fall of Jerusalem in 607 B.C.E. Nebuchadnezzar thoroughly devistated Moab. He may have at that time left Dibon sitting on the ground in the dust. (Jeremiah 25:9, 17-21) Some Bible experts consider Dibon to be the same as Dimon in Isaiah 15:9. DIBON, PLACE IN JUDAH: This place is thought by some to be the same is Dimonah. (Joshua 15:22) DIBRI: Dibri was an Israelite of the tribe of Dan. His daughter Shelomith married an Egyptian. After the Exodus from Egypt the son of this union was stoned to death. (Leviticus 24:10-16, 23) DIDRACHMA: The Jews paid a yearly temple tax of two drachmas, or a didrachma. (Matthew 17:24) This is a Greek silver coin having a value of two drachmas. It is about $2.50 in American money. DIKLAH: Diklah was a descendant of Shem through Joktan. (Genesis 10:21, 26, 27) (1 Chronicles 1:17, 20) DILEAN: Dilean was a Judean city in the Shephelah southwest of Lachish. (Joshua 15:20, 33, 38) DILL: Dill is also known as Cumin. It is a small garden plant whose stems, leaves, and seeds are used for seasoning food. (Matthew 23:23) DIMON: Dimon was a place spoken about in Isaiah’s pronouncement of doom upon Moab. The slaughter of the Moabites caused the water of Dimon to become full of blood. (Isaiah 15:9) DIMONAH: Dimonah was a southern city of Judah near the border of Edom. (Joshua 15:21-22) It could be the same as the city of Dibon found at Nehemiah 11:25. DINAH: Dinah was the daughter of Jacob by Leah. She could have been six years old when Jacob returned to Canaan and settled at Succoth. (Genesis 30:21, 22, 25; 31:41) Years later Dinah came to Egypt with the rest of Jacob’s household at the invitation of Joseph. (Genesis 46:7, 15)

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DINHABAH: Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom. His city was Dinhabah. (Genesis 36:32) DIONYSIUS: This man was an Areopagite. He was a judge of the Athenian Areopagus, who heard Paul’s defense and became a Christian. (Acts 17:34) DIOTREPHES: This man was mentioned by the apostle John in his letter to Gaius. (3 John 9, 10) Diotrephes was ambitious and disrespectful of apostolic authority. He was rebellious and tried to hinder those trying to show hospitality to the brothers. DIPHATH: Diphath was a descendant of Noah through Japheth and Gomer. He was called Riphath in the Latin Vulgate. (1 Chronicles 1:4-6) (Genesis 10:3) DIRGE: A dirge is a lamentation, a mournful composition, lyrical or musical expression of deep sorrow. It was often expressed over the death of a close friend or loved one. The Hebrew word “qi-nah” is translated mournful lamentation or a dirge. (2 Chronicles 35:25) (Ezekiel 2:10) (Amos 8:10) The book of Lamentations is a dirge written by Jeremiah. It expresses grief over the desolation and destruction of Jerusalem at Babylonian hands in 607 B.C.E. Prophetic dirges were raised up against Tyre and its king as well as against Pharaoh and Egypt. (Ezekiel 26:17; 27:1, 2; 28:11-19; 32:216) The New Simplified Bible uses the words dirge and lamentation interchangeably. DISCHARGE: This expression was applied to the normal monthly menstrual flow of women. (Leviticus 15:19-24) It can also apply to an abnormal flow of blood due to disease. (Leviticus 15:25-30) Jesus healed a woman who had chronic flow of blood for 12 years. (Matthew 9:20-22) It also applies to conditions of the genital organs of men and women. (Leviticus 15:2, 19, 25) (Numbers 5:2, 3) (2 Samuel 3:29) According to the Law, a person with a discharge was unclean along with everything that person touched. (Leviticus 15) DISCIPLE: A person who follows and learns from someone else. Greek: “mathetes” means a student. (Matthew 10:24) Every Christian is a disciple of Jesus Christ. We learn from Jesus by studying the Word of God.

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DISCIPLINE: The Hebrew word “musar” means chastisement, reproof, instruction and correction. Jehovah provides discipline as an expression of his love for his people. (Proverbs 3:11-12) (Hebrew 12:4-11) When God’s Word is read and obeyed by his people it provides discipline, admonition, correction and reproof. (2 Timothy 3:16) This is because the Holy Spirit works through the reading and application of the Holy Scriptures. (Hebrews 4:12) The head of the Christian congregation, Jesus Christ, provides needed discipline. (Revelation 3:14-19) A severe form of discipline is expulsion from the congregation. The Apostle Paul resorted to this when he handed Alexander and Hymenaeus “over to Satan.” (1 Timothy 1:20) Once the sinner repents he or she is restored to fellowship with God’s people. (1 Corinthians 5:5, 11-13) DISGUSTING ABOMINATION: The Hebrew noun “shegets” means loathsome and the Hebrew noun “shiqguts” means disgusting. (Leviticus 11:11,13, 43; 20:25) These terms refer to that which is repugnant to Jehovah and his true worship. Common renderings of these words include disgusting, repugnant, and abominable. Daniel used the term: “abomination that makes desolate” at Daniel 9:27. Jesus Christ used a similar term: “disgusting abomination of desolation” at Matthew 24:15. The Greek word “bde’lyg-ma” means, “that which caused disgust.” It is found at Mark 13:14. Different translators use different combinations of words to express the same meaning. DISTAFF: Loosely wound fibers of flax or wool were drawn by the stick called the distaff and then attached to the spindle to make thread. (Proverbs 31:19) DISTRICT, DIVISION: The Bible speaks about geographical and political regions or areas around a city or state. These are sometimes called districts or divisions. (Nehemiah 3:9, 12, 14-18) (Matthew 16:13) DISTRICT OF THE JORDAN RIVER: The district of the Jordan River is the oval shaped basin into which the Jordan River flows. (1 King 7:46) (2 Chronicles 4:17) (2 Samuel 18:23) It also extends down to the southern end of the Dead sea. (Genesis 13:10-12; 19:1725) (Deuteronomy 34:3)

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DISSOLVED: Greek: luo (l00’-0) melt, destroy, break, put off, dissolve. The dictionary definition of dissolved that best fits it’s use in Peters letter is “stop functioning” and “come to an end.” (2 Peter 3:10) DIZAHAB: A site east of the Jordan River where Israel camped at the time Moses delivered his farewell address. (Deuteronomy 1:1) DIVINE: That which emanates from a deity. Things divine belong to God, such as his nature and personality traits. The Hebrew text at Joshua 22:22 and Psalm 50:1 read: “El Elohim’ Yehwah.’” It may be translated God of Gods, The Almighty One, God; The Mighty One, God; or the Divine One, God. The New Simplified Bible uses all three phrases as follows: “the Mighty, Divine One is God of Gods, Jehovah!” The Greek term “theos” means God. Related words such as theios, theio’tes, and theo’tes are found at Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9; and 2 Peter 1:3, 4. Many translators use terms such as Godhead, the Deity, or the divinity. According to the New International Standard Bible Encyclopedia the expression “to thei’on” is derived from the adjective “theios”; meaning pertaining to God and divine. The term “divine nature” appropriately fits in these instances. DIVINE NAME: Hebrew: YHWH. Possibly, Yahowah, Yahuwah, Yahweh or Jehovah. Since this is an English Translation the name Jehovah has been used. No one knows for sure how to spell or pronounce the divine name just as no one knows how to write or spell Jesus, the Son of God’s name. The important thing is that we use it with respect and out of love. Not knowing how to spell or pronounce the divine name provides an excuse for not using it. Faced with this giant conundrum most Bible translators remove the divine name about 7,000 times. They treat it as if “YHWH” did not exist in the original text. And yet they retain the names of many false gods mentioned in the original text. Included in this list are Baal, Bel, Merodach, and even Satan! Bible writer Agur asked: “Who gathered the wind in the hollow of both hands? Who wrapped up the waters in a mantle? Who made the ends of the earth to rise? What is his name and what is his son’s name? (Proverbs 30:4) God revealed his name to us at Isaiah 42:8: “I am Jehovah; that is my name!” The apostle Paul quoted Joel 2:32 at Romans 10:13 where he said: “Everyone who calls on the name of

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Jehovah will be saved.” Hallelujah means, “praise Jah”, which is a shortened form of Jehovah. The divine name is used out of respect for our God who has a name! It belongs in the Hebrew Scriptures 6,828 times. The English rendering of God’s personal name is “Jehovah.” Yah0wah may be considered by some to be the closest to the divine name in the Hebrew Language, but Jehovah is still closest to the divine name in the English Language. William Tyndale first restored it to the English Bible in the year 1530. It is the closest rendering in English. We do not know the exact spelling or pronunciation, however “Jehovah” has been used for centuries, and it’s equivalent is widely accepted and used in many languages today. It is a fact, everywhere you read in the Holy Scriptures you find His name! And that requires an honest attempt to use it. There is no good reason to hide God’s name with the use of titles such as “LORD” or “GOD” in all capital letters. DIVINE NAME-TRANSLATIONS THAT HONOR THE DIVINE NAME: The following is a list of Bible translations that include the English divine name Jehovah: New World Translation 1984, New Simplified Bible 2003, Darby 1889, American Standard Version 1901, Literal Translation of the Holy Bible 2000, and Young’s Literal Translation 1898. The New Jerusalem 1985 uses the rendering Yahweh. DIVAN: SEE BED DIVINATION: Divination is an occult practice, a false religious practice. (Deuteronomy 18:10) It is the attempt to discover a message from God or the gods by examining marked stones or the liver of a sacrificed animal. DIVORCE: God hates divorce! (Malachi 2:14-16) Only fornication (Greek: “porneia”) is grounds for Scriptural divorce. (Matthew 5:3132; 19:9) Christians should not even separate from their mates according to the apostle Paul at 1 Corinthians 7:10, 11. DODANIM: The name Dodanim appears at Genesis 10:4 and 1 Chronicles 1:7. He was the fourth son of Javan. This name is also spelled “Rodanim.” (See: RODANIM)

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DODAVAHU: Dodavahu was a man from Maresha whose son Eliezer prophesied disaster for the ships of Jehoshaphat. These ships were built in partnership with wicked King Ahaziah of Israel. (2 Chronicles 20:36, 37) DODO, ANCESTOR OF TOLA : Dodo was the ancestor of Judge Tola of the tribe of Issachar. He may have been Tola’s grandfather. (Judges 10:1) DODO, OF BENJAMIN: Dodo was a descendant of Benjamin through Ahohi. This Dodo’s son was one of David’s mighty men. (2 Samuel 23:9) (1 Chronicles 11:2) DODO, RESIDENT OF BETHLEHEM: This Dodo was a resident of Bethlehem. His son Elhanan was one of David’s mighty warriors. (2 Samuel 23:24) (1 Chronicles 11:26) DOEG: Doeg was the head shepherd for King Saul. (1 Samuel 21:7; 22:9) King Saul commanded him to kill 85 priests, and he did so. He devoted Nob to destruction and slaughtered all of its inhabitants. (1 Samuel 22:6-20) Doeg was a very wicked man. (Psalms 52:2-4) DOG: The Hebrew word “kelev” and the Greek word “kyon” mean little dog. (Matthew 15:26) In addition to the definition of a “domesticated animal” Webster’s Dictionary defines dog as a “low contemptable fellow.” A “dog’s life” is considered a “wretched existence.” According to the Israelites, dogs were ceremonially unclean. (Leviticus 11:27) (Isaiah 66:3) Dog’s filthy habits are recalled in illustrative ways in the Scriptures. (2 Peter 2:20-22) (Proverbs 26:11) Being unclean animals, dogs were used to denote what was unholy or profane. The apostle Paul calls them dogs because they returned to Judaism and because of the uncleanness in which many of them lived. Morally unclean persons are called dogs. The enemies of Jehovah’s servants were likened to dogs, and so were the Gentiles. (Psalm 22:16, 20; 59:6, 14) (Revelation 22:15) The Gentiles of the Christian era were designated “dogs” by the Jews. (Matthew 15:26, 27) Jesus Christ spoke about persons having no appreciation for spiritual things when he said: “Do not give what is holy to dogs.” (Matthew 7:6) He was figuratively talking about “impure persons” and “false prophets.”

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Dogs was a term of reproach among both Greeks and Jews. Homer uses it of both women and men, implying shamelessness in the one, and recklessness in the other. Thus Helen: “Brother-in-law of me, a mischief devising dog” (“Iliad,” vi., 344). Teucer of Hector: “I cannot hit this raging dog” (“Iliad,” viii., 298). The Israelites are forbidden to bring the price of a dog into the house of God for any vow at Deuteronomy 23:18. The Gentiles of the Christian era were designated “dogs” by the Jews. (Matthew 15:26) DOORKEEPER: SEE GATEKEEPER DOOR, DOORWAY: Hebrew “petach” means entrance of a room or of a house. (Genesis 19:11) The door was usually made of wood and pivoted open on sockets in the lintel and the threshold. (Proverbs 26:14) The lintel and doorposts of the entrances of Israelite house in Egypt were splashed with the blood of the Passover victim as a sign for God’s angel to pass over that home and not destroy the firstborn. (Exodus 12:7, 22, 23) Jesus Christ used door and doorway in figurative ways. He said he was standing at the door and knocking. (Matthew 7:7) (Revelation 3:20) For salvation he said to go in through the narrow door. (Luke 13:23, 24) He called himself the door that leads to life. (John 10:7-11) DOPHKAH: Dophkah was the first place where the Israelites stopped after leaving the Wilderness of Sin on their way to the Promised Land. (Numbers 33:12, 13) DOR: Dor was a Palestinian city that allied with the Canaanite King Jabin of Hazor to fight against Joshua. (Joshua 11:1, 2, 12; 12:23) Dor and it’s dependent towns lay in Asher’s territory, yet they were given to the tribe of Manasseh. (Joshua 17:11-13) (1 Chronicles 7:29) DORCAS: Dorcas was a Christian woman in the Joppa congregation. She was noted for good deeds and gifts of mercy. She made inner and outer garments for needy widows. (Acts 9:36, 39) It was the custom for Jews to have both Hebrew and Greek or Latin names and thus Dorcas was known also by the name Tabitha. Upon learning of her death the disciples prepared her body for burial and informed Peter that she had died. Peter dismissed everyone from the upper chamber. After praying he said: “Tabitha, rise!” In that instant Dorcas was resurrected from the dead. Many became believers throughout Joppa because of this great act of faith. (Acts 9:32-42)

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DOTHAN: Dothan was a city in the northeast part of Samaria. Young Joseph found his brothers and their flocks near Dothan. (Genesis 37:17-36) Centuries later the king of Syria dispatched a large military force to Dothan. (2 Kings 6:11-17) DOVE: The Hebrew word “yoh-nah’” and Greek word “pe-ri-stera’” mean dove. The first bird sent out by Noah after the Flood was a dove. (Genesis 8:8-12) Hebrew “a-nah’” means mourn and combined with “yoh-nah’” we have mourning-dove. The dove makes a mournful cooing sound. (Isaiah 38:14; 59:11, 12) (Ezekiel 7:16) Bible translators frequently use Dove and Pigeon interchangeably. Sometimes they use the word turtledove. The dove has a soft, gentle appearance and disposition. Their devotion to their mates and their affection are amiable characteristics. In courtship they bring their heads together and each bird takes the other’s beak in it own much like a lover’s kiss. The dove is capable of flying long distances in search of food. (Psalm 55:6-8) When Jesus was baptized and anointed by God’s Holy Spirit, the Spirit, appropriately, appeared in the shape of a dove as it descended upon him. (Luke 3:22) (Matthew 3:16) (Mark 1:10) (John 1:32-34) DOVE’S DUNG: During the siege of Samaria by Syrian King Benhadad a great famine occurred. “The siege caused a great food shortage in the city. It was so severe that a donkey's head cost eighty pieces of silver, and half a pound of dove's dung cost five pieces of silver.” (2 Kings 6:24, 25) It is hard to believe that people would resort to eating dove’s dung, but that appears to be what they did. Some people believe it was a plant that was at that time called dove’s dung. Plant or the real thing, this certainly shows the terrible extremes to which humans are driven by the pangs of hunger. Sennacherib’s officer, Rabshakeh, made the threat that the people of Jerusalem would have to “eat their excrement and drink their own urine.” (2 Kings 18:27) An even more detestable act is the account recorded at 2 Kings 6:26-29 where a Samarian women boiled and ate her own child because of the pangs of hunger. DRACHMA, SILVER COIN: The drachma was a Greek silver coin in use in the first century C.E. (Luke 15:8, 9) The drachma featured the head of the goddess Athena on one side and an owl on the other side. It would presently be evaluated at about 65 cents U.S. The Jews paid an annual temple tax of two drachmas. (Matthew 17:24)

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DRACHMA, GOLD COIN: There was also a gold drachma in the Hebrew Scriptures currently valued at nearly 100 dollars U.S. (Ezra 2:69) (Nehemiah 7:70-72) (Antique value not considered) DRAGNET: The dragnet was dragged along the bottom of a body of water to catch fish. (Ezekiel 26:5, 14; 47:10) The dragnet was let down from boats so that it surrounded a school of fish. Then the ropes tied to each end of the net were pulled in by men on shore. (Matthew 13:47, 48) (Luke 5:6, 7) (John 21:8, 11) The dragnet was also used in the Scriptures to represent the gathering of prospective members of the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 13:47, 48) DRAGON: The Greek “dra’kon” appears 13 times in the Bible. All of these occurrences are in the book of Revelation. This term is symbolic of Satan the devil. (Revelation 12:9) DREAM: Everyone dreams but very few dreams come from God. Dreams are thoughts or mental images that occure while sleeping. Some dreams come from God. (Numbers 12:6) Dreams delivered from God are recorded in the Bible. There is no need to look elsewhere for them! Most dreams are natural dreams that simply take place in the average person and go away. (Job 20:8) The third kind of dream is a false dream, the one to be concerned about for it comes from divination and demons. (Zechariah 10:2) The safest way to deal with dreams is to ignore all of them! The Holy Scriptures certainly offer the full revelation from our God. No other source is necessary! (Hebrews 1:1, 2) DREGS: Dregs are particles that settle to the bottom when wine is allowed to remain undisturbed. The term is found five times in the scriptures. (Psalms 75:8) (Isaiah 25:6) (Jeremiah 48:11) (Ezekiel 23:32-34) (Zephariah 1:12) DRUNKENNESS: Drunkenness is the condition of being intoxicated. A drunkard habitually overindulges in strong alcoholic beverages. The use of strong drink to the point of drunkenness is strongly condemned by God’s Holy Scriptures. (Proverbs 23:29-33) (Hosea 4:11) (Matthew 15:18, 19) A person who makes it a practice of excessive drinking will not inherit God’s kingdom. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) DRUSILLA: Drusilla was the third daughter of Herod Agrippa I. She was also the youngest daughter, born about 38 C.E to Cypros

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(Genesis 19:6) (Judges 3:23) When David was hiding in a cave from King Saul he felt as if he was in a dungeon. SON OF ISHMAEL: Dumah was the sixth of Ishmael’s 12 sons. He added he considered them a lot of refuse or dung compared to the Christ. The most often used Biblical word for dust is the Hebrew word “a-phar. Bernice.189 and Herod Agrippa I. 25:14-16. (Ezra 6:11) (Daniel 2:5. It can easily be blown about by air currents. Dumah was the head of a nation as a fulfillment of Jehovah’s promise to Abraham. 189 . 9) DUNGEON: A dungeon is a small dark room used as a prison. 28:9) DUMAH. (Philippians 3:8. 42) Believe it or not. THE CITY: This Dumah was the city in the mountains 9 miles southwest of Hebron assigned to the tribe of Judah after Joshua captured the land. (Genesis 26:15) (Leviticus 14:41. (Numbers 31:8) (Joshua 13:21) (Psalms 83:11) (Ezekiel 32:30) DUMAH. dust is a blessing from our Creator. 3:29) On account of Christ. Paul said he had lost all things. (Acts 24:24-27) DUKE: A duke is a nobleman of high rank who is appointed just like a prince.’” This also means dry earth and clay mortar. She may have been present when the apostle Paul talked about the judgement to come before Governor Felix. By the time she was six years old a marriage to prince Epiphanes of Commagene was arranged. (Daniel 3:1) It was located in the district of Babylon near the city of Babylon. He prayed to Jehovah for liberation. DUST: Dust is fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen. The Hebrew word for dungeon is “mas-ger’” and it means shut or close. (Joshua 15:52) DUNG: Dung is excrement from humans and animals. (Genesis 17:20. He was the brother-in-law to his half cousin Esau. and Mariamne III. (1 Kings 14:10) It was used as manure to fertilize the soil. (Isaiah 25:10) (Luke 13:8) The greatest way to insult a person was to offer to turn his house into a public privy. Frequently it is underground. (Psalms 142:7) DURA: The plain of Dura is where Nebuchadnezar erected a gold image. Dung was considered offensive refuse needing disposal. She was sister of Agrippa II. but it did not take place because he would not become a Jew.

48) After Adam disobeyed God’s Law he was sentenced to death when Jehovah God said: “To dust you will return. 38. Isaiah spoke about soaring like eagles at Isaiah 40:31. 39) The early Egyptians produced brilliantly dyed good. God formed man from the dust of the ground. (Genesis 2:7) (1 Corinthians 15:47. (2 Samuel 1:23) (Jeremiah 4:13) (Lamentations 4:19) (Habakkuk 1:8) Ezekiel saw a vision of four living creatures each with a different face.” God used the term dust to depict large numbers when he told Abraham: “I will make your seed like the dust particles of the earth. Dust is also needed to influence condensation of moisture in the form of rain.190 Atmospheric dust has light scattering properties that adjust the unbearable glare of the sun’s direct rays. 35. and wool dyed reddish purple for the tabernacle and for priestly garments.16) Dust is also used symbolically to represent lowliness such as when God called upon Babylon to come down off her throne and sit down in the dust at Isaiah 47:1.” (Genesis 13:14. (Revelation 4:7. (Ezekiel 27:2. DYES. DYEING: Dyeing is the practice of changing the color of something. Tyre and other Phoenician cities became important dye centers as well. The eagle’s ability to fly at fast speeds is noted in the Scriptures. 8:13) Moses was to tell the Israilites that God carried them “on the wings of eagles. fog or mist that is vital to plant growth. 24) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY E EAGLE: The eagle is the symbol of divine wisdom. It was employed by most of the ancient societies. coccus scarlet material. (Ezekiel 1:10. 7.” (Exodus 19:4) Symbolic wings of the great eagle were given to a symbolic woman at Revelation 12:14. representing deliverance and protection from the serpent described earlier in that chapter as the devil (false accuser)(Satan). One had the face of an eagle. 10:14) Eagles are pictured in the book of Revelation as creatures attending God’s throne and announcing the judgment messages of God for those on earth. (Exodus chapters 25-28. The Israelites used dye to make blue thread. and brought you to my mountain. 190 .

The Hebrew word “erets” is used to express the term earth. 2. (Genesis 18:25) When the Bible speaks in a figurative and symbolic way about the earth speaks frequently about a society of people. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” is basic to all faith in him. it means he listens to me. (Proverbs 11:22) (Exodus 32:2) The Hebrew word “aghil” designates an earring or a circular ornament. (2 Peter 3:5. 13) (Revelation 20:11. The Hebrew word ne’zem means ornament and can be applied as a nose or earring. 53 [They came out of the tombs after his resurrection. The earth quaked and the rocks split.191 EAR: The ear is the sense organ for hearing and equilibrium. about three o’clock in the afternoon. 52 The tombs were split open and many [dead] bodies were tossed upright [on the ground]. 130:2) (Isaiah 59:1) (1 Peter 3:12) The Bible very effectively uses the word ear in a figurative sense. Something like this probably happened at the time that Jesus Christ died. (Psalm 78:1. (Numbers 31:50) (Ezekiel 16:12) EARTH: The planet earth is the fifth-largest planet of the solar system and the third in order of position from the sun. Jehovah pictures himself as having ears that listen to prayers. sudden tremor. (Isaiah 50:5) The expression “give ear” or “incline your ear” means to pay attention. To have the ears opened means the person receives understanding. 5) Jehovah God’s statement at Genisis 1:1. or shaking of the earth’s surface is part of the composite sign of Christ’s presences noted at Matthew 24:7 and Luke 21:11. 86:6) (Isaiah 51:4) EARRING: People wear rings or other shaped ornaments on their ears as a means of adornment. The earth’s rotation makes day and night possible. When it says: he turns his ear toward me. The Bible speaks of him as possessing symbolic ears at Numbers 11:18 and Psalms 116:1. This can apply to the physical earth as well as the people of the earth. 34:15.) Many people saw them. 18:6. Earthquakes have been known to crack open burial vaults and eject dead bodies from within. (Psalm 94:9) (Proverbs 20:12) The creator of the ear can also hear. Matthew 27:51–53 reports: “The veil (curtain) of the temple was ripped in two from the top to the bottom. This miraculous feature was designed and created by Jehovah God. (Genesis 1:4.] (Manuscript text unclear. an earthquake split the rocko-masses and caused the 191 . 21:1) EARTHQUAKES: A literal and physical earthquake. (Psalms 10:17.” “On the day of Jesus’ death.

” Secular records reveal that earthquakes have been known to do such things.192 tombs to be opened. land and sea at Haggai 2:6. (Genesis 36:20-23) (1 Chronicles 1:40) The Horites lived in Seir before being dispossessed and annihilated by the sons of Esau. SOCIAL UPHEAVAL: The Holy Scriptures liken earthquakes to social upheaval. but only the ejection of dead bodies from the tombs. EARTHQUAKES. That meant east was in front of them. Some people who lived in lands to the east were referred to as sons of the East or Orientals. and many dead bodies were thrown out of them. Ebal was the third son of the Horite sheik Shobal. (Job 1:3) The astrologers that came to see Jesus a year or two after his birth were from “eastern parts.” A severe earthquake occurred on the day of Jesus’ resurrection when the angel descended from heaven and rolled away the stone from in front of his tomb. heaven and earth. The context of verse 51 supports this idea.” The Greek manuscripts that contain Matthew 27:52 are not clearly stated and so there is confusion about how to translate this verse. 2) The Greek word “egeiro” is sometimes translated “raise. EAST: Hebrew: “mizrach’” means sunrising (Deuteronomy 3:27) (1 Chronicles 4:39) and “qe’dhem” means ‘before’ and ‘in front of. which means “resurrect. Earthquakes are often used figuratively in the Scriptures to describe the shaking and overthrow of nations and kingdoms. Since the heavens and the sea are not easily shaken this must be symbolic of social and governmental upheaval. (Isaiah 13:13) (Daniel 5:30. because it says: “The earth quaked and the rocks split. The New Simplified Bible takes the position that this was not a resurrection back to life.” and apply its meaning to the Greek word egeiro. 7. (Deuteronomy 2:12) 192 . (Matthew 28:1. An example of this may be found at Revelation 6:12 where a simbolic earthquake is prophesied.” It means to “awaken from sleep” or “raise” or “physically lift up” or “take up. The action that took place was probably a physical tossing-up of the bodies out of the tombs and onto the ground. Some translators take the Greek word “egersis” in verse 53. 31) Jehovah God speaks of shaking the nations.” (Matthew 2:1) EBAL: A descendant from Seir. These dead bodies were seen by many people.’ (Ezekiel 48:2) The Hebrews faced the rising sun when determining direction. This could apply to social upheaval as well as literal earthquake activity.

EBONY: Ebony is the wood that comes from the Diospyros ebenum tree. Joshua built an altar to Jehovah in Mount Ebal. They are separated by the beautiful Valley of Shechem just west of the Jordan River. SON OF JONATHAN: Ebed returned with Ezra along with 50 males of the house of Adin to Jerusalem from Babylon. (Jeremiah 38:7-13) EBENEZER. FATHER OF GAAL: Ebed was the father of Gaal. 12) The stone was somewhere between Mizpah and Jeshanah. 39-41) EBED. Thirty-four thousand Israelites died. close grained. They intended that he should die there without food. The tree grows tall and it has soft white outer wood. (Jeremiah 38:4-6) Ebed-Melech publicly approached the king and courageously appealed in behalf of Jeremiah. The enemy captured the Ark of the Covenant. 12-14) (Joshua 8:30-35) EBED. These evil princes threw Jeremiah into the miry cistern of Malchijah in the Courtyard of the Guard. (Genesis 12:6) After Israel’s victory at Ai. 5:1) EBENEZER STONE: This stone was erected by Samuel 20 years after Israel’s victory over the Philistines with God’s help. (Deuteronomy 11:29. The princes of Judah falsely charge Jeremiah with sedition. The inner heartwood is very hard. Zedekiah surrendered the prophet into their hands. 30) Abraham once camped in the valley near the big trees of Moreh. He led the landowners of Shechem in an unsuccessful attempt to rebel against Abimelech. (Deuteronomy 27:1-8. 29. At Moses behest. It is opposite Mount Gerizim. black or dark 193 . 17.193 EBAL. (Ezra 8:6) EBED-MELECH: Ebed-Melech was an Ethiopian eunuch from the house of King Zedekiah. 18. (Judges 9:26. including Hophni and Phinehas. BATTLE GROUND: Ebednezer was the place where Israel was defeated twice by the Philistines. MOUNT: Mount Ebal is a mountain situated in the district of Samaria. he wrote a copy of the law of Moses upon the stones. Zedekiah responded favorably so Ebed-Melech took 30 men to the cistern and let down ropes and pieces of cloth for Jeremiah to place under his armpits in order to bring him out of the cistern. (1 Samuel 7:2. (1 Samuel 4:1-11.

20) ECBATANA: Ecbatana was the capital city of ancient Media about 700 B. 28) EBEZ: This town was located in Issachar’s territory. God’s garden. It shines or polishes to a high gloss and is very desirable for ornamental articles. This book is a book containing great wisdom. The boundary of a surface.” See: FOREVER EDEN. (Genesis 25:30-34) The people of Edom lived in the land of Seir.E. The thin cutting side of a blade. Ecclesiastes. face.C. (Genesis 14:6. Esau’s sons disposed the Horites and took over the region. It was given to him because he sold his birthright for the red stew. “They will be killed by the edge of the sword…” (Luke 21:24) EDOM: Esau.” Ezekiel 28:13 states: “You were in Eden. GARDEN OF: Jehovah God created the Garden of Eden as a home for Adam and Eve. (Ecclesiastes 1:13) Solomon was inspired by Holy Spirit to reveal the truth about the future of the earth: “One generation goes and another generation comes. (Ecclesiastes 1:1. edge.194 brown in color. but the earth remains forever (perpetually). 36:20-30. 12) King Solomon was the congregator and writer of the book by that name.”(Ecclesiastes 1:4) The conclusion of Solomon’s search is summed up in words found at Ecclesiastes 12:13. (Joshua 19:24. Ebony is mentioned only once in the Holy Scriptures at Ezekiel 27:15. Front. “Respect God. (Ezra 6:1. 2) ECCLESIASTES: The Hebrew word “Qohe’leth” and the Greek word “ekklesiastes’” means congregator. and obey his commandments for this is the whole duty of man. EBRON: Ebron was a boundary city apportioned to Asher. Greek: stoma.” EDGE: Hebrew: paniym (paw-neem’).” Isaiah 51:3 reads in part: “Jehovah will surely comfort Zion…He will make her deserts like Eden and her wastelands like the Garden of Jehovah. (Joshua 19:17. (Genesis 2:8-3:24) (Joel 2:3) Genesis 2:15 says: “Jehovah God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. was given the name Edom. Jacob’s twin brother. De 2:12) Much of the Land of the Edomites lies east 194 .

(Job 36:22) (Psalm 71:17) (Isaiah 30:20) Under the Law parents were the primary educators. 34) EGLAH: Eglah was the mother of King David’s sixth son Ithream. (Isaiah 15:1. 21. (Exodus 35:34) Young women were educated in household duties. (2 Samuel 3:5) (1 Chronicles 3:3) EGLAIM: Eglaim was a town identified by Isaiah in the prophecy about Moab. responsible for their children. (Genesis 18:12) (1 Peter 3:5. taking possession of his territory. 27) (Deuteronomy 4:9. 35.195 of the Arabah in the high mountains. EDREI. (Exodus 12:26. Since there is no absolute proof the New Simplified Bible uses the proper noun Eglath Shelishiyah. 40) (Mark 12:32. 37) EDUCATION: Jehovah God is the great Educator and Instructor. 6) Jesus was considered the Great Teacher (rabbi). born in Hebron. The highest peaks range near 5. 6:7. (Joshua 19:32.” The King James Version uses this term in Jeremiah and thus compares Moab to a sturdy young cow. 13:12) A battle was fought at Endrei between the Israelites and King Og’s militry force.600 feet in altitude. (Joshua 12:4.8) “Everywhere at Moab's borders the sound of crying is heard. No one can equal his ability. ROYAL CITY : This Edrei was the royal city of King Og of Bashan. However. some scholars believe that this Hebrew term is not a proper noun. 20. The Israelites defeated Og and his people. (Mark 9:5) (John 7:46) (Luke 20:39.” (Isaiah 15:8) EGLATH-SHELISHIYAH: This term is used at Isaiah 15:5 and Jeremiah 48:34 in the pronouncement of doom against Moab. They call it a symbolic expression that should be translated “a three year old heifer. It might be referring to a place in Moab. (Joshua 13:31) EDREI. 11:19-21) Young men were educated in a trade. CITY OF NAPHTALI: Edrei was a fortified city of Naphtali. It is heard at the towns of Eglaim and Beerelim. 195 . (Numbers 21:3335) (Deuteronomy 3:1-10) The city was given to Manasseh as part of its inheritance.

It is situated 125 miles inland on the Sinai Peninsula. (Exodus 12:12) Dealing with all those gods must have enboldened Pharaoh to disdainfully question Moses and Aaron: “Who is Jehovah. (Psalm 105:23.” But “they did not throw away their disgusting idols. He led a confederacy of Moab. is near the Delta of the Nile River. near Jebel et-Tih. He then killed many of its inhabitants. (2 Kings 24:7) This Valley of Egypt was also called the Wadi ei’Arish. 5) (1 Kings 8:65) (Isaiah 27:12) The land was not actually in Egypt but Egypt’s domain extended up to that point. (Genesis 50:11) The terms Egypt and Egyptian are found 700 times in the Bible. 35. 34. (Joshua 15:39) EGYPT: Egypt is designated by the Hebrew name Mizraim in the Hebrew Scriptures. It is called the land of Ham in certain Psalms.196 EGLON. the land of Canaan. It is a dry riverbed in the summer and a swollen river in the rainy season. KING OF MOAB: Eglon was king of Moab in the days of the Judges of Israel. one of the capitals. Every city and town had its own local deity. Joshua killed the five kings involved and later conquered Eglon. 48:28) Egypt. (Genesis 46:20) (Jeremiah 46:19) (Hosea 9:6) Polytheism (belief in multiple gods) was prevalent in Egypt. 27. (Joshua 10:1-5. A ROYAL CANAANITE CITY: The king of Eglon. A list containing the names of 740 gods was found in the tomb of Thutmose III. 106:21-22) Egypt lives along the Nile River. (Numbers 34:2. Memphis. a Canaanite city. (Judges 3:12-25) EGLON. 22-27. It is called the land of Ham in certain Psalms. Jehovah instructed the Israelites to throw away “the disgusting idols they loved and not to make themselves unclean with the false gods of Egypt. (Psalm 105:23. 8) EGYPT VALLEY: This long ravine marks the boundary of the Promised Land. (Ezekiel 20:7. and would not survive without the water from the river. 27. 196 . false gods of Egypt: Egypt is designated by the Hebrew name Mizraim in the Hebrew Scriptures. 12:12) Eglon was then included in the territory of the tribe of Judah. Ammon. that I should obey his voice to let Israil go?” (Exodus 5:2) The Egyptians practiced the most degrading idolatry of all when they worshiped animals. (Genesis 50:11) The terms Egypt and Egyptian are found 700 times in the Bible. joined a confederacy against Gibeon after the city made peace with Joshua and israel. (Ezekiel 47:19. 106:21-22) Egypt lives along the Nile River. and Amalek in their assault upon Israel.

16. 11 miles east of Ashdod. Jerahmeel’s firstborn. 20:16) (1 Chronicles 12:2) The Moabites were defeated by the Israelites.000 Moabites. in other words he was left handed. (Judges 3:15. A list containing the names of 740 gods was found in the tomb of Thutmose III. Ehud crafted a two-eged sword for himself. Every city and town had its own local deity. The Bible says Ehud was less capable with his right hand. and to men. 10. (Ezekiel 20:7. 32. 8) EHUD. that I should obey his voice to let Israil go?” (Exodus 5:2) The Egyptians practiced the most degrading idolatry of all when they worshiped animals. of the tribe of Judah. Memphis. 197 . to false gods. (Exodus 12:12) Dealing with all those gods must have enboldened Pharaoh to disdainfully question Moses and Aaron: “Who is Jehovah. (1 Chronicles 6:6. one of the capitals. OF JEDIAEL: Ehud was a descendant of Jediael of the tribe of Benjamin. Jehovah instructed the Israelites to throw away “the disgusting idols they loved and not to make themselves unclean with the false gods of Egypt.197 and would not survive without the water from the river. 35:2) SEE:ELOHIM. 5. He was a valiant and mighty man. SON OF GERA: Ehud son of Gera was of the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Ch 2:4. (Genesis 46:20) (Jeremiah 46:19) (Hosea 9:6) Polytheism (belief in multiple gods) was prevalent in Egypt. He was born through the lineage of Bilhan. (Jos 13:3) EL: The Hebrew word “El” is translated God in English. It is used with reference to Jehovah. God raised up a savior in the person of Ehud. 9. 27) EKRON: Ekron was a leading Philistine city somewhere near Khirbet el-Muqanna’. (Genesis 31:30. is near the Delta of the Nile River. 46:3) (2 Samuel 22:31) The Hebrew word “Elohim” is also translated God in English. It also means “Mighty One” and “Strong One. (Judges 3:15) He was chosen by God to deliver the nation from the 18 year control of King Eglon of Moab. 25. 11) EHUD.” (Genesis 14:18. (Judges 3:12-14) When the Israelites finally asked Jehovah for help. God permitted this bondage because they did what was bad in Jehovah’s eyes.” But “they did not throw away their disgusting idols. (Judges 3:15-30) EKER: Eker was the son of Ram. who killed more thant 10.

” (Genesis 10:22. 16. This area is a fertile plain on the east side of the lower Tigris Valley. (1 Chronicles 4:15) ELAH. in their territories and nations.. the last monarch of the northern kingdom. DESCENDANT OF BENJAMIN: This Elah was from the tribe of Benjamin. (1 Kings 16:8) Zimri. 7. 43) (1 Chronicles 1:52) ELAH. one of Solomon’s 12 deputies who provided food for the king and his household. SON OF SHEM: Elam was one of five sons of Shem. It is one of the principal wadis running from the Philistine plains through the Shephelah and into the mountains of Judah. On the day of Pentecost. (1 Chronicles 9:3. (1 Samuel 17:52) ELAM. (1 Kings 4:7. 8) ELAH PLAIN: The Elah Plain was the fertile Wadi-es-Sant. Elah became king in about 952 B.E. 18:1. KING OF ISRAEL: Elah was the fourth king of the northern ten-tribe kingdom of Israel. 33 C.C. SON OF CALEB: This Elah was the son of Caleb the spy. (Genesis 36:40. FATHER OF THE LAST MONARCH: Elah was the father of King Hoshea. the commander of half of the chariots. 17:1. (1 Kings 16:1-14) ELAH. It is likely that he live in the village of Elath. The defeated army fled down the valley to the Philistine Plain and the cities of Gath and Ekron. 40) The nearby Philistine Plain was where David defeated the Philistines.198 ELA: Ela was father of Shimei. 41. put him to death and tookover the reign in fulfillment of God’s prophecy. Elamites were among the crowds of 198 . The sons of Shem are listed “by their clans and languages. This plain was only about one quarter of a mile wide and well watered. THE EDOMITE: Elah was an Edomite sheik. When his father Baasha died. Both Assyria and Babylon took their turns at dominating Elam.E. Elah was the father of Kenaz of the tribe of Judah. (1 Samuel 17:1. He lived in Jerusalem. The people and leaders of the area controlled various countries nearby and were controlled by these countries. 18) ELAH. 9) ELAH. (2 Kings 15:30. 31) (1 Chronicles 1:17) In history the name Elam applies to an area in southwest Iran called Khuzestan.

(Acts 2:8. Ephraim was killed along with his brother Ezer by the men of Gath.” Joshua asked Moses to restrain them. 21) 199 . (Deuteronomy 2:8) EL-BETHEL: Jacob erected an altar in obedience to God’s command and he named it El-Bethel. (1 Chronicles 7:20. ELAM. Moses gathered the 70 older men to a meeting. 7) ELDAAH: Eldaah was a son of Midian. recapitulation of the Israelites’ 40-year trek through the wilderness. ELATH. (1 Chronicles 25:1. The prophet Jeremiah sent his letter to the exiles in Babylon. (Genesis 35:1. THE GATEKEEPER: This Elam was a Levite gatekeeper during David’s reign. 2.199 people who heard the message spoke in their own languages. SON OF SHASHAK: Elam the son of Shashak was a leader of the tribe of Benjamin. 26:1-3) ELAM. (Jeremiah 29:1-3) Elasah was the son of Shaphan. ELOTH: A site mentioned in Moses. Moses replied: “I wish all Jehovah’s people were prophets and that Jehovah would put his Spirit on them. 28) ELAM. He was the son of Meshelemiah of the family of Korahites. It was written by the hand of Elasah and Gemariah. (Genesis 25:1. God’s Spirit came over Eldad and Medad and “they began to shout like prophets. the fourth son of Abraham by Keturah. 9) Jeremiah foretold that the Elamites would cease being a nation at Jeremiah 49:34-39 and that has come to pass. 42) ELAMITES: Elamites were people who lived at Elam or were formerly from Elam. (Nehemiah 12:27. 4) (1 Chronicles 1:33) ELDAD: Eldad was one of the 70 older men selected by Moses to assist him in carrying the load of the people. ELASAH: Zedekiah sent Elasah to Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon. 25. THE LEVITE: This Elam was a Levite who was present at the inauguration of the wall of Jerusalem by Nehemiah.” (Numbers 11:13-29) ELEAD: Elead was probably the son of Ephraim. (1 Chronicles 8:24.

(Exodus 6:16. It was located in the country east of Jordan about 2 miles northeast of Heshbon. 18. 44) ELEAZAR. DESCENDANT OF JONATHAN: Eleasah was related to Johnathan the son of King Saul. SON OF HIGH PRIEST AARON: Eleazar was the third son of Aaron by his wife Elisheba. 14:23. (1 Chronicles 8:33-37. 38. 23) (Numbers 3:2) The entire priesthood of Israel at the time of its installation by Moses included Aaron and his sons. (Numbers 20:25-39. and Ithamar. (Numbers 32:3-5. 40) ELEASAH. 16:9) (Jeremiah 48:34) ELEASAH. 1 Peter 5:1-3. (Ezra 2:36. Titus 1:5-9. He and his peers headed Ezra’s incitement to dismiss their foreign wives. Ephraim was killed along with his brother Ezer by the men of Gath. (1 Chronicles 2:33. (1 Chronicles 7:20) ELEALEH: Elealeh was a city mentioned along with Heshbon. 15:2) The qualifications for elders are conveyed in God’s Word at Acts 20:28. He was a descendant of Judah through Jerahmeel. When his father. SON OF HELEZ: Eleasah son of Helez was the father of Sismai. (1 Chronicles 7:20. 20. 9:39-43) ELEASAH. Isaiah and Jeremiah prophesied that Elealeh would soon cry out because of the nations’s collapse. 37) It fell under Moab’s control centuries later. 34. (Numbers 11:16-25) (Acts 11:30. 10:22. THE PRIEST: This Eleasah was a priest of the sons of Pashhur. A few months later he became the first high priest to officiate in the Promised Land. Eleazar became the high priest.200 ELDER: Older men who led God’s people. The tribe of Reuben rebuilt the city after it was conquered. Abihu. He was 70 years old when he became high priest. Aaron died. Eleazar. Nadab. 1 Timothy 3:1-7. 21) ELEADAH: This was one of Ephraim’s descendants. 33:37-39) (Deuternomy 10:6) (Joshua 4:19) 200 . (Isaiah 15:4. They were appointed leaders in the congregation. 39. He was of the family of Kohath the son of Levi. ELEAD: Elead was probably the son of Ephraim.

THE HIGH PRIEST: Eli was a high priest of Israel. attitudes. (Ezekiel 1:4. why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far away from my deliverance. (1 Samuel 3:1) His two sons. The elements mentioned at 2 Peter 3:10 in the Holy Scriptures are spiritual and figurative in nature. He was one of David’s mighty warriors. The spirit of the world will be dissolved (eliminated) and all who display this evil spirit will be destroyed. He was a descendant of Aaron’s fourth son Ithamar. Lama. (1 Samuel 4:18. and goals. Samuel began to be a prophet during this time. “Eli.201 ELECTRUM: The shining alloy of gold and silver is electrum. Eli refused to remove them from office and only rebuked them mildly. Sabachtani?” They mean “My God. In the physical it is a substance that is part of mater or part of the physical universe.m. or about 3:00 p. 8:2) ELEMENTS: Greek: stoicheion (stoy-khi’-on) element. my God. (1 Samuel 3: 1114) ELI. SON OF JAIR: Elhanan was the son of Jair. (1 Chronicles 20:5) ELHANAN. 3:10-13. principle. my God. so far away from the words of my moaning?” 201 . 27. LAMA. rudiment. 47) (Mark 15:34. So the judgement of Jehovah was delivered to Eli’s house. Eli. why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46. 35) This utterance to his heavenly Father fulfilled the prophetic words David wrote at Psalm 22:1. SON OF DODO: Elhanan was the son of Dodo of Bethlehem. 19-21) There was a spiritual famine in Israel at that time. ways. In the war with the Philistines he struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittitie. served as officiating priests but they were good for nothing men. (2 Samuel 23:24) (1 Chronicles 11:26) ELI. “My God. SABACHTANI: These are the Hebrew words Jesus called out as he was dying on the stake. ELI. Hophni and Phinehas. ELHANAN. (2 Samuel 8:17) (1 Kings 2:27) (1 Chronicles 24:3) (Exodus 6:23) Eli judged Israel for 40 years. They are the fundamental things that give the world its ungodly characteristics. It glows a brilliant yellow when heated in a furnace. An element can be applied both in figurative and physical application. about the ninth hour.

ARMY OFFICER FROM BENJAMIN: This Eliada was the commander of 200. 28. (2 Chronicles 17:12. Rezon was a resistor of Solomon. He assised with the music when King David had the Ark of the Jehovah moved to Jerusalem from the house of Obed-edom.202 ELIAB. His tribe was a part of the three tribe division of Judah. (2 Samuel 5:13-16) (1 Chronicles 3:5-8) Eliada was called Beeliada at 1 Chronicles 14:7. 25. The Gadites were valiant. (1 Kings 11:23) ELIADA. (1 Samuel 17:13) (1 Chronicles 2:13) Jehovah rejected Eliab and selected David to be king.000 bowmen during Jehoshaphat’s reign. (1 Chronicles 12:1. 34) ELIAB. He was born at Jerusalem. SON OF DAVID: Eliada was the son of David. 8. Dathan and Abiram. 9. 16) Eliab was commander of the army of his tribe. FIRSTBORN OF JESSE: This Eliab was the firstborn of King David’s father Jesse. He was father of Memuel. 12. supported Korah in his rebellion against Moses. (1 Samuel 16:6-12) ELIAB THE GADITE: This Eliab was one of the Gadites who attached themselves to David while he was still under restriction because of King Saul. (Numbers 2:3. ANCESTOR OF SAMUEL: Eliab was a Levite of the family of Kohathites. (Numbers 1:1-4. 9. 26:8-10) (Deuteronomy 11:6) ELIAB. (Nehemiah 16:1. (1 Chronicles 15:18. He was ancestor of Samuel the prophet. 10:14-16) ELIAB. 17) 202 . mighty warriors. ELIADA. SON OF PALLU: Eliab was the son of Pallu of the tribe of Reuben. 20. 14) ELIAB. SON OF HELON: Eliab was the son of Helon of the tribe of Zebulun. 27. 33. 7. 16:5) ELIADA. His other sons. FATHER OF REZON: Eliada was the father of Rezon. (1 Chronicles 6:22. THE LEVITE MUSICIAN: Eliiab was a Levite Musician of the second division. He was one of the 12 chieftains appointed by Jehovah to aid Moses and Aaron in counting the sons of Israel for the military.

41) ELIAKIM. 37. 36. He was one of the 12 chieftains Jehovah selected to assist Moses and Aaron.E. 203 . ANCESTOR OF JOSEPH: Eliakim was an ancestor of Jesus’ adoptive father Joseph. OF DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN: This Eliam was one of David’s mihgty men. (2 Kings 23:34) ELIAKIM. The large and powerful military force came to demand the surrender of the city of Jerusalem. 37:1. 2) (2 Ki 18:17. The three of them reported Sennacherib’s words to King Hezekiah.C. LEVITE PRIEST: This Eliakim was one of the Levite priests who played trumpets and marched in procession for Nehemiah at the inauguration of the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem. ANCESTOR OF MARY : Eliakim was an ancestor of Jesus’ earthly mother Mary. 2) ELIAKIM. FATHER OF BATHSHEBA: Eliam was the father of Bathsheba. (2 Samuel 11:3) He was also called Ammiel at 1 Chronicles 3:5.C. (Matthew 1:13) ELIAKIM. Eliasaph was in charge of the army of his tribe. (Isaiah 36:11. KING OF JUDAH: Eliakim was king of Judah from 628 to 618 B. (2 Samuel 23:32) (1 Chronicles 11:33) ELIAKIM. Their task was to count the males for the army. (Isaiah 22:15-24) One of his official duties was to accompany Shebna the secretary and Joah the recorder to meet with Rabshakeh. He was the son of Ahithophel. OF THE HOUSE OF HEZEKIAH: Eliakim was the son of Hilkiah and the chief administrator of the house of Hezekiah the king of Judah at the time the Assyrian king Sennacherib invaded Judah in 732 B. (2 Samuel 23:34) ELIASAPH. Pharaoh Nechoh placed him on the throne and changed his name to Jehoiakim. 19:1. Eliakim was King Josiah’s son. the military leader from Assyria. He was one of Davids mighty warriors. (Nehemiah 12:31. SON OF DEUEL: Eliasaph was the son of Deuel (or Reuel) of the tribe of Gad. (Luke 3:30) ELIAM. ELIAM.203 ELIAHBA: Eliahba was a Shaalbonite. 26. 18.E. 22.

13:4. He was appointed by David. 12) ELIASHIB. the son of Chislon. (Numbers 2:10-15. 5. 17. 10. Eliasaph supervised the transporting of the tent coverings and screen of the tabernacle entrance. Eliashib was high priest in the days of Nehemiah and worked with the other priests to rebuild the Sheep Gate of the wall of Jerusalem. 44) ELIASHIB. 27. 4-6. Jehovah appointed him to have a direct part in dividing the Promised Land between the Israelites. (1 Chronicles 25:1. DESCENDANT OF BANI: This Eliashib was a descendant of Bani. (Ezra 10:16. 28) ELIATHAH: Eliathah was a son of Heman. 17. (1 Chronicles 24:1. (Numbers 3:21-26) ELIASHIB. The lot of the eleventh priestly division fell to Eliashib at the time David reigned. THE GATEKEEPER: Elieho-enai was a Korahite gatekeeper. 18. He was the chieftain of the paternal house of the Gershonites. 34. GRANDSON OF JESHUA: Eliashib was the grandson of Jeshua. 44) ELIASHIB. 27) ELIDAD: He was a Benjamite chieftain. 17. He was among those putting their foreign wives away. During the rule of King David. 21. 79. Eliathah was chosen by casting lot to be a musician in the twentieth service group at the house of Jehovah. 10. DESCENDANT OF ZATTU: This descendant of Zattu was among the men sending their foreign wives away. 29) ELIEHO-ENAI. 10:18-20) ELIASAPH. He dismisssed his foreign wife at the time Ezra warned them to do so. He was among those who returned from Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel. 5. (Numbers 34:17. SON OF LAEL: This Eliasaph was the son of Lael. Elieho-enai was 204 . 42-47. (Ezra 10:16. 7:1. 36. 27. SON OF AARON: Eliashib was a Levite from the sons of Aaron. 2. 6. 44) ELIASHIB.204 They served with the tree-tribe division of the camp of Reuben. (Nehemiah 12:1. (Ezra 10:16. LEVITE TEMPLE SINGER: This Eliashib was a Levite Temple singer. 9.

8) ELIEZER. (1 Kings 4:13) 205 . (Ex 18:4) Eliezer had only one son. PLAYED A TRUMPET: David had the Ark of Jehovah moved to Jerusalem from the house of Obedl-edom. 4) ELIENAI: Elienai was a descendant of Shimei of the tribe of Benjamin who dwelt in Jerusalem. Eliezer and six other priests loudly played trumpets before the Ark of Jehovah. 3) Eliezer was spoken of as the oldest servant and manager of Abraham’s household. ANCESTOR OF MARY: This Eliezer was an ancestor of Mary the earthly mother of Jesus. (Luke 3:29) ELIHOREPH: This man was a son of Shisha who. 26:25. 56) ELIEZER.” (Genesis 15:2. 28) ELIEZER. Rehabiah. Many descendants came through Rehabiah. He was named Eliezer because God helped Moses by delivering him from Pharaoh’s sword. He was an heir of Abraham. (1 Ch 23:17. A MAN FROM DAMASCUS: This man was from Damascus. (1 Chronicles 26:1-3) ELIEHO-ENAI. Abrahams referred to him as “a son of my household. (Genesis 24:2. (1 Chronicles 8:1) ELIEZER. 26. 12-14. (1 Chronicles 15:24) ELIEZER. SON OF MOSES: Eliezer was the younger of Moses’ two sons. He was a prophet who prophesied that Jehovah would put a stop to King Jehoshaphat’s shipbuilding partnership with the wicked King Ahaziah. He was a descendant of Benjamin.205 the seventh son of Meshelemiah of the tribe of Levi. (2 Chronicles 20:35-37) (1 Kings 22:48) ELIEZER. (1 Chronicles 7:6. SON OF ZERAHIAH: This man traveled with 200 men of the paternal house of Pahath-moab at the time of the return from Babylon to Jerusalem with Ezra. SON OF DODAVAHU: Eliezer was the son of Dodavahu of Maresha. along with his brother Ahijah. served as a secretary for King Solomon. 4. (Ezra 8:1. SON OF BECHER: This man was the son of Becher.

of the family of Ram. He was first sent by Jehovah to announce punishment upon Israel for their sins. Out of respect for their age he remained silent until they finish speaking. He was also called Eliab. Elijah declares that Jehovah the living God of Israel has decreed no rain or dew will fall for years. 33:6) ELIHU.C. While he was there her son dies.E. Believing that wisdom came with advanced years he leaned heavily on God’s Spirit to lead him when he talked. Elijah prays to God and He brings the son back to life. was made of clay and that God was his Creator. (1 Kings 17:1) (James 5:17) Jehovah directs him to the Cherith Valley east of the Jordan in the territory of the tribe of Gad. It was at Horeb that God spoke to Elijah after presenting an awe-inspiring display of power in a wind. It is at this place that ravens bring food to him.E. like Job. (1 Chronicles 27:18. east of the Jordan River. BROTHER TO KING DAVID: This Elihu was believed to be King David’s older brother. Eliphaz. and served through the eight-year reign of King Jehoram of Judah around 907 B.206 ELIHU. He helps them with their needs. He became the prince of the tribe of Judah. This was the first recorded resurrection in the Scriptures. SON OF BARACHEL: Elihu was the son of Barachel. (Job 32:1. and a fire. Bildad. He started as a prophet during the reign of King Ahab about 940 B. (1 Kings 17) Elijah declares that Jehovah is the true God and he has all 450 prophets of Baal slaughtered at the Kishon Valley. earthquake. Elijah made his home in Tishbeh. (1 Kings 18:39-46) A stirring account of Elijah’s encounter with Queen Jezebel and the ensuing trek through the wilderness is found at 1 Kings 19:1-18. 18) Elihu did not offer flattering words to anyone.C. He admitted that he. Bildad and Zophar. the Buzite.2) (Genesis 22:20. (1 Kings 17:6) Elijah meets a widow preparing a final meal for herself and her son with the last of their food. He spoke to Job as a true friend by addressing him by name. a village in the land of Gilead. 22) (1 Samuel 16:6) ELIJAH: Elijah was one of the most prominent prophets of Israel. 22. 21) Elihu listened intently to the debate between Job. (Job 32:2-9. (Job 32:21. Eliphaz. It was the third of Elijah’s eight miracles. 206 . a distant relative of Abraham. and Zophar did not do this.

14) (2 Kngs 2:1-13) (Deuteronomy 21:17) Jesus called Elisha a prophet at Luke 4:27. (Hebrews 11:35) Elisha carried on Elijah’s work of opposing Baal worship. He is transferred to another prophetic assignment. ELIM: The second place where the Israelites camped after crossing the Red Sea had plenty of water. Each promoted worship of the true God Jehovah. (Ezra 10:21. DESCENDANT OF ELAM: Elijah was a descendant of Elam who dismissed his foreign wife. Elisha then takes up Elijah’s official garment that had fallen off of him and assumes his duties as a prophet of Jehovah God. (Ezekiel 10:26. He also sees Elijah ascending in a windstorm to the heavens. (1 Chronicles 24:8) (Ezra 1. 10) 207 . 27. (1 Chronicles 8:1.207 Soon the time comes when Elijah must transfer the mantle of his prophetic office to Elisha. 2. 16:1) (Numbers 33:9. (John 3:13) That is why Elisha does not hold a period of mourning. Elisha then sees a fiery war chariot and fiery horses. (Exodus 15:27. The Hebrew words here are: “shamayim shameh. SON OF JEROHAM: Elijah was the son of the Benjamite Jeroham. his brother Jehoram of Israel. 28) ELIJAH. This transfer takes place during the rule of Ahaziah’s successor. 44) ELISHA: Elisha accompanies Elijah to Jericho and down to the Jordan River. or into the physical heavens where the clouds are. (2 Chronicles 21:12-15) ELIJAH. He lived at Jerusalem. He was a son of Harim. Several years later Elijah writes a letter to the wicked King Jehoram of Judah expressing Jehovah’s condemnation. vegetation and palms. 39) He dismissed his foreign wives when Ezra told him to do so.’” They mean into the sky. ELIKA: Elika was one of King David’s mighty men as reported at 1 Samuel 23:25. SON OF HARIM: This Elijah was a Levite priest. (1 Kings 19:10. 44) ELIJAH. Both Elijah and Elisha were considered part of the “great cloud of witnesses” mentioned at Hebrews 12:1. It was called Elim. When Elijah is taken by windstorm to the heavens he does not die at that time or go into the invisible spirit realm. Both Elijah and Elisha were used by God to perform resurrections.

Each chapter identifies who is speaking. 35) ELIPHAZ. Delaiah. 31. ONE OF JOB’S COMPANIONS: Eliphaz was one of Job’s three companions.208 ELIMELECH: Elimelech and his wife Naomi and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion. Pelaiah. Eliashib. left Judah because of a famine. (Ezra 2:36. Johanan. and his speeches are longest. 22) ELIOENAI. 38. 5 and 15. SON OF BECHER: Elioenai was the son of Becher. where he died. SON OF NEARIAH: Elioenai was the son of Neariah. 44) ELIOENAI. (1 Chronicles 3:10. Eliphaz speaks in Job chapters 4. He obeyed Ezra’s command to send foreign wives away. 24) ELIOENAI. PLAYED THE TRUMPET: Elioenai was a priest. OF THE TRIBE OF SIMEON: This Elioenai was a leader of the tribe of Simeon. 23. He was a descendant of King Solomon. They took up alien residence in Moab. (Nehemiah 12:27. He was among the men who dismissed their foreign wives in Ezra’s day. SON OF PASHHUR: This Elioenai was one of the sons of Pashhur. (Ezra 10:27. (1 Chronicles 4:24. Akkub. 19. (1 Chronicles 7:6. This may be because he was the oldest of the three. and Anani. 41) ELIPHAL: This man was listed among the mighty men of David’s military forces. (Jeremiah 49:7) Eliphaz appears to be the most important and influential of the three comforters. 10:18. Much wisdom is to be gleaned from a complete study of the book of Job. He speaks first in the three rounds of the debate. Nehemiah arranged for a procession to inaugurate the wall of Jerusalem and Elioenai played the trumpet along with other priests in the procession. He was a priest. DESCENDANT OF ZATTU: This Elioenai was a descendant of Zattu. (Job 2:11) He was a Temanite and a descendant of Abraham and distantly related to Job. (Ruth 1:1-3) ELIOENAI. He was proud of his wisdom and boasted about it. Elioenai was the father of Hodaviah. 40. 36-38) ELIOENAI. ( 2 Samuel 23:34) (1 Chronicles 11:26. 208 . He was a descendant of Benjamin. 8) ELIOENAI. This was in the days of the Judges.

16) (1 Chronicles 1:35. 7-9) ELISHAMA. Elishama’s grandson was the assassin of the Jewish governor Gedaliah. GRANDFATHER OF ISHMAEL: Elishama was the grandfather of Ishmael. 27) Elishama was one of the twelve chieftains appointed by Jehovah to assist Moses and Aaron with the registration of the sons of Israel for the military. (2 Chronicles 17:1. He and his fellow priests traveled around through the cities of Judah teahing among the people. (Numbers 1:1-4. 20. 21) ELISHAMA. (Genesis 36:4. (2 Samuel 5:15. 1 Ch 3:8. (2 Kings 25:25) (Jeremiah 41:1-3) ELISHAMA. 7) ELISHAMA. 16. 10:22) ELISHAMA. (2 Chronicles 23:1. 10-12. 41) ELISHAPHAT: Elishaphat was one of the chiefs of hundreds whom Jehoiada the priest took into a covenant. 14:5. 17. (1 Chronicles 2:3. TEACHER AND PRIEST: This man was a priest in the days of King Jehoshaphat. (1 Chronicles 15:17-21) ELISHAMA. SON OF AMMIHUD: Elishama was the son of Ammihud. (Jeremiah 36:12. He was from the tribe of Ephraim and he was the grandfather of Joshua. SECRETARY: This Elishama was a secretary in the court of King Jehoiakim. He was also in charge of the army of his tribe. 15. Elishaphat gave his support to Jehoiada to secure the kingship for Jehoash the rightful heir to the throne. 2:18) (1 Chronicles 7:26.209 ELIPHAZ. (Numbers 1:10. 2) ELISHEBA: Elisheba was the daughter of Amminadab and wife of Mose’ brother Aaron. SON OF KING DAVID: There were two sons born to David in Jerusalem who were called Elishama. 2:18. 36) ELIPHELEHU: This Levite musician acted as one of the directors who played the harp at the time the sacred Ark was moved from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem. (Exodus 6:23) (Numbers 2:3) 209 . SON OF ESAU: Eliphaz was the firstborn son of Esau by his Canaanite wife Adah. SON OF JEKAMIAH: This Elishama was the son of Jekamiah of the tribe of Judah.

3. 2:21) ELMADAM: Elmadam was a relative of Jesus’ earthly mother Mary. (Exodus 6:24) (Numbers 26:11) ELKANAH. 33. (Ezekiel 6:22) (Leviticus 10:4) (Numbers 3:30) Elizaphan was the head of a Levitical family that served during the reigns of David and Hezekiah. Assir and Abiasaph. 19. (Luke 1:39-45) ELIZAPHAN. 2:10. He was one of the twelve chieftains who assisted Moses and Aaron in numbering the sons of Israel. 5. (1 Samuel 1:2. They were appointed by Jehovah to divide the Promised Land into tribal inheritances. (1 Samuel 1:1) (1 Chronicles 6:27. 16) ELIZABETH: Elizabeth was the wife of Zechariah the priest. Elkanah lived at Ramah in the mountains of Ephraim. did not the fate of their rebellious father. ELIUD: Eliud was an ancestor of Jesus’ adoptive father Joseph. 10:18) ELKANAH. (Numbers 1:1-3. She visited Mary the mother of Jesus. (Numbers 34:25) ELIZUR: Elizur was the son of Shedeur of the tribe of Reuben. It was Uzziel who. SON OF KORAH: Elkanah was the son of Korah. SON OF PARNACH: He was the son of Parnach and the leader of the sons of Zebulun. His two wives were Hannah and Peninnah. (Luke 3:28) 210 . He was the father of Samuel the prophet. (2 Samuel 5:15) (1 Chronicles 14:5) He is also called Elishama at 1 Chronicles 3:6. 8.210 ELISHUA: This was one of the sons born to King David in Jerusalem. 34) Elkanah made a yearly pilgramage to Shiloh to worship and sacrifice to Jehovah. 17. SON OF JEROHAM: This Elkanah was the son of Jeroham. They were the parents of John the Baptist. He and his brothers. assisted by his brother Mishael and at Moses’ direction carried the bodies of Nadab and Abihu outside the camp. 5. (Matthew 1:15. (1 Chronicles 15:8) (2 Chronicles 29:13) ELIZAPHAN. SON OF UZZIEL: Elizaphan (Elzaphan) was the son of Aaron’s uncle Uzziel.

(1 Chronicles 12:1-5) ELYMAS: This is the professional name or title taken by BarJesus. (Joshua 15:20. 11. 21:20. (Joshua 15:21. The plural form is used to denote a number of gods.211 ELNAAM: This man was the father of two of David’s mighty men in the military.E. Jeribai and Joshaviah. 19:17-19) 211 . 6 miles west of Bethlehem. or excellence. 35:2) More often it is a plural for majesty. (1 Chronicles 8:1. 30) The city was also called Tolad in 1 Chronicles 4:29. Elohim appears 35 times in the creation account and every time the verb describing what he said and did is in the singular number. and to men. 8. (Acts 8:9-11. 48. Some Bible experts identify it with Khirbet ed-Deir. idol gods. (Joshua 19:44. (Genesis 1:1-2:4) ELON-BETH-HANAN: This city is mentioned at 1 Kings 4:9 as forming part of one of Solomon’s commissariat districts. 12) ELTEKEH: Eltekeh was a city of Dan given to the Kohathite Levites. angels. 59) ELTOLAD: Eltolad was a city in the southern part of the territory of the tribe of Judah. 32. (Acts 13:6-8) Jews of that era who indulged in magical arts and sorcery often assumed a Greek name. ELTEKON: Eltekon was a city in the mountains of Judah. (Numbers 26:26) ELPAAL: He was a descendant of Benjamin. ELONITES: The Elonites were a family descended from Zebulun’s son Elon. (1 Chronicles 11:46) ELOHIM: The Hebrew word Elo-him’ is the plural of eloh’ah. dignity. ELUZAI: Eluzai was one of the Benjamite mighty men who joined David at Ziklag. They mean God. Elohim is used in the Scriptures with reference to Jehovah. It was located near the border of Edom. 23) Some scholars believe it was located 11 miles northeast of Ashdod. (Genesis 31:30. He was a sorcerer and false prophet. a Jew who lived on the island of Cyprus in the first century C.

Oils were injected into the body to preserve it from decay. Persians and Scythians embalmed humans. 14) ELZABAD. (Exodus 26:1. (Jeremiah 5:1. 38:21-23) Cherubs were embroidered on the tabernacle tent cloths. 10. 13. 40) Martha told Jesus that Lazarus’ body would smell after four days. Nicodemus applied myrrh and aloes to Jesus Christ’s’ dead body and bound it with bandages. SON OF SHEMAIAH: Elzabad was a Levite of the family of Korahites. 21. 15. 7. Joseph commanded his servants to embalm his father. (John 19:39. 26:2. 12. (1 Chronicles 12:1. (John 11:39. 3) Joseph was 110 years old when he died and was embalmed. 36) The high priest wore emerald on his breastplate. (Genesis 50:26) Faithful Hebrews and true Christians realized the fact that the body returns to dust after death. 19) EMBALMING: Embalming is the process of preserving a dead body.212 ELZABAD. (Exodus 28:2. 36:8) Mention is also made about embroidered garments. Therefore it is logical to conclude that it was not a general practice among Hebrews and early Christians. 12. 7. (1 Chronicles 26:1. 8. (Genesis 50:2. 15. He was the son of Shemaiah. (Ecclesiastes 3:18-20) (Ezekiel 18:4) The Scriptures seldom mention embalming. OF THE TRIBE OF GAD: Elzabad was one of David’s mighty military men. Obed-edom was his grandfather. The Gadites were considered equal to a hundred or a thousand. 15. This would not have been the case if it had been embalmed. The ancient Egyptians practiced this art by mummifying the body. (Joshua 18:21) EMERALD: Emerald is a brilliant variety of beryl. the Assyrians. 28. 16) EMEK-KEZIZ: Emek-keziz (Keziz Valley) was a Benjamite city located near Jericho in the Jordan Valley. (Exodus 12:35. 18. 30) (Ezekiel 16:1. It is a transparent gemstone composed of aluminum and glucinium silicate and a small amount of chromium. (Exodus 35:30-35. They would use chemicals and also wrap the body in cloth. This artwork was first mentioned in connection with Israel’s tabernacle. In addition to the Egyptians. 39:10) John used the 212 . 2. 17. This was not embalming but it was the custom of the Jews when preparing for burial. It is green in color and came from Egypt. 4. 44) EMBROIDERY: Embroidery is the ancient art of using a needle to stitch threads of various colors into fabric or leather to produce raised ornamentation. Elzabad served as a gatekeeper in King David’s time.

(Matthew 5:10-12. This meeting resulted in the birth of Perez and Zerah. (Genesis 38:12) It is considered by some geographers to be the same as Enam in the Shephelah. (Joshua 17:11) (Judges 5:19) En-Dor is associated with Jehovah’s victory over Sisera mentioned at Psalm 83:9. Without this essential quality. (Deuteronomy 2:10) EMMAUS: This was the village that Cleopas and a fellow disciple traveled to when the materialized Jesus Christ joined them on the day of his resurrection. 83.213 emerald to describe the rainbow that was around about the throne at Revelation 4:1-3. ENAIM. EMIM: The Emim were a tribe that lived in the territory east of the Dead Sea. 10:27) EN-DOR: This city was located on the plain in the territory of Issachar. imprisonment and even death. (Luke 24:13-33) Luke said the village was 7 miles from Jerusalem. (Numbers 1:15. ( Romans 2:7) (Hebrews 10:36) (Revelation 14:12) EN-EGLAIM: A symbolic vision was given to Ezekiel about the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea. They were described as numerous and tall like the Anakim. Christians often face indifference. 30) ENAN: Enan was the father of Ahira the chieftain of the tribe of Naphtali at the time of Moses. 10:16-22. persevere and remain steadfast. Jesus Christ emphatically stated at Matthew 24:13 that he who endures to the end is the one who will be saved. 12. En-Dor is the place where King Saul consulted a spirit medium just before Israel’s defeat at the hands of the Philistines. 31:1-13) ENDURANCE: To endure is to stand one’s ground. 10. In it the waters were to be 213 . intense hostility. (Genesis 38:14-16. (Joshua 17:11-13) It was in the region of Taanach and Megiddo and the Kishon Valley.29. 7:78. 24:9. 13) (Revelation 13:10) All of this requires endurance. ENAM: Enaim was located near Adullam and Timnah. 10. 21. 39) (Mark 13:9. (Joshua 15:34) This is the city where Tamar disguised herself as a prostitute and cohabited with Judah. but it was assigned to Manasseh. (1 Samuel 28:7. 2:29. a person simply could not come into possession of eternal life. hatred.

28) The Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ proclaims: “Vengeance is mine and retribution. for man’s help is in vein. and the Devil are all enemies of Christians and with the help of Jesus Christ and 214 . against the powers. (Genesis 3:4. a liar and father of the lie at John 8:44. but against the rulers. 13) (Revelation 19:11-21) ENEMIES OF CHRISTIANS: Enemies of God are at the same time enemies of mankind because they fight against man’s reconciliation with God. 39) Satan the Devil controls the entire world of mankind including governments. 5) (Revelation 12:9) Jesus Christ identified the spirit creature Satan-the-Devil as a manslayer. Satan is the chief enemy of God. 110:2) (Luke 20:41-43) (Hebrews 10:12. 14) ENEMIES OF CHRIST: The enemies of God are also the enemies of Christ. (1 John 5:19) This makes the world God’s enemy. (John 3:16. 24:9) (John 16:2) Jesus said to continue to love your enemies and do good to those who hate you. 36. Satan the Devil hatefully approached Eve and challenged God’s truthfulness. (Luke 6:27. an opposing military force. (Revelation 16:13-16) God will destroy his enemies. and society at large. (James 4:4) Satan and his demons gather the nations in opposition to God. (Deuteronomy 32:41) (Isaiah 59:18) (Revelation 20:10) The faithful believers who obey Him and endure to the end will be saved. After his resurrection Jesus “sat down at the right hand of God and waited until his enemies were placed as a stool for his feet. (Matthew 13:25.” (Psalm 2:1-9.” (Psalm 108:12) ENEMIES OF GOD: The Hebrew term ‘oh-yev’ and the Greek word ekh-thros’ mean one who is hostile or one who hates. 36) (James 2:26) (Matthew 24:13. religious organizations including churches. “Give us help against the enemy. The apostle Paul wrote this about Christians: “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood. (Matthew 10:22. (Ezekiel 47:8-10) ENEMY: a hostile person or group of people. the flesh. against the world forces of this darkness. against the spiritual forces of wickedness in heavenly places.214 “healed” and fishers were to stand on its shores from Engedi to Eneglaim.” (Ephesians 6:12) (2 Corinthians 10:4) Jesus warned his disciples that the world would hate them and even try to kill them.” (Deuteronomy 32:35) (Romans 12:19) (Hebrews 10:30) The world.

This was the case with Isaac. Enoch walked with God. It was alloted to the sons of Gershon as a Levite city. (Romans 8:7) (Galatians 5:17. (Genesis 14:7) ENOCH: Enoch was the son of Jared. 14) (Judges 14:15. (Joshua 19:32. (Genesis 34:12) (Exodus 22:16. 35. (Genesis 19:8. (Joshua 19:17. the seventh man in line from Adam. 37) EN-MISHPAT: This is another name for Kadesh. rough mountains. (Joshua 15:33-35) EN-GANNIM. 21:21) The selection of the bride and the proposal was arranged by the parents or father of the groom. 21. The rocks of En-gedi are honeycombed with roomy caves. The En-hakkore Spring appeared miraculously. (Genesis 215 . 20) EN-GANNIM. James 4:1) (1 Peter 2:11) ENGAGEMENT: An engagement is a mutual promise to marry. and ridges.215 Jehovah God they will be victorious. David and his men hid in one of these caves. 16. (1 Samuel 23:29) It is filled with rocky passes. It is also called Anem. 17) (1 Samuel 18:25) The ancient Hebrews viewed the engagement as binding as if they were already married. Enoch was one of the “great cloud of witnesses” that lived outstanding examples of faith. 51) The bride price was paid to the parents of the bride. (Genesis 24:50. JUDEAN CITY: En-gannim was a Judean city in the Shephelah 1. In some instances Jehovah selected the bride. 21) EN-HAKKORE SPRING: When Samson was thirsty after he struck down a thousand men he called for water from Jehovah. (Joshua 19:17. (1 Samuel 24:3) There was and is also a city named En-gedi found about 23 miles south east of Jerusalem on the shore of the Dead Sea. (Genesis 24:1-4. 21:27-29) EN-GEDI: The En-gedi was the wilderness territory of Judah where David hide from the pursuing King Saul. 38:6. The parents of the couple usually arranged for the marriage in ancient Israel. CITY OF ISSACHAR: This city was part of Issachar’s inheritance. EN-HADDAH: This city of Issachar was located near En-gannim east of Mount Tabor. (Judges 15:14-19) EN-HAZOR: En-hazor was a fortified city of the tribe of Naphtali.5 miles south of Bethshemesh.

(Joshua 15:7. It was on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin. (Romans 1:29) The Jewish elders were 216 . (Psalm 79:5) The Greek phtho’nos connotes the negative expression of envy. (1 Kings 1:9) EN-SHEMESH: En-shemesh was the last spring found along side of the Jerusalem to Jericho road before reaching the Jordan Valley. The Bible says that Enoch was transferred so as “not to see death. (James 4:5) It is hatred expressed through feelings of resentment and displeasure toward others. It was considered the boundary between the territories of Benjamin and Judah. (Nehemiah 11:25. but God did not permit it. 29) Its name is a combination of Ain and Rimmon. Enosh was 90 years old when he fathered Kenan. His father was 105 years old when he fathered Enosh.” That book was uninspired. 18:11. ENVY: Envy is one of the bad inclinations of sinful man. (Jude 14. 7. prosperity. It was considered the boundary definition between Manasseh and Ephraim. hateful jealousy and envy. ENOSH: Enosh (Enos) was the son of Seth. as found at Joshua 15:32 and 19:7 and 1 Chronicles 4:32. EN-ROGEL: En-rogel was a spring or well near Jerusalem. 12:1) As a prophet he foretold of the time when God would come with His holy myriads to execute judgment against the ungodly. (Joshua 15:1. or it can reflect negative.216 5:18. 17) EN-TAPPUAH: En-tappuah was a spring located by the city of Tappuah. (Genesis 5:6-11) (1 Chronicles 1:1) (Luke 3:38) EN-RIMMON: En-rimmon was a city of Judah. People often envy others material possessions. and he lived to the ripe old age of 905 years. His opposers were planning to kill him. advantages. written many centuries later and not included in the canon of the Holy Scriptures. 15) Violent persecution was brought against Enoch because of his prophesying. 21-24) (Hebrews 11:5. The Hebrew word qin’ah can have a positive application such as exclusive devotion and zeal. 18:16) David’s spies Jonathan and Ahimaaz met at En-rogel where they received information about Absalom’s rebellion. position.” (Genesis 5:24) (Hebrews 11:5. 13) Enoch was not the writer of the apocryphal book: “the Book of Enoch. 8) The city of Tappuah may have received it’s name from this spring. Jehovah God “took him” away from there. (Joshua 17:7. or reputation.

