Jehozadak

Jehozadak is a man in the Bible, his name means Jehovah-justified. He was the son of the high priest Seraiah at the time of the Babylonian exile (1 Chronicles 6:14, 15).

Zedekiah

King Zedekiah Zedekiah, King of JerusalemKing Zedekiah of Judea
Zedekiah, also written Tzidkiyahu, originally called Mattanyahu or Mattaniah, was a biblical character, the last king of Judah before the destruction of the kingdom by Babylon. Zedekiah had been installed as king of Judah by Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon, after a siege of Jerusalem in 597 BC, to succeed his nephew, Jeconiah, who was overthrown as king after a reign of only three months and ten days.

Book of Ruth

RuthRut (Ruth)Boaz and Ruth
Jewish translations and study guides. Ruth at Mechon Mamre – (Jewish Publication Society of America Version, 1917). Jewish Virtual Library. Jewish Encyclopedia. Ruth – English translation [with Rashi commentary]. Christian translations and study guides. The Kinsman Redeemer. Online Bible – GospelHall.org. Biblegateway. Bible Study on Cross-Cultural Love – InterVarsity website. Redeemed. Various versions. Encyclopedic entries. Catholic Encyclopedia.

List of minor Old Testament figures, L–Z

ZillahRoshNer
In their defence, the Jews killed 500 men in the citadel of Susa, as well as Vaizatha and his nine brothers: this event is remembered in the Jewish festival Purim. Walther Hinz has proposed that the name is a rendering of an Old Iranian name, Vahyazzāta, which itself is derived from Vahyaz-dāta ("given from the best one"), as found in Aramaic, Elamite, and Akkadian sources. Vaniah, meaning nourishment, or weapons, of the Lord; one of many sons of Bani named in Ezra 10:36. Vophsi of the house of Naphtali was the father of Nahbi, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Numbers 13:14.

Bealiah

Bealiah (בְּעַלְיָה beh-al-yaw) or Baalyah, a Benjamite, was one of David's thirty heroes who went to Ziklag, mentioned in. The name derives from Baal and Jah, and according to the International Standard Bible Encyclopia (1915) means "Yahweh is Lord."

Gedaliah

Gedaliah son of AhikamGedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Saphanthe righteous governor of Judah
To lament the assassination of Gedaliah, which left Judah devoid of any Jews and Jewish rule and completed the destruction of the First Temple, the Jewish Sages established the third day of Tishrei as the Fast of Gedaliah. Although Gedaliah's assassination apparently occurred on the first day of Tishrei, the fast is observed on the third day so as not to coincide with Rosh Hashanah.

Jotham

Jotham ( (yo-TAM), "God is perfect" or "God is complete"; Ιωαθαμ; Joatham) was the youngest of Gideon's seventy sons. He escaped when the rest were put to death by the order of his half-brother Abimelech (Judges 9:5). When "the citizens of Shechem and the whole house of Millo" were gathered together "by the plain of the pillar" (i.e., the stone set up by Joshua, 24:26; compare Genesis 35:4) "that was in Shechem, to make Abimelech king," from one of the heights of Mount Gerizim he protested against their doing so in the earliest parable, that of the bramble-king. This parable is often repeated at Tu Bishvat and is famous in Israel. His words then spoken were prophetic.

Jehoram

Yehoram
Jehoram (meaning "Jehovah is exalted" in Biblical Hebrew) was the name of several individuals in the Tanakh. The female version of this name is Athaliah.

Jochebed

YochevedJochabedJochebed (Moses' mother)
As Moses grew up Jochebed gave Moses all the traditional Jewish education and knowledge, ensuring his upbringing was Jewish. As result, he could not bear the injustice done by Egyptians on the Jews. Moses convinced the Pharaoh to amend his oppressive laws. His behavior made him popular among the Jews. The story continues with Moses, who grew up to become the leader of the Exodus, leading his people out of the land of Egypt. According to the Book of Numbers, Jochebed was born to Levi when he lived in Egypt. Amram was the son of Kohath, who was a son of Levi. This would make Jochebed the aunt of Amram, her husband.

Michael (archangel)

MichaelSaint MichaelArchangel Michael
Most Jewish teachings interpret the Second Commandment as against the use of "graven images" as visual art. Islamic art's focus on calligraphy, rather than painting and sculpture, similarly derives from the association of idolatry with the depiction of human or angelic forms. In Christian art, Archangel Michael may be depicted alone or with other angels such as Gabriel. Some depictions with Gabriel date back to the 8th century, e.g. the stone casket at Notre Dame de Mortain church in France.

Names of God in Judaism

GodHashemnames of God
God's names in Jewish thought and in the light of Kabbalah. The Name of God as Revealed in Exodus 3:14—an explanation of its meaning. Bibliography on Divine Names in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jewish Encyclopedia: Names of God. "Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh" - Song and Video of Ancient Yemenite Prayer From the Diwan.