4:12. 16:15) EPAPHRAS: This faithful minister of Christ preached the good news to the Colossians and by the grace of God established the congregation at Colossae. Their descendants wer unfaithful to God. 2. ONE OF THE SEVEN HEADS OF MANASSEH: Epher was one of the seven heads of the tribe of Manasseh. 17) EPHER. He said that anyone practicing these works would not inherit God’s Kingdom. (Philippians 2:25-30) EPHER. 25. When he recovered Paul sent him back quickly and entrusted him with his letter to the Philippians congregation.217 filled with envy when the people followed Jesus. The congregation sent him with a gift for Paul. Epaphroditus became very sick and almost died. loyalty. who was a prisoner at Rome between 59 and 61 C. 26) (Titus 3:3-5) (1 Peter 2:1) EPAENETUS: Epaenetus was a Christian in the congregation at Rome. Macedonia. (Colossians 1:4-8.E. 4:18) While he was in Rome. 13) EPAPHRODITUS: He was a faithful member of the congregation at Philippi. They were valiant. mighty men. Epaphras traveled to Rome to give the apostle Paul a report about the love. But God had mercy on him and kept him alive. (1 Chronicles 4:1. All who seek the help of God’s Spirit and work to resist the tendency to envy will succeed. Paul called him one of the first fruits of Asia the same as Stephanus is referred to as the first fruits of Achaia. (Galatians 5:16-18. He was grandson of Abraham by Abraham’s wife Keturah. (1 Corinthians 1:16. He was of the tribe of Judah. (Genesis 25:2. Paul acknowledges him by name and sends personal greetings at Romans 16:5. of the Colossian congregation. 18) (Mark 15:10) Envy and jealousy go hand in hand and are despicable in Jehovah’s eyes. The apostle Paul declared them to be works of the flesh at Galatians 5:19-21. (Philippians 2:25. SON OF MIDIAN: Epher was the second son of midian. (Matthew 27:1. 4) (1 Chronicles 1:33) EPHER. SON OF EZRAH: This Epher was the son of Ezrah. and steadfast faith. (1 Chronicles 5:23-26) 217 .

a Greek virgin fertility goddess. 2:7.218 EPHES-DAMMIM: Ephes-dammim was a camp site of the Philistines.” (Ephesians 2:10) Ephesians 2:8-10 establish a theocratic fact: It is because we are saved by God’s grace. The most outstanding edifice of the city was the temple of Artemis. (Ephesians 6:10-24) 218 . So no man should boast.” He said: “He who does the will of my Father in heaven will enter.” (James 2:17. 3:8. God prepared these works in advance that we should walk in them. It was between Socoh and Azekah. 4:1. (Ephesians 4:1-6) Christians around the world have memorized Ephesians 2:8. 16) EPHESIANS HIGHLIGHTS: The unity of the entire body of believers is emphesized. might show the exceeding riches of his grace with kindness toward us. 21) We are told to put on the new personality.” (Matthew 7:16. through our faith. 9: “By grace you have been saved through faith. Paul worked in Ephesus. (Ephesians 6:21. ( 1 Samuel 17:1. Ephaesus was a wealthy and important commercial and religious center. (Ephesians 1:1. 22) Ephesus was known for it’s material wealth. 27) Jesus warned: “By their fruits you will know them. (Ephesians 4) The complete suit of spiritual armor provides full protection to a Christian. It is not from you. that we will do good works! James emphasized this when he wrote: “Faith without works is dead. (Ephesians 1:1” Ephesus was the capital city in the Roman state of Asia. He spoke of the “riches of God’s grace” and the “riches of his glorious inheritance in the holy ones. Goliath walked out to mock the battle lines from this camp site. It is the gift from God! It is not the result of works. So Paul’s letter would help Christians to have a proper view of riches. 18.” (Ephesians 1:7. He was in prison in Rome when he wrote the letter.” He also spoke of the “ages to come he (God). 4-10) EPHESUS: The congregation of believers in Ephesus.” The context found in verse 10 is equally important: “For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works. 6:20) His helper Tychicus carried it to the congregation at Ephesus. with Christ Jesus. 3:1. (Acts 18:18-20) (1 Corinthians 6:8-9) EPHESIANS. It was so filled with splendor that it was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World at that time. THE LETTER: The apostle Paul was inspired to write the letter to the Ephesians in the years 60-61 Common Era.

50.” (Deuteronomy 33:17) The territory of Ephraim was mostly mountains and hills covered with forests and with rich and fertile soil. (2 Chronicles 13:19) EPHRATHAH. “be opened. 18) EPHRAIN: Ephrain was a city captured by King Abijah of Judah in his battle against Jeroboam of Israel. He was the younger brother of Manasseh and was born in Egypt before the 7 year famine began. Their father Joseph received the right as firstborn among Jacob’s sons.” (Genesis 41:50-52) Their grandfather Jacob adopted his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh by giving them equal parts of the equals of his direct sons-Ge 48:5. The name Ephraim was applied to the tribe that descended from him. (Genesis 48:13-20) A genealogical listing of Ephraim’s sons.” It means. 34-37) EPHPHATHA: When Jesus Christ healed a deaf man with a speech impediment he spoke the Semitic expression: “ephphatha. 19. 22) (Deuteronomy 21:17) (Joshua 14:4) Jacob blessed Ephraim with preference indicating prophetically that he would become the greater. 9. who said of his name: “God made him fruitful in the land where he had suffered. It reached a little below the waist. is found at 1 Chronicles 7:2027. 5. She married Caleb while they were in bondage in Egypt. (1 Chronicles 2:9. Moses blessed the Israelites and spoke prophetically of “the ten thousands of Ephraim” and “the thousands of Manasseh. (Exodus 28:6-14. Ephlai was a descendant of Perez. a son of Judah by Tamar. WIFE OF CALEB: Ephrathah was the wife of Caleb son of Hezron of the tribe of Judah. He received two parts of his father’s inheritance by means of the tribal inheritance of Ephraim and Manesseh. and later descendants. 17.” (Mark 7:32-34) EPHRAIM. SON OF JOSEPH: Ephraim was the son of Joseph by his wife Asenath. It was warn along with the Urim and Thummim. His name means “fruitful. 4:4) (Exodus 35:30-35) 219 . (Joshua 17:15. (1 Chronicles 5:1) (Genesis 48:21. (1 Chronicles 2:4. He was the father of Obed.” He received the name from Joseph.219 EPHOD: The ephod is a priestly garment that was worn over the shoulder by the High Priest. 22-28) EPHLAL: Ephlal was the son of Zabad of the family of Jerahmeel. concluding with Joshua. 25.

46:12) 220 .” (Joshua 15:9) EPICUREANS: The people who followed the teaching of Epicurus. 48:7) Members of Elimelech’s family are refered to as “Ephrathites from Bethlehem. “Rachel died and was buried on the way to Bethlehem (Ephrath). Jesus Christ healed an epileptic that his disciples had been unable to cure at the account in Matthew 17:1420. The two names were uses jointly in several texts. It’s primary idea was that the pleasure of the individual was the sole good in life. ER. BETHLEHEM: The name Ephrathath was applied to the area aroung Bethlehem. 18) The Epicurean philosophy flourished for seven centuries. a Greek philosopher who taught that happiness is the highest good in life.” (Ruth 1:2. THE MOUNTAIN: Mount Ephron was a mountain ridge located between Nephtoah and Kiriatho-jearim. SON OF JUDAH: Er was Judah’s firstborn son by his Canaanite wife. 19) The prophecy about the Messiah’s birth combines the two names as “Bethlehem Ephrathah. (Genesis 38:1-7. Er proved to be wicked in God’s eyes and so God put him to death before he could father offspring. It was on the northern boundary of the tribe of Judah. The account of Rachel’s death says. The word ephron means a “place of dust. 19.” (Micah 5:2) (Psalms 132:6) EPHRON. Judah took Tamar as a wife for his son Er.”(Genesis 35:16. (Genesis 23:3-20) EPHRON. He owned a field in Machpelah in front of Mamre in Hebron. A large number of people are infected at the same time. EPILEPTIC: An epileptic suffers from a nervous disease causing convulsions and fainting. The Epicureans denied the resurrection hope and instead offered the idea: “Let us eat and drink. for tomorrow we die.220 EPHRATHAH.” (1 Corinthians 15:32) EPIDEMIC: A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease is an epidemic. were called Epicureans. the son of Zohar. (Acts 17:17. SON OF ZOHAR: Ephron was a Hittite. Emphasis was placed on pleasures of the mind rather than on physical pleasures. Abraham purchased this field from Ephron along with the cave located on the field to use as a burial place for his wife Sarah.

(Genesis 10:10) It was located about 110 miles southeast of Babylon on the west bank of the old bed of the Euphrates River. SON OF JOSE: This Er was the son of Jose (Jesus) and the father of Elmadam. (Genesis 25:27. (Genesis 46:16) (Numbers 26:16) ESAU: Esau was the firstborn of Isaac and Rebekah. (Acts 19:22) He was in Corinth when Paul wrote his second letter to Timothy. CITY STEWARD OF CORINTH: The apostle Paul sent greetings to Erastus in his letter to the Romans. At one point in history Assyrian Emeror Asenappar transported the people of Erech to Samaria. “You will not escape from him…” (Jeremiah 34:3) ESEK: Isaac’s servants dug a well for fresh water in the Gerar Valley. He was the twin brother of Jacob and the forefather of the Edomites.221 ER. 30) Esau was fleshly minded and materialistic. get away. Esau is presented as a warning example to Christians so that they will not be materialistic and lack appreciation for spiritual things. (Luke 3:28) ERASTUS. meaning red. (Genesis 25: 22-26. The Philistine shepherds in the area claimed the well as their 221 . MINISTERED TO PAUL: This Christian ministered to the apostle Paul on his third missionary tour. Later Esau was called Edom. (Hebrews 12:16) ESCAPE: run away. This is about 3 miles east of the present course of the river. Paul sent his from Asia to Macedonia along with Timothy. He was given the name Esau because of his very hairy appearance at birth. from the red lentil stew for which he sold his birthright. flee. ERECH: Erech was one of the four cities in Nimrod’s kingdom in the land of Shinar. (Romans 16:23) He was the procurator. Erech was once a burial ground of the Assyrian kings. or steward of the city of Corinth. THIRD SON OF JUDAH: This Er was the third son of Judah by his Canaanite wife. (Ezra 4:9. 10) ERITES: Erite was the fifth son of Gad and forefather of the Erites. (2 Timothy 4:20) ERASTUS. (Genesis 38:2-5) (1 Chronicles 4:21) ER.

Greek: histemi (his’-tay-me). 33. 41) Judge Samson was buried at Eshtaol. 19:40. it is apparent from the actions of Mordecai and Esther that they were both faithful servants of God. (Exodus 13:20) 222 . (1 Chronicles 4:3. (Joshua 15:20. 48. It is believed that Etam and Bethlehem were settled by cose relatives. A crag is a steep rugged rock or cliff. enact. meaning “contention. There was much quarreling over the ownership of the site. accomplish. 16:31) ESTABLISH: Hebrew: qum (koom). Her Hebrew name was Hadassah. ETAM. (Judges 15:8-13) ETAM. She was the daughter of Abihail.5 miles southwest of Bethlehem. While the book of Esther does not mention the name of God. I was later identified as a town on Dan’s border. TOWN OF JUDAH: This town of Judah was about 1. Set up or lay the groundwork for. (Judges 13:25. Three thousand men of Judah captured him and took back to the Philistines. This prompted the name Esek.222 own. Build or create something abstract. establish institute. The Etam Cave was where Samson lived after burning the Philistine’ field. It was part of the tribe of Judah. (Joshua 15:20. SETTLEMENT OF SIMEONITES: This settlement of the Simeonites was located about 27 miles west of Engedi and about the same distance southwest of Jerusalem. Make. 4) ETHAM: Etham was the name of the second campsite where the Israelites stayed during their exit out of Egypt. (1 Chronicles 4:24. The account is found in the Book of Esther. Her older cousin Mordecai was her guardian and one of the king’s servants at the palace at Shushan during the reign of the Persian king Ahasuerus. “I establish my covenant with you: “ (Genesis 9:11) This word is found more than 40 times in the NSB. the uncle of Mordecai. 32) ETAM CAVE: This is sometimes called a crag. ESTHER: Esther was a Jewish orphan girl of the tribe of Benjamin.” (Genesis 26:12-20) ESHAN: Eshan was a city in the mountains of Judah. 52) ESHTAOL: Eshtaol was a city in the Shephelah that belonged to the tribe of Judah.

(Joshua 19:10. (1 Chronicles 15:17. 19) ETHANIM: Ethanim was the seventh lunar month of the sacred calendar of the Israelites. it was allotted to Simeon. and subsequent baptism. SON OF KISHI: Ethan was the son of Kishi (Kushaiah). However. He was a Levite of the family of Gershom. (Numbers 33:7. 8) The act of turning back might have caused Pharaoh to reason that the Israelites were wandering in confusion in the wilderness. Solomon’s wisdom was greater then these men. 42. (Exodus 14:1-4) ETHAN. The account of the Ethiopian eunuch and the evangelist Philip is a wonderful example of teaching. (1 Kings 8:2) It was called Tishri after the Babylonian exile. Several Ethiopian queens used the title Candace.223 (Numbers 33:3-7) They were on the edge of the desert wilderness at Etham whan they reversed their direction and turned back toward Pihahiroth. 13) 223 . conversion. ETHER: Ether was a city in the Shephelah about 1 mile northwest of Beit Jibrin. (1 Chronicles 6:41-43) ETHAN. (Joshua 15:33. It correspond to the first month of the secular calendar. The name comes from the Greek word “Aithiopia. However. (1 Kings 4:31) It is possible that this Ethan wrote Psalm 89.” The ancient Hebrews called the land Cush. 8) ETHAN. It is found in chapter eight of Acts. Ethan was a singer and a cymbalist. This included the one mentioned at Acts 8:27. ONE WISE MAN: Ethan was one of four men who were considered very wise. and tropical rain forest in the south. 19:19) ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia is the region of Africa south of Egypt. savannas and plateau land in the central region. SON OF ZIMMAH: Ethan was the father of Adaiah and the son of Zimmah. He was a Levite of the family of Merari. (Genesis 10:6-8) (1 Chronicles 1:8-10) (Isaiah 11:11) (Ezekiel 30:5) This country contains semiarid plains in the north. It was part of the territory belonging to the tribe of Judah. where they crossed the sea. ETH-KAZIN: Eth-kazin was a site marking the boundary of Zebulun. (1 Chronicles 2:6.

It is said that she fought side by side with the apostle Paul and others in the good news.224 ETHNAN: Ethnan was a son of Ashhur by his wife Helah. The apostle Paul was sailng 224 . minister of state. TIGRIS EUROAQUILO. (Jer 38:7. She was the daughter of Lois. 24. one who served as an attendant. (1 Chronicles 6:39-43) EUBULUS: This was one of the Christian brothers in Rome at the time of the apostle Paul’s last imprisonment. 3:15) EUODIA: This Christian woman was a member of the congregation at Philippi. at Genesis 2:14. EUNICE: Eunice was a Jewess who became a Christian. northeasterly wind. teaching her son Timothy from infancy. 3) Paul probably met Eunice on this first missionary tour when she and her mother Lois became Christians. 7) ETHNI: Ethni was a descendant of Levi through his son Gershom. Paul gave Euodia and Syntyche counsel at Philippians 4:2. He was of the tribe of Judah of the family of Hezron. the wife of an unbelieving Greek and the mother of Timothy. The source of the Euphrates can be found in northeast Turkey about 60 miles from the Black Sea. He is mentioned as sending greetings to Timothy at 2 Timothy 4:21. even violent. EUNUCH: Government official. (Acts 16:1. (1 Chronicles 2:3-5. Ac 8:27) One who voluntarily abstains from marriage could be called a eunuch. valet. The headwaters of the Kara Su River and the Murtat Nehri River flow from Turkey in parallel until they unite near the city of Keban. (2 Timothy 1:5. This is not necessarily one who has had sexual organs removed to prevent reproduction. 9. He was the son of Zerah and the forefather of the musician Asaph. NORTHEASTER: The Euroaquilo was a very strong. There they form the Euphrates River and flow about 1.700 miles to the Persian Gulf. It is first mentioned. SEE HIDDEKEL RIVER. as one of the four rivers having their source in Eden. 4:5. (Acts 14:4-18) She set the perfect example for parents. (Isaiah 56:3-4) (Matthew 19:12) EUPHRATES RIVER: The Euphrates River is the longest and most important river in southwest Asia. 3.

the world wide web (the Internet) using computers. The King James Version calls the wind “Euroclydon” meaning “euros” (east wind) and “klydon” (surge of the sea). He told the couple to become many and fill the earth. The New Simplified Bible uses the English term “Northeaster wind blew down from the island. television. to his death. (Daniel 4:3) The good news of the kingdom is everlasting. The account of Adam and Eve is found in chapters 2 and 3 of Genesis. While attending the apostle Paul’s talks Eutychus fell asleep and tumbled down from a third-story window. one at a time. (Matthew 10:1-27) EVE: The Creator knew that it was not good for man to live alone. on the southern coast of Crete. and even newspapers are capable of reaching large audiences in a short period of time. (Luke 10:1-16) Paul preached to the Greeks. So he placed Adam into a deep sleep and removed a rib from his side. EVANGELISM: The great commission is to preach the good news of the kingdom of God under Christ. A violent windstorm blew up and nearly capsized the ship. (Matthew 28:16-20) Jesus sent out seventy evangelists in groups of two. testified that the account of Adam and Eve is factual and not fictional. After closing up the flesh he built the rib he had taken into a woman. He will not die. (Matthew 19:3-6) Is it possible for the Almighty Jehovah God to create a woman from a rib? Yes! So why bother to question it? EVERLASTING: Jehovah God is eternal. He was the last person reported in the Scriptures to have been miraculously restored to life. (Acts 17:16-34) Evangelism is a gift from God through Christ as reported at Ephesians 4:11. Radio.” (Acts 20:7-12) EVANGELIST.” EUTYCHUS: Eutychus was a young man in Troas. the Son of God. (Genesis 21:33) (Nehemiah 9:5) (Isaiah 40:28) Jehovah’s kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. Other translations use “Euroaquilo” meaning wind from the eastnortheast.225 en route from Fair Havens to Phoenix. (Revelation 14:6) 225 . Jesus used the person-to-person method and sent his disciples out two-by-two. The mass media methods are also very expensive. Jesus Christ. personto-person method. Paul said: “Do not be troubled for he lives. village-to-village and door-to-door to make personal contacts. but the most effective method for teaching the truth to people is the one-on-one.

Evil-merodach immediately released King Jehoiachin of Judah from detention. The Hebrew verb “qa-vav’” means to execrate or curse.” (Isaiah 33:22) (James 4:12) Therefore Jehovah God is an executioner of judgment and vengeance upon violators of His Law. Jehovah God is the Law giver and the Law Enforcer. 19. hurtful and wrong. Evil-merodach gave Jehoiachin a position of favor above all the other captive kings. Midian had seduce Israel to attach itself to the Baal of Peorl. There is only One that is lawgiver and judge. 3:17-19. The territory was given to the tribe of Reuben. 14. EXECUTIONER: Law must have a law enforcer. 23:11. 41:3) (Exodus 33:4) (Deuteronomy 6:22. (Numbers 25:17. It is the quality of being morally wrong in either principle or practice. gloomy.226 EVIL: Evil behavior is morally objectionable behavior. (Exodus 12:12) (Deuteronomy 10:17. 28:35) (Proverbs 23:6. “Jehovah is our Judge. destructive. calamitous. evil. 21) EVIL-MERODACH: Evil-merodach was the Babylonian king who succeded Nebuchadnezzar to the throne. 17. 27. CURSE: Execration is a severe or even violent denunciation of something that is detestable and worthy of cursing. (Numbers 22:11. It is that which causes harm or destruction. bad. 18) (Ezekiel 25:11-17) (2 Thessalonians 1:6-9) (Jude 14. ugly. EVI: Five Midianite kings were put to death at the time Israel’s army fought under Moses to execute Jehovah’s vengeance upon Midian. King Balak tried to get the prophet Balaam to execrate the nation of Israel. These Midianite kings were vassals of Sihon king of the Amorites. (2 Kings 25:27-30) (Jeremiah 52:31-34) EXCLUSIVE DEVOTION: SEE DEVOTION EXECRATION. 18. The apostle Paul was inspired to write: “Return evil for evil to no man” at Romans 12:17. It is recorded at Genesis 2:16. (Genesis 2:9. (Romans 7:9. malignant and envious depending upon the context. 12:17) (Colossians 3:5) (Titus 1:12) (Hebrews 5:14) The first occasion of evil occured when Adam transgressed against God’s law. 24:10) EXECUTION. 13. 25. God is not evil and does not try anyone with evil according to James 1:13. Evi was one of these kings. 21. 28:22) The Greek work “ka-kos’” is defined as morally evil. 31:8) (Joshua 13:15.17. The Hebrew word “ra” is translated as bad. Jehoiachin had been in exile in Babylon for 37 years. 15) The execution of the death penalty in Israel was either 226 . 40:7.

21) (2 Samuel 1:15) (Genesis 18:25) (Psalms 149:6-9) (Revelation 12:7-9. He separated the waters that were below the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse.” The ancient Hebrew concept of the universe was that of solid vault over the 227 .C. The Latin Vulgate used the Latin term “firmamentum. 19:11-16. a second day. 37. (Judges 8:20. 18:912) Judah was exiled to Babylon. God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of the Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus. It was so. It contains faith stirring accounts of momentous signs and miracles performed by Jehovah in order to deliver his people out of Egypt. There was evening and there was morning. 3. God made the expanse. Jehovah’s Messianic King.” (Genesis 1:6-8) The Hebrew word used for expanse is “raqia. 29:28) Israel was exiled by the hand of the Assyrians. 20:1-3) EXILE: A person who is exiled is expelled from his native land or home. 3) Moses is the writer of the book of Exodus and his efforts were completed around the year 1512 B. 11-14) Jehovah warned Israel that they would go off into exile if they became unfaithful. Cain killed his brother Abel and was banished from the ground to become a wanderer and a fugitive in the earth.227 by stoning or by the sword. Jesus Christ.” The Greek Septuagint used the word “stereoma” meaning a firm and solid structure.E.” It tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses. FIRMAMENT: “Then God said: “Let there be an expanse in the middle of the waters. 64. will soon serve as ruler and judge over all the earth. THE BOOK: The second book of the Hebrew Scriptures is called “Exodus. 21) Then there was the Jewish exile at the hands of the Romans. (2 Kings 25:8-11. (Genesis 4:2. (Deuteronomy 28:36. EXODUS HIGHLIGHTS: Exodus 3 Moses directed to lead the people out of Egypt Exodus 3:11-15 Jehovah reveals his name Exodus 7-12 Jehovah delivers plagues on Egypt Exodus 14 Red Sea parted by God Exodus 15 Moses’ song of victory Exodus 20 Ten Commandments EXPANSE. God called the expanse heaven. Let it separate the waters from the waters. (Luke 21:20-24) EXODUS. It is extimated that more than two million people were involved in the Exodus. (Numbers 1:2. (2 Kings 15:29.

The eye is featured many times in the Bible. it is a highly efficient. 14. This was prevalent thinking during the Dark Ages in Europe also. (Genesis 3:19.228 earth. 6:9-11) EYE: The organ used for sight. 32. EXCOMMUNICATE. Otherwise God would expel or cut off the entire congregation. 11) (Revelation 21:8) EXTORTION: Extortion is the act of obtaining money or material wealth from someone by using threats to force them to pay. (Genesis 4:11. DISFELLOWSHIP: Delinquents are removed from membership in an organization or community. 24) Cain was banished as a fugitive in the earth. greed. 10:1) EXPELL. The Christian congregation must remain clean and maintain God’s favor. 18:11. thievery. 21. The Greek word rendered extortioner is “harpax. (1 Corinthians 10:8) Many other examples of expelling are found in the Bible. 8) Extortion is listed in the New Testament along with fornication. (Joshua 7:15. (Luke 3:13. (1 Corinthians 5:9-11. 16) Angels that sinned were thrown into Tartarus. adultery. 10) (Titus 3:10. The apostle Peter says: The eyes of Jehovah are upon the righteous ones. adultery. self-adjusting camera that transmits impulses to the brain. He sentenced Adam to death and drove him and his wife Eve out of the Garden of Eden. 6:9. 20. 19:2. 25) (Numbers 16:27. (2 Peter 2:4) Twenty three thousand fornicators were removed from Israel in one day. 33. (Isaiah 40:15) (Psalms 18:11) Thus the concept of an expanse of gasious substance is expressed. and many more. 6) God has used this expelling practice numerous times. extortion. 12:10. and greediness as sins that will prevent the practicer from entering the Kingdom of God. The Psalmist grasps the expanse as part of God’s works and praise. homosexuality. idolatry. 23. (Psalms 19:1) And Exekiel gives an account that is filled with figurative expressions of an expanse that is like a sprinkle of awsome ice over the heads of the four living creatures. This depicted them as the 228 .” (1 Corinthians 5:10) Tax collectors often practiced extortion to obtain dishonest gain. David pleads with Jehovah to: keep me as if I were the pupil in your eye. The Bible writer Isaiah speaks of a film of dust or clouds.” It also means “snatcher. a prison for spirit beingsl. 13-15) Some of the offenses that could merit expelling from the Christian congregation include unrepentant: fornication. (Ezekiel 1:22-26. (Romans 1:24-32) (1 Corinthians 5:9-13. 35. (Revelation 2:5) (1 Corinthians 5:5.

(1 Chronicles 11:26. sensitive organ that they truly are. There are more than 60 occurrences of the expression: “Then you (or they) will know that I am Jehovah” (Ezekiel 6:7) An interesting point of information about the name Ezekiel is that it is only found twice in the Holy Scriptures at Ezekiel 1:3 and 24:24. 8. 28. He was a prophet during the time the Jews were in exile by the Babylonians in the year 591 B. EZER. Spiritual sight is emphasized in the Bible also. Speaking symbolically Jesus said: The lamp of the body is the eye. THE BOOK: Ezekiel was the writer of the Book of Ezekiel. If your eye is clear your whole body will be full of light. 18. (Matthew 6:22-23) He was speaking about spiritual light or truth. (1 Chronicles 7:20.E. (Ezekiel 1:1-3) His famous vision of the dry bones is found at Ezekiel 37:1-14. (Joshua 15:21. He was one of the mighty men of King David’s military forces. He was killed along with his brother Elead by the men of Gath when they attempted to take their livestock. Ezekiel is referred to as the “son of man. That’s right.” The Divine Name “Jehovah” is highlighted throughout the book. SON OF EPHRAIM: This Ezer was probably the son of Ephraim. 37) EZBON: Ezbon was the son of Gad and the grandson of Jacob. (Genesis 46:16) EZEKIEL. and yet the prophecies found in this large book are earthshaking in stature! EZEM: Ezem was a Judean site given to the tribe of Simeon as an enclave city. 21) 229 . EZBAI: Ezbai was the father of Naarai. EYE SALVE: Eye salve was a substance applied to the eye to aid in healing the eye. The term is used figuratively in the Bible concerning the Laodicean congregation at Revelation 3:17. The recommendation to buy eye salve would have been meaningful to the Laodiceans since they had a famous medical school located there. and 9 vividly depict the detestable practices of the people in Judah. 3) (1 Chronicles 4:24. 29. Ezekiel Chapters 7.C. The reader is reminded of the detestable practices going on in our society and our modern religions today! Over 90 times in his book. 29) It was about 16 miles southeast of Beersheba. 19:1.229 precious.

(1 Chronicles 4:1. Ezra wrote the book of Ezra and the two books of Chronicles. Jether. He was involved in the repair of a section of the wall of Jerusalem under Nehemiah. WRITER OF BOOKS OF CHRONICLES AND EZRA: Ezra was an Aaronic priest who descended from Eleazar and Phinehas. and to teach it in Israel. (Ezra 7:1-6. Ezra’s genuine zeal for pure worship caused him to prepare his heart to consult the law of Jehovah. citing nearly twenty sources of information in the two books of Chronicles. 7) EZRI: Ezri was the son of Chelub. He was the father of Hushah. 10) EZRAH: This was one of Judah’s descendants. 33:35. Under inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit Ezra preserved a great portion of Israel’s history. Epher. As an expert copyist and teacher of the Law he was skilled in both the Hebrew and Aramaic languages. 36) It was situated on the banks of the Red Sea. (Numbers 20:14-22. 4) EZER. He was a prince of Mizpah. He was a scholar and an outstanding researcher. Mered. at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba. He served as the overseeer of the cultivators of the king’s fields during David’s reign. and Jalon are identified as the sons of Ezrah. They moved from there to Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin. This served to verify the fulfillment of prophecy and to encourage Jehovah God’s people. (1 Chronicles 27:26) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY 230 . (1 Chronicles 4:1. (1 Kings 9:26) (2 Chronicles 8:17) EZRA.230 EZER. SON OF HUR: Ezer was the son of Hur of the tribe of Judah. to obey it. SON OF JESHUA: This Ezer was the son of Jeshua. Many copies of the Hebrew Scriptures were needed for the Jews who were scattered to other countries and Ezra no doubt was kept busy as a copyist. (Nehemiah 3:19) EZION-GEBER: Ezion-geber was a campsite where the Israelites camped at the end of the 40 years in the wilderness.

the front part of the head. 2 states: “Faith is the process of being sure of what we hope for.” FAIR HAVENS: (Greek: Kaloi Limniones) Fair Havens is a harbor near the city of Lasea. 14:12) “put 231 . (1 Timothy 1:4.” (John 2:23. A good example of this is found at Luke 9:51 where older translations state that Jesus “firmly set his face to go to Jerusalem. The apostle Peter also reminded believers to stay close to the truth at 2 Peter 1:16. 12:36.231 F FABLE: The Greek word “mythos” means myth. with the bay on the south coast of Crete. The “truth of the good news” spoken of at Gatatians 2:5 offers the contrast between the true teaching of the gospel and perversions of it.” (James 2:26) This makes it abundantly clear that if one does not back up his faith with works he will not receive everlasting life! Therefore it is vital that all Christians live and act in accordance with their faith. the New Simplified Bible spells out what the reference to face represents. life-sustaining faith. false story. (1 Timothy 4:6. 4:7) (Titus 1:14) Mythos is the opposite of ale’theia meaning truth. (Luke 12:56) Searching for the “face of God” means to seek audience with him and implore favorable attention from him.” (1 Thessalonians 3:7) (Titus 2:10) Hebrews Chapter 11 is the Faith Chapter.” (John 7:5) “exert active faith.” (John 3:15-18. 36) “express active faith. and fiction. (Psalm 24:6) In verses where it enhances the meaning. It is evidence of what we do not see. (Matthew 6:16-17) (James 1:23) It can also mean the figurative face. living faith. This active faith is required in order to receive everlasting life. Action terms describing this kind of faith include: exercise faith. The apostle Paul instructed Christians not to pay attention to false stories.” The New Simplified Bible states: “he was determined to go to Jerusalem. God approved of the men of old because of their faith. Hebrews 11: 1.” We read in the letter of James. actively believe. It is with this understanding in mind that the New Simplified Bible uses phrases such as “have an active faith. active faith. 4. “Faith without works is dead. 7) He also prdicted a future time when people would turn aside to false stories instead of the truth at 2 Timothy 4: 3. (Acts 27:5-8) FAITH: The Greek term: “pisteuo” means “have faith. FACE: Hebrew: “paneh” and Greek: “pro’so-pon” mean the literal face.

This includes the Hebrew Scriptures. the household of God. would be fed spiritual food at the proper time. at Matthew 24:3. 232 . (Matthew 10:24. 18:21. Earlier Jesus had shown that he (Jesus) occupied the position of the “master” or “lord” in the illustration. and Isaiah. The requirement of faithfulness applies to all who take responsibility as Christians. whom his lord put in charge of his household. the time of the master’s arrival. Jesus and the writers of the Christian Greek Scriptures referred to the Hebrew Scriptures many times in support of their statements. 11:25.” (John 3:36. 40. servant. he gave his answer in verses 4 through 51. Yet it would not be possible for each and every individual Christian to be placed over “all” his masters’ belongings at the same time.232 active faith. James Strong’s Dictionary describes faith as “conviction of religious truth and reliance upon Christ for salvation. discerning. He concluded his answer with an illustration about the faithful and wise (discreet. We read this at Matthew 25:14-30 and Titus 1:7-9. 26) and “practice active faith” (John 16:9). 25.” (Matthew 24:45-51) The parallel illustration is found at Luke 12:4248. to give their food at the proper time? That servant is blessed when his lord comes and finds him doing his will. FAITHFUL AND WISE SERVANT: When answering the apostle’s question concerning his coming and the end of the age. Psalms. The four books in the Hebrew Scripures quoted from the most are Genesis. 13) Some Bible commentators view the illustration about the faithful and wise servant as a general exhortation to all Christians who have responsibilities in the Christian congregation.” Therefore the faithful and wise servant would be responsible for seeing that the members of the congregation. 6:35. thoughtful and wise.” The entire body of truths taught by Jesus Christ and his inspired disciples constitutes the true Christian faith. modest. Deuteronomy. I tell you he will put him in charge of everything he owns. perceptive) servant: “Who then is the faithful. Further support of this is found at Ephesians 2:19 and 1 Timothy 3:15 where the apostle Paul says the members of the congregation are “members of the household of God. 24:42) (John 13:6. It is a faith based on the complete Word of God.

fictitious. not reality. FALSE DOCTRINE: A false doctrine is a belief that is based on the ideas and private interpretations of men and not based on the Holy Scriptures. The most influential false gods today are ‘things’ such as automobiles. It was one of the birds declared unclean. (Genesis 5:3) Monogamy was the original standard Jehovah set for the family. hawks and kestrel. Be entraped. Suffer defeat. Polygamy was later practiced against God’s original teaching. a lie.233 FALCON: Hebrew: nets mean falcons. Merodach. failure. Asshur and Asherah. not true. The Greek word: “pa-tria’” refers to a family. FALSE GODS: Satan the Devil: The god of this world (age) is the most influencial of the false gods. sudden drop from an upright position. the falcon-headed god was part of a trinity. “The Spirit explicitly says some will fall away from the faith (truth) in later times… (1 Timothy 4:1) FALSE: Not fact. 14:11-16) FAMILY: Hebrew: “mish-pa-chah’” means household and by extension a tribe of people. FALL: Greek: empipto. 15) It all began with Adam and Eve. not actuality. be overwhelmed. (Leviticus 11:16) (Job 39:26) (Deuteronomy 14:15) The Egyptians worshiped many animal gods. deceptive. FALSE PROPHET: If a prophet does not promote each of the following three things he or she is a false prophet: (1) Speak in Jehovah’s name. expensive homes and material wealth. or ruin. (Deuteronomy 13:1-4) It’s that simple. SEE TRADITIONS OF MEN. fake. (1 John 2:15-17) People pay attention to them instead of the worship of the true God. (2 Corinthians 4:4) Many false gods are found in the Bible including: Baal. (1 233 . Included in a very prominent place was the falcon-headed symbol of Horus. Herodotus proclaimed that anyone killing a falcon in Egypt was to be put to death. Combined with Isis and Osiris. fall. even a nation. prophets who engage in disobedience to God’s Word and Law are false prophets! (Jeremiah 6:13. Marduk. Jehovah God is the originator of all families. (2) Prophesy things that actually do come true. (Deuteronomy 18:20-22) (3) Promote true worship in harmony with God’s word and commandments. Move downward and lower. 4. (Ephesians 3:14.

(Luke 18:12) The Bible offers no explicit command for Christians to fast. 13-17) God’s kingdom will put an end to hunger and satisfy the physical hunger of all persons. (Isaiah 5:5. (Joel 3:13) (Revelation 14:18) The threshing sledge was designed to separate the kernels from the ears of grain. (1 Chronicles 21:23) (Job 41:30) (Isaiah 41:15) The wooden winnowing shovel was used for tossing threshed grain into the air so the wind would blow the straw and chaff away. Or degree. “My brothers stay far away from me…” (Job 19:13) FARMER: A person who works the land or keeps livestock. (Isaiah 18:5) (Joel 3:10) Sickles were mainly for reaping standing grain and harvesting the vine. (Revelation 18:8) When a person has hunger and thirst for righteousness and truth he or she will be filled. (Luke 5:33) Proper fasts were practiced to show godly sorrow and repentance because of past sins. (1 Corinthians 11:3) (1 Timothy 2:11-15. “The farmer went out to sow his seed…(Luke 8:5) FARMING IMPLEMENTS: The following are some of the tools used by farmers as recorded in the Bible: Forks were used for winnowing. It was the custom of the Pharisees to fast twice a week. 3) The man is directly appointed by God as head of the family. 7:23-25) Mattocks were used for grabbing and loosening the soil. 6. (Psalm 72:16. 5:14) FAMINE: A literal famine is an extreme food shortage where people go without eating.234 Timothy 3:2) (Romans 7:2. 21) Pruning shears were for pruning the vine. (Matthew 5:6) (John 6:35) (Revelation 7:9. However. space. The text about fasting at Matthew 17:21 in the King James Version is not found in early Greek Manuscripts. (1 Samuel 13:20. (1 Samuel 7:6) (Joel 2:12-15) (Jonah 3:5) Jesus Christ condemned the insincere fasting of the Pharisees at Matthew 6:16-18 and in an illustration at Luke 18:9-14. (Amos 8:11) Famine is one of the plagues to come upon symbolic Babylon the Great. A figurative famine happens when there is a scarcity of hearing the words of Jehovah. (Matthew 3:12) FAST: To go without food for a while as a religious duty. (Isaiah 30:24) (Jeremiah 15:7) Hoes were used for clearing land of weeds and breaking up clods of earth. Isaiah 25:6) FAR: to or from a great distance in time. early Christians did 234 . This word found 113 times in the New Simplified Bible.

It serves as a source of energy and also cushions and insulates vital organs. 3. the people in a household (Genesis 46:31) (Judges 9:18). God is called Father at Isaiah 64:8 and Romans 8:15. 19-21) James says the acceptable form of religion provides for orphans and widows. 14:23) (Romans 14:5. Jesus warned us not to call any man father as a religious title at Matthew 23:9. orphans. Fat can also be representative of great fruitfulness or the best or finest of something.235 fast on special occasions. such as the Hebrew term “chelev” found at Leviticus 3:3 and Judges 3:22. (Genesis 18:19) (Deuteronomy 6:6-7) (Ephesians 6:4) FATHER-IN-LAW: The word for “husband’s father” in Hebrew is “chem. there was fasting and praying. 38:11). 10:35) (Mark 1:30) (Luke 4:38. fatherless boys. fathers house or place of dwelling (Genesis 31:30. (Exodus 22:22-24) (Deuteronomy 24:17.” (Matthew 8:14. and widows were provided with sustenance. (Genesis 45:18) (Numbers 18:12) (Psalms 81:16. (Acts 13:2.” (Genesis 38:13.” The New Simplified Bible translates it “father-in-law. Family heads and fathers are responsible to teach God’s principles to their households. This is found at James 1:27. 21) The feminine form is “chamohth. 147:14) FATHER: Hebrew: “av” and Greek: “pater” mean father. 6) FAT: Fat is a body tissue that contains stored fatty flesh. 12:53) FATHERLESS BOY: A fatherless boy is an orphan. a fact that is overlooked by some religious groups.” (Ruth 1:14) (Micah 7:6) In the Greek Scriptures the word “pentheros” is translated “father-in-law. (John 17:1) (2 Corinthians 1:3) (Colossians 1:3) (Revelation 3:12) Satan the Devil is called the father of the lie at John 8:44. 235 . FATHER’S HOUSE: The Hebrew expression “behth av” could be rendered: dwelling place (Deuteronomy 22:21). 30) (Numbers 26:20-22) (Joshua 7:17).” It is translated “mother-in-law. He is both God and Father to Jesus Christ. When Paul and Barnabas were sent on a missionary assignment to Asia Minor. A fatherless boy has no man in the house to support it. And when elders were appointed in a new congregation there was fasting. or the paternal house of a family or families (Numbers 3:19. Under the Law. 25) (1 Samuel 4:19.

(Genesis 26:20) (Deuteronomy 33:7) (1 Samuel 24:15). When a more exact tool for measuring was not available they would simply measure the distance between the finger tips of a man’s two hands when his arms were stretched in opposite directions. (Proverbs 9:10) (John 3:36) Christians are instructed to please God at Hebrews 12:28: “Let us be grateful and worship God in a way that will please him. prefer. We learn at Proverbs 16:6: “Respect for Jehovah keeps one away from sin. Fear means an expectation of harm or pain. with reverence and awe. The Greek word for fathom is “orguia. The Holy Scriptures make it abundantly clear that a person must be deeply concerned about the consequences of his actions if he does not believe and obey Jehovah God and his Son Jesus Christ.236 Jesus Christ promised his followers that he was going to prepare a place in his Father’s house for them at John 14:2. Sometimes it is rendered: quarrel or contend. apprehensive feeling. (Psalm 103:9) The Holy Scriptures counsel us to love one another and forgive each other and not to find fault with one another. (Colossians 3:13) FAVOR: Hebrew: chen (Khane). graciousness. The term “find fault” is found in both the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures.” (Acts 27:28) FAULT. It is a failing or error. 236 . It is also a defect or imperfection. FATHOM: A fathom is a linier unit of measurement equal to 6 feet of water depth. It is an anxious.” It means to “stretch out” or “reach.” Does this require fear-inspired groveling and cringing before our true God of love? Or does true faith require a positive and loving approach? Is God love? Or is God fear? God is love! We learn this at 1 John 4:8 and 1 Corinthians 13:13. Depts are determined with a sounding line. The Bible often describes a fault as an occasion of blame or a cause for disapproval. Kindness.” This respect is a deeply expressed reverence out of love. FAULTFINDING: A fault is usually easy to find. SEE: FOUR BASIC QUALITIES OF GOD. uneasy. not a cringing. Fear is not listed as one of the four basic qualities of God. cowering fear.” (Genesis 6:8) AFRAID: Fear is a negative emotion. show extra attention. “But Noah found favor in the eyes of Jehovah. gently or carefully.

FELIX: Felix was the procurator of the Roman province of Judea who held Paul prisoner for two years after Paul’s last visit to Jerusalem about 56 C. FESTUS: The Governor of the Roman province of Judea after the recall of Felix to Rome was Festus. Fear and apprehension go hand in hand. Ethanim (Tishri) 10. but let’s explore this emotion a little deeper. Adar 14.237 FEAR: Come now we all know what it means to be afraid. Sabbath year every seventh year. HOLY DAY. and Jubilee year every 50th year. Jehovah prescribes each of the following festivals and special days: Annual Festivals: (1) Passover. (2) Unfermented Cakes. Abib (Nisan) 15-21. Chislev 25 and (2) Festival of Purim. FELLOWSHIP: To communicate and participate in association with people who share common beliefs or activities.E. They express a more loving and positive attitude then the word fear. FEAR OF GOD: In reality “fear of God” is actually awe and a profound reverence for the Creator and a wholesome dread of displeasing him. New Moon. or Pentecost. Part of the animal was burned on the altar. Ethanim (Tishri) 1. being with someone who share common beliefs and love. (6) Booths.15. We read about him at Acts chapters 23 and 24. Ethanim (Tishri) 1521. It is the expectation or anticipation of something bad. Sivan 6. The words reverence and respect are used instead of fear when used in relationship to God in the New Simplified Bible. Abib (Nisan) 14. The worst part of being afraid is the feeling of insecurity and anxiety. FEAST: Festivals were a large part of the true worship of God. with a solemn assembly on the 2nd. (5) Day of Atonement. (Proverbs 1:7) Veneration and awe are also two words that can be used instead of the word fear. (3) Weeks. FELLOWSHIP OFFERINGS: This sacrifice was offered to insure a right relationship with God. A person who is afraid feels worry and concern. The worshipers or the priests ate the rest of the animal. (4) Trumpet Blat. (Acts 24:27) 237 . After the Exile: (1) Festival of Dedication. FESTIVAL. The Periodic Festivals included: the weekly Sabbath.

COUNTRY: The Hebrew word “sadheh” is rendered “field” or “country. such as a chain or shackle. (Exodus 31:18) (Deuteronomy 9:10) (Psalm 8:3) Jesus was said to expell demons by “God’s Holy Spirit” and Luke reports that it was by “God’s finger. (2 Samuel 3:34) (2 Kings 25:7) FEVER: A fever is a rise in the temperature of the body. 33:10) Jesus Christ healed many people sick with fevers. The Greek verb “pyresso” means “be sick with fever. (Matthew 8:14. or just bare land. (Genesis 27:5. (1 Kings 10:27) FINGER OF GOD: The “Finger of God” is used figuratively to describe his Holy Spirit. They were used to restrain prisioners. It is frequently a symptom of infection and disease.” (Matthew 12:28) (Luke 11:20) FIRE: The Bible speaks about the various uses of fire in forging and casting metals and preparing food and heating homes. (Matthew 13:34) (Mark 16:12) FIG: The Hebrew word “te’enah and Greek word “syke” mean the fig tree. (Luke 19:4) The fig-mulberry tree of Luke 19:4 appears to be the sycamore tree of the Hebrew Scriptures.238 FETTERS: Fetters are bonds that confine or restrain from liberty. 36) (Deuteronomy 28:3) The Greek word “agros” refers to a cultivated field. farming. It is one of the most prominent plants of the Bible. (Leviticus 26:14-16) (Deuteronomy 28:22. Malaria is one of the common fever-producing diseases in the Middle East. 27) (Ezekiel 4:16. 37:5-7) (Judges 9:32. (John 1:48-50) FIG-MULBERRY TREE: Zacchaeus was short in physical stature. It is mentioned more than 50 times in the Bible. Dysentery is also a fever producing disease that is mentioned in the Bible at Acts 28:8.17. Often a fever is part of the body’s fight against infection. The Hebrew word “qad-da’chath” is translated fever at Leviticus 26:16. 15) (Mark 1:2931) FIELD. He healed Simon Peter’s mother in law. And these 238 . Therefore he climbed a fig-mulberry tree in order to see Jesus Christ. (Judges 9:8-13) (Habakkuk 3:17) It is appreciated for both the fruit and the shade it provides.” It means a tract of land for hunting.” Jehovah God warned Israel that if they disobeyed his commandments they would suffer from many fever-producing diseases.

(1 Peter 1:6. (Exodus 25:38.18) (Revelation 1:5. Firstbegotten.239 are important functions of fire but the figurative and symbolic references to fire offer true spiritual direction and meaning. (Ezekiel 38:19. (Exodus 27:3. anger and judgment. 22. 9:3) Here the idea that God requires exclusive devotion is conveyed with the term “consuming fire. (Jeremiah 20:9) “Jehovah your God is a consuming fire. refining. (Genesis 4:4) Jesus Christ was the firstborn of all creation and also the firstborn from the dead. passion. (Psalm 104:1. (1 Kings 7:48-50) (1 Chronicles 28:11-19) FIRSTBORN: The beginning of the father’s generative power. 37:23) (Numbers 4:9) The copper fire holders of the altar of burnt offering served as ashpans for removing coals from the fire. 39:6. Sometimes they refer to love. 15.” God makes his angelic ministers a devouring fire. The difference between Jesus Christ and the rest of creation is that he is the “only begotten Son of God .” He was born into the “God” family 239 . 10) We read at 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 that fire is for testing. 9. FIRE TRAY: Fire holders or Fire trays were used in the service at the sanctuary. These were probably more ornate than those used in the tabernacle in the wilderness. (Mal 3:1-3) The apostle Peter points out that trials and suffering as like fire that improves our Christian faith. Re 20:7-10. 3:14) FIRSTBORN OF ALL CREATION: Greek: prototokos. (Colossians 1:15 . 10) (Revelation 17:16. 21:8) FIRE HOLDER.” That is what it says and without a doubt that is what it means. first born. 4) (Zephaniah 3:8) (Daniel 7:9. (Song of Solomon 8:6) (Romans 1:27) (1 Corinthians 7:9) (Zephaniah 2:2) (Malachi 4:1) Jeremiah tried to refrain from speaking the Word of God and it was like a burning fire shut up in his heart and bones. There were gold fire holders that held pieces of burnt lampwick removed from the lamps on the golden lampstand. (Deuteronomy 21:17) The first male animal is designated firstling. (Deuteronomy 13:16) (Joshua 6:24) (Isaiah 66:24) (Matthew 13:40-42) ( Matthew 25:41) Several examples of the use of fire to represent eternal destruction are found in the books of Ezekiel and Revelation. 7) Fire is used in an illustrative way to denote complete destruction of the wicked. and purging as well.” (Deuteronomy 4:24. a totally demanding zealous God. 38:3) Solomon made fire holders of gold and silver for the temple. Colossians 1:15 is translated virtually the same in all Bible Translations:…”firstborn of all creation. 17.

They are the beginning and the best. It is done to build up the self-love and vanity of the one being flattered. for resurrection is not a birth. (Deuteronomy 1:12) (Genesis 1:1. (Matthew 13:47-50) (Mark 1:17) FLATTERY: The practice of pleasing by artful commendation. The truthfulness of this Bible account is testified to by Jesus Christ at Matthew 12:40. 10:10) (Exodus 23:19) Jehovah God required the nation of Israel offer the first fruits to him. false. and Jesus is the Way. 31) (Joshua 2:6) (Isaian 42:3. adulation. whether it be of man. 30. the Truth. (John 3:37) FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD: This word for “firstborn” comes from the Greek word. not an original birth. (Exodus 22:29. 3) (Proverbs 7:21) (Daniel 11:32) It is displeasing to God. 12:2. insincere or excessive praise. Likewise the idea that Jesus Christ is the first to be born again is a stretch of the imagination for the Son of God was already of the Spirit. animal. (John 3:3-7) FIRSTFRUITS: The earliest fruits of a season are considered the first fruits. The fibers of its stem are spun into thread used in making linen cloth.” However we are talking about a rebirth. (Genesis 1:20-23) God caused a big fish to swallow Jonah. for resurrection is a rebirth of someone who already existed in God’s memory. The “all creation” mentioned in this chapter of the Holy Scriptures were not born but literally created. 23:19) (Proverbs 3:9) FISH: Jehovah God brought fish into existence on the fifth creative day. 43:17) (Matthew 12:20) 240 . That includes angels and mankind. Flattery employs smooth talk in order to slyly influence its victim.. and the Life. “prototokos. To say that Jesus is “firstborn” because he is first to be resurrected is to confuse the issue. (Hosea 2:9) (Exodus 9:23. Jesus used fish in a figurative way when he called his followers fishers of men. Likewise the idea that Jesus Christ is the first to be born again is a stretch of the imagination for the Son of God was already of the Spirit. To say that Jesus is “firstborn” because he is first to be resurrected is to confuse the issue.240 by an entirely different process then all creation. (Psalms 5:9. (2 Corinthians 1:12) (Galatians 1:10) (Ephesians 4:25) (Colossians 3:9) (Revelation 21:8) FLAX: Flax is a small-cultivated plant. or the fruitage of the ground.

flesh is often used in the Scriptures to represent man in his imperfect state. Satan failed in his effort to use it against Jesus Christ. 22-26) (Romans 8:1-4) FLINT: This stone is harder than steel. It is a tube with holes in it and a mouthpiece. From early times knives. 3. David asked King Saul if he was chasing after a flea. 4) FOOD. (Matthew 10:5. arrowheads. (Galatians 5:16. 8. (1 Samuel 24:14. It is so hard that when two pieces are struck together a fire can be started from the spark. chisels. (Matthew 24:45) The Apostle Paul wrote to the Hebrews that solid spiritual food belongs to mature 241 . 9) FLUTE: The Hebrew word: chalil’ and Greek word: aulos’ mean flute. spearheads. wise. The Bible uses flint in a figurative way at Isaiah 5:28. (John 6:27) The faithful. 10) (Luke 9:3. Jesus told his disciples not to carry food pouches when they went to preach in Israel. and other tools have been fashioned out of flint. Fleas are usually reddish brown and have short front and middle legs with long hind legs. (1 John 2:16) (Genesis 3:6) (Luke 4:1-4) Christians invite God’s Holy Spirit to operate freely in their lives and with his help they defeat the sinful flesh. 53:5) (Matthew 9:23-24. 9. conceived in sin as an offspring of rebellious Adam. 10:1. servant gives spiritual food at the proper time. (1 Samuel 10:5) (1 Corinthians 14:7) (Isaiah 51:9. 11:16-17) The flute is a musical instrument of the woodwind class. however. Isaiah 50:7 and Ezekiel 3:9. (Psalm 51:5) (Romans 5:12) (Ephesians 2:3) One of the temptations that influenced Eve to sin was the desire of the flesh. It was a bag carried over the shoulder by travelers and used to carry their food. This is the soft part of the body of man and beast. 26:20) FLESH: Hebrew “basar” and Greek “sarz” refer to flesh. FOOD POUCH: The food pouch was usually made of leather. SPIRITUAL FOOD: Jesus said: My food is to do the will of him that sent me. 5:2. (Exodus 4:25) (Joshua 4:19.241 FLEA: The flea is a very small wingless parasitic insect. axheads. God created all flesh and this is good. (John 4:34) He wisely counseled: Do not work for food that perishes. The apostle Paul said there are various kinds of living flesh at 1 Corinthians 15:39.

38. (Genesis 18:4. (Exodus 1:11-14) Sometimes Israelites caused themselves to be individually sold into forced labor to pay off debt. 10:13. 17:13) (Isaiah 31:8) The Egyptians tyrannized the Israelites during the many years of captivity in Egypt. This clearly illustrates how immense our God is.242 people. FORCED LABOR: Conquered peoples were frequently used as slaves. Greek Scripture references to footstool are as follows: Matthew 5:35. 12:15. MARK ON THE FOREHEAD: The forehead is the part of the face above the eyes. 24:32) (1 Samuel 25:41) (Luke 7:37. (Deuteronomy 14:1) It is one of 242 . FEET: Hebrew “reghel” and Greek “pous” refer to the lowest part of the leg. Hebrews 1:13. They distorted the truth with man made traditions. 10) The words “foot” and “feet” are used in a figurative sense in many places in the Bible. (2 Chronicles 9:18) The earth is figuratively referred to as God’s footstool at Isaiah 66:1. (Proverbs 12:24) FOREHEAD. 7:49. is gullible and easy to take advantage of is the usual description of a fool. where Jehovah God proclaims the earth to be his footstool. The householder or a servant performed this task. It was the custom to show hospitality by washing the feet of a guest. (Isaiah 52:7. Two memorable accessions are when Jehovah declared thru Isaiah: “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news. The feet have been the main method of transportation since the beginning of time. 44) Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as a lesson in humility and service to one another at John 13:5-14. The Bible refers to people who are not morally sensible and do not follow God’s righteous standards as fools. Acts 2:35. 13:1) (Luke 12:20) (Galatians 3:1) (Matthew 23:17. Luke 20:43. (Matthew 23:15-22) FOOT. 25:2) Jesus called the scribes and Pharisees “fools and blind men. (Ezekiel 34:8) FOOL: A person who lacks good judgment. (Deuteronomy 20:11) (Joshua 16:10. (Proverbs 1:22. 66:1) (Romans 10:15) (Ephesians 6:15) (Matthew 10:14) FOOTSTOOL: A stool designed for rest or support of the feet is called a footstool.” This is because they were lacking wisdom and were morally worthless.” and also in Isaiah. The terms are used literally and figuratively. (1 Timothy 5:9. (Heb 5:14) Jehovah warned that the shepherds took care of themselves but did not take care of the sheep.

A figurative. (Deuteronomy 30:19. has foreknowledge. 20) (Joshua 24:15) (Genesis 2:16. (Acts 2:23. foreigner. 26:4. the Creator. how things will turnout. symbolic mark was placed on the foreheads of those sighing and groaning over all the detestable things being done in Jerusalem. In Hebrew “nokhri” or “bennekar” mean son of a foreign country. 17. 5) (1Peter 1:2) (2 Peter 3:17) FOREORDINATION. slave. Followers of Satan the Devil’s political and religious world receive the mark of the symbolic beast portrayed at Revelation 13:16.” (Galatians 2:11-14) (Colossians 3:10.” Paul pointed out that God had “decreed the appointed times and the set limits of the dwelling of men. Christians today receive a figurative mark in the forehead showing their loving Christian personalities and lifesaving faith in Jehovah God and Jesus Christ. This identifies them as being against the true God of the Bible. He said: “There is neither Greek nor Jew. PREDESTINATION: The word foreordain comes from the Greek “pro’gno-sis. They were welcomed as long as they did not disobey the laws of the land. He has the ability to know-in-advance. This belief would completely negate the free moral agency belief. Jehovah. Scythian. 5 are cited as evidence that God foreordained the future of all his creation before the start of creation. circumcision nor uncircumcision. In Greek the word for foreigner is “bar’ba-ros” referring to the person not speaking Greek. (Ezekiel 9:36) The mark was to show God’s executioners who to save.” Pro means “before” and gno’sis means “knowledge. FOREIGNER: A foreigner is someone who is not from the country.243 the most prominent features of people. It is also called prescience. 3:11-19) (Romans 14:10-12) (Hebrews 4:13) The view that God foreordains the course and destiny of all individuals is know as predestinarianism. The Scriptures show that man is granted the responsibility of free choice and he is accountable for his actions. All others were to be destroyed. freeman.11) FOREKNOWLEDGE: Foreknowledge is knowledge of something before it happens. They were however to be treated with justice and fairness. Jehovah God. 17. Paul emphasized that those having the new Christian personality were not foreign.” (Luke 22:22) (Acts 17:26) God allows all mankind to exercise free moral agency. but Christ is all things and in all. (Deuteronomy 14:21) (Exodus 12:43) Foreigner’s rights were limited by the Law covenant. Scripture texts found at Ephesians 1:4. 243 .

(Deuteronomy 19:5) (1 Samuel 14:25) (Joshua 17:15) Palestine was once abundant with forests and trees of many types. 49) The forests of Lebanon. as demon possessed individuals that should be avoided. proclaiming. caused massive deforestation. (1 Kings 5:2-10. the extensive use of timber with no accompanying effort to replenish the forests. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) (Luke 11:14-20) (Acts 16:12. FORETELLER OF EVENTS: The Bible names foretellers of events along with magic practicing priests. Jesus Christ is called a forerunner on our behalf at Hebrews 6: 19. This is because Jehovah God had no beginning and He has no end. (Jeremiah 12:5) The devastation of war. 6. and giving notice of another’s coming. 8. forever.244 FORERUNNER: A forerunner is someone who goes in advance to prepare for the coming of another. where lions lurked. Bashan was noted for its massive trees. It could include scouting. 4:5. (Isaiah 2:13) (Zechariah 11:2. (2 Chronicles 27:4) (Judges 9:48. 13-18) (2 Kings 19:23) The forests of Ephraim in which Absolom met disaster. When used with reference to God it means existing eternally without-end. FOREST: The Hebrew word “yaar” means woods and forests. It was an Oriental custom to send out runners before the royal chariot to prepare and announce the king’s coming. including tall oak trees. now reduced to a few small groves. and uncontrolled grazing in which young shoots of new trees were eaten by goats and other animals. and astrologers. When it is used to describe a period 244 . perpetually and always. 3) And the Jordan Valley had a thick growth of tamarisks and willows. may have been located east of the Jordan River near Mahanaim. 16-24) FOREVER: The Hebrew term “adh” denotes unlimited future time such as everlasting or eternity. Scriptural references to forests and woodlands give evidence of this. (Job 4:20. (2 Samuel 18:6. (1 Chronicles 28:9) (Psalms 19:9) (Isaiah 9:6. 45:17) The Hebrew word “netsach” also means everlasting. 17) Gilead was famous for its woodlands and balsam trees. (1 Samuel 8:11) John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ in fulfillment of prophecy at Isaiah 40:3 and Malachi 3:1. were outstanding for their splendid tree growth. 14:20) (Isaiah 57:16) (Psalm 9:18) The Hebrew word “ohlam” has several meanings. spiritistic diviners. spying. 20. There is also the possibility of gradual climate changes that affected the tree population.

13. a long. 51. 22:22) (1 Corinthians 6:9-11) He showed seriousness of the sin of fornication by classifiying it with murder. 34) (Matthew 26:28) (1 Corinthians 11:25) (Ephesians 1:7) A person seeking forgiveness must confess his sin. (Matthew 6:14. depending entirely on God. “aidios” specifically means eternal or everlasting.” A good example of this is found at Ecclesiasties 1:4 where it states: “One generation goes and another generation comes. but the earth remains forever (perpetually). 14) The new covenant made possible true forgiveness. 20) (Mark 7:21-23) (Acts 15:20. long time. (Jeremiah 31:33. (Romans 16:25) (2 Timothy 1:9) (Titus 1:2) Since God has the power to adjust the longevity of human beings the New Simplified Bible uses the term “forever” when expressing a period of time that is “a long period of time. God’s Law required a person who had sinned to rectify the wrong. possibly without end. (Luke 1:55. (Exodus 20:14) (Deuteronomy 5:18. 51:4) (1 John 1:8. (Psalms 32:5. In many cases this required a blood offering to Jehovah. 19:9) (Galatians 5:19-21) (Colossians 3:5) Jesus Christ restored God’s original standard of monogamy. theft. and lying.245 of time relating to man it means he will last a long. According to the Scriptures the continuous and unrepentant act of fornication is an act deserving of death. have a deep heartfelt sorrow for doing wrong. We can be sure that God is certain of the length of time referred to when the Greek word “aion” is used. 9:9. 15) FORNICATION: Fornication is sexual relations outside of Scriptural marriage. 12:34) (Acts 3:21) (1 John 2:17) The Greek adjective. It means a period of time of uncertain length. time beyond human understanding and comprehension. (Hebrews 10:1-4. always. 29. long time. 21:25) 245 . perpetually. (Leviticus 5:-6:7) (Hebrews 9:22) The blood of animal sacrifices could not really take away sins. Time related to man can be adjusted by Jehovah God to last perpetually. 9) (2 Corinthians 7:8-11) A person should not expect to receive foregiveness if he is not willing to forgive others who sin against him. It comes from the Greek word “porneia” and it means sexual activities between unmarried persons. (Matthew 5:32. (Matthew 15:19. based on Jesus Christ’s ransom sacrifice. eternally.” We find the Greek word “aion” in the Christian Greek Scriptures. and be determined to turn away from sin. James Strong’s Dictionary #5769 is translated: “forever. 70) (John 6:50. FORGIVENESS: Forgiveness is the act of pardoning an offender or forgiving a mistake.

It distributes the weight of the structure equally over the ground. The horsemen are as follows: Revelation 6:2: white horse--Jesus Christ. The Hebrew words rendered foundation come from the root “ya-sadh” meaning solidly fix or lay foundation. (Hebrews 11:10) There were twelve symbolic precious foundation stones of the New Jerusalem. It is the city with real foundations whose builder and maker is God. (Acts 16:26) Jesus is the foundation cornerstone and his anointed followers are living stones. 13) This water source was mentioned only once in the Scriptures. FOUNTAIN. SPRING: A spring is generally a natural source of water. FOUNDATION: The foundation is the basis on which a building is erected. (1 Corinthians 16:8. 246 . 19. (Deuteronomy 8:7) In it’s figurative use God identified himself as the “Fountain” or “Source of life. 17.246 FORTUNATUS: Stephanas. 51:13) (Psalm 24:2) The Greek word “the-me’lios” means a literal foundation. issuing forth in the valleys and in the mountains. Moses described the Promised Land to the Israelites as a land of springs and watery deeps. (Nehemiah 2:12. They visited Paul at Ephesus. (John 4:14) FOUR BASIC QUALITIES OF GOD: (Revelation 4:7) (Ezekiel 1:10)(lion: justice)(bull: power)(man: love)(eagle: wisdom) FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE: The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are found at Revelation Chapter 6. bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” the “Source of living water. FOUNTAIN OF THE SNAKE: The Fountain of the Snake or Serpent’s Well was a source of water located along the route Nehemiah took on his first inspection of Jerusalem’s broken down walls. 20) Paul stressed the importance of building with noncombustible materials on Jesus Christ as the foundation at 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. (Exodus 15:27) Wells and cisterns are usually dug where the springs flow naturally thru the earth and between rocks.” (Psalm 36:9) (Jeremiah 2:13) (Psalm 68:26) Christ gives spiritual water that becomes a fountain of water bubbling up to impart everlasting life. (Isaiah 23:13. 18) They no doubt told him about the problems that prompted Paul’s first letter to the congregation. (1 Peter 2:4-6) (Ephesians 2:19-22) The Heavenly Jerusalem is presented at Hebrews 12:22. Achaicus and Fortunatus were members of the Corinthian congregation. (Revelation 21:14.

(Genesis 1:20-22) FOX: The Hebrew word “shu’al” and the Greek word “alo’pex” mean fox.247 Revelation 6:4: red horse--war. This was referring to the cunning and swiftness qualities found in the fox. and fumigation. and a bushy tail. Freed slaves who later became Jews were referred to as “Libertinos” in Greek. embalming. Often this was done by paying a large sum of money. for many of the activities are the same.” (Matthew 8:20) (Luke 9:58) FRANKINCENSE: Frankincense is an aromatic gum resin from Arabian trees. It was used for worship. or are related. This valuable incense was made from the sap of a certain tree. or authority over others. It is used to abscond with valuable belongings or to take away a legal or moral right. The apostle Paul pointed out that there is no difference between save and freeman. trickery. The sword. Revelation 6:5 black horse: famine . 15) (1 Peter 1:18. The Hebrew term “ashaq”’ means the misuse of strength. wild beasts. triangular ears. despoil. and the grave closely followed. defraud. 2:16) 247 .--Revelation 6:8. that Christian freedom does not entitle him to freedom to do badness. The Hebrew word “ohph” comes from the verb fly applied to all winged or flying creatures. 23) (Galatians 3:28) (Hebrews 2:14. deadly plague. (1 Corinthians 7:22. (Exodus 30:34-38) (Matthew 2:11) (Revelation 18:8-13) FRAUD: Fraud is the intentional use of deception. “the Son of man had no place to lay his head. or perversion of truth. 19. Jesus Christ called King Herod “that fox” at Luke 13:32. (Exodus 20:16) (1 Corinthians 7:5) (Mark 10:19) (1 Timothy 6:5) FREEDMAN: A person who became emancipated from slavery was called “apeleutheros” a freedman. The prophecy at Matthew 24. Mark 13 and Luke 21 offers many cross references to Revelation Chapter 6. A fox is a dog-like animal with a pointed face. Jesus also alluded to the fox when he said. (Ecclesiastes 4:1) (Isaiah 52:4) The Greek word “apostereo” means deprive. FOWL: A fowl is a large edible bird. They became members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen. power. food shortage. and Revelation 6:8: pale horse--death.

He pointed out that God’s wife. Abraham had the privilege and honor of being called God’s friend at Isaiah 41:8.248 FREEMAN: The Greek word “eleutheros” means free from birth. 21) True freedom is allowed within the boundaries of God’s Law. Abraham’s concubine. Early Christians referred to fellow believers as friends at 3 John 14. (Proverbs 18:24. has always been a free woman just as Sarah was a free woman. (Galatians 4:22-5:1) (John 8:34-36) FRIEND: The Holy Scriptures depict a friend as a person who sticks closer than a brother. (Psalm 144:15) (Luke 11:28) (James 1:25) FREE WOMAN: The apostle Paul compared the enslaved Jerusalem of his day with the servant girl Hagar. It has smooth skin and long muscular hind legs that are for leaping. 105:30) Unclean inspired expressions are compared to frogs at Revelation 16:13. the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. (Deuteronomy 6:6-8. or citizens. and this was verified at James 2:21-23. possessing full citizenship rights. The apostle Paul was a freeman with full Roman citizenship. Frogs were part of the plagues Jehovah placed on Egypt. It is necessary to be set free by the Son of God from the bondage of sin. (Genesis 17:1) (Jeremiah 10:7. (James 4:4) FROG: The Hebrew term for frog is “tsephardea” and the Greek word is “batrakhos. 11:18) It was a reminder of Jehovah God’s commandments. 17:17. The Israelites wore this as a sign and reminder of their dedication to God.” A frog is an amphibian that has no tail. 10) (Daniel 4:34. the Jerusalem above. FRONTLET BAND: This was a band worn on the forehead. He also compared Jerusalem’s children. 9) Jesus called his disciples friends at John 15:12-14. with Hagar’s son Ishmael. This was certainly appropriate since frogs were unclean for food according to the Mosaic Law found at Leviticus 11:12. 27:6. James went on to warn that friendship with the world would make a person an enemy of God. has absolute freedom. (Isaiah 45:9) (Romans 6:16) (Romans 9:20. (Exodus 8:1-14) (Psalms 78:45. (Acts 22:28) FREEDOM: Only Jehovah God. 35) (Revelation 4:11) All creation must act and move within the limitations assigned to them. (Numbers 15:38-40) 248 .

to keep you from claiming your idols and images made them happen. Olive oil was used in lanps. rushes (Job 41:20. kindness. They held copies of the the Law. long-suffering. selfcontrol.” That explains why some translations call it the “land of Nod. And when he objected to this detestable act. “I predicted your future long ago. (Ezekiel 4:8. FUGITIVENESS. meekness. (Matthew 23:5) FROST: SEE HOARFROST FRUITAGE OF THE SPIRIT: The frutage of the Spirit are Love. to melt the smelted metals for casting and forging. Cain. 10). faith. The term oven was also used. I announced events before they took place. FUTURE: A time yet to come. (Deuteronomy 6:6-8) Jesus criticized the misuse of this practice. goodness.” (Isaiah 48:5) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY G 249 . 21:9. Matthew 25:3. (Galatians 5:22-23) FUEL: Some of the fuels that are mentioned in the Bible include: Charcoal (Isaiah 47:14) (Jeremiah 36:22) (John 18:18.” FURNACE: Furnaces were specifically designed to smelt ores. This was an extreamly objectionable practice to the Israelites. (Exodus 27:20. (Genesis 4:16) The Hebrew word “nohdh” comes from the root word nudh and is rendered “fugitive. Furnaces in Bible times were constructed of brick or stone. took up residence was the land of fugitiveness.249 FRONTLETS: Small leather boxes that the people of Israel tied to their foreheads and left arms. peace. LAND OF NOD: The land east of Eden where the condemned murderer. sticks (Jeremiah 7:18). 4) Ezekiel illustrated the severity of Jerusalem’s siege by using human excrement for fuel. and wood (Joshua 9:27. Isaiah 44:14-16). 12-15) Wood was more plentiful in the Mid-East in Ezekiell’s day than it is today. Jehovah permitted him to use cattle dung instead. (Hosea 7:4) (Leviticus 2:4) Nebuchadnezzar threw Daniel and his three Hebrew companions into the fiery furnace at Daniel Chapter 3. and to fire pottery and other ceramic items. joy.

GAD. 11) 250 . 8-15) As brave fighters the tribe of Gad was described as “one equal to a hundred. Gaal lead a revolution and led the men of Shechem against Abimelech. 34. Gabriel was the only materialized angel to give his name. Jesus the Son of God.15-26. 9:1. His name appears in a listing of residence of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day. THE TRIBE: The tribe of Gad came form the seven sons of Gad. The Shechemites placed their confidence in him when they became discontented with Abimelech. he and his wife Elizabeth would have a son. (Judges 9:1-46) GAASH: This is the name of a hill or mountain south of Timnathserah in the mountainous region of Ephraim. several army heads from the sons of Gad joined him at Ziklag in Judah. When David was under restrictions because of Saul. (Luke 1:26-38) Michael and Gabriel are the only angels mentioned in the Bible by name. The men of the tribe of Gad were livestock raisers just as their ancesters were.” Then he told her she would give birth to a son. 3. (Matthew 8:28) (Mark 5:1) (Luke 8:26) GADDI: He was the son of Susi. (Daniel 8:1. 20-27) He also appeared to Zechariah the priest to tell him. (Nehemiah 11:3. of the tribe of Manasseh. (Joshua 24:30) (Judges 2:9) GABBAI: Gabbai was the district head of a Benjamite jurisdictional district. John the Baptist. 8) GABRIEL: According to the Bible. Gaddi was one of the 12 chieftains Moses sent out from the wilderness of Paran to spy out the land of Canaan. Jesus expelled demons out of two men from that area. Jehovah is with you. (Genesis 46:32) Moses appropriately assigned the cattle country east of the Jordan River to them. Gabriel is a high ranking angelic creature in close association with the heavenly court. (Numbers 32:1-5. However he was defeated and fled to his own home. each time near the Ulai River.” (1 Chronicles 5:18-22) GADARENES: The inhabitants of an area called the country of the Gadarenes. (Luke 1:11-20) Gabriel declared to Mary: “Greetings highly favored one. (Numbers 13:2. Gabriel appeared to Daniel twice. or the country of the Gerasenes. It was in the three tribe division with Reuben and Simeon.250 GAAL: Gaal was the son of Ebed. 35) (1 Chronicles 12:1. 7.

on the west coast of Asia Minor. along with Aristarchus. Plunder. He commended Gaius for walking in the truth and for his faithful work and love. 43. (1 Corinthians 1:14) (Romans 16:23) GAIUS IN JOHN’S LETTER: He was a Christian to whom the apostle John wrote his third inspired letter. “He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house…” (Proverbs15:27) GAIUS. 17) GAHAM: He was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor by his concubine Reumah. A CHRISTIAN FROM DERBE: A Macedonian by the name of Gaius along with six others accompanied the apostle Paul on his last missionary tour.E. acuire. (2 Kings 15:14. 11. prophet. 2. (Galatians 1:1-2) (1 Peter 1:1) The disciples Timothy and Gaius came from the area. gain. He was one of the 12 chieftains Moses sent out from the wilderness of Paran to spy out the land of Canaan. (Acts 19:29) GAIUS IN CORINTH: Gaius was evidently Paul’s host and he also hosted the meeting for the Corinthian congregation in his home. covetousness. GALATIA: Galatia was the plateau region located in the central portion of what is now Asia Minor. Paul and Peter addressed their letters to the Christian congregations in the province of Galatia.C. 20:4) 251 . (Genesis 22:23-24) GAHAR: Gahar was a Nethinim family head. 5) It is possible that he is the same Gaius who. (Numbers 13:2 . was forcibly taken into the theater at Ephesus during the riot started by the silversmith Denmetrius.) GADI: Gadi was the father of Israel’s King Menahem. It was there that they waited for him. Some of his descendants returned with Zerubbabel from Babylonian exile in 537 B. (Ezra 2:1. 47) (Nehemiah 7:49) GAIN: Hebrew: betsa. (Acts 16:1. (3 John 1:3-6) There was also Gaius of Corinth and Derbe. (Acts 20:4. 3. They separated from Paul and then went to Troas. Paul baptized him.251 GADDIEL: Gaddiel was the son of Sodi of the tribe of Zebulun. attain. It was a Roman province bounded by other Roman provinces.

(Exodus 30:34-38) GALEED: Located in the region of Gilead east of the Jordan River was the place called Galeed. (Galatians 3:10-29) The fruitage of God’s Holy Spirit are identified in chapter five. large single decked medieval ship propelled by sails and oars. 5:2) Paul’s other letters were written by a secretary. (Nahum 3:8) Jerusalem had no such protection. narrow. Rivers and canals protected cities like Babylon and Noamon from galley invasions. (Joshua 20:7) Perhaps many non-Israelites lived in Galilee. When the milky fluid is mixed with other aromatic substances it gives off sweet smelling fragrance. 2. However. It usually carried more than 1. (Matthew 4:12. Jesus preached along the Sea of Galilee.” found at Isaiah 9:1 and Matthew 4:12-25. The patriarchs Jacob and Laban concluded a covenant at this mountainous place. Christ’s death would have not been necessary. Jehovah assured Jerusalem in a figurative way that he would provide security and salvation for them. After his resurrection from the dead. but this one was written with his own hand. A very important doctrine of the Christian faith emphasized in chapter two is that a person is declared righteous only through faith in Christ and not works of law. This would account for the expression: “Galilee of the nations. to the congregations of Galatia. SEA OF GALILEE: The country between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea was known as Galilee. 23) GALBANUM: This yellowish or brownish gum resin came from Asian plants of the carrot or parsley family.000 men and was used for naval warfare. (Galatians 5:22. (Galatians 2:15-21) Paul explains that the Law is a tutor. (Genesis 31:43-48) GALILEE. Jesus appeared to some of his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. also known as the Sea of Gennesaret and the Sea of Tiberias. (John 21:1-19) GALLEY: A galley was a long. This district in the mountainous region of Naphtali is where the city of refuge. Kedesh was located.E. 16-21) The lake was thirteen miles long and eight miles wide. If a person could become righteous by works. (Isaiah 33:21-22) 252 . (Galatians 1:1. Paul is identified in the opening sentence as well as in the text. THE LETTER: Galatians was written in Greek by the apostle Paul.252 GALATIANS. 8:23-28) (John 6:1. (Galatians 6:11) The letter to the Galatian congregations was written between 50 and 52 C.

He was the first one to receive the title of “Rabban. (Acts 18:12-17) GALLIM: Gallim was the home of Palti. Gallio dismissed the case because it did not involve a violation of Roman law. Samson propounded a riddle to the Philistines. Saul arranged for Michal to marry Palti the son of Laish. you cannot overthrow it. otherwise you may find yourselves fighting against God.” a designation even higher than that of “Rabbi. who came from the town of Gallim. 13) (Acts 8:23) The Hebrew word translated “gall” is related to the word for bitter. He said: “Leave these men alone. It was located about 3 miles northeast of the Temple Mount. When Jesus walked on the earth he spoke about children at play. 30. Riddles and guessing games were popular in Israel. there are indications of recreation practices. a Pharisee and Law Teacher. Zechariah 8:5 speaks of children playing in the public squares.” Gamaliel expressed great wisdom by not interfering with the work of the apostles. (Job 16:1. (Matthew 11:16.” It refers to poison.253 GALL: Gall is a fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. Job figuratively spoke about his gallbladder as being poured out to the earth. singing. It is an extremely bitter yellow or green fluid used by the body to aid in digestion. (Acts 5:34. But if it is from God. GAMALIEL. 22:3) Gamaliel was the Elder and was greatly esteemed. Reference is made to music.” (Acts 5:34-39) GAMES IN ISRAEL: The Holy Scriptures do not mention games among the Hebrews. (Deuteronomy 32:32) (Job 13:26) The Greek word for gall is “khole. As a result of this the crowd beat up the presiding officer of the synagogue. The apostle Paul studied under the skillful teaching of Gamaliel. (Judges 14:12-14) Christians were encouraged to spend more time in spiritual activities instead of physical and secular 253 . dancing and conversation. If this message and this work are from men it will come to nothing. Gallio did not concern himself with this incident either. Job 21:11 tells about boys dancing. GALLIO: Gallio was the proconsul of Achaia when the Jews accused Paul of leading men into another way of worshiping God. 17) Job 41:5 suggests that they kept birds as pets. THE PHARISEE AND LAW TEACHER: Gameliel was a member of the Sanhedrin. (1 Samuel 25:44) This could be the same Gallim mentioned at Isaiah 10:24. However.

(Genesis Chapters 1-3) GARLAND. 66:16. 46-49) (Luke 22:39-48) (John 18:1. (2 Kings 21:18. It was a place of solitude where he met with his disciples after eating his last Passover. 25) (Isaiah 65:2-5. including fruit and nut trees. Infection then promotes rapid spread of cell death. It was a decoration of beauty worn at times of celebration. GARDEN: The Hebrew word “gan” and the Greek word “ke’pos” mean an irrigated. (2 Timothy 2:16-18) Paul likens the congregation to the human body at 1 Corinthians chapter twelve. (Ecclesiastes 2:5) (Amos 9:14) (1 Kings 21:2) These park-like gardens were usually outside the city. Bacteria are usually associated with gangrene. Only the wealthy and important people had gardens inside the city. The apostle Paul used the word figuratively when speaking about teaching false doctrine. Paul wrote Timothy: “Train yourself with godliness in mind. He was chosen by lot to act as chief of the 22nd priestly division. (2 Kings 25:4) (Nehemiah 3:15) (Esther 1:1-5) The Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives was just outside of Jerusalem.” (1 Timothy 4:7) Christians are always wise to put God’s Kingdom first in all that they say and do. (1 Chronicles 24:1-3. 17) GANGRENE: Gangrene is the death and decay of tissue caused by the loss of blood supply or by infection. The people thought Paul and Barnabas were gods and were no doubt trying to put garlands on their heads. cultivated area. (Acts 14:8-18) 254 . 5. CROWN OF FLOWERS: A garland was a circular band of flowers worn on the head.254 things. (Isaiah 28:1-5) The Greek word-meaning garland is “stem’ma. The Hebrew word tsephi-rah’ means garland or diadem. 2) Some gardens were used as burial places.42) The Garden of Eden is the best known of the gardens in the Bible. It was well watered by a river that flowed through it and by a natural underground misting system and contained many trees and plants good for food. (Matthew 26:36. He said that false doctrine and worldly. They were designed in the nature of a park with trees.” It is found at Acts 14:13. It was a favorite spot with Jesus Christ. empty discussion will advance ungodliness and it will spread like gangrene. (Matthew 6:33) GAMUL: Gamul was an Aaronic priest in David’s time. A hedge of thorns or stonewalls usually surrounded the gardens mentioned in the Holy Scriptures. 17) (John 19:41.

an antibiotic and an antispasmodic. GARLIC: Garlic is a strong-scented. (Exodus 32:26. (1 Chronicles 4:19) GARNET: This semiprecious stone usually comes in red. 16) (1 Chronicles 1:36) GATE: A gate is a door-like moveable barrier in a fence or wall. temple gates. 29.255 GARMENTS: Hebrew: simlah. 20. Apparel. There were city gates. 21. 10. (Re 1:18) Ezekiel’s vision of a city having twelve gates. GARRISON: Hebrew: “netsiv” and “matstsav” mean a contingent of soldiers stationed at a military installation. 107:18) The “gates of the grave” or “entrance to the grave” are also highlighted in the Scriptures at Isaiah 38:10 and Matthew 16:18. 12:13. (Numbers 11:4. 28. Some gates were furnished with guardrooms. 4. When a person dies he or she goes through the “gates of death. castle gates and gates to a camp. 14) Gates to a camp were the way of entrance to the camp. The Israelites longed for the garlic they used to eat in Egypt. (Exodus 32:26. (1 Samuel 10:5. The New Jerusalem is pictured with twelve gates of pearl. pungent-tasting bulb composed of about 20 smaller bulbs or cloves. GARMITE: Garmite was related to Keilah. This hill was designated at the western limits of the rebuilt city of Jerusalem. 7. 5) Garlic is used medicinally as a digestive stimulant. articles of clothing. courtyard gates. clothes. (Genesis 36:10. 23) (2 Samuel 23:14) (1 Chronicles 11:16) GATAM: Gatam was the fourth son of Esau’s firstborn Eliphaz. 27. An angel is 255 . 32-36) The word gate is often used figuratively in the Holy Scriptures. 15. each named after the twelve tribes of Israel is recorded at Ezekiel 48:30-35. 20. The “gates of righteousness” and the gate of Jehovah” are spoken of at Psalm 118:19. 13:3. 27) Cities had as few gates as possible in order to enhance the security of the city. GAREB: Gareb was a hill named in a restoration prophecy found in Jeremiah 31:39. The Bible speaks of different kinds of gates. Jesus Christ has the keys of death and the grave.” (Psalms 9:13. 38:18) (Nehemiah 2:8) (Acts 3:10. 11. (Ezekiel 40:6. It is the entrance to a place. a name on a list of Judah’s descendants.

Gazelle horns measure nearly one foot in length. 7:3) GAZEZ: Caleb’s concubine Ephah gave birth to Haran. 20:4. (2 Kings 14:25) It was located 2. 3) (Judges 16:1. (1 Samuel 6:17. and Gazez. (Joshua 13:2. 12. It has lustrous eyes that shine from the sun and moon. 21:2. (2 Samuel 18:24. he took refuge in Gath. 4:5. They also acted as watchmen at the gate. graceful antelope from Africa and Asia. 22:14. They were appointed to see that the gates were closed at night.256 stationed as a guard at each gate. GATH-HEPHER: This border city of Zebulun was the home city of Zebulun. GAZA: Gaza was an ancient city along the Canaanite boundary. (Song of Solomon 2:9. However there may have been two people named Gazez because 1 Chronicles 2:46 also says Haran became father to Gazez. (1 Samuel 6:17) King Solomon held dominion as far as Gaza. GAZITES: The inhabitants of Gaza are referred to as Gazites. 18) It was located east of the Philistia Plain and figured prominently in the struggle between Israel and the Philistines. (Revelation 2:7. 2) 256 . (Joshua 19:10. (Genesis 10:19) It was a Philistine city during the period of the Judges as well as the time of the rule of Israel’s kings. 6:2) Jesus likened the Christian to the doorkeeper who was to keep watch for his master to return. It is one of the fastest mammals in the world and it’s speed is alluded to in Scripture. 6. 13) It was also home of the prophet Jonah. (2 Samuel 2:18) (1 Chronicles 12:8) (Proverbs 6:5) (Isaiah 13:14) Solomon spoke about the beauty of the gazelle in the Song of Solomon. (1 Kings 4:21. GATEKEEPER: Gatekeepers and doorkeepers served at city gates. Moza. When David was forced to flee from Saul. temple gates and at some gateways and doors of homes. (Mark 13:33-37) GATH: Gath was a city of the Philistine axis lords. It stands about 2 feet tall at the shoulder and 3. Thus a son of Caleb and a grandson of Caleb. 26) (2 Kings 7:10-11) (Esther 2:21-23.5 feet long. 15) The people of the nations walk in the city’s light and are blessed. 24) GAZELLE: The gazelle is a beautiful. 21-27.5 miles northeast of Nazareth.

THE LEVITE: Gedaliah was a Levite singer during David’s reign. 19) (1 Chronicles 6:54. (Zephaniah 1:1) GEDALIAH. He may also have been a descendant of King Hezekiah. 30) GEDALIAH. 43) GEBAL. 31) GEDALIAH. SON OF AHIKAM: Gedaliah was the son of Ahikam. GEBALITES: Gebal was a Phoenician city siturated along the Mediteranean seacoast. (Joshua 18:21. GRANDFATHER OF ZEPHANIAH: Gedaliah was the grandfather of the prophet Zephaniah. After Jerusalem was 257 . The Gebalites helped Solomon in the 11th century Before Common Era to prepare the materials for the temple construction. 13. Ahikam was the son of Shaphan. (1 Chronicles 25:3. (Isaiah 10:24. about 17 miles northeast of Beirut. SON OF PASHUR: This Gedaliah was the son of Pashur. The gecko fan foot is listed as unclean for the Israelites. 9. (Joshua 13:1-7. 31) GECKO: This small thick-bodied lizard is found in warm climates. 2. (Jeremiah 38:1-6) GEDALIAH. It is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. 60) GEBER: Geber was one of Solomon’s twelve deputies who had the responsibility of providing food for the king and his household onemonth out of the year. (Leviticus 11:29.257 GAZZAM: He was the forefather of some Nethinim who returned from the Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel. 23:12. He was chosen by lot to be in charge of the second of the 24 service groups of 12 musicians each. He was one of the princes in Jerusalem who accused Jeremiah before King Zedekiah of weakening the fighting men. 21:17. (1 Kings 4:7. Historians believe Gebal to be the Greek town of Byblos. He was the son of Uri. He urged that Jeremiah be put to death. sought shelter from the advancing Assyrian army when it moved against Zion. 19) GEBIM: The inhabitants of this city. 24. It was one of the 13 priestly cities. It is identified with modern Jebeil. (Ezra 2:1. The king allowed him to throw Jeremiah into a miry cistern (or well). 13) (1 Kings 5:18) (Ezekiel 27:9) GEBA: Geba was a city of Benjamin given to the Kohathites.

(Joshua 12:13) GEDERAH. King Nebuchadnezzar appointed Gedaliah as governor over the Jews who were left in the land of Judah.E. While eating one evening Gedaliah was killed by Ishmael. It was the home of Jozabad the Gederathite. IN THE SHEPHELAH: Gederah (Gedera) was a city in the Shephelah.C. Some of the people living there were known for their pottery making. (1 Chronicles 4:23) (Joshua 15:20. 19) GEDEROTHAIM: Gederothaim was a town on the Shephelah of Judah. (1 Chronicles 4:18) GEDOR. Jozabad. MOUNTAIN TOWN: This Gedor was a town in the mountains of Judah. Its king was one of 31 conquered by Joshua. (2 Kings 25:22-25) (Jeremiah 39:14. He was from the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 8:29-31.E. 15:36) GEDEROTH: The city of Gederoth was assigned to Judah. SON OF PENUEL: Gedor was the son of Penuel of the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 12:1-4) GEDERITE: A Gederite was a native of Geder and Gederah. IN BENJAMIN: This Gederah was a place in Benjamin’s territory about 1 mile northeast of Gibeon. 36) GEDERAH. It was listed along with Gederah. SON OF JERED: Gedor was the son of Jered. (1 Chronicles 27:28) (Joshua 12:13. 28) (2 Chronicles 28:18. It was taken by the Philistines during the reign of King Ahaz (761-743 B. (Joshua 15:33-36) GEDOR.. 40:5-41:3) GEDER: Geder was a town in Canaan on the west side of the Jordan. SON OF JEIEL: Gedor was the son of Jeiel from the town of Gibeon. (Joshua 15:48. (Joshua 15:27. (1 Chronicles 12:1.258 destroyed in 607 B. (1 Chronicles 4:4) GEDOR. an ambidextrous Benjamite warrior for David was a Gederathite. 33. 2. 9:35-39) GEDOR. He was a great uncle of King Saul. 58) 258 . 4) GEDERATHITE: This designation was given to a person from Gederah of Benjamin.).C. He was a member of the tribe of Benjamin.

(1 Chronicles 4:14) (Nehemiah 11:31.259 GEDOR. after he has killed you. Dead bodies were thrown into this trash fire to be destroyed. 5:20-27. 39) GEDOR.). SIMEONITE TOWN: This Gedor was a town where the Simeonites were active. Instead fear him who is able to destroy both life and body in the ever-burning fires.E. (1 Chronicles 12:1.” A community of craftsmen lived there. SON OF SHAPHAN: Gemariah was the son of Shaphan the copyist.” GELILOTH: Geliloth was a site on the Benjamin boundary. When the scroll of Jeremiah was read before King Jehoiakim. They are not able to take away your (everlasting) life. 18:17) GEMARIAH. 5) He was sent as a prophet’s messenger on two occasions to the the good Shunammite. trash fires in the valley of Hinnom near Jerusalem. TOWN IN BENJAMIN: Gedor was a town in Benjamin about 10 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Gemariah was one of the princes who pleaded with the king not to burn the roll. Fear the one who. (628-618 B. (2 Kings 5:1) GEHENNA: Ever burning trash fires in the valley of Hinnom. (2 Kings 4:12-37. (Joshua 15:7. 35) GEHAZI: Gehazi was Elisha’s trusted servant. Used symbolically by Jesus to represent total destruction.C. (2 Kings 4:1) He obtained money and garments fraudulently from Naaman. It is described as in front of the ascent of Adummim. Joab founded the community and it was settled by Benjamites after the Babylonian exile. This is one you should fear. Because of this act of greed he was dissmissed by the prophet and was smitten with incurable leprosy. 7) GE-HARASHIM: The name Ge-harashim means “Valley of Craftsmen. (Greek: Gehenna. (1 Chronicles 4:24. (Jeremiah 36:10-25) 259 . 8:4. He was one of the princes during the reighn of Jehoiakim. We read at Matthew 10:28: “Do not fear those who kill the body. has power to destroy you (throw into the everburning trash fires of the valley of Hinnom). 2.)” Luke 12:5 reads: “I will show you the one to fear.

for he is the personification of generosity. He fully supplies all the needs of his obedient followers “according to his will. the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. (John 7:42) GENERATION: A generation of humans consists of all the people living at the same time or of approximately the same age. As the average life span increases the length of each generation increases. 7) We should imatate our God. (thus an average in the 80s) GENEROSITY. taken from the first words of the Bible. SON OF HILKIAH: This Gemariah was the son of Hilkiah. 16) GENEALOGY: Genealogy is the list of successive generations of a human family.260 GEMARIAH. (Nehemiah 7:5) Greek: “ge-nea-logi’a” means personal pedigrees or genealogies. the Seed. Moses is purported to have written it. THE BOOK: The Hebrew word “Bere’shith” means in the beginning. The first two chapters offer a stiring drama depicting the creation of the earth and its inhabitants.” (2 Corinthians 9:6.” (Acts 20:35) We are reminded by the apostle Paul that “God loves a cheerful giver. son of Abraham. (Jeremiah 29:1-3) GEMALLI: Gemalli was a Danite. The Greek word “ge’nesis” means line of descent. 15) It is sometimes called a family tree.” (Deuteronomy 15:8) Jesus Christ gave the ultimate rule for happiness when he said: “There is more happieness in giving than there is in receiving. It contains an accurate account of the earliest history of man and his relationship with God. It was information related to him by oral tradition from men and by divine 260 .” (1 John 5:14) (Philippians 4:19) GENESIS. Jeremiah sent a letter by the hand of Gemariah and of Elasah to the exiled Jews in Babylon. (Matthew 1:17) The length of a generation is determined by the life span of the people of that time. (Numbers 13:12. GENEROUS: “Be generous to poor people. His son Ammiel was sent out by his tribe as one of the spies sent into Canaan. The Greek “Genesis” means origin and birth. (1 Timothy 1:4) (Titus 3:9) Matthew chapter 1 and Luke chapter 3 gives the history of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 24:34) As the average life span approaches 8o years of age there would be some who could live to 90 while others live to 70. It was important to have the Genealogical proof of the Messiah. This book relates to the events that took place prior to Moses’ birth. (Ephesians 3:14. The Book of Genesis is the first book in the Holy Scriptures. etc. Hebrew: “yachas” means genealogical enrollment. son of David.

Jesus predicted that the “Gentile Times” was to come to an end shortly before he returned to set up 261 . Each national group usually occupies a defined geographic territory that is controlled by a central form of government and each national group has developed it own culture. religions and language. GENESIS HIGHLIGHTS: Genesis 1 God created heaven and earth Genesis 2:18-25 Woman created.” (Matthew 13:20. “The people of the nations will tread down Jerusalem until the time of the Nations is fulfilled (come to an end). It was about three miles long by one and a half miles wide. prime minister of Egypt GENNESARET: This small triangular plain bordered the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. (Matthew 14:34-36) (Mark 6:53-56) The Lake of Gennesaret was another name for the Sea of Galilee. 2:7. Jesus Christ performed miraculous healing in this region. 8) The writing of Genesis was completed around the year 1513 Before Common Era.’ This means a fixed or definite period.” The expression “appointed times” comes from the Greek word ‘kairos.261 inspiration from God.” (Luke 21:24) The King James Version and the Revised Standard Version call this time period the “Gentile Times. (Genesis 1:1-27. (Luke 5:1) GENTILE: Persons from the nations who are not Jews are also refered to as the people of the nations. Marrage established Genesis 3:1-6 Serpent deceived Eve Genesis 4:8 Cain killed Abel Genesis 6 Noah’s Ark. The Flood Genesis 19:24. 25 Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed Genesis 28 Jacob’s ladder Genesis 37-41 Joseph sold. such as the “harvest season. customs. GENTILE TIMES: Jesus Christ said. art. 21:34) (Mark 11:13) In Luke’s reference it is speaking about a future time. It is used in other Scriptures to refer to a season.

SON OF BELA: Gera was the son of Benjamin’s firstborn.262 God’s Kingdom. 19:16. Moses was the meekest of all men and thus he was gentle in his dealings with others. 26:1-31) The Judeans struck and plundered all the cities around Gerar after Jehovah brought about the defeat of the army of Zerah the Ethiopian King Asa. 18:16) GERAR: Gerar was a town near Gaza along the boundaries of Canaanite territory. GENTLENESS: Someone who is gentle is mild. (2 Samuel 16:5. FATHER OF EHUD: Gera was the father of the Benjamite Judge Ehud. DESCENDANT OF BELA: This Gera was another descendant of Bela the Benjamite. (2 Timothy 2:24) He told the Thessalonians that he and his companions were gentle when they were with them. (1 Chronicles 8:1. FATHER OF SHIMEI: Gera was the Benjamite father of Shimei who called down evil on David. Hadad fled to Egypt. When the army commander Joab occupied Moab during David’s rule. There the Pharaoh’s sister in law was given to him as a wife. (Numbers 12:3) The apostle Paul told Timothy to be kind or gentle to all. (1 Chronicles 8:5) GERA. Hadad fathered Genubath by her and Genubath was raised with the sons of Pharaoh. 18) (1 Kings 2:8) GERAH. (Genesis 10:19) Abraham and Isaac resided as aliens at Gerar and dealt with King Abimelech. 3) GERA. (1 Kings 11:14-20) GERA. (Daniel 2:44) (Daniel Chapter 4) (Revelation Chapter 19) GENTLE. (Judges 3:15) GERA. Gentleness is required of all of God’s servants. 21:22-34. meek and kind. (Exodus 30:13) (Leviticus 27:25) (Numbers 3:47. bela. (Genesis 20:1-18. (2 Chronicles 14:8-15) 262 . (1 Thessalonians 2:7) GENUBATH: Genubath was the son of the Edomite prince Hadad. WEIGHT MEASURE: The gerah was the coin or weight measure equal to 1/20th of a shekel. humble.

43. 2) Later Isaac returned to the area and raised flocks and herds. Gershom was the father of Libni and Shimei. 18) (1 Chronicles 6:1. These mountains are the most prominent of the region. Water was easy to find in the area by digging pits in the torrent bed. His servants dug two wells there. conspired and plotted against Nehemiah. 17) (Numbers 3:17. 22) (1 Chronicles 23:14-16) Jethro. SON OF MOSES: He was the first son of Moses by Zipporah. The Gershonites were responsible for caring for the tent of meeting. SON OF LEVI: Gershom was the son of Levi. an adjacent mountain. MOUNT: Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal. Jesus alluded to these mountains at John 4:5. (Genesis 20:1. 23:6) GERSHOM.800 feet above the Mediteranean Sea. GERSHON. (Exodus 18:2-4) GERSHONITES: The Gershonites were one of the three great divisions of the Levites. 20.263 GERAR VALLEY: The Gerar Valley could be the same as the Wadi esho-Shariah (Nahal Gerar). He was born in Midian. 36) They were alotted 13 cities with pasture gounds. (1 Chronicles 6:16. (Genesis 46:11) (Exodus 6:16. and Geshem opposed Nehemiah in the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall. 4:21-28) (Exodus 26:1. 17. Eliezer was Gershom’s brother. (Genesis 26:17-19) Abraham lived in the area for a brief time. 19. 20 when he spoke about the forefathers worshipping on the mountain. are located in the heart of the district of Samaria. Moses’ father in law. They were descendants of Gershon. or Gershom. 14. Mount Ebal towers 200 feet above it and between the two mountains is a fertile valley. (Genesis 26:1-22) GERASENES: Jesus Christ healed two demon-possessed men in the country of the Gerasenes. The Mount Gerizim summit rises over 2. GERIZIM. They derided. the Valley of Shechem. (Numbers 3:23-26. Tobiah. 7. (Exodus 2:21. 62. about . He is listed among the descendants of Caleb. (1 Chronicles 2:47) GESHEM: Geshem was an Arabian. 71) He is also called Gershon. Sanballat. (Matthew 8:28:34) (Mark 5:1-20) (Luke 8:26-39) Part of the region was east of The Sea of Galilee. (Joshua 21:27-33) GESHAN: Geshan was the third son of Jahdai of the tribe of Judah. was Gershom’s grandfather. but could 263 . GERSHOM.3 of a mile south of Tell Abu Hureirah (Tel Haror).

5. INHABITANTS OF GESHUR: Geshurites were the people living in Geshur. The Israelites conquered everything up to Geshur. 13:11. (Joshua 13:2) When David was outlawed by King Saul. THE ARAMAEAN KINGDOM: Geshur was the Armaean kingdom east of the Jordan River. (1 Samuel 27:7-11) GETHER: He was a descendant of Aram. Talmai. the son of Shem. 13:28-38. live there. (John 18:2) He was captured by a mob at the Garden of Gethsemane. 3.264 not stop him. A PLACE IN PALESTINE: Geshur was a place in southern Palestine near the Philistine territory. (1 Chronicles 2:23) GESHUR. Absalom fled there after he murdered his half brother Amnon. Joab brought him back to Jerusalem after three years in Geshur. (Deuteronomy 3:14) (Joshua 12:1. (Genesis 10:22. 15. (Nehemiah 6:17) GESHUR. 14:23. 13) GESHURITES. 5. 16) 264 . PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN PALESTINE: The Geshurites were a people who resided in southern Palestine near the Philistine territory. (John 18:1) (Luke 22:39) Jesus frequently met with his disciples at this garden. (Matthew 26:36-56) (Mark 14:32-52) (Luke 22:39-53) (John 18:1-12) GEUEL: This man was the son of Machi of the tribe of Gad. (Numbers 13:2. 15:8) Many years later Geshur and Syria annexed many of the Israelite cities east of the Jordan. 3. It bordered on the Argob region of Bashan. 3. 23) (1 Chronicles 1:17) GETHSEMANE. 13:13) Absalom’s maternal grandfather. (2 Samuel 3:2. a territory east of the Jordan. It was located east of Jerusalem. He was one of the twelve chieftains sent by Moses from the wilderness of Paran to spy out the land of Canaan. (Deuteronomy 3:14) (Joshua 12:4. GARDEN OF: This garden was filled with olive trees and was equipped with a press for squeezing oil from olives. across the Kidron Valley on or near the Mount of Olives. (Joshua 13:2) (1 Samuel 27:7-11) GESHURITES. he conducted raids on the Geshurites and other people dwelling th that area. Geshem accused Nehemiah and the Jews of rebellion and of attempts to make Nehemiah king.

8 feet wide. This hill is near Giah on the road to the desert wilderness of Gibeon. King Saul. (1 Kings 16:15-18) GIBEA: Gibea was a descendant of Caleb of the tribe of Judah. 2. 49) GIBEAH. His spear blade weighed 15 pounds. (1 Samuel 17:4-7) These large men could have been descendants of the Nephilim. The Nephilim were offspring of angels and human women. (Ezra 2:1. was 9. 23) Centuries later Gibbethon under the control of the Philistines. 15:34) GIBEATH-HAARALOTH: This is the place where all Israelite males born in the desert wilderness were circumcised. The circumcision took place after they crossed the Jordan River. (2 Samuel 5:25) GIAH: When Joab and Abishai chased after Abner they arrived at the hill of Ammah at sundown.265 GEZER: Gezer was the royal city of Palestine.E. Goliath of Gath.5 feet tall. (Genesis 6:4) GIBBAR: Gibbar was likely a family head. GIBEAH OF BENJAMIN: Gibeah was a city in the territory of Benjamin. The family had 95 sons who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylonian exile in 537 B. (1 Samuel 14:16) Gibeah was the home of Israel’s first king. (1 Chronicles 2:42. (Joshua 21:20. (Deuteronomy 3:11) The giant David killed.C. (Joshua 19:40. (Joshua 10:33. 41. GIANT: The Bible gives reports of men who were of extraordinary size. It was also called Gibeah of Benjamin and Gibeah of Saul. Og was 13. 12:7. 12) The city was Philistine in David’s time when he broke their power from Beba to as far as Gezer. (Judges 19:11-15) Located in the heights of Palestine’s mountain region and well in the center of most activities Gibeah served as a lookout point in time of war. Its king unsuccessfully tried to save Lacish from the Israelite army. His copper coat weighed 126 pounds. 20) GIBBETHON: Gibbethon was a city belonging to the tribe of Dan. 265 .1 feet tall and 5. (1 Samuel 10:26. 8. 44) It was later given to the Kohathites as a Levite city. (2 Samuel 2:24) Giah was probably east of Gibeon in Benjamin’s territory. (Joshua 18:28) (1 Samuel 23:29) (2 Samuel 21:6) It was located near the main road between Jerusalem (Jebus) and Ramah.

Gideon obeyed God’s command. (2 Samuel 2:13) The men of Gibeon were among the returning captives from Babylonian exile in 537 B. qualified 266 . He commanded him to tear down his father’s altar to the god Baal. mighty man of valor!” The angel went on to tell him that he would be the one to deliver Israel out of the Midianite oppression.E. 47) (Nehemiah 7:49) GIDDEL. It was later called Gilgal. 4. They were among those who returned to Jerusalem and Judah in 537 B. 43. 15) The people of Israel were unfaithful to Jehovah. a Levite singer. (Nehemiah 3:7. 2. 2.C. (Judges 6:11-22) That very night Jehovah tested Gideon. He was the son of Joash of the family of Abi-ezer of the tribe of Manasseh. The exciting account of this battle is found at Judges chapter 7.E. Gideon’s strong faith. 29) GIDDEL. (Ezra 2:1.C. (Judges 6:1-6) One day an angel appeared to Gideon. in the face of great odds. They returned from Babylonian exile in 537 B. The angel said: “Jehovah is with you. Many of them shared in reparing Jerusalem’s wall. 55. After seven years of this plunder the Israelites made underground storage places in order to conceal their food supplies from the invaders. (1 Chronicles 25:1. 7:6.E. (Judges 6:25-32) Right away.266 Gibeath-haaraloth was near the city of Jericho. He lived at the town of Ophrah just west of the Jordan River. ANCESTOR OF NETHINIM SLAVES : This Giddel was an ancestor of a family of Nethinim temple slaves.C. (Joshua 5:3-10) GIBEATHITE: This was an inhabitant of Gibeah of Benjamin. (Ezra 2:1. at God’s direction Gideon organized a select band of 300 faithful warriors to attack the Midianite army of 135. 25) GIDDALTI: Giddalti was the son of Heman. (Judges 6:11. to cut down the sacred pole alongside it and to build an altar to Jehovah. Pagan nations such as the Midianites invaded at harvest time to pillage the crops. 7.000 men. There was a pool of Gibeon located near here. 56) (Nehemiah 7:58) GIDEON: Gideon was an outstanding judge in Israel. FAMILY HEAD OF SONS OF SERVANTS OF SOLOMON: Giddel was the head of one of the families of the sons of the servants of Solomon. (1 Chronicles 12:1-3) GIBEON: The city of Gibeon is six miles north northwest of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

(Matthew 6:2-4) He told Christians to give gifts of mercy or charity.267 him to be listed as “one of the great cloud of witness. (James 1:17) GIFT OF HOLY SPIRIT: God gives his Holy Spirit as a gift to his people. joy. 23) GIFTS. from the heart. healing. faith. ACTS OF CHARITY: Jehovah’s people are instructed to give gifts of charity. (Phillipians 4:15-17) While material assistance is needed and important. God loved the world so much he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. faith. peace. powerful works. They include: love. and self-control. prophesy. for this can lead to the 267 . Jesus preached against giving as a showy display of self righteousness. 12:1) GIDEONI: Gideoni was the father of Abindan the chieftan of the tribe of Benjamin when Moses was leading the Israelites. meekness. (Judges 20:45) GIFTS FROM GOD: Greek: “kha’risma” means gracious gift. ALMS. speaking in tongues. (Luke 12:32. 16) GIDOM: The Benjamites committed a gross sex crime. (Galatians 5:22. speech of knowledge. goodness. the greatest gift a person can offer to another is an understanding of God’s Word. (Romans 15:26) (1 Corinthians 16:1. so the other Israelite tribes pursued the Benjamites as for as Gidom to make them pay for their wrong doing. A gift of charity is a gift given out of love. It occurs 17 times in the Christian Greek Scriptures and it implies a gift given out of undeserved kindness. The fruits of the SPIRIT are offered to all who believe and obey God. discernment of inspired utterances.” (Hebrews 11:32. (John 3:16) James says every good gift and every perfect present is from above. This would be a gift from God. (Numbers 1:11. longsuffering. (Acts 2:38) (Romans 8:2-10) (Galatians 5:16-25) The apostle Paul lists nine different operations of the Holy Spirit: speech of wisdom. kindness. 33) (Mark 19:16-22) (Luke 18:18-23) (John 13:29) Early Christians made gifts in behalf of their needy brothers. This list is found at 1 Corinthians chapter 12. and interpretation of tongues. (1 Corinthians 12:4) (2 Timothy 1:6) (1 Peter 4:10) God’s greatest gift was his Son. 2) Paul made it clear that all gifts were voluntary and from the heart at 2 Corinthians 9:7.

27. (Judges 7:1) (1 Samuel 28:4. 9) Micah spoke about Gilgal in his prophecy at Micah 6:5. (Joshua 22:9) (Judges 20:1. 8) (2 Samuel 1:4-10.” (2 Chronicles 32:30) The Spring of Gihon is a principal source of water for ancient Jerusalem.E. 31:1-4. (Judges 3:12-26) Gilgal was the place where Israel camped after crossing the Jordan River in Abib. (Joshua 4:19) The Moabite King Eglon resided near the Gilgal quarries at the time of Ehud. 2) (2 Samuel 2:9) (2 Kings 10:32.C. (Deuteronomy 3:13) (Numbers 32:40) GILGAL. 33) It comprised the possessions of the tribes of Gad. Reuben. GILALAI: Gilalai was the Levite musician who marched in the procession arranged by Nehemiah at the inauguration of the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem in 455 B. 13) The topographical changes in the earth’s surface as a result of the global Deluge have eliminated the possibility to identify this river today. It is said to encircle the entire land of Cush. (Genesis 2:10. GIHON SPRING: The name Spring of Gihon is named because it “gushes forth” four or five times per day after the rainy winter season. All the Israelite males born in the wilderness were circumcised at Gilgal. IN JERICHO: Gilgal was a city on the eastern border of Jericho. and the south part of Manasseh. (Joshua 5:8. Two major battles were fought there. (John 6:26. This included Bashan and the tableland north of the Arnon. The name Gihon means just that. 17:3) (Acts 20:35) (2 Corinthians 12:15) (Revelations 22:17) GIHON RIVER: The Gehon River was one of the four rivers that came out of the river that flowed out of Eden. 21) GILEAD: The mountainous region east of the Jordan River was known as Gilead. GILBOA: This Mountain is located east of the Jezreel Plain between the valley of Kishon and the Jordan Valley. 31. It was there that Joshua set up the 12 stones taken from the middle of the riverbed to commemorate Jehovah’s drying up the river.” It’s fountainhead is in a natural cave in the Kidron Valley just east of the part of Jerusalem called “the City of David. (Nehemiah 12:27.268 receiver to everlasting life. 36) 268 . “gushes forth.

14) The Girgashites were from west of the Jordan River. 12. (Nehemiah 12:1. 269 . (2 Samuel 15:12. (Deuteronomy 7:1.C. This is the first letter in the opening word in each of the eight verses of Psalm 119:17-24. 13. 4. They were a powerful people and yet they and six other Canaanite nations suffered defeat. (1 Kings 16:21.7-9) GISPA: Gispa was an overseer of the Nethinim temple slaves in Nehemiah’s day. 22) GINNETHOI. They lived in the territory south of Judah at the time when David and his six hundred men raided the territory.E. 24:11) This fulfilled the promise Jehovah made to Abraham centuries earlier. 7. 23:34) GIMEL: Gimel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Ahithophel. 2) (Joshua 3:10. 33) It was possibly located near modern Ramleh. (Joshua 15:48. (Nehemiah 11:31. 16. 8) GIRZITES: The Girzites were probably a nomadic people. (Genesis 10:6. The Girzites were all distroyed and David took much livestock as spoil. (2 Samuel 4:13) Then the Benjamites settled in Gittaim after the exile. GIMZO: Gimzo was a city of Judah that was captured by the Philistines during the reign of Ahaz. (Joshua 15:51) (2 Samuel 15:12. 51) It was the home of the traitor Ahithophel the Gilonite.269 GILOH: This city was located in the mountains of Judah. (2 Chronicles 28:18. 19) GINATH: He was the father of Tibni the unsuccessful rival of Omri for the kingship over the ten-tribe kingdom of Israel. David’s counselor was a Gilonite. This is because Jehovah delivered them into the hands of his people. 23:34) GILONITE: A Gilonite was an inhabitant of Giloh. (Genesis 15:13-21) (Nehemiah 9:7. (1 Samuel 27:2. 16) (1 Chronicles 1:8. 15. (Nehemiah 11:21) GITTAIM: First the Beerothites settled at Gittaim. HEAD PRIEST: Ginnethoi was a head priest over the priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel in 537 B. 26) GIRGASHITES: The Girgashites were a people descended from Ham through Canaan.

and lead. “so it will be among the nations.” The apostle Paul told the Corinthians. “do everything to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31) The word glory is found more than 350 times in the Holy Scriptures. a look. It is found 17 times in the book of Revelations. The apostle John described the clearness of glass at Revelation 4:6 and 21:18. These ingredients are melted together at a temperature above 3000 degrees F. Transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody. 21:24.” (Acts 20:35) The word give is found more than 800 times in the scriptures. (2 Samuel 15:13. 26) A comprehensive study of the word glory from a large concordance would render many blessings. So march forward with concordance and Bible in hand! 270 .270 GITTITE: An inhabitant or native of the Philistine city of Gath was called a Gittite. 3) GIVE: Greek: didomi. 10) (Deuteronomy 24:19-21) (Ruth 2:5-7. 7:12. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 14-17) (Psalm 37:25) Gleaning is also spoken of in an illustrative or figurative way when it speaks about the people leftover after God’s judgment. 19:11. “It is more blessed to give then to receive. 18:2. as when an olive tree is beaten. GIZONITE: Gizonite had sons who were among the mighty warriors of David’s military forces. Convey or communicate a smile. (Leviticus 19:9. phosphorus. Psalm 19:1 tells us “the heavens declare the glory of God. Ittai was a Gittites who served David faithfully during his light at the time of Absalom’s rebellion.’ The major application of the term glory in the Scriptures is found in connection with Jehovah God.” (Isaiah 24:13) (Micah 7:1-8. 21. (Revelation 1:6. 18-22. The harvesters intentionally left some crops behind in the fields or on the trees so that the poor people could glean or harvest them. 34) GLASS: Glass is manufactured by mixing special sand known as silica with traces of other elements such as boron. 4:9. deliver. minister. a physical gesture. Grant. GLEANING: Gleaning means harvesting and reaping. Job compared glass to gold at Job 28:17. 14:7. 18) (Jeremiah 6:9) GLORY: The Hebrew word “kavohdh’” means ‘heavy’ and the Greek word “doxa” is translated ‘glory’ and ‘honor. 11. The Giant Goliath was a Gittite. 21:19) (1 Chronicles 20:5) (Joshua 13:2.

22:18. 35) Gluttons are sinful greedy persons.’ or ‘flies. (Matthew 23:23. The apostle Paul made it very clear that they would not inherit God’s kingdom.” Jesus countered: “wisdom is justified by it’s works. greedy person who indulges in excessive eating of food. (Isaiah 34:6. ‘gnats. “You strain out the gnat and swallow the camel. Gluttony is completely apposed to the precepts and principles taught in the Bible. GOAH: When talking about the rebuilding of Jerusalem. The goat is a cud-chewing mammal with hollow horns and long. (Isaiah 14:9) (Zechariah 10:3) Goats were used to represent people who were in opposition to Jehovah. (Judges 3:31) Words spoken by wise persons are compared to prodding goads at Ecclesiastes 12:11. being presented as a burnt offering. straight hair. 39) GOAT: Any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns. 3:6. 21) Slanderous remarks about Jesus Christ included the accusation that he was “a gluttonous man and a drunkard.” (Matthew 11:19) (Luke 7:34. 27) The term goatlike leaders was used figuratively to refer to rulers. 24) (Leviticus 11:4) GOAD: The cattle or ox goad was a rod about eight feet in length that was used for driving and guiding bulls when plowing. 19. The Hebrew word “kin-nam’” is rendered.271 GLUTTON: A glutton is a selfish. (Galatians 5:19-21) GNAT: Gnats are small two-winged insects that bit and suck blood. Under the Mosaic Law a glutton was to be stoned to death. 7) (Jeremiah 51:40) (Ezekiel 34:17) (Zechariah 10:3) (Matthew 25:31-46) 271 . (Leviticus 1:10. One end of the rod had a sharp metal point used to prod the animal.” (Jeremiah 31:38. 5:6. and then it will turn to Goah. (Deuteronomy 21:18-21) (Proverbs 28:7. It served as a sacrificial animal. 12.’ (Exodus 8:16-18) (Leviticus 11:21-24) (Psalm 105:31) Jesus denounced the scribes and Pharisees and said. 23:20. A stubborn bull that resists the prodding of the sharp goads is figuratively described in the expression “kicking against the goads” at Acts 26:14.’ mosquitoes. Jeremiah named Goah along with the hill of Gareb when describing a measuring line that: “will stretch from there straight to the Hill of Gareb.” He was pointing out that they made a big deal out of little or nothing and disregarded the weightier matters of the Law.

because I said.272 GOAT DEMONS (Idols): The Hebrew word “sair” refers to a goat. GODLY DEVOTION: Godliness is piety by virtue of being a godly person. a god. GOB: Gob was a place where David and his men struck down giant warriors of the Philistines. I am God’s Son?” He identified himself as the Son of God. The word used here is “theos. GODS AND GODDESSES: The deities of the nations are false gods that are human crations. These words can be used to represent the true God. (2 Samuel 21:18. At John 10:33 Jesus was accused of making himself God or a god. The Greek word “eusebes” can be translated pious. The apostle Paul told Timothy to “pursue righteousness and godliness. not God! (See: JESUS CHRIST) GODLINESS. GOD OF FORTUNE: There were a large number of apostate Jews who worshiped the “god of fortune” or “god of good luck. There are three texts (Leviticus 17:7) (2 Chronicles 11:15) (Isaiah 13:21) in which the word is considered by translators as having a sense beyond the simple word “goat. godlike.” (1 Timothy 6:11) Godliness is truly a way of life for all who love God and His Son. (Leviticus 19:4) (Isaiah 2:20) (Romans 1:21-23) The Bible refers to Satan the Devil as the “god of this world. Jehovah told them that he would destine them to slaughter by the sword. and godly. 19) GOD: Anything and anyone worshiped is a god.” Godly devotion refers to devotion with love and loyalty to God. (Psalm 86:8) (1 Corinthians 8:5-6) The Hebrew word “Aloha” and the Greek word “Theos” means god or God. These deities mirror the characteristics and weaknesses of their imperfect worshipers. Jesus clearly stated in reply: “Do you say you blaspheme. Satan. worship. 272 . and service to God. devout.” (2 Corinthians 4:4) The god Murduk (Merodach) was regarded as the founder of Babylon. A synonym for godliness is “godly devotion. (Acts 10:2. (Isaiah 65:11. God. 2:9) The expression of godliness or godly devotion requires intense loyalty to God and a deep and abiding dedication to our Divine Father. A godly person practices reverence. 7) (2 Peter 1:6. 12) The god of fortune was a Babylonian deity. Jehovah or a false god.” The worshipers of these deities set a table of food and drink before them.” It has to do with demon possession and idolatry. The Bible speaks about many gods.” It means: devine. Jesus Christ.

” (Jeremiah 11:13. Do not cry or pray for them. such as the crescent moon and the rising sun. Many follow the god of material wealth and accummulate many physical possessions. “the daughter of Sin” the moon-god. Ishtar was the lover of Tammuz. Baal. and storm. You have as many detestable altars as there are streets in Jerusalem. Do we follow other gods? We live in a “so-called” enlightened age.“‘Judah. have been invented by man over the centuries. Enlil the god of the earth. Labasu. They attend church and claim that they serve the true God. Saturn. They also developed a solar theology. (Isaiah 47:13) An indepth study of the history of each of the nations of the world would reveal wide spread worship of false gods. People say they do not serve false gods. Another triad was that of the moon-god Sin. 14) sun and moon…gods and goddesses: The moon was a god in Babylonia. In Canaan. Even poor people can get in on this game to a lesser degree. air. Many religions today carry over symbals barrowed from former theologies. 273 . talant and treasures. and the fertility god-dess Ishtar.’ Jeremiah. Ishtar. We actually worship anything to which we devote the majoriety of our time. The ancents even worshiped heavenly bodies such as Venus. Automobiles and large homes are on the top of the list for material wealth worshipers. To do this they must work long hours and devote their time and attention to investments and the accummulation of wealth. Anu the god of the sky. you have as many gods as you have cities. . was known as a sun-god and Ashtoreth the goddess who stood at his side represented the moon. including the triad of Labartu. Then a large number of the Babylonian gods were resolved into forms of the sun-god. The moon being the pale reflection of the sun. Even the nations of Israel and Judah had many false gods. and Akhkhazu. was identified with the evening-star. The Babylonians even had triads of devils. You have set up many altars in Jerusalem to sacrifice to Baal. or deities. Yet people really do follow other gods. I will not listen when they call to me for help in times of trouble. the sun-god Shamash.273 A number of triad gods. and Mercury. do not pray for these people. and Ea the god presiding over the water were considered part of a trinity of gods in Babylon.

The battle ends with absolute destruction of the wicked when Gog and his forces are annihilated.” He built the altar and gave it this name to show Jehovah his appreciation for the name. Are there more gods of our day? The god or goddess of ________________________. The account in Revelation chapter 20 predicts that Satan will be allowed out of the abyss (bottomless pit) at the end of the Millennium and that he would lead the nations of the earth in rebellion against the Millennial Rule of Jesus Christ.” (Matthew 6:33) Another powerful god. He called the altar: “God (is) the God of Israel. People are constantly looking for sexual experiences in real life and in entertainment. “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness [continuously] and all these things will be added to you. 14 show that Christ will bring an end to national rule and divisions. the god or goddess of sex prevales. 17-20) God has just given his the name “Israel. (Genesis 14:1-9) (Judges 4:2) (Isaiah 9:1) 274 . Another god active in our society is the god or goddess of food and drink. (Ezekiel 38:12-23. stanps. sex and pornography. So it appears that these nations are part of the rebellion against Jehovah’s Kingdom at the end of the Millennium and not a continual rebellion taking place throughout the thousand years. world leaders. 14) GOIIM. REALM OF KING TIDAL: Goiim was the name of the realm that King Tidal ruled over. 21. military power………… GOD OF ISRAEL: Jacob set up an altar on a tract of land he aquired from the sons of Hamor. computers. The texts at Daniel 2:44 and 7:13. Apparantly both the Gog of Ezekiel and the Gog of Revelation apply to the nations “in the four corners of the earth” who allow themselves to be misled by Satan the Devil. radios. GOG: The name Gog is found in chapters 38 and 39 of Ezekiel and also at Revelation 20:8. model trains. stereos. Jesus Christ. (fill in the blank) coins. With the help of His loyal Son. singers. 33:1-4. 39:5-13. It was the proper name for the tribes and peoples he ruled.274 Jesus said. TVs. 22) (Joel 3:9-17) (Revelation 20:8-10.” (Genesis 32: 24-30. actors. Jehovah completely magnifies and sanctifies his name before all observers. music.

(Matthew 27:33) (John 19:17-22) (Hebrews 13:12) There was a road and a garden tomb near Golgotha. It is highly valued for its weight. He was called the king of Goiim in Gilgal. (Luke 23:33) This was where Jesus Christ was impaled. over nine feet tall. (Psalm 49:6-8) (Job 28:12. 23) GOLAN: The city of Golan was designated as a city of refuge. GOLGOTHA: Also known as the Skull Place and Calvary. with God’s Spirit upon him met Goliath’s challenge. (Deuteronomy 4:41-43) (Joshua 20:2. New Jerusalem at Revelation 21:18. malleable metallic element. 275 . DOMAIN WEST OF THE JORDAN: This place was where Joshua defeated a Canaanite king. (Joshua 21:27) (1 Chronicles 6:71) Many scholars identify it with a district that goes by the same name today located 17 miles east of the Sea of Galilee. (Mark 15:40) (Luke 23:49) GOLIATH: Goliath was a giant. It was located in the territory of Manasseh. rarity.275 GOIIM. “khry-sos” and “khry-si’on” are used with reference to coins. Golgotha was outside the city of Jerusalem. ornaments and the metal in general. first mentioned at Genesis 2:11. No Israelite soldier had the courage to accept the challenge. 8) The Gershonite Levites lived in the city. GOLD: Gold is a rare. No amount of gold can buy wisdom from God or give life. (1 Samuel 17:1-54) No wonder for the iron blade on his spear alone weighed 15 pounds! Finally the young shepherd David. David defeated Goliath. He was from the city of Gath and a champion of the Philistine army. You may read the full account at 1 Samuel chapter 17.25. Job spoke of gold as a symbol of materialism at Job 31:24. Goliath was one of the Rephaim and may have been a mercenary soldier with the Philistine army. 21. 8) The gigantic warrior Goliath loudly challenged Israel to supply a man to fight him in single combat.” (Joshua 12:7. (Matthew 27:39) (John 19:41) The Bible does not specifically state that Golgotha was on a hill but it does say that some observed the impalement from a distance. (1 Chronicles 20:5. 15-17) (Zephaniah 1:18) (Matthew 16:26) Gold is used in a symbolic way to describe the holy city. Gold is the metal most frequently mentioned in the Bible. The outcome was to determine which army should become the servant of the other. The Greek terms for gold. soft yellow. durable and shimmering beauty. Day and night for forty days he taunted the army of Israel.

(Hosea 1:3-9. 3:13) GOMORRAH: Sodom and Gomorrah were probably located near the south end of the Dead Sea. 21. and John are known as the Good New. 23) (Isaiah 1:1. Luke. (Deuteronomy 29:22. 2) (1 Chronicles 1:4. 3) Gomer gave birth to three children. “setting a pattern for ungodly persons of things to come. (Genesis 10:1. Jehovah gave Hosea instructions to take a wife and he took Gomer as his wife. He was born after the Flood. and truth. Ashkenaz. (Matthew 10:7. It is listed at 276 . God told Hosea to “go and marry a prostitute and have children with a prostitute. They were given names that had prophetic meaning. DAUGHTER OF DIBLAIM: Gomer was the daughter of Diblaim. loving-kindness. He indicated that even as wicked as Sodom and Gomorrah was the people of his day were worse. The good news of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ is presented in the Christian Greek Scriptures.” (Ezekiel 38:2-8) GOMER. (Ge 10:3. God condemned them. 14. GRANDSON OF NOAH: Gomer was the grandson of Noah. 10. Goodness is a fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. It is in fact the theme of the Bible. 9. 19:24. (Genesis 18:20.” (Hosea 1:2. (Matthew 4:23) (Mark 1:1) (Romans 15:16) (Acts 20:24) (Revelation 14:6) GOODNESS: Goodness is a quality of mind and heart that involves mercy. 32) Ezekiel’s prophecy lists the regathered people of God including “Gomer with all its troops.” (2 Peter 2:6) Jesus pointed out the contrast of wickedness between Sodom and Gomorrah and the wickedness of his day.276 GOMER. Riphath. 5) Gomer and his sons. 28) The account of the destruction of these cities has been used in Scriptures as a symbol of complete and everlasting annihilation. (Genesis 13:12) Scholars believe their ruins are submerged under the waters of the Dead Sea. The wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah was so great that Jehovah sent angels to inspect the situation and then to destroy the cities by a rain of fire and sulfur. 15) GOOD NEWS: The good news of the Kingdom of God is featured throughout the Holy Scriptures. 49:18) The apostle Peter said that by turning Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes. and Togarmah. The account of the children was used to foretell the disastrous results of Israel’s spiritual adultery in the form of idolatry. “for the land commits much prostitution. The four Gospels: Matthew. were among the families from whom the nations descended after the Great Flood. 13:19) (Jeremiah 23:14. He was the first son of Japheth. Mark. It involves moral excellence and virtue.

It is the organization for governing and exercising authority. 19) Gossip is talk that reveals something about another person. (Joshua 15:20. however it can be groundless rumor and slander. rule and 277 . (Genesis 46:28. 51) A city by the name of Goshen was found in that area also.C. GOODWILL: The angels proclaimed peace to men of goodwill. Someone gathered some unfamiliar wild gourds and sliced them in with a stew. Not all gossip is bad or damaging. 29) The Land of Goshen referred to at Joshua 10:41 and 11:16 was possibly in the mountainous region between Hebron and Negeb in the Judean mountains.277 Galatians 5:22 along with eight other fruitages. No man has goodness on his own merit. GOURD: The term gourd appears in the Scriptures at 2 Kings 4:3841. We should do the same. (Ephesians 5:9) Christians should cultivate goodness. Paul wrote the Ephesians that the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth. (1 Peter 4:15) GOSPEL: The gospel is the good news about Jesus Christ and God’s kingdom. SLANDER: Gossip is idle personal talk. The Hebrew words “mem-sha-lah” and “mis-rah” translate dominion. (Luke 2:14) God does not express goodwill toward all men. (Matthew 15:11.E. 47:27) The exact location of Goshen is uncertain but it appears to have been in the eastern part of the Nile Delta. The gossiper may not even know the truth. (Romans 7:18) The psalmist asks God to teach him goodness at Psalm 119:66. Slander is malicious defamation. 68. society and a state are governed. It may be unfounded rumor. GOSSIP. even a lie. (James 3:6) (Proverbs 13:3. 15:2. He says: There is no peace for the wicked. a thief and an evildoer. The Bible counsels against idle speech that can do much harm. The apostle Peter considered a meddler in other people’s business to be as bad as being a murder. (Isaiah 57:21) GOSHEN: Goshen was a region in Egypt where the Israelites lived for 215 years from 1728 to 1513 B. (Genesis 45:10. GOVERNMENT: Government is the system or organization by which a community. 18:7) Jesus Christ warned that wicked reasonings and false testimonies proceed from the mouth and out of the heart. 48. Some thought the stew had been poisoned but Elisha saved it from being wasted.

Judea was an imperial province under Roman rule. Ezekiel 23:5. They were either local native rulers or governors who controlled occupied territories. The apostle Paul compared non-Jewish Christians to the branches of a wild olive that were grafted into the garden olive to replace natural branches that had broken off. 23. Pilate was the fifth of the line of governors of Judea. and Rome. (John 1:14) (2 Corinthians 12:9) (Ephesians 2: 8. 22:21) The Greek “ar-khe” is translated beginning. principalities. 1 Kings 20:24. Jeremiah 51:57. Nations that had governors included: Syria. Nehemiah 2:7. “Kyrio’tes” and “Kyber’nesis” are rendered government in some translations. who judged Jesus Christ. loving-kindness.6. (Colossians 1:15. Assyria. rulers and sovereignties. After grafted-in branches are established. 1 Co 15:24) The apostle Paul said there would soon be a government under the authority of Christ. God’s loving kindness expressed to mankind. Jesus Christ was the agent of God who set up all righteous governments and authorities. (Colossians 2:810. (Matthew 27:11-14) (John 19:10) Christians are to show relative subjection to the rulers of the land. James 4:6) GRAFTING: Grafting is the process of joining parts from different plants so that they grow together. Persia. Ezra 8:36. The governors there were responsible to the emperor for their actions. 12. (Ephesians 1:19-21) GOVERNOR: Most of the major powers of Bible times had rulers similar to governors. governments. (Isaiah 9:6. There the Scriptures speak of “Habor on the River Gozan. 14) (Acts 4:19.278 power. (Romans 13:1-7) (Titus 3:1) (1 Peter 2:13. 16) His Father Jehovah has placed him as head of all government. invisible and visible. 6:16) GOZAN RIVER: The river Gozan is mentioned at 2 Kings 17:6 and 18:11. They more correctly mean lordship. It is “undeserved kindness” sinces mankind does not merit this special treatment from God. divine favor. Babylon. It is truly divine influence upon the heart. (Matthew 27:2) (Luke 3:1) The Roman governors were authorized to order capital punishment. Luke 3:1. they produce the same kind of fruit as the tree from which they were taken.” Some believe that the Gozan River is the same as the Qezel Owzan 278 . This was the case with Pilate. 20) GOVERNOR’S PALACE: SEE PRAETORIUM GRACE: Greek: charis. (Romans 11) (Galatians 3:28. 9.

HELL. The grasshopper is destructive to vegetation. and the sugarcane and bamboo plants. Hebrew “she’ohl’” and Greek “hai’des” speak of the common grave of mankind. GRAVE: The grave is a place for the burial of the dead body of a human being. Grass was brought into existence during the third creative day. Transitoriness of man’s life is likened to that of grass. Gozan appears to represent an area of land at 2 Kings 19:12 and Isaiah 37:12. (2 Chronicles 7:13) It is used in an illustrative setting in the Holy Scriptures. Men are compared to little grasshoppers from God’s viewpoint at Isiaiah 40:22. The terms “parents” or “father” or “mother” are used instead.279 in northwest Iran. (Psalms 104:14. (2 Samuel 9:7) GRASS: Included in grass are the cereal grains. (Matthew 28:1) The word “mne’ma” found at Luke 23:53 refers to a tomb. The New Simplified Bible identifies Abraham as Jacob’s grandfather at Genesis 28:13. SEE: HADES. Sometimes the expressions “the father of your mother” and “mother’s father” are used to speak about grandparents. It is usually dug in the earth or cut out of rock such as a tomb or natural cave. (Psalm 37:2) (1 Peter 1:24) It is contrasted with the everlasting nature of Jehovah and his word. (Genesis 1:11-13) It serves as a source of food for man and animals. Others think the Gozan is a river of Mesopotamia. the plants of meadow and pasture. Some translations refer to him as Jacob’s father. It is considered as clean for food. GRANDPARENTS: The terms “grandparents” or “grandfather” or “grandmother” are seldom found in Bible translations. The Hebrew word “qu’ver” designates a burial place such as a grave. The Greek word for grave is ta’phos. They are likened to aged persons bent and stiff and burdened at Ecclesiastes 12:5. These words are frequently translated “the grave” in the New Simplified Bible. GRASSHOPPER: The grasshopper is a plant-eating insect with legs adapted for jumping. 147:8) (Zechariah 10:1) (2 Samuel 23:3. The Hebrew terms “ar-beh” and “chaghav” are applied to the winged stage of locust mentioned at Leviticus 11:22. 279 . 4) (Job 38:25-27) (Matthew 5:45) Evildoers are compared to grass that quickly withers at Psalm 37:1. This could be confusing if the actual relationship of grandfather-to-grandson is not spelled out in the text. 2.

Neapolis. Graying hair usually accompanies older age. We call it by its Latin based name. Ephesus. The Mediterranean Sea truly is the Great Sea. 31) Peter was in Joppa and Caesarea.000 sealed slaves of God. The Hebrew verb siv means to grow gray. Ocean shipping enters and exits the Great Sea through narrow gateways. 20:29) Those who are planted in the house of Jehovah will keep on thriving in old age. (Mathew 14:14. (Numbers 34:6. Cenchreae. people and tongue. 7) It is 2. a great crowd out of every nation. 280 . The wording at chapter seven make it obvious that the 144. Mitylene. Troas. old age. 19:2. GRAY HAIR: As a person grows older the pigment in the hair changes in body chemistry. Its deepest point is 16. The older English of the King James Version referred to it as a great multitude. (Ezekiel 47:10) In addition to more than 400 varieties of fish there is an abundance of fine coral and sponge. Jesus Christ visited the seaport regions of Tyre and Sidon. Assos. MEDITERRANEAN SEA: The Hebrews called it the Great Sea. Mediterranean means in the Middle of the Land. Chapter seven of Revelation first refers to the sealing of 144. (Psalm 92:13. 24) Paul was at Paphos. The term is used to refer to the large group of persons who heard Jesus Christ’s public teaching. The Mediterranean Sea is nearly landlocked. The Hebrew noun “she-vah’” means gray hairs. and Miletus. (Revelation 7:9-17) GREAT SEA.280 GRAVEL: Rock fragments and pebbles are considered gravel.000 slaves of God and then it speaks of a separate group. 20:29) The apostle John heard a great crowd at Revelation 7:9. Ezekiel points out that there are many fish in the Great Sea. (Mark 7:24.709 feet. tribe. plus the great crowd represent all who stand approved by God at the time of the great tribulation. (Proverbs 16:31. Mediterranean Sea.200 miles long and 600 miles wide at it greatest width. (Job 15:10) (Psalm 71:18) The Bible honors both the beauty of youth and the splendor of old age. The Strait of Gibraltar is on the west. gray-headedness. 14) They will not be abandoned by their God. Gravel is used in an illustrative sense in the Bible. 6. Proverbs 20:17 compares gaining bread by falsehood with having a mouth full of gravel. (Acts 10:5. (Isaiah 46:4) GREAT CROWD: A great crowd is a large group of persons. The Dardanelles and Bosporus are to the northeast and the Suez Canal joins it to the southeast. The severe treatment Jehovah meted out to unfaithful Jerusalem by means of the Babylonians is likened to breaking teeth with gravel at Lamentations 3:16. (Acts 13:13.

34.000 material items offered by mercants. the islands near Greece. (Acts 27:14. (Ephesians 4:19. a sun god and a god of sudden death. (Acts 19:23-28. The land of Greece is mostly rocky. The mountain slopes were heavily wooded. 18:18. olives and olive oil. 15) The Great Sea is also known for fierce storms with much lost of life.000 material 281 . Merchants have more than 100. The principal Greek gods were said to reside on the heights of Mount Olympus near Beroea. The term Ionian still applies to the geographic area including the sea between southern Italy and southern Greece. The original name for the area was Ionian. drink.” The Italians first applied the name to the Greeks and their land. Artemis. (Psalm 68:16) (Matthew 13:17) The Greek word “pie-o-ne-xi’a” conveys the bad desire of greed and covetousness. 15. 39-44) GREECE: Greece is a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan Peninsula. 19.155 wants. (1 Corinthians 5:9-11) A greedy person may not inherit the Kingdom of God. desire for power or gain. gives birth to sin. Apollo. Among the Olympic gods were Zeus. It is known for grapes. with 141 regarded as necessities. (James 1:14. with 32. It applied to the people of Greece and the surrounding chain of islands. sex or other material things are all expressions of greed and covetousness. 28:11) Paul ministered to the Beroeans on his second missionary tour. 35. (Acts 17:10) GREED: The Hebrew word “chamadh’” and Greek word “epithyme’o” both mean desire. Love of money. and Hermes. The prophet Isaiah spoke of the time when the exiles of Judah would be sent to distant nations. The material wealth estimates for the year 2010 include: 2. the Roman Diana. 20:14. The estimate for the 1950s were 474 wants. with rough limestone mountains covering three fourths of the terrain. 5:3) (Colossians 3:5) Greed expresses itself in many ways. the god of travelers and commerce. 10) The Bible writer James tells us that wrong desire. when it becomes fertile. including Tubal and Javan. There were about 200 material items offered by merchants. (Isaiah 66:19) The name Greece comes from the Latin word Graikoi. (1 Corinthians 6:9. with 94 as necessities. 15) (Colossians 3:35) Necessities and Wants: It is estimated that in the 1850s the average man had 72 wants. strong desire for food. of which 16 were regarded as necessities. the goddess of the hunt.281 16:11.

7) The fact that we can’t take material possessions with us when we die suggests that there are more important things then physical things…spiritual possessions! Possession Overload aka Possession Obsession aka Affluenza: The problem of dealing with too much stuff. but only for a short time. He also calls it “Possion Overload.” Swenson says. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.Wisconsin USA says “Affluenza” is a major disease. “Possession overload is the kind of problem where you have so many things you find your life is being taken up by maintaining and caring for things instead of people. Some by longing for it have been led away from the faith.they find stress and exhaustion and 282 .” (1 Timothy 6:8-10) Jesus Christ urged his followers to put the kingdom of God first in their lives. “Everything I own owns me. socially transmitted condition of overload. They go to the mall. and they shop. (Matthew 6:33) “Godliness with contentment is great gain. We brought nothing into the world and we can carry nothing out. and it makes them feel better. The Apostle Paul cautioned Timothy against the accumulation of excess wealth: “We should be content with having food and covering. People feel sad. They have pierced themselves through with many sorrows. There’s an addictive quality in consumerism.” According to Swenson. anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.” He goes on to say: “…. debt. Richard Swenson of Menomonie. But it simply doesn’t work. Dr. contagious. People are bombarded with the idea that owning material possions is the most important goal in life. Those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and hurtful lusts.” (1 Timothy 6:6. Affluenza is a painful. These draw men into ruin and destruction.282 items to offer the public.

” When Caleb’s daughter married Othniel she requested the land known as Gulloth-maim. about 40 miles northwest of the Gulf of Aqaba. keep watch. It is a carrion eating bird prohibited as food according to God’s law given to the Israelites. (Proverbs 30:31) GUARD: The Hebrew word “shamar” means to guard. (Deuteronomy 10:6. GREYHOUND: The greyhound is a tall slender dog of an ancient breed. They were included in Jacob’s household in Egypt. (Joshua 15:17-19) (Judges 1:13-15) GUNI. This beautiful flight pattern makes them very enjoyable to watch.E. It was probably the same as Hor-haggidgad. (Genesis 46:24. GULL: The Hebrew word sha’chaph is translated sea gull. 16) (Deuteronomy 14:12. “against whom there is no rising up. 7) (Numbers 33:33) It may have been located on Wadi Khadakhid. They move rapidly and yet they have very graceful flight. (Matthew 27:62-66.” It has been clocked at a speed of 40 miles per hour.E. 23) (2 Samuel 15:1) (1 Kings 1:5) (2 Kings 11:4-21) The Roman Praetorian Guard was organized by Caesar Augustus in 13 B. 15) Some sea gulls become very large with wingspans five feet across.E. 37:11) (Nehemiah 4:2. 17:9. Gulls are powerful fliers and they swim well too.C. 28:11-15) GUDGODAH: Gudgodah was a campsite where the Israelites stayed. The greyhound is a very fast animal.283 burnout…” (excerpts from Denver Post article by David Wann and John de Graaf) GREEK: Koine Greek was the common language from 300 B. observe. There was an upper Gulloth and a Lower Gulloth. Guards and watchmen are mentioned in numberous places in the Holy Scriptures. (Genesis 3:24. It was a field that included springs of water. to 500 C. (Leviticus 11:13. Most of the 27 Bible books from Matthew thru Revelation were written in Koine Greek.C. (Philippians 1:12. to serve as imperial bodyguards. 26) (1 283 . 13) The chief priests bribed Roman guards to circulate the rumer that Jesus’ followers had stolen his body. SON OF NAPHTALI: Guni was the son of Naphtali. GULLOTH-MAIM: The word Gulloth-maim means “Springs of Water. It is noted for swiftness and keen eyesight.

7) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY H HAAHASHTARI: Haahashtari the Ahashtarite was son of Ashur a descendant of Judah. THE BOOK: The book of Habakkuk was written about 628 B.18) HABAKKUK. (Numbers 26:48) GUNITES: The Gunites were a family descended from Guni. wait for it for it will surely come. (Jeremiah 35:1-6) 284 . Gur was a place near Ibleam. 12) HABAZZINIAH: Habazziniah was a descendant of Jonadab the son of Rechab. (1 Chronicles 4:1. It will not lie! If it delays.284 Chronicles 7:13) He was the founder of the family of Gunites in the tribe of Naphtali. 6) HABAIAH: He was a priest whose descendants returned from exile in Babylon.”This Hebrew prophet of Judah was the writer of the Bible book of Habakkuk. king of Judah. It will not be late!" ” (Hab 2:2-20) Pronouncements of woe are made upon the Chaldeans for plundering other nations and murdering many people. (Ezra 2:1. 5. (2 Kings 9:27) GURBAAL: Gurbaal was a place where Arabs lived in King Uzziah’s time. 61-63) (Nehemiah 7:63-65) HABAKKUK: The name Habkkuk means “Ardent Embrace.E. 2. (2 Samuel 1:17. “Will God execute the wicked?” This was the question Habakkuk asked God in the first chapter of his book: “Why do you look at treacherous persons and not act?” (Habakkuk 1:13) Jehovah’s reply comes in chapter two: “The vision is yet for the appointed time. (Habakkuk 2:20. (Numbers 26:48) (Genesis 46:24) GUR PASS: Ahaziah. (2 Chronicles 26:3. It moves quickly to the end. (Habakkuk 1:1. They were from the tribe of Naphtali. was struck down while riding on the way to Gur. 3:6. (Habakkuk 3:1-19) The book of Habakkuk emphasizes God’s supremacy over all nations.C. 3:1) Habakkuk prophesied early in the reign of Jehoiakim.

5) (1 Kings: 23) (1 Chronicles 18:3.285 HABOR: The Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser lll exiled many Israelites of the ten-tribe kingdom to the city or district of Habor. 36) (1 Chronicles 1:46. (Genesis 25:12-15) (1 Chroniles 1:28-30) HADAD. THE EDOMITE TROUBLEMAKER: Hadad was an Edomite of royal offspring. 50. (2 Samuel 8:3. possibly due to a scribal error. 39) (1 Chronicles 1:43. He is also called Hadad. Zobah was a Syrian kingdom that is thought to have been north of Damascus. (1 Kings 11:14-22. His wife was Methetabel. He caused much trouble for Israel when Solomon reigned. FATHER OF JEHIEL: Jehiel was with King David’s sons as a private instructor. 51) 285 . 10:1) was Governor Nehemiah’s father. 25) HADADEZER: Hadadezer was the son of Rehob and king of Zobah. After David died Hadad returned to Edom and cause a great amount of mischief as a resistor of King Solomon. (1 Chronicles 1:43. (1 Chronicles 27:32) HADAD. 5) HADAR: After Daal-hanan died Hadar succeeded him as King of Edom. 10:10) HACHMONI. Hadad was the son of Bedad. 35. SUCCEDED HUSHAM: This Hadad was successor to the king of Edom after Husham died. HACHILAH: David and his men concealed themselves from King Saul on the Hachilah hill in the Wilderness of Ziph. 47) HADAD. SON OF ISHMAEL: Hadad was one of the 12 sons of Ishmael the son of Abraham and his concubine Hagar. 51) HADAD. He defeated the Midianites in the field of Moab. (Nehemiah 1:1. (Genesis 36:31. 50. (1Chronicles 5:26) HACALIAH: Hacaliah (Nehemiah 1:1. (Genesis 36:31. THE EDOMITE KING: This Hadad was the King of Edom. He is called Hadar at Genesis 36:39.

(Joshua 15: 33. 34) HADLAI: He was the father of Amasa who was one of the heads of the sons of Ephraim in the days of King Pekah of Israel and King Ahaz of Judah. the grave.286 HADADRIMMON: This could possibly be a location in the Valley of Megiddo. 2. He was one of the founders of the first families after the Great Flood. (Matthew 11:23. 37) HADASSAH: Hadassah is better known by her Persian name Esther. 7. He and his family settled in Arabia. 16:23) (Acts 2:27. (2 Chronicles 28:6. 11:31.5 miles south-southeast of Megiddo. That’s right it means the grave. 25-27. Solomon. 12. (Genesis 10:21. a site about 4. (Ezra 2:1. SON OF JOKTAN: Hadoram was the son of Joktan and descendant of Shem. not a fiery place of eternal torment from a vengeful (not a loving) God. 31) (Revelation 1:18. 32) HADORAM. (Zechariah 12:11) It has been identified with Rummana. and Rehoboam. This village was at the foot of the Megiddo hills. The word “hades” occurs only ten times in the earliest manuscripts of the Christian Greek Scriptures. She was the cousin of Mordecai who replaced the Persian Queen Vashti. His father sent him to King David to deliver congratulations and gift to commemorate Israel’s victory over the king of Zobah. (Esther 2:7) HADES: Greek: “haides” means the unseen place. (1 Chronicles 18:9-11) HADORAM. 6:8. HADID: Hadid was an ancestral city of some Benjamites who returned from Babylonian exile. HADASHAH: Hadashah was a Judean city in the Shephelah. 37. Hadoram was stoned to death when he 286 . IN CHARGE OF FORCED LABOR: This Hadoram was in charge of the forced laborers under Kings David. 16) HADORAM. Some experts say Hadadrimmon is a composition of two Syrian idols: Hadad and Rimmon. in or near Yemen. 20:13-14) SEE HELL. SON OF KING TOU: Hadoram was the son of King Tou of Hamath. 16:18) (Luke 10:15. 33) (Nehemiah 7:6.

(Zechariah 9:1-8) HA-ELEPH: Ha-eleph was a city of Benjamin.287 was sen to the rebellious northern tribes by Rehoboam.C. 20. 2. 11) (1 Chronicles 3:1. THE BOOK: He was a Hebrew prophet in Judah and Jerusalem when Zerubbabel was governor under the reign of Persian King Darius Hystaspis. (2 Chronicles 10:18) HADRACH: Jehovah made a pronouncement against the land of Hadrach. THE PROPHET. (Genesis 46:8. 10. They effectively motivated the Jews to resume the temple-building work.E. (2 Samuel 3:2. He recorded them in the Bible book of Haggai. (Haggai 1:1. 2:1. 2:1. HAGGAI. 20) HAGGI: Haggi was the second son of Gad. (Ezra 2:1. (Haggai 1:1. 10. Her son schemed to get the kingship over Israel. 29. He was grandson of Jacob and ancestral head of the Haggites. This declaration of Jehovah’s displeasure was expressed through the prophet Zechariah in the year 518 B. (Ezra 2:1. (Joshua 18:21. so she requested that Abraham have relations with Hagar. 28) HAGAB: The sons of Hagab were among those who returned with Zerubbabel in 537 B. 15) HAGGIAH: This son of Shimea was a Levite of the family of Merari.E. 43.C. Thus she gave her maidservant to her husband. 2) God gave Haggai four messages. 16) (Numbers 26:4. She was also Abraham’s concubine and the mother of Ishmael. 2) 287 .C. Ezra 5:1. HAGAR: Hagar was Sarah’s Egyptian maidservant.E. 46) However the name Hagab does not appear in the parallel list at Nehemiah 7:48. from exile in Babylon. 16) Sarah was barren. 2. HAGABAH: The sons of Hagabah returned in 537 B. (1 Chronicles 6:16. (Genesis 12:10. 30) HAGGITH: She was the wife of David and the mother of Adonijah. from exile in Babylon. 43. 45) (Nehemiah 7:48) They were ancestors of a family of Nethinim temple slaves. (Genesis 16:1-16) Abraham was 86 years old when Ishmael was born. 4) (1 Kings 1:5.

on September 3. 17. They took 100. 7. for days of war and battle. each weighing about a talent or 45 pounds. Some hailstorms cause financal loses amounting to millions of dollars. (Revelation 16:1. (Revelation 8:2. the Israelites living east of the Jordan defeated the Hagrites. 18-22) The Psalmist listed the Hagrites as enemies of Israel.S.000 people captive. 22. The Holy Scriptures describes the destructive nature of hail. Hail is often damaging to criops. God told Job he had reserved the storehouses of hail for the times of trouble. 1970 measured 6 inches across. Hail is one of the prophetic forces used by Jehovah God to accomplish his word. Large hailstones fall at speeds in excess of 100 mph. 48. U. Jehovah uses hail to demonstrate his great power. (Psalms 83:2-7) HAIL: Hail is the precipitation of ice pellets that occur when there are strong rising air currents. One hundred and ten males accompanied Hakkatan when he returned from Babylon with Ezra. 12) 288 . Under King Saul. This is confirmed by the phenomenal storm activities in recent years.A. Hail is damaging to crops. (Job 38:1. (Psalms 78:47. 33. The first of the seven angels blew his trumpet to announce the opening of the heavenly temple sanctuary of God. 148:1. Severe thunderstorms can generate hail the size of eggs or even grapefruit. 8) (Isaiah 30:30) (Exodus 9:18-26) In Revelation hailstones are symbolic of hard Bible truths pummeling wicked mankind. 11:19) Then the seventh bowel of God’s anger was poured out in the form of symbolic hailstones.288 HAGRI: Hagri was the father of Mibhar. (1 Chronicles 5:10. (Revelation 8:7) HAKKATAN: He was the father of Johanan of the family of Azgad. (Psalms 148:1. 105:32. A large hailstone from a hail storm in Kansas. 8) (Isaiah 30:30) Hail is used symbolically too. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 21) They descended upon wicked men. 38) HAGRITE: The Hagrites were agricultural people residing in tents east of Gilead. 23) HAIL STONES: Hail is frozen precipitation consisting of pellets of ice or frozen rain. Single hailstorms sometimes cause losses amounting to millions of dollars. (Ezra 8:1. Hail can also injure and even kill humans and animals. one of David’s mighty men.