Adoniram

Adoniram ( Hebrew, אדונירם, 'my Lord has exalted'; alternate form Adoram, אדורם 'adoram, 'the Lord has exalted'), the son of Abda, was the tax collector in the United Kingdom of Israel for over forty years, from the late years of King David's reign until the reign of Rehoboam. In the language of the Tanakh, he was "over the tribute", i.e. the levy or forced labor.

Nathan-melech

Nathan-melech is described as one of Josiah's officials in 2 Kings 23:11 of the Hebrew Bible. He lived near the entrance to the temple, close to the courtyard where the horses had been kept that were used in sun-worship before Josiah disposed of both the horses and the chariots that they had pulled.

Ebed-Melech

Ebed-Melech (e-bed-me'-lek, עֶבֶד-מֶלֶךְ; Abdemelech) is mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah chapter 38 as an Ethiopian official at the palace of king Zedekiah of Judah during the Siege of Jerusalem (597 BCE ). The name is translated as Servant of the King, and as such may not be his proper name but a hereditary title. The text relates that he was an Ethiopian and a eunuch.

Baal

Ba‘alBa'alBa'al Hammon
God is your Lord and the Lord of your fathers, the ancients' But they rejected him, and they will certainly be called up [for punishment], except the sincere and devoted servants of God [among them], and we left [this blessing] for him among generations [to come] in later times, peace be upon Elias." * Jewish Encyclopedia (1901–1906) " Ba'al", " Ba'al and Ba'al Worship", " Baal-Berith", " Baal-Peor", " Baalim", " Astarte Worship among the Hebrews", &c., Jewish Encyclopedia, New York: Funk & Wagnalls Adonis. Other Baals. Baal in popular culture. Baal the demon. Baalahs. Baʿal Shamem (Lord of the Heavens). Baʿal Peʿor (Lord of Mt Peʿor). Baʿal Zaphon (Lord of Mt Zaphon). Baaltars.

Ish-bosheth

IshbaalEsh-baalEshbaʿal
Seligsohn in Jewish Encyclopedia). King Ishbosheth - Biography (Christian view). Easton's Bible Dictionary (Ish-bosheth). "Eshbaʽal Ben Bedaʽ" pottery inscription discovery, from the Time of King David.

Abijah

Abia
Abijah ( Aviya) is a Biblical Hebrew unisex name that means "my Father is Yah".

Abimelech

Abimelech of GerarheKing Abimelech
Abimelech (also spelled Abimelek or Avimelech; ) was the name of multiple Philistine kings mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.

Jehonadab

JonadabJonadabs
Jehonadab (יְהוֹנָדָב; meaning Jehovah is willing; Latin: Jonadab) was the son of Rechab. He is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible at 2 Kings 10:15-31. Though a Kenite and not a Jew himself, he was a supporter of Jehu, son of Nimshi, in the elimination of the house of Ahab and in suppressing worship of Baal throughout Samaria. Jehu seeks his support at a meeting in the desert and assures Jehonadab of his "zeal for the Lord".

Abiezer

Abiezer or Abieezer is the name of three Biblical characters. The name means "father of help" i.e., helpful. The characters are:

Eliezer

Eliezer (Moses' second son)Eliezer son of DodavahuEliezer the prophet
Although his name is not spelled out in the Bible, but he is only described there as "the servant of Abraham" (Genesis 24:34 ff), Jewish tradition has that this man, who found Rebeccah and facilitated her marriage with Isaac, bore the name Eliezer. Eliezer was Moses' and Zipporah's second son. His name means "Help of my God" in Hebrew. The verse in the Book of Exodus (18:4) states: "The name of the (other) son was Eliezer, because 'My father's God (Elohei Avi) was my helper (Bi'ezeri), rescuing me from Pharaoh's sword." Both Gershom and Eliezer were born during the time Moses had taken refuge in Midian and had married Jethro's daughter Zipporah.

Nathan (given name)

Nathan
The meaning of the name in Jewish culture could be rendered "he has given" or "he will give". The related name Elnathan could be rendered "Gift of El" (Hebrew God). Four different people named Elnathan are mentioned in the Hebrew Bible: one at, and three in. Similar ancient names are Nathaniel, with the same meaning as Elnathan, and Jonathan which signifies "YHWH has given". Nathan can also be used as a nickname for Nathaniel. Familiar forms of Nathan used in English include Nat and Nate. * Nate Ebner (born 1988), American football player and rugby Olympian * Nathan Zach (born 1930), Israeli poet pl:Natanael Nathan, a prophet who lived in the time of Kings David and Solomon.

Shaphat

Shaphat (Hebrew: שָׁפָט; Latin and Douay–Rheims Saphat) of Abel-meholah: a man in the Bible, father of Elisha and son of Adlai.