20:29) (Job 15:9. (1 Chronicles 24:3-7. They let it grow long and only cut off their hair as a sign of mourning or distress. (2 Kings 17:6. Men were not to wear their hair loose when they served in the temple. (Ezra 2:1. They also trimmed their hair to a moderate length. The Hebrew men allowed beards to grow and they kept them well groomed. 46. Men and women regarded their hair as ornamental and a feature of their attractiveness. 12:7) HAIR: The word hair is found nearly 90 times in the Holy Scriptures. 20) Hebrew women considered their hair as a mark of beauty. Job cut the hair off his head as a symbol of the desolate condition he was in. (Luke 21:18) (1 Samuel 14:45) (2 Samuel 14:11) (1 Kings 1:52) (Acts 27:34) Gray-headedness was a term used to show respect for old age and wisdom. (Psalm 40:12. 10) HAKUPHA: He was the head of a family of Nethinim temple slaves. This is referenced to depict great numbers.289 HAKKOZ: This Aaronic priest was the head of the paternal house of the 7th and 24th priestly divisions during King David’s time.” (1 Peter 3:3) (1 Timothy 2:9. 58) 289 . 10) Hair was used in a figurative way many times in the Scriptures. MOUNT: This mountain was the southern geographic boundary limit of Israel under the leadership of Joshua. 10) HALHUL: Halhul was a city in the mountains of Judah north of Hebron. It was in many instances considered a sign of their strength and youth. (Ezekiel 44:15. 43:51) (Nehemiah 7:6. The sons of Hakupha are listed among those who returned from Babylonian exile. (Joshua 11:16.000 hairs. (John 11:2) (Isaiah 3:24) The apostles Peter and Paul counseled Christian women avoid the hairstyling and ornamentation that was the custom of the day. 18:11) (1 Chronicles 5:26) HALAK. They were to adorn themselves with the “incorruptible apparel of a quiet and mild spirit. 69:4) The statement “not a hair on your head will perish” was a guarantee of protection. 48. (Job 1:20) The average human head contains more than 100. (Proverbs 16:31. 53) HALAH: The Assyrian monarchs transported Israelite captives to Halah. 17. (Joshua 15:20.

and Canaan. 147:1. 149:1. (Psalms 104:35. (Exodus 290 . (Joshua 19:24. 14. this Hallel was sung at the temple and in the synagogues at Passover time. 27. 22) HAMAN: Haman was a servant of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I) of Persia. and his two brothers and their wives survived the Flood. 115:18. 106:21. He and his wife.290 HALI: Hali was a town on the boundary of Asher. 105:23.E. 112:1. It is called the land of Ham. HALLOHESH.” HALLELUJAH: This is a transliteration of the Hebrew expression “ha-lelu-Yah. 9. Cush. 25) HALLEL: The Hallel is a song of praise to Jehovah. Mizraim. The New Simplified Bible spells out the entire divine name to be sure the reader appreciates who is to be praised. but did not show proper respect by looking away.” According to the Mishnah. 148:1.C. (Genesis 14:1-12) HAM. Shallum was a prince of half the district of Jerusalem who did repair work on the wall of Jerusalem. THE SON OF NOAH: Ham was one of Noah’s three sons born after 2470 B. Psalms 113 to 118 are known in Jewish writings as the “Egyptian Hallel. (Genesis 14:5. When Haman was appointed as prime minister over the Persian Empire he plotted the destruction of Mordecai and all the Jews in the empire.E. (Genesis 5:32. 6) The city was a place filled with rebellion and defeat. Ham saw his father’s naked body. 150:1. Canaan. (Psalms 78:51. THE CITY OF THE ZUZIM: This Ham was a city of the Zuzim east of the Jordan River. 6) It is also found four times at Revelation 19:1-6.10. 146:1. 11:10) He married before the Flood. Put. (Genesis 10:6) (1 Chronicles 1:8) Noah had become intoxicated with wine and undressed in his tent. When Noah woke up from his drunken sleep he cursed Ham’s son. This king ruled in the erly fifth century B. Psalm 136 was considered the “Great Hallel. SEE JAH. Ham was the father of four sons.”’ It is found 24 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. FATHER OF SHALLUM: Hallohesh was the father of Shallum. THE LAND: Ham is associated with Egypt in the Psalms. (Nehemiah 3:12) HAM.C. his father and mother. 7:6. 106:48. 20. who was later to become a slave to Shem and Japheth. (Genesis 9:20-27) HAM.

” HAMMEDATHA: Hammedatha was an Agagite. 17. However. It is sometimes called a mallet. FATHER OF RECHAB: Hammath was the father of the house of Rechab. (Joshua 19:24-28) 291 . She was the mother of Ishhod. Abi-ezer. 5:19-21) HAMATH. Today the area around it is called Hama. Hammers were used for driving in nails and tent pegs. Hamath-Zobah was evidently conquered by Solomon and it was his only military engagement. (Joshua 19:32. 35) It received its name because of the sulfur spring located there. 5:26) God’s word was referred to in a figurative sense as a forge hammer that smashes the crag. A Hamathite was someone who lived at Hamath. He was the father of Haman the man who plotted the extermination of the Jews in the days of Mordecai and Esther. HAMATH-ZOBAH: The name Solomon comes from a Hebrew root word that means “peace. 18) HAMMON. CITY OF ASHER: This city was on the border of the territory of Asher. metal and wood. (1 Kings 6:7) Hammers were applied to metal to make idols.291 17:14-18) Haman was the son of Hammedatha the Agagite. The name Hammath means “Place of a Hot Spring. The area is a rich agricultural region. and Mahlah. (1 Chronicles 7:14. 44:12) Hammerheads were made out of stone. (Esther 3:7. (Esther 3:1. (2 Chronicles 8:3) HAMMATH. (1 Chronicles 2:55) HAMMATH. CITY OF NAPHTALI: Hammath was was a fortified Levite city of Naphtali. 6) HAMMER: A hammer is a tool used for pounding and driving. HAMATHITE: The city of Hamath was the capital of the Canaanite kingdom in Syria during the early history of Israel. (Isaiah 41:7. (Esther 3:1) He was puffed up with pride and worshiped false gods. (Jeremiah 23:29) HAMMOLECHETH: Hammolecheth was the sister of Manasseh’s grandson Gilead. It was about 10 miles southwest of Tyre. (Jeremiah 10:4) (Judges 4:21) They were also used for splitting stones and for shaping and facing building stones. (Judges 4:21.” He ruled over a peaceful kingdom.

(Genesis 33:18-20. Jacob purchased a tract of land from the sons of Hamor. It cripples the animal and renders it unfit for work or warfare. 3) HAMUL: Hamuel was the younger son of Perez. The name Hamonah means crowd or multitude and it represents the event and memorial of Jehovah’s victory over all who appose him. The people who descended from him were 292 . (Joshua 11:6. 4) The Israelites were not to rely on horses for the power to win at warfare. They are to be buried there after their attack on God’s people ends in defeat and mass slaughter. but on Jehovah God for protection. PLACE IN NAPHTALI: This place was in the Naphtali territory: This site was given to the Levites. He was the grandson of Judah. (Ezekiel 39:11. (1 Chronicles 4:24-26) HAMONAH: Hamonah is a symbolic city in the valley where Gog and his followers are to be buried. God and all his forces are buried in this valley after their destruction by Jehovah. (Ezekiel 39:11-16) HAMON-GOG VALLEY: Hamon-gog Valley was a symbolic valley referred to as the valley of those passing through on the east of the Dead Sea. bother Shechem and his father Hamor were killed by Simeon and Levi. 15) HAMOR: This man was a Hivite chieftain and father of Shechem. Joshua was specifically directed to hamstring horses. 4) (1 Chronicles 18:3. He was of the tribe of Simeon. After Shechem violated Jacob’s daughter Dinah. It could be the same as Hammath. (Joshua 21:27. Then he pitched his tent there. 25. This act was done to avenge their sister. 76) (Joshua 19:35) HAMMOTH-DOR: Hammoth-Dor was a city of Naphtali given to the Gershinite Levites. 26) HAMSTRING: The simplest and quickest method of disabling horses so they could not be used for battle was to hamstring them. Later he set up an altar.292 HAMMON. 9) (2 Samuel 8:3. (1 Chronicles 6:71. (Deuteronomy 17:16) (Isaiah 31:1. 2.32) It is probably the same as Hammoth of Joshua 19:35. Hamstringing is the act of cutting the tendons above the hock of the hind legs of animals. HAMMUEL: Hammuel was the son of Mishma. 34:1.

THE PROPHET: The prophet. 31.E. Hanan’s sons were with the prophet Jeremiah when he tested the Rechabites’ obedience to the command of their forefather Jehonadab not to drink wine. They explained the Law to the congregation of Israel that assembled in the public square before the Qater Gate of Jerusalem. He said: “Because you relied on the king of Syria instead of relying on Jehovah your God. (Nehemiah 8:1. the prophet 293 . 9:44) HANAN. seer and visionary. 2. EXPLAINED THE LAW: Hanan was one of the Levites who assisted Ezra. He was one of the mighty military men of David’s army. She was the wife of King Josiah and both of her sons. (2 Kings 23:30. 43. 7-10) Hanani was the father of Jehu. Therefore from now on you will always be at war. Hanani went to King Asa. He was a descendant of King Saul. Jeremiah bought the field that was in Anathoth from Hanamel. the army of the king of Israel has escape from you.” He concluded: “You have acted foolishly. SON OF MAACAH: Hanan was son of Maacah. FAMILY HEAD OF TEMPLE SLAVES: This Hanan was the head of a family of temple slaves. They returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel in 537 B.C. (Jeremiah 35:3-6) HANAN. (2 Chronicles 16:1-3. (Jeremiah 32:1-12) HANAN. Jehoahaz and Mattaniah (Zedekiah) reigned as kings over Judah. This transaction took place when the Babylonians laid siege to Jerusalem. 7) HANANI. (Eza 2:1. 24:17.” Asa was so angry with the prophet that he had him put in chains.293 called Hamulites. (1 Chronicles 8:33-38. 49) HANAN. 18) (Jeremiah 52:1) HANAMEL: Hanamel was the son of Shallum and the uncle of the prophet Jeremiah. 46) (Nehemiah 7:46. (1 Chronicles 11:26. SON OF IGDALIAH: Hanan was the son of Igdaliah. SON OF AZEL: This man was one of the six sons of Azel. (Genesis46:12) (Numbers 26:21) (1 Chronicles 2:5) HAMUTAL: This lady was the daughter of Jeremiah from Libnah. 43) HANAN.

(1 Chronicles 8:1. Jehovah commanded Jeremiah to tell Hananiah that Babylon’s power would strengthen and that Hananiah the false prophet would die. (Jeremiah 27:12-14) (Jeremiah 28) HANANIAH. SON OF HEMAN: This Hananiah was one of the 14 sons of Heman. He was a false prophet who lived at the Benjamite city of Gibeon.294 who censured and reprimanded (officially rebuked) both Baasha the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah. 25. 5. FATHER OF ZEDEKIAH: Hananiah was the father of Zedekiah. 20:34) HANANI. THE MUSICIAN: Hanani was a priest and musician. NAMED SHADRACH: This Hananiah was one of the three young Jewish companions taken captive to Babylon along 294 . (2 Chronicles 26:11) HANANIAH. He was a prince during the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah. 3. (Nehemiah 1:2. 2) HANANI. (Nehemiah 12:3136) HANANIAH. 28) HANANIAH. 4. 7:1. Hananiah prophesied that Babylon’s power would be broken in two years and that the Jewish exiles would be released. 24. NEHEMIAH’S BROTHER: This Hanani went to Shushan with other men of Judah. (Jeremiah 36:12) HANANIAH. 8. After the wall was was rebuilt. Nehemiah put his brother Hanani in command of Jerusalem. ARMY OFFICER: Hananiah was a high-ranking army officer in King Uzziah’s army. 3. (1 Kings 16:14) (2 Chronicles 19:2. They told Nehemiah about the condition of Jerusalem’s wall. He was the head of a Benjamite house. He openly opposed Jehovah’s prophet Jeremiah. SON OF AZZUR: Hananiah was the son of Azzur. (1 Chronicles 25:1. He died that same year. He was the head of the 16th of the 24 service groups of Levitical musicians appointed by King David to serve at the Sanctuary. 9. SON OF SHASHAK: Hananiah was the son of Shashak. 23) HANANIAH. He participated in the procession organized by Nehemiah to celebrate the inauguration of Jerusalem’s wall.

(Nehemiah 7:2) HAND: The Hebrew term for hand is “yadh.” The word wrist is also included in the description of hand. that is. (Psalms 8:6. Four fingerbreadths equal a handbreadth and six handbreadths equal a cubit. (Genesis 24:22. 7) HANANIAH. God is symbolically spoken of as using his hand. 30. (Exodus 25:25. his applied power. For example. PRINCE OF THE CASTLE: Hananiah was a trustworthy man who respected God more than many others. He was the father of Pelatiah and Jeshaiah. (Nehemiah 3:8) HANANIAH. the Scriptures show that after returning to heaven Jesus Christ is at God’s right hand. (Psalm 110:1) (Acts 7:55. PRIESTLY TRUMPETER: This Hananiah was a priestly trumpeter. 5) (Ezra 8:22) (Psalm 104:28) Symbolically the right hand is very important. SON OF SHELEMIAH: This man worked at repairing the Jerusalem wall.9 inches. 11) (Exodus 7:4. (Nehemiah 12:31) HANANIAH. 56) (Romans 8:34) (1 Peter 3:22) To indicate how closely Jehovah God and Jesus Christ work together. 47) (Ezekiel 16:11) There are many figurative and symbolic usages for hand in the Scriptures. THE OINTMENT MIXER: Hananiah was a member of the ointment mixers who worked on the repair of the wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day. 21) HANANIAH. Nehemiah gave him command over Jerusalem along with Hanani. 43) (Psalm 39:5) Jesus Christ used 295 . 102:25) (Isaiah 25:10. (Job 22:30) The Greek term for hand is “kheir. (Acts 7:55) (Colossians 3:1) (Hebrews 10:12) HANDBREADTH: The handbreadth is the measurement using the width of the hand at the base of the fingers. (Daniel 1:6. (1 Chronicles 3:19.295 with Daniel. SON OF ZERUBBABEL: This Hananiah was the son of Zerubbabel. He participated in the ceremonies at the inauguration of Jerusalem’s wall.” The term “kaph” means palm but is also rendered hand. to be on the right hand of a ruler was to have a very important position. It is about 2. The Babylonians gave him the name Shadrach. (Nehemiah 3:30) HANANIAH. 37:12) (1 Kings 7:26) (2 Chronicles 4:5) (Ezekiel 40:5.

23) (Joshua 8:29. 14) HANNIEL. about 6 miles northwest of Nazareth. 22:26) (2 Kings 10:15) (Galatians 2:9) HANES: Hanes was a site mentioned at Isaiah 30:1-5 in God’s denunciations of those looking to Egypt for help. The account of Hannah is found at 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2. It was divided among the nine and a half Israelite tribes. 27) HANNAH: Hannah was the mother of the prophet Samuel. by order of the Roman government in Palestine. HANNATHON: Hannathon was a city on the boundary of Zebulun. but Hannah was barren. (Numbers 34:13. HANGING: The law given by God to Israel required that certain criminals be hung upon a stake after being put to death. 17. (1 Chronicles 7:30. 17:18. SON OF EPHOD: Jehovah selected Hanniel as a chieftain to represent the tribe of Manasseh in the process of dividing the land west of the Jordan River. 27) Jesus Christ was hanged alive. (Proverbs 6:1-3. It is found listed in the records of Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser III and also in the Amarna Tablets. HANDSHAKE: Handshaking and striking the palms of the hands are gestures that express agreement. nailed to a stake. 23) HANNIEL. (Deuteronomy 21:22. 39. Hanniel was a son of Ephod and thus a descendant of Joseph. She lived in Ramathaim-zophim in the mountains of Ephraim. 40) 296 .296 the word cubit when speaking about lengthening the life span at Matthew 6:27. (Joshua 19:10. They also show ratification or confirmation of a contract or bargain. Her husband Elkanah had another wife named Peninnah who bore him several children. She vowed to Jehovah that if she could have a son she would give her son to Jehovah in service to him. They were to be placed on public display as a warning example. (Ezra 10:19) The Bible warns against shaking hands in guarantee of or security of a loan for another person. Jehovah made it possible for her to have children. SON OF ULLA: He was the son of Ulla and head of an Aherite house. (John 20:25. 10:26.

The Hebrew word for happy is “e’sher” as found at Psalm 40:4. SON OF MIDIAN: This Hanoch was the son of Midian. (Numbers 33:24. He was the forefather of the Hanochites. The New Simplified Bible frequently uses the word blessed because of the beauty of the old English found in the King James Version and the American Standard Version. 5) (Genesis 46:9) HAPHARAIM: Hapharaim was city on the boundary of the tribe of Issachar. Since both words. Hanoch was a son of Reuben. The Greek word for happy is “maka’rios. (2 Kings 17:6.5 miles northwest of Beth-shean. (Genesis 46:8. SON OF REUBEN: Hanoch was the son of Jacobl’s firstborn Reuben. Some scholars believe it was about 7. Egypt’s King Shishak listed Hapharaim as one of the Palestinian cities he conquered. 4) (1 Chronicles 1:33) HANOCH. 25) 297 .” HARADAH: The Israelites camped at Haradah while on their way to the land of Canaan.” The terms happy and blessed are often used interchangeably even though the Hebrew word “barakh’” and Greek word “euloge’o” more specifically mean blessed. (1 Chronicles 5:26) Some references state that the captives were sent to the cities of the Medes. Midian was the fourth son of Abraham by Keturah. (Matthew 5:1-12) HAPPIZZEZ: Happizzez was an Aaronic priest chosen by lot who served as the head of the 18 th priestly division during David’s reign. 15) HARA: Hara was a place where Assyrian King Tilgath-pilneser (Tiglath-pileser III) sent the Israelite captives. happy and blessed mean about the same thing the translator prefers the more familiar word blessed. 18:11) Most scholars agree with the Septuagint that the the word “Hara” comes from the Aramaic form of Hebrew meaning “mountain. (1 Chronicles 24:1-7.297 HANOCH. (Numbers 26:4. 5) HANOCHITES: The Hanochites were members of a family descended from Hanoch.” It may have applied to the “mountains of the Medes. 2. 9) (Exodus 6:14) (Numbers 26:4. (Genesis 25:1. (Joshua 19:17-19) HAPPINESS: Happiness is a state of well being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

The hare has a divided lip. Haran was father of Gazez. (1 Chronicles 2:3. His daughter Milcah married her uncle Nahor. (2 Kings 19:11. SON OF CALEB: This Naran was the son of Caleb by his concubine Ephah.298 HARAN. Some have beep clocked at speeds as high as 40 mile per hour. CITY IN MESOPOTAMIA: Abram (Abraham) resided for a short time at Haran. 34. They were of the tribe of Judah. BROTHER OF ABRAM: Haran was the son of Terah and brother of Abram (Abraham) and Nahor. traveled to Haran to flee from his brother Esau. They are fast. (2 Samuel 23:8. They were from the tribe of Levi. 2. 32. probably because they were from the hill country of Judah. Haran was the father of Lot. 5) (Acts 7:2-4) The surrounding area was also called Haran. 11. He also had two daughters. They were to tell here that the king wanted her to appear before him. (1 Chronicles 2:3. 33) (1 Chronicles 11:26. Abraham’s grandson. His father Terah died there. 10) HARE: The hare is closely related to the rabbit only it is larger. cocked tail and long hind limbs and feet. 12:4. 51) 298 . (Genesis 27:42-46. 46) HARAN. 12) Jacob. (Genesis 11:26-31) HARAN. It was listd among the nations conquered by the kings of Assyria. He was the son of Hur and the father of Bethgader. 6) (Deuteronomy 14:7) They are referred to as a chewer of the cud. DESCENDANT OF GERSHON: Haran was a descendant of Gershon through Shimei. He also found a wife among the daughters of his uncle Laban. (Genesis 29:4-12) HARAN. 42. a city in Mesopotamia. The hare was prohibited as food under the Mosaic Law. 50. long ears. 28:1. 35) HARBONA: Harbona was one of Ahasuerus’ seven court officials sent to Queen Vashti. HARARITE: This designation was made of some mighty men of David. 7:9. They are about two feet long and gray or brown in color. (Genesis 11:31. HAREPH: Hareph was a descendant of Judah. 10) It was at a well near Haran that Jacob met Rachel. (Esther 1:10-12. Iscah and Milcah. (Leviticus 11:4.

299 HARHAIAH: Harhaiah was the son of Uzziel. The name Har-Magedon comes from Hebrew. That’s right. it is a symbolic place. The sons of Harhur were among those who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon to Jerusalem in 537 B. It means Mountain of Megiddo. God condemns harlotry! (Genesis 2:24) (Matthew 19:4-9) (1 Corinthians 6:16) The term harlot is also applied figuratively to persons who give affection and worship to other gods. 7. 2. (2 Kings 22:14) HARHUR: Harhur was the head of a family of Nethinim temple slaves. (Ezra 2:1. Hebrew: “zoh-nah’” means prostitute. Ne 7:46. His name was offered as Hasrah at 2 Chronicles 34:22 in the Masoretic text. He joined David at Ziklag when David was under restrictions because of Saul. 43. It is a place in the figurative sense. or situation in which the kings of the entire inhabited earth are involved. (Nehemiah 3:8) HARHAS: This man was the grandfather of Shallum. This is usually a female who engages in sex relations outside the marriage bond for hire. The term applies to the condition.C. He was also called Jorah. (Nehemiah 7:6. They gather in opposition to Jehovah and his King Jesus Christ. fornicate. 299 . (1 Chronicles 12:1. 16) There was no literal place called Mountain of Megiddo inside or outside the Promised Land. Shephatiah was called a Hariphite because he was either a native of Hariph. (Ezekiel 16:33. His son was a goldsmith and did repair work on the wall of Jerusalem under the direction of Nehemiah. Shallum was the husband of the prophetess Huldah. 5) HARLOT: A harlot is a prostitute.C. to have immoral intercourse. 53) HARIPH: Hariph was the head of a family of 112 males who returned from Babylonian exile in 537 B. 2.E. (Revelation 16:14. 24) (Ezra 2:18) HARIPHITE: Shephatiah the Benjamite was called a Hariphite. 34) (Revelation 17:1-5) HAR-MAGEDON: The war of the great day of God the Almighty is known as Armageddon. or Haruph and a descendant of Hariph or Haruph. (Psalm 2) Revelation 16:16 portrays the combined forces of the kings of the earth gathered to the place that is called in Hebrew Har-Magedon.E. 51.

They were residents of Harod or they lived nearby. (Judges 4:16) The name Horosheth means woodland. 25) HAROEH: Haroeh is listed as a son of Shobal of Judah. 27) (2 Samuel 23:25) HAROSHETH OF THE NATIONS: Harosheth was the military headquarters for Sisera. 52) HARORITE: Shammoth. (Judges 7:1-7) The Hebrew words for “well. HARODITE: Shammah and Elika. HARP: The first musical instrument mentioned in the Scriptures is the harp. The well of Harod was identified with Ain Jalud. 36) HAROD: Harod Fountain was a well or fountain where Gideon and the Israelite army camped. came from a place called Harorite. The Greek word “ki-tha’ra” is translated harp in the Christian Greek Scriptures. The physical armies of the world might attempt to fight Jesus Christ and his army of angels. 13) Judge Barak pursued the enemy forces to Horosheth. one of David’s mighty men. They fight the war against the evil spirit forces of Satan the Devil and his demons. Revelation chapter 19 reveal only the armies of heaven lead by the spirit being Jesus Christ.300 Megiddo in the hills: Any reasoning person would realize that you could NOT POSITION ALL THE ARMIES OF THE WORLD into one small physical area known as Megiddo in the hills of Palestine. (Genesis 4:21) The Hebrew word ”kin-nohr’” is also translated lyre. but they would fail completely against these overwhelmingly superior forces. It may also have been called “Harodite. (1 Chronicles 2:3.” (1 Chronicles 11:26. two of David’s mighty men were Harodites. (1 Corinthians 14:7) (Revelation 5:8) The harp in Scriptures was portable and light in weight so it could be played in a procession while walking through a city. (2 Samuel 23:8.” “spring” and “fountain” are sometimes used interchangeably. (Judges 4:2. a spring on the northwest spur of Mount Gilboa. the army chief of the Canaanite king Jabin. HARNEPHER: Harnepher was the son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher. (1 Chronicles 7:30. who ruled in Hazor. The strings 300 . It was located near the western edge of the Plain of Jezreel about 10 miles north northwest of Megiddo.

(Revelation 14:2) HARPOON: A harpoon is a spear with sharp barbs on it used in striking large fish. 23) The orchestra that played at Solomon’s temple used harps. (Ezra 2:1. 7. (Matthew 13:24-30. He was from Jotbah. 52) (Nehemiah 7:54) HARSHA: Harsha was the family head of a family of Nethinim temple slaves. (Genesis 8:22) (Psalm 126:5. (1 Chronicles 3:1. (2 Kings 21:19. 36-43) Jesus Christ is depicted with a sharp sickle in his hand ready to harvest at Revelation 14:14-16. HARUMAPH: Harumph was the father of Jedaiah who helped Nehemiah rebuild Jerusalem’s wall. or Pentcost. followed 50 days later at the time of the wheat harvest. 10) Israel celebrated three festivals associated with the harvest: The Festival of Unfermented Cakes. Harvest time is a cause for rejoicing even though hard work is required to gather the crops. 43. or of Ingathering begain the 15th day of the month of Tishri at the conclusion of the agricultural year. 19. (Leviticus 23:15-17) And the Festival of Booths. Haruz was the grandfather of King Amon of Judah. (Nehemiah 3:10) HARUZ: Haruz was the father of Meshullemeth the wife of King Manasseh. David was skilled in playing the harp. The only place in the Bible where a harpoon is mentioned is Job 41:7. beginning Nisan 15.E. HASADIAH: Hasadiah was one of Zerubbabel’s sons. 20) 301 . (Leiticus 23:33-36. 20) HARVEST: The harvest is the gathering of ripened crops.301 were made from the small intestines of sheep or spun vegetable fibers. 2. concerning the barley harvest. Many of these slaves returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel in 537 B.C. He described the angels as reapers gathering out the weed like ones and pitching them into the fiery furnace and the wheat like ones would be in the kingdom. (1 Chronicles 25:1) (2 Chronicles 29:25) The Aramaic word “sabbekha’” found at Daniel 3:5. 16:9. 39-43) Jesus Christ called the conclusion of the age the harvest. 10. (Leviticus 23:6-11) The Festival of Weeks. 6) (Isaiah 9:3. HARPS OF GOD: The term Harps of God refers to the Written Word of God. 15 referred to the triangular harp. (1 Samuel 16:16.

19) (Jude 4. 31) (Exodus 23:4. 34) HASHMONAH: Hashmonah was an Israelite camp site. Love and hate are apposing concepts. 23) 302 . we are instructed to hate the evil that people do.302 HARROW: Farmers use a harrow to break up the ground and level it after plowing. In fact. 22) (Romans 12:9. but to love. and love less. (Job 39:10. 2. 5) (Job 31:29) (Proverbs 24:17. Hashbaddanah was believed to be one of the seven Levites who stood in the public square near the Water Gate of Jerusalem. According to some it can mean loving to a lesser degree. 30) HASUPHA: Hasupha was the forefather of a Nethinim family. The word hate is a negative emotion or expression and the word love is positive. persecute. It can mean intense hostility or a strong dislike for someone. 17. Isa 28:24) HARVEST FESTIVAL: The Israelite festival celebrating the wheat harvest.44) (Mark 12:29-31) (Ephesians 5:28. It was in the desert between Mithkah and Moseroth. Some of his family returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel in 537 B. 25:21) On the other hand. (Matthew 5:43. detest. Love to a lesser degree is not hate and hate to a lesser degree is not love. (Nehemiah 8:14) HASHEM: The sons of Hashem the Gizonite were considered some of David’s mighty men. fifty days after Passover. HASH-BADDANAH: Seven men stood to the left if Ezra when he read from the book of the Law to the congregation of Israel.E. Hating someone even to a lesser degree is still hate and Jesus Christ counseled not to hate. An example of this is found at Luke 14:26 where Jesus says: “you may not be my disciples unless you love me more then you love your father and mother. It was held in the latter part of May. (Ezra 2:1. Strong’s Greek Dictionary states the Greek word “mise’o” means hate. (2 Chronicles 19:2) (Psalm 139:21. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 43) (Nehemiah 7:46) HATE: The word hate has several shades of meaning. For this reason the New Simplified Bible does not use the word hate to describe a lesser degree of love. Jesus said to love your enemies.C. 18. 29. (Numbers 33:29.” Some translations use the negative term: “hate his father and mother” at Luke 14:26.

9. Many members returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel when the exile ended. (1 Chronicles 4:13) (Joshua 15:17) HATITA: Hatita was and ancestor of a family of temple gatekeepers. (Joshua 13:29. (Ezra 2:1. a contemporary of Moses.” The name Hauran is today applied to the rolling prairie between Damascus and the Yarmuk. possibly by Caleb’s daughter Achsah. (1 Samuel 15:7) HAVVOTH-JAIR: The tent villages of Jair were found in Manasseh’s territory east of the Jordan. 6. 2. 15. 42) (Nehemiah 7:45) HAUGHTINESS: SEE PRIDE HAURAN: Hauran was a place mentioned in Ezekiel’s vision of Israel’s inheritance.303 HATHACH: Hathach was a eunuch serving King Ahasuerus. Havilah was identified as land of good gold. She communicated to Mordecai through Hathach. 10) HATHATH: Hathath was the son of Othniel. 18) HAVILAH: (Region or Land) The land of Havilah was encircled by the Pishon River. (Ezekiel 47:13. The Pishon River was one of four rivers branching off from the river that that flowed out of Eden. According to Genesis 25:18 Ishmael’s “descendants lived as nomads from the region of Havilah to Shur. 41) (Deuteronomy 3:14) Jair. (1 Chronicles 2:23) HAZAIAH: Hazaiah was a descendant of Judah’s son Shelah. 22:9) (Numbers 32:40. captured these tent villages and named them after himself. (Nehemiah 11:4. 5) (Numbers 26:20) HAZAR-ADDAR: This city was on the southern border of Judah. and onyx stone. (Genesis 2:10-12) The location of the land of Havilah remains uncertain to this day. Later in history Havvoth-jair were captured by Geshur and Syria. It could have been the same as the Addar near Kadesh Barnea. bdellium gum. (Esther 4:5. 16. It was located along the boundary in the same area covered by the term “Bashan. (Numbers 34:4) (Joshua 15:3) 303 . Othniel was the son of Kenaz. He was appointed to attend Queen Esther.” This would indicate that the Havilah region extended to or near the Sinai Peninsula. 30.

and the man over the woman. 17) (1 Samuel 12:9) Even later then that Hazor was built as a fortified city by King Solomon. literal and figurative. 7:8. She wears the head covering when she is praying or prophesying in the congregation. 17. King Chedorlaomer and his allies defeated the Amorites living in Hazazonl-tamar. (1 Kings 9:15) HE’: The fifth letter in the Hebrew alphabet is “He.’” It is found at the beginning of each verse of Psalm 119:33-40. and Seir fought Judah in that valley. It was thriving at the time of Israel’s conquest under Joshua. (Numbers 34:2. (Genesis 14:5-8) Many years later the peoples of Moab. Hebrew “ro’sh” and Greek “ke-pha-le’” is the head. Ammon. about 7 miles southeast of Kedesh. (2 Chronicles 20:2. 9) (Hebrews 7:4) HEAD COVERING: Women in the Christian congregation wore covers on their heads as a spiritual practice in connection with headship and subjection. Christ over man. HEAD: The top of the human body is the head. 48:1) It was located on the northern boundary of Canaan. and the head of Christ is God. Hazor was the seat of King Jabin. CITY IN CANAAN: Hazor was a major city in northern Canaan. (1 Corinthians 11:3-6. The woman should wear it to acknowledge the headship of God over Christ. (Ezekiel 47:13. (Judges 11:8) (1 Samuel 15:17) (1 Kings 8:1) (1 Chronicles 5:24) A patriarch is the head of a family. nation or family. 11) HAZOR. Sometimes head is used to refer to the chief member of a tribe. 10. HAZAR-ENON: Ezekiel spoke of Hazar-enon along with Damascus and Hamath in his vision of the territory of Israel. The principle of headship was revealed by the apostle Paul at 1 Corinthians 11:3 where he states. 10) While long hair is a natural head covering it is not a 304 . HEZAZON-TAMAR: Hazazon-tamar was a city of the Amorites located in the Siddim Valley. but they were defeated and Hazor was burned. another powerful Canaanite king. and the head of the woman is the man. (Joshua 11:1-13) King Jabin of Hazor led the united forces of northern Canaan against Joshua. It contains the brain and the face. (Judges 4:2. (Acts 2:29.” The headcovering is a sign of authority.304 HAZAR-ENAN. “I would have you know that the head of (authority over) every man is Christ. 7-10) Bible scholars believe it was about 75 miles northeast of Damascus on the road to Palmyra.

(Exodus 28:4. (1 Corinthians 11:1-3) From the top down: Jehovah God. God does not see as man sees. 36. wisdom. Man looks at the outward appearance. HEADSHIP: Paul offers the chain of command known as the headship principle. (Proverbs 17:3) (Psalm 17:3) (Proverbs 4:23) We must love Jehovah with all our heart. (Genesis 24:65) (2 Samuel 15:30) (Jeremiah 14:3) Rebekah put on a headcloth when she met Isaac. Most of the time it refers to the figurative heart. man and then woman.” (Matthew 4:23. Jesus Christ the Son of God. This may have denoted their title or rank. 38:14. beliefs and reasoning. EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE: The context of a Scripture verse usually tells which area of the physical heaven is meant. 19) HEADDRESS: Among the Hebrews headgear such as hats or robe hoods were not always required.305 substitute for proper head covering. (Joshua 10:11) (1 Kings 18:45) (Isaiah 55:10) 305 . (Daniel 3:21) Ornamental headdress was worn by men of official positions on festive or special occasions. HEALING: Healing is described in the average dictionary as the natural process by which the body repairs itself. (Revelation 21:1-4) HEART: The word heart is mentioned about seven hundred times in the Scriptures. Jehovah looks at the heart* (inner man). (Genesis 24:65. The Hebrew verb “rapha” and Greek verb “iaomai” are the words in the Holy Scriptures rendered healing in both a literal and a figurative sense. (Greek: kardia) (Matthew 22:37) .” HEAVEN. God examines the heart. The high priest wore a turban that was wrapped around the head. 24) Spiritual healing is emphasized in the Bible. This was to show Rebekah’s subjection to her betrothed Isaac. emotions. The Greek word “therapeuo: is translated “cure. This means mans desires. (Genesis 27:28) (Deuteronomy 4:17) (Job 38:29) (Psalm 78:26) (Proverbs 30:19) (Matthew 6:26) (Luke 17:24) The clouds float and drop moisture from the heavens. The ancient Hebrews also wore head covering as an article of apparel and to show modesty. Jesus Christ healed many people to give evidence of his Messiahship and to demonstrate what will take place during his future reign over the earth. 39. One important area of the physical heaven is the earth’s atmosphere where dew and frost form. yet physical healing occures many times. affections. 40) (Leviticus 16:4) Daniel’s three young companions wore caps.

” (Deuteronomy 4:11) (1 Chronicles 21:16) (2 Samuel 18:9) (Job 28:24) (Psalm 19:4-6) (Isaiah 13:5) (Jeremiah 49:36) (Matthew 24:31) (Mark 13:27) The four extremities of the heavens refer to the four points of the compass. 21) (Daniel 7:10) (Matthew 18:10. 26) (1 Chronicles 29:11) (Jeremiah 10:10) (Daniel 2:44) (Zechariah 14:9) This is accomplished when Jehovah God the Almighty has crowned His Son Jesus Christ as king over the earth for a thousand years. 20:6) Jesus Christ hands over the kingdom to God 306 . for the heavens show forth God’s glory and the work of His fingers. 31:17) HEAVEN. (Matthew 16:1-3) (Acts 1:10. (Deuteronomy 4:19) (Isaiah 13:10) (1 Corinthians 15:40. HEAVEN. MIDHEAVEN: Midheaven is the earth’s atmosphere where the birds fly. 25) HEAVEN. From His supreme position He looks down on the physical heavens and the earth. 113:6) His throne is in the spirit realm over which He rules. moon. (Job 38:33) (Psalm 147:4) (Isaiah 40:26) (Jeremiah 31:37. stars.” (Daniel 4:25. God resides in a spiritual place. 11) Earth’s atmosphere is described at Genesis 1:6-8. 24:36) (Luke 2:13) (Revelation 12:12) HEAVEN. a student of the universe. 33:22. (Genesis 28:12) (Psalms 89:5-7. (Psalm 103:19-21) (2 Chronicles 20:6) (Matthew 23:22) (Acts 7:49) The angels also live in the spirit realm. SPIRITUAL HEAVEN WHERE GOD RESIDES: Being a Spirit. 2:4. (Psalms 8:3. the sun. (Revelation 5:10. 19:1-6) And the stars are all numbered and named by Him. (Psalms 14:2. It is also called the “heart of the heavens” and “the four extremities of the heavens. and constellations. GOD RULES FROM HEAVEN: “The Most High rules in the kingdom of men. 102:19. 103:20. would not believe the true God of the Bible. 41) (Hebrews 11:12) The very first verse of the Bible speaks of the creation of the starry heavens. OUTER SPACE: The physical heavens extend beyond earth into outer space. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Long before earth was created the heavens of the universe were created.” (Genesis 1:1. It is hard to believe that an astronomer. Jehovah God refers to the army of the heavens. They are his congregation of the holy ones.306 (Acts 14:17) The heaven known as the sky presents a visual dome or vault forming around the earth. (Exodus 20:11.

” That includes the physical as well as the spiritual. 45) HEBREW: The name Hebrew was applied to the Israelites in the Scriptures. His wife Jael was the woman who put Jabin’s army chief Sisera to death. In order to keep the reading simple. 25. about five-percent of all English translations have used the term: “kingdom of the heavens.” HEBER. His kingdom could also be considered a rulership over all of the heavens defined by the Greek word “ouranos. 5:24) HEBERITES: The Heberites were a family founded by Heber the grandson of Asher. (1 Corinthians 15:24. He was the head of the Heberites. HEAVENS: The Greek word translated heaven at Matthew 3:2 is ouranos. 19. The Hebrews are sons of Eber.” While this phrase describes all of the heavens. it complicates the thinking of the reader. both physical and spiritual. the universe and starry heavens. Since the invention of the printing press. 13:52. (Matthew 4:17. (Genesis 46:17) (Numbers 26:45) (1 Chronicles 7:30-32) HEBER. THE KENITE: This Heber was the Kenite husband of Jael and a descendant of Hobab. (Numbers 26:44. Since God created all things. the New Simplified Bible translates “ouranos” in the singular. 17. 7:21.307 the Father at the end of the thousand-year reign. 5:3. “kingdom of heaven. and the spiritual place where God and other spirit beings dwell. (Genesis 39:14. 10:7. Strongs Hebrew Dictionary defines the word “Ibriy” (meaning Hebrew in English) as a descendant of 307 . the ancestor of Abraham. 41:12) Later it was used by the Israelites when they refered to themselves when speaking to foreigners. the father-in-law to Moses. SON OF BERIAH: Heber was the son of Beriah and grandson of Asher. 17. including air and clouds. 21. (Acts 6:1) (Philippians 3:5) Some scholars believe the name came from Eber.” It does so for three basic reasons: (1) it is a familiar phrase (2) it is easy to read and (3) it is easy to understand. (Luke 18:22) (Ephesians 1:10) (1 Peter 1:4) There does not appear to be any difference in the meaning whether it is rendered “heavens” or “heaven. It was first used by foreigners. the world and its physical heavens. 20:1) This word means: the sky. (Judges 4:11. (Genesis 40:15) (Exodus 1:19) A contrast between Hebrews and foreigners is also reported in the New Testament.

308 . with a few exceptions that were written in Aramaic. (Genesis 14:13) HEBREW LANGUAGE: The Hebrew language was used for writing a large portion of the Holy Scriptures.E. They needed the encouragement that was provided by this letter. Hebrews provides an in depth discourse about the superiority of Christ’s priesthood and the new covenant. (Hebrews 10:32-12:29. (Hebrews 4:14-10:31) It also offers an excellent discussion of faith. Little is known about the origin of the Hebrew language since many of the ancient tongues were fully developed in the earliest written records found. THE LETTER: Evidence indicates that the apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Hebrew Christians known as the book of Hebrews. when he wrote this inspired letter. (Genesis 11:5-26. HEBREWS HIGHLIGHTS: Hebrews 1 God speaks to us through His son in the last days. Hebrews 9 Christ is the mediator of a new covenant. 11:1) HEBREWS.(Genesis 10:21. Hebrews 10:26 If we deliberately practice sin there is no sacrifice for sins. The Bible does tell us that Hebrew was spoken by “Abram the Hebrew” at Genesis 14:13. Hebrews 11 The Faith Chapter…faith pleases God.308 Eber. There are wide differences of opinion among scholars. Hebrews 4:12 “The Word of God is alive and active and sharper than an two-edged sword. Paul was in Rome in 61 C. And it can discern (judge) the thoughts and intentions of the heart. These new Christians were persecuted and opposed by the Jewish religious leaders.” Hebrews 7 Christ’s priesthood is superior to the old priesthood. 24) Others thinks the meaning of the word is “the man who passed over” the Euphrates. Thirty-nine of the sixty-six books of the Bible are written in Hebrew. It would only be conjecture or speculation to claim that Hebrew came from Aramaic or from a Canaanite dialect. The congregation in Jerusalem was comprised mostly of former Jews. And further Bible evidence would indicate that the Hebrew language was the one original tongue of manking. Hebrews 10:23-25 Encourage one another at meetings. of both joints and marrow. It separates the physical person from the spiritual person. Some think it means “the country beyond” since Abraham came among the Canaanites as a man from beyond the Euphrates. especially experts in the field of etymology.

HEBRON. (Exodus 6:16. Abraham. the fruit of lips that make confession (give thanks and offer praise) to his name. (Genesis 23:2) (Joshua 14:15. 49:29-33. apricots. 43) HEBRON. He was a descendant of Caleb of the tribe of Judah. Hebron is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the Middle East. (2 Samuel 5:1-9) After the desolation of Judah by the Babylonians and the return of the Jewish exiles. They are called the Hebrew Scriptures because they were first written for the Hebrew Speaking people. 26:58) (1 Chronicles 6:2. figs.309 Hebrews 13:15 “Let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God through him [Jesus]. some of the repatriated Jews settled at Hebron. 18) (Numbers 3:19. 26:58) (1 Chronicles 26:23. grandson of Levi and forefather of the sons of Hebron. Rekem. 9) HEBRON. (1 Chronicles 2:42. (Numbers 13:22) It is located 19 miles southwest of Jerusalem at an altitude of 3. Then David was anointed as king over all Israel. 18) (Numbers 3:27. (Genesis 23:2-20. (Genesis 13:18. SON OF KOHATH: Hebron was the son of Kohath.000 feet above sea level. Tappuah. that is. olives. Leah. Isaac. pomegranates. apples and nuts. 37:13. In their foreign travels the patriarchs Abraham. The area is blessed with numerous springs and wells and thanks to the abundant supply of water is famous for its vineyards. 15:4.700 Hebronites to serve in administrative duties over the region west of 309 .” HEBREW SCRIPTURES: The 39 divinely inspired books from Genesis to Malachi was originally written in the Hebrew language. 35:27. and Jacob were also buried there. So he transferred his capital from Hebron to Jerusalem. and Jacob spent must time there. and Shema. (Exodus 6:16. SON OF MARESHAH: This Hebron was the father of Korah. 27. Isaac. 50:13) The men of Judah anointed David as king and he ruled from Hebron for seven and a half years. It was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt. the Hebronites. 14) Sarah died at Hebron and was buried in a cave at nearby Machpelah. THE CITY: Hebron is an ancient city in the mountains of Judah. 18. (Kiriath-arba) (Nehemiah 11:25) HEBRONITES: The Levite family descended from Kohath’s son Hebron were known as the Hebronites. The ancient name for Hebron was Kiriatharba. The cave was purchased by Abraham and became the family burial place. 24) King David appointed 1. Rebekah.

It is used figuratively in several Scriptures. 15) HEIFER: A heifer is a young cow that has not produced a calf. A bruise in the heel does not permanently disable. He also assigned 2. the older men and priests of that city would use a heifer to appeal to God. (Genesis 15:9-18) To make sure bloodguilt did not come upon a city. (Jeremiah 46:20) Jeremiah also likened Babylon to a heifer pawing in the tender grass. (Jeremiah 50:11) Hosea used the term “well-trained young cow” to describe Ephraim. (Acts 2:22-24. It predicted that the serpent would bruise the seed of the woman in the heel. This was because of their jubilation over their capture of Israel. (Esther 2:3.310 the Jordan River. the ten-tribe kingdom. (Isaiah 5:5) The Bible uses the expression “put up a hedge” in a figurative sense to denote giving protection. 10:40) HEGAI: Hegai was a eunuch of King Ahasuerus’ court. 8. Satan the Devil. 5. he saw to it that she had special beauty treatments before she was presented to the king. 9. The Scripture at Genesis 3:15 is the first recorded prophecy. (1 Chronicles 26:30-32) HEDGE: Hedges surrounded farm fields. Jesus applied Psalm 41:9 at John 13:18 where he said: “He that eats my bread lifted up his heel against me. Abraham cut a heifer into two parts when God concluded a covenant with him.” This was an expression of treacherous action. (1 Chronicles 4:1. (Hosea 10:11) HELAH: She was one of Ashur’s two wives.700 over the land east of Jordan. These were thick rows of thorny plants used to safeguard the area from thieves and predatory animals. (2 Samuel 10:15-19) It is 310 . (Job 1:10) HEEL: The heel is the part of the foot below the ankle. Three of her sons are listed in the genealogies of Judah. Jesus Christ was put to death by the agents of the great Serpent. (Revelation 12:9) He recovered from this heel bruise when God resurrected him. He said she was well fed in her land as a very pretty heifer but foretold that she would be defeated. As guardian of the women who prepared Esther. 7) HELAM: Helam was the place where David’s army defeated the military forces of Syrian King Hadadezer. (Deuteronomy 21:1-9) (Numbers 35:30-33) The prophet Jeremiah referred to Egypt in a figurative manor.

and the Greek word HADES both mean THE GRAVE. 27:15) HELED: This man was a mighty man in David’s army. Mary’s father was Heli and thus Heli was the maternal grandfather of Jesus Christ. (Ezekiel 27:18) In ancient times Assyria. 32) HELBON: Helbon was a place popular for its fine wine. 30) HELI: Heli was Joseph’s father-in law. Hell was a cellar. 10:16) HEMAM: Hemam was the son of Lotan. (1 Chronicles 11:30. Babylonia. Proper translation of the Hebrew and Greek words lead us to understand that it is simply the grave. The word hell is not found in the New Simplified Bible. 15) HELL: The Hebrew word SHEOL.311 believed by some scholars to be the same as the modern city of Alma. about 3. 22) 311 . 2:7. (Genesis 36:20. 9. The tribe of Asher did not drive out the Canaanites from this city. HELEB: Heleb was one of David’s mighty men. He was the son of Baanah the Netophathite. the pit. He was a son of Baanah the Netophathite. (Numbers 1:4.5 miles northeast of Tyre. 16. He was the descendant of Seir the Horite. about 34 miles east of the Sea of Galilee. HELBAH: Helbah was a city in the territory of the tribe of Asher. 29) Heleb was also called Heled in the book of Chronicles. a pit where root vegetables were stored. Luke traces the natural descent of Jesus’ mother Mary from David at Luke 3:31. when the King James Version of the Bible was written. highly valued by the city of Tyre. 7:24. Persia and Tyre obtained the wine of Helbon. (1 Chronicles 11:26. His son Eliab was the man in charge of his dribe during Israel’s travels through the wilderness. (2 Samuel 23:8. (Judges 1:31. In the 17 th century. This is because the vast majority of the religious population today thinks hell is a place of everlasting torment. (See: GRAVE) HELON: Helon was a man from the tribe of Zebulun. (Luke 3:23) HELKAI: Helkai was the head of the priestly paternal house of Meraioth in the days of Joiakim the high priest. (Nehemiah 12:12. people stored their potatoes in hell. the place of the dead.

24. This suggests that the domestic hen was common in Palestine at that time. 4:13. 19:13) (Isaiah 37:13) HENADAD: The descendants of this Levite served as overseers when the Temple was rebuilt by Zerubbabel. 26) The Horites lived in mountains of Seir until they were evicted by the descendants of Esau. 15:17-19) (2 Chronicles 5:11. 10:1. Heman was called the son of Mahol. (1 Chronicles 6:33. According to the Scriptures the wisdom of King Solomon was greater.312 HEMAN: Heman was one of four very wise men. however he is also identified as a descendant of Judah through Zerah. He used this simile to express his desire to gather unresponsive Jerusalem. He was a Levite singer during the reigns of David and Solomon. Dishon was a son of Seir the Horite. (Song of Solomon 1:14. 9:38. Women wear them in their hair and bosom. HENA: Hena was a city and a region listed with Sepharvaim and Ivvah. 12. 18. beautiful fragrance. 4-6) HEMDAN: Hemdan was the son of Dishon. (Ezra 3:8. 22) HEN AND CHICKS: Jesus Christ referred to the hen gathering her chicks under her protective wings. 9) Two of his descendants shared in the repair of Jerusalem’s wall. Jesus mentioned a son asking his father for an egg at Luke 11:11. 7:11) 312 . (Genesis 36:20. 21. 9) HENNA: The henna is a shrub bearing clusters of small creamcolored flowers. (Nehemiah 3:17. He was from a family of Kohathites. (1 Chronicles 25:1. Another witnessed the contract made during Nehemiah’s term as governor. It was conquered by the Assyrians. SON OF JOEL: Heman was the son of Joel and grandson of the prophet Samuel. (2 Kings 18:34. The flowers have four petals on them and are found at the tips of the branches. (1 Kings 4:31) (1 Chronicles 2:3-6) HEMAN. 12) Heman was the father of 14 sons and 3 daughters. (Deuteronomy 2:12. (Matthew 23:37) (Luke 13:34) He used the Greek word “ornis” which refers to any bird but applies best to the hen in this situation. The entire family sang at the house of Jehovah. 21. They have a strong.

The king of the Canaanite city of Hepher was defeated by Joshua. (1 Chronicles 4:1. (Joshua 12:7. 27:1-11) (Joshua 17:2. 17) There was a district or area of Hepher mentioned in Solomon’s time. 21:1) HEPHZIBAH. THE MECHERATHITE: Hepher was a Mecherathite. 27:1) Hepher’s son Zelophehad had five daughters and no sons. 32. THE MOUNTAIN: Mount Heres was where the Amorites lived despite Israel’s conquest of Canaan. Some scholars believe it is the same as Beth-shemesh mentioned at Joshua 19:41. (Numbers 26:29. 35) 313 . SON OF ASHHUR: This Hepher was a descendant of Judah. Used at Matthew 24:14 and Mark 13:10 it speaks of proclaimers of the good news of God’s Kingdom. (Isaiah 62:1-4) HERALD: A herald is a person who announces important news. (Numbers 26:33. It was revealed that the city of Jerusalem would became a “beautiful crown” and a “royal crown” in God’s hand. You will be named My Delight (Hephzibah)” The Hebrew word “Hephzibah” means My Delight” in English. The Greek word “ke-rys’so” is translated preach or herald. (2 Kings 20:21. He was one of David’s outstanding military men. A herald is mentioned at Daniel 3:4 where a herald declared Nebuchadnezzar’s decree to the people. NEW NAME FOR JERUSALEM: Jehovah told His people of Jerusalem “You will no longer be called Deserted. 8. 3) HEPHER. THE CITY: This Hepher was both a city and a district west of the Jordan River.313 HEPHER. (1 Kings 4:7. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 30. and your land will no longer be called Destroyed. HERES. 5. 6) HEPHER. WIFE OF HEZEKIAH: This Hephzibah was the wife of Hezekiah and mother of King Manasseh. SON OF GILEAD: Hepher was the son of Gilead and great-grandson of Manasseh. 36) HEPHER. This situation set a legal precedent for hereditary possessions when there is no male offspring. He was the son of Ashhur by his wife Naarah. It was in the territory of the tribe of Dan. 10) HEPHZIBAH. (Judges 1:34.

according to Jewish Historian Josephus. (Psalm 133:3) HEROD: Herod was the family name for a family of political rulers. The most notorious was Herod Antipas because of his adulterous relationship with Herodias. THE MOUNTAIN: Mount Hermon is the highest mountain in the Palestine area. They receive only brief mention in the Bible. (2 Timothy 1:15) HERMON. FOREST OF: The forest of Hereth was one of David’s hiding places when Saul pursued him. (Ac 24-26) HERODIANS: These Jewish partisans were of the Herodian dynasty. This mountain pass is mentioned at Judges 8:13. 12:13) The Herodians were opposed to the Pharisees and Jewish zealots and in favor of complete absorption of Judea by the Roman Empire. (Matthew 14:1-12) (Mark 6:14-29) Herod and Pilate were both involved in Jesus death and they became friends after Jesus was impaled. They were Idumean and Edomite Jews. The psalmist declared Tabor and Hermon shout for joy in Jehovah’s name. THE PASS: Gideon returned from his fight against the Midianites by Heres Pass. (Matthew 22:15-22) (Mark 3:1-6. HERETH. They ruled over the Jews. The apostle Paul sent personal greetings to Hermas. The Arabs call it the Mountain of Snow.E. They received authority from Rome to follow the travels of Jesus and try to trap him in talk.314 HERES. (1 Samuel 22:5) There was a town named Hereth in the same vicinity. (Psalm 89:12) Copious amounts of dew and night vapors are produced by Mount Hermon’s snowy covering. (Lu 23:8-12) Later the apostle Paul had dealings with Herod Agrippa II. This may be because it is snowcapped nearly year around. (Romans 16:14) HERMOGENES: Hermogenes was one of two Christians in the district of Asia mentioned by name by the apostle Paul. Great-grandson of Herod the Great. (Matthew 12:9-14) (Luke 20:20-26) 314 . John the Baptist reproved him and later was locked in prision and beheaded. According to Paul they turned away because of violent persecution launched by Nero against the Christians after the burning of Rome in 64 C. HERMAS: Hermas was a member of the Christian congregation at Rome.

about 12 miles southwest of Rabbah (Amman). HERON: “Every creature in the water without fins or scales is offensive to you.” (Leviticus 11:13. (1 Kings 4:7. They have long slender necks and very long. (Joshua 21:39) The Moabites took possession of it 315 . her father’s half brother.315 HERODIAS: Herodias was the wife of Herod Anitpas. Some are purple and white. but the most common is gray. 20. 13:17) Moses led the Israelites to victory over the Amorites when they refused to allow the Israelites to pass through the land. HESED: Hesed was an Israelite whose son was one of the 12 deputies serving Solomon. 9:9) HERODION: The apostle Paul calls Herodion his relative in his personal greetings at the end of his letter to the Romans. John the Baptist condemned this marriage as illegal and immoral under Jewish law. The heron eats frogs. The account is found at Mark 6:22-28. 19) The heron was listed with the birds the Israelites should not eat. inland streams and lakes. crabs. thin legs and toes. (Acts 18:2) (Romans 16:3) He did use the designation “relatives” or “brothers” at Romans 9:3. (Joshua 12:2) It was a city captured from the Moabites and ruled over by Sihon. Therefore John was thrown into prison and later beheaded. Her uncle-husband Herod Philip fathered Salome. (Joshua 3:10. her only child. (Numbers 21:23-26) It was later turned into a Levitical city in the tribe of Reuben. This obviously displeased Herod Antipas. He turned it into his royal residence. king of the Amorites. 18) Birds of the heron family are waders.E. It is possible that Herodion was an actual relative in view of the fact that Paul did not refer to all people who were Jews as his relative. 10) HESHBON: Heshbon was a city located 20 miles east of the Jordan River. (Matthew 14:1-11) (Mark 6:16-28) (Luke 3:19. She influenced her daughter Salome to request the head of John the Baptist in 32 C. Many are found around the Sea of Galilee and the banks of the Jordan River. halfway between the Arnon Valley and the Jabbok Valley. Each deputy was responsible to provide the king and his household with food for one month in the year. They frequent marshes and swamps. Herodias married her half uncle. Egrets are very common in Palestine. There are several varieties of herons in Palestine. The heron grows to about sixty inches in length. They are among the most graceful and beautiful birds of the heron family. (Deuteronomy 14:12. fish and small reptiles.

Lebanon. Hosea. The introduction of these Proverbs reads. Because of this Jehovah proved to be with him. (Isaiah 15:4) (Jeremiah 48:2. It was on the northern border of the land of Israel. KING OF JUDAH: Hezekiah became king of Judah when his father Ahaz died. HESHMON: Heshmon was a city in the southern part of Judah. 38) (2 Chronicles chapters 29-32) HEZION: Hezion was the grandfather of the first King Ben-hadad of Syria. He was zealous for the promotion of true worship. The Bible contains many exciting accounts of Hezekiah’s faithful life. 34. 45) There are reservoirs in this district that could possibly be the fish pools referred to at Song of Solomon 7:4. HEZRO: This man was one of the mighty men of David’s military forces. 37) HEZRON. 35) (1 Chronicles 11:26. and Micah were prophets contemporary with Hezekiah’s reign.316 after the Exile. He reigned 29 years. CITY OF JUDAH: Hezron was located between Kadesh-barnea and Addar on the southern border of Judah. 15) HEZEKIAH. (Isaiah 1:1) (Hosea 1:1) (Micah 1:1) Hezekiah was outstanding for his faithfulness to God. (2 Samuel 23:8. (1 Kings 15:18) Some students of the Bible believe he was the same person as the Rezon found at 1 Kings 11:23. (Joshua 15:21) HETHLON: Hethlon was a place seen in Ezekiel’s vision. SON OF REUBEN: Hezron was the son of Reuben and the ancestral head of the Hezronites. (Genesis 46:9) (Exodus 6:14) (Numbers 26:4-6) (1 Chronicles 5:3) 316 . which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah transcribed.” (Proverbs 25:1) He wrote the song of thanksgiving found at Isaiah 38:10-20 and some scholars believe that Hezekiah wrote Psalm 119 before he became king. (Ezekiel 47:13. “These are also proberbs of Solomon. not only in Judah but in all the territory of Israel. (2 Kings 18:3-7) Hezekiah was involved in the writing of Proverbs chapters 25 to 29. about 22 miles northeast of modern day Tripoli. (2 Kings 18:1-7) (2 Chronicles 29:1) Isaiah. (Joshua 15:1-3) HEZRON. (2 Kings chapters 18-21) (Isaiah chapters 37.

Joshua declared that Jericho would be destroyed nearly 500 years earlier. The Tigris River was one of the four rivers branching off from the river issuing out of Eden. (Colossians 4:12. It was a city in the province of Asia located on the northern edge of the Lycus Valley of Asia Minor.150 miles long and as wide as 400 yards in places. “He will layu the foundation at the cost of his firstborn. 6) HIEL: Hiel was a Bethelite who rebuilt the town of Jericho during Ahab’s reign in the tenth century B.E. He will set up the gates at the cost of his youngest son. 13) 317 . (1 Kings 16:33. TIGRIS RIVER: The Hiddekel River was known in Old Persian as the Tigra. 11:5. 34) HIERAPOLIS: Hierapolis means Holy City. a few miles from the source of the Euphrates River. (Genesis 46:9. He was from the Gaash Valley in the mountains of Ephraim. 30) (Joshua 24:30) HIDDEKEL RIVER.” (Joshua 6:26) Everything happened according to the word of Jehovah spoken through Joshua. It is navigable above Baghdad only by boats of shallow draft. Christians appear to have reached Hierapolis through the efforts of Epaphras.317 HEZRON. 21) And there was the family from Judah’s grandson Hezron. Tigra is the Greek name for the Tigris River. 5. There was the family descended from Reuben’s son Hezron. (Genesis 2:10-14) The Tigris River headwaters are in the mountains of Turkey. (Daniel 10:4. 12) (Numbers 26:4-6. HIDDAI: Hiddai was one of the mighty men in David’s army. Daniel received the vision concerning the king of the north and the king of the south while he was on the banks of the Tigris (Hiddekel) River. The Tigris is 1. and he proclaimed. SON OF PEREZ: This Hezron was family head of the Judean “Hezronites.” (1 Chronicles 2:9. 18. 25) He was ancestor of King David and of Jesus Christ.C. (Genesis 46:12) (Numbers 26:20. (2 Samuel 23:8. six miles north of Laodicea. The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers flow together the last 100 miles before emptying into the Persian Gulf. 21) (Ruth 4:18-22) (Matthew 1:3) (Luke 3:33) HEZRONITES: There were two groups who were called Hezronites.

Isaiah 14:14 speak about that which is above the clouds. (Hebrews 6:20. It will be exalted above the hills. (2 Samuel 1:19. 4. HIGH PRIEST: The person who represented the people before God. His son judged Israel for eight years. Jesus Christ entered heaven as a high priest according to the manner of Melchizedek forever. 2) Rulers sometimes sent men out to prepare the way for them to take a trip. 92:3) (Lamentations 3:62) HIGH PLACES: Hebrew: “ba-mohth’” means a place of worship and also can mean hills and mountains. 21:21. (Luke 3:1-6) Both Isaiah and Micah prophesied: “the mountain of the house of Jehovah will be established above the top of the mountains. The word hill is sometimes used figuratively to represent high places. (Numbers 20:17-19. Since the beginning of history highways and roads linked cities. 22) (Judges 21:19) (1 Samuel 6:9. Homes and towns were frequently built on them. kingdoms and important trade routes in Palestine. 21) HIGHWAY.” (Isaiah 2:2) (Micah 4:1) HILLEL: Hillel was the father Abdon. 25) (Amos 4:13) (Micah 1:3) Job 9:8 refers to the high places of the sea. they even leveled hills. He also supervised all the other priests. Judea and other parts of Palestine are filled with hills. hills. 19:14. 7:17. The New Simplified Bible does not include it since it does not add to or subtract from the meaning of the Scriptures. fill up depressions and smooth out rough places. 12) HILL: The Hebrew word “givah” and the Greek word “bou-no’” indicates a natural elevation of the earth that is lower than mountains.318 HIGGAION: The Hebrew expression “higgaion” is a technical term that means meditation. governments and authorities. (Judges 12:13-15) Hillel was from the town of Pirathon in Ephraim. In Greek the term “ho-dos’” is translated roadway. HIND: SEE DEER 318 . thoughts. (1 Samuel 7:1. or soft utterance. They would remove stones. (Psalms 9:16. It preceeds the word “Selah” which means a pause. ROAD: The Hebrew word “mesil-lah’” means highway and de’rekh means road. The preparatory work that was done by John the Baptist before the Messiah appeared was prophesied at Isaiah 40:3.

(Leviticus 19:13) The word hire means to employ someone. A belt is often worn at the hips. 15) (Acts 28:30) Judas Iscariot 319 . (Matthews 20:1) Sometimes wages were referred to as rent. 9:10. 14. (1 Kings 7:13-45) (2 Chronicles 2:13. (2 Samuel 20:8) (Nehemiah 4:18) (Ezekiel 9:2) Sackcloth was worn around the hips.319 HINNOM. To ungird the hips of kings means to take away their strength. Hiram arranged a trade treaty with David and supplied cedar timber from the western slopes of Lebanon. (2 Chronicles 4:16) HIRE. WAGES: Wages and hire are the compensation paid to laborers for services rendered. Hiram was apparantly considered father in a figurative sense as a master workman. (1 Kings 5:1) When David conquered Zion he built a palace there. (Exodus 22:14. He was an expert in working with gold. SKILLED ARTISON: Hiram. (Genesis 37:34) Hips are mentioned in a figurative sense throughout the Scriptures. copper. and wood. 5. (Isaiah 45:1) Jesus Christ was prophetically envisioned as reigning with righteousness on the belt of his hips and faithfulness as the belt of his loins at Isaiah 11:1. HIRAM. iron. the king of Tyre sent this Hiram to supervise the construction for Solomon because of his ability and experience. He also sent craftsmen to assist with wood and stone. Hiram was the king of Tyre and a friend of King David. 4:11-16) HIRAM-ABI: The name Hiram-abi means “Hiram My Father. (1 Kings 9:26-28. silver. stone. 12. Later he was a friend of King Solomon. 10:11.” The king of Tyre sent Hiram to build the furnishings for Solomon’s temple. (2 Samuel 5:11) (1 Chronicles 14:1) After David’s death Solomon obtained materials for building the Great Temple from Hiram. 21) HIRAM. KING OF TYRE: The name Hiram is spelled Huram in some manuscripts. VALLEY OF: SEE GEHENNA HIPS: Hips are attached to the small of the back. 22) (2 Chronicles 8:18. (2 Chronicles 2:13) HIRAM-ABIV: This name for Hiram will given to designate him as a father in a figurative sense as a master workman. (1 Kings 5:2-6) (2 Chronicles 2:3-10) The two countries under Solomon and Hiram built a fleet of ships in the Gulf of Aqaba at Ezion-geber. The Bible speaks many times about the sheath of the sword worn at the hips.

(Matthew 26:14-16. 27:3-10) (Acts 1:18) “The wages of sin is death. Jacob’s sons. 17.” However. (Exodus 3:8) (Leviticus 18:1-30) HIVITES: These people were descendants of Canaan the son of Ham. (Ezekiel 16:26-34. (Exodus 3:8.320 was paid 30 pieces of silver as wages for betraying Jesus Christ. (Numbers 13:29) (Joshua 11:3) God called the land that the Hittites occupied a “land flowing with milk and honey.” found at Romans 6:23 refers to recompense. It is found in older translations such as the 1599 Geneva Bible. (Genesis 23:1-20) In Joshua’s day the Hittites lived in the mountainous regions of Lebanon and Syria. the nations that occupied it were so corrupt that their presence defiled the land. 34:11) (Deuteronomy 7:1) Joshua totally destraoyed the cities of the Canaanites including the Hivites. The term “hoarfrost” is from the old English language. Even though they were said to be more populous and mighty than Israel they were driven out of the land. When his wife Sarah died. 33:2. HITTITES: The Hittites were a people who descended from Heth. (1 Kings 9:20-23) (2 Chronicles 8:7-10) HOARFROST: Hoarfrost is ice crystal that forms a white deposit of ice needles on objects. killed every male and plundered the city out of revenge because Shechem the son of Hamor the chieftain had defiled their sister Dinah. 1769 King James Version and the 1901 American Standard Version. 23:1-16) (Hosea 9:1) (Micah 1:6. (Genesis 15:18-21) Abraham had dealings with the Hittites who resided in the land and he treated them with much respect. he purchased a cave in which to bury her from Ephron the son of Zoar the Hittite. led by Simeon and Levi. Recompense is a type of wages such as payment or reward for something earned. the second son of Canaan. grass. (Genesis 34:1-29) The Hivites were one of the seven Canaanite nations that God promised to drive out before the people of Israel. 15) They live at the city of Shechem at the time of Jacob. (Joshua chapters 10. Therefore Jehovah sent them out the land. This land was inhabited by several nations including the Hittite nation. (Genesis 10:6. Judah and Israel were both guilty of prostituting themselves to other nations. 13:5. 17) (1 Chronicles 1:13. (Genesis 10:15) Jehovah God promised to give Abraham’s descendants the land of Canaan. 11) Solomon used Hivites as forced labor to work on the nationwide building program. shrubs and trees. 28. 23:23. 15. 41. Simply stated 320 . 7) They sold themselves for hire to other nations.

(Numbers 36:1-12. (1 Chronicles 7:36. 29) HOD: Hod was the son of Zophah from the tribe of Asher. There was an important stipulation. 43) HOGLAH: Hoglah was one of Zelophehad’s five daughters. 26:33.321 this is frost.” mean sacred. 9) HODEVAH: Hodevah was the forefather of Levites who were among the survivors who returned from Babylonian exile. It involves religious cleanness or purity and sacredness. He and four other kings went to war against Gibeon because of their peace agreement with Joshua and the Israelites. of the tribe of Kenites. Her father had no sons so the inheritance was divided among the five daughters. Hebrew: “qadosh. It is produced from the atmosphere by condensation. 7. 27:10. consecrated. 8. the Kenites. (Numbers 10:29-32) (Judges 1:16) (1 Samuel 15:6. The New Simplified Bible just calls it frost.” and Greek: “hagios. His descendants. 30:26. Hod was in charge of a large division of the army. The five kings were defeated and put to death upon stakes. lived in the Desert of Judah south of Arad. 27:111) (Joshua 17:3. (Joshua 10:1-27) HOLY: kadosh/hagios/sanctus. Holy means set-apart for divine service. 37. blameless. (Exodus 16:14) (Job 38:29) (Psalms 147:16) HOBAB: Hobab was brother-in-law to Moses. that they marry inside their own tribe of Manasseh. 40) HODESH: Hodesh was one of the wives of Shaharaim the Benjamite. (Numbers 10:29) (Exodus 3:1) (Judges 1:16) Hobab served the Moses and the Israelites as a scout because he was familiar with the area from Mount Sinai to the Promised Land. The Hebrew word 321 . (1 Chronicles 8:1. 4) HOHAM: This man was the king of Hebron. and holy. The four living creatures proclaim Jehovah God as holy three times for emphasis for He is the magnificent Almighty One. pure. (Nehemiah 7:6. (Revelation 4:8) (Isaiah 6:3) HOLINESS: Holiness is the quality of being holy. He was the son of Reuel (Jethro) and a Midianite.

Christians must be holy because God is holy. 20) (1 Peter 3:5) (Revelation 7:2-4.322 “qo’dhesh” conveys the thought of separateness.” Only the high priest was allowed there to approach Jehovah. (Luke 9:26) (Acts 10:22) Humans on earth who have been set apart for the service of God have also been called “holy ones” or “saints. holy. (Romans 12:1) (Colossians 3:9. (2)the tent of meeting. (Revelation 4:8) (Hebrews 12:14) (Proverbs 30:3) God is the most Holy One of all. 10. (Deuteronomy 23:14) (Ezekiel 21:2) (Matthew 24:15. (Acts 3:14) (Mark 1:24) (Luke 4:34) Jesus is the closest one to his Father in heaven. Holy ones can be found in heaven and on earth. 106:16) The term “holy ones” applies to all who have been brought into union with Christ. He is called “the Holy One” and “the Holy One of Israel” (2 Kings 19:22) (Psalm 71:22. The Son of God. SAINTS: A holy one is someone who is spiritually and morally clean. Hagiasmos’ means sanctified and hagiotes means separate to God. or sanctification to God. 20. (4)the Holy and the Most Holy innermost compartment at the Tabernacle. The quality of holiness belongs to God.” (Leviticus 16:2) The apostle John wrote to fellow members of the Christian congregation: “You have an anointing from the Holy One” at 1 John 2:20. 8:29) (Matthew 11:27) God’s Holy Spirit is called Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Holiness. 13:20) (1 Peter 1:15. (Hebrews 10:29.” (Psalms 34:9. 10:19. holy is Jehovah of Hosts” at Isaiah 6:3. (Exodus 39:30) (Zechariah 14:20) His Son Jesus Christ addressed him as Holy Father at John 17:11. (John 1:1. 89:18) (Hosea 11:12) The innermost compartment of the tabernacle was called the “Most Holy” or “Holy of Holies. “the Most Holy One. The term the camp of Israel was later applied to the land of Israel and the city of Jerusalem. The Greek “hagios” is rendered holy. Jesus Christ reflects the holiness of his Father and is called God’s Holy One. And the angels in heaven are holy ones. Heavenly beings declared: “Holy. 9. 27:53) (Luke 21:2) The tent of meeting and later the Temple were 322 . (Psalm 51:11) (Luke 11:13) (Romans 1:4) (Ephesians 1:13) Faithful men and women have been counted holy throughout all the ages. Jesus Christ is also referred to as the “holy and righteous one at Acts 3:14. 14) HOLY ONES. a righteous being. 10) (Hebrews 6:19. 16) (Leviticus 11:44) HOLY PLACE: The term holy place is applied to four things in Scriptures: (1)The camp of Israel. (3)the large compartment of the Tabernacle. exclusiveness. Jehovah is the most clean and righteous of all living beings.

larger compartment. the Book of Rites . a history of Confucius's native district. a collection of poetry. 17) (2 Chronicles 3:3. etiquette. Although the dates of these books are uncertain. and ritual. which outlines ceremonies and describes the ideal government. They are the Spring and Autumn Annals.C. the Most Holy. they were probably written before the third century B. (Exodus 38:24) (2 Chronicles 29:5) (Acts 21:28) The Most Holy was the innermost compartment of the Tabernacle. the Book of History . 25) HOLY BOOKS OF THE WORLD Confucist The Analects A collection of Confucius' teachings thought to have been recorded by his students. They are considered the only sayings that can safely be attributed to him Five ClassicsFive works traditionally attributed to Confucius that form the basic texts of Confucianism. and the Book of Song. the I Ching (or Book of Changes ).323 considered holy places. (Exodus 26:33) (1 Kings 6:16. (Hebrews 9:24. Muslim Holy Quran 323 . a system of divining the future. 8) We read in the letter to the Hebrews that Christ entered into what was pictured by the innermost compartment of the Tabernacle. (Exodus 26) (Hebrews 9:24) And the Holy was the first. Together they promulgate a system of ethics for managing society based on sympathy for others. namely.

some 70 to 90 years after the death of Jesus. blessings. 650. Exodus. and rules governing the social and religious life of Muslims.D. A. the teachings and writings of the apostles. A. portrayals of damnation and beatitude. or chapters. Holy Bible. the story of his life and work. The New Testament is believed to have been written c. New TestamentThe second portion of the Christian Bible. it is made up of three parts: the Law (also known as the Torah or Pentateuch). Some of the suras were written during Muhammad's lifetime. comprising the first five books (Genesis. Old Testament The Christian name for the Hebrew Bible.D. stories of Islamic prophets. which describes the origins of the world. It is the sacred scripture of Judaism and the first portion of the Christian Bible. the covenant between the Lord and Israel. which contains 27 books that form the basis of Christian belief. al-Qur'an) The primary holy book of Islam. and other rituals. These books include the sayings of Jesus. It is made up of 114 suras. and Deuteronomy). but an authoritative text was not produced until c.324 Koran (Arabic. Believers maintain that the Koran contains the verbatim word of God. According to Jewish teachings. Christian Holy Scriptures Holy Bible. and instruction for converting nonbelievers and for performing baptisms. the exodus and 324 . which contain impassioned appeals for belief in God. the death and resurrection of Jesus now celebrated as Easter. Leviticus. 100. encouragement to lead a moral life. Numbers. revealed to the prophet Muhammad through the Angel Gabriel.

C. Scholars generally agree that the Old Testament was compiled from c. the Prophets. Jeremiah. the stories of heroes. Kings 1-2) and the latter prophets (Isaiah. as well as prayers and praises of the covenant. Some books of the Old Testament regarded as sacred by the Jews are not accepted as such by Christians. and the 12 minor prophets). and wars.325 entry into the promised land. judges. 100 B. and the choosing of David as leader of the Israelites. among others). Judges. to c. and the various rules governing social and religious behavior.C. Jewish Talmud A compilation of Jewish oral law and rabbinical teachings that is separate from the scriptures of the Hebrew Bible. including the former prophets (Joshua. and the Gemara . kings. and the Writings (including Psalms. the order of the books. Song of Solomon. Taoist 325 . It is made up of two parts: the Mishna . a commentary on the Mishna . 1000 B. The Talmud contains both a legal section (the Halakah ) and a portion devoted to legends and stories (the Aggada ). and the original sources used in translating them. Job. which describes the reactions of the people to the laws and covenants. or Old Testament. among Christians there are differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants about the inclusion of some books. The authoritative Babylonian Talmud was compiled in the sixth century. and Ruth. which describes the history of the Israelites. which is the oral law itself. Samuel 12. Ezekiel.

the Hindu path to spiritual wisdom and the unity with God that can be achieved through karma (action). and the Yajur -Veda are books of hymns. Hindu Sacred Scripture VedaThe sacred scripture of Hinduism. but it was probably a compilation by a number of writers over a long period of time. The book is attributed to Lao-tzu. Upanishads The basis of Hindu religion and philosophy that form the final portion of the Veda . making them the oldest known group of religious writings.326 Tao-te-ching (The Way and Its Power) The basic text of the Chinese philosophy and religion known as Taoism. Bhagavad Gita A Sanskrit poem that is part of the Indian epic known as the Mahabharata . It describes. Four Vedas make up the Samhita . a collection of prayers and hymns that are considered to be revelations of eternal truth written by seer-poets inspired by the gods. spontaneous life force of the universe.. called the Tao. or Absolute Self. The Vedic texts were compiled between c. and jnana (knowledge). in a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna. This is thought to be achieved by following the creative. bhakti (devotion). The 112 326 . These writings maintain that the Brahman . underlies all reality and can be known by invoking gods through the use of hymns or mantes.C. and c. 500 B.C. the Atharva-Veda compiles magic spells. 1000 B. The Rig-Veda . the SamaVeda . It is made up of 81 short chapters or poems that describe a way of life marked by quiet effortlessness and freedom from desire.

It is his power that was used to create the universe. (Genesis Chapter 1 and 2) Holy Spirit is the Helper for true believers. 3) (Revelation 10:9) 327 . (John 14:25-26. 48. (Proverbs 16:24. He is the same as Hemam. 900 B. Each of the 12 tribes were to give a portion of their land for this purpose. It was assigned to the priestly Kohathites. HOMAM: Homam was the son of Horite Sheik Lotan. The Hebrew words “no’pheth” and “devash’” mean flowing honey or comb honey and the Greek word “meli” means honey. (Genesis 36:20-22) (1 Chronicles 1:39) HOLON. 4) The sweetness and enjoyment of eating honey is applied in an illustrative way throughout the Scriptures. (Matthew 12:31) (Acts 5:3) (1 Thessalonians 5:19) (Hebrews 10:29) The Greek “pneuma” comes from “pne’o.” It is translated spirit. The original texts of the Upanishads come from various sources and were written beginning c. (Ezekiel 48:1-35) HOLY SPIRIT: The Spirit that belongs to God is God’s Holy Spirit. CITY OF MOAB: Holon was east of the Jordan River on the level country. (Acts 2:4. 24:13. and spirit. Most Bible references to honey refer to wild honey. to the atman . PLACE: A holy place or holy contribution was identifyed in Ezekiel’s vision of the division of the Promised Land. vital force. or universal soul.C. (John 14:15-17) (1 Corinthians 6:19) A believer can be filled with Holy Spirit. The Hebrew word “ruach” means breath. HOLY CONTRIBUTION. 119:103) (Ezekiel 3:2. or individual soul. 14) (Psalms 19:9. HOLON. All of these meanings refer to something that is invisible to the human eye. (Matthew 3:1. 7:55. John the Baptist ate wild honey when he lived in the wilderness. they also provide information about Vedic sacrifice and yoga. CITY OF JUDAH: This city was in the mountains of Judah. wind. 16:7-15) (Romans 8:1-27) (Galatians 5:22-25) Holy Spirit dwells in Christians. 21:9-19) Holon of Judah was about 11 miles northwest of Hebron. 11:23-24) It is possible to sin against the Holy Spirit. (Jeremiah 48:21) HONEY: Honey is a sweet yellow fluid produced by bees. 51.327 Upanishads describe the relationship of the Brahman . 10. (Joshua 15:21.

the Son of God. The Bible shows that people of the world have no real. wings and back. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8) (2 Timothy 2:20-22) (Hebrews 13:4) Children are to honor their parents by being obedient. dunghills and other filth. The hoopoe was considered as unclean for food in the Mosaic Law. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-8) (2 Timothy 2:20-22) (Hebrews 13:4) HOOK: A hook is a curved or sharply angled piece of metal used to fasten or catch something. It eats insects from the ground. reverence. Fishermen used fishhooks from the very beginning of time. (Genesis 49:18) The Greek term for hope is “elpis” and it means expectation of good. Africa and parts of Europe in the spring and flies to Egypt and northern Africa in the autumn. and respect.328 HONOR: God is deserving of honor. Hooks or copper fasteners were used in the tabernacle to fasten together large sections of embroidered linen. 18) It migrates to Palestine from southern Asia. (Proverbs 3:9) (Malachi 1:6-8) Jesus Christ.” It means wait for with eager expectation. I will bring you up out of the midst of your rivers. 9) Meat hooks are mentioned at Amos 4:2. 19) (Deuteronomy 14:12. 4. It is desire accompanied by expectation. The Hebrew root verb for hope is “qa-wah. Solomon expressed the futility of man 328 . (Matthew 26:39) (John 10:17. (Deuteronomy 5:16) (Ephesians 6:1. 18) Christians should try to maintain an honorable standing before God and His Son. “dul-khiphath’”. (Habakkuk 1:14. It is cinnamon-colored with broad bars of white and black along its tail. 4) (Revelation 4:9-11) The Israelites honored Jehovah by presenting their best to him. 15) (Matthew 17:27) Hooks from thorns were used to lead animals. set the perfect example by honoring his Father. (1 Peter 3:1-7) (1 Timothy 5:17. (1 Peter 2:17) Christians should maintain themselves as morally and spiritually pure. He is the Creator and the Sovereign of the universe. “I will turn you about and put hooks in your jaws. solidly based hope. HOPE: Hope is the general feeling that a specific desire will be fulfilled.” (Ezekiel 29:1-7) Jehovah also told Gog of the Land of Magog. represents its dovelike cry. 6. Some believe the Hebrew word for hoopoe. (Ezekiel 19:3. (Exodus 26:11) Jehovah spoke to Pharaoh in a figurative manor when He said: “I will put hooks in your jaws. (1 Timothy 1:17) (Hebrews 3:3. (Leviticus 11:13. 2) A husband and wife should show honor to each other. 18) All people should be deserving of honor.” (Ezekiel 1-4) HOOPOE: The hoopoe is a slender bird about the size of a small pigeon.

(1 Kings 19:8) The name Horeb desginates a region of mountains around Mount Sinai. (1 Peter 3:15) (1 Timothy 4:16) HOPHNI: High Priest Eli had two sons. Others think it was one of the high mountains near the Edomite city of Petra. 17) HOPHRA: Hophra was Pharaoh of Egypt. He reigned about 19 to 25 years. 5:2. 19. 8. 4:4. (1 Samuel 2:34. (2 Thessalonians 2:16) Hope is required in order to have faith. 11. (Exodus 3:1-15) Moses struck a rock in Horeb and water miraculously issued from the rock. 17) The possessor of hope saves himself and those who listen to him. Jehovah said through Jeremiah. He was one of 31 kings defeated by the Israelites under Joshua’s command. and Aaron’s son Eleazar ascended Mount Hor. This happened during the conquest of the Promised Land. (Joshua 10:33. 15. 12. 3. 4:10. 12:7. (Deuteronomy 1:6. the same as Mount Sinai. Jehovah God is the Source of true hope. 2:12-17. He was so arrogant that he claimed that not even a god could depose him from his throne. 41) (Deuteronomy 2:5-8) HORAM: Horam was the king of Gezer. 22-25) Jehovah declaired the death penilty for Hophni. (Romans 15:4) (1 Corinthians 10:11) (2 Timothy 3:16. Aaron.329 without God’s help at Ecclesiastes 12:8. Aaron then died and Moses and Eleazar buried him. Moses removed Aaron’s priestly garments and clothed Eleazar with them. sometimes called the Wilderness of Sinai. “I will hand over King Hophra of Egypt to his enemies who want to kill him. 9:2. They were good for nothing men who were sacrilegious and immoral. THE MOUNTAIN: Mount Hor was near Moserah on the Edom border where Aaron died before Israel entered the Promised Land. Horam and his entire army were killed when they attempted to help the city of Lachish. (1 Samuel 1:3. (Hebrews 11:1. 24) HOREB: Mount Horeb was considered the mountain of God.” (Jeremiah 44:1-30) HOR. Never the less he was taken prisoner and finally killed. Hophni and Phinehas. (Exodus 17:1-6) 329 . 3:1) Jehovah God provided his Word the Bible so that all men may have hope. 9:8) (1 Kings 8:9) (2 Chronicles 5:10) (Psalm 106:19) (Acts 7:30) Jehovah’s angel appeared to Moses in the burning bush and commanded him to lead Israel out of Egypt. He died when the Philistines captured the Ark. (Numbers 20:22-29) (Deuteronomy 32:50) Some scholars believe Mount Hor was 25 miles southwest of the Dead Sea. Moses. (Numbers 33:27-39.

13) (1 Kings 1:39) (Ezekiel 9:2) There were hornlike projections extending from the four corners of the altars for both the incense altar and the altar of sacrifice at the tabernacle. (Numbers 13:2. 7) HORI. 37:25. 5) HORITE: The Horites were a people who lived in the mountains of Seir. DESCENDANT OF SEIR: Hori was a descendant of Seir. (1 Samuel 30:26-31) (1 Chronicles 4:24. The Edomites evicted them and killed many of them. (1 Chronicles 4:30) The Amalekites and Canaanites defeated the Israelites and scattered them as far as Hormah. of copper or gold. He was the son of Shaphat and one of the 12 spies Moses sent out from the Wilderness of Paran. drinking flasks. (1 Samuel 23:15-19) HOR-HAGGIDGAD. 30) Hormah was still a Simeonite city in David’s time. Jonathan acknowledged David as the next king of Israel at this place. GUDGODAH: The Israelites stayed at this wilderness camp site twice. 26) The word horn was also used as a symbolic 330 . 29. Seir was a Horite through Lotan. (1 Samuel 16:1. 3. 28-31) HORN: The people of Israel used animals horns as vessels for oil. Most scholars believe this site was on the Wadi Khadakhid about 40 miles northwest of the Gulf of Aqaba. (Exodus 27:2. (Joshua 12:14) Hormah was included in a list of towns near the boundry of Edom. 20:14. (Deuteronomy 1:44) (Numbers 14:45. (Joshua 19:35. (Numbers 33:31-33) (Deuteronomy 10:6. 38-39) HORESH: Horesh was the site in the Wilderness of Ziph where David hid from Saul. He later sent gifts to the city.330 HOREM: This fortified city was in the territory of Naphtali. 30) (Deuteronomy 2:12. 16) (Joshua 11:17) The king of Hormah is listed along with the king of Arad and 31 kings defeated by Joshua. It was one of the places he visited during his exile. (Genesis 36:20. They were also used as musical instruments and signaling devices. (Joshua 15:21. SON OF SHAPHAT: This man was a Simeonite. (Genesis 36:20-22) (1 Chronicles 1:39) HORI. 22) HORMAH: This city was in the southern part of the territory of Judah. inkhorns and containers for many different things. They were called the sons of Seir the Horite. 21. They were covered with the same material as the altar.

Jotham. 13. HOSEA: Hoshea is the Hebrew spelling of the word “Hosea. Amos. The people were urged to petition their God Jehovah for pardon and offer the bulls of their lips. and worship of false gods such as Baal and calf idols. 4:2. LAST KING OF ISRAEL: Hoshea was the last king of the northern kingdom of Israel. (2 Kings 2:11-12) HOSEA: The prophets of the ninth century B. He lived from the ninth into the eighth century B. 16. He was Moses’ successor. (Hosea 1:1) HOSHEA. fornication. JOSHUA: Hoshea was one of the 12 persons sent by Moses to spy on the Land of Promise. (Hosea 14:1-9) HOSHAMA: Hoshama was one of the seven sons born to King Jehoiachin while in Babylonian exile.E.C. (Hosea 1:1) (Amos 1:1) (Isaiah 1:1) (Micah 1:1) Hosea the prophet was the writer of the Book of Hosea.C. Isaiah and Micah. Ahaz. 2) 331 . (Revelation 6:2. 15. Moses called him Jehoshua at Numbers 13:8. He was bad in Jehovah’s sight.331 emblem of power. 10:5) After King Jeroboam died frightful conditions and unrest existed throughout the land. (Joshua 1:1) HOSHEA. Jotham.E. He was the son of Elah. (Hosea 2:8. The people are erged to come back to Jehovah. (Deuteronomy 33:17) (Zechariah 1:18-21) (Revelation 17:7-12) (1 Samuel 2:1) HORSE: The horse is symbolic of warfare in many prophesies. were Hosea. adultery. 9:15-19) Jehovah’s invisible war equipment is symbolized by fiery horses and chariots. He was the son of Nun of the tribe of Ephraim. stealing. HOSEA. THE BOOK: The Book of Hosea is particularly known for the prophetic judgments against unfaithful Israel and Judah. 13.C. (1 Chronicles 3:17-18) HOSHEA. (2 Kings 17:1.” Hosea was Jehovh’s prophet. (Hosea 4:6) They became involve in acts of bloodshed.E. Ahaz. during the reigns of Judah’s kings Uzziah. His name was shorted in Hebrew to Joshua. The people of the northern ten tribe kingdom of Israel are featured in the prophecy. The people rejected knowledge of God. written about 745 B. and Hezekiah. He served as prophet to the ten-tribe northern kingdom of Israel during the reigns of Kings Uzziah. and Hezekiah of Judah as well as Jeroboam II of Israel.

In fact hospitality is a requirement for Christians. Genuine hospitality is a mark of true Christianity. (Genesis 2:1) (Nehemiah 9:6) Jehovah’s invisable forces are completely invincible.” It means a fixed and definite period of time for a division of the day. however the term “Hosts” sounds less militant and more peace oriented. twelve for daylight and twelve for night.” Both translations are correct. 91:11) (Danuel 6:22) (Matthew 18:10) (Acts 12:7-10) (Hebrews 1:13. It comes from the military terms such as ‘armies’ and ‘legions. 14) (See: JEHOVAH OF HOSTS) HOTHIR: Hothir was one of the 14 sons of Heman. Hothir and his sons and brothers were the 21 st of the 24 service groups of musicians at the time David was king. (2 Kings 19:35) The angels truly are powerful beings! These formidable heavenly hosts also protect Jehovah’s servants on earth. 8) HOSTS: The expression “Jehovah of Hosts” occurs 283 times in the Hebrew Scriptures.332 HOSPITALITY: Hospitality is the cordial reception and entertainment of guests or strangers. (2 Kings 6:17) (Psalms 34:7. The Romans counted the day from midnight to midnight and did not account for the variation 332 . 12) (Psalm 68:17) One angel killed 185. (1 Chronicles 25:1. (1 Timothy 3:2) (Titus 1:7. A mighty host of angelic spirit creatures serve under the command of Jehovah God. 43:16) (Deuteronomy 28:29) (1 Kings 18:26) They used other designations for this purpose also.’ A few translations employ the title “Jehovah of Armies” instead of “Jehovah of Hosts.” (1 Peter 4:9) Overseers in the congregation were required to hospitable. It is translated from the Greek word philo-xeni’a meaning love of strangers. midday and evening. “in the heat of the day” (Genesis 18:1) (1 Samuel 11:11). 28) HOUR: The word “hora” is used in the Christian Greek Scriptures for the English word “hour. They served as musicians at the sanctuary under the direction of their father. “in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3”8). That is the reason the New Simplified Bible uses it. The Israelites could have divided the daytime into four parts: morning. such as: “early in the morning” (Judges 9:33). (1 Samuel 1:3) (2 Kings 2:11. (Genesis 24:11. noon. and “at sunset” (Joshua 10:27).” (Hebrews 13:2) Peter said: “Be hospitable to one another without complaining. There is no Hebrew term for hour in the Scriptures. Paul commanded: “Show hospitality to strangers. 4-6.000 Assyrians in a single night. Ancient Egypt divided the day into twenty-four hours.

7.333 in the seasonal variation in the length of daylight hours. 23:12) Humility is freedom from pride 333 . HUMBLE: Jesus Christ said: “He who humbles himself to become like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. HUKKOK: Hukkok was a border city of Nathtali. (Revelation 18:10) The term “the last hour” denotes a very short period of time at the end of a period of time. The term “hour” has been used in a figurative sense in the Holy Scriptures. 11:19) God’s law was to be written on the doorposts of the people of Israel’s houses. 17:13. (Joshua 19:32. 11:20) Christians were to preach and teach from house to house. (1 Kings 7:1-9) It is called the “house of the forest” at Isaiah 22:8. Jesus said: “This is your hour for this power of darkness” at Luke 22:53. Some believe it was located near the northern end of the Sea of Galilee. The first century Jews used a twelve-hour time system counting twelve hours of daylight starting with sunrise. (1 John 2:18) (Revelation 8:1-4) HOUSE: The word house is used in the Holy Scriptures to convey several things including: a household or offspring of one man (Genesis 12:1. and the spiritual body (2 Corinthians 5:1). The home serves as a center for giving instruction in pure worship. This structure was erected just south of the Temple and was used for storage and display of arms and utensils.” (Matthew 18:4. (Deuteronomy 6:6. (Acts 20:20) Christian congregations were to meet together in houses to consider God’s Word and worship Him. (Romans 16:5) (1 Corinthians 16:19) (Colossians 4:15) (Philemon 2) HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON: The House (Hall) of the Forest of Lebanon was one of the government buildings built by King Solomon during his 13 year building program after he finished the Temple at Jerusalem. Babylon the Great was told: “in one hour your judgment has come” meaning a short period of time. 34) HUKOK: This border city was in the territory of Asher. HUMILITY. 75) Hukok could be the same as Helkath. 21:31) (1 Chronicles 6:74. (Deuteronomy 6:9. Jesus referred to the “twelve hours of daylight” at John 11:9. dwelling place of God (Joh 14:2). (Joshua 19:25. 23) (Micah 1:5). literally and figuratively. priestly line (1 Samuel 2:35). a dwelling place (Genesis 19:24). It was assigned to the Gershonites of the tribe of Levi.

He was the ancestral head of the Huphamites. “Sand Lizard Place. a service performed by the lowliest slaves.’ owner or master. 23) (Revelation 19:7. 20:3) (Jeremiah 3:20) The headship principle found at 1 Corinthians 11:3 places a weighty responsiblility squarely on the shoulders of the man. a woman’s partner in marriage. but gives loving kindness to the humble. (John 13:2-5.” (James 4:6) Jesus Christ set the best example of a humble servant of God when he washed the feet of each of his twelve apostles. Husbands are to carry out this responsibility with the same loving care that Christ does for the congregation. (1 Chronicles 11:26. (Ge 46:8. The name means. They include: ‘ish. (Genesis 46:8.7. HURAM: The name Huram is also known as Hiram in some manuscripts. 12-17) HUMTAH: Humtah was a city in the mountains of Judah. 38. It is the state of lowliness of mind that is pleasing to God. (Revelation 334 . 28-30. 48. 21) (Numbers 26:39) HUPPIM: Huppim was the son of Benjamin. The eleventh of the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem is hyacinth. The Greek “hya’kin-thos” also refers to the flower by that name. (Jeremiah 3:14) (Galatians 4:6. re’a. ‘adhohn.334 and arrogance. See HIRAM HUSBAND: A husband is a married man. He came from Egypt with Jacob’s household. The apostle Peter reminded Christians: “God resists the proud. man. 39) (1 Chronicles 7:14. companion and friend. 21:2) HYACINTH: This is a deep blue precious stone. He was from the Gaash Valley. (Genesis 18:12.” James eloquently stated: “God resists the proud.” (Joshua 15:20. 21) Huppim founded the family called Huphamites. (Numbers 26:1-4. 54) HUPHAM: Hupham was a descendant of Benjamin. Jesus Christ is viewed as the Husband of the Christian congregation today. 33) The nation of Israel was symbolicly viewed as a wife to God when it was bound by the Law covenant. 15) HURAI: Hurai was one of David’s mighty men. (Ephesians 5:25. Several Hebrew terms are used in reference to a husband. 26) (Ephesians 5:22. but gives grace (lovingkindness) to the humble. 32) He was called Hiddai at 2 Samuel 23:30.

335 21:20) Hyacinth blue is one of the colors of the breastplates of the armies of cavalry at Revelation 9:16. (Exodus 12:22) (Psalm 51:7) (John 19:29) Hysop was used by the Israilites in Egypt to splash the blood of the Passover victin on the doorposts of houses. full of empty speeches. a Levite of King David’s time. HYSSOP: This small bushy plant is used in religious ceremonies to sprinkle liquids. (1 Timothy 1:18-20) (2 Timothy 2:16-18) (1 Corinthians 15:12-23) HYPOCRITE: A person who professes beliefs and opinions but does not live by them is a hypocrite. They taught that the resurrection had already occurred in their day and that there would be no further resurrection in the future. (1 Chronicles 9:1-3) IBNIJAH: Ibnijah was a Benjamite the forefather of Meshullam. HYMENAEUS: Hymenaeus was an apostate from Christianity who lived during the first century. (Joshua 17:11-13) (Judges 1:27) IBNEIAH: This son of Jeroham was a Benjamite head of a paternal house returning from Babylonian exile. (Exodus 12:21. (2 Samuel 5:13-15) (1 Chronicles 14:4-5) IBLEAM: This city was in the territory of Issachar but assigned to Manasseh. (Matthew 6:1-5) The entire 23rd chapter of Matthew depicts exactly what a hypocrite is like. 17. 23) Moses sprinkled the book of the Law and the people using the hyssop plant. (Hebrews 9:19) David prayed to be purified from sin with hyssop. 30. (1 Chronicles 9:7. 8) IBRI: Ibri was son of Jaaziah. (Psalm 51:7) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY I IBHAR: Ibhar was one of King David’s sons born in Jerusalem after he transferred his residence there from Hebron. 31) 335 . (1 Chronicles 24:27. The apostle Paul said he was a blasphemer. Hymenaeus and his coworker Philetus taught false doctrine trying to subvert the faith of some. The Manassites failed to dispossess the Canaanites from Ibleam.

Ibzan was the father of 30 sons and 30 daughters. The city had an influential Jewish population. THE VISIONARY: Iddo wrote commentaries concerning the affairs of King Solomon. and King Abijah. His mother died while giving birth to him. 30) As water in lakes and rivers cools it becomes heavier. He was born after the death of Phinehas. (Job 37:10. (Ezra 5:1. Ice is water in its solid state. (1 Chronicles 4:1. (2 Chronicles 9:29. 14. 12. 29. Ice in the form of hailstones is featured at Psalm 147:17. (1 Kings 4:7. (Acts 13:50. He was a Levite of the family of Gershom. Freezing water produces ice. 14) IDDO. ICHABOD: Ichabod was the son of Phinehas. (1 Chronicles 6:19-21) IDDO. 15. 7) 336 .336 IBSAM: He was one of the sons of Tola. 14:3) ICONIUM: Iconium was an ancient city of Asia Minor. 6:14) (Nehemiah 12:1. 38:1. 2) IBZAN: Ibzan succeeded Jephthah as judge of Israel.--Jg 12:7-10. 12:15. He was probably a polygamist and reasonably wealthy. SON OF JOAH: Iddo was the son of Joah. 4. (1 Chronicles 7:1. 3) IDDO. Jos 19:10. IDBASH: A man of Judah named Idbash was possibly a son of the founder of Etam. 51. He was father of Berechiah and grandfather of the prophet Zechariah. 16) (Zechariah 1:1. THE PROPHET: This Iddo was a prophet. King Rehoboam. ICE: Hebrew: qe’rach means frost or ice. (Joshua 19:14-16) Some suggest it was located at Bethlehem in Zebulun. It was one of the principal cities in the Roman province of Galatia. 19-23) IDALAH: This boundary city of Zebulun was located in Palestine. 14:1-7. FATHER OF AHINADAB: Iddo was the father of Ahinadab. a paternal head of the tribe of Issachar. He was one of Solomon’s food deputies in Mahanaim. 13:22) IDDO. (1 Samuel 4:17-22.

OF TRIBE OF JUDAH: This man was of the tribe of Judah of the royal line of David. IDOLATRY: An image. Serving gods other than Jehovah. The inhabitants of Idumea personally approached Jesus when they heard about the many things he was doing. MIGHTY WARRIOR: Igal was one of David’s mighty warriors. It is one of the works of the flesh found at Galatians 5:19-21. the God of Isaac. 36) IGAL. 7) IGAL. 20) IDOL. “JEHOVAH the God of your fathers. the Almighty God of the Bible is idolatry. (Joshua 15:21.C. He was the son of Nathan of Zobah. He and his descendants were of the sons of Gilead. SON OF ZECHARIAH: This Iddo was the son of Zechariah. (2 Samuel 23:8. he was given a sign that God had sent him to the people. The prefix “Ab” means father. 22) IIM: This was a city in southern Judah. HEAD OF NETHINIM TEMPLE SLAVES: Iddo was in charge of the Nethinim temple slaves residing at Casiphia. representation or symbol that is an object of passionate devotion. Moses sent him to spy out the land of Canaan. I WILL BE: When Moses received instructions from God.E. “I will be has sent me to you. (Numbers 13:1-3.” (Exodus 3:14) Then God went on to tell Moses His name. IDUMEA: Greek: Idume’a means Land of the Edomites. There were 220 who accompanied Ezra to Jerusalem in 468 B. (Jeremiah 35:3. the God of Abraham. 4) IEZER. See IMAGE. (1 Chronicles 27:21. (Numbers 26:30) IGAL. 20) Its location is uncertain. and the God of 337 . God told him to tell the people. He was the prince of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead during Davidl’s reign. (1 Chronicles 3:1.337 IDDO. 22) IDDO. Placing material wealth ahead of service to God is idolatry. (Mark 3:8) IGDALIAH: Igdaliah was the Father of Hanan. CHIEFTAIN OF THE TRIBE OF ISSACHAR: Igal was a member of the tribe of Issachar. IEZERITES: Iezer is a shortened form of the name Abiezer. (Ezra 8:17.

He was also called Zalmon in 2 Samuel 23:28. has sent me to you. (Genesis 1:26- 338 . and I will be. (2 Samuel 23:8. 19:29.” It means “I exist. It was not as proof of some mysterious trinity but as proof that He exists! The sign was the stated fact that Jehovah: was. An illustration is a story that teaches spiritual truth. (Matthew 22:30) Most references to images in the Holy Scriptures refer to idolatry. parable and illustration.” Fornication. at Hebrews 12:8. and incest are detestable to Jehovah.” “I have been. 27:9) ILAI: Ilai was an Ahohite. is.” and “I will become. It is evidence that He exists and will continue to exist! It proved His eternal nature and revealed His name to the people of Israel. The Hebrew word for illegitimate child is “mamzer. God said: Let us create man in our image (likeness). (Matthew 13:10-15. 34) ILLYRICUM: The apostle Paul preached in a circuit as far as Illyricum. It is not know if Paul preached in or just up to Illyricum.” (Exodus 3:15) God said to Moses: “[I exist and] I will be who I will be. However. (JEHOVAH) THIS IS MY NAME FOREVER! This is my memorial name to all generations. (Leviticus 18:6. 29) ILLEGITIMATE: That which is not according to the law is illegitimate. and will be. 20:10) (Deuteronomy 23:17) The Greek word for illegitimate child is “nothos. Jesus often used illustrations. (1 Kings 15:20. some do not relate to idolatry. IJON: The military forces of Syria’s King Den-hadad I captured Ijon. This occurred during the reign of Baasha. 28. (Romans 15:19) IMAGE: A representation or likeness of a person or thing is an image.” It means proverb. ILLUSTRATIONS: Greek: “parabole. It is a narrative from which a moral or spiritual truth is elicited. Ilai was a mighty man of David’s military forces. adultery.” It is used once. I am. 21) IKKESH: Ikkesh was the Tekoite whose son Ira was one of King David’s mighty fighting men. (1 Chronicles 11:26. Under the Law the adulterer and the incestuous one were to be put to death.” (Exodus 3:14) The Hebrew word translated “I am” by many translators is “hayah.” He was in effect saying: I was. 26) (1 Chronicles 11:26.338 Jacob.

(Galatians 5:24. For that reason the New Simplified Bible uses the word stake. This does not prove that Jesus and God are the same spirit person. It was customary for the Romans to nail the hands and sometimes the feet to the stake. They both mean an upright stake. 6:14) 339 . pole or beam. kindness. whose son was the east gatekeeper in the temple service. a prophet of Jehovah at the time of Kings Ahab and Jehoshaphat. The Greek noun “stauros” was used 27 times and the verb “stauro’o” 46 times. (John 20:25. The likeness would not be physical since God is a spirit. metaphoric sense. (Exodus 20:4-5) Sinces God is invisable this likeness must be personality traits such as love. The Scriptures also speak of impalement in a figurative. patiences and all of the fruits of God’s Spirit. This is symbolic of self-denial and atonement. 9) (2 Chronicles 18:7. 40) IMNAH: Two Imnahs are mentioned in the Holy Scriptures: The first son of Asher and forefather of the Imnites is found at Genesis 46:17. (Numbers 26:44) IMPALE. IDOLATRY IMLAH: Imlah was the father of Micaiah. (Luke 24:20) (John 19:14-16) (Acts 2:23. (1 Kings 22:8. (1 Chronicles 7:35. 8) IMNA: He was a mighty man and head of a paternal house of the tribe of Asher. 27) (Luke 24:39) (Colossians 2:14) (Psalm 22:16) Scriptural evidence indicates that Christ was impaled on an upright pole that did not have a cross member. It does prove that the Son is like his heavenly Father. IMPALEMENT: Impalement was the form of capital punishment at the time Jesus Christ was on earth. 36) Greeks and Romans used impalement. (Isaiah 42:8) See: IDOL.339 27) Man was not created to receive worship. The victim was fastened to a stake or pole. Numbers 26:44 and 1 Chronicles 7:30. Jesus Christ was murdered by his accusers by this same impalement method. (John 4:24) No carved images should be made of anything in heaven or on earth. In Hezekiah’s time there was Imnah. The word cross is not used. (2 Chronicles 31:14) IMNITES: This family was from the tribe of Asher and descended from Imnah. God. (Galatians 2:20) We are to impale the flesh with its passions and lusts.

and the father of Zaccur who shared in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. (James 2:1.052 of his descendants returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon in 537 B. (Ezra 2:37) (Nehemiah 7:40) Two of the sons of Immer were mentioned as among those who put away ther foreign wives in Ezra’s time. completely covering a person’s 340 . 37) IMRI: There are two Imris mentioned in the Holy Scriptures: The son of Bani of the tribe of Judah through Perez. (James 2:9. IN BABYLONIA : A group of priest returned to a place called Immer in Babylonia. (Leviticus 19:15) Greek: “lam-ba’no pro’sopon” means show partiality or favoritism. Jesus Christ.9) (Acts 10:34) God is not partial. Impartiality makes sure all are treated in harmony and fairly. 44) IMMER. (Deuteronomy 10:17) (2 Chronicles 19:7) (Acts 10:3435) (Romans 2:10. FATHER OF PASHHUR: This Immer was the father of the priest Pashhur. IMRAH: Imrah the son of Zophah was a paternal head and also a head chieftain of the tribe of Asher. (Ezra 10:20. (Proverbs 3:27) Hebrew: “nasa” means lift up the face or give kind reception. 14) It is estimated that nearly 1. His son Pashhur opposed Jeremiah the prophet and had him put in stocks. (Mathew 1:23) IMMER. THE PRIEST: Immer was a descendant of Aaron who was the head of the sixteenth priestly division in David’s time. (Nehemiah 3:2) (1 Chronicles 9:4) IMMANUEL: This word means: God Is With Us.C. 2.340 IMPARTIALITY: Impartiality means to weight all views and opinions equally. (Nehemiah 3:29) IMMER. 6) IMMER. 6. (Jeremiah 20:1. (1 Chronicles 7:36. This name-title was applied to the Son of God. (Ezra 2:59) (Nehemiah 7:61) IMMERSION: Immersion was the way to be baptized in Jesus’ day. FATHER OF ZADOK: Immer was father of Zadok.E. (1 Chronicles 24:1. 11) Christians are required to be impartial. It is the act of submerging. Zadok was a workman who helped repair Jerusalem’s wall.

” “by. Jesus Christ. SEE BAPTISM. It applies to God and to Jesus Christ. (Leviticus 15:31. This is because “inauguration” is almost always used in 21 st century English to describe the formal recognition of a government head such as a king or president. Jehovah and the Son of God.” “at. without death. 12) This calls for the constant application of industrious perseverance. The Hebrew verb na-zar’ means to keep separate. Deuteronomy 20:5 speak of inaugurating one’s person and dwelling to God. DILIGENCE: Industriousness is persevering determination to perform a task.” and “through. INDUSTRIOUSNESS. Dedication is the setting apart for a sacred purpose. He stated that the new covenant was also inaugurated by Jesus’ death. Christians should constantly renew their dedication to their God. ON. The New Simplified Bible uses the more modern term “dedication” to describe personal dedication to God.” The New Simplified Bible uses the more exact forms such as “to. ********************************************************** IN.” “with. to withdraw. Many baptisms were performed in the Jordan River. Christians are urged to be zealous and diligent in their efforts to serve God. (2 Timothy 2:15) (Hebrews 4:11) Strength to be diligent and industrious comes from God’s Holy Spirit. They represent definite action! Paul described the necessary inauguration or dedication of the Mosaic Law covenant at Hebrews 9: 18-20. resurrection and ascension to heaven. (1 Timothy 1:17) (Romans 6:9) (Hebrews 7:16) INAUGURATE. It was there that Jesus presented the value of his blood sacrifice.” “among. 22:2) (Ezekiel 14:7) (Hosea 9:10) INDIA: Scholars are uncertain exactly where the area named as India at Esther 8:9 is located.” More than 40 different English words are used when translating from the 341 .” “unto. Most believe it was the area drained by the Indus River and its tributaries. WITH: Translators frequently adhere to the Greek preposition “en” as the English word “in. IMMORTALITY: Greek: athanasi’a means everlasting life. Both are verbs.341 body with water. (Hebrews 6:11. BY.” “upon.” “for. AT. DEDICATE: Hebrew “cha-nakh”’ and Greek “en-kai-ni’zo” mean to make new or renew.

and will make it known.” This makes it sound as if the Father is inside of the Son. John 1:1 tells us the Word. was with God. and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them. This is a reflection of the closeness and unity of the brotherhood. The preposition “with” denotes nearness. That way your love for me may be with them and I may be with them." (NIV) While there is a beautiful spiritual unity between Jesus Christ and his followers. the Comforter. Six verses away at John 15:10 the preposition “in” is appropriate because of the context to “remain in my love. That means two separate beings who are together. It is property passed at the owner’s death to the heir or those entitled to receive it. Remain with me and I with you.” This spiritual unity is sustained by God’s Holy Spirit. Jesus said at John 15:4. The use of the word “with” expresses the unity between God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ.” John 17:27 reads: “I have made your name known. there is no Scriptural evidence that there is a literal “indwelling of Christ in the believers.” Matthew 3:11 and Mark 5:3 use the word “with” instead of the word “in. Most Bible Translations use the preposition “in. The Hebrew verb “nachal”’ or noun “nachalah”’ involve getting or giving an inheritance usually as a result of succession. He did not wish for his followers to be inside of him but with him. It is God’s Holy Spirit.” It is for that reason that they translate John 17:27 as follows: “I have made you known to them.” John 15:24 should read “works done among them” not “in them. that dwells within the anointed believer. Perhaps they want it to sound that way.” A classic example is found at John 14:10. God’s Spirit is always with the believer and offers protection in times of danger and comfort in times of need.” Trinitarians want you to believe what they call the “indwelling of Christ in the believer. Since the Father and the Son are two distinctly different spirit persons this is unlikely.342 Greek word “en. (Romans 8:9-16) ******************************************************** INHERITANCE: An inheritance is anything received from progenitors or predecessors. Obviously the Son of God is closely united with his Father. Jesus Christ. (Numbers 26:55) 342 .

It is also called unlawful carnal knowledge and criminal congress. This holds the coloring material on the surface on which it was applied.’ and ‘hotel. It is found only at Jeremiah 36:18. It is known as forbidden sexual intercourse between individuals. inherits the throne of David. Incoruptness is characterized by integrity and probity.’ ‘a rented room. He often wore it around his waist. (Isaiah 9:7) (Luke 1:32) Anointed Christians have a heavenly inheritance. 29. INN: Greek: “pando-khei’on” translates to the word ‘inn. CORRUPT: This is the quality of a body that is not subject to decay. 12. (Luke 10:33-35) INCENSE: The Israelites used incense in their worship. An example is intercourse between a parent and a child. 2 John 12 and 3 John 13.343 (Ezekiel 46:18) The Greek word “kle’ros” means inheritance. The thoughts and meanings of this word are conveyed 343 . (Ezekiel 9:2) Today a secretary would carry a writing case containing pens and pencils or perhaps a computer. The best inks required much time to grind and disperse the coloring material into the holding agents. 5) Jesus Christ pointed out that persons who give up valuable things for the sake of his name and for the sake of the good news will inherit everlasting life. (Matthew 19:29) (Mark 10:29. The Greek: “me’lan” means ink.’ Jesus related the account of the Good Samaritan who helped someone in need and put him up at an inn overnight. 14) INCORRUPTION. The word “incorruption” is an old word that does not appear in the New Simplified Bible very often. 30) INK: Hebrew: “deyoh” means ink. son of David. (Matthewt 27:35) (Acts 1:17. (Ephesians 1:14) (Colossians 1:12) (1 Peter 1:4. Ink was made of a coloring material dispersed in a medium of gum. glue or varnish. (Revelation 8:3-4) INCEST: Incest is the act of sexual intercourse between persons who are too closely related to be married. INKHORN: The inkhorn was a container that held the secretary’s supply of ink. (Exodus 30:7) They burned incense to produce a pleasant smell. 26:18) Jesus Christ. Incest is absolutely forbidden by God! (Leviticus 18:6-17. ruin. 20:11. or destruction. It is only found at 2 Corinthians 3:3.

(2 Timothy 3:16) (2 Peter 1: 20-21) Jesus said: “the scripture may not be annulled. The Bible describes them in many ways. The Apostle Paul makes it clear that there are spirits and doctrines of demons.000 varieties of insects can be found on earth. (Ephesians 6:17) INSPIRATION OF ORIGINAL WRITINGS: Each writer of the Holy Scriptures was inspired by God’s Holy Spirit to write the words he wrote! The original writings are not available today. (1 John 4:1-3) It stands to reason that God would protect his Word the Bible. The Greek word “theo’pneustos” means God breathed. including insects. Eighty-five percent of flowering plants are dependent on insects for pollination. TRANSLATIONS ARE NOT INSPIRED BY GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT! Peters statement: “Jehovah’s Word abides forever” is assurance that God has preserved the internal integrity of the Scriptures through the centuries. They come in all shades of color and brightness. They range in size from so small they can not be seen without a magnifying glass to large walking-sticks nearly one foot in length. It means that the Bible writers wrote what God wanted them to write. Translations should not claim absolute accuracy. study and compare different translations! INSECTS: More than 800. All the same.” (Mathew 5:18) The entire body of the Scriptures comprise the unified and harmonious written Word of God. (1 Peter 1:25) This theocratic fact alone offers good reason for Bible students to study from more than one translation! Never trust your faith to committees of men no matter how learned they appear to be. The Greek word “phtheiro” can be translated “corrupt.344 instead.” He also said: “Heaven and earth would pass away before one small letter (detail) will pass away from the Law.” (2 Corinthians 7:2) Or “spoil” (1 Corinthians 15:33) People may become mentally corrupted and turn away from the truth. He refers to both good and bad spirits at 1 Timothy 4:1. The Apostle John urged Christians to test the spirit expressions to see whether they originate with God. Copies of the original writings and all subsequent copies are not inspired by God. (Ephesians 4:22) (1 Timothy 6:5) (2 Timothy 3:8) INSPIRATION: All Scripture is inspired of God. (Leviticus 11:20-23) Job observed that man could learn about God’s wisdom from the creation. (Job 12:7-9) An interesting study is that 344 .

‘to act prudently’ and ‘be intelligent. 26:11) (Proverbs 10:9. teach. such as locusts. It refers both to physical and mental perfection.” (Deuteronomy 32:2) INTEGRITY: The righteous man walks in his integrity. They acknowledge his authority and their responsibility to follow his directions. The Hebrew term “le’qach” also means instruction. (Proverbs 20:7) The Hebrew word “tamim’” means perfect.’ ‘perceive’ or ‘get the sense. 2:9. (Psalm 32:8) One who has insight accepts correction.’ The noun “sekhel’” is translated ‘insight’ and ‘discretion. and with all your being. (Isaiah 30:20) Jesus’ disciples address his as Instructor. The Hebrew verb “sakhal’” means: ‘to look at. (Psalm 2:10) INSTRUCTION: Hebrew: verb “yarah”’ means instruct.’ (Psalm 111:10) (1 Samuel 25:3) Greek “syni’emi” is rendered to ‘understand. People in the Middle East have eaten insects. 27:5) (Psalms 26:1. (Luke 5:5. completeness of mind. being blameless and faultless. It represents moral soundness. (Pr 6:6-8) Insects are soil builders and scavengers. my words shall descend like dew. Regardless of how they bother many humans they contribute in good ways to life on earth. 20:70) Integrity is embraced in the commandment Jesus announced at Matthew 22:36-38 as the greatest of all: ”You shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart. for centuries. 11:3. 4:6. and with your entire 345 . (Job 2:3.’ ‘to be prudent’.345 of the very industrious ant. Without insects we would not have honey and silk. It requires that a person act with prudence and discretion. Jehovah God is the Grand Instructor of his people. as the small rain on the tender plant. and as the showers on the grass. (Deuteronomy 32:2) (Jeremiah 9:20) The Greek “katekhe’o” means teach and instruct. 9:33) Moses wrote that Jehovah’s instruction was refreshing: “My instruction shall drop as the rain. 16:2) (Ephesians 5:17) God gives insight to his servants by providing them with counsel that they can use to direct their steps. ‘circumspect’.’ (Matthew 13:13-15. INSIGHT: Insight is the ability to see into a situation.

25. He was a headman of the tribe of Benjamin.346 mind. person) (Deuteronomy 6:5) (Greek: dianoia: understanding) INTEREST: SEE USERY INTERPRETATION: An interpretation is a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something that is not always immediately obvious. Bible translations require a degree of interpretation. The Holy Scriptures warn that if a person practices being a drunkard he will not inherit everlasting life. (2 Peter 1:20. (1 Chronicles 8:1. 43) IPHTAH-EL: Iphtah-el was a valley found on the boundary between the tribes of Zebulun and Asher. 33. 24. 28) IPHTAH: Iphtah was a city of Judah in the Shephelah about 6 miles northwest of Hebron. A translation must convey the meaning of words from one language to another. This requires additional descriptive words and explanations of their meaning in the new language. emotions) (Greek: psuche. 29:13) (Psalm 5:9) It means that which is in the midst or within. (Genesis 25:22) (Deuteronomy 17:20) The Greek word “splag’khna” means intestines. Peter wrote that no prophesy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. INTESTINES: Hebrew: “qe’rev” refers to the intestines of men and animals. 27) 346 . explaining the meaning of Bible prophecy should not! Faithful Bible students should always let the Bible interpret the Bible! That may require looking up a large number of Scripture references. (1 Corinthians 6:9. However. 10) (Galatians 5:19-21) IOB: Iob was the thirst son of Issachar. The classical Greek word “herme-neu’o” means explain and interpret. (Greek: kardia: feelings. (Joshua 19:10. He further stated that men spoke from God as they were borne along by Holy Spirit. 14. (Genesis 46:13) IPHDEIAH: Iphdeiah was the son of Shashak. breath. life) (Hebrew: nephesh. (Joshua 15:20. (Acts 1:18) INTOXICATION: The excessive consumption of alcohol causes intoxication. (Exodus 12:9. 21) While explaining the meaning of words requires some interpretation. living being.

Four thousand years before Christ walked on the earth Tubal-Cain was the first person known to forge and work with iron. (Genesis 4:22) The Bible refers to Iron in a figurative sense in many places. 26) (1 Chronicles 11:26. THE ITHRITE: This Ira was another mighty warrior of King David’s military forces. 14) IR-NAHASH: Ir-nahash was a place founded by the Judean Tehinnah located somewhere about 12 miles northwest of Hebron. In fact it is the fourth most plentiful element in the crust of the earth. THE JAIRITE: Ira was a Jairite who was a chief priest serving during David’s reign. (Deuteronomy 28:48) (Jeremiah 28:13. (2 Samuel 8:18. (1 Chronicles 4:1. He was a paternal head and mighty man of Benjamin. (1 Chronicles 7:7) He may be listed as Ir at 1 Chronicles 7:12. It is a relatively inexpensive and very abundant metal. (Genesis 36:43) (1 Chronicles 1:54) IRI: Iri was the son of Bela. (Jeremiah 37:13. (Leviticus 26:19) (Deuteronomy 28:23) 347 . The earth’s core could be nearly 90 percent iron. He was one of the mighty warriors of King David’s military forces. (2 Samuel 23:38) (1 Chronicles 11:40) IRAM: Iram was a sheik or chieftain of Esau. IRA. IRIJAH: Irijah was the son of Shelemiah the son of Hananiah. The iron furnace is a symbol of hard and hot oppression. SON OF IKKESH: Ira was the son of Ikkesh the Tekonite. (2 Samuel 23:24. 12) IRON: Iron is one of the oldest metals known to man. (1 Chronicles 7:12) It is possible he was the same as the Benjamite Iri found at 1 Chronicles 7:7. (Deuteronomy 4:20) (1 Kings 8:51) (Jeremiah 11:4) Iron yokes represent unbreakable bondage. 14) Iron symbolizes hardness.347 IR: Ir was the father of Shuppim and Huppim. 28) IRA. He was the officer in charge of the Gate of Benjamin in Jerusalem who arrested Jeremiah on the false charge that Jeremiah was planning to desert to the Babylonians. 20:26) IRA.

The giant Ishbi-Benob carried a copper spear weighing 7. IR-SHEMESH: Ir-Shemesh was a town on the boundary of Dan. SON OF APPAIM: Ishi was the son of Appaim. (2 Samuel 21:15-17. 24) ISHI. (Matthew 10:4) (Luke 6:16) (John 6:71) Iscariot means. They were the giant race of Canaanites. 2. 43) 348 . His four sons led 500 fighters to victory against the Amalekites in Mount Seir. (1 Chronicles 4:1. 5. (1 Chronicles 2:3. THE SIMEONITE: Ishi was of the tribe of Simeon. He was a descendant of Judah and the father of Sheshan. “Man from Kerioth” referring to the Judean town of Kerioth-Hezron. (1 Chronicles 4:15) ISCAH: Iscah was the daughter of Abraham’s brother Haran. 6) (1 Chronicles 1:32) ISHBI-BENOB: He was one of four Rephaim. born before he uncle Abraham left Ur of the Chaldees. 31) ISHI. (1 Chronicles 4:42. He was of Judah’s tribe. 22) ISHHOD: Ishhod was a descendant of Manasseh whose mother was Hammole. a descendant of Judah. 18) ISHI. (Joshua 19:41. 42) IRU: Iru was the first son of Caleb the spy. 27. OF TRIBE OF MANASSEH: Ishi was the head of the half tribe of Manasseh.348 IRPEEL: Irpeel was a city of Benjamin identified at Joshua 18:21. (1 Chronicles 7:14. (Genesis 11:27-31) ISCARIOT: The traitor apostle Judas was known as Judas Iscariot. 17) ISHBAK: Ishbak was the fifth of six sons that Keturah bore to Abraham. (Genesis 25:1.5 pounds and was about to kill David with it when Abishai put the giant to death. (Joshua 15:25) ISHBAH: Ishbah was father of Eshtemoa. He lived east of the Jordan River. She was sister of Lot. (1 Chronicles 5:23.

claimed to be an Ishmaelite descendant of Abraham. SON OF OBADIAH: Ishmaiah was the prince over the tribe of Zebulun at the time of David. 11. 19) (1 Chronicles 11:10. (1 Chronicles 12:1. The book of Isaiah is quoted by many of the other inspired writers of the Holy Scriptures. 2. 5. Jesus Christ is mentioned many times also.E. ISHMAEL: Son of Abraham and Hagar. in the city of Jerusalem. 4:14-16. This hatred was handed down through the generations. 13:14-15) God is referred to as the “the Holy One of Israel” 25 times. He had exemplary faith. the firstborn son of Abraham by Hagar. 20. who lived in the seventh century C. 16:10) They were a nomadic tribe that settled in very few cities. 4) (2 Samuel 23:8. (Genesis 16:1-4. 22) 349 . (Matthew 3:3. the Egyptian handmaid of Sarah. 18. 25:13-16) The Ishmaelites grew to become a great nation just as God promised. Matthew records some of the fulfillment of Jehovah’s prophecies written in Isaiah. They could not be numbered for multitude. (Genesis 22:1-9) Isaac married Rebekah as recorded at Genesis chapter 24. THE PROPHET. THE BOOK: The prophet and writer of the book of Isaiah. 6) Muhammad. (1 Chronicles 4:1. 21) ISHMAIAH. THE GIBEONITE: Ishmaiah was a Gibeonite warrior who joined David’s army at Ziklage shortly before Saul died.C. (Genesis 21:21. The book of Isaiah was written by Isaiah some time after 732 B. (1 Chronicles 27:19. or Anointed One. 3) ISHMAELITE: Ishmaelites were descendants of Ishmael. He was the son of Obadiah. ISAAC: The son of Abraham and Sarah. Ishmael had intense animosity toward Isaac.349 ISHMA: Ishma is a shortened for of Ishmael an early descendant of Judah. (Genesis 16:2-16.E. (Psalm 83:1. The Messiah. (Genesis 17:20. 21:8-21) ISHMAIAH. He lived about seven hundred years before Christ. Abraham was to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. 11) Ishmael married an Egyptian by whom he had twelve sons. (Hebrews 11:20) ISAIAH.

SON OF ASHER: Ishvi was the third son of Asher. (Isaiah 20:6. He was the founder of the Ishvite family in the tribe of Asher. 28) ISHTOB: Ishtob was one of the small kingdoms that offered fighting men to help the sons of Ammon fight against David. 22. 16. 6) (Jeremiah 2:10) According to Jehovah all the islands are as mere fine dust. or coastlands. The forces of Ishtob and their allies were defeated. (Genesis 46:17) ISHVI. (1 Chronicles 8:1. (Isaiah 40:15) ISMACHIAH: This was one of the Levites selected as a commissioner in connection with the contributions for temple service during Hezekiah’s reign.” ISHVAH: Ishvah was the second of Asher’s four sons. a son of Asher. (Isaiah 42:15). 24:15) It also means dry land. 28) ISHPAN: Ishpan was a Benjamite. (Genesis 46:17) (Numbers 26:44) (1 Chronicles 7:30) ISHVI. 28) ISHPAH: Ishpah was a head of the people living with the Benjamites in Jerusalem. (Isaiah 11:11. He was son of Beriah. SON OF SAUL : Ishvi was the son of Saul. 25. (2 Samuel 10) Some Bible translators use the term “men of Tob. (1 Chronicles 8:1. one of the heads of the people in Jerusalem. 18. (2 Chronicles 31:13) 350 . He was son or descendant of Elpaal.350 ISHMERAI: He was a leader of the Benjamites who lived in Jerusalem. 23:2. (1 Chronicles 8:1. (1 Samuel 14:49) ISHVITES: The Ishvites were a family descended from Ishvi. ISLE: This Hebrew term “iyim’” refers to a body of land smaller than a continent and completely surrounded by water. (Genesis 46:17) (Numbers 26:44) ISLAND.

4. 3. good for agriculture. (Revelation 5:10. 4) ISSHIAH. (1 Chronicles 7:1. 16) These individuals will rule with Christ as kings and priest in the kingdom. 26. The land they inherited was a fertile part of Palestine. (1 Samuel 2:14.351 ISRAEL THE KINGDOM: The ten tribes that made up the northern kingdom. 4) (2 Corinthians 11:22) The apostle Paul introduced the anointed Christians as the ”Israel of God. 24:24. (1 Kings 11:27) (2 Kings 17:1-18) ISRAEL SON OF ISAAC: Jacob’s name was changed to Israel when he struggled with an angel at Bethel. 29:1) Members of the ten tribe northern kingdom were Israelites. 25) 351 . Jacob’s name was changed to Israel.” (Genesis 32:22-28. Jacob’s son Issachar was compared to a “strong donkey. His sons were Levites organized under David’s reign. 14:1. 35:9-10) ISRAELITE: An Israelite is a descendant of Jacob. 15) This quality of strength was reflected in the tribe that was named after him.E. THE WARRIOR: Isshaiah was a warrior who joined David’s military forces. DESCENDANT OF KOHATH: This Isshiah was a descendant of Kohath. (1 Chronicles 23:12. Issachar could be commended for fully accepting the hard labor required to take care of the inheritance. (Acts 13:16) (Romans 9:3. Issachar was the fourth tribe chosen by lot to receive its inheritance.” (Genesis 49:14. The inheritance was found in the fertile Valley of Jezreel. TRIBE OF ISSACHAR: Isshiah was one of the leaders of the tribe of Issachar. 7:4. 33) (Revelation 7:7) ISSHIAH. It becomes evident in these prophecies that Issachar is represented in a symbolic way. 20. 20:6) ISSACHAR: This was one of the 12 tribes of Israel consisting of descendants of Jacob through his son Issachar. lying down between the saddlebags. (Ezekiel 48:25. were considered Israelites. 13:20. (2 Samuel 17:25) (John 1:47) (Romans 11:1) Members of the twelve tribes before the split in the kingdom were considered Israelites. (1 Kings 12:19) (2 Kings 3:24) Jews of the first century C. 6) ISSHIAH. His name in Hebrew means “he who wrestles with God. The books of Ezekiel and Revelation each list Issachar along with the other tribes in prophetic visions.” (Galatians 6:15. (1 Chronicles 12:1.

24:21) ISSHIJAH: He was one of the Levites who responded to Ezra’s urging to send away their foreign wives and sons. Strongs # G846) These words include: he. (John 14:17. ITALY: Italy is the boot-shaped peninsula extended southeasterly out of Europe into the Mediterranean Sea. Autos. The Italian Band was made up of volunteers mustered in Italy. A cohort was a company of about 600 solders in the Roman army. she. Jehovah God. It is 100 to 150 miles wide with the Adriatic Sea on the east and Tyrrhenian Sea on the west. Holy Spirit is God’s power. 2. and. Obviously bread is not the Lords body. (Ezra 10:31. A few religious organizations believe that the bread and wine at communnion turn into the literal body and blood of Christ. it. “this means my body” and “this means my blood” to show that they represent Christ’s sacrifice. itself. himself.” The expression “this is my body” found at Mark 14:22 refers to something symbolic or figurative. IT: The Greek words “ekeinos” and “autos” may be translated into 58 different English words. Italy is 700 miles long from the Alps Mountains in the north to the Strait of Messina on the southern tip. This cohort was so named to distinguish it from the regular Roman legions. It is an invisable force that the Almighty God uses to accomplish His will. (Ekeinos. herself. The apostle Paul addressed the Roman congregation in his letter. They were Roman citizens as freemen or as freedmen. 16:13) ITALIAN BAND: Cornelius was reported to be an army officer of the Italian band at Acts 10:1. (Romans 1:1-7) During his first 352 . THE LEVITE: This Isshiah was a Levite during David’s time. 22. The references to the Holy Spirit have been translated into the masculine words “he” or “him” by Trinitarian biased translators. It was about one tenth the size of a legion. themselves. 24. It is masculine because it belongs to a masculine God. Cornelius made his home in Caesarea. The Apennine Mountains run down the middle of the peninsula. Strongs # G1565. 44) IS: According to Strongs Greek Dictionary the Greek word: “esti” means “is” “are” and “means. (1 Chronicles 23:14-17. The New Simplified Bible uses the words.352 ISSHIAH. He was a descendant of Moses. that one . The New Simplified Bible honors the true context of the Holy Scriptures.

46) ITHNAN: Ithnan was a city in southern Judah. (Proverbs 30:1) ITHIEL. He was the son of Ribai from Gibeah in Benjamin’s territory. 29:1-46. (Hebrews 13:24) ITHAI: Ithai was one of David’s mighty men. (1 Chronicles 24:1-6) (1 Samuel 14:3. 40:12-15) Later Jehovah assigned a greater portion of priestly duties to Ithamar and Eleazar. 23) ITHRA: Ithra was the father of Amasa by David’s sister or half sister Abigail. 22:9) ITHIEL. DESCENDANT OF ASHER: Ithran was a descendant of Asher through Zophah. 37) 353 . He was a descendant of Seir the Horite. 41) ITHRAN. 21. 7) ITHLAH: Ithlah was one of the border cities of Dan. and Solomon. (Exodus 6:23) (Numbers 26:60) (1 Chronicles 6:3) He supervised the inventory of tabernacle supplies until he was installed as a priest. 26) (1 Chronicles 1:38. 42) ITHMAH: Ithmah was one of David’s mighty fighting men. (Joshua 15:21. Eight of the twenty-four priestly divisions were of the house of Ithamar when David organized the temple service. (1 Chronicles 11:26. (Nehemiah 11:4. THE BENJAMITE: This Ithel was a Benjamite whose descendant lived in Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time. 31) ITHAMAR: Ithamar was Aaron’s fourth son. Paul wrote the book of Hebrews while still in Italy. 38:21. SON OF DISHON: Ithran was the son of the Edomite sheik Dishon. (Exodus 28:1. (2 Samuel 23:29) (1 Chronicles 11:26. (Leviticus 10:1-20) Ithamar’s descendants were priests during the rulership of Saul.353 Roman imprisonment. DISCIPLE OF AGUR: Ithel was one who listened to Agur when he spoke. David. (2 Samuel 17:25) ITHRAN. (Joshua 19:40. (1 Chronicles 7:30. (Genesis 36:20.

45) IZHARITES: The Izharites were a Levite family of the Kohathites that descended from Izhar.354 ITHREAM: Ithream was David’s sixth son. 19:13) (Isaiah 37:13) IYE-ABARIM: Iye-abarim was the name of a place where the Israelites camped somewhere on the southern border of Moab. (Numbers 33:44. 5:18-23) IVORY: The Hebrew word shen means tooth and shen-hab-bim’ means elephants’ tooth. He was very loyal to David. 41) ITHRITE: This was a family name in the tribe of Judah connected with Kiriath-jearim. “I swear to you in the name of Jehovah that I will always go with you wherever you go. 33:44) IYIM: The abbreviated form of Iye-abarim. (Numbers 3:19. The Greek “elephan’tinos” means made of ivory. (1 Kings 10:18-22) (2 Chronicles 9: 17-21) (Ezekiel 27:6. 16) (1 Chronicles 1:31. 26:23. 5. He fleed Jerusalem with David because of Absalom’s rebellion. came from this family. (Genesis 25:15. (2 Kings 18:34. Ira and Gareb. (2 Samuel 23:38) (1 Chronicles 11:40) ITTAI. (Numbers 21:11. 27) (1 Chronicles 24:22. 53) Two of David’s mighty men. GITTITE WARRIOR: Ittai was a Gittite warrior from the Philistine city of Gath. even if it means death. 12) ITTAI. His descendants resided east of the Jordan River and were defeated by the Israelites. (2 Samuel 23:29) ITURAEA: Ituraea was a territory northeast of the Sea of Galilee. 29) 354 . 52. (2 Samuel 18:2. The name Ituraea was derived from Ishmael’s son Jetur. SON OF RIBAI: Ittai the son of Ribai of Gibeah was a Benjamite and one of David’s mighty men. 12) IVVAH: Ivvah was one of the cities conquered by the Assyrians. a site on the border of Moab where the Israelites encamped. He is called Ithai at 1 Chronicles 11:31. near the Zered Valley. 12. (2 Samuel 3:5) (1 Chronicles 1:38. Ittai told David. (1 Chronicles 2:3. He was born in Hebron by his wife Eglah. 15) (Revelation 18:11.” (2 Samuel 15:1822) Ittai was given command of one third of David’s army.

In the days of Hezekiah they expanded their territory into the fertile valley of Gedor by killing the inhabitants. (1 Chronicles 8:1. He was son or descendant of Elpaal. 44) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY J JAAKOBAH: This man was one of the chieftains of Simeon. (Nehemiah 12:42) IZRAHITE: This designation was given to the man Shamhuth. JAARESHIAH: Jaareshiah was a family head in the tribe of Benjamin. 27. 18.355 IZLIAH: Izliah was a noted Benjamite who lived in Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 25:7. It is believed to be caused by a scribal error. (Ezra 2:2. (1 Chronicles 7:1-5) IZRAHIAH. JAIR: This name appears at 2 Samuel 21:19 and no other place in the Holy Scriptures. Some of them returned from the Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel. 28) IZRAHIAH. 57-60) JAARE-OREGIM. DESCENDANT OF ISSACHAR: Izrahiah was a descendant of Issachar through Tola. The New Simplified Bible uses the name. He was a descendant of Jeroham and lived in Jerusalem. HEAD SINGER: Izrahiah was overseer of the singers who sang at the celebration at the completion of Nehemiah’s rebuilding of Jerusalem’s wall. (1 Chronicles 4:24. 55-58) (Nehemiah 7:7. “Jair” in this verse. 8. After hearing Ezra’s counsel he sent away his foreign wives and sons. the chief of David’s fifth service division. 28) 355 . (Ezra 10:25. 36-41) JAALAH: He was a founder of a family of Solomon’s servants. They served at Jehovah’s sanctuary when David reorganized them. (1 Chronicles 8:1. (1 Chronicles 27:8) IZRI: Izri was the leader of the fourth course of 12 musicians. 11) IZZIAH: He was one of the sons of Parosh.

JAAZANIAH. (Chronicles 11:26. 37. 356 . (2 Kings 25:23) (Jeremiah 40:7. MILITARY LEADER: Jaazaniah was a military leader of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem by Babylon. 27. 31) JAAZANIAH. 6) JAAZANIAH. They refused the wine. 8) JAAZIEL: This Levite musician was in the second division that accompanied the Ark of the Covenant when it was transferred from Obed-edom’s house to Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 27:21. He was a prince of the tribe of Benjamin during the time David ruled as king. (1 Chronicles 24:26. 44) JAAZIAH: He was a Merarite Levite who had four sons who served during David’s reign. He supported the appointment of Governor Gedaliah. 5. 22) JAASU: This son of Bani was one of the Jews who responded to Ezra’s admonition by putting away their foreign wives and sons. 47) JAASIEL. SON OF SHAPHAN: Jaazaniah was named in Ezekiel’s vision of the 70 men offering incense before carved idolatrous symbols in Jehovah’s temple in Jerusalem. Jaazaniah and his companions were scheming against the city and offering them bad counsel and Ezekiel was commanded to prophesy against them. (Ezekiel 8:1. He was a Mezobaite. SON OF AZZUR: Jaazaniah the son of Azzur was one of 25 men seen in Ezekiel’s vision.356 JAASIEL. SON OF ABNER: Jaasiel was the son of Abner and a cousin of King Saul. A RECHABITE LEADER: This man was the leader of the Rechabites when the prophet Jeremiah tested their integrity by offering them wine. 11) JAAZANIAH. THE MEZOBAITE: This Jaasiel was one of David’s mighty men. (1 Chronicles 15:18) He was called Aziel in verse 20. He was assigned as a musician before the Ark. He was the son of Shaphan. (Ezra 10:34. (Jeremiah 35:3. Jaazaniah was the son of another Jeremiah. (Ezekiel 11:1-4) In this vision they were standing at the eastern gate of Jehovha’s temple. 10. Jaaziel was also called Jeiel at 1 Chronicles 16:5.

(2 Kings 15:10. (Genesis 32:22-30) The Jabbok Stream (or River. 19) JABIN. It was was under the command of Sisera. THE TOWN: Jabesh was a town in north of Gilead.357 JABAL: Jabal was a descendant of Cain. (2 Chronicles 26:6) 357 . He may have been a descendant of the first King Jabin. 13. Joshua led a supprise attack at the waters of Merom and defeated them. Their combined military forces are described in the Bible. It was a town in the tribal territory of Gad. (2 Samuel 2:4-7) JABIN. Jabin formed a confederation of northern Canaanite kings to fight against Israel. (Deuteronomy 3:16) JABESH. 19-20) Jabal is called the founder of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 20) JABNEH: Jabneh was a walled Philistine city. It is first mentioned with reference to Jacob’s crossing or the Ford of Jabbok. CANAANITE KING: This Canaanite king ruled from the restored Hazor. depending on the runoff) flows 39 miles into the Jordan River. the newly anointed king of Judah. Jabin’s army included 900 chariots and iron scythes. It suffered defeat at the hands of Judah’s King Uzziah. He was involved with nomadic livestock herding as a way of live. David. 3. 14) JABESH-GILEAD: Jabesh-gilead means Dried-Up Place of Gilead. (Genesis 4:17. FATHER OF SHALLUM: This Jabesh was the father of Israel’s King Shallum. 12) JABESH. (Judges 4:2. JABBOK VALLEY: The Jabbok Valley is a major valley east of the Jordan River. 12:7. Hazar was captured and burned. sent blessings to the people of Jabesh-gilead for extending their kindness toward the fallen anointed one of Israel. He might have invented tents.” They had many horses and chariots too. (Joshua 11:1-14. KING OF HAZOR: Jabin was the king of Hazor when Joshua invaded the Promised Land. East of the Jordan and south of the Sea of Galilee. 5:19. It was also known as Jabesh-gilead. (Judges 21:8) (1 Samuel 11:1) (1 Chronicles 10:11. He was son of Lamech and first wife Adah. “as numerous as the grains of sand.

The column on the south side was named Jachin and one on the north was named Boaz. (1 Chronicles 24:7.C. (Genesis 25:2934) (Hebrews 12:16) JACOB’S LADDER: At age 77 Jacob had a dream in which he saw a ladder reaching into heaven.” (1 Kings 7:15-22) JACHINITES: The Jachinites were descendants of Simeon’s son Jachin. THE COLUMN: “Huram placed two copper columns in front of the entrance of the Temple in Jerusalem. Babylon. and Edom. Jackals are dwellers of wild and lonely desert-like areas.E. That explains the name Jacob. 17) JACHIN. He was a Gadite. Esau was a wild. 14) JACHIN.358 JACAN: Jacan was the fifth of Abihail’s seven sons. Jackals were used to picture desolation for Jerusalem. wandering huntsman and Jacob led a quiet pastoral life and was very dependable. In many ways it resembles a fox. Many prophecies use this animal figuratively as well as literally to represent a state of utter desolation. 26) (Romans 9:7-10) Jacob was the second born and he came out holding the heel of Esau at their birth. (Exodus 6:15) (Numbers 26:12) JACHIN. SON OF SIMEON: Jachin was the son of Simeon. They can still be found in Palestine. 28) Esau care nothing about his birthright as the first-born son. so he sold it to Jacob for a lowly bowel of stew. His descendants were the Jachinites of the Simeonite families in Israel. His father Isaac was 60 years old at the time of his birth in 1858 B. (Genesus 46:10) (Numbers 26:12) JACKAL: The Jackal is like a wild dog. pointed muzzle and a bushy tail. (Genesis 25:27. (Jeremiah 9:11. He was the younger of twin brother Esau. 21. the cities of Judah. 13) (Malachi 1:3) JACOB: Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebekah. THE PRIEST: This Jachin was a priest whos house was selected by lot to be responsible for the 21 st of the 24 priestly divisions organized by David. (Genesis 25:20. Hazor. meaning: “one seizing the heel. (1 Chronicles 5:13. He is called Jarib at 1 Chronicles 4:24. 51:37) (Isaiah 34:5. 10:22.” (Genesis 25:22-26) Isaac favored Esau and Rebekah favored Jacob. 49:33. It has a long. The angels were ascending and 358 .

” (John 1:49. 17) Jehovah God confirmed that: “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth. 19:16) All of this reflects directly on Jacob. 28. 359 . (Ezra 28:12. (Nehemiah 3:7) JAGUR: Jagur was a city in the south of Judah. (Joshua 15:21) The Aramaic word Jagur means stone or heap. Jehovah was at the top. 2) Since the days when Jesus Christ preached God’s Kingdom and walked upon the earth his faithful followers have proclaimed him “King of Israel. Jade is a hard ornamental stone used for jewelry and carvings. He took a non-Israelite wife but sent her away at the urging of Ezra.359 descending the ladder. Every family on earth will be blessed through you and through your descendants. The change in name was confirmed at Bethel.E. Most likely Jacob dug this well on his property. 26.570 times. JACOB’S FOUNTAIN: Jesus met a Samaritan woman at a well or fountain. 12:12.” (Genesis 28:13-15) JACOB’S NAME CHANGED TO ISRAEL: God changed Jacob’s name to Israel as a token of God’s blessing. (Ezra 10:43. (Genesis 33:18-20) (Joshua 24:32) (John 4:5. It is usually green in color. (Genesis 23:10. (Exodus 5:1. (1 Chronicles 2:3. Jehovah confirmed with Jacob the covenant made with Abraham and Isaac. 32) JADDAI: Jaddai was a son of Nebo. (Genesis 28:11-13) (1 Chronicles 16:16. Some translations read Iddo instead of Jaddai. (John 4:5-30) It was Jacob’s Well. From then on to the end of his life Jacob was frequently called Israel. 44) JADE: Hebrew: “yashepheh” is Jade. who was a descendant of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 17:14. 13) He has in fact been proclaimed “King of Kings. Many of these times are in reference to Jacob’s descendants as a nation. 15. 25.C. 50:2) (1 Chronicles 1:34) The name “Israel” is found in the Bible more than 2. It is about seventy-five feet deep. 13) JADON: Jadon was a Meronothite who helped Nehemiah rebuild Jerusalem’s wall in 455 B. Jacob’s fountain is a deep well in which the water level never rises to the top. 12) JADA or JEDAIAH: This descendant of Judah through Jerahmeel is listed as a son of Onam and father of Jether and Jonathan.

C. “Jehovah. 4. The prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah mention Jahaz in pronouncements against Moab.” JAHAZ: Jahaz was a city east of the Jordan River and north of Arnon. 33) (Joshua 13:15.” This practice was elected in order to present the full and proper name of God through out the context of the Holy Scriptures. The New Simplified Bible follows the American Standard Version (1901) custom of spelling out the complete name. Jahaziel was directed by the Spirit of God to encourage King Jehoshaphat and the congregation when they were threatened by a superior enemy force. 19.” (Psalms 104:35.360 JAH: This poetically shortened form for the Divine Name “Jehovah” occurs 50 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. He was one of the people who returned to Jerusalem with Ezra in 468 B.” The phrase “Praise Jehovah” is found at Revelation 19:1. (2 Chronicles 20:14-17) JAHAZIEL. 112:1. 34) JAHAZIEL. 24:23) JAHAZIEL. ONE OF THE MIGHTY MEN: This Jehaziel was one of David’s mighty military men at Ziklag. It can be found an additional 24 times in the phrase “praise Jah. 4) JAHAZIEL. 111:1. (Isaiah 15:1. FATHER OF SHECANIAH: This Jahaziel was the father of Shecaniah. 4) (Jeremiah 48:1.E. 135:3. He was a Kohathite of the tribe of Levi. 42. 6. (1 Chronicles 12:1. 36) Later the city came under Moabite control. (Numbers 21:23-26) (Deuteronomy 2:32. THE PRIEST: Jahaziel was one of the priests who held trumpets and stationed themselvess before the Ark of the Covenant when David had it brought to Jerusalem. (Joshua 21:34. 3. (1 Chronicles 23:6. 47) 360 . 18. 6) JAHAZIEL. 12. “Jehovah. 23) (Judges 11:20. SON OF HEBRON: Jahaziel was the son of Hebron. (1 Chronicles 16:1. (1 Chronicles 2:3. New commers to the name Jehovah are usually more comfortable reading the complete name. 146 thru 150) Some translations use the word “Hallelujah. SON OF ZECHARIAH: Jahaziel was the son of Zechariah and a descendant of Asaph. The Israelites defeated the forces of Sihon at Jahaz and it became a possession of the tribe of Reuben. 21) Later Jahaz was designated as a Levite city for the Merarites.

(1 Chronicles 7:13) JAKEH: Jakeh was the father of Agur the writer of Proverbs chapter 30. They were of the tribe of Naphtali. (1 Chronicles 5:11. 35) Jailers were held liable if prisoners escaped. (Acts 12:19. 14) JAHLEEL: This was the third son of Zebulun. 42. (Genesis 46:24) (Numbers 26:48) JAHZEELITES: The Jahzeelites were descendants of Jahzeel. He was the founder of the family of Jahleelites in his father’s tribe. (Numbers 26:48) JAHZERAH: Jahzerah was a priest whose descendant lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. (1 Chronicles 7:1. (1 Chronicles 5:23-26) JAHDO: Son of Buz and father of Jehishai of Gad’s tribe. JAIRUS: Jairus was a presiding office of the synagogue in Capernaum. 42) The crowd scoffed and ridiculed Jesus when he said 361 . 16:22-36) In Philippi.(Mark 5:22) (Luke 8:41. A jailer is the person who has custody of persons who are locked in prison or jail. (1 Chronicles 2:3. JAILER: A jail is a place where prisoners are locked up. (Proverbs 30:1) JAIL. 47) JAHDIEL: Jahdiel was one of the household heads of the half tribe of Manasseh. (1 Chronicles 9:12) JAHZIEL: This is an alternate spelling of Jahzeel. Paul and Silas were thrown into prison. (Genesis 46:14) (Numbers 26:26) JAHMAI: Jahmai was head of a forefather’s house in the tribe of Issachar.361 JAHDAI: Jahdai was a father of six sons. Jesus Christ spoke about persons being locked up in prison. Jesus Christ resurrected his only daughter. (Matthew 5:25. 2) JAHZEEL: He was the first son of Naphtali and founder of the Jahzeelite family. 18:34. They were descendants of Judah’s great-grandson Caleb. He resided east of the Jordan River.

When they saw that the girl was alive they were filled with great ecstasy. He was appointed to be one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. (Acts 12:17) He is probably the oldest and the first named of Mary and Joseph’s natural born sons: James. (Matthew 10:2) His mother was believed to be Salone. (1 Chronicles 4:17) JALAM: Jalam was a son of Esau by his wife Oholibamah. (Matthew 13:55) JAMES.” When Jesus appointed the twelve apostles.’ He was the overseer of the Christian congregation at Jerusalem. 18) (1 Chronicles 1:35) JAMBRES: Jambres was a resister of Moses. So Jairus and his wife accompanied Jesus to the little girl. (Genesis 36:5.” It is believed that the writer was James the half brother of Jesus Christ. (2) Warn them 362 . Jalam was born in Canaan. He was taken to Edom where he became a sheik.E. 6. THE LETTER: The letter written under inspiration by James was not addressed to any specific congregation or individual. It is thought that he was one of the Egyptian magicians in the court of Pharaoh. (Mark 3:13-19) (Luke 6:12-16) JAMES THE BROTHER OF JESUS: James the half brother of Jesus Christ was prominent among the disciples. 56) (Mark 15:40. Joseph.362 the little girl was only sleeping. (James 1:1) This letter is addressed to ‘the twelve tribes that are scattered. 8. (Matthew 27:55. James wrote his letter to accomplish two very important things: (1) Encourage his fellow believers to have faith and endurance to face their problems. 14. James was one of the group selected. Simon. Evidence suggests he is the writer of the Letter of James. JALON: He was a descendant of Judah. one of the sons of Ezrah. (2 Timothy 3:8) (Exodus 7:11) JAMES THE SON OF ZEBEDEE: James the son of Zebedee was brother of John. (Acts 21:15-25) (1 Corinthians 15:7) (Galatians 2:9) James was in Jerusalem a little before 62 C. and Judas. when Jesus called them to be his disciples and “fishers of men. when he wrote the letter of James. It is addressed to the “twelve tribes. He was prominent among the disciples and is said to have seen a special vision of the resurrected Jesus Christ. 41) James and his brother John were working with their father in the fishing business in 30 C.E.

363 against the deadly results of sin. (Genesis 10:21) Japheth and his wife were among the eight 363 . He appears to be the oldest of three brothers. his brothers being Shem and Ham. 25. (1 Chronicles 4:24. They were not to show favortism. (Nehemiah 8:7) JAMINITES: Descendants of Jamin of Simeon’s tribe. (James 5:14-16) JAMIN. THE LEVITE: Jamin was a Levite who lived after the exile. (James 2:1-9) They were to be doers of the word as well as hearers. SON OF SIMEON: Jamin was the second son of Simeon. Jannes and Jambres were two of the leading men in Pharaoh’s court who resisted Moses and Aaron. 48. He founded the family of Jaminites. 12. (Genesis 46:10) (Exodus 6:15) (Numbers 26:12) (1 Chronicles 4:24) JAMIN. (James 4:1-6) And he admonished them to seek help from the elders in the congregation. 38-41) JANAI: He was a Gadite residing in the territory of Bashan. DESCENDANT OF JUDAH: This Jamin was a descendant of Judah through Hezron’s grandson Ram. (Joshua 15:20. (James 1:22-27) James cautioned the believers against cravings for sensual pleasure. The apostle Paul compares apostates who resist the truth the Jannes and Jambres at 2 Timothy 3:8. 9:11) JAPHETH: Japheth was the son of Noah. 27) JAMIN. 34. (1 Chronicles 5:11. 12) JANIM: Janim was a city in the mountains of Judah about three miles east southeast of Hebron. 9. (1 Chronicles 2:9. 53) JANNAI: She was an ancestor from the fifth generation prior to Mary the mother of Jesus. because faith without works is dead. 22. (Luke 3:24) JANNES: Jannes was a resister of Moses. (Numbers 26:12) JAMLECH: Jamlech was one of the chieftains of the tribe of Simeon. (Exodus 7:11. 8:17-19. He helped explain the Law to the people in Jerusalem.

Germanic. Joshua took his forces on a rescue mission to help Gibeon. Javan.364 occupants of the ark. Madai. (1 Chronicles 2:34. Japheth received his father’s blessing in which Noah requested God to grant ample space to Japheth. It is a semiprecious stone of various colors. Jarha fathered Attai and in this way preserved Sheshan’s family line through him. The Israelites trapped Japhia and the other kings in a cave near Makkedah where they were executed. (1 Chronicles 1:2) (Luke 3:37) He lived 962 years. He was later released. (Revelation 21:19) 364 . 7) His descendants include the Aryan or IndoEuropean. Methuselah was the only one to live longer than Jared. A mob of angry Jews attempted to take Paul and Silas from Jason’s house. (Joshua 10:3-27) JARAH: Jarah was a descendant of Saul through Jonathan. (1 Chronicles 5:11. the son of Mahalalel was the fifth generation after Adam. and Tiras. (Genesis 10:3-5) (1 Chronicles 1:6. Meshech. 35) JAROAH: Jaroah was a descendant of Gad who resided in the territory of bashan. (Genesis 9:20-27) JAPHIA. (1 Chronicles 9:39-42) JARED: Jared was the father of Enoch and a pre-flood ancestor of Jesus Christ. (Genesis 7:13) (1 Peter 3:20) After the flood they produced seven sons: Gomer. Tubal.2) (1 Chronicles 1:5) Many of their grandsons settled along the coastlands. Jared had a number of sons and became father to Enoch at the age of 162. Magog. Jared. (Genesis 5:15-20) JARHA: Jarha was an Egyptian slave of Judah’s descendant Sheshan. 14) JASON: Jason was a Christian in Thessalonica who offered hospitality to Paul and Silas on their first trip to Macedonia. Instead they took Jason and charged him with sedition against Caesar. (Acts 17:5-10) (Romans 16:21) (1 Thessalonians 2:18) JASPER: The jasper mentioned in the Bible was probably green or clear. KING OF LACHISH: Japhia was the king of Lachish who joined forces with four other Amorite kings to punish Gibeon for making peace with Israel. branch of the human family. (Genesis 10:1. Sheshan had no sons so he gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha.

(Numbers 32:1. malice. A person who is jealous suspects others without adequate cause and resents the accomplishments of others. 2) JAVELIN: A short. 35) (Joshua 13:24. indignation and zeal. (Proverbs 14:30) Jesus’ half brother James wrote: “If you have bitter jealousy (envy) and greedy ambition in your heart. David sent a portion of the spoils of victory taken from Amalekite raiders to show his appreciation. 38. 25. (Joshua 15:20. 5. 39) (1 Chronicles 6:77. 21:34. Jathniel was the fourth son of Meshelemiah. (Numbers 21:25. 26. 34. 48. 7) Jealousy is a form of idolatry. (1 Corinthians 13:4. It was famous for the wine it produced. (1 Chronicles 26:1. Paul warned the Corinthians that they were filled with jealousy and strife at 1 Corinthians 3:3 and 2 Corinthians 12:20. but rather. envy. 31) JATHNIEL: He was one of the Levite gatekeepers for the house of Jehovah. Jealousy affects the heart in a very bad way. It is demonic in origin and it breeds envy and strife. JEALOUSY: The Greek word “zelos” means jealousy. 27. This wisdom is not a wisdom that comes down from above. 21:9. 81) In the eighth century B. (Joshua 8:18) JAZER: Jazer was an Amorite city east of the Jordan River. He explained that godly love is not jealous.. 10. Jazer fell into Moabite hands. (1 Chronicles 27:31) JEALOUS. a Korahite. light spear used by soldiers in ancient times was called a javelin. Jealousy is the act of being suspicious and fearful of being displaced by a rival. but is 365 . It is expressed with resentfulness and envy.C. He was the head caretaker of King David’s flocks. 57) When David was a fugitive running from King Saul the priests at Jattir helped him. The Israelites captured Jazer in the time of Moses.365 JATTIR: Jattir was a priestly city in the mountains of Judah. 14) (1 Chronicles 6:54. 3-5. always acting in the interests of others. do not be arrogant and lie against the truth. JAZIZ: Jaziz was a Hagrite. is trusting and hopeful. 32) It was assigned to the tribe of Gad and later to the Levites.E. The Bible repeatedly warns against it. (1 Samuel 30:17-20.

(1 Chronicles 3:15-17) (Esther 2:6) (Jeremiah 24:1) 366 . and devilish. The town of Chesalon was located on Mount Jearim. (1 Corinthians 13:4. For where jealousy and selfishness are.C. Jehovah promised Abraham that he would give the land of the Jebusites to him and to his seed. 20. 2) JEBUS. 21) JEBERECHIAH: He was the father of the Zechariah who witnessed Isaiah’s writing of the prophetic name Maher-shalalhash-baz. (Joshua 15:10) JEATHERAI: Jeatherai was a Levite descendant of Gershon. 3) JECONIAH: After serving as King of Judah only a little over three months Jeconiah was taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar. 44:6. 5. (Ezekiel 39:25) (Isaiah 42:8. 48:11) Ardor is intense feeling of warmth and love. JEBUSITE: The ancient city of Jerusalem was also called Salem. The New Simplified Bible uses the more positive terms zeal and ardor instead of using the terms jealous or jealousy when referring to God’s demand for exclusive devotion. 11 and 1 Chronicles 11:4. He was taken to Babylon in 717 B. God is filled with zeal and ardor for his holy name.E. This name came from the Jebusites who occupied the city for a short time. (Isaiah 8:1. (Exodus 34:14) (Deuteronomy 32:16) (Psalm 78:58) (Zechariah 1:14) JEARIM: Mount Jearim was part of Judah’s northern boundary. 7) Since God is perfect love he would not be jealous! The Hebrew noun “qin-ah” means he insists on exclusive devotion and will tolerate no rivalry. which means “Peace. there is confusion and every vile (evil) deed. 2) (2 Chronicles 26:1. (1 Chronicles 6:1. sensual. 5.366 earthly. Judges 19:10. She was the wife of Amaziah from Jerusalem. the name of the prophets son. (Genesis 15:18-21) (Nehemiah 9:8) JECOLIAH: Jecoliah was the mother of Judah’s King Uzziah (Azariah). Jeconiah was the son of Jehoiakim and grandson of King Josiah.” (Hebrews 7:2) It was referred to as Jebus or Jebusite in two passages of the Bible. (2 Kings 15:1.” (James 3:14-16) JEALOUS REALLY MEANS “ZEALOUS” (GODLY ZEAL): God is love! (1 John 4:8) The apostle Paul made it very clear that perfect love is not jealous.

12. This “stone heap” was to serve as “a witness” that neither of them would go by it to harm the other. (Nehemiah 3:10) JEDAIAH. (1 Chronicles 24:1. Jedidah was the daughter of Adaiah from Bozkath. but the couple later married. 38. 6. (2 Chronicles 29:1. (1 Chronicles 15:24. Jacob refered to it by the Hebrew equivalent “Galeed. (1 Chronicles 26:20-22) His name has also been spelled “Jehiel. JEGAR-SAHADUTHA: In Aramaic this phrase means “Witness Pile. 29:8) 367 . THE SIMEONITE: Jedaiah was a Simeonite.” This is an Aramaic (Syrian) expression that Laban used when he spoke about the heap of stones on which he and Jacob ate a covenant meal. THE LEVITE: Jehallelel was a Merarite Levite. 15. When David divided the priesthood. 25) HEHIELI: Jehieli was a Gershonite Levite. HOUSE OF PRIESTS: Jedaiah was a paternal house of priests. 37. SON OF HARUMAPH: This Jedaiah lived at Jerusalem after the return from exile. 46-53) JEHALLELEL. His son helped cleanse the temple during King Hezekiah’s reign. they were selected by lot for the 2nd of the 24 priestly groups.” (Genesis 31:25. 16) JEHIAH: Jehiah was a Levite. (1 Chronicles 4:24.367 JEDAIAH. (2 Kings 21:24-26. (2 Samuel 12:13-25) This child was born of an adulterous relationship. 7) JEDIDAH: She was the wife of Amon and the mother of King Josiah. 22:1) JEDIDIAH: Nathan the prophet gave this name to the second child of David and Bathsheba.” (1 Chronicles 23:6-8. His descendant Ziza was a chieftain when Hezekiah ruled. 16) JEHALLELEL. He served as an ovrseer of the sancturary treasury. (1 Chronicles 4:1. He repaired the section of the city wall in front of his house. He was a gatekeeper for the Ark of the Covenant at the time it was transferred to Jerusalem. FATHER OF FOUR SONS: The Jehallelel was the father of four sons listed in the genealogies of Judah. 41) JEDAIAH.

(2 Kings 13:11. God raised up prophets to warn them. KING OF ISRAEL: This King Jehoash was the son of Jehoahaz and grand son of Jehu.C.368 JEHOAHAZ. 14-16) He was father of Jehoiada. (1 Chronicles 3:15) (Jeremiah 22:11) He was 23 years of age when he became king and he ruled badly for three months.. When Jehoash was seven he became king of Judah. (2 Kings 11:1-20) (2 Chronicles 22:10-12. His mother was Zibiah from Beersheba. He died in captivity. KING OF JUDAH: Jehoash was the king of Judah for 40 years. He was an Ephraimite. His mother was Hamutal. 23:1-11) The evil princes of the realm turned King Jehoash and the people away from Jehovah to the worship of pagan idols. 12) 368 . SON OF MESHELEMIAH: Jehohanan was a Korahite gatekeeper. 6. (1 Chronicles 26:1-3) JEHOHANAN. but they refused to listen. (2 Kings 23:31) Ezra and Jeremiah call him Shallum. (2 Chronicles 17:12. when Kings Ahaz of Judah and Pekah of Israel were ruling. (2 Chronicles 28:1.000 men of Judah. 23) JEHOZHAZ. He was the oldest son of Judah’s King Ahaziah. (2 Chronicles 24:15-19) JEHOASH. Jehozhaz may have been his royal name. Then he was imprisoned at Riblah by Pharaoh. (2 Kings 10:35.E. SON OF KING JOSIAH: Jehozhaz succeeded his father King Josiah as king of Judah. (2 Kings 12:1) (1 Chronicles 3:11) His name is sometimes abbreviated to Joash in the Masoretic text. (2 Chronicles 23:1-3) JEHOHANAN. 15-19) JEHOHANAN. (2 Kings 23:31-34) (Jeremiah 22:10-12) JEHOASH. He was bad in Jehovah’s eyes and allowed calf worship to continue throughout the land. 13:1) Jehoahaz did bad things in Jehovah’s eyes until he repented and asked God to help him defeat Syria. FATHER OF AZARIAH: This Jehohanan was the father of Azariah. He served during the reign of King David. His son was a leader in the Ephraimites around 760 B. He commanded 280. 14. (2 Kings 13:2-7. 22. ARMY COMMANDER: Jehohanan was the Army commander under King Jehoshaphat. SON OF KING JEHU: Jehoahaz succeeded his father King Jehu as king of israel. He reigned for 17 years.

(2 Kings 24:6.369 JEHOHANAN. SON OF ELIASHIB: This Jehohanan was the son of Eliashib. Jehoiada married King Jehoram’s daughter Jehosheba. He was replaced by Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah. 37:1) Jehoiachin became king at the age of 18. PRIEST: This priest was in the Temple during the inauguration of Jerusalem’s rebuilt wall. Ezra went to Jehohanan’s temple dining hall to mourn over his people’s lack of faith. (Ezra 10:28. (Jeremiah 29:24-27) JEHOIARIB: Jehoiarib was a priest whos priestly house was selected by lot to be the first of the 24 priestly divisions organized during King David’s rule. (Esther 2:6) (Jeremiah 28:4. SON OF BEBAI: This son of Bebai dismissed his foreign wife and sons as a response to the directive from Ezra. 12:27. Benaiah was one of David’s mighty military men and also Solomon’s army commander. 20-23) (1 Kings 2:35) Jehoiada was the head priest and the leader of the sons of Aaron. (Nehemiah 12:40-42) JEHOIACHIN: Jehoiachin was the son of Judean King Jehoiakim. (1 Chronicles 24:1-3. He continued the bad practices of his father. His mother was Nehushta. 38) JEHOIADA. HEAD OF PATERNAL HOUSE: Jehohanan was the head of the priestly paternal house of Amariah in the days of Joiakim the successor of High Priest Jeshua. (2 Kings 11:1-16) (2 Chronicles 22:10-23:15) JEHOIADA. Jehoiada overthrew Athaliah and promoted true worship in Judah. 9) (2 Chronicles 36:9) JEHOIADA. (Ezra 10:6) JEHOHANAN. 5-7) 369 . (1 Chronicles 27:5. Athaliah. PRIEST IN ZEPHANIAH’S TIME: Jehoiada was a priest in Jeremiah’s time. Ahaziah. (2 Kings 24:8. (2 Samuel 23:8. 44) JEHOHANAN. and Jehoash. FATHER OF BENAIAH: Jehoiada was the father of Benaiah. HIGH PRIEST: This Jehoiada was the High priest in time of Jehoram. 8) (2 Chronicles 36:8) He was also called Jeconiah and Coniah. (Nehemiah 12:1013) JEHOHANAN.

and drink no wine and three hundred years later they were still faithful to that pledge. (Jeremiah 35:1-19) JEHONATHAN. He supplied the food for the king and his household from the territory of Issachar for one month each year. 17) 370 . plant no vineyards. THE RECORDER: This Jehoshaphat was the son of Ahilud. were used as an example of faithfulness. All the worshipers of Baal were assembled there. 20:24) (1 Kings 4:3) (1 Chronicles 18:15) JEHOSHAPHAT. (2 Chronicles 17:5. He was a very wise man who was also crafty and shrewd. KING SOLOMON’S DEPUTY: Jehoshaphat was one of King Solomon’s 12 deputies. 38:26) JEHONATHAN. 22. DAVID’S NEPHEW: Jehonadab was the son of David’s brother Shimeah. (Nehemiah 12:10. She was the wife of High Priest Jehoiada. 14. It was used as a prison to detain Jeremiah. the Rechabites. LEVITE SENT BY JEHOSHAPHAT: Jehonathan was a priest. (2 Chronicles 22:10-12) (2 Kings 11:1-3) JEHOSHAPHAT. THE SON OF RECHAB: Jehonadab was companion of King Jehu. He was the son of Paruah. 7-9) JEHONATHAN. (2 Kings 10:15-28) Jehonadab’s descendants. 28-33) JEHONADAB. She was also called Jehosheba. He encouraged David’s son Amnon to scheme a way to violate Amnon’s half sister Tamar. (2 Samuel 8:16. (2 Samuel 13:3-5. 20. Jehonadab instructed the Rechabites to live in tents.370 JEHONADAB. 12. Jehonadab remained by the king’s side during the slaughter of the worshipers of the false god. HEAD OF A HOUSE OF PRIESTS: This Jehonathan was the head of a paternal house of priests in the days of Jeshua’s successor Joiakim. 18) JEHOSHABEATH: Jehoshabeath was the daughter of King Jehoram. sow no seed. He was sent by Jehoshaphat in the third year of his reign to teach Jehovah’s law to the people of Judah. (Jeremiah 37:15. (1 Kings 4:7. He traveled to Samaria with King Jehu. He served as recorder during the reigns of David and Solomon. THE SECRETARY: This Jehonathan had a house that was suitable to use as a prison or detention center. Jeremiah wrote about the disobedient people of Judah and Jerusalem.

4) Jehoshaphat was very concerned that true worship thrive in the kingdom. the Valley of Jehovah’s Judgment mentioned at Joel 3:12. It means that Jehovah God is present at that place in a representational presence. (2 Kings 12:18) (2 Chronicles 17:7-9) While Jehoshaphat was still alive he gave the kingship to his firstborn son.C. chapter 20) This is also a valley near Jerusalem. (Psalms 46:5. His first name was Hoshea.E. 2) (2 Chronicles 17:3. Jehoshaphat was 35 when he succeeded his father to the throne. JEHOSHEBA: Jehosheba was the wife of High Priest Jehoiada.371 JEHOSHAPHAT. 132:13-14) (Isaiah 24:23) (Joel 3:21) (Zechariah 2:10-11) 371 . KING OF JUDAH: Jehoshaphat was the son of Judean King Asa by Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. (2 Kings 8:16) (2 Chronicles 21:3) JEHOSHAPHAT.” This expression applies to the city seen in vision by the prophet Ezekiel in chapters 40 through 48. This is the name of six Israelites including one king who was faithful to God. He ruled for 25 years. which means “Jehovah Is Salvation. JOSHUA: Jehoshua was the son of Nun. and Jehoram. Jehoram and many precious gifts to his other sons. from 936 B.000 times. Levites. and priests to teach the Law of Jehovah in the cities of Judah and he sanctified holy offerings. He was an Ephraimite who succeeded Moses and led the Israelites ito the Promised Land. 51) (2 Kings 3:1. Ahaziah. Jehosheba and Jehoiada were responsible for preserving the royal lineage connecting David to the Messiah. He appointed many leaders.” (Numbers 13:8. (2 Kings 11:1-3) (2 Chronicles 22:10-12) JEHOSHUA. (2 Chronicles 17:1-9. VALLEY OF: Hebrew: “yehoshaphat” means Jehovah judged. They were Kings Ahab. 16) (Deuteronomy 34:9) (Joshua 1:1. (1 Kings 22:41. but Moses called him Jehoshua or Joshua. See DIVINE NAME JEHOVAH IS THERE: Hebrew: “Yehwah’ Sham’mah. She was the daughter of King Jehoram of Judah. (1 Kings 22:42) (2 Chronicles 20:31) Three kings ruled Israel during his reign. 2) JEHOVAH: The English spelling of the divine name for Almighty God found in the Holy Scriptures nearly 7.

It was on the mountains in the land of Moriah. JEHOVAH OF HOSTS: Taken from the Hebrew expression: “Yehowah’ tsevaohth. 12) 372 . 7. SON OF HANANI: Jehu was a prophet. Jehovah provided the ram to be offered instead of Isaac. (1 Chronicles 12:1-3) JEHU. (Ezra 3:2) (Haggai 1:12) (Zechariah 6:11) It was through Jehozadak that the high-priestly line was preserved. The term “hosts” is more representative of the Almighty God’s Sovereignty over more than just military armies. 13-16) JEHOVAH-SHALOM: Jehovah is peace.372 JEHOVAH IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS: This expression is translated from two words “Yehwah’ Tsidh-qe’nu” found at Jeremiah 23:6 and 33:16. He volunteered to serve with David when David was at Ziklag as a refugee from King Saul. (1 Chronicles 6:14. 13. This name was given to the altar that Gideon built at Ophrah west of the Jordan River. 14) The name means Jehovah Will Provide. He was the son of Hanani. (Genesis 22:2. is the source of all righteousness. He was the father of the High Priest Joshua. (1 Kings 16:1-4. This is another declaration that the true God of the Bible. Jehu was on of the mighty men. king of israel. Jehovah. See: HOSTS JEHOVAH-JIRED: Abraham named this place. JEHOVAH-NISSI: The memorial altar erected by Moses after Israel was successful in battle against the Amalekites at Rephidim.” It is spelled: “Jozadak” in Nehemiah and the longer form everywhere else. Jehovah’s angel assured Gideon that he would not die and added: “Peace be yours. 15) (2 Kings 25:18-21) (Nehemiah 12:26) JEHU.” It is presented this way nearly 280 times in the Hebrew Scriptures.” (Judges 6:22-24) Gideon built the altar as a memorial and out of gratitude to Jehovah. It means Jehovah of Armies and conveys the power held by the Sovereign Ruler of the universe. (Exodus 17:8. He foretold the destruction of the house of Baasha. JEHOZADAK: The Hebrew name Jehozadak means “Jehovah Pronounces Righteousness. (Isaiah 1:9) He has command over vast forces of spirit creatures. THE BENJAMITE: Jehu was a Benjamite from the city of Anathoth.

a Kohathite Levite. He was a descendant of Hezron. (1 Chronicles 23:12.E. They claimed his preaching weakened the hands of the men of war and the people. They were the most beautiful women in all the land. Jehoash. 10. son of Perez. Then he commanded his men to put all the Baal worshipers to death. 24:23. 904 to 877 B. Jehu’s line of descent came through Jaha. (Nehemiah 11:25) JEKAMEAM: Jekameam was the fourth son of Hebron. 32) JEKABZEEL: Jekabzeel was a city in southern Judah. JUCAL: Jehucal was a son of Shelemiah. 30. (Job 42:13-15) 373 . 21-23. (Jeremiah 36:14. 17) (2 Kings 9:14) Jehu call for all of Israel’s Baal worshipers to assemble at the house of Baal. 31) JEMIMAH: The first of Jobs three daughters born after his great test was Jemimah. 13:1. 34-38) JEHUBBAH: Jehubbah was a leading member of the tribe of Asher. 15:8-12) JEHU. the king cut it up and burned it. The princes of Judah sent him to bring Baruch and Jeremiah’s scroll to them.C. SON OF JEHOSHAPHAT: This Jehu was the grandson of Nimshi. 40) JEHUCAL. (2 Kings 10:30. When Jehudi read the scroll to Jehoiakim. (1 Kings 19:15. SON OF OBED: Jehu was the son of Obed of the family of Jerahmeel. (2 Kings 10:18-28) Jehovah rewarded Jehu for eradicating Baalism with the promise that four generations of his sons would sit upon the throne of Israel. 19. an Egyptian slave. 25.373 JEHU. 14:23. (Jeremiah 38:1-6) JEHUDI: He was an officer of King Jehoiakim. He was the founder of a Levitical paternal house that lasted until King David’s reign. He and three other influential princes had Jeremiah thrown into the miry cistern because of his preaching. (1 Chronicles 7:34. It was about 6 miles northeast of Beersheba. Jeroboam II. This was fulfilled in Jehu’s descendants: Jehoahaz. They received an inheritance along with their seven brothers. (1 Chronicles 2:35. and Zechariah. 27. He ruled as king of Israel.

14) JEPHUNNEH. (Judges 11:39) This account of Jephthah may be read at Judges chapter 11. They needed a God-appointed man to lead them into battle and so they approached Jephthah. Israel gathered its forces at Mizpah. (1 Samuel 6:4. FATHER OF CALEB: Jephunneh was the father of the Judean spy Caleb. (Leviticus 11:29) The jerboa was very destructive to grain and other crops. 18) 374 . He was a Kenizzite from the tribe of Judah. he would continue as head of Israel after returning from the fight. 27) (Exodus 6:15) He was also called Nemuel at Numbers 26:12 and 1 Chronicles 4:24. one of the seventy in Jacob’s household who came into Egypt.E. The Ammonites threatened war against the Israelites. parents could offer children to God’s exclusive service at the tabernacle. 26) His judgeship took place around 1173 B. (Deuteronomy 18:9-12) However. 5. 40) JERAH: Jerah was a son of Joktan. JEPHUNNEH. 6) (1 Chronicles 4:15) (Judges 1:13) (Joshua 14:6. The record shows that his daughter lived a full life as a servant in the sanctuary. It was considered a type of mouse and listed as unclean. If he defeated Ammon it would prove that God was with him. His daughter was offered for service to Jehovah. It has large ears with a long bushy tail. (1 Chronicles 7:38. Jephthah agreed to lead them in the fight against Ammon on one condition: if Jehovah gave him victory. His descendants may have settled in south Arabia. 11. 12:7. It is found in the Middle East. (Numbers 26:29) (Judges 11:1. 3. Jephthah vowed that if Jehovah helped him with victory he would offer the first person to greet him from his household as a sacrifice to God.C. The desert jerboa is four to six inches in length. Her companions visited her from year to year. JEPHTHAH: Jephthah was from the tribe of Manasseh. (Genesis 10:26-29) (1 Chronicles 1:20) JERBOA: The jerboa is a jumping rodent that resembles a miniature kangaroo. It is important to note that it was against God’s Law to make human sacrifices in the fire.374 JEMUEL: Jemuel was the first son of Simeon. (Numbers 13:2. (Judges 11:40) And she maintained her virginity. FROM ASHER: This Jephunneh was a member of the tribe of Asher. He was a judge of Israel over the territory of Gilead for six years during the early life of Samuel. (Genesis 46:10.

Before you were born. ONE OF DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN: Jeremiah was a Benjamite. 9:25-26) JEREMIAH HIGHLIGHTS: Jeremiah 1 Jeremiah is called to prophesy as a young boy.375 JEREMAI: Jeremai was one of the seven sons or descendants of Hashum. 34:1-3) Following the death of Moses Joshua sent two spies to Jericho. At the end of the forty years in the wilderness Moses stood at the top of Mount Nebo and viewed the Promised Land. and get rid of the foreskins of your hearts. I knew you. Hashum took foreign wives but later sent them away. Oranges. 7:3-7. 25) Jericho is about 14 miles northeast of Jerusalem on the west side of the Jordan River. He joined David at Ziklag as one of David’s mighty military men. 18) JEREMIAH. Jericho. bananas and figs are grown in the area and palm trees line the streets. 33. THE PROPHET. THE BOOK: Jeremiah was called to be a prophet when he was a young man. 44) JERED: Jered was a descendant of Judah and father of those who settled Gedor. Jeremiah 21-27 Jehovah’s judgements are announced. 24. (1 Chronicles 12:1-4) JERIBAI: Jeribai was one of David’s mighty men. the city of the palm trees was there in plane view. Jehovah told him: “Before I formed you in the womb. They 375 . Jeremiah 31 Prophecy of a New Covenant. (1 Chronicles 11:26.” (Jeremiah 1:5) Jeremiah was a researcher and a historian as well as a prophet. Jeremiah 2 Jeremiah exposes wickedness in Judah. (Ezra 10:25. The Jordan Valley is 820 feet below sea level and has a subtropical climate. (Numbers 36:13) (Deuteronomy 32:49. JEREMIAH. (Numbers 22:1) (Joshua 6:1. I set you apart for my holy purpose.” (Jeremiah 4:4. 46) He was the son of Elnaam. Jehovah made the complaint against Judah and Jeremiah’s inspired writing expressed it along with prophecy of things to come. (1 Chronicle 4:1. JERICHO: Jericho was the first Canaanite city to be conquered by the Israelites. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 20 Jeremiah placed in stocks. The people are admonished: “Be circumcised by Jehovah.

As a result of that crualty the ten northern tribes rejected Rehoboam and made Jeroboam king. Baal was not acceptable. remained king over the tribe of Judah. 13:9) Jehovah God dealt Jeroboam a blow that caused his death in about 977 B. (1 Kings 12:120) (2 Chronicles 10:1-19) Rehoboam.E. (1 Kings 12:26-33) (2 Kings 23:15) (2 Chronicles 11:13-17. Jeriel was the son of Tola. 25-17) JERUBBESHETH: This is a form of Jerubbaal. Jeroboam served as one of King Solomon’s officers in the village of Zeredah. Jeroboam joined the crowds of people who demanded that Solomon’s son Rehoboam lighten their burdens. (Judges 6:11. He invented holy days and created new gods for the people. (2 Chronicles 20:2. This exciting Bible account details the blowing of the horns and the final march around Jericho. Rehoboam disregarded this good advice and increased the workload of the people. (2 Samuel 11:21) JERUEL: Jeruel was a wilderness between the cities of Tekoa and En-gedi. This brought an end to his 22 year reign. the name Gideon’s father Joash gave to him when Gideon pulled down the altar of Baal.376 avoided detection with the help of Rahab and returned to the Israelite camp to report their findings. 2) JEROBOAM THE FIRST KING: Jeroboam was the first king of the ten-tribe kingdom of Israel. Jeroboam did not trust the people and he thought they would someday turn against him and would return to Rehoboam. the people shouting in triumph as the city walls fall down. however.C. (2 Chronicles 13:20) (1 Kings 14:20) JERUBBAAL: The name Jerubbaal was given to Gideon son of Joash the Abi-ezrite after Gideon had torn down his father’s altar to Baal. (Judges 6:30-32) It appears to have been changed later to Jerubbesheth because the name of the false god. As a young boy he was left fatherless to be raised by his widowed mother Zeruah.C.E. (Joshua 2:1-23. 20) 376 . He was the son of Nebat of the tribe of Ephraim. 16. So he established a false religious center at Bethel in the south and at Dan in the north. (1 Kings 11:26) When Solomon died in about 998 B. (Joshua 5:13-6:20) JERIEL: The heard of a paternal house in the tribe of Issachar. (1 Chronicles 7:1.

(1 Chronicles 2:3-5:18) JESHIMON WILDERNESS: Jeshimon was a wilderness area near Pisgah and Peor at the northeast end of the Dead Sea. 26:1. (1 Chronicles 24:1. Zion (Isaiah 33:20) and the Holy City (Matthew 4:5). 14) JESHOHAIAH : This Simeonite chieftain helped expand the territory of Simeon at the expense of the Hamites during the days of King Hezekiah. 23:28) (Joshua 12:1-3) JESHIMON WILDERNESS NEAR ZIPH: This Jeshimon Wilderness was located north of the Maon Wilderness. wife of Uzziah and daughter of Zadok. 11. AARONIC PRIEST IN DAVID’S TIME: Jeshua was an Aaronic priest in David’s time. 14) It is possible that he was the same as Asharelah. (1 Chronicles 24:6.C. (2 Kings 15:32-33) (2 Chronicles 27:1. 9. It was a desert area a few miles northeast of Hebron where David and his men hid from King Saul.” It was also known as the City of Jehovah (Isaiah 60:14).E. This house returned with Zerubbabel from Babylonian exile in 537 B. JERUSHA: This woman was the Mother of King Jotham. (Numbers 21:20. 24. 36) (Nehemiah 7:39) 377 . He was from the tribe of Judah. (1 Chronicles 25:1. (1 Chronicles 511. 13) JESHER: Jesher was a son of Caleb the son of Hezron. 3) JESHISHAI: Jeshishai was the descendant of Gad. (1 Chronicles 4:24. The House of Jeshua was assigned as the 9th of the 24 divisions of the Aaronic priesthood arranged by David. He was listed among the musicians and singers in David’s time.377 JERUSALEM: First known as Salem the City of Peace. 34-41) JESHUA. (1 Samuel 23:19. (1 Chronicles 25:2) JESHEBEAB: Jeshebeab was the priest whose paternal house was chosen by lot for the 14th course when David arranged for the priestly services to be divided up. 2) JESHARELAH: Jesharelah was a son of Asaph. 31) (Ezra 2:1. The Hebrew meaning of Jerusalem is “Foundation of Twofold Peace.

and Word was like God.” 378 . meaning Jehovah Is Salvation. 33:5.378 JESHUA. (Matthew 20:28) (1 Timothy 2:6) (1 John 2:1. 36) John 1:1 is translated using the same words in nearly every translation. This translation is different! If you believe Jesus is God the wording here should not disturb your beliefs. It served as a reminder to Israel of its calling as Jehovah’s covenant people and its obligation to remain upright. The following is the way you will find it in this translation along with related notes: (John 1:1) “In the beginning was the Word. (John 3:16. He is the only begotten Son. (2 Chronicles 31:15. (1 Chronicles 2:13-15) (Luke 3:32) (Romans 15:12) JESUS CHRIST: Hebrew: Jehoshua. 34-41) JESSE: This is the father of King David and part of the lineage that leads to Jesus Christ. Jeshurun. 6) (Nehemiah 7:11) JESHURUN: Jeshurun was an honorary title and a term of affection for Israel. JESIMIEL: Jesimiel was one of the Simeonite chieftains in King Hezekiah’s day. If you accept God’s own statement that Jesus is the Son of God the rendering in The New Simplified Bible will fit your theology. OF PAHATH-MOAB FAMILY: This Jeshua was of the Israelite family of Pahath-moab who returnedd from Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel. (Acts 7:55) (Hebrews 10:12) Jesus Christ and his anointed will rule as kings over the earth. (Revelation 5:8-14) Jesus is the expression of God’s love for mankind. 2. (1 Chronicles 4:24. He is now at the right hand of God. (Deuteronomy 32:15. 26) (Isaiah 44:2) Israel forsook it maker in spite of the name. LEVITE WHO DISTRIBUTED TITHES: Jehsua was one of the Levites who was assigned to distribute the tithes and contributions to the priest’s cities and to those serving in the sancturary. and the Word was with God. (Ezra 2:1. for he was and is like his Father. Jesus paid the ransom sacrifice for mankind. 16) JESHUA. Jesus Christ is the name and title of the Son of God. 2) He is referred to as the Word of God. He extended the territory of Simeon to east of the Gedor Valley.

25-32) JETHER. it is even more important to convey the fact that he is still like his Father and his God. He was a descendant of Judah. (1 Chronicles 7:30. son with father) (Logos en pros Theos. Transliteration: In the beginning was Jesus Christ the Son of God. (1 Corinthians 11:3. and Jesus Christ the Son of God was with God. (Judges 8:20) Abimelech the half brother to Jether killed Jether shortly after Gideon died. Jesus Christ the Word was with (pros) God. (1 Chronicles 2:4. DESCENDANT OF ASHER: Jether a descendant of Asher. Jesus would also be “like God. SON OF GIDEON: This Jether was the firstborn son of Gideon. He evidently traveled with his father in the attempt to capture the Midianite kings Zebah and Zalmunna. the young man was afraid to draw his sword. and the Word was with God. “Logos en pros Theos.” ENGLISH: and God-like was the Word. 10:12) ******************************************************* JETHER. 38) 379 . being second only to God in the universe is very close to being a deity. deity. Another way to state this: “The Word was in the beginning. (1 Chronicles 4:17) JETHER. magistrate. (John 20:17) (Revelation 3:12) After all. Jether did not have sons. At this very moment Jesus is at the right hand of the Almighty God. If God was a Trinity. godly or God-like) (Family relationship. This is a family relationship. God (Theo's). his Father.” Jesus Christ the Word (Logos) was with (pros) God.379 (Strong’s Bible Dictionary: Theos: God. son with father. JETHER. and Jesus Christ the Son of God was like his Father. a god.” Since God is not a Trinity. DESCENDANT OF JUDAH: This Jether was a descendant of Judah through Perez. (Act 7:55) (Hebrews 1:3. and the Word was like God. When Jether was ordered to kill them. 15:27. And Jesus Christ was like. God. JETHER. Jehovah. MOSES’ FATHER-IN-LAW: Jether was the name of the father-in-law of Moses in the Masoretic text at Exodus 4:18. 5. SON OF EZRAH: Jether was the son of Ezrah. 28) (John 1:18) (Phlippians 2:6) (Acts 7:55) (Hebrews 10:12) GREEK: “kai theos en ho logos.

2) Pilot placed a sign above the stake: “Jesus the Nazarene the King of the Jews.” (John 19:19) The apostle Paul emphasized the importance of being a spiritual 380 . Jeuz was the son of Shaharaim by his wife Hodesh. FATHER OF AMASA: This Jether was the father of David’s army commander Amasa. 8-10) JEW. (2 Kings 16:6. (1 Kings 2:5. (1 Chronicles 5:18. He live among the Ishmaelites at one time. He was a Kenite. He had at least seven daughters and one son. The people were called sons of Judah or the tribe of the sons of Judah. 9) (Genesis 46:12) JEUZ: He was a family head in the tribe of Benjamin. 16. 30) Jethro served Jehovah the God of Moses. A LEVITE: Jeuel was a Levite who helped in the cleansing of the Temple during Hezekiah’s reign. 6:7) (Nehemiah 1:2. 25:25) The terms Jew or Jewess were then used. (Exodus 3:1) (Judges 1:16) (Numbers 10:29) Jethro is also called Reuel. He was the head of the Judean paternal house of Zerah. (Exodus 18:1-12) Jethro wisely counseled Moses to share the responsibilities of leading the people of Israel. The name was applied to those Israelites who returned from the exile. HEAD OF HOUSE OF ZERAH: This Jeuel was a resident of Jerusalem after the exile. (Exodus 18:13-27) JETUR: Jetur was Ishmael’s son. He was the priest of Midian and the head of a large family. 32) The Masoretic text calls him Ithra and he is refered to as an Ishmaelite. 19) JEUEL. JETHRO: Jethro was Moses’ father in law. 3:1. 10:29) When Moses first met Jethro he lived in his home for a time before he married his daughter Zipporah. (Ezra 4:12. Reuel could have been his personal name with Jethro used as a title. He was a descendant of Elizaphan. He was the forefather of a people who fought a war against the Israelites. After the fall of the ten-tribe kingdom of Israel the southern kingdom was called Judah. (Exodus 2:15. JEWESS: A woman belonging to the tribe of Judah was called a Jewess (female). (2 Chronicles 29:13-16) JEUEL. A man belonging to the tribe of Judah was called a Jew (male). (1 Chronicles 9:3-6. 4:18) (Acts 7:29. (1 Chronicles 8:1. 5:17) The astrologers inquired: “Where is the one born king of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:1. (Ezekiel 2:15-22. (Genesis 25:13-15) It is possible that Jetur’s descendants were the Ituraeans mentioned at Luke 3:1.380 JETHER.

49) (1 Chronicles 7:13) JEZERITES: This family of tribe Naphtali came from Jezer. It was said of Jehovah’s judgment against Jezebel that: “The dogs will eat her body in the city of Jezreel. 10. She worshiped the false god Baal and she hated the true God of the Bible. (Jeremiah 40:8. 18:1-4.C. 12) (Ezekiel 28:12.” (1 Kings 21:17-26) Only her skull. She tried to kill many of Jehovah’s prophets. Both men and women wore jewels in the early Biblical days. 13) (1 Kings 10:2. that one should be a Jew on the inside and circumcised on the inside with circumcision of the heart by spirit. She persuaded her husband King Ahab that the throne should officially approve Baal worship.C. (Revelation 17:3-5. Jezaniah is also know as Azariah and Jaazaniah. the palace steward. (1 Kings 18:19) Jehovah declared that Ahab and his line of descent would be removed in a clean sweep of destruction. 11)(2 Chronicles 9:10. It is polished and used a decorative ornament such as a setting in a ring. 42:1. 9. that the true seed of Abraham are those with the faith of Abraham. Elijah fled for his life and escaped across the Jordan River. 43:2) (2 Ki 25:23) JEZEBEL THE WICKED QUEEN: King Ahab and his wife Queen Jezebel lived during the last half of the tenth century B. (Genesis 46:24) (Numbers 26:48. Queen Jezebel cared for 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the sacred pole by feeding them from her own royal table at the State’s expense. 49) 381 . and Obadiah. hid a hundred other prophets in caves. Jehovah. Jezebel was the daughter of the king of Sidon. 18:11-17) JEZANIAH: Jezaniah was the commander of the Judean military under the administration of Gedaliah in 607 B. (Numbers 26:48.E. 32:27) The symbolic Babylon the Great of the Book of Revelation is richly adorned with precious stones. 21:1-16) (2 Kings 9:30-37) JEZER: Jezer was the third son of Naphtali. (Genesis 2:11. JEWELS AND PRECIOUS STONES: A jewel is a precious stone or a gem. her feet and the palms of her hands” were left as evidence that all that Jehovah says comes true.381 “Jew”.E. He founded the family known as the Jezerites. (1 Kings 16:29-33.

24:67) JOAB. He was one of the Levitical gatekeepers responsible for guarding the storehouses. THE GATEKEEPER: Joah was the thried son of Obededom. (1 Chronicles 2:13-16) (2 Samuel 8:16) Joab served as a general in David’s army at the time Ishbosheth the son of Saul ruled over Israel. (2 Samuel 2:10) JOAH. He was the son of Joahaz. (1 Samuel 25:43. 18) JIDLAPH: Jidlaph was the seventh of eight sons borne to Nahor by his wife Milcah. 12. a craftsman. 4. 12-15) JOAH. SON OF ZIMMAH: This Joah was a Levite descended from Gershom. (1 Chronicles 26:1. He was a descendant of Kenaz of the tribe of Judah. (1 Ch 6:19-21) He and his son helped dispose of the unclean objects that Hezekiah had removed from the Temple. 4) JEZREEL. 3) JEZREEL. SON OF HOSEA: Jezreel was the son of the prophet Hosea by his wife Gomer. (1 Chronicles 4:1. 3. He was the son of Zimmah. (Hosea 1:3. 13) JOAB. Joab was the father of Geharashim. IN JUDAH: This city was in the mountains of Judah. ON THE ISSACHAR BORDER : Jezreel was a city on the border of Issachar’s territory. (Genesis 22:20-23. DESCENDANT OF JUDAH: This Jezreel was a descendant of Judah. (Joshua 19:17. Joab founded a community of craftsmen. 16) JOAH. (2 Chronicles 29:1. (2 Chronicles 34:8-11) 382 . (1 Chronicles 12:1-3) JEZREEL. It was the home of David’s wife Ahinoam. THE RECORDER: This Joah was the recorder by whom King Josiah sent money to the workers to repair the Temple. SON OF SERAIAH: Joab was the son of Seraiah. 27:3) JEZREEL. He was a nephew of Abraham and an uncle to Isaac’s wife Rebekah. DAVID’S NEPHEW: This Joab was son of Nahash by David’s half sister Zeruiah.382 JEZIEL: This Benjamite son of Azmaveth supported David when Saul declared David an outlaw. (1 Chronicles 4:1.

7:14. JOCHEBED: Jochebed married Amram and became the mother of Miriam. 8:13. and Moses. FATHER OF JUDGE GIDEON: Joash was the father of Judge Gideon. but Job remained faithful till the end of his life. but he had been resurrected. JOASH. (Judges 6:25-32. (Job 1:1) Satan tried to make Job abandon his integrity and loyalty to God. This is now known as Arabia. THE BOOK: Job lived in the land of Uz. the true servant of God and three others who claimed to serve God. The book considers two important questions: Why do the innocent suffer? Why does God permit wickedness and suffering in the earth? The book of Job consists of a debate between Job. His name means “Jehovah Has Shown Favor. 32) Joash was a wealthy man who had an altar dedicted to Baal and a sacred pole. She defied Pharaoh’s decree when she refused to kill her baby. (Exodus 6:20) (Numbers 26:59) She was a daughter of Levi. They prepared spices and oil to take to his tomb. 27) Joanan is an ancestor of Jesus’ mother Mary. ONE OF DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN: This Joash joined David’s military forces at Ziklag when David was outlawed by Saul. It is one of the oldest books in the Holy Scriptures. His son Gideon secretly tore down the altar and sacred pole and replaced them with an altar to Jehovah. As a result of this she became one of his followers and ministered to him and his apostles. 15. (Job 42:1-10) The book of Job is believed to have been written by Moses. (1 Chronicles 12:1-3) He was the son of Shemaah and from the tribe of Benjamin. Both his and God’s integrity are proven faultless.383 JOANAN: This man is listed as the grandson of Zerubbabel. Joanna’s husband Chuza was steward of Herod Antipas. He was an Abi-ezrite of the tribe of Manasseh. The three companions commit errors in doctrine when they try to correct Job. Aaron. she placed in an ark (floating basket) made of papyrus and put it among 383 . later named Moses. JOB.” JOANNA: Jesus Christ cured Joanna of health problems. God steps in to set matters straight and in the end Job is vindicated. (Luke 3:23. She trusted implicitly in her God Jehovah. Jochebed was a woman of great faith. (Judges 6:11. 8:29) JOASH. (Luke 8:1-3) Joanna was one of the women present at Jesus’ impalement. After he was three months old and could no longer be concealed in the house.

(1 Samuel 8:1-5) JOEL. 3:1. (Joel 3:2. 2. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble for the day of Jehovah comes. 15:17) Joel and his brother Abijah were appointed by their father to be judges. (Luke 3:26. (1 Chronicles 6:28. you priests! Wail. 38) JOEL. SON OF PROPHET SAMUEL: This Joel was the son of the prophet Samuel. “Gird yourselves with sackcloth. 12) Little else is known about this prophet. It worked out that Moses’ own mother. THE PROPHET. you ministers of the altar…. He is third on the list in descent from Zerubbabel. and lament. He prophesied in Judah and perhaps resided in Jerusalem. 33. (Ezra 10:43. (Joel 1:9. 36. Pharaoh’s daughter found him and claimed him. It is believed that he wrote it after Jehovah’s great victory on behalf of King Jehoshaphat since the Valley of Jehoshaphat is mentioned in the book. His descendant Beerah was captured by Assyrian King Tiglath-pilneser.E. 14. The book of Joel begins with the call to repent and prepare for the Great Day of Jehovah. It is near!” (Joel 2:1) All the nations will be judged in the figurative valley of Jehoshaphat. 27) JOEL. the valley of decision. (1 Chronicles 5:3-10) JOEL. 32. He dismissed his foreign wives and son at Ezra’s request. 2:17. He was the father of Heman the Levitical singer. so the people requested a human king. (1 Chronicles 11:26. Jochebed was asked to nurse him. 15) “Blow the trumpet in Zion! Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. DAVID’S MIGHTY MAN: This Joel was one of David’s mighty men.Alas for the day! For the day of Jehovah is near! Destruction will come from the Almighty!” (Joel 1:13.C. THE BOOK : Joel the son of Pethuel was the writer of the inspired book of the Hebrew Scriptures bearing his name. 44) JOEL. the valley of judgement. (Joel 3:12-16) 384 . SON OF NEBO: Joel was the son of Nebo. (Exodus 2:1-10) JODA: Joda was an ancestor of Jesus’ mother Mary.384 the reeds near the bank of the Nile River. He was the brother of Nathan. 16-20) He wrote the book about 820 B. They proved to be very dishonest. THE REUBENITE: Joel was a Reubenite.

20:2-4) The Good News According to John is a valuable supplement to the Gospels with 92 percent new material. He is the Way the Truth. Here are a few of them: John 1:1-18 Jesus Christ is Introduced as the Word. THE BOOK: The Gospel according to John was written by the apostle John in the year 98 C. the Son of God. (John 1:42. the three letters of John and the Book of Revelation. John 2-6 Jesus performs miracles. 385 . John 1:19-51 Behold! The Lamb of God. 27. not covered by the other three Gospels. and Luke had been written. It highlights the theme that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) the Son of God. Could anyone tell us more about the Master. the apostle John had memories of personal details about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. And yet John admitted that there were many other things that could have been written about Jesus. Jesus Christ? Yes. Matthew. and the Life.” (John 13:23) (Matthew 17:1) (Mark 5:37. It emphasizes that it is by means of faith and obedience to Jesus Christ that eternal life is possible. THE APOSTLE: The Apostle John was one of the original 12 apostles. 14:33) John was present at the time Jesus was executed. “the disciple whom Jesus loved. John 17 The Son of God prays for his followers. John 18-21 John offers evidence of resurrection. A record of John’s activities in the early congregation is found at Acts chapters 3 and 4. (John 19:26. FATHER OF SIMON PETER: This man was called John. Mark. 21:15-17) JOHN. Some manuscripts and versions call him Jona. John is often quoted as the favorite. Of the four Gospels. John referred to himself as. (Revelation 1:1-9) He was one of the sons of Zebedee. There are many more highlights to be found in the Gospel of John. John 7-12 Jesus preaches. The account when Jesus called him to preach the Good News of the Kingdom is found at Mark 1:19-20. John 21 Jesus gives deciples final instructions. John 13-17 The final Passover. More than 30 years had passed since the other three Gospels. He was the father of the apostle Simon Peter. (John 21:25) JOHN HIGHLIGHTS: The Gospel of John gives John’s account of the life of Jesus.E.385 JOHN. (John 1:35-39) (Mark 1:16-20) John was known as the disciple “Jesus loved.” (John 13:23) JOHN. He wrote the Gospel According to John. He was a very old man living near Ephesus by the time he wrote this inspired account.

2 John 7-13 Watch out for false teachers and deceivers. HIGHLIGHTS: John’s third letter was written to a faithful Christian by the name of Gaius. However.E. He traveled with Paul and Barnabas on Paul’s first 386 . 3 John 1-14 Counsel to do good works and be hospitable. 1 John 4:16 God is love. JOHN’S THIRD LETTER. 1 John 2:1 God provided a helper. John probably wrote the letters from Ephesus about 98 C. John wrote because of his great love for the truth. There are many similarities between them. THE LETTERS: The apostle John’s name does not appear anywhere in the three letters. he wrote. This letter was written about 98 C. He is also called Mark the Evangelist. 1 John 2:2 Jesus Christ is a propitiatory sacrifice for sins.E. There were three primary themes in the first letter: the antichrist. 1 John 2:15-17 Do not love the world. and love. in the city of Ephesus. HIGHLIGHTS: John refers to himself as the elder in the opening words of Second John.E. The main purpose was to strengthen the faith of the early Christians. when he wrote this letter. and we must strive against sin. The apostle John was the last living apostle. 1 John 5:18 Every person born of God does not practice sin.386 JOHN. (Matthew 3:1-12) He baptized Jesus. HIGHLIGHTS: First John was written at Ephesus in the year 98 C. was born to fulfill prophecy. (1 John 2:18) 1 John 2:1-3 We all sin.E. JOHN’S FIRST LETTER. It is estimated that he was around 95 year of age when he wrote this letter. scholars agree that the writer of the Gospel of John is the same writer of the three letters of John. (Matthew 3:13-17) JOHN MARK: John Mark was one of Jesus’ disciples. (Luke 1:5-80) John preached at the Jordan River. 2 John 1-6 Go on walking in the truth. He contrasted the truths they had received with false teaching. JOHN THE BAPTIST: The son of Elizabeth and Zechariah the priest. JOHN’S SECOND LETTER. John was in Ephesus in 98 C. He wrote the Good News According to Mark. On the subject of the antichrist John wrote that there would be those who would try to mislead them. sin.

(Acts 3:1-8. (2 Timothy 4:11) JOHN. 22. (Nehemiah 13:28. 4:5-22) JOIADA. (Nehemiah 12:10. (Nehemiah 12:10.” (Genesis 10:25-30) (1 Chronicles 1:19-23) 387 . 25. He was the son of Paseah. One of Joiada’s sons married a daughter of Sanballat the Horonite. (Acts 12:12. 12) He was the great grandson of Jeshua. A JEWISH RULER: This Jewish ruler worked along with Annas and Caiaphas to have the apostles Peter and John arrested and brought before them. 26) Joiakim’s son Eliashib then became priest. 19:10. (Joshua 12:7. 13:5) Barnabas took Mark along on his next tour. (Acts 15:36-41) The apostle Paul praised John Mark’s usefulness in his letter to Timothy.387 missionary tour. (Nehemiah 3:6) JOIADA. GREAT-GRANDSON OF JESHUA: This Joiada was the father of Johanan during the time after the Babylonian exile. EPHRAIMITE CITY: This Ephramite city was given to the Kohathites. Because of this defilement Nehemiah chased him away. 56) JOKMEAM. 12. 29) JOIAKIM: He was the son and successor of postexilic High Priest Jeshua. It is also called Kibzaim. 68) (Joshua 21:22) JOKNEAM: Jokneam was a city in Carmel on a mound at the foot of Mount Carmel about 7 miles northwest of Megiddo. Joshua conquered it and it was originally assigned to the tribe of Zebulun. It is believed that Joktan was the progenitor of the peoples of Arabia. (Joshua 21:34) JOKTAN: Joktan was the brother of Peleg. (Joshua 15:20. (Nehemiah 3:1) JOKDEAM: Jokdeam was a city in the mountains of Judah. The Bible says his descendants were despersed from “Mesha as far as Sephar. 48. They tried to stop Peter and John from preaching but did not have ground on which to take action. (1 Chronicles 6:66. 11) Jokneam was then given to the Merarite Levites. SON OF PASEAH: Joiada helped with the repair of the Gate of the Old City at the time Nehemiah had Jerusalem’s wall rebuilt. 11. Joktan fathered 13 sons who settled in south Arabia. He was a descendant of Eber.

(Luke 3:23. 7) JONATHAN. 40) Jonathan was the commander of a thousand warriors. and has a happy ending.388 JOKTHEEL. easy to read. 38) JOKTHEEL. PROPHET. 4) JONAM: Jonam was an ancestor of Jesus’ mother Mary. NEPHEW OF KING DAVID: This Jonathan was the son of King David’s brother Shimea (Shimei). CITY OF JUDAH: This city of Judah was located in the Shephelah. LEVITE PRIEST: Johathan was a Levite priest who served in connection with false worship at the house of Micah in Ephraim and also with the Danites. but he finally arrived at Nineveh. EDOMITE CITY: This city was conquered by Judean King Amaziah. He struck down a giant who taunted Israel at Gath. 31) JONATHAN. (2 Kings 14:25) (Joshua 19:10. 21) (1 Chronicles 20:6. It was renamed Joktheel by the Judeans. (1 Samuel 14:49.000 men. (Jonah 1:1. 30. SON OF KING SAUL: Jonathan was the eldest and favorite son of Benjamite King Saul. 32) (1 Chronicles 11:26. (1 Samuel 20:24-40. a border city in the territory of Zebulun. (2 Kings 14:1) JONAH. 33. 13) He was a prophet to the ten-tribe kingdom during the reign of Jeroboam II. (Judges 18:30) JONATHAN. (2 Samuel 21:20. He is called Jonathan the son of Gershom. 34) 388 . God instructed Jonah to travel to the city of Nineveh. ONE OF DAVID’S MIGHTY MEN: Jonathan son of Shagee the Hararite was one of David’s mighty military forces. Jonah was amazed to see the entire city repent and turn to God. a city of 120. The account is found in Judges chapters 17 and 18. (Joshua 15:20. Jonam was also a descendant of David through Nathan. It was an Edomite city originally named Sela. He was to go and preach repentance to the Ninevites. (1 Samuel 13:2) He and David were very close friends for many years. only four chapters. 2) This book is short. Along the way Jonah encountered difficulties. Jonah wrote the book of Jonah. including being swallowed by a large fish. 31:2) (2 Samuel 5:4) (Numbers 1:3) JONATHAN. (2 Samuel 23:8. (Jonah 3. THE BOOK: Jonah the son of Amittai was the prophet of Jehovah from Gath-hepher.

He was also an ancestor of Mary the mother of Jesus. 35. (Nehemiah 12:12. (Luke 3:23. (1 Chronicles 27:32) JONATHAN. SON OF JADA: Jonathan was one of the two sons of Jada. Peleth and Zaza. (1 Chronicles 2:3. SON OF SHEMAIAH: Jonathan was the son of Shemaiah of the family of Asaph. He was a descendant of Judah through Hezron and Jerahmeel. 33) JONATHAN. SON OF UZZIAH: This Jonathan was the son of Uzziah. Jonathan had two sons. 32. 29-31) JORKEAM: Jorkeam was a Judean site founded by Raham. KING DAVIDS SECRETARY: Jonathan was an intelligent man who served King David as his secretary and counselor. It forms a natural border between East and West Palestine. (Joshua 22:25) JORIM: He was a descendant of King David through Nathan and lived while Uzziah was king of Judah. 36) JOPPA: Joppa was a seaport 35 miles northwest of Jerusalem. (1 Chronicles 27:25) JONATHAN. (Joshua 19:40-46) Many became believers in Joppa during the first century. He was the father of Zechariah. He was placed in charge of King David’s treasures in the field. His son Zechariah was a priest and trumpeter who marched at the procession at the rebuilt wall of Jerusalem. 10:9-45. 25-28. (1 Chronicles 2:44) 389 . It snakes it way from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea about 200 miles and is an average of 100 feet wide and 3 to 10 feet deep. Joppa was the border of Dan’s territory. 11:5-14) JORDAN RIVER: The Jordan River is the main river in the Promised Land. 14) JONATHAN. It is called Tel Aviv-Yafo today. (Nehemiah 12:31. PRIEST: This Jonathan was a priest and the head of the paternal house of Malluchi when Joiakim was High Priest. (Acts 9:36-43.389 JONATHAN.

52) JOSEPH. 6:42) This righteous man adhered closely to the Mosaic Law and submitted to the decrees of Caesar. One time Joseph had a dream. JOSEPH. (Matthew 13:55) (Mark 6:3) (John 7:5) His brothers are mentioned as being with the apostles and others after Jesus’ ascension to heaven. (Acts 1:9-2:4) 390 . (Matthew 1:18o-21. 26. (Luke 2:41-50) Jesus was known as the carpenter’s son and as the carpenter. his fiance’ became pregnant by Holy Spirit. Joseph was no exception. (Matthew 1:16. However. Finally the brothers deciced to get ride of him. 56) (Luke 3:23. HALF BROTHER OF JESUS CHRIST: Jesus’ brothers did not have an active faith in Jesus at first. 24) When Mary. 13:55.390 JOSECH: Josech was related to Mary the mother of Jesus. 4:22) (John 1:45. Reuben. Joseph took Mary to his home as his legal wife. They wanted to kill him but the firsborn. urged that they not kill Joseph but throw him into a dry waterpit. You can read the entire exiting account of Joseph’s life at Genesis chapters 37 through 50. 31) JOSEPH. He was a distant descendant of David through Nathan. THE SON OF JACOB: Joseph was the first of Jacob’s sons by Rachel. Joseph wanted to divorce her secretly. ADOPTIVE FATHER OF JESUS CHRIST: Joseph the husband of Mary and adoptive father of Jesus Christ was the son of Heli. the fourth generation after Zerubbabel. He told his brothers about it and they hated him even more. Joseph’s brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them. all of the half brothers. They hated Joseph and could not speak to him in a friendly way. It is a faith building experience. (Genesis 35:24) Jacob loved Joseph more than all his other sons. Joseph was a carpenter by trade and a resident of Nazareth. Today we would call him the baby of the family. (Luke 3:23. He had limited financial resources. (Matthew 13:55) (Mark 6:3) (Luke 2:51. Joseph defended all that was good and righteous and this contributed to the special affection his father felt for him. 24. Therefore Jacob made Joseph a special multicolored robe with long sleeves. It was similar to the robes worn by persons of rank. became believers.25) As Jesus progressed in wisdom Joseph taught him carpentry. including Joseph. 27. (Matthew 13:55) (Luke 2:4. After a visit by God’s angel. Perhaps he favored him because he was the son of his old age. Judah persuaded the others to sell Josph to the passing merchants.

JOSHAH: Joshah was a leader of the tribe of Simeon. 34. Open your comprehensive concordance to the name “Joshua. (2 Kings 21:23. The stirring account of Joshua leading his fighting men around the walls of Jericho and of the final collapse of the city and its walls is found at Joshua 6:1-25. (2 Kings 22:1) Josiah’s father. Then at eight years of age. (2 Chronicles 34:3-8) (Jeremiah 1:1. In the days of King Hezekiah. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 24. Altars used for false worship were torn down and images destroyed. This topical study will strengthen your faith in God. he conquered some territory from the Hamites and Meunim in order to aquire more pasture ground. 38-41) JOSHAVIAH: Joshaviah was an outstanding warrior in David’s army. WRITER: Joshua was the son of Nun an Ephraimite. 26) (2 Chronicles 33:25) In the eighth year of his reign. Josiah eagerly tried to learn and do Jehovah’s will. PROPHET. So do it soon! JOSIAH. LEADER. Joshua was one of these men. 3:6-10) (Zephaniah 1:1-6) JOTHAM. 2. He was appointed as Moses successor to lead the People of Israel into the Promised Land. The name means “may Jah increase. (Exodus 24:9-18) Joshua was known as a bold. (1 Chronicles 2:47) 391 . 2) When Moses went up on Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments Joshua accompanied him to the mountain. 47) Some of the ancient manuscripts read “Joseph” instead of Joses. (1 Chronicles 4:24. confident and fearless leader.” Joses was the brother of James the Less and son of Mary. He was the son of Elnaam. (Exodus 33:11) (Deuteronomy 34:9) (Joshua 1:1. was assassinated. His mother was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah. Both he and Moses remained on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses sent twelve men to spy out the Promised Land as reported at Numbers chapter thirteen. SON OF JAHDAI: This Jotham was the son of Jahdai a descendant of Judah. (2 Chronicles 34:3) Josiah launched a campaign to rid the country of idolatry.” The name Joshua is found more than 220 times in the Holy Scriptures. Josiah became king of Judah. King Amon.391 JOSES: Joses is a shortened form of Josiphiah. He was the writer of the Book of Joshua. 46) JOSHUA. (Matthew 27:56) (Mark 15:40. He assisted Moses during the trek through the wilderness and faithfully served Jehovah. SON OF KING AMON: Josiah was the son of Judean King Amon.

27:8) JOURNEY. (Genesis 4:17-21) JUBILEE YEAR: The Jubilee year was the fiftieth year. The land had complete rest. SON OF JUDEAN KING UZZIAH: Jotham was the son of King Uzziah by Jerushah the daughter of Zadok. The same regulations applied to the produce of the land. 9:5) Jotham was the only son of Judge Gideon when Abimelech murdered all of Gideon’s other sons. The Jubilee year was similar to the sabbatical year. He lived at Ophrah. 33) (1 Chronicles 3:12) (2 Chronicles 27:1) (Matthew 1:9) Jotham took over the duties of the king when his father was struck with leprosy. (Leviticus 25:9.920 feet. TRAVELED: The words journey or traveled are used often in the Bible to designate distance covered. Joy is a quality of the heart and can affect the entire body for good. (Galatians 5:22-23) It is an emotion similar to happiness and exultation.392 JOTHAM. Jotham fled and took up residence at Beer. JOY: Greek: chara. 57) JOTHAM. It demonstrated Israel’s faith in their God and was a time for thanksgiving. 7. 17:22) The word joy can be found more than 60 times in the Christian Greek Scriptures. 33:8) The average day’s journey on land was about twenty miles or more. 392 . (Leviticus 25:2-22) (Exodus 23:10) The Jubilee was an entire year of festival. (2 Kings 15:5. (Proverbs 15:13. (Matthew 24:20) (Acts 1:12) Rabbinic sources indicate a Sabbath day’s journey to be about 2. None of the land in Israel could be sold in perpetuity. (Judges 8:35. A Sabbath day’s journey was less. a descendant of Cain. 32) (2 Chronicles 26:18-21. He founded a profession that promoted the progress of music and he may have invented both stringed and wind instruments. The Hebrew word “yoh-vel’” means ram’s horn. (2 Kings 15:32. This refers to the sounding of a ram’s horn during the 50th year to proclaim liberty in the land. (Judges 9:6-21. 23. JUBAL: Jubal was the son of Lamech and Adah. Joy is one of the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit listed in chapter five of Pauls letter to the Galatians. SON OF GIDEON: Jotham was the son of Judge Gideon (Jerubbaal). The sabbatical year was every seventh year. (Exodus 3:18) (Numbers 10:33. 10) Seven-seven year periods equaled 49 years and the following year was to be the Jubilee year.

It is a fifteen mile strip of land on the eastern slope of the Judean mountains beginning east of the Mount of Olives and stretching fifty miles along the west coast of the Dead Sea. JEHUCAL: Jehucal was the son of Shelemiah. and business depression. 27) All of the Israelites wondered in the wilderness for 40 years. (Numbers 1:26. (Judges 1:16) David hid from Saul in the Wilderness of Judah. After leaving Egypt the tribe of Judah had 74. (Jeremiah 38:1-4) JUDAH. He was one of the princes of Judah who asked that the prophet Jeremiah be executed. Judah’s males increased by 1. (Matthew 1:117) JUDEAN WILDERNESS: The Judean wilderness is mostly uninhabited.600 ablebodied men from 20 years old and upward. (Leviticus 25:39-54) (Deuteronomy 15:6-9) Debts owed by fellow Israelites were canceled at the end of each seven-year period. Jehovah made an everlasting covenant for a Kingdom with David. (Jos 18:11) The Salt Sea was on the east. deflation. It is an arid region with little or no vegetation. THE TRIBE: The tribe of Judah sprang from Jacob’s fourth son by his wife Leah. It is there that David wrote Psalm 63.393 If a man sold his hereditary possession the sale price was gauged according to the number of years remaining until the Jubilee. (Leviticus 25:1534) There would be no crushing debt in the nation either. (Ezekiel 47:1-10) John the Baptist lived in this 393 .12) The Mediterranean Sea was on the west border. They claimed that Jeremiah weakend the efforts and power of the warriors. This also served as an excellent way to eliminate poverty. (Numbers 26:22) The territory assigned to the tribe of Judah was bound on the north by Benjamin. Judah traveled to Egypt with Jacob’s household. Because of this the tribe of Judah possessed the scepter and the commander’s staff for 470 years. In reality the use of the land was the only thing sold as well as its produce for the number of years until the Jubilee.900 at that time. Jesus Christ was from the tribe of Judah. The stream mentioned in Ezekiel’s visionary temple flowed through this wilderness and supported trees in abundance along the banks. The return of land and cancellation of debt brought about a stable standard of land values and eliminated false prosperity that brings inflation. (Genesis 49:10) (2 Samuel 7:16) All of the tribes of Israel prostrated themselves before Judah during the reigns of David and Solomon. (Joshua 15:1-5. This was greater than the size of any other of the 12 tribes.

14. (Matthew 3:1-6) Jesus was approached by the Devil and tempted in this wilderness. (Jude 9. (Matthew 10:3. (Matthew 26:14-16) (Mark 14:10.394 barren desert north of the Dead Sea. (Matthew 4:1-11) Sometimes the term wilderness is used interchangeable with the term desert. 11) (Luke 22:3-6) (John 13:2) The account of the final act of betrayal is reported in the books of Matthew and John. He also refers to the apostles in the third person as “they.” (John 6:64) “Satan entered into Judas” and he went to the chief priests and temple captains to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. THE LETTER: Jude introduces himself in the letter of Jude as “A servant of Jesus Christ. (Luke 6:16) (John 6:71) It is said that they were both from the Judean town of Kerioth-hezron. JUDAS ISCARIOT: He was the son of Simon and an apostle of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 26:47-56) (John 18:2-12) Judas attempted to hang himself. only that he and his father were called Iscariot. Mr 3:19) John writes: “Jesus knew from the beginning whom they were who did not believe and who would betray him. but a brother of James. (Matthew 13:55) (Mark 6:3) Even though Jude’s letter is short. and these teachings are prevalent in today’s Judaism as well. Judas must have been dependable and reasonably trustworthy at the time Jesus appointed him an apostle and entrusted him with caring for the common finances for Jesus and the twelve. 14) At the time of Christ Judaism was not based exclusively on the Hebrew Scriptures. (Matthew 27:5) (Acts 1:18) JUDE. it contains information not found elsewhere in the Bible. It mentions the archangel Michael’s dispute with the Devil. only 25 verses.” (Jude 1:17. (Galatians 1:13. (Matthew 10:4) (Luke 6:16) Little is known about his family or background. That would have made him the only Judean among the twelve apostles for the others were from Galilee.E.” He speaks of himself as a servant and not as an apostle. but the branch broke and he was pitched head first onto a rock below. 18) He then distinguished himself by mentioning the name of his brother and thus identifying Jesus as his half brother. He is described as the Judas who later betrayed Jesus Christ. The Sadducees rejected the Scriptural teaching of the resurrection and denied the existence of angels. (Mark 12:1827) (Acts 23:8) The Pharisees accepted the resurrection but they taught unscriptural traditions of men. JUDAISM: Judaism is the Jewish religious system. 15) Jude 394 . (Matthew 15:1-11) These two groups made up the vast majority of Judaism in the first century C.

Then Joshua assumed the leadership roll and following his death the period of the Judges extended about 300 years. 2) The apostle Peter spoke about a “Day of Judgment and the destruction of ungodly men. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River Valley formed the eastern boundary. Samson and Manasseh. the Messiah was born at Bethlehem in Judea. 2) The book of Revelation speaks of Babylon the great who will be completely burned with fire. It included the territories of the tribes of Judah. Jesus Christ and his apostles taught that there would be a future time when both the living and the dead would be brought-to-judgment. 8:16) Revelation 20:12 tells us that the resurrected dead “were judged according to the things written in the books. Moses acted as mediator of the Law covenant and as God’s appointed leader he judged Israel for 40 years. 11:21-24.E. (Revelation 19:11-16) The judging on Judgment Day will be fair. Simeon. Samaria bordered on the north and Idumea to the south. (Revelation 17:1-6. (Matthew 10:15. 19:1. (James 2: 17-26) (John 3:16. and part of Ephraim. Gideon. (Revelation 19:1. Benjamin. 2) (John 5:30. 42) (2 Timothy 4:1. 18:8. 20. 12:41.” This indicates that faith as well as works are required of the true believer. according to their works. righteous and true because Jehovah God’s judgments are always righteous and He will use His Son Jesus Christ to carrie out judgment. 11) Under the Roman Empire Judea was considered a province. 36) JUDGMENT SEAT. JUDEA: Judea encompassed an area of approximately fifty miles from east to west and thirty miles from north to south. Included among the judges were Barak. (Judge 2:16) (Acts 13:20) The judges were selected and appointed by Jehovah from the various tribes of Israel. JUDGE: A judge is a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice. SIT IN JUDGMENT: The judgment seat was a raised platform from which officials could sit and address 395 .” (2 Peter 3:7) And in the book of Revelation the “Word of God” (Jesus Christ) is identified as the one who will strike the nations with a long sword. Jesus Christ. Twelve judges were appointed during that period of time. JUDGMENT DAY: Judgment Day is a day or period of time when mankind is called to account by God. when he wrote the letter of Jude.395 was probably somewhere in Palestine in the year 65 C. Dan. (Matthew 2:3-6) (Luke 2:10.

JULIUS: Julius was a Roman army officer or centurion of the band of Augustus. 60:13) JUSHAB-HESED: Jushab-hesed was one of Zerubbabel’s sons. (1 Chronicles 3:19. and walk humbly with your God. the Juniperus excelsa. (Matthew 27:19) (John 19:13) (Acts 25:6. She was daughter of Beeri the Hittite and a constant source of bitterness to Isaac and Rebekah. It is the administration of law. customs and rules. JUNIPER TREE: The Juniper tree. Paul says they were well known among the apostles for they had a fine reputation with the apostles. (2 Corinthians 5:10) This is also called the judgment seat of God who judges by means of his Son. Paul traveled in his custody to Rome. 10. 27) We must appear before the judgment seat of Christ. (Exodus 26:30) (Genesis 40:13) (2 Chronicles 4:20) (Leviticus 5:10) Jehovah God is the supreme Judge and Law Giver. (Isaiah 41:19. 35) JULIA: The apostle Paul sent greetings to Julia. is a native of Lebanon and is regularly associted with Lebanon. Julia might have been the wife or sister of Philologus. 9:11) (2 Chronicles 2:8) Juniper wood was used in the temple built by Solomon. (Genesis 18:19) (Job 8:3) (Amos 5:24) It is based on plans.396 crowds of people to announce their decisions. (Romans 16:15) She was a member of the congregation at Rome. (Acts 27:1-44) JUNIAS : The apostle Paul sent Junias a special greeting at Romans 16:7. 37:28) (Isaiah 33:22) We read at Micah 6:8 what Jehovah God requires of man: “You should display justice. 396 . Other than its connection to the law justice is no different than righteousness. (Genesis 26:34. (Job 37:23) (Psalms 33:5. 17) God has appointed his Son to do all judging. It was imported from Lebanon by King Solomon. (John 5:22. 20) JUSTICE: Justice is the quality of being just or fair. (1 Kings 5:8-10. 55:13. (2 Chronicles 3:5) (1 Kings 6:34) It is mentioned in the restoration prophecies when describing the beauty of the land of God’s people.” This justice that Man should display is also known as righteousness. (Romans 14:10) JUDITH: Judith was a wife of Esau. love kindness.

(Joshua 15:20. The apostles cast lots and the appointment fell to Matthias. Sinners may be acquitted of guilt from sin by putting faith in Jesus Christ. (Joshua 15:21) KADESH. (Acts 1:23-26) JUSTUS OF CORINTH: This man was a believer who lived in a house next to the synagogue in Corinth. 55.397 JUSTIFICATION: Greek “dikaiosis” is the act of God declaring men free from guilt and acceptable to him.16) Juttah is recognized as the modern city of Yatta. (Genesis 16:7. SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY K KABZEEL: Kabzeel was a city in the southern part of Judah. We are declaired righteous because of our faith. KADESH-BARNEA: Kadesh-Barnea was an Israelite wilderness camp in the Edomite territory near the way to Shur. (Acts 18:1-7) JUSTUS. 397 . the Son of God can offer the justification necessary for the forgiveness of our sins. Justus was obviously a mature disciple of Jesus Christ or he would not have been recommended. six miles south of Hebron. JOSEPH BARSABBAS: Joseph Barsabbas was given the surname “Justus. 11) JUTTAH: This is a site in the mountains of Judah that was given to the sons of Aaron as a priestly city. 48.14) (Numbers 20:14-16) KADMIEL: Kadmiel was a Levite who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel. Jewish opposition caused Paul to reside with Aquila and Priscilla and continue preaching there. (Hebrews 10:36)(Genesis 15:6) We are also declaired righteous by works. (John 3:16. PAUL’S FELLOW WORKER: This Jewish man. also named Jesus. 36) JUSTUS. 21:13. worked with the apostle Paul during his first imprison ment in Rome. Members of his family accompanied him on the trip. (James 2:21-26) But only Jesus Christ. (Colossians 4:10.” He and Matthias were recommended as possible replacements to Judas Iscariot as an apostle.

KAREAH: This man came from Judah. 20. KANAH: The boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh was the Kanah Valley. This occurs in Akkadian inscriptions as the name of Saturn. Nu 24:22. 43. 40) (Nehemiah 7:6-7. (2 Kings 25:21-23) (Jeremiah 40:7. KALLAI: He was the head of the paternal house of Sallai. (Joshua 16:8. 26) Kallai was a priest in the days of the high priest Joiakim. 17:9) KAPH: The eleventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Kaph. His sons Johanan and Jonathan were chiefs of military forces in Judah. 12:1. 24) (Ezra 3:9) KADMONITES: Jehovah promised the Kadmonite lands to Abram’s seed at Geneses 15:18-21.398 Kadmiel and his sons helped supervise the temple reconstruction. (Ezra 2:1-2. (Judges 8:10-11) KARTAN: Kartan was a city given to the Merarite Levites out of the inheritance of Zebulun. This was a campsite east of the Jordan River. It is also refered to as Kenites at Judges 4:11. KAIN: This name was used in a proverbial utterance at Balaam to refer to the tribe of the Kenites. (Joshua 15:1-3) KARKOR: Judge Gideon launched a surprise military maneuver against the remaining forces of Midianite Kings Zebah and Zalmunna at Karkor. There was a city in the mountainous region of Judah named Kain. KAMON: Kamon was the burial place of Judge Jair as referenced at Judges 10:5. or star of your god. 57) KAIWAN: Kaiwan appears to have been the star god. 8. (Joshua 21:34) 398 . (Joshua 15:1. mentioned at Amos 5:26 and Acts 7:43. 48. 8) KARKA: Karka was a site on the boundary of Judah between the second Addar and Azmon. a star god. (Nehemiah 12:12.

20:7) Judge Barak resided at Kedesh. 21:32. 17:20) (1 Chronicle 1:31) KEDEMOTH: The Wilderness of Kedemoth and the city of Kedemoth were East of the Jordan River. 21:34-37) (1 Chronicles 6:77-79) KEDESH.C. In fulfillment of Jehovah’s promise to Abraham Kedemah was one of the 12 chieftains produce by Ishmael. (Jeremiah 2:10. (Genesis 25:1315) (1 Chronicles 1:29-31) The land of Kedar. 33) (1 Chronicles 6:71. The city was conquered by Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser III during the rule of Israel’s King Pekah during the years 778-759 B. (1 Chronicles 6:71. CITY OF NAPHTALI: This city belonged to the tribe of Naphtali. They were also known as the sons of the East. (Genesis 25:15. 76) It was also called Kedesh-naphtali and Kedesh in Galilee. (2 Kings 15:29) KEDESH-BARNEA: This city was in southern Judah believed to be Kadesh-barnea. 15) (Judges 1:30) KEDAR: 1. (Numbers 33:22. (Deuteronomy 2:26-27) Later the land was given to the Rubenites and later to the Merarite Levites.399 KARTAN: A city of Naphtali given to the Gershonite Levites is Kartan. 23) 399 . (Joshua 13:15-18. CITY IN ISSACHAR: This site in Issachar was assigned to the sons of Gershom. (Joshua 15:21. 72) KEHELATHAH: The word means congregation. (Joshua 21:27. Moses sent messengers to Amorite King Sihon requesting permission to pass through this land. The Arab tribe descended from Ishmael’s son Kedar inhabited it. (Joshua 19:10. He was one of the 12 sons of Ishmael. 49:28-29) KEDEMAH: Kedemah was a son of Ishmael. (Judges 4:6. 23) KEDESH. It is one of the places where the Israelites camped when they wondered in the wilderness. 32) KATTATH: Kattath was a city of Zebulun. (Joshua 20:7. It was given to the Gershonites and set aside as a city of refuge. It was sometimes considered to be the same as Kitron.E.

44) (1 Samuel 23:7) It was founded or governed early on by Calebites. FATHER OF HASHABIAH: This Levite was the leader of the tribe of Levi in David’s time. He was one of 12 men appointed by God through Moses to divide the land of Canaan among the Israelites. 43) (1 Chronicles 1:36. 44) KEMUEL. son of Enosh in the genealogy at Luke 3:37. 19) David once saved Keilah from Philistine attackers. SON OF SHIPHTAN: This Kemuel was head of the tribe of Ephraim. 17) KELITA. KEMUEL. (Joshua 15:20. 42. (Numbers 32:42) KENAZ. He was asheik in the land of Edom. ALSO CALLED KELAIAH: This man was one of the Levites of Ezra’s time who insisted on sending foreign wives away. a co-worker of Ezra the priest. EXPLAINED THE LAW: Kelita was a Levite who assisted Ezra in explaining the law to the people. 33. Latter he and his men escaped from the city to avoid capture by Saul’s army. 8. (Numbers 34:16-29) KEMUEL. 21. (Genesis 36:11. 10:10) KENAN: Kenan was the son of Enosh. (1 Samuel 23:5. (Nehemiah 8:7. 53) 400 . (Genesis 22:20. SON OF NAHOR: Kemuel was a son of Abraham’s brother Nahor and his wife Milcah. a Manassite who called it by is own name. (1 Chronicles 27:16. His son was Aram. That made him the grandson of Seth and great grandson of Adam. (Genesis 5:3-14) (1 Chronicles 1: 1. KENATH: This site was capture by Nobath. (1 Chronicles 4:15. 8-13) KELAIAH: This is another name for the Levite Kelita. 15. He lived 910 years. (Ezra 10:23) KELITA. 37. 2) Luke listed him as Cainan.400 KEILAH: This fortified Judean city was in the Shephelah. (Ezra 10:23. SON OF ELIPHAZ: Kenaz was the son of Eliphaz.

401 KENAZ. The Moabite Stone does not tell its location. fulfil. they moved into the Negeb and spread over Edom and southern Judah. 14) KEEP/KEPT: Greek: tereo. 11) (1 Chronicles 4:13) KENAZ. Caleb was called “the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite. He fathered Othniel and Seraiah. or activity. 19) Prior to the Israelite conquest of the Promised Land. 43. keep. (Genesis 15:18.” (Numbers 32:12) (Joshua 14:6. 46. (Joshua 15:17) (Judges 1:13. (Job 42:12-14) Her name indicates she had beautiful eyes. Some of them returned from the Babylonian exile. Jehovah blessed him very much. (Joshua 15:25) KEROS: Keros was the founder of a family of Nethinim. 2. (Ezra 2:1. (1 Chronicles 4:15) KENITE: People who resided in Canaan in the days of Abram (Abraham) were called Kenites. Cause to remain in a certain state. The Bible recounts that no women were found to be as beautiful as Job’s daughters in all the land. SON OF JEPHUNNEH: Kenaz was the son of Jephunneh. adhere to them. not violated or disregarded. SON OF CALEB: This Kenaz was son of Caleb. His brother was Caleb. Having to do with obedience: “He that has my commandments and keeps them loves me…” (John 14:21) KEREN-HAPPUCH: She was the third and youngest of the daughters born to Job after his great test and suffering ended. 47) 401 . KERIOTH-HEZRON: This was another name for Hazor. Maintain. (Genesis 15:18-21) KENIZZITE: A Kenizzite was a member of a non-Israelite people. 3:9. Jehovah promised their territory to Abram’s seed. obey. (Job 42:15) KERIOTH: Kerioth was a place mentioned in two prophecies against Moab. They lived in or near Canaan. but it does indicate that the god Chemosh had a sanctuary there. His father was Jephunneh. (Jeremiah 48:24) (Amos 2:2) It appears to be a city made up of several smaller towns. position. 44) (Nehemiah 7:6. 7. It was a town of Judah about twelve miles south of Hebron. such as promises kept.

31) The people were greedy and collected more then they were instructed to collect. (Judges 3:25) (Matthew 16:19) (Luke 11:52) (Revelation 1:18) The word key is used often in the Holy Scriptures. Medan. (Job 9:9) (Amos 5:8) KETURAH: Keturah was a wife of Abraham and the mother of six of his sons. (Numbers 11:32-35) KIBZAIM: Kibzaim was an Ephraimite city given to the Kohathite Levites. (Psalm 7:9. 3:7) KEZIAH: She was the second of the three daughters of Job born after his severe trial and later restoration and blessing by Jehovah. 33:16. 20. (Genesis 37:27. When used figuratively the term refers to the deepest thoughts and emotions of one’s personality. Zimran. (Job 42:14) KIBROTH-HATTAAVAH: This is the site where the Israelites camped and the crowd expressed selfish longing for the food of Egypt. and Shuah. 40:15) The apostle Paul said that the law is for the lawless persons. (Exodus 21:16) (Deuteronomy 24:7) Jacob’s son Joseph was a victim of kidnapping when his brothers captured him and sold him into slavery. Midian. (Isaiah 22:22) (Revelation 1:8. including kidnappers at 1st Timothy 1:8-11. and Hazeroth. the traditional site of Mount Siani. (Genesis 25:1-4) KEY: Hebrew: maphteah. Jehovah God provided them with a month’s supply of quail. KIDNEYS. Ishbak. 66:10) Jesus 402 . (Numbers 11:19.402 KESIL CONSTELLATION: The Hebrew word kesil’ means stupid. 26:2. 17) (Deuteronomy 9:22) It was located halfway between Jebel Musa. Their function is to filter impurities from the blood. (Psalm 49:10) The term generally applies to designate a stellar body or group such as Orion. Key is used figuratively of power or authority or office. means instrument used for opening and shutting. The kidnapper was put to death. (Joshua 21:20-22) KIDNAPPING: Kidnapping is the unlawful act of capturing or carrying away a person against his will. MIND AND HEART: The kidneys are located in the lower back. ancestors of Arabian peoples. The penalty for kidnapping under the Mosaic Law was capital punishment. Greek: kleis. Jokshan. 28. (Numbers 11:4.

and elephants are still elephants. considerate. KINDNESS: Kindness is a fruitage or fruit of God’s Spirit. (Genesis 4:22. 22. 11:3) (Exodus 9:8-10) KIMAH CONSTELLATION: Reference is made at Job 9:9. 24. From the earliest human record until now dogs are still dogs.” 403 . The missing links of the evolution theory are still missing more than 100 years after Charles Darwin dreamt up the evolution nightmare. and horses are still horses and they always will be. It starts north of Jerusalem and runs south southeastward along the city. Jehovah God asks Job if he can tie fast the bonds of the Kimah constellation. sympathetic.403 quoted Isaiah 29:13 at Matthew 15:7-8 when speaking of innermost thoughts of the heart. KIDRON VALLEY: This valley separates Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. Jeremiah offered prophesy that pointed to a time when the terraces as far as the Kidron Valley would be holy to Jehovah at Jeremiah 31:40.” (Genesis 1:11. It is a dry area except for an occasional heavy rain. KIN. (Galatians 5:22) It is the quality of being warm-hearted. The Hebrew word kivshan’ means a heating chamber or furnace. The New Simplified Bible refers to the Pleiades. 12. forgiving and loving. tender. It could be talking about Pleiades. 21. (Joshua 15:21-22) Wadi el-Qeini was nearby. KINSMAN: Kin is a relative by common ancestry or by marriage. GOD CREATED ACCORDING TO KIND: Genesis chapter one reveals that God created all living things “after their kind. A Kinsman is a male relative KINAH: Kinah was a city located in southern Judah. 38:31 and Amos 5:8 to a celestial constellation. Sometimes referred to as related by blood. firing pottery and processing lime. a star group formed of seven large stars and other smaller ones situated 300 light years from the sun. KIND. KILN: Kilns of ancient times were used for baking bricks. The principal word for kindness in the Greek Scriptures is “khre-sto’tes. 25) (1 Corinthians 14:33) There is no Bible record of a living thing evolving gradually from one kind of animal to another. Some relate this to the compactness of the Pleiades star cluster.

The kings of Judah were subordinate kings who represented God’s sovereignty on earth. Recommended reading on this subject includes: Psalm 2. 1 Co 15:23-28. King: Jesus Christ the Son of God. Matthew 6:10. This is because Jehovah placed him in the position of ruling the universe. 21:2122) (Deuteronomy 2:26-27) This road extended from the Gulf of Aqaba as far as the Jabbok. 4. His power is far greater than the power of earthly kings. the north boundary of Sihon’s territory. to the small city-kingdoms such as those in Canaan at the time of the Israelite conquest. Babylon. Revelation 5:9-10. 3. (4) Subjects. Earthly kingdoms ranged in size and influence from the mighty world powers such as Egypt. (Philippians 2:9-11) (Revelation 19:16) This was done to the glory of God the Father. (Psalm 103:19-22) (Daniel 6:10) The Kingdom of God is the expression and exercise of God’s universal sovereignty. Medo-Persia. 2. 11:22) (Titus 3:4. (Numbers 20:17. 404 . (Matthew 11:30) They are urged to clothe themselves with kindness at Colossians 3:12 and Ephesians 4:32. 20:6. 5) Christians are under the kindly yoke of Christ. KING’S ROAD: The King’s Road was the road traveled on when passing through Edomite territory and the Amorite realm of King Sihon. Sovereign territory: Heaven and Earth. (3) Sovereign territory. (Joshua 12:7-24) Governmental structure varied between kingdoms. Assyria. Jehovah God. 21:1-4. Jesus is also a subordinate King. Capital City: Heaven. Psalm 110. Luke 22:28-30. They promised not to depart from it.404 Jehovah God is the kindest of all beings and therefore sets an example for his believers. The Kingdom of God requires four basic things: 1. (Philemon 2:11) KINGDOM: A kingdom requires four basic things: (1) King. He possesses unlimited power and authority. KING: A king is a male sovereign ruler of a kingdom. KINGDOM OF GOD: Jehovah God was Sovereign Ruler long before human kingdoms developed. Greece and Rome (See WORLD POWERS). In the spirit realm he was respected and obeyed by angel creatures numbering into the millions. This will be accomplished through a royal government headed by Jehovah God’s appointed king Jesus Christ. (Luke 6:35) (Romans 2:4. Subjects: Righteous people living in the territory. Jehovah is the supreme King. (2) Capital City. He serves under the far greater authority of his heavenly Father.

(Numbers 22:36. (Jeremiah 48:1) (Ezekiel 25:9) KIRIATH-ARBA: This is the ancient name for the city of Hebron. Kiriath-Baal was an alternate name for the Judean city of Kiriath-jearim. 39. (Joshua 14:15) KIRIATH-BAAL: Known as the Town of Baal. 18:11. The name was used after the Babylonian exile. 9. 18:14) KIRIATH-HUZOTH: This town was located in Moab somewhere between the Arnon River and Bamothbaal. (Numbers 32:37) (Joshua 13:15. It was located about 8 miles 405 . (Joshua 9:17) It was also known as Baalah. 41) KIRIATH-JEARIM: Referred to as the Town of the Forests. (Nehemiah 11:25) The city was founded by Arba the great man among the Anakim. and Kiriath-baal. (Amos 9:7) Jehovah revealed through his prophet Amos that the Aramaeans would return to Kir as exiles. 14) (Judges 18:12) KIRIATH-SANNAH: Kiriath-sannah was a town in Judea assigned to the Asronic priests. (Amos 1:5) (1 Kings 16:79) KIR-HARESETH: This was possibly another name for Kir of Moab. Kiriath-Jearim was associated with the Gibeonites. (2 Kings 3:25) (Isaiah 16:7) KIR-HERES: This could be an alternate name for Kir-Hareseth or Kir of Moab. (Jeremiah 48:31. 36) KIRIATH: Kiriath was a city of Benjamin thought to be the same as Kiriath-jearim. (Joshua 15:60. (Joshua 18:28) KIRIATHAIM: This city was east of Jordan.405 KIR: Kir was the place from which the Aramaeans came to Syria. 60) Later Kiriath-jearim belonged to Judah and bordered on Benjamite territory. (Joshua 15:1. It was built by the Reubenites and was a one time under Moabite control. a city identified with modern Karak. (Joshua 15:9. 19) It is mentioned in the prophecies of Jeremiah and Ezekiel as a city of Moab that was to experience calamity.

36) KISH. The modern name is Karak. 16. 15:17) KISHION: Kishion was a boundary city of Issachar. He was the father of the musician Ethan. FATHER OF SAUL: Kish was a Benjamite living at Gibeah. 15) KIRIATH-SEPHER: This is the ancient name for Debir. 14:51) (Acts 13:21) He was a wealthy member of the family of the Matrites. 12) KIR OF MOAB: This city in Moab was probably it’s capital at one time. who was father of King Saul. SON OF ABDI: Kish was a Levite of King Hezekiah’s reign. Debir is another name for this town. a priestly city in the territory of Judah about 8 miles southwest of Hebron. 44. (Joshua 15:15. 21:13. (1 Chronicles 23:21. 22. One of the sons of Kish was Jerahmeel. (1 Chronicles 6:16. He was one of the Levites who helped clean the temple. 15) (Judges 1:11. (1 Samuel 9:1.406 southwest of Hebron. 18. SON OF MAHLI: Kish was a Merarite Levite who was the son of Mahli and brother of Eleazar. (Joshua 19:17. (1 Chronicles 8:29. (1 Samuel 10:26. 10:21) He was the son of Ner and grandson of Jeiel. Kir-hareseth and Kir-heres. ANCESTOR OF MORDECAI: This Kish was a Benjamite ancestor of Estherl’s cousin Mordecai. (1 Chronicles 8:29-33. Several names are listed for this city in the Aramaic Targum: Kir of Moab. 21:13. 28) 406 . 24:29) KISH. (Isaiah 16:11) (Jeremiah 48:31. 12-17) KISH. (2 Chronicles 29:1-5. (Esther 2:5-7) KISHI: This is the shortened form of Kushaiah. (Isaiah 15:1) Isaiah prophesied that the Moabites would mourn for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth. It was assigned to the Gershonites. SON OF JEIEL: This Kish was a Benjamite whose wife was Maacah. (Isaiah 16:6-7) Isaiah’s innermost being was moved by the message of woe for Kir-hareseth. (1 Chronicles 9:35-39) KISH. 30) His brother Ner was the grandfather of Saul. (Joshua 15:49. 9:35-39) KISH. Israel’s first king. 21:27.

407 KISHON RIVER: The Kishon River winds in a northwesterly direction from the hills near Tanach through the Plain of Jezreel. Flour and water were mixed in it. 29:11. earthenware or bronze. or even his feet. (1 Samuel 20:41. (Luke 7:37. The black kite and the red kite are both found in Palestine. 38. They are included among the unclean birds according to the Law. 44. Jesus Christ gave the example of kneeling in 407 . (Hosea 7:4) Most kneading bowls or troughs were ten inches wide and three inches deep. (Genesis 27:26. 45) It served as a token of affection or respect. (Romans 16:16) (1 Corinthians 16:20) (2 Corinthians 13:12) (1 Thessalonians 5:26) KITE: The kite is a bird of prey and a scavenger. (Judges 1:30) KITTIM: Kittim is listed as one of the four sons of Javan. (Judges 4:6. (Genesis 18:6) (1 Samuel 28:24) The kneading was done with hands. (Genesis 11:4) (1 Chronicles 1:7) KNEADING TROUGH: This shallow portable bowl was usually made of wood. 31:28. KNEEL: The knee is the joint in the leg used for support and flexibility. (Leviticus 11:13. KNEE. They were worked into dough. 45:15) (Exodus 18:7) It was also a gesture of affection between close friends. though the Egyptians also used their feet at times. 42) (2 Samuel 19:39) Early Christians were told to greet one another with a Holy Kiss. 10) KISS: Kissing is the act of kissing or touching one’s lips to those of another. Kissing in Biblical times was common not only between male and female relatives but also between male relatives. 27. 14) (Deuteronomy 14:12. (Proverbs 24:26) Also kissing another person’s cheek. It expands from an average of twenty feet wide to over 66 feet wide during the spring runoff. It flows through a narrow gorge between Mount Carmel to the Plain of Acco and then empties into the Mediterranean. Wobbling or enfeebled knees portray weakness and knocking knees convey fear. The mass of dough was allowed to rise in the kneading trough before baking. (Job 4:4) (Psalm 109:24) (Isaiah 35:3) (Daniel 5:6) (Hebrews 12:12) Kneeling for the purpose of prayer is a common practice. 13) (1 Kings 18:40) (Psalm 83:9. 13) KITRON: Kitron was a city from which the Zebulunites failed to expel the Canaanite inhabitants.

KNOB: The knob was an ornamental part of the golden lamp stand used in the tabernacle. Abraham used a slaughtering knife when he was about to sacrifice Isaac. be aware of the truth of something. (Ezekiel 23:23) KOHATH: Kohath was the second of the three sons of Levi. Ezekiel prophesied that the people of Koa would supply some of the enemy forces that would assault unfaithful Jerusalem and Judah. that they might know thee the only true God. True Christians know the truth from the Holy Scriptures and share it with others. We learn about a secretary’s knife at Jeremiah 36:23. Wisdom is the application of knowledge and experience. possess knowledge or information. and Uzziel. (Genesis 46:11) (Exodus 6:16) (1 Chronicles 6:1) He was the father of Amram.” which means: know. a region of Babylon east of the Tigras River. 10) Levite priests used a similar knife. not human wisdom.408 prayer to God in the garden of Gethsemane as recorded at Luke 22:41. (Psalm 36:9) (Acts 17:25. Hebron. 28) Respect and reverence for God is the beginning of knowledge. (Proverbs 1:7) Christians are required to have accurate knowledge of both Jehovah God and Jesus Christ his only begotten Son. observation and study make up knowledge. (Exodus 25:31-36. be sure. “This is life eternal. on the border of Elam and Media. understand. (Exodus 6:18) (Numbers 408 . (1 Corinthians 2) KOA: Koa was a territory in Mesopotamia. Perceive. Jehovah is the Source of knowledge and life. have intimate knowledge. (Proverbs 4:7) (Proverbs 15:2) We should seek God’s wisdom. KNIFE: Hebrew: ma’akhe’leth means knife. (Genesis 22:6. (Judges 19:29) We read about a people whose teeth are like swords and knives at Proverbs 30:14. and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. Izhar. 37:17-22) KNOW: Greek: ginosko. The Hebrew words “kaph-tohr” or “kaphtor” means a round protrusion. (John 17:3) (Philippians 1:9) (2 Peter 3:18) Two words translated knowledge from the Greek are “gno’sis” and “epi’gnosis. perceive. recognize or be aware of a fact or a specific piece of information.” Both are related to the verb “gino’sko. an instrument for cutting.” (John 17:3) (KJV) KNOWLEDGE: Facts acquired by personal experience. understand.

Dathan. (Exodus 6:18) KOHATHITE: The Kohathites or sons of Kohath were descendants of the family head. who was one of the three sons of Levi. The earth swallowed them up and covered them over. (Exodus 6:18. (Jeremiah 29:21) KOLAIAH. 7) KORAH THE KORATHITE LEVITE: Korah was a Kohathite Levite of the family of Izhar. (Numbers 3:17. (Exodus 6:16. (Numbers 16:41-50) The sons of Korah did not follow their father and their descendants and they later became prominent in the Levitical service. (Nehemiah 11:4. 409 . Korah joined up with the Reubenites.C. 18. 21) (1 Chronicles 6:1. Abiram and On along with 250 chieftains of the assembly to rebel against the authority of Moses and Aaron. God spoke to Moses.700 persons died as a result of this scourge from Jehovah God. They were descendants of Korah and they rebelled in Moses’ day. 24) (Numbers 16:1-3) The sons of Korah are mentioned at Psalms 42. He was among the Jews in Babylonian exile before Jerusalem was destroyed in 607 B. (Numbers 16:3-11) Korah and the 250 men with him stood at the entrance of the tent of meeting. (Numbers 16:18-34) A total of 14. FATHER OF AHAB: Kolaiah was father of the false prophet Ahab.E. He lived in Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s day after the Babylonian exile. Kohath. 85. Jehovah did not hold the sons of Korah accountable for their error. 87. and Abiram. 21. Dathan. 84. (Genesis 46:11) (Numbers 26:57) KOLAIAH. 27) Kohath lived 133 years. one of the three large divisions of the Levites. They were faithful and therefore were blessed and honored with temple service. He told them to move away from the tabernacles of Korah. 88. Suddenly the earth opened up and swallowed them and their households and all that belonged to Korah. (Numbers 26:9-11) KORAHITE: The Korahites were a paternal house of the Kohahite Levites. 22) The Israelites were following Moses through the wilderness.409 3:19) (1 Chronicles 6:2) He was the ancestor of the Kohathites. Jehovah’s glory appeared to the entire assembly. Though their forefathers rebelled. 44-49. 2. ANCESTOR OF SALLU: Kolaiah was a Benjamite and an ancestor of Salu.

29. He was a descendant of Judah. 21) (1 Chronicles 9:19. He was one of the group of Levite singers and musicians of David’s day. SONS OF ASAPH: Kore was a Kohathite Levite of the sons of Asaph. (Genesis 24:15. (Genesis 24:10. the sonof Imnah and the gate-keeper to the east of the temple in King Hezekiah’s reign. God told Eve: “I will greatly increase your pains of childbirth. (1 Chronicles 15:16-17) It appears Kushaiah was called Kishi at 1 Chronicles 6:44. 28:6. He was the son of Bethuel and the brother of Rebekah. 8) KUSHAIAH: Kushaiah was a Levite of the family of Merari and the father or ancestor of Ethan. (Genesis 37:25. It is used in perfumes. (1 Chronicles 4:1.” The apostle Paul symbolically used childbirth when he wrote the Thessalonians: “For you know perfectly that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. He became father to Anub and Zobebah and the families of Aharhel the son of Harum. He was a descendant of Korah. 27:43. 18. (Exodus 6:16. gum. (Genesis 29:16) Laban lived at the city of Haran in Paddan-aram in Mesopotamia. 5) LABDANUM: Hebrew: nekho’th means spices. It is soft. and resin. KYRIOS: This is the Greek word for “lord. (1 Chronicles 4:21) LABAN: Laban was the grandson of Abraham’s brother Nahor. He was in charge of the voluntary offerings with men under his control. 26:1) KORE.410 KORE. 410 . black or dark-brown and has a bitter taste but a fragrant odor. 43:11) LABOR PAINS: The physically distressing experience that occurs when giving birth is called labor pains. incense and medicine.” (See: LORD) SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY L LAADAH: Laadah was the second of two sons of Shelah. 29:4. 28:5) He was the father of Leah and Rachel. SON OF IMNAH: This Kore was a Levite. (2 Chronicles 31:14-16) KOZ: Koz was a descendant of Judah.

It is clearly symbolic since fire is a physical thing. 21:8) The Devil is thrown into the lake. 14. 33. LAKE OF FIRE: Fire is symbolic of total destruction.E besieged Lachish.000 residents.411 When they say. (1 Chronicles 20:5) (2 Samuel 21:19) LAHMAM: This was a Judean city in the Shephelah. Everyone thrown into the Lake of Fire undergo the second death. (Revelation 20:14) There is no 411 . (Genesis 28:13) Jesus may have had that vision in mind when he told his disciples: You will see angels of God ascending and descending to the Son of man. (Numbers 3:24) LAHAD: A descendant of Judah. God’s angels ascended and descended on the ladder. Death and the grave were hurled into the lake of fire. as labor pains come to a pregnant woman. a spiritual activity. However the Lake of Fire is called the second death. 40) It was about 3 miles east of Lachish. LADDER: Jacob’s ladder comes from the Hebrew term “sul-lam” and it refers to the ladder Jacob saw in a dream recorded at Genesis 28:13. The Devil is a spirit and could not be destroyed by a physical fire. The Lake of Fire is only found in chapters 20 and 21 of the book of Revelation. He saw a ladder standing on the earth with it top reaching to heaven. 33. 39) It was located along a strategic position on the road linking Jerusalem with Egypt. (1 Chronicles 4:1-2) LAHMI: This could be the brother of the Goliath that David killed or it could be the second of two Goliaths. Lahad was the second son of Jahath. (Joshua 15:20. ‘Peace and security. (Revelation 20:10. A representation of Jehovah God was above it. They will not escape. (John 1:51) LAEL: He was a Levite and the father of Eliasaph of the Gershonites during Israel’s trek in the wilderness. No one knows for sure.’ then sudden destruction will come upon them.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2. It appears a double wall with many towers encompassed the city of about 7. LAISHAH: This town in the territory of Benjamin is mentioned at Isaiah 10:30. Assyrian King Sennacherib in 732 B.C. (Joshua 15:21. 3) LACHISH: Lachish was a Judean city in the Shephelah.

This is because these sacrifices foreshadowed the perfect sacrifice of Christ. 20) (Malachi 1:8. (Romans 12:1) LAMECH. (Acts 3:2. usually physical. (Psalm 119:80-96) LAMENTATIONS: A lamentation is a cry of sorrow and grief. 33) LAME: Lameness is a handicap. He had faith in God and fathered Noah. His lifetime and Adam’s overlapped. (Genesis 4:4) (Exodus 12:3-10) Jesus was the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. (Ecclesiates 9:5) SEE DEATH. Jabal and Jubal. Adah and Zillah. 13) Christians are commanded to present their bodies as living sacrifices. (Genesis 5:29) These words came true during Noah’s lifetime. (Deuteronomy 15:21) (Leviticus 22:19. Jerome’s Latin Vulgate calls it Lamentationes. (Joshua 19:32. He was the first poygamist of Bible record with two wives. LAKKUM: Lakkum was a boundary site of Naphtali. a cry of sorrow. 14:8) A lame person was not allowed to serve in the Aaronic priesthood. Septuagint translators called the book “Threnoi” meaning dirges. SON OF METHUSHAEL: Lamech was a descendant of Cain. LAMEDH: This is the twelveth letter in the Hebrew alphabet. (Leviticus 21:16-23) Jehovah would not permit the sacrifice of any lame or defective animal. (Genesis 8:21) His name is listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ at Luke 3:36. SON OF METHUSELAH: This son of Methuselah was a descendant of Seth. He had two sons by Adah. which is the root for the English name Lamentations LAMB: The Israelites offered an animal as a gift sacrifice to God. LAMECH. The Book of Lamentations is just that. (Genesis 4:19-22) Lamech fathered Tubal-cain by Zillah. Lamech said of Noah that he would comfort us from our work and from the pain of our hands because of the curse Jehovah brought.412 consciousness and no feeling of pain or suffering in death. All of Lamech’s offspring parished in the Great Flood of Noah’s Day. (John 1:29-36) (1 Corinthians 5:7) (1 Peter 1:19) 412 . that prevents a person from walking.

50:10-12) Jehovah God demanded there be no poor in the land. so all water had to be piped to Laodicea and was warm when it reached the city. 15) 413 . It was a city of great wealth known for manufacturing and banking. When a transaction took place it was legalized before the townspeople. LAMP STANDS: Also call candlesticks. (Proverbs 24:20) Jesus compared the eye to a lamp at Matthew 6:22-23. (Revelation 1:20) LANDOWNER: A landowner is a holder or a proprietor of land. Jehovah told the people that they were not actually the owners of the Promised Land but it was only held in trust. (John 18:3) Lamps were made of earthenware or bronze depending on the need for portability. (2 Peter 1:19) When a person’s lamp is extinguished there is no future for him. landowners of land since the beginning. The Laodicean congregation in the first century met at the home of Nympha. (Psalm 24:1. Your Word is a lamp to my food and a light to my roadway. There have been “bealim”. Greek and Aramaic were also commonly spoken. The five discreet virgins of Jesus illustration each had oil burning lamps. David praise Jehovah and called him his lamp at 2 Samuel 22:29. it is symbolic for congregations or churches. Hebrew.413 LAMP: A lamp is a vessel used to produce light. The wick was dipped in oil and then burned to make artificial light. LANGUAGE: The world spoke only one language. Any land he sold was to be returned to him. (Colossians 4:12. (Genesis 47:20-26) Jehovah is ultimately the supreme landowner. (Genesis 23:1-20) Joseph bought land for Pharaoh from Egyptian landowners in exchange for food during a famine in Egypt. a Christian sister there. (Genesis 11:1-9) Latin was spoken in the Roman Empire. Epaphras was active in the establishment of the new congregation. 5) Every fifty years. (Matthew 25:1-4) The mob that came to arrest Jesus lighted their way with lamps and torches. every man returned to his inheritance. 13. (Psalm 119:105) The prophetic word is like a light shining in a dark place. It had no permanent water supply. (Deuteronomy 15:4. the Jubilee year. (John 19:20) (Acts 21:37) LAODICEA: Laodicea was a city in the western part of Asia Minor about 90 miles east of Ephesus.

and Romanian. Spanish. (Ecclesiates 9:7) 414 . French. (Acts 27:8) LASHA: Lasha was part of the Canaanite boundary description found at Genesis 10:19. LAST SUPPER: See LORD’S EVENING MEAL LATIN: Many people throughout the Roman Empire spoke Latin. 28) (Proverbs 7:6-13) LAUGHTER: Jehovah God is the happy God and he wants his servants to be happy. or the last days of this system at Matthew 24. Mark 13. (1 Timothy 1:11) The Scriptures tell us. The last half of the second century C.” (Ecclesiates 3:1. and Luke 21. (Ezekiel 38:8. END OF THE AGE: The term last days or comparable expressions such as final part of the days were used in the Bible to designate a time when events of history culminate. Portuguese. Jerome wrote the Latin Vulgate translation of the Holy Scriptures in the year 405 C. The word Latin occurs only once in the Bible at John 19:20.414 LAPPIDOTH: Lappidoth was the husband of the Israelite prophetess Deborah. 11:24) (Daniel 12:13) We read about a time of judgment as the last days at John 12:48. Latin was the parent of the Romance languages: Italian. “There is a time to weep and a time to laugh. It is usually used to cover a window or a privacy screen. It was second only to the Greek Septuagint as a wellcirculated Bible translation.4) There is no cause for rejoicing if one’s activity shows disregard for the righteous ways of God. 8. (Judge 4:4) LASEA: This Cretan city was near the Fair Havens harbor. (John 6:39. 40.E. 18) LAST DAYS. saw a move by the religious powers of Rome to have Latin replace Greek as the language of the Roman Church. 44. (Judges 5:1. Jesus gave his disciples complete details in the sign of the end of the age. 16) (Daniel 10:14) The Bible speaks of a last day during which the resurrection of the dead is to take place. (Joshua 12:7.E. LATTICE: A Lattice is a framework with strips of wood crossing it. LASSHARON: Lassharon was a royal Canaanite city whose king was defeated by the Israelites under Joshual.

(Malachi 3:2) The Hebrew word for laundryman meant trample. FULLER’S FIELD: This was an area close to the city of Jerusalem where laundrymen worked. (Isaiah 33:22) His throne is established on righteousness and judgment. The Laurus nobilis is found from the coast to the middle mountain regions of Palestine. (Exodus 20:1-17) (Romans 12:1) (1 Corinthians 2:14-16) Jesus taught the greatest commandments are to love God and neighbor. Jesus therefore had a deep love for this family living at Bethany. He would wash by stamping with the feet to loosen the dirt. For this reason he obeys the Law of God. Jehovah God is the one true Lawgiver in the universe. (Isaiah 7:3. is so close to his Heavenly Father God. The tree contains oil long employed in medicine. This also includes physical laws. (See also COMMANDMENTS) LAW OF THE CHRIST: The Law of the Christ is the perfect law that belongs to freedom. (Matthew 22:36-40) LAW OF GOD: Jehovah God is the Supreme Lawgiver. The Greek term for cleaning clothes was “gnapheus.” It means direct instruction. (Jeremiah 31:31-34) (Hebrews 8:6-13) (John 14:10. (Mark 9:3) LAUNDRYMAN’S FIELD.415 LAUNDRY.” Clothes cleaners were able to whiten clothing by cleaning and bleaching. Jesus Christ. Isaiah and his son Shear-jashub met King Ahaz by the highway of the laundryman’s field. (Job 38:4-38) (Psalm 104:5-19) Man is a moral being and therefore subject to God’s moral laws. 36:2) The word fuller is from the Hebrew word kabas. LAUNDRYMAN: The laundryman washed used clothing and processed new cloth by bleaching and shrinking it and removing the oils in preparation for dyeing. It frequently grows as a shrub but it is capable of growing to 50 feet in height. BROTHER OF MARTHA AND MARY: Lazarus was a good friend to Jesus. LAW GIVER: JEHOVAH IS THE LAWGIVER. the Son of God. It also grows in other Mediterranean countries. LAUREL: A Laurel is an evergreen. It is written in the hearts of Christians. (Psalm 97:1-2) The word law in the Hebrew Scriptures is translated from the word “toh-rah. It means the fulling process to wash by stamping with the feet. about two miles from Jerusalem on the 415 . 28) LAZARUS.

9:5) (John 12:24) (Revelation 16:3) (SEE: DEATH) Therefore the rich man and Lazarus could not converse. This miracle illustrated the power of the Son of God and helped build faith in him as savior and king. and sinful people will suffer and die. LAZINESS: Laziness is idleness. He was hungry and wanted to be fed with the things that fell from the rich mans table. he was carried off by angels to Abraham’s bosom. indolence. There truly is justice with God. They do not like laziness. Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead. and subject to interpretation. (The bosom position is a place or condition of being very close to someone. (Judges 18:9) (Proverbs 6:6) (Matthew 25:26) (Romans 12:11) Jehovah and his Son Jesus Christ are great workers. and unwillingness to work. The Hebrew word “a-tsal” and the Greek word “o-kne-ros” mean sluggish and slothful. However. the Scriptural rule is: “Whoever refuses to work is not allowed to eat. The context of the entire Canon of Holy Scriptures reveal that the dead are not conscience of anything until after the resurrection. Laziness is condemned throughout God’s Word.” (John 5:17) Regarding spiritual laziness the apostle Paul counsels the Roman: “Do not lag behind in diligence. LAZARUS. For example at John 1:18 Jesus is said to be in the bosom of the Father.” (Romans 12:11) Concerning material assistance in the congregation. It is found at Luke 16:19-31. Jesus said: “My Father works and I work. Lazarus was with Abraham and there was a “deep pit lying between” the rich man and Lazarus and Abraham. slothfulness. A beggar named Lazarus was at the gate of a rich man. The meaning of this account is ambiguous at best.) The rich man died and was in great torment in the grave. it is safe to conclude that God will reward His faithful servants. And that point is God rewards His faithful servants. meaning very close to the Father. After Lazarus died.416 road to Jericho. selfish. BEGGAR IN JESUS’ ILLUSTRATION: Jesus used this illustration (parable) to prove a point. (Ecclesiates 3:19. Symbolically the characters in this parabolic drama could each represent individuals or groups of people. Be fervent in spirit serving the Lord.” (2 Thessalonians 3:10) A person who is very spiritually active in the congregation but is physically or emotionally unable to work could 416 . The entire account may be found at John chapter 11. poor and rich alike. And that greedy.

“most holy”. Jacob’s mother. (Genesis 29:18-28) Leah became the mother of seven of Jacob’s children. Leah’s father. “reverend”. 29:16. 30:16-21) LEAVEN: Also called yeast. He eyes lacked luster. Issachar. his six sons Reuben. Judah. (Son of Solomon 1:15. 43. 45) (Nehemiah 7:46. 2. (Matthew 16:6-12) The apostle Paul used leaven to illustrate his point. He is the head over the congregation of believers.” (Daniel 9:25) (Isaiah 55:4) In the headship principle defined at 1 Corinthians 11:3 Jesus Christ is the head over man. LEAH: Leah was the older daughter of Laban.417 be considered for assistance. Bright or lustrous eyes were evidence of beauty. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8) (Galatians 5:9) LEBANAH: Lebanah was the founder of a family whose sons or descendants were the Nethinim returning with Zerubabel from Babylonian exile. Jesus warned his followers: beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees. or “father. Jesus Christ is called “Messiah the leader” and “a leader and commander to the nations. This substance is added to dough made from the flour of wheat or barley to make it rise before being baked into bread. and Zebulun and a daughter Dinah. “right reverend”.17) Leah was not a beautiful as her younger sister Rachel. While there are those who take the lead in the congregation they should not be titled leader or addressed as “Elder” or “Leader. Levi. guides. 48) 417 . so Leah was Jacob’s cousin.” For that mater even the title “paster” is suspect and should be avoided. Moses sang that the Egyptians sank like lead at Exodus 15:10. 7:4) Yet Leah became Jacob’s first wife thanks to a deception by Laban. (Ezra 2:1. (John 14:28) No imperfect human is the leader of true Christians. (Genesis 29:32-35.” (Hebrews 13:7) (Matthew 23:810) Jesus Christ the true leader makes it very clear at Matthew chapter 23 that we should not be calling people. or inspires others. Simeon. 4:9. 24:24. Laban was the brother of Rebekah. (1 Timothy 6:6-8) (Proverbs 13:4) (Proverbs 20:4) LEAD: Lead is one of the heaviest metallic elements. 29. (Genesis 22:20-23. (Colossians 1:18) Jesus is our king and leader and yet he is subordinate to his heavenly Father. LEADER: A leader is a person who rules.

(Zechriah 10:10) LEBAOTH: Lebaoth was a city in the southern part o the territory of Judah. Finding that Jesus was already dead they did not break his legs. (Isaiah 40:7. There was a Roman custom to break the legs of criminals condemned to die on the stake in order to cause them to die sooner. 6) LEBONAH: Lebonah was a place mentioned in connection with Shiloh. (Joshua 15:21. 8) (Numbers 11:4. 32) It was sometimes called Beth-lebaoth. 2. The leach is mentioned only once in Scriptures at Proverbs 30:15 with reference to its insatiable greed. LEG: The leg is the limb of a man or animal used to support the body for walking. The soldiers broke the legs of the men impaled on stakes alongside Jesus Christ. (Psalm 72:16) (Isaiah 35:2) It was known for it’s luxuriant forests with tall cedar trees. (John 19:31-36) LEGAL CASE: A matter that should be settled in a court of law or a legal hearing is a legal case. Leeches can be found in great numbers in many streams and rivers of the Middle East. Many of the Scriptural references to Lebanon relate to its fruitfulness. 5) Onions and garlic are similar to leeks. Lebanon has a narrow costal plain that leads into the foothills of the Lebanon Mountain range.418 LEBANON: Lebanon is an Asian country near the east end of the Mediterranean Sea. They are also eaten raw. LEEK: Hebrew: “cha-tsir’” means green grass and leeks. (Judges 21:19) LECAH: Lecah was a descendant of Judah through Er. (Psalm 29:5) Zechariah prophesied that Jehovah would bring his people back to the land of Gilead and Lebanon. It is a bloodsucking worm with a flat body that tapers at both ends. It latches on to its host and sucks much blood. The bulbs and leaves of the leek are cooked as a vegetable and used as a seasoning. The Hebrew verb “riv” means to 418 . LEECH: The Hebrew word “alu-qah”’ [al-oo-kaw’] means leech. The context at 1 Chronicles 4:21 suggests that it could also be the name of a village. It can be four inches in length and when it latches on to something it is not easily removed. Thus the prophesy at Psalm 34:20 was fulfilled. (Joshua 19:1.

argue. but a symbolic application indicating that he was possessed by many demons. LEOPARD: The leopard is a large cat that has a light-tan coat with black spots arranged in broken circles. (Genesis 26:20) (Exodus 23:2) (Deuteronomy 17:8. LEGION: One of the demon-possessed men Jesus encountered in the region east of the Sea of Galilee identified himself as “Legion. he called the place “Ramath-lehi” meaning “lofty place of the jawbone. It has long been grown in Egypt and Israel. 33:8) (Psalm 35:23) (Proverbs 25:8) (Isaiah 34:8) The Hebrew word “din” is also rendered legal case. the seeds are used for soups. (2 Samuel 17:27) Rich in protein and carbohydrates.000 in number. LEHI: The Hebrew word Le’hi means jawbone. Out of respect for his mother. The wild beast seen in vision by the apostle John was basically like a leopard. It is also rendered leopard at Isaiah 30:6.419 quarrel.” This place was two miles east of Beth-shemesh. Samson struck down a thousand Philistines with the moist jawbone of a donkey.” It was not likely his real name. (Genesis 25:34) The plant also serves as a fodder for livestock. A legion of men in the Roman army was over 6. The name appears at Genesis 10:13 and 1 Chronicles 1:11. (Revelation 13:1. or conduct a legal case. These animals are swift in their movement. (Habakkuk 1:8) The leopard and the kid are depicted as lying down together in peace during Messiah’s rule. LENTIL: A lentil is an annual plant of the legume family. (Matthew 8:28-34) (Mark 5:120) (Luke 8:26-39) LEHABIM. (Isaiah 11:6) The Hebrew word “la’yish” is translated lion at Job 4:11 and Proverbs 30:30. (Judges 15:9-19) LEMUEL: Lemuel was a king of ancient times who wrote Proverbs chapter 31. They could also be the Luvim mentioned at 2 Chronicles 12:3. 2) Daniel 7:6 features a 419 . contend. In memory of the victory Jehovah had given him. Lemuel offered this valuable advise he received from his mother. so that would have represented thousands of demons. (Jeremiah 13:23) The average leopard is four feet long not counting the tail. LEHABITES: The Lehabim (Lehabites) was a tribe that inhabited ancient Libya.

27. John. It is known that you are a letter of Christ. Hebrew “mishqelleth “means leveling instrument. loose nails. written in our hearts. (1 Corinthians 5:9) The apostle Paul said that Christians did not need letters proving they were ministers. limbs. The tribe was probably located in the Arabian Peninsula. He declared: “You are our letter. James. In its advanced stage leprosy offers swelling and pus discharges. (Joshua 19:47) (Judges 18:7. decay and decay. ministered by us. 29) LETTERS: A letter is a written communication addressed to a person or an organization. (2 Samiel 11:14) (2 Kings 5:5-7.420 four-winged. four headed leopard representing the Grecian World Power that conquered Medo-Persia with the swiftness of a leopard. but on tablets of flesh that are of the heart. known and read by all men. Letters have widely been used as a means of communication in ancient times. but with the Spirit of the living God. and Jude were written under inspiration of God’s Holy Spirit and are now a cherished part of the canon of the Bible. LEPROSY: Hebrew “tsa-ra’ath” and Greek “le’pra” designate the disease of leprosy. falling hair. Peter. 3) Letters from Paul. It is not written on tablets of stone. (Numbers 12:12) (2 Kings 15:5) (2 Chronicles 26:16-23) Jesus healed a leper. 10:1. nose or eyes may be slowly eaten away. written not with ink. 2. 2) (2 Chronicles 30:1) (Ezra 4:7) (Isaiah 37:14) (Jeremiah 29:1) (Acts 9:1.” (2 Corinthians 3:2. He was one of his sons by Keturah. (Luke 5:12-16) (Matthew 8:2-4) (Mark 1:40-45) LESHEM: A name for the city of Laish. They are all descendants of Abraham and Keturah through their son Dedan. (Isaiah 28:14-19) 420 . LETUSHIM: This man was a descendant of Abraham through Dedan. LEVELING DEVICE: This instrument was used in making surfaces level or at right angles to a plumb line. 28:21) (2 Thessalonians 2:2) (Hebrews 13:22) The Greek word “e-pi-sto-le’” is translated a written message. It was later called Dan. (Genesis 25:3) LEUMMIM: The name Leummim is found at Genesis 25:1-3 along with Asshurim and Letushim. The victim’s fingers.

C. Kohath. therefore.16) The Levites were scattered throughout forty-eight cities in the land of Canaan and the territories of Israel. Psalm 104:25. LEVIRATE MARRIAGE: SEE BROTHER-IN-LAW MARRIAGE LEVITICUS: Leviticus is the third book of the Bible. It is used in connection with water at five of the references. (Numbers 18:20) (Deuteronomy 18:1. Chastisement for disobedience LEVITE CITIES: The Levites were given no territory. Isaiah 27:1 depicts Leviathan as the dragon. 2) God required that the other tribes of Israel give them 48 cities and the surrounding pasture lands. (Numbers 35:1-8) These were to be where the Levites and their 421 . (Exodus 1:1.E. an organization that is international in scope and that is dominated by a serpent and dragon. (Revelation 12:9) Leviathan. 26. 6:16) LEVIATHAN: The Hebrew word “liw-ya-than’” occurs six times in the Scriptures. Ge 46:11) (1 Chronicles 6:1. and Merari. refers to an international organization or empire that is in opposition to Jehovah and his worshipers. The description of Leviathan at Job 41:1-34 readily fits the crocodile. Therefore Leviathan appears to signify some form of aquatic creature of great size and strength. (Leviticus 26:46) LEVITICUS HIGHLIGHTS: Leviticus 1-7 Regulations given for offerings and sacrifices Leviticus 8-10 Priesthood established Leviticus 11-15 Laws on cleanness Leviticus 16:1-34 Day of Atonement Leviticus 17-20 Statutes on blood Leviticus 21-25 Festivals Leviticus 26 Blessings for obedience. Levi traveled to Egypt with Jacob and died there at 137 years of age. 26 describes it as playing in the sea where ships travel like some whale type animal. The book consists of the regulations of the Levitical priesthood and the laws that the priests taught the people.421 LEVI: Levi was born at Paddan-aram the third son of Jacob by his wife Leah. Each of his sons founded one of the three divisions of the Levites.14. a symbol of an empire. (Malachi 2:7) Moses wrote Leviticus while he was in the wilderness and completed it in the year 1512 B. He became father to Gershon. (Genesis 35:23. The term sea monster is used at Psalm 74:13.

(Joshua 20:7-9) LEVITES: Descendants of Jacob’s son Levi. lie. to utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood. (Joshua 15:21. (Proverbs 6:16-19) God’s Law requires his believers to find the truth in his Word and live by it. deal falsely. verb.Be untrue. 21:13) (1 Chronicles 6:57) The Assyrian King Sennacherib’s army traveled from Lachish to Libnah.422 families were to live. 23:6. LIBYANS: Libya was the country in northern Africa just west of Egypt. God cannot lie. Eight cities were designated cities of refuge for unintentional manslayers. (Numbers 3:18. 21) (1 Chronicles 6:19. A lie is a statement that deviates from the truth. or completely denies the truth. Greek: pseudomai . 39. psyoo'-dom-ahee. (Genesis 10:6) LIE: Hebrew: kachash.000 of the Assyrian army. 21) LIBNAH: Libnah was a royal Canaanite city captured by Joshua before the conquest of Lachish. (Numbers 1:47-53. (Exodus 6:17) (1 Chronicles 6:17) Also called Ladan. (Joshua 10:29-32. kaw’-khash. 7. (Numbers 23:19) (Hebrews 6:13-18) He hates a false tongue. lie. While they were encamped near Libnah. They served as priests. 12:15) Libnah was one of the cities in Judah given to the sons of Aaron. (2 Kings 19:8-35) (Isaiah 37:8-36) LIBNI. Jehovah’s angel killed 185. we founded a Levitical family. 20. SON OF GERSHON: Libni was a grandson of Levi. Jesus said God’s Word is truth at John 17:17. (Genesis 10:13) The Jewish writings of Josephus make the Libyans descendants of Ham through Put. (2 Chronicles 12:3) Some of the Libyans descended from Ham through Mizraim. 8:5-26) LIBNAH CAMPGROUND: This was a wilderness campground where the Israelites stayed overnight. 26:21) LIBNITES: The Libnites were a family of Levites who descended from Gershon through his son Libni. 42. (Numbers 33:20. All priests were supposed to be members of the tribe of Levi. 26:58) LIBYA. (Exodus 20:16) (Romans 1:25) (2 Thessalonians 2:11) 422 . He was the son of Gershon. (Numbers 3:21. perverts the truth.

Modern health treatments have made it possible for people to live into their 90s. Isaiah 25:8 promises that God will swallow up death forever. (Jeremiah 25:10) Sunlight is a combination of colors offering many hues that delight the eye of 423 . 5:3) The missing links of the theory of evolution are still missing and will remain missing! LIFE SPAN: Before the flood the life span was nearly a thousand years. 27) Abraham lived 175 years. 21. bond of union. sinews. It is any connection or unifying bond. “according to its kind. that which bonds together. He is the living God and the Fountain of life. 25. uniting bands.423 LIFE: The condition of living or state of being alive. Colossians 2:18. 26) (John 6:57) (2 Corinthians 3:3. (Ephesians 4:3) LIGHT: In physics light is electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation. Psalm 90:10 speaks about living seventy to eighty years. (Genesis 5:5. The Hebrew word “nephesh” and the Greek word “psykhe” refer to life. and fastening. (Jeremiah 10:10) (Danuel 6:20. Adam lived 930 years. “Jehovah God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. but the average life span is in the 70s.” (Colossians 3:14) Sin also acts as a strong bond.” (Genesis 1:12. or a living being. The Greek word “syndesmos” is translated ligaments. Then the days of man will be like the days of a tree. Jehovah God is the source of life. The account in Genesis tells us that life-begets-life. (Isaiah 65:22) LIGAMENTS: A ligament is a band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages with muscles. In the same letter Paul depicts love as the “bond of perfection and unity. (Genesis 25:7) God shortened mans life span. a person. This is the definition of life as found in the average dictionary. 19 speaks of “holding fast to the head” meaning Jesus Christ the head of the congregation.” Living beings require the “breath of life” from their creator in order to become living beings. 6:16) (1 Thessalonians 1:9) (Psalm 36:9) Life on earth came to be as the result of the direct command from Jehovah God and the corresponding action of his Son in carrying out that command. Methuselah lived 969 years. Hebrew “ohr” and Greek “phos” mean light from a lamp or the sun. The man became a living being. The Holy Scriptures plainly state at Genesis 2:7. (Acts 8:23) Paul further spoke of the unity of the spirit and the bond of peace. Paul uses ligaments metaphorically to describe the strong association between the spiritual body of Christ and Jesus Christ the head of the body.

(John 3:19-21. 2. 2. (Revelation 4:5) LIKHI: Likhi was a man of the tribe of Manasseh who was listed as one of Shemida’s sons. 9) The Law prohibited a mixture of the two materials for nonpriestly Israelite garments. Limestone was converted into lime by burning fragments of limestone in cylindrical limekilns. (Leviticus 13:47) (Proverbs 31:13. 28) LIME: Lime is a substance that is prepared by burning limestone. among thorny weeds. (Exodus 19:16. they also imported some linen from Egypt. Babylon the Great is depicted as being arrayed in fine linen and purple and 424 . (Song of Solomon 2:1. 8:12. 46) LIGHTNING: Lightning is the flash of light due to the electric discharge in the atmosphere. (Isaiah 33:12) LINEN: Linen is the cloth made with the thread or cloth made from flax. (Deuteronomy 22:11) Even though the Israelites manufactured their own linen. Jesus Christ pointed out that Solomon in all his glory was not as beautiful as the lilies of the field. (Hosea 11:5) Speaking against materialism. (Amos 2:1) The material is abundant in the mountains of Palestine. and in pastures. (Deuteronomy 27:4) (Ezekiel 13:10) (Matthew 23:27) (Acts 23:3) The Holy Scriptures use the symbolic burning of lime to represent destruction. (Exodus 25:4) (Judges 15:14) Most Hebrew garments were woolen or linen. Light is the opposite of darkness. (Proverbs 7:16) In a figurative use. 12:35. This phenomenon is present in Israel during rainy periods of spring and fall. 22) (Hosea 2:5. 11) Lightning flashes accompanied God’s presence at Mount Sinai. It was the principle ingredient in mortar and plaster. (1 Chronicles 7:19) LILY: The Hebrew word “shu-shan” and Greek word “kri’non” each translate to the English word lily. (Isaiah 5:20) (John 11:10. 11) God is the source of light. (Job 37:3. 20:18) Lightning is related to God’s throne. The lilies of the Bible were found on the plains. It can be literal (physical) or figurative (spiritual). (Matthew 6:28-30) (Luke 12:27. 36.424 man. shells or bones. God is the creator of the elements necessary for producing lightning. 4:5) Hosea spoke of a time when Jehovah’s people would blossom as a lily. 16. 136:7-9) (1 John 1:5) (James 1:17) Jesus Christ the Son of God is the light of the world. (Genesis 1:3) (Isaiah 45:7) (Psalms 104:1. This can be from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth.

(Matthew 15:8) The true condition of the heart is eventually revealed by the utterance of the lips. 50:44) (Zechariah 11:3) They were also in the wilderness south of Judah. 13. 18:7) (1 Corinthians14:21) Sometimes the lips utter hypocritical speech. 24:9) (Genesis 49:9) (Deuteronomy 33:20) A comprehensive concordance of the Bible will reveal more than forty references to lions. tongue and mouth are used figuratively for speech or language. 24) Most Scriptural references to lions are figurative. 6:23) God sent angels to protect Daniel. (Revelation 19:8. 66:14) (Proverbs 12:19. Smooth lips refer to flattering and deceptive speech. 16-24) It was a literal pit in an underground place. (Daniel 6:16. (Revelation 18:16) The fine linen worn by the bride of Christ represented the righteous acts of the holy ones. The words lip. (Daniel 6:7. (Proverbs 26:23) (Matthew 12:34) (Hebrews 4:13) Sometimes the Bible language is presented figuratively. It was used to carry a person of importance such as a king. (Proverbs 19:12. 14:3. (Psalms 34:13. The entire nation of Israel and the individual tribes of Judah and Gad were prophetically compared to lions. especially in the mountains and the thickets along the Jordan River. Often they were made of very costly 425 . representing luxury. (Numbers 23:24. The mature male lion has a distinctive shaggy mane. (Proverbs 13:3) LITTER: A litter is a portable couch or bed covered by a canopy and curtained on the sides. 3) A person who speaks thoughtlessly or unwisely is said to open wide his lips. It was a place for execution where lions were placed to kill those sent there.425 scarlet. 22. (Psalm 12:2. 12. (Daniel 6:17. with a stone cover. Paul named him as one sending his greetings to Timothy. (Jeremiah 49:19. 20:2) Daniel and his companions were saved from a horrible fate at the mouth of hungry lions in the lions pit. Hebrew” sa-phah’” and Greek “kheil’los” translate to the English word lips. 14) LINUS: Linus was a Christian in Rome. Lions were plentiful in Palestine. 11. LIP: The lips are part of the mouth and are used in forming words. (Isaiah 30:6) (Deuteronomy 8:15) The Scriptures frequently allude to the characteristics and habits of the lion. LION’S PIT: Daniel was thrown into the lion’s pit. (2 Timothy 4:21) LION: The lion is a large mammal of the cat family having a long bushy tail. 17.

(1 Samuel 10:4) (2 Kings 4:42) (Judges 7:13) (Jeremiah 37:21) (Matthew 14:17) (John 6:9) The thick loaves.” It means be heavy. The livers of animals that are prepared for sacrifice are mentioned in the Scriptures. were not common in the ancient Middle East. (Leviticus 11:29.426 material. brittle nature. They can be found in trees. 10. This may explain the statement at Proverbs 7:21-23. LIVER: The liver is a large organ found in vertebrate animals. had disowned faithless Israel. (Hosea 1:8. God. Most lizards are small with long tails and scaly skin. More than forty kinds or lizards are found in Palestine. Loaves of bread. (Exodus 25:18-20) (Ezekiel 1:5-28) (Revelation 4: 6-9) LIZARD: A lizard is a four-legged reptile. 22) (Leviticus 3:4. 15) Medical doctors have found that bacterial organisms overwhelm the liver during the advanced stages of syphilis and many other diseases. Sometimes they were reffered to as cakes of bread. were circular in shape.” King Solomon was evidently describing the fatal effects of disease as the result of illicit sex. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon looked into the liver of an animal as a form of divination. on walls and ceilings of homes. like that of the Western world. 46) LO-AMMI: Lo-Ammi was the second son borne by Hosea’s wife Gomer. “a dart strikes through his liver. 9) 426 . 30) LOAF: Hebrew “le’chem” and Greek “ar’tos” are rendered loaf in English. (Matthew 14:19. The lizard is listed as an unclean swarming creature. A good example of this is King Solomon’s litter described at Song of Solomon 3:7-10. 26:26) (Mark 6:41) (Luke 9:16) (Acts 2:42. The Hebrew word for liver is “ka-vedh. (Exodus 29:13. (Ezekiel 21:21) LIVING CREATURES: Sometimes referred to as winged creatures or cherubim. These are symbols of God’s majesty and are associated with his presence. crevices of rocks. The loaves of bread were broken rather than cut because of their thin. made from barley or wheat flour. In man it aids in digestion and blood chemistry and is the largest of the glands. God insisted that he be given a meaningful name as proof that he.

John the Baptist ate locust. 6. The bolt was pushed into a socket in the doorpost and was secured by wooden or iron pins. “gird your loins and light your lamps” found at Luke 12:35 meant to 427 . the seat of vigor. 24) (Nehemiah 3:3. 23:19) They were allowed to charge interest on business loans and loans made to foreigners but not to cases of actual need. 8.427 LOAN: The placement of something.” John the Baptist was clothed about the loins with a leather girdle. (Exodus 22:25) (Leviticus 25:3537) (Deuteronomy 15:7. People who were unable to payback the loan were treated harshly. YOU. (Deuteronomy 15:7-11) (Psalms 37:26. (2 Samuel 9:4. 112:5) LOCK: A lock was a device used for fastening a door or gate to restrict entrance. LOCUST: Looks like a grasshopper. Machir was involved with King David. The expression. for temporary use. 5. (Matthew 18:28-30) Loans of money or food were made to poor Israelites who were victims of financial loses and the Law prohibited charging them interest. (Deuteronomy 23:20) The Hebrew Scriptures severely censure the borrower who refuses to repay a loan. 13-15) The older locks contained a bolt of wood that could slide sideways through a groove in a wooden upright attached to the door. 12) Lod was the one of the settlements the Jews returned to when they returned from Babylonian exile. (1 Chronicles 8:1. (Ezra 2:33) (Nehemiah 7:37. especially money. (Matthew 3:4) (Genesis 35:11) (1 Kings 8:19) (Acts 2:30) The apostle Paul told the Ephesian Christians to “gird your loins with truth. The New Simplified Bible uses “your” and “yourself. 17:27) LOINS. God sent a plague of locust on the Egyptians.strength. (Psalm 37:21) The Scriptures also encourage lending to those in need. Very often interest is charged for the use of the money.” The loins consist of the abdominal region and the hips. 11:35) LO-DEBAR: Lo-debar was the place where Machir lived. YOURSELF: Hebrew: chalets means loins.” (Ephesians 6:14) This meant to be strengthened with the truth of God’s Word. (Exodus 10:3-19) Joel describes a large plague of locust at Joel 1:1-4. (Matthew 3:4) (Mark 1:6) LOD: Lod was a city with dependent towns built by the Benjamite Elpaal or his son Shemed. So offspring are said to “come out of the loins. (Judges 3:23. This area contains the reproductive organs.

19:29) The Greek word “aselgeia” means licentiousness. Jesus Christ endured much pain and displayed long-suffering. John’s vision in Revelation was in the Lord’s Day. sir. (2 Timothy 1:5) We learn at 2 Timothy 1:5 and 2 Timothy 3:15 that Lois and Eunice both taught Timothy from the Scriptures. (Mark 7:20-23) LORD: This is considered a title of respect but it is not a name. lewdness of conduct. It was used to denote preparation for vigorous mental and spiritual activity.428 gather up the ends of the robes under the sash to allow for more strenuous physical activity. master.” It means God. Paul commended Lois for efforts as a Christian having faith without hypocrisy. the Son of God identified the true source of loose conduct as coming from inside the heart of men. This is the Revelation God gave to Jesus Christ and 428 . 23. TIMOTHY’S GRANDMOTHER: Lois was Timothy’s grandmother and the mother of his mother Eunice. Jehovah. on earth and in heaven. (Isaiah 53:7) Paul shows that a Christian should endure long-suffering with joy. (Jeremiah 13:27) (Ezekiel 23:44) Blood shed is also shameless conduct. shameless conduct. It has been used with reference to God as well as to his Son Jesus Christ. It is patient endurance and a refusal to give up hope when under persecution and suffering. (See DIVINE NAME) LORD’S DAY: The Lord’s Day is a period of time when the Lord Jesus Christ completes the will and purpose of his heavenly father. (Leviticus 18:17. For example. LOIS. (2 Peter 2:7) Gang rape is classified loose conduct. Many translations use the title LORD in all capital letters in place of the divine name when referring to God. 10) (Ezekiel 22:9) (Hosea 6:9) Jesus Christ.” The Hebrew term “zim-mah” is translated loose conduct and loose morals. (Colossians 1:9-12) LOOSE CONDUCT: Loose conduct is one of the works of the flesh listed by the apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians. forbearance and slowness to anger. The word comes from the Greek word “kyrios. Long-suffering is one of the fruit of the Holy Spirit listed by the apostle Paul at Galatians 5:22. wantonness. (Galatians 5:19-21) He said: “those who practice such thing would not inherit the kingdom of God. LONGSUFFERING: Greek: makrothumia. (Psalm 26:9. (Judges 19:25. lord. Jesus called himself “Lord of the Sabbath” at Matthew 12:8. It can be described as patience. 20:6) Prostitution is also lewdness of conduct.

“Do this in remembrance of me. This practice was not used for gambling. It was reported by the Gospel Writers. Jesus took a loaf and after saying a blessing. for it represented his blood. 23) LOTS. (Revelation 1:1. “Loruhamah” means ‘not shown mercy. CASTING: It was the custom in ancient times to decide a question or issue by drawing or casting lots. The Lord Jesus Christ observed this special event with his closest followers in a large upper room.” Casting lots was done in ancient Israel to decide important things. (Genesis 2:4) (John 8:56) (2 Peter 3:8) LORD’S EVENING MEAL: It is sometimes called the Lord’s Supper. Jehovah commanded that the division of the Promised Land among the 12 tribes be performed by casting lots. 5:55 and 2 Corinthians 1:14 is that of Jesus Christ. These sources tell us it took place on the evening of his death. 125:3) (Isaiah 57:6) (Jeremiah 13:25) Proverbs 16:33 says. Mark.429 Jesus in turn gave it to John. Then he took a cup of wine and offered it to them with the instruction to drink it. (Joshua 15:1) (Psalms 16:5. Communion. (Numbers 26:55. They were instructed to eat it. and the Lord’s Table. Her symbolic name. The one whose lot fell out or was drawn out was the one chosen. But every decision is from Jehovah. 56) On the 429 . Pebbles or small tablets of wood or of stone were gathered in the folds of a garment. The term day may denote a period of time longer than twenty-four hours. Sometimes they were placed in a vase. (Matthew 26:17-30) (Mark 14:17-26) (Luke 22:7-39) (John 13:1-38) (1 Corinthians 10:16-22. 2.” This name was given to symbolize the fact that the house of Israel would not be shown mercy. 10-18) The day of the Lord at 1 Corinthians 1:8. The Hebrew word “gohral” is used literally and figuratively with the idea to share or portion something.” LO-RUHAMAH: Hosea’s wife Gomer gave birth to a daughter.” (Hosea 1:6) It has been suggested that this girl was the product of Gomer’s adultery and was not the prophet’s own offspring. (Hosea 1:1-8. namely Matthew. Luke and John. the Last Supper. After singing praises they went out to the Mount of Olives. The fold of the garment or the vase was shaken. he broke it and gave it to the disciples. 2:1. “The lot is cast into the lap. Jehovah said to him: “Name her Loruhamah for I wil no longer have mercy upon the house of Israel and I will not pardon them. for it represented his body. 11:20-34) Jesus observed his last Passover meal and then established the practice of observing the Memorial of his death when he said.

The only place it is found in the Bible is at Job where it speaks of the hippopotamus lying in the shade of the tree. Love is an emotion meaning feelings such as fondness. Lot’s wife disobediently looked back and longed for the things left behind. However. (Psalm 22:18) (Matthew 27:35) When Matthias was chosen to serve as an apostle to replace Judas Iscariot lots were used. and leathery. affection. John 5:20 verifies this. I will love him and disclose myself to him. oval. (Genesis 36:22) (1 Chronicles 1:38. Thorns appear at the base of each leaf. That made him Abraham’s nephew. LOVE: The Greek word “aga’pe” means love guided by principle.” (John 3:35) This love (a-ga’pe) is both principle-love and affection (phi-le’o).” Love is his 430 . As a result of her disobedience Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt. It may or may not include affection and fondness. The two angels rescured both Lot and his wife from the impending fiery destruction upon Sodom and Gomorrah. 5. personal attachment and strong liking. We learn at 1 John 4:8 that “God is love. (Genesis 11:27) After Lot’s father Haran died in Ur of the Chaldees. 29) His sons were Hori and Hemam and he had a sister named Timna.430 other hand the Roman soldiers cast lots for Jesus’ garments. LOT: Lot was the son of Abraham’s (Abram’s) brother Haran.” Jesus said: “My Father will love the person who loves me. It would grow to a height of five feet. The leaves are small. 39) LOTUS TREE OR BUSH: This is a thickly branched shrub or low growing tree. where Jesus said: The Father has affection for the Son. This requires principle-love and might not be accompanied by warmth and affection. Lot journeyed to Canaan with Abram and Sarai and later to and from Egypt.” (John 14:21) Again. this is both principle-love and affection.E. (Acts 1:21-26) There is no written evidence that casting lots was used after Pentecost 33 C. (Genesis 12:4. (Genesis 19:15-38) LOTAN: Lotan was a son of Seir the Horite. This description is found at 1 Corinthians chapter 13. Jesus said: “The father loves the Son. God is the only one who can adequately describe the kind of love required of a Christian. Jesus commanded: “Love your enemies” at Matthew 5:44. (Genesis 36:20. He was one of the sheiks of Edom. 13:1) When he lived in the sinful town of Sodom Lot was visited by two angels.

the kind of love that God is. covet. a strong emotional attachment. phileo/amor. (Acts 13:1-3) 431 . Greek: phileo means to have affection. and then you realize how much you care about each other. LOVE FEASTS: The Holy Scriptures do not identify the love feasts mentioned at Jude 12. We should be careful to be sure our feelings for a person of the opposite sex are more then just lust. It takes a combination of both time and effort to love someone. God created humans and animals this way. However. These feasts must have been held with good intentions since the Greek word “agape” is used in the verse. This is the highest form of love based on principle. (Jude 12. set the heart upon. 13) LUCIUS OF CYRENE: This Christian was associated with the Antioch. That attraction could lead to genuine love. it takes time to love someone. LUST: Hebrew: chamad.” (New International Version) fall in love: ahab/agape. When a person falls in love he or she has a sudden strong emotional attraction for someone. delight. This is part of the inherited instinct for married couples to procreate. congregation when Paul departed from there on his first missionary trip. First you get acquainted.431 dominant quality and that is why we are attracted to him. A couple who truly love each other will by nature also lust after each other. lust after. (John 3:16) Fall in Love *Judges 16:4 “Some time later. desire. he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. for “God is love. become good friends. The Apostle Paul’s inspired discription of love at 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 is the best definition available to Christians. Syria. (1 John 4:8) Jude’s words suggest that some associated on these occasions with bad motives. Some say they were banquets given in honor of the poor brothers. Greek: agapao means to love in a social and moral sense.The word lust is considered along with the word love because people frequently mistake one for the other. Greek: epithumeo (ep-ee-thoomeh’-o).

(Colossians 4:14) The fact that Luke was an educated man is evident by the vocabulary found in the book. 7-11) LUHITH: When Jehovah pronounces doom against Moab he speaks about the road to Luhith. as a doctor is evident in his use of medical terms. There is no record of such a person and some believe it is a composition of the two Greek words “Theo” and “philos” meaning friend of God. 11) LUGGAGE. 13) (1 Chronicles 1:8. (Numbers 34:4) LUKE THE WRITER OF LUKE AND ACTS: The writer of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles was Luke.E. LUD. DESCENDANT OF HAM: This Lud was a descendant of Ham through Mizraim.432 LUCIUS: Lucius was a Christian relative of Paul who was with him in Corinth during his third missionary tour. (1 Samuel 10:21. (Genesis 10:22) (1 Chronicles 1:17) His descendants were identified by Josephus with the Lydians of southwest Asia Minor. BAGS: The Hebrew word keli’ means luggage or bags. LUD. Luke uses more than 300 medical terms or words that give medical meaning. 22) (Jeremiah 46:13. 5) (Jeremiah 48:5) Some scholars think that Luhith was a Moabite city located on a hill. 19) (Ezekiel 12:1-4. It is obvious from his writings that he was well educated and his background. (Genesis 10:6. LUKE. SON OF SHEM: Lud was the son of Shem. 4:38) The Gospel of Luke was written 432 . (Luke 5:12. Luke addressed his Gospel to the most excellent Theophilos. LUDIM. 16:20. (Isaiah 15:1. (Luke 1:2) He must have become a Christian after Pentecost of 33 C. It was at this time that the apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Romans. THE BOOK: The Gospel of Luke was written by the physician Luke. When traveling people usually pack their personal things such as clothing in luggage. Others believe that Luhith was not a city but only the name of the hill used by the fleeing Moabite refugees. Luke was a physician and faithful companion of the apostle Paul. Lucius joined him in sending greetings to Christians in Rome as mentioned at Romans 16:21. (Luke 4:38) (Acts 28:8) Luke did not say he was an eyewitness of the life of Christ recorded in his Gospel account. LUDIM.

” The 2000 Literal Translation of the Holy Bible by Jay P Green expressed it this way: “Let the luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens. LUKE HIGHLIGHTS: Luke 1 Gabriel speaks to Mary. The mountains were an extension of the Taurus Range rising almost directly from the sea. 21. 20.” The 1898 Young’s Literal Translation wrote: “Let luminaries be in the expanse of the heavens. (Psalms 74:16. Cappadocia on the east and Cilicia on the south. It was light weight and could be played by Israelite women as they sang and danced in celebration of the victories of King Saul and of David. The apostle Paul visited Derbe and Lystra. Luke 11 Master teaches the Model Prayer. LUTE: Hebrew “shalish” means three. (Acts 14:6-11) It was in the southern part of the Roman province of Galatia. 16:1. Patara and Myra are two cities 433 . (1 Samuel 18:6. (Acts 14:6. Luke 15 Great Teacher tells parable of Prodigal Son. 7) LUZ. Luke 21 Jesus Christ lists events to occur at end of the age. (Genesis 28:16-19.433 in the years 56 through 58 C. Luke 3 Jesus baptized. 35:6) (Judges 1:22) (Joshua 16:2) LYCAONIA: Lycaonia was located in Asia Minor. On the fourth creative day God caused luminaries to come to be in the expanse of the heavens. (2 Timothy 4:11) (Philemon 24) Lukes inspired writing was well arranged and accurate. (Genesis 1:14-19) Two excellent translations use the term “luminary. bounded by Pisidia and Phrygia on the west. The lute was a musical instrument of three strings. It was a large pasture area for raising sheep. LUMINARY-LIGHTS: A luminary is a source of light such as a lamp or a heavenly body. but he was closely associated with the apostle Paul. He was at Caesarea at the time.” A luminary is a light. Luke 6 Jesus declares: Love your enemies. 18:23) LYCIA: Lycia was a mountainous region on the southwest coast of Asia Minor. two cities of Lycaonia during his first and second missionary journeys. Luke was not eyewitness to all the event he wrote about. 148:3) Most translations use the word light in this instance.E. TOWN OF BETHEL: The Canaanite inhabitants once gave the name Luz to what is now called Bethel.

The apostle Paul and Barnabas traveled to Lystra after being forced to leave Iconium. Many in the area accepted Christianity because of this miracle. in the Plain of Sharon. 27:5) LYDDA: Lydda is el-Ludd. either the dye or garments and fabrics colored with it. He served as tetrarch during the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s rule. (Acts 9:32-35.E. (1 Chronicles 7:14-16) 434 .E. SIMPLIFIED BIBLE DICTIONARY M MAACAH. Then she moved to Philippi in Macedonia where she sold purple. She was probably widowed or single. As Luke wrote: “She absolutely insisted that we come. (Acts 21:1.434 mentioned in reference to Paul’s travels to the region. (Acts 14:1. 15) Lydia and other devout women assembled by a river outside the city. SON OF NAHOR: This son of Nahor by his concubine Reumah. Peter healed the paralyzed Aeneas at Lydda. 18:23) (2 Timothy 3:10. (Acts 14:21-23. a region in the south-central part of Asia Minor. (Acts 16:14. 16:3. 11) LYRE: This is a type of harp. the modern day Lod. (Genesis 22:23. It is 11 miles southeast of Joppa. After being baptized Lydia invited the apostle Paul and his companions to stay with her. She was the wife of Machir the Manassite. (Luke 3:1) LYSTRA: The city of Lystra was located in Lycaonia. She lived at Thyatira in Asia Minor a city know for its dyeing industry. 38) (1 Chronicles 8:12) LYDIA: Lydia was one of the first persons in Europe to accept Christianity as a result of the apostle Paul’s activity at Philippi in about 50 C. was Abraham’s brother. 520) They encouraged the disciples in the newly established congregations in the area.” (Acts 16:11-15) LYSANIAS: Lysanias was the district ruler of Abilene when John the Baptist began his ministry in the year 29 C. WIFE OF MACHIR: This Maacah was a female. 24) (2 Samuel 10:6-9) MAACAH.

435 MAACAH. In the process he removed her as queen mother at the time that he removed a detestable idol to the sacred pole belonging to her. restored true worship to the land. He accepted foreign wives but sent them away in Ezra’s day after the Jews returned from Babylonian exile. 48. (1 Kings 2:39) (1 Samuel 27:2) MAACAH. She was Absalom’s mother. (2 Samuel 3:2. FATHER OF ACHISH: This Maacah was the father of Achish the king of Gath. She was the daughter of Talmai the king of Geshur. The territory of the tribe of Manasseh embraced this land. Shimei’s slaves ran away to Maacah early in Solomon’s reign. Its people descended from Nahor’s son. (2 Chronicles 11:20-22) (1 Kings 15: 1. She was King Rehoboaml’s wife and the mother of King Abijah (Abijam). 9. she was known as the “lady” in the kingdom. King Asa. DAVID’S WIFE: This Maacah was one of David’s wives. Caleb was the son of Hezron. MAACATHITE: A Maacathite was a resident of the Aramaean kingdom of Maacah. (Deuteronomy 3:14) (Joshua 12:5. (1 Kings 15:9-13) (2 Chronicles 15:16) MAACAH. CALEB’S CONCUBINE: Maacah was one of Caleb’s concubines. (Ezra 10:25. (Nehemiah 12:1. THE KINGDOM: This small kingdom existed in North Palestine when the Israelites invaded the area. WIFE OF KING REHOBOAM: Maacah was Absalom’s granddaughter. 2) MAACAH. MAADAIAH: This man was an Israelite among the sons of Bani. 10) Being the queen mother. 34. 5) The Moadiah mentioned at Nehemiah 12:17 may have been the same person. 49) MAACAH. He accompanied the Jews who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. 13:13) Maacah was an Aramaean kingdom (Syrian). 3) (1 Chronicles 3:1. (Deuteronomy 3:14) (Joshua 12:5. (Genesis 22:24) (1 Chronicles 19:6) Later this kingdom came under the kingdom of Damascus. (1 Chronicles 2:18. 44) MAADIAH: Maadiah was a priest and head of a paternal house. He grandson. 13:13) MAADAI. It is also called Maacath. 2. 435 . Maacah bore several of his children.

26) MAAZ: Maaz was one of Judah’s descendants through Jerahmeel and Ram. (Nehemiah 9:38. 8) MACEDONIA: Macedonia is a region of southeast Europe located in the central part of what is now the Balkan Peninsula. (Nehemiah 12:36) MAARATH: This town was assigned to the tribe of Judah. FATHER OF ZEDEKIAH: Maaseiah was a false prophet at the time Jeremiah was a prophet of Jehovah. He served Judah’s King Uzziah as a royal prince. 25. 25) MAASEIAH. PRINCE OF KING UZZIAH: Maaseiah was an officer under the command of Hananiah. (1 Chronicles 15:17-20. He was the head of the 24th course of priests at the time David reigned. DESCENDANT OF AARON: Maaziah was a descendant of Aaron. He was a member of the second division who played a stringed instrument when the Ark of Jehovah was brought from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem at the command of David. He played a musical instrument at the inauguration of Jerusalem’s wall in Nehemiah’s time.E. LEVITE MUSICIAN: Maaseiah was a Levite musician. (1 Chronicles 9:10. 12) MAASEIAH. 10:1. It was near the village of Beit Ummar in the hill country of Judah. 8) MAAZIAH. This is mainly a mountainous area but there are numerous fertile plains between the mountains. (1 Chronicles 2:2. THE PRIEST: Maaziah was one of the priests who attested by the arrangement established in Nehemiah’s time. (Jeremiah 29:21) MAATH: Luke lists Maath as one of Jesus’ ancestors. (1 Chronicles 24:1. In 44 C. (Luke 3:23. 27) MAAZIAH.436 MAAI: Maai was a priest and musician who descended from Asaph. (2 Chronicles 26:11) MAASEIAH. Macedonia was a senatorial 436 . (Joshua 15:21) MAASAI: Maasai was a priest and descendant of Immer. He returned from the Babylonian exile.

(Acts 16:8. Isaac. (Genesis 23:14-19. 15. 49) MACHI: Machi was a Gadite and the father of Geuel. 40. Jacob. We learn at Daniel chapter 4 that the king was insane for seven years. (Acts 17:1-12) After his very successful second missionary tour the apostle Paul made plans for a return to Macedonia.437 province under the jurisdiction of a Roman governor. 16) MACHBANNAI: Machbannai was a Gadite mighty man who joined David’s band at the place difficult to approach in the wilderness. Not all persons inflicted 437 . 49:30. Madness came upon the arrogant Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. The cave was used as a burial place for Abraham’s wife Sarah and for at least five others: Abraham. (Joshua 15:21. 25:9. 31. (1 Chronicles 12:8-14) MACHBENAH: This is the name of a person listed as Caleb’s descendant through his concubine Maacah. It was founded by his son Machir. While he was at Troas in Asia Minor. (Numbers 26:29) MACHNADEBAI: Machnadebai was an Israelite who sent away his foreign wife in Ezra’s day. 31) MADNESS: This mental condition can be a type of insanity or a condition of extreme rage or folly. one of the twelve Israelites sent to spy out Canaan. (1 Chronicles 2:48. and Leah. 9) Paul went to Philippi where he declared the good news. Timothy and Silas immediately traveled to Macedonia. 2. 44) MACHPELAH: This was the name of a cave and a field near Hebron. He became one of the heads of his army. (Numbers 13:1. along with Luke. (1 Corinthians 16:5-8) (2 Corinthians 1:15. Paul. Paul had a vision that a Macedonian man asked him to step over into Macedonia. 50:13) MADMANNAH. THE CITY: Madmannah was a city in the south of the territory of Judah. Abraham purchased it from Ephron the Hittite for 400 silver shekels ($880 USA). 16) MACHIRITES: The Machirites were a family of the tribe of Manasseh. This was a fulfillment of a prophetic dream explained by Daniel. (Ezra 10:25. Rebekah. The apostle Paul visited Macedonia on his second missionary journey. (Acts 16:11-14) He witnessed to the citizens of Thessalonica and Beroea.

The practice of all magical arts are distinctly prohibited in God’s Law. 13:6-12. Christians put their faith in their heavenly father. 12:19) MAGADAN: Jesus withdrew to Magadan an area near the Sea of Galilee after he feed the 4. Psalm 55:22 says. (Deuteronomy 18:9-14) Magic. Maggots and worms are used interchangeably because they are similar. MAGDIEL: Magdiel was a descendant of Esau and one of the sheiks of Edom. Magistrates were gathered to bow before Nebuchadnezzar’s image of gold. 3) The civil magistrates in the Roman colony of Philippi had Paul and Silas 438 . divination. MAGGOT. foretelling the future. Jehovah God.438 with madness and insanity become possed by demons. (Matthew 15:39) (Mark 8:10) Some Greek manuscripts claim Dalmanutha was the same place. (Isaiah 10:24) The interesting thing about this name is that it means “manure. 21:26. (Joshua 11:1-12. (Leviticus 19:31) The people of Israel were commanded not to participate in magic. 19:18-19) MAGISTRATE: A magistrate is a public official who is authorized to ask questions before a court of justice.” MADON: Madon was a royal Canaanite city that leagued itself with Hazor against the Israelites and was defeated. “Throw your burden upon Jehovah and he will sustain you. WORMS: Hebrew: “rim-mah’” and Greek: “skolex” mean maggot. 24:20) (Mark 9:48) (Isaiah 14:11) MAGIC: Magic was and is an inherent part of false religion. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken!” MADMENAH: Madmenah was a site in the path of the Assyrian advance toward Jerusalem. Christians are protected from demon invasion that produces madness by putting on the complete suit of armor from God described at Ephesians 6:10-17. (Daniel 3:2. (Job 7:5. The maggot is the larva or wormlike stage of an insect. 54) This could have been the name of a place and a tribe. (Acts 8:9-24. and consulting the dead through a spirit medium are also prohibited for Christians. (Genesis 36:40-43) (1 Chronicles 1:51. Maggots subsist on dead organic matter. But it is obvious that all persons possessed by demons end up with an unbalanced mental state. 17:14.000 men.

It may have been a technical term found in 439 . 10:1. Gog’s forces are a great congregation. 20) MAHALALEL. (Revelation 20:3. Therefore the land of Magog is symbolic. this man is a descendant of Seth through Enosh and Kenan. Mahalalel was a resident of Jerusalem after the return from Babylonian exile. She was one of the wives of Rehoboam. ISHMAEL’S DAUGHTER: Mahalath was Ishmael’s daughter. He lived 895 years. (Revelation 12:7-17) Gog and Magog represent Satan the Devil and his followers who rebel against God’s rule during the Thousand Year Reign of Christ Jesus. (Genesis 28:9) MAHALATH.439 put into stocks without a trial. (2 Chronicles 11:18) MAHALATH. MUSICAL TERM: This term was probably a musical term. 7-10) MAGPIASH: He was one of the heads of the people whose descendant swore to the trustworthy arrangement of Nehemiah’s day. 2) (Luke 3:37. (Acts 16:19-39) MAGOG: The name Magog is found in Ezekiel’s prophecy about the attack by Gog of the land of Magog against Jehovah’s people. The war with the remaining ones of the woman’s seed is described in Revelation chapter twelve. 38) MAHALALEL. (Nehemiah 11:4) MAHALATH. (Ezekiel 38:8) For these reasons and others many commentators see it to be a forecast of the final attack of the world powers upon the Kingdom of God and they think the land of Magog represents the world that is hostile to God’s people and kingdom. SETH’S GREAT GRANDSON: Referred to by the name Mahalaleel in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus. She was the sister of Esau’s wife. thus the words the final part of the years occur. (Genesis 5:6-17) (1 Chronicles 1:1. The term is used to depict a land or region in the north. (Nehemiah 9:38. He was a descendant of Judah through Perez. 14. The time is uncertain. DESCENDANT OF JUDAH: This Mahalalel was an ancestor of Athaiah. described as a numerous military force riding on horses. (Ezekiel 38:2-16. DAVID’S GRANDDAUGHTER: This Mahalath was a granddaughter of David through his son Jerimoth. 39:1-6) The exact location of this land of Magog is totally uncertain. (Acts 16:12) Then the magistrates released then out of fear of trouble from Rome.

MAHANAIM: This was a campsite east of the Jordan River where Jacob met a company of angels. 47) MAHAZIOTH: Mahazioth was the head of the 23rd service group of temple musicians that were organized by David. (1 Chronicles 11:26. 38) MAHANEH-DAN: This campsite was located between Zorah and Eshtaol and west of Kiriathjearim. 12) The name Mahaneh Dan means “Camp of Dan. 26. He was a Kohathite Levite and the last of the 14 sons of Heman. ANCESTOR OF SAMUEL: Mahath was an ancestor of Samuel and Heman the singer at the house of Jehovah. He was a Netophathite and a descendant of Zerah. A KOHATHITE LEVITE: This Kohathite Levite worked at the cleansing of the temple in Kezekiah’s day.E. (Isaiah 8:1-4) 440 . (Joshua 13:24.000 ministering to the king during the tenth month. (2 Chronicles 29:12. 21:34. He was entrusted with the command of the division of 24. a city was built on the site. 27:1.” Later in the 15 th century B.” MAHARAI: Maharai was a mighty man of David’s army.” It means “the camp of God. Then he instructed Isaiah to give this name to his newborn son. Jacob called the place “Mahanaim. (1 Chronicles 6:31-35) MAHATH.” That would suggest that the music would be gloomy or melancholy. 18:11. At first it belonged to the Gadites and then to the Levite Merarites. It means he who comes quickly to the plunder. 46. 15. 28) (1 Chronicles 11:26. 13) MAHATH. (1 Chronicles 25:4-9.C. (2 Samuel 23:8. Some experts believe this term was related to the Hebrew verbmeaning “grow week” or “fall sick. 16) MAHAVITE: Eliel was considered to be a Mahavite. He was one of the mighty men of David’s military forces. 30.440 superscriptions of Psalms 53 and 88. 30) MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ: Jehovah commanded Isaiah to write these prophetic words on a large tablet. (Judges 13:25. He was a Kohathite Levite.

(Ruth 4:9. blind. (Numbers 3:17. (1 Kings 4:31) It is believed by some researchers that the term. (Ruth 1:1-5. (Malachi 1:1) MALACHI. “sons of Mahol” means an association of musicians or dancers. 16) MAHOL. 6) (Matthew 1:5.441 MAHLITES: Levites descendants of Merari’s son Mahli were called Mahlites. MALACHI: He was a man with great zeal for the name and worship of Jehovah God. 15:20. this ravine or valley is not near the Fish Gate. Mahlon married the Moabitess Ruth. 33. 6. and sick 441 . 8. 26:58) MAHLON: Mahlon was the son of Elimelech and Naomi. (Malachi 1:1) The priests of Malachi’s time were accepting lame. Then he died childless. (Joshua 10:5-29. especially a virgin. 2. 4:10) Ruth then married Boaz and their family line produced David and led to Jesus Christ. The Hebrew word “mahol” is translated “circle dance” at Psalm 150:4. Durring Judah’s calamity. The cave of Makkedah was nearby. the deep ravine near Jerusalem’s wall. 16. However. She is a young woman. 12:7. MAIDEN: A maiden is an unmarried girl. Malachi was a prophet and Bible writer of the book of Malachi. (Numbers 33:25. This is where five kings who were allied against the Gibeonites hid. THE BOOK: The book of Malachi is the final book of the Hebrew Scriptures in modern English Bibles. 22) (Deuteronomy 25:5. 11) The Targum identifies Maktesh with the Kidron Valley. SEE:VIRGIN MAKHELOTH: Makheloth is the name of one of Israel’s wilderness camps. MACHOL: The word “mahol” or “machol” in Hebrew means “dance. 10. He moved with his parents from Bethlehem in Judah to Moab. 41) MAKTESH: The part of the city of Jerusalem that is near the Fish Gate and the second quarter is called Maktesh. 33. the citizens of Maktesh were told to howl because of the loss of business and commercial activities. 26) MAKKEDAH: Makkedah was a royal Canaanite city in the Shephelah. 20.” Mahol had sons who were considered to be almost as wise as King Solomon. 10. (Zepaniah 1:1.

ANCESTOR OF ASAPH: Malchijah was a Levite. (2 Samuel 12:30) (1 Chronicles 20: 1. He was a priest. Test me…and see if I will open the windows of heaven and pour out showers of blessing upon you until there is no more want. 8. FATHER OF PASHHUR: This Malchijah was the father of Pashhur. 9) MALCAM. 7) (Acts 7:43) Joshua gave the Jews the command not to worship false gods of the nations. MALCHIELITES: This family of Asherites descended from Malchiel. (1 Chronicles 9:12) (Nehemiah 11:12) (Jeremiah 21:1.442 animals for sacrifice on Jehovah' altar. 17. the Son of God. He is called the father of Birzaith. Jehovah is the true Lord who suddenly comes to his temple. SON OF SHAHARAIM: This Malcam was the son of Shaharaim by his wife Hodesh. FALSE GOD: Malcam was the number one idol god of the Ammonites. a truly deplorable act. and the messenger of the covenant is Jesus Christ. they began making sworn oaths by Malcam in spite of this. 38:1) 442 . “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse. Molech. John the Baptist is the messenger. When asked by the people. 76) MALCAM. (Malachi 1:8) (Leviticus 22:19) (Deuteronomy 15:21) They did not give proper dirction to the people and many people stumbled and sinned. (Zephaniah 1:5) MALCHIEL: Malchiel was the Grandson of Asher and the son of Beriah. “How have we robbed and defrauded?” Jehovah responds through Malachi. 3) This god could be the same as Milcom. 10) Malachi 3:1-6 directs Israel’s attention to the coming Messiah.” (Malachi 3:9. He descended from Gershom. (Genesis 46:17) (Numbers 26:45) (1 Chronicles 7:31) Malchiel was also a family head in Israel. (Malachi 2:9) Consequently the Israelites failed to support the Temple with their tithes. 2) (Jeremiah 49:1. Malchijah was an ancestor of the Levite musician Asaph. 17:10-13) (Mark 9:11-13) (Luke 1:16. He was a Benjamite. (Matthew 11:10-14. (1 Kings 11:5. 8) The priests showed partiality when judging matters. However. (Malachi 2:7. and Moloch. (Numbers 26:44. (1 Chronicles 8:1. 45) MALCHIJAH. (1 Chronicles 6:39-43) MALCHIJAH.

Jesus healed it instantly. DESCENDANT OF AARON: Malchijah was a descendant of Aaron. David organized the divisions of the Levites to serve in the house of Jehovah. (1 Chronicles 25:6. He the appointed head of the 5th of the 24 divisions of priests organized by King David. (Nehemiah 8:4) MALCHIRAM: Malchiram was one of the sons of King Jeconiah and a prisoner in Babylon. (1 Samuel 14:49) (1 Chronicles 8:33. (Nehemiah 3:14) MALCHIJAH. He repaired the Gate of the Ash-heaps when Nehemiah was governor. It is derived from the Hebrew root verb “qalal” meaning to call down evil or treat with contempt. (John 18:10) (Matthew 26:51)(Mark 14:47) MALEDICTION: The opposite of a blessing is a malediction.443 MALCHIJAH. THE GOLDSMITH: Malchijah was a member of the goldsmith guild that repaired part of the wall of Jerusalem in Nehemiah’s time. (1 Chronicles 24:1. Mallothi assumed the head of the 19 th division of 12 musicians and in turn served at the house of Jehovah. SON OF RECHAB: Malchijah was the son of Rechab. (1 Chronicles 3:17. (Nehemiah 3:31) MALCHIJAH. (Leviticus 20:9) (2 Samuel 19:43) Jehovah God used it after the Flood when he would never again call down evil upon the ground on man’s account. 5) The family served as musicians. 9) MALCHIJAH. He was a prince in charge of the district of Bethhaccherem. 26) 443 . STOOD AT EZRA’S LEFT HAND: This priest stood at Ezra’s left hand when the copyist read the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem. When Jesus was arrested. (1 Chronicles 25:4. Peter struck off Malchus’ right ear with a sword. 18) MALCHI-SHUA: Malchi-shua was one of King Saul’s sons. (1 Samuel 31:2-13) (1 Chronicles 10:2) MALCHUS: This slave of the high priest accompanied Judas Iscariot and a crowd of people to Gethsemane. (Genesis 8:21) MALLOTHI: Mallothi was a Kohathite Levite and one of the 14 sons of the the singer Heman. 9:39) The Philistines killed him in battle Mount Gilboa and his corpse was fastened to the wall of Bethshan by the Philisities.

Jacob and their wives were buried. (Genesis 18:1-8) MAN: Hebrew “Adham” means man. (Genesis 13:18) Abraham also entertained the angels there in the grove prior to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. MALLUCHI: At the time of High Priest Joiakim. blew into his nostrils the breath of life. (Acts 13:1) 444 . mankind and Hebrew “enohsh” translates to mortal man. Jehovah God. 49:29-33. Its flowers are about a half-inch across and are pale blue and white. The Greek “anthrol-pos” means man and mankind. It’s fruit is edible according to 2 Kings 4:39. and man became a living being.444 MALLOW: The mallow is a creeping plant. He remained there for three months. (Nehemiah 12:12. MAMMON: SEE RICHES MAMRE: Mamre was a place where Abraham and Isaac took residence for a while. This island contains 95 square miles of landmass. the Malluchi family served as priests. earthling man. 50:13) The area had plenty of water with numerous springs. human. The word mallow comes from the Hebrew word “o-roth” meaning light. and in the days of Ezra and Governor Nehemiah. (Genesis 23:17) The nearby cave of Machpelah is the family burial plot where Abraham. 14. 26) MALTA: Malta is an island in the Mediterranean Sea lying approximately 60 miles south of Sicily. it means from man this one was taken. Isaac. 11) The Greek word “Me-li’te” was later changed to the present name. It was at this time that he healed Publius’ father and others who were sick. (Genesis 2:7) (1 Corinthians 15:45) MANAEN: He was educated with the district ruler Herod Antipas. The apostle Paul was ship wreaked near Malta. Manaen was among the prophets and teachers in the Antioch congregation. (Genesis 35:27. It is located near er-Ramat el-Khalil. Abraham built an altar to Jehovah there under the grove of big trees. Malta. God formed the man out of dust from the ground. Hebrew “ish-shah” is woman. 7-9. (Acts 28:1. It has round sawedged leaves with long leafstalks. about 2 miles north of Hebron. (Genesis 2:21-23) Mankind is the highest form of earthly life produced by our Creator.

7:23. It occurs only at Genesis 30:14-16. 54. He was a Danite man of the Shephelah town of Zorah. 12. jasmines. They lived in Manahath.445 MANAHATHITES: These Judeans descended from Caleb and Salma. 5) Manasseh is named as one of the tribes of spiritual Israel at Revelation 7:6. (Numbers 26:28-34. lilies. (Luke 2:7. white colored food Jehovah God gave the people of Israel in the wilderness. MAKE KNOWN: To make manifest is to provide evidence of something or someone. It still grows near Jerusalem and in Palestine. 20 years old and older. (Joshua 15:33) Manoah was the father of Judge Samson. or just flowers. (Ezekiel 48:4. 8:22) Ezekiel’s vision showed Manasseh’s land assignment to be between Naphtali and Ephraim. to Christ’s disciples. It possesses stimulating and narcotic properties believed to make a woman more amorous. (Exodus 16:1136) (Joshua 5:10-12) MANOAH: Manoah was a devout worshiper of Jehovah. Manasseh’s tribe of able-bodied men. It means feeding place for animals. It is a disclosure of information. (Numbers 1:34. made known. MANIFESTATION.” It can also be translated “revealed. 33-35. The Greek word “e-pi-pha’nei-a” is translated “manifestation” or “make known. 35) After forty years in the wilderness. Some of the interpretations of “dudaim” include: violets. 8:6) MANASSEH. (1 Chronicles 2:50. (Judges 6:11-16. They descended from Joseph’s son Manasseh and consisted of seven tribal families. truffles or mushrooms. One year after the Israelites left Egypt. 16) “Phat’ne” is the Greek word for the English word manger. 37) Jehovah used the Manassite Judge Gideon to deliver the Israelites from Midianite oppression. 200. numbered 32. (1 Corinthians 12:7-10) (2 Corinthians 4:2) MANNA: This is sweet tasting. 51. THE TRIBE: The tribe of Manasseh was one of the twelve tribes of Israel. four decades later the tribe contained 52. Jehovah’s angel appeared 445 . It appeared on the ground at night and they gathered it in the morning. MANIFEST. The Arabs call it “Satan’s apple.” (1 Timothy 3:16) (2 Timothy 1:9-13) The truth and God’s Holy Spirit have been manifested.” MANGER: The infant Jesus was laid in a manger where Mary gave birth to him.700 males. MANDRAKE PLANT: The Hebrew word “dudaim” means love plant.

000 manuscript copies available in whole or in part. and vellum manuscripts. The Christian Scriptures were written in Koine Greek. no hand written original.446 to Manoah’s barren wife to tell her she would give birth to a son who would be a Nazirite of God.” Man was created in the likeness of God. Manoah preceded his son in death and Samson was later buried in the burial place of Manoah between Zorah and Eshtaol.” and Greek: “anthorpos” all mean “of the earth. preachers and teachers are identified as the man of lawlessness. (Judges 16:31) MAN OF LAWLESSNESS: False religious leaders. Humans wrote them down on leather. SEE TRANSLATION . (Colossians 4:16) According to the best knowledge available today. manuscripts of the Bible are in existence. There are nearly 5. Power. Scribes prepared copies of the Scriptures needed for synagogues where the Jews gathered to hear the reading of God’s Word. Wisdom. or autograph. 4:24) Since no man can see God it stands to reason that being created in God’s image would have to do with our having similar spiritual qualities. such as Love.” Latin: “homo. (1 John 4:8) MANUSCRIPTS OF THE BIBLE: God’s Holy Spirit inspired the original copies of the Holy Scriptures. Biblical copyists accepted the Scriptures as divinely inspired and therefore attempted perfection in their arduous labor of producing manuscript copies of God’s Word. to preserve them. Bible manuscripts were produced primarily in the form of rolls and codices. the Holy Scriptures have been preserved in accurate. papyrus. 446 . man. reliable form. and Justice. (Acts 15:21) Conscientious copyists labored to reproduce the inspired writings for the benefit of the Christian congregations. (Genesis 1:26) God is a spirit and therefore not visible to man. His followers disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness. However. Manoah and his wife then received instruction from the angel on how to raise the child. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15) MAN: Hebrew: “Adam. of these Scriptures in Greek. No original autograph manuscripts are known to exist today. (Judges 13:223) Manoah and his wife gave birth to Samson. (John 1:18. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-10) Satan the Devil influences all lawlessness (sin).

52) It is possible that Mark was that man. THE WRITER: His Hebrew name was John. Maoch was the King of the Philistine city of Gath. (2 Kings 2:19-22.447 MAOCH: This man was the father of Achish. 45) MARA: Naomi left Bethlehem with a husband and two sons. David and his 600 men took refuge from Saul at Gath. (Acts 13:5. Why do you give me the name Naomi. It is also possible that Mark was present when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the 120 disciples of Christ on Pentecost 33 C. and the Almighty has brought sorrow to me?” (Ruth 1:19-21) MARAH: One of the early campsites for the people of Israel in the Sinai Peninsula was Marah. (Acts 1:13-15. seeing that Jehovah has given witness against me. and Jehovah sent me back empty. I went away full. (1 Chronicles 2:42. greeted her they asked: “Is this Naomi?” Naomi replied to them: “Do not call me Naomi (meaning pleasant). 48. 13) Mark was an early believer in Jesus Christ and was inspired to write the Good New according to Mark. because the Almighty has made my life bitter. It was called “Marah” meaning “Bitter” because of the unpalatable water found there. the women of Bethlehem. THE CITY: Maon was a city in the mountains of Judah. 25) (Colossians 4:10) Mark is the only one to mention the scantily clad young man who fled on the night of Jesus’ betrayal. (Joshua 15:20. When her old friends. 2:1-4) 447 . (1 Samuel 23:24-28) MAON: Maon was a decendant of Caleb through Shammai. (1 Samuel 27:1-3) MAON. 55) King Saul of Israel pursued David and his men into the wilderness near Maon. He was the son of Mary of Jerusalem and his cousin was Barnabas the traveling companion of early Christian missionaries. Saul did not succeed becaues news of a Philistine raid forced him to abandon the chase. but he was called John Mark in the book of Acts. childless widow.E. (Acts 12:12. 4:38-41) (Exodus 15:23-25) (Numbers 33:8) The Israelites gave way to faithless murmuring when they were unable to drink the water at Marah. MARK. (Mark 14:51. In response Jehovah directed Moses to throw a tree into the water and water became sweet. Call me Mara (meaning bitter). but returned from Moab as grief striken.

Worshipers of false gods identified themselves by having the mark of their deity on their forehead. Mark was in Rome when he wrote it. Mark 6 Messiah walks on water. 448 . Mark 13 Jesus Christ reveals sign of the end times. MARK HIGHLIGHTS: Mark 1 Jesus casts out demons and heals the sick. burried and resurrected. While it covers material similar to that of Matthew and Luke. 14:9. (2 Chronicles 11:5. Mark 14 Jesus tried and Peter denies him. It depicts Jesus as the miracle-working Son of God. Mark 15. Mark provides additional details.” (Ezekiel 9:4) (2 Peter 2:6-8) This figurative mark was to protect the right hearted ones from being destroyed. When it is buffed it takes on a high polish. MARK. 16 Christ dead. (Revelation 13:1. (Revelation 18:11. 16:1. These property marks were placed on a conspicuous part of the body. 2. (Leviticus 19:28) Ezekiel saw a vision in which a man with a secretary’s inkhorn was commissioned to go through Jerusalem and put a mark on “everyone who is distressed and troubled because of all the disgusting things being done in the city.E. Mark 9 Resurrection Prophesied. this time a mark identifying the opposers of God is announced in John’s vision when he reveals the mark of the beast. 2. such as the forehead. 10. The Gospel of Mark was written between 60 and 65 C. Marble is listed as one of the precious commodities of the merchants of the earth in the book of Revelation.448 MARK. Any mark on a true believer had to be a figurative mark since God’s law prohibited such disfiguring tattoo marks. THE BOOK: The Good New According to Mark was written by John Mark. Another mark. Mark 3 Jesus Heals on the Sabbath. The account is evenly devided between conversation and action. (Joshua 15:44) King Rehoboam made Mareshah into a fortress city to strengthen Judah’s defense. 12) MARESHAH: Mareshah was one of nine cities in the Shephelah region of Judah. It is the shortest of the four Gospels and offers a stiring and descriptive record of the ministry of Jesus Christ. 16-18. 20:4) MARBLE: Marble is a rock consisting of crystalline limestone of close grain with various colors. A BRAND: Animals and slaves of the non-Israelites were branded with a mark as evidence of ownership.

the innermost part of the bone (person). 28) The first wedding was performed by God and is described at Genesis 2:22-24. (Matthew 19:4-8) (Mark 10:2-9) Jehovah God created male and female and ordained marriage as the proper arrangement for the multiplication of the human race. MARROW: Bone marrow is a soft and fatty vascular tissue that fills the interior cavities of most bones. (Genesis 1:27. (Acts 16:19-21) Children played games in the marketplaces. (Isaiah 25:6) Hebrews 4:12 tells us that God’s word can (figuratively) penetrate clear to the marrow. 4) Scribes and Pharisees paraded through the marketplaces seeking recognition. public buildings and religious edifices surrounded the open area in Greek and Roman cities. (Mark 6:56) MAROTH: Maroth was a town mentioned by the prophet Micah in his prophecy about Jehovah’s punishment of Jerusalem and Judah. Statues. 6. A sailor or seaman is a mariner. 3) God’s banquet for the peoples symbolically included well-oiled dishes filled with marrow. (Matthew 23:2. (1 Kings 9:26. (2 Chronicles 20:35-37) MARINER: A mariner is the person who navigates or assists in the operation of a ship. It also offered a place of public assembly in cities of the Middle East and the Roman world. (Esther 1:14) 449 . (Micah 3:2. (Job 21:24) The Israelites ate animal bone marrow for food. MARKETPLACE: A marketplace was an open area that served as a place for buying and selling.449 8) Mareshah was the hometown of the prophet Eliezer. Job spoke about the bone marrow of a healthy person being kept moist. 27) (Ezekiel 27:8. Acts 27:15-19 offers a vivid account of the measures taken by mariners during a storm. They were practically helpless in a storm tossed sea. 20:46) Jesus healed persons in the marketplaces. (Matthew 11:16) (Luke 7:32) Unemployed men gathered in the area looking for work. 9) (Revelation 18:17-19) Life as an ancient mariner was filled with danger. (Matthew 20:3. MARSENA: Marsena was one of the seven princes that Ahasuerus consulted when Vashti refuesed to obey. 7) (Mark 12:38) (Luke 11:43. (Micah 1:12) MARRIAGE: The arrangement for the union of man and woman as husband and wife was established by God.

” The New Simplified Bible includes both phrases. While Jesus was reclining. what this woman did shall also be told as a remembrance of her. Mary took a pound of perfumed oil and poured it on his head and feet. The woody stems of the marshmallow measure up to six feet. (John 11:5) It may be said of the account recorded at Luke 10:38-42 that Martha was overly concerned with material things and that she lacked interest in spiritual matters. 23) (2 Timothy 2:8) (Revelation 5:5.” (Ro 1:3) Jesus had the legal right to David’s throne through his adoptive father Joseph.450 MARSHMALLOW: The Hebrew word “chal-la-muth’” speaks of a perennial plant closely related to the hollyhock. Martha showed strong faith in Christ when she said that Lazarus would not have died if Jesus had been present. 22:16) God sent the angel Gabriel to the virgin girl Mary in the town of Nazareth. The only reference to the marshmallow plant in the Bible is found at Job 6:6. 2) Jesus and these three share a bond of strong affection for it is said: Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. THE SISTER OF MARTHA AND LAZARUS: Jesus visited the home of these friends in Bethany for whom he had special affection. It is a tall plant. In times of famine the tasteless. in preparation for Jesus death and burial. MARTHA. (Matthew 1:1-16) (Luke 1:32) (Acts 13:22. of the tribe of Judah. worth about a year’s wages. (John 11:18) Martha was serving the evening meal while Mary was again giving her attention to the Son of God. the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany. He said: Wherever this good news is preached in the entire world. This was very expensive oil. The stem and the large wide leaves are covered with soft downy hair. carrot like root has been eaten for food. white. Most Bible translations ignore the term marshmallow and use the words “white of an egg. She also said: “I have believed that you are the Christ the Son of God. Others criticized this act of love and devotion but Jesus greatly appreciated it. She was having no 450 . (John 11:1. This act was done out of love. (Matthew 26:6-13) (Mark 14:3-9) (John 12:1-8) MARY. THE MOTHER OF JESUS: Mary was a descendant of David. according to the flesh. Nothing could be farther from the truth. For this reason it can be said that Jesus: “came from the seed of David.” (John 11:19-27) MARY. THE SISTER OF MARY AND LAZARUS: Martha was a Jewess.

74. 23) (1 Chronicles 1:17) MARSHAL: Marshal was a city of Asher assigned to the Gershonites. This mountain is about 30 miles southwest of Maan. 74) MASKIL: Maskil is the superscription of 13 psalms that may mean “contemplative poem. (1 Kings 6:7. an Edomite king. 7:9) (Isaiah 28:17) (Zechariah 4:10) Ancient masons were able to dress stones so well that it was not necessary to use mortar. Mary was blessed by God. (Genesis 25:12-14) (1 Chronicles 1:29. 45. 88. 30) (1 Chronicles 6:71. and the Son of God! (John 19:25-27) We all owe deep respect to Mary the mother of Jesus. the leveling instrument and the measuring line and plummet.” (Luke 1:46) Mary was by the stake when Jesus was impaled. her Savior. Massa’s descendants probably settled in northern Arabia. 36) (1 Chronicles 1:43. Gabriel told her that Holy Spirit would cause the pregnancy. stone saws. An alternate name for Marshal is Mishal. Jesus Christ. therefore it is left untranslated in many translations. 44. venerate and offer prayers? Not according to the Scriptures! She gave all credit for life and salvation to her God. (2 Kings 12:12. (Genesis 36:31. axes. 55.451 intercourse with Joseph. 22:6) The stonemason hewed and sawed stones and then used them to construct walls and buildings. (Genesis 10:22. was she someone to whom one could worship. 54. 30) 451 . MASON: A mason is a craftsman who works with stone or brick. 52. for they were not yet married. 89. 142) The meaning of the word is uncertain. 53. (Joshua 21:27. 47) MASSA: Massa was a descendant of Abraham through Ishmael. (Luke 1:28-45) Mary said: “My life magnifies Jehovah my God. It is not possible to even insert a knife blade between the massive stones of the structural remains of building in Palestine that were built in the Herodian period.” (Psalms 32. Jesus was a beloved son to her and he was also the Messiah. MASH: Mash was a descendant of Shem thru Aram. 78. The name has also been applied to the mountain that the Arabs call Jebelel-Mushraq. However. 42. Jehovah and the Son of God. (2 Samuel 5:11) (1 Kings 7:9-12) (1 Chronicles 22:2) (2 Chronicles 24:12) Some of the tools used by masons include hammers. MASREKAH: Masrekah was the home of Samlah.

Moses obeyed Jehovah and struck the rock. Moses called it Meribah. sex or other material things are all expressions of greed and covetousness.” (Exodus 17:1-7) (Psalm 105:41) Later the psalmist admonished the Israelites not to harden their hearts like the Israelites who wondered in the wilderness. 9) MASTER WORKMAN: A master is defined in the WordWeb Dictionary as an artist of consummate skill. A materialist is someone with great regard for material possessions who sometimes thinks that nothing exists but physical matter. drink. Jehovah instructed Moses to strike the rock. 17:4) “Then I was beside him. (1 Corinthians 6:9. as a master workman* with him: and I was daily his delight. Greed: The Hebrew word “chamadh’” and Greek word “epithyme’o” both mean desire. rejoicing always before him.452 MASSAH: Moses and some of the elders of Israel went to this rock in Horeb in search of water. 15) (Colossians 3:3-5) 452 . Love of money. (John 9:4.” The Israelites put Jehovah to the test by their constant complaining and quarreling. someone completely proficient or skilled and someone who directs the work of others. (Ephesians 4:19. Jesus Christ perfectly fits the description of master. desire for power or gain. Moses named the rock Massah meaning “testing.” Proverbs 8:30) MATERIALISM: The entire developed world is affected by this desire for wealth and material possessions with little interest in ethical or spiritual matters. gives birth to sin. He is in fact called “Master”in the Greek Scriptures. (James 1:14. strong desire for food. 5:3) (Colossians 3:5) Greed expresses itself in many ways. (Psalm 68:16) (Matthew 13:17) The Greek word “pie-o-ne-xi’a” conveys the bad desire of greed and covetousness. “quarreling. meaning. Jesus did the work of his heavenly Father. an authority qualified to teach. (Psalm 95:8-11) (Numbers 20:1-13) (Hebrews 3:8. (1 Corinthians 5:9-11) A greedy person may not inherit the Kingdom of God. Water began to issue from the as a river there in the wilderness. 10) The Bible writer James tells us that wrong desire. when it becomes fertile.

Wisconsin USA says “Affluenza” is a major disease. There’s an addictive quality in consumerism. People feel sad.453 Possession Overload: Possession Obsession. (2 Kings 11:16-21) (2 Chronicles 23:17) MATTAN: This Mattan was the father of Shephatiah. Affluenza is a painful. but only for a short time. She was the wife of Edomite King Hadar (Hadad). and it makes them feel better. But it simply doesn’t work. He was killed in front of the altars of Baal. His father persecuted Jeremiah.” He goe on to say: “…. The problem of dealing with too much stuff. Athaliah was put to death and Jehoash was installed as Judah’s king. “Possession overload is the kind of problem where you have so many things you find your life is being taken up by maintaining and caring for things instead of people. socially transmitted condition of overload. “Everything I own owns me. Dr. Richar Swenson of Menomonie. debt. THE PRIEST: Mattan was a priest of Baal. anxiety and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more. 4-6) MATTANAH: The Mattanah camp was between the Arnon Valley and the territory of Sihon the Amorite. and the false images.they find stress and exhaustion and burnout…” (excerpts from Denver Post article by David Wann and John de Graaf) MATRED: The Septuagint and the Syriac Peshitta both present Matred as the son of Mezahab. MATRI: King Saul of Israel was a member of the Benjamite family known as the Matrites (Matri). It was a place where the Israelites camped while they were in the desert wilderness. The Masoretic text claims Matred to be Mezahab’s daughter. and they shop. Jehoiada the priest of Jehovah led the people to the house of Baal and destroyed the house. (1 Samuel 10:21) MATTAN. (Jeremiah 38:1.” According to Swenson. 39) (1 Chronicles 1:50) MATRITES. He also calls it “Possion Overload. Affluenza. contagious. (Genesis 36:31. (Numbers 21:13-21) 453 . They go to the mall.” Swenson says. the altars.

31) He was from the tribe of Judah. His name is found in the maternal genealogy recorded by Luke. He was a tax collector before becoming a Christian.E. (Luke 3:23. More than 40 percent of the information contained in the book of Matthew is not found in the other three Gospels.” It means Gift of Jehovah. 28) The Pharisees and the scribes were disturbed because Jesus ate and drank with tax collectors and sinners. 2:1-4) MATTHEW. 16) MATTHAT: Matthat was an ancestor of Jesus Christ through Mary. He lived in Palestine at the time of the writing. himself.E. THE BOOK: The inspired Good News According to Matthew (also called the Gospel of Matthew) was written by the onetime tax collector Matthew (Levi). 24) MATTHEW THE GOSPEL WRITER: This is likely a shortened form of the Hebrew “Mattithiah. MATTHAN: Matthan was a relative of Joseph. He may have been Joseph’s grandfather. It is the first book in the Christian Greek Scriptures and the first Gospel written.454 MATTATHA: Mattatha was an ancestor of Jesus. Matthew was a Jew. (Luke 3:23. (Matthew 1:15. Jesus Christ. Matthew was one of them. son of Nathan and grandson of David. It presents the Good News of God’s Kingdom in a very special way. (Luke 5:27. He wrote the Good News according to Matthew. also known as Levi. This book contains an account of the life of Jesus Christ. It is 454 . (Luke 3:29) MATTHAT. 14) He immediately left everything behind and followed Jesus.E. 9) (Mark 2:1. the adoptive father of Jesus Christ. MARY’S GRANDFATHER: This Matthat was probably Mary’s grandfather and father of Heli. 30) (Matthew 9:10. Jesus Christ called Matthew from the tax office near Capernaum. (Matthew 9:1. (Acts 1:415. 16) Jesus selected the twelve apostles after the Passover of 31 C. who became an apostle of Jesus Christ. 13. It was written in the year 41 C. (Mark 3:13-19) (Luke 6:12-16) Matthew is mentioned as one of the apostles in the upper chamber. (Matthew 10:3) (Mark 2:14) In the year 30 or early 31 C. 11) (Mark 2:15. (Luke 5:29. with quotes from the Son of God. It is understood that Matthew first wrote his account in Hebrew and then translated it into Koine Greek. He was refered to as the son of Levi who lived between Zerubbabel and David.

Matthew 23 Scathing Inditement of Scribes and Pharisees. Matthew 10 Jesus calls 12 Apostles and Instructs them. Matthew 3 John the Baptist Preached. Matthew 19 Divorce. About 40 of these are actual quotations Jesus made from the Scriptures and others were indirect references. 25) MATURITY: Maturity is a period of time in your life when you are fully grown and developed. The Bible sets the standard for spiritual maturity or completeness. (1 Chronicles 15:17-21. often changeable and easily led astray or influenced by others in matters of doctrine. Matthew 26-27 Final Days of Jesus Life. (Luke 10:1) MATTITHIAH. (Hebrews 5:11-6:2) (1 Corinthians 2:6. 455 . Fornication. A mature Christian is not a spiritual babe. After prayer. MATTHIAS: When Judas Iscariot abandoned the faith and turned Jesus Christ over to the authorities to be impaled it left a vacancy in the ranks of the apostles. PLAYED THE HARP: Mattithiah was a Levite who played a harp when the ark of the covenant was brought to Jerusalem from Obededom’s house. Matthias was the disciple selected by lot to replace him. Matthew 28 Jesus Commissions Disciples. Matthew 24 Jesus Declares Sign of the End. 10-16) A mature Christian has the fruitage of God’s Holy Spirit in his life and does everything within his power to live by these divine qualities. (Ephesians 4:11-14) A mature Christian is able to determine right and wrong by using the Holy Scriptures as a guide. (Ps 41:9.455 estimated that Matthew’s Gospel contains about a hundred references to the Hebrew Scriptures. Adultery Condemned. Peter noted that the psalmist David foretold Judas’ deflection and that someone would fill his office. 109:8) Joseph Barsabbas and Matthias were put up for selection. Matthew 2 Jesus Birth. Peter reported that Matthias had been a follower of Christ throughout Jesus’ three and a half year ministry. (Acts 1:21. lots were cast and Matthias was chosen. Matthew 4 Devil Tempts Jesus. Matthew 5-7 Jesus Preaches the Sermon of the Mount. MATTHEW HIGHLIGHTS: Matthew 1 Geneology of Jesus Christ. Matthew 13 Illustrations Explained. 22) He was probably one of the seventy disciples whom Jesus sent out to preach.

(1 Kings 2:7) (Isaiah 25:6) (Luke 22:28-30) (Revelation 19:9) Birds will feed on the bodies of the slain ones after the Great War of God. (Nehemiah 11:25. 17) The psalmist speaks as if the heavenly bodies have a measuring line. 2) Land area was determined with a measuring line. 4) MEASURING LINE: A string.3) It was a time to eat and drink for nurishment. MAZZAROTH CONSTELLATION: The Aramaic word “mazz-zaloth’” found at 2 Kings 23:5 refers to the constellations of the zodiac. (Job 38:4. 20:4. when applied as a singular pronoun at Job 38:32 it appears to refer to a particular constellation rather than to the entire zodiacal circle. rope. or cord was used for measuring. He was a Hushathite. 39) (Isaiah 44:13) (Zechariah 1:16) Used in a figurative way the measuring line represents a rule or standard. It had a number of dependent villiages. 28) 456 .456 (Galatians 5:22. (2 Samuel 23:27) He could have been the same person as the Sibbecai found at 2 Samuel 21:18 and 1 Chronicles 11:29. (Psalm 19:1-4) (Romans 1:20) MEBUNNAI: Mebunnai was a mighty man in David’s army. MECONAH: Mechonah was a town in southern Judah mear Ziklag. 27:11. (Isaiah 28:10. God asks Job whether he can control the visible celestial bodies. However. 21) (Ecclesiastes 10:17) (Romans 13:13) (1 Peter 4:3) Friendship and peace were signified when people ate together. 5) (Micah 2:4. 12. 5) Builders and craftsmen used measuring lines. (Joshua 13:2. Whatever the identification of these constellations may be. MEAL: A meal was a time for prayer. the Almighty. This campaign was led by Joshua. (Proverbs 23:20. but not to excess. (1 Samuel 9:13) (Acts 27:35) (1 Timothy 4:1. (Amos 7:17) (Zehariah 2:1. 23) He meditates on them frequently and looks for ways to incorporate them into his daily activities. fellowship and spiritual sharing for the Hebrews and the Christians. (Jeremiah 31:38. guiding them in their prescribed heavenly course. It was called a measuring line. (Revelation 19:15-18) MEARAH: Mearah was a Sidonian city that was yet to be conquered after Israel’s campaign ended.

When Jehovah took away some of the Spirit that was upon Moses. 16) Several hundred years later King David’s army under Joab’s command defeated Syrian mercenary forces. 24-29) MEDAN: Medan was one of Abraham’s six sons by his concubine Keturah. Medad and Eldad received it and acted as prophets in the camp. 2) (1 Chronicles 1:32) MEDEBA: Also called Madaba.” (1 Timothy 2:5.C. 9. The term mediator is applied to Moses and Jesus in the Holy Scriptures. MEDIATOR: A mediator is someone who interposes between two parties at variance to reconcile them. (Genesis 25:1. 15. After the Israelite defeat of King Sihon.000 feet aboe sea level. 2) MEDES. 9.E. and put it upon each of the 70 older men. The old king’s road linked it with other cities east of the Jordan River. (Ga 3:19) The apostle Paul stated. Medeba is located on hillside about twelve miles east of the northern end of the Dead Sea. (Numbers 20:17) It is situated on a plateau where sheep and goats pasture. MEDIA: The Medes appear in history around the eighth century B. Christ Jesus. Moses replied: “I wish all Jehovah’s people were prophets and that Jehovah would put his Spirit on them!” (Numbers 11:16.C. Moses was the mediator of the Law covenant between Jehovah God and the nation of Israel. (Isaiah 15:1. 24:9-18) Jesus Christ was the mediator of the new covenant. 7. They were an Aryan race closely related to the Persians in race. “there is one mediator between God and men. The land was a mountainous plateau ranging in altitude from 3. a man. who gave himself a corresponding ransom for all. 6) He mediates the new covenant between God 457 . The Assyrian Empire was split up between the Medes and the Babylonians in the year 632 B. They appear to be descended from Japheth’s son Madai. language. Medeba was in the territory belonging to the tribe of Reuben. (1 Chronicles 19:6-16) The Moabites later controlled Medeba. 17.457 MEDAD: Medad was one of the 70 older men of Israel selected to assist Moses while traveling through the wilderness. When Joshua told Moses to stop them. A mediator is a go between or intercessor. and religion.E. (Joshua 13:8. (Genesis 10:2) Media was on the Iranian Plateau southwest of the Caspian Sea. The Persians joined forces with the Medes to defete the Babylonians.000 to 5. The Medes settled on the northern part of the territory. He served as intermediary spokesman to Israel. (Exodus 19:3.

lowliness of mind and gentleness. These included 900 chariots. (Judges 4:7. 143:5) (Phillipians 4:8) MEEKNESS. Meekness is mildness of temper. (Hebrews 8:10-13. 39) (1 Chronicles 1:50) 458 . and Megiddo Valley. 49:3. (Revelation 16:14. (Matthew 11:28. The psalmist meditated on the greatness of our creator during the solitude of night. (Psalms 37:11) Jesus Christ was Greater-than-Moses and yet he was a meek. the congregation of spiritual Israel. Biblical History and secular records relate how armies fought decisive battles around Megiddo because of its commanding position. 23. The Hebrew word “a-nah’” is translated meek and humble. (Numbers 12:3) David declared that the meek would inherit the earth. 13-16.16) It would not be physically possible to position all of the armies of the world in this small valley! SEE HAR-MEGDON.458 and those taken into the new covenant. This valley stretches 14 miles long from north to south and 9 miles wide at its widest place. (Genesis 36:31. (2 Chronicles 35:22) (Zechariah 12:11) The city of Megiddo is located on the high ground 70 feet above the valley. MEEK: Meekness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit listed at Galatians 5:22. 29) Jesus taught that the meek will inherit the earth. It was situated in a strategic spot above the Jezreel Valley. 5:19) While this seems like a large military force it pales to insignificence when compared with all of the armies of the earth today. The Greek word “pra-ys” is translated meek. Meekness and mildness is almost the same thing. A person needs to be free from distractions and alone with his thoughts. (Matthew 5:5) MEGIDDO: Located 56 miles north of Jerusalem and 19 miles southeast of the modern city of Haifa is the Valley of Megiddo. mild. KING HADAR’S WIFE: Mehetabel’s mother was Matred. Judge Barak defeated Jabin’s forces under Sisera. 77:12. 12:24) (Ephesians 5:25-27) MEDITATION: Meditation is deep concentration and serious reflection on an important subject. MEHETABEL. Mehetabel was the wife of the Edomite King Hadar (Hadad). It is similar to humility. mild-tempered person. also known as Esdraelon. Moses was one of the meekest of all men. without haughtiness or vanity. (Psalms 19:14. (Psalm 63:6) Meditations of the heart should focus on beneficial things such as Jehovah’s splendor and activities and how we can do His will. mild-tempered and gentle.

(Nehemiah 6:10-14) MEHIDA: Mehida was an ancestor of a family of Nethinim. Melhuman was first of the seven court officials orderd by Ahasuerus to bring Queen Vashti to the king. 2. 52) (Nehemiah 7:54) MEHIR: Mehir was from the tribe of Judah. 4-6. This inspired prophecy from God predicted that the coming Messiah would serve in the office of priest and king combined. (Luke 3:31) MELECH: This man was one of Micah’s sons. 2) A Messianic prophecy is tied to Melchizedek at Psalm 110:1-4. (1 Chronicles 8:33-35. His sons returned to Judah from Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel in 537 B. Melchizedek was the King of ancient Salem and priest of the Most High God. 43. CONSPIRED TO CAUSE NEHEMIAH TO SIN: This man may have been the grandfather of the Shemiaiah who was hired by Tobiah and Sanballat to try to cause Nehemiah to sin out of fear. (Genesis 4:17. He was the son of Chelub (Caleb) and father of Eshton. 11) MELATIAH: Melatiah was a Gibeonite.” (Genesis 14:18.C. (Ezra 2:1. He was a descendant of King Saul of Israel. 18) MEHUMAN: Mehuman was one of the court officials of Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I). 10. (Nehemiah 3:7) MELCHIZEDEK: He is the first priest mentioned in the Scriptures.” (Hebrews 7:1. the great-grandson of Saul’s son Jonathan. He was a workman who helped with the repair of Jerusalem’s wall under Nehemiah'’ supervision in 455 B.459 MEHETABEL. 11) MEHUJAEL: Mehujael was the great grandson of Cain. 9:39-41) 459 . which means “Peace” and was identified by the Apostle Paul as “King of Peace” and “King of Righteousness. King Ahasuerus ruled in the time of Mordecai and Esther.E.C. 6:20) MELEA: Melea was a maternal ancestor of Jesus Christ who lived after King David. (1 Chronicles 4:1. (Esther 1:10.E. (Hebrews 5:1. He was the father of Methushael and the grandfather of Lamech (not the Lamech descended from Seth). 22) He was king of Salem.

(Isaiah 19:13) (Jeremiah 2:16. Memucan believed that Queen Vashti should be removed as queen because she wronged the king. (2 Kings 15:10-22) MENE. The events that followed the prophecy and the interpretation were earth shaking and cataclysmic. 44:1. When King Pul of Assyria invaded Israel Menahem was forced to pay a thousand talents of silver to him. He encouraged calf worship and he would not depart from the sins of Jeroboam.C. and the people of the empire.6 million U. TEKEL and PARSIN: These were the word of the terse and puzzling message inscribed on the wall of King Belshazzar’s banquet hall. They were the king’s closest advisors. The city was called Moph at Hosea 9:6 in the Hebrew text. (equivilent of 6.C. 46:14. 539 B. Daniel was empowered by Jehovah to read the inscription and give its interpretation. It appears in Hebrew as the initial letter in each of the eight verses in Psalm 119:97-104. (Luke 3:31) 13 th 460 . Be sure to read Daniel chapter five for complete details. It was the night of October 5. MEMORIAL TOMB: SEE TOMB MEMPHIS: Memphis was one of the capitals of ancient Egypt. It was 14 miles south of Cairo on the west side of the Nile River.E. MENE. King Belshazzar threw a big banquet at his palace in Babylon.460 MEM: Mem is the letter of the Hebrew alphabet.E. (Esther 1:13-22) (Ezra 7:14) MENAHEM: Menahem was the son of Gadi and king of Israel for ten years beginning 790 B.E. 19) (Ezekiel 30:13. MEMUCAN: Memucan was the head spokesman for seven MedoPersian princes. His son Pekohiah secceeded him on Israel’s throne. not far removed from David. You won’t want miss this exciting account. Elsewhere it is called the Hebrew Noph. the princes. MENNA: This woman was a distant maternal ancestor of Jesus Christ. These seven Medo-Persian princes were versed in law and legal cases. dollars) Menahem died in 781 B.S.A.C. 16) The city was a great commercial center and a center of religion and of learning in Egypt. the first king of the ten-tribe kingdom. Menahem did what was bad in Jehovah’s eyes. Her removal was to show that all the wives of the empire should learn to be obedient to their husbands.

MEPHIBOSHETH. David treated Mephibosheth with loving kindness. (1 Chronicles 4:1. 37) (1 Chronicles 6:77-79) Eight centures later Mephaath was under Moabite control. 36. SON OF SAUL: Mephibosheth was one of King Saul’s two sons. The Scriptures associate menstration with impurity and uncleanness and therefore sexual intercourse was forbidden at that time. Saul’s younger daughter. was in love with David and Merab was not. 15:1-33) (Ezekiel 22:10.461 MENSTRATION: Menstration is the monthly discharge of blood. (Leviticus 12:2. 24) MEPHIBOSHETH. (Joshua 13:15. and some tissue debris from a woman’s uterus. (Judges 9:34-37) The word Meonenim refers to magic. This is fitting since the Canaanites and apostate Israelites engaged in magical practices. This function continues until menopause. He was lame in one leg and because of King David’s love for his father. 42) (2 Samuel 9) MERAB: Merab was King Saul’s older of two daughters. (2 Samuel 4:4) There were seven descendant of Saul turned over to the Gibeonites to atone for Saul’s attempt to annihilate them. BIG TREE OF: A band of King Abimelech’s men passed by this tree near Shechem before their fight with the landowners of that city. (1 Samuel 17:25. 18:15-20) 461 . Girls begin menstruating at puberty. Mephibosheth was one of them. 36:17) MEONENIM. and Merab did not become David’s wife. fluid. (Jeremiah 48:21. 21:34. 35:4) (Judges 9:6) MEONOTHAI: Meonothai was a descendant of Judah. (Genesis 12:6. This is usually a monthly experience. (1 Samuel 4:4. It was later given to the Merarite Levites. They ended up being put to death. (1 Samuel 14:49) Saul promised to give one of them in marriage to the man who defeated Goliath. Michal. 20:12-17. GRANDSON OF SAUL: Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan and grandson of King Saul. Saul did not keep his promise. 18. Each menstrual flow lasts about three to five days. 14) MEPHAATH: This city was assigned to the Reubenites. He was the father of Ophrah.

(Exodus 6:16. sells or barters for profit. 5. 16) He was one of the members of Jacob’s household who went to Egypt. He was the head of the paternal house of Seraiah at the time of Joiakim after the Jews returned from Babylonian exile. 60:10) All who wish to receive God’s mercy must turn to him with a right heart condition by abandoning wrong ways and harmful thoughts.” (Matthew 5:7) 462 . for they shall receive mercy and compassion. kindness and pity. (Genesis 46:11) (1 Chronicles 6:1. (Deuteronomy 13:17. If they showed a proper heart attitude and turned to Jehovah. (Genesis 34:10. he would express compassion. (Genesis 10:8-10) MERCHANT: A merchant is a person who buys. favor and goodwill. Both the Hebrew and the Greek terms for merchant refer to a traveling merchant. 12-25) (Matthew 13:45) (Revelation 17:1. 18:3. to feel warm with tender emotion. They were considered Merarites. 23. 7) (Psalms 103:13. divine compassion and mercy. Its founder Nimrod put Babylon on an openly rebellious course against God. 4:20-22. 11-15. (Genesis 46:8. The Greek word “e’le-os” means to feel pity. 23) MERCY: Mercy is the feeling that motivates compassion. 119:77. 11. (Jeremiah 50: 21. (Exodus 6:19) (1 Chronicles 6:19) MERARITES: There were three families of Lebites who descended from Levi’s son Merari through Mahli and Mushi. 156. The word Merathaim may call attention to the intensity of Babylon’s rebellion. 30:3) (Psalm 102:13) (Isaiah 54:7-10. 58) MERATHAIM: The term Merathaim applies to Babylon or a territory in Babylonia. 23:16) (1 Kings 10:14. The Hebrew verb “ra-cham” means to glow. 26:57. 24 0 It may also apply to the area on the Persian Gulf where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter into it. 157) (Luke 1:50) Jesus said: “Blessed are the merciful and compassionate. Mahli and Mushi. 26. (Nehemiah 12:12) MERARI: Merari was the son of Levi and brother of Gershon and Kohath. 14) (Ezekiel 27:2. It comes from the Hebrew word “ma-rah’” and means be rebellious. to be compassionate. 15) (2 Chronicles 9:13.462 MERAIAH: Meraiah was a priest. (Isaiah 55:6. 27) Merari had two sons. 19) (Numbers 3:20. The Hebrew nation frequently strayed from righteousness and became in need of merciful help.

This district was in the marshlands south of Babylon. 3:4-23) 463 . Ahaziah. (1 Chronicles 2:18. MERODACH-BALADAN: This name means Murduk Has Given a Son. Her name was Bithiah and she was the daughter of Pharaoh. Merodachbaladan sent a delegation to Hezekiah in an attempt to gain the support of the kingdom of Judah. (2 Kings chapter 20) MEROZ: This place was cursed by an angel because it did not come to the assistance of Jehovah. (Judges 4:17. KING OF MOAB: Mesha was the king of Moab at the time of Kings Jehoshaphat of Judah and Ahab. (Esther 1:14) MERODACH.463 MERED: He was listed in the genealogy of the tribe of Judah as the son of Ezrah. He may also have had a Jewish wife. They were not installed by coronation but became kings by taking hold of the hand of Merodach. Mesha’s son was Ziph. (1 Chronicles 4:1. MARDUK: Merodach is the Hebrew spelling for the most important Babylonian god. (2 Kings 1:1. 42) MESHA. (Isaiah 39:1-7) Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions state that he was the ruler of a Chaldean district know as Bit-Yakin. Marduk was shattered at the time of Babylon’s downfall. Caleb was the son of Hezron of the tribe of Judah. 17. The prophet Jeremiah foretold that Merodach (Marduk) would be shattered and it happened as the Babylonian empire lost power and dignity. (Jeremiah 50:2) The son of the king of Babylon was named Merodach-Baladan after this god. Mered had an Egyptian wife. 5:5-16) MESHA. SON OF CALEB: Mesha was the first son of Caleb. He was the son of Baladan and king of Babylon. They repeated the ceremony each year at the New Year’s festival. (Isaiah 39:1) (2 Kings 25:27) The kings of Babylon venerated the image of Merodach at his temple. and Jehoram of Israel. Merodachbaladan sent letters and a gift to King Hezekiah of Judah after his recovery from illness. Marduk. above the headwaters of the Persian Gulf. 18) MERES: Meres was one of the seven princes whom Ahasuerus consulted when Vashti disobeyed him. (Judges 5:23) They did not assist Jehovah’s appointed commander Barak in the fight against the Canaanites and did not detain the Canaanite commander Sisera when he escaped.

(Ezekiel 27:13. 464 . Meshelemiah was head over eighteen gatekeepers of the sanctuary during King David’s reorganization of the priestly and Levitical services. (1 Chronicles 8:1. Daniel’s companion. human or spirit being. The name was given by Nebuchadnezzar’s court chief official. It is referring to the land located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. (1 Chronicles 26:1-3. 6. 2. SON OF SHAHARAIM: This Mesha was the son of Shaharaim by his wife Hodesh. (Acts 2:1. They were considered allies or subjects of “Gog of Magog” in this prophecy. In Hebrew it is rendered Aram-naharaim. Japheth was the son of Noah. It is bordered on the north by the mountains of Turkey and Iran and stretching southward through a high plateau and rocky. 12) MESOPOTAMIA: The Greek term Mesopotamia means land between rivers. MESHELEMIAH: Meshelemiah was a Kohathite Levite. Mesha was a family head in the tribe of Benjamin. who delivers a message. He could be the same person as the Meshillemoth of Nehemiah 11:13. The message can be written or oral. sandy desert land to the Persian Gulf. (1 Chronicles 9:10. When they finished this training they were superior to the king’s counselors. 8-10) MESHACH: Meshach was the Babylonian name given to Mishael. 32:26. 12-16) (Daniel 1:1-16.E. They exported slaves and copper to Tyre and were very warlike. 39:1. 9) MESHILLEMITH: This man was a priest and descendant of Immer. 17-20) MESHECH. He was in charge of a division of Korahites. 2) Meshech is also found at Psalm 120:5 representing aggressive and barbarous people. Stephen spoke of Abraham. 8. 9) MESSENGER: A messenger is a person. 39:2. (2 Kings 24:1. (Acts 7:2) There were inhabitants of Mesopotamia present at the Festival of Pentecost in 33 C. AGGRESSIVE AND BARBAROUS: Meshech was the son of Japheth. 3.464 MESHA. as a one-time resident of Mesopotamia in the book of Acts. Meshach and his companions were put through a three year training course by the Babylonians. (Genesis 10:2) (1 Chronicles 1:5) Ezekiel the prophet mentions Meshech and Tubal from northern Palestine.

The Holy Scriptures reveal that a year was more than 360 days. The Greek equivalent is “Khristos” or Christ. An adjustment was made to make up for the five days lost each year. (2 Chronicles 30:6-10) (Jeremiah 51:31) Messengers were also dispatched on horses. gold. 28) It is very likely that Jesus Christ was the messenger of the Abrahamic covenant. (Genesis 4:22) (Isaiah 41:7) (2 Chronicles 24:12) (Nehemiah 3:8. (Matthew 10:5-7. Some believe that a year was a shorter period of time back then compared to the year today. (2 Kings 9:17-19) (Esther 8:10-14) The Hebrew and the Greek words for messenger refer to spirit messengers such as angels.465 (Genesis 32:3-6) (Judges 6:34. METALS: Some of the metals known by the ancients were copper. 11) (Mark 1:1-4) (Luke 7:27. since they were beneficiaries of that covenant. This Lamech was a different person than Noah’s father Lamech. 18) 465 . iron. Tin was used in making bronze but copper was used long before bronze was invented. 19-26) MESSIAH: Hebrew: “mashiach” means anointed one. METALWORKER: Metalworkers and their tools are referenced in a number of verses of the Holy Scriptures. 35) (2 Samuel 5:11) (1 Kings 19:2) (Luke 7:18-24. 9:52) Runners often served as messengers. nearly the same as today’s year. silver and tin. Metals are first mentioned at Genesis 4:22. (Genesis 4:17. (Matthew 11:10. 15:24. father of Lamech and grandfather of Noah. He was the son of Mehujael and the father of Lamech. It is the longest of Bible record. Methuselah was the son of Enoch. People often compare things and people as being old as Methuselah. 21:31) (Luke 1:69-75) (Acts 3:12. 32) (Judges 17:4) (Acts 19:24) METHUSELAH: This man enjoyed a life span of 969 years. (Genesis 5:21-29) (1 Chronicles 1:1-4) (Jude 14. 31. Copper. Jesus was designated the anointed one by the name and title Jesus Christ. lead. (Psalm 104:4) (John 1:51) Jesus Christ is identified as the messenger of the covenant. That would explain why he preached to the Jews first. iron and gold were likely the first to be used. 15) METHUSHAEL: Methushael was a descendant of Cain through Enoch.

3:12) MICAH. Doorposts of the temple constructed by Solomon were called mezuzahs at 1 Ki 6:31. 4:12. 4. 7:5. (Micah 2:12. 13. Micah 3:5 They cry “Peace” but receive nothing. 466 . MICAH HIGHLIGHTS: Micah 1 Jehovah names the recipiants of His judgement. “The mountains melt under him. (Micah 2:12. 22. (Jeremiah 26:18) He was the writer of the inspired book of Micah. 14) For this reason he used the rural life he was familiar with to drive home the points of his prophetic declarations. Jehovah raised up Micah to strongly warn His people of the judgement He was to bring upon them. 13. southwest of Jerusalem. Micah 2:1. (Micah 1:1. Similar conditions exist today throughout the world. (Micah 3:2. 45:19 and 46:2. 14) False worship and moral corruption flourished in Israel and Judah and King Hezekiah established religious reforms during the time that Micah prophesied. It appears at Exodus 12:7. The valleys split like wax before the fire! Like water poured down a steep place. 7:1. 6.466 MEZUZAH: The Hebrew word me-zu’zah means doorjamb or doorpost. 6:15.” (Psalm 121:8) The use of the mezuzah is a literal interpretation of the command at Deuteronomy 6:9 and 11:20. (2 Kings 15:32-20:21) (2 Chronicles 27-32) The Word of God to Micah gave warning that God would make Samaria a heap of ruins. MICAH THE PROPHET: Micah was from the village of Moresheth southwest of Jerusalem.” Moral corruption and idolatry were rampant throughout the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. 8) Micah came from the small village of Moresheth in the rural setting of the Shephelah. 4.E. Micah 3:1-3 They cry to Jehovah but he will not answer. 33. Vivid figures of speech abound in the book of Micah. And the symbolic temple in Ezekiel’s vision referred to mezuzahs at Ezekiel 41:21. When faithful Jews enter or leave a house they touch the mezuzah with the hand and recite the prayer or blessing: “May Jehovah guard your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forever. It was prophesied that Zion would be plowed up a mere field and Jerusalem would become a heap of ruin. 7:1. 23 and 21:6 with reference to the sprinkling of the Passover victim’s blood on doorposts and the bracing of a slave against a door post to pierce his ear with an awl. 2 Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil. Micah used the rural life of the area in his prophetic illustrations. THE BOOK: The book of Micah was writen in the year 717 B. 4:12.C. by the prophet Micah. 3.

“I will look to Jehovah!” MICAIAH. Micah 7:7 Micah declares. (1 Kings 22:8) King Jehoshaphat summoned 400 prophets and asked them: “Shall I go against Ramotho-gilead in war?” Micaiah told him. So Michal was given to him as his wife after much trickery on the part of King Saul.” (2 Chronicles 11:18. 20. 12:1) Michael must have been the angel who led the Israelites through the wilderness. the person who lived in Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. “I see the Israelites scattered on the mountains. WIFE OF KING REHOBOAM: Micaiah was the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah. He was also an anchestor of Elah.” (1 Kings 22:1-37) (2 Chronicles 18:1-34) MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL: Michael was the only other angel named in the Holy Scriptures. (1 Chronicles 9:1-8) 467 . She was the wife of King Rehoboam and mother of King Abijah of Judah. David accepted the challenge and returned with two hundred Philistine foreskins. First Saul offered his older daughter to David but gave her to another man instead. 2) MICAIAH. 32:34. (Jude 9) He was identified in Daniel chapter 10 as one of the foremost princes who came to the aid of a lesser angel who was opposed by the prince of royal realm of Persia. Michael was the prince of Daniel’s people. 23. Micaiah was also called “Maacah. like sheep that have no shepherd. 21.467 Micah 4:1-5 Prophecy that swords will be turned into plowshares. (1 Samuel 14:49. (Exodus 23:20. 21. 18:17-29) Saul first gave Michal in marriage to Palti and finally he took her from Palti and gave her to David. 13:1. 33:2) The name Michael means: “Who is Like God?” MICHAL: Michal was King Saul’s younger daughter who became David’s wife. 20. He was the only one called archangel. PROPHET: Micaiah was son of Imiah and God’s prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel during King Ahab’s reign. Micah 5:1-4 Great ruler will come out of Bethlehem-Ephrathah. (Daniel 10:13. Michal was in love with David and Saul offered her to him in exchange for the foreskins of a hundred Philistines. Saul thought David would die in the attempt to comply. (2 Samuel 3:12-16) MICHRI: Michri was a Benjamite.

23. The term mile at Luke 24:13 and John 6:19. 38:27-30) (Exodus 1:15-21) MIGDOL: Migdol was an Egyptian site mentioned by the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel nine hundred years after the Exodus.E. Mildew is a fungus that appears on various objects. His armor bearer killed about twenty men from the Philistine camp near Michmash. (1 Kings 11:5) (Zephaniah 1:5) MILDEW: Jehovah struck the land with mildew as reported at Amos 4:9. 13-16) Migron is mentioned as one of the cities that the Assyrians would pass through on their way to Jerusalem. The prophet Ezekiel told of a devastation that would come upon Egypt. 30:6) When Jerusalem fell in 607 B. He said it would strike from Migdol to Syene and to the boundary of Ethiopia.854 feet in length.468 MIDWIFE: The Hebrew term “yaladh” means give birth. Jewish refugees settled in Migdol. Sometimes she would rub it with salt and swaddle it with cloth bands. 2. Once the child is born she severs its navel cord and cleans the infant. (Ezekiel 29:10. 11:18 is not the Greek term “mililon. 14) MIGRON: Migron was a place on the outskirts of Gibeah where King Saul camped with Johathan. (Jeremiah 44:1. 18. 46:13. likely from Babylon. midwife. especially in damp weather. 21) MILCOM: This is one of the false gods of the ancient people of Canaan. (Isaiah 10:28) MIKNEIAH: This man was one of the Levites who played harps while the Ark was transported from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem. A midwife helps the mother during childbirth labor. 468 . 14:1. The mile mentioned at Matthew 5:41. Greek: “milion”. MILDNESS: SEE MEEKNESS MILE: The mile is a distance measurement. (Ezekiel 16:4) Close friends and relatives and older women sometimes served in this capacity. bear.” but the Roman term “stadia” which is 606 feet in length. (Genesis 35:16-19. was most likely the Roman mile which is 5.C. (1 Samuel 13:16. (1 Chronicles 15:17. It has been converted to statute miles in the New Simplified Bible.

(Isaiah 60:16) The Promised Land is described as the “land of milk and honey. (John 18:12) Military commanders are mentioned in the book of Revelation. It was located near the mouth of the Maeander River. The town was widely known for its wool products. He sent a messenger to the Ephesians congregation from his lodging at Miletus. sheep and goats without distinction. The apostle Paul traveled to Miletus in about 56 C. (Deuteronomy 32:14) (Judges 4:19. 5:25) The Hebrew word of milk refers to fresh milk and not cheese and butter.” It sometimes refers to a Roman military tribune. a cultivated grain crop. Each family possessed its own hand mill to grind flour so bread could be baked everyday.” (1 Corinthians 3:2) (Hebrews 5:12-14) (1 Peter 2:2) MILL: A mill usually consisted of two circular stones. refered to in Hebrew as “Bethmillo. A military commander was in attendance at the celebration of Herod’s birthday. could have been a fortress such as the tower of Shechem. It is used as food by most of mankind. (Genesis 18:8) (Judges 4:19. 2) (Matthew 24:41) (Luke 17:35) MILLET: Ezekiel ate bread prepared with millet. 19:18) MILK: Milk is the product of female mammals for nourishing their young. (Revelation 6:15. (Ezekiel 4:9) MILLO: The house of Millo.” (Exodus 3:8) (Deuteronomy 6:3) (Joshua 5:6) (Jeremiah 11:5) (Ezekiel 20:6) (Joel 3:18) The apostles Peter and Paul spoke about new born infants needing milk belonging to the word. 29:14-17) MILITARY COMMANDER: The term “military commander” comes from the Greek word “khili’arkhos.469 MILETUS: Miletus was a city on the west coast of Asia Minor that is now in ruins. (Mark 6:21-26) A commander was present with the soldiers when they arrested Jesus. The men 469 . 8) (Job 31:10) (Exodus 11:5) (Isaiah 47:1.E. He presided at courts-martial and was the one who ordered capital punishment. (Genesis 18:6) (Numbers 11:7. 5:25) It refers to the milk of cows. There were six tribunes in each Roman legion. This military commander had great authority. (Acts 20:18-38. One was placed atop the other Edible threshed grains were place between the two stones and ground into flour. (Ezekiel 25:4) (1 Corinthians 9:7) In a figurative way the Bible speaks about milk as the resources of nations.

commanded Christians: “You are renewed in the spirit (vital principles) of your mind (understanding). The mina was in use during Jesus time on Earth. It was also use as a unit of weight. 38:29) (Numbers 31:52) (1 Samuel 17:5) Archaeological evidence reveals the mina at 50 shekels. Other places in the Bible where large numbers of shekels are mentioned they are referred to in numbers divisible by 50. The prophetic words of Gideon’s son Jotham told them of impending disaster for the house of Millo at the hands of Abimelech. It is impossible to separate the mind from the heart. (Romans 10:9-13) Humans are imperfect as the human mind is sometimes inclined toward wrong thinking. Modern values compare the silver mina as equal to $110 and the gold mina to $6.” (Romans 15:5) MINE. reason.” (Ephesians 4:23.500 U. The Hebrew text at Ezekiel 45:12 indicates that the mina is equal to 60 shekiels. MINA: The mina was a unit of monetary value. The mind and the figurative heart are sometimes expressed by using the word mind and other times by using the word heart.S. MINING: Mining is the act of extracting metals. minerals or precious stones from the earth.” (1 Corinthians 2:16) It comes from Bible study. It has to do with intellectual capacity. “You were in the past alienated and enemies because your minds were on your evil works. This may explain the mina at 50 shekels.” (Colossians 1:21) The apostle Paul. Paul instructed Christians to “be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus. (Deuteronomy 4:39) (Ezekiel 20:32) It is important to understand that a true believer. from applying God’s Word in our lives. They must work together in order to receive salvation. 24) A Christian truly does “have the mind of Christ. (Luke 19:13-25) MIND: The mind is that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings. and from the gift of Holy Spirit. that in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. mental perception. the seat of the faculty of reason. under direction from Holy Spirit. emotion and attitude.470 of Shechem and Millo got together at the sacred oak tree at Shechem and made Abimelech king. (Genesis 23:15) (Exodus 30:24. Mining is one of the oldest 470 . believes and obeys God out of his mind and heart. The Bible calls it the “fleshly mind” at Colossians 2:18. Put on the new man. The Greek Septuagint specifies the value at 50 shekiels. Later Abimelech set the vault of the house of Elberith on fire and all those in it perished. intelligence.

Moses spoke about mining copper out of the mountains. 14. Jesus Christ requires his followers to humbly serve one another.C. Even the many healing miracles recorded in the 471 . The scribes and Pharisees gave a tithe of mint and other herbs and yet they disregarded justice and the love of God. attendant and minister. 2) (Titus 1:13. This teaching is appropriate when applied to many people today.471 industries available to mankind. (Matthew 20:28) (Mark 10:43) MINISTRY: The work and service performed by a minister is the ministry. 36. 20) Christians presented a message of reconciliation to God through Christ. It is a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of God. (Genesis 4:22) In 1513 B. (Jeremiah 51:27-29) MINT: Mint is an herb mentioned only twice in the Holy Scriptures at Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42. they were primarily performed to glorify God. where there was gold. Minni was allied with the Ararat and Ashkenaz kingdoms under control of Cyrus. (Deuteronomy 8:9) MINISTER: Hebrew: “mesha-reth” and Greek: “dia’ko-nos” mean servant. 35:22. (Matthew 25:15) (Luke 6:19) (1 Corinthians 12:10) God’s many acts of creation are considered by most believers as miracles. It is usually beyond the ability of the observer to perform. A miracle is amazing to the eye of the beholder. Jesus Christ commissioned his followers to make disciples of people of all the nations. (2 Corinthians 5:18-20) (2 Timothy 4:1. Moses described the Pishon River. MIRACLES: A Miracle is any amazing or wonderful occurance. Job 28:16) The Egyptians took metals and precious stones from the earth at the time of the Exodus. 39:6-14) Egyptian turquoise mines were just fifty miles from Mount Sinai on the Sinai Peninsula. Tubal-Cain was a forger of every sort of tool of copper and iron. 3:8) (Ephesians 4:7-16) MINNI: This ancient kingdom was divinely summoned to fight against Babylon. 2:1. (Genesis 2:11. Mint is a sweet smelling herb used in medicine and for flavoring food. (1 Kings 9:28. (Matthew 28:19. 12) The gold from Ophir was probably mined from underground. Jesus pointed out that we should concentrate on the more important spiritual priorities. (Exodus 12:35.E. (Romans 1:20) While the miracles recorded in the Bible established the fact that a man was receiving power and support from God.

such as bronze or copper. (2 Peter 3:110) (Revelation chapters 18. (Joshua 19:24-26. (2 Corinthians 3:18) MISHAL: This border city of Asher was given to the Gershonite Levites. 40) Perhaps the greatest miracle of all was the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The disciple James presented God’s Word as a figurative mirror. have the power and ability to cure all mankind in the new age to come. 12) 472 . silver and gold. It is recorded that there were more that 500 eyewitnesses to testify that it did take place. It is the destruction of the present wicked world and the inauguration of the new age under Jehovah God’s king. (Exodus 4:19) (John 11:1-4. 21:27. It was probably situated near Mount Carmel. 8-10) MIRROR: Hand mirrors were made of polished stone as well as metal.472 Christian Greek Scriptures were performed to give God glory. (1 Chronicles 8:1. MIRMAH: Mirmah was the son of Shaharaim by his wife Hodesh. (Exodus 2:3-10) Miriam arranged for the childs mother. tin. SISTER OF MOSES: Miriam was the daughter of Amram of the tribe of Levi. Most of the ancient mirrors were made of molten metal. (1 Corinthians 15:3-8) (Acts 2:32) Today Christians are eagerly anticipating the greatest miracle yet to be performed by God. The apostle Paul compared our spiritual sight to looking into a metal mirror at 1 Corinthians 13:12. He was the paternal head of the tribe of Benjamin. Job likened the skies to a metal mirror at Job 37:18. Jesus Christ.30) (1 Chronicles 6:74) MISHAM: Misham was the son of the Benjamite Elpaal. (1 Chronicles 8:1. Jochebed. Jesus Christ.E. to nurse the child until he grew up. Glass mirrors appear on the scene until after the first century C. 11. Misham and his brothers built Ono and Lod and its dependent towns. (Numbers 26:59) (1 Chronicles 6:1-3) She is refered to as “his sister” when she watched to see what would become of the infant Moses in an ark placed among the reeds of the Nile River. They proved that God and His Son. 19) MIRIAM. 15. They were highly polished to give a reasonably good reflecting surface. (1 Corinthians 15:16-19) There is powerful evidence that it took place. (James 1:22-25) The apostle Paul indicated that Christians reflect God’s glory like mirrors. She was the sister of Moses and Aaron.

Some people believe that demons dwell in mist or fog.” Mist is used figuratively in several places in the Christian Greek Scriptures.C. 8. (Acts 13:4-11) (2 Peter 2:1. Mithredath followed the royal command to turn over 5. When warm humid air rises from the earth and cools. 6) When the Promised Land was divided into inheritance portions. 7) He was also called Mispar.400 temple utensils of gold and silver to the Israelites for return to Jerusalem.473 MISPERETH. Lesbos was an island in the Aegean Sea off of the west coast of Asia Minor. 15) 473 . MISPAR: Mispereth was one of the leaders of the Jews who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylonian exile in 537 B. When it takes place near the ground it is fog and high in the sky it is clouds. MIST: Mist is similar to very light rain. the land that extended from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim had not been conquered. 6 is actually mist because it “watered the whole surface of the ground. 51:16) The Bible is in total agreement with scientific finding about rain and mist. (Nehemiah 7:6. 2) MISREPHOTH-MAIM: After defeating the armies of northern Canaanite kings and their Jabin allies at the waters of Merom. a seaport on the mainland of Asia Minor about 28 miles away when the ship anchored at Mitylene and waited for favorable winds. 8. (Numbers 33:28. (Job 36:27. MITHKAH: Mithkah was one of the campsites where the Israelites camped while in the desert wilderness. (Acts 20:14. the Israelites chased them to Misrephoth-maim. 17-19) James 4:14 compares life to a mist that quickly disappears. 28) It is possible that the rain referred to at Genius 2:5. (Ezra 2:1.E. It was famed as a seat of literary learning and for the architectural beauty of its buildings. (Joshua 11:1-5. it condenses and causes particles of water to float in the air and then drop. The apostle Paul sailed to Mitylene from Assos. 11) MITYLENE: Mitylene was the principal city on the island of Lesbos. 13:2. (Psalm 135:7) (Proverbs 25:14) (Jeremiah 10:13. (Ezra 1:7. but that belief is not substantiated in the Holy Scriptures. 29) MITHREDATH: This man was the treasurer under Cyrus. There is no mention that Paul went ashore.

E. (Genesis 19:30-38) The people who lived in the territory where Moab lived were called Moabites. (Genesis 36:17) (1 Chronicles 1. 14. 13. (Joshua 11:3. Nu 474 .” (2 Kings 19:24) (Isaiah 19:6. (Genesis 36:2. (Joshua 15:33. (Genesis 10:6. (1 Samuel 22:3) MIZRAIM: Mizraim was the second of Ham’s sons. 37:25) (Micah 7:12) MIZZAH: Mizzah was a sheik of Edom. A REGION: Mizpah was a Hivite region on Mount Hermon. CITY EAST OF THE JORDAN: This Mizpah was a city east of the Jordan River in Gilead. 8) It could have been the area south of Mount Hermon.5 miles south of Azekah. CITY OF BENJAMIN