List of minor Old Testament figures, A–K

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This list contains persons named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections.wikipedia
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Abdon (Judges)

Abdon
* The father of Abdon, in the Book of Judges (Judges 12:13–15).
Abdon (Hebrew: עַבְדּוֹן ‘Aḇdōn, "servile" or "service"), was the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, and was the twelfth Judge of Israel mentioned in the Book of Judges.

Ark of the Covenant

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Jehiah is a figure who is only mentioned once in the Bible, in 1 Chronicles 15:24, which describes him as a gatekeeper for the Ark of the Covenant in the time of David.
The Bethshemites sent to Kirjath-jearim, or Baal-Judah, to have the Ark removed; and it was taken to the house of Abinadab, whose son Eleazar was sanctified to keep it.

Eleazar, son of Abinadab

Eleazar (son of Aminadab)Eleazar
Eleazar, son of Abinadab or Aminadab, was an inhabitant of Kiriath-Jearim and was "consecrated" or "set apart" to guard the Ark of the Covenant, while it remained in the house of his father Abinadab after its return from Philistine captivity.

Lamech (descendant of Cain)

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He is also noted as the first polygamist mentioned in the Bible, taking two wives, Adah and Zillah (Tselah).

Eliphaz

In Genesis 36:11 and 1 Chronicles 1:36, Gatam is described the "son" of Eliphaz, the son of Esau (who is according to the Bible the forefather of the Edomites).
Eliphaz ( "My Elohim is strength", Standard Hebrew Elifaz, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlîp̄az / ʾĔlîp̄āz) was the first-born son of Esau by his wife Adah.

David

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Jehiah is a figure who is only mentioned once in the Bible, in 1 Chronicles 15:24, which describes him as a gatekeeper for the Ark of the Covenant in the time of David. Slender) is listed as one of the "mighty men" of David's army.
David then took wives in Hebron, according to 2 Samuel 3; they were Ahinoam the Yizre'elite; Abigail, the wife of Nabal the Carmelite; Maacah, the daughter of Talmay, king of Geshur; Haggith; Abital; and Eglah.

Mount Gilboa

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The battle ends with the king falling on his own sword and Saul's sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Melchishua being killed in battle.

Rizpah

Ritzpah
Aiah (איה "Falcon") was the father of Rizpah, mentioned in
Rizpah (riz'-pa, "coal", "hot stone") was the daughter of Aiah, and one of Saul's concubines.

Midian

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Abida or Abidah appears twice in the Bible, as a son of Midian.
Moses asked Hobab, the son of Reuel, to accompany the Israelites travelling towards the promised land because of his local knowledge, but Hobab preferred to return to his homeland.

Joktan

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In, Abimael is the ninth of the 13 sons of Joktan, a descendant of Shem.
Joktan's sons in the order provided in, were Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah, and Jobab.

Beit She'an

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In, Ahilud is the father of Baana, an official in Solomon's court sent to gather provisions in Taanach and Megiddo, and Beth Shan.
According to the Hebrew Bible, around 1100 BCE during a battle against King Saul at nearby Mount Gilboa in 1004 BC, the Philistines prevailed and Saul together with three of his sons, Jonathan, Abinadab and Malchishua, died in battle.

Obadiah

Obediah – ''ʿŌvaḏyā́hūAb'dē
Abdeel (Ab'dē el) (Hebrew עַבְדְּאֵל "slave of God"; akin to Arabic عبد الله Abdullah ) is mentioned in as the father of Shelemiah, one of three men that were commanded by King Jehoiakim to seize the prophet Jeremiah and his secretary Baruch.
It is related to "Abdeel", "servant of God", which is also cognate to the Arabic name "Abdullah" or "Obaidullah".

Jabal (Bible)

Jabal
Jabal (a descendant of Cain) was the son of Lamech and Adah, and the brother of Jubal, half-brother of Tubal-cain and Naamah.

Ishmael

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Adbeel (Hebrew אַדְבְּאֵל "disciplined by God") Nadbeel or Idiba'ilu, was the third son of Ishmael out of twelve.

Zadok

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During the rebellion of Absalom, Zadok is mentioned, as he and the Levites wished to accompany the fleeing David and bring along the Ark of the Covenant, but the king instructed Zadok to remain at Jerusalem, where he and Abiathar could do him better service, so that it actually happened that Ahimaaz, the son of Zadok, along with Jonathan, the son of Abiathar, brought the fleeing king a life saving message.

Abijah

AbiahAbia
Abijah (Hebrew אֲבִיָּה "my father is YHWH") is the name of eight biblical individuals.

Ammishaddai

Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai was the leader of the tribe of Dan and one of the leaders of the tribes of Israel mentioned in several places in the Book of Numbers.
In the Book of Numbers, Ammishaddai (עַמִּישַׁדָּי ‘Ammîšaddāy "people of the Almighty") was the father of Ahiezer, who was chief of the Tribe of Dan at the time of the Exodus (Numbers 1:12; 2:25).

Esau

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In Genesis 36:11 and 1 Chronicles 1:36, Gatam is described the "son" of Eliphaz, the son of Esau (who is according to the Bible the forefather of the Edomites). In, Alvah is a chief of Edom and a descendant of Esau.
Esau's family is again revisited in, this passage names two Canaanite wives; Adah, the daughter of Elon the Hittite, and Aholibamah, the daughter of Anah, daughter of Zibeon the Hivite, and a third: Bashemath, Ishmael's daughter, sister of Nebajoth.

Ephraim

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In, Amasa is the son of Hadlai, and one of the leaders of Ephraim during the reign of the evil King Ahaz.
After their deaths he had another son, Beriah.

List of biblical names

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This list contains persons named in the Bible of minor notability, about whom either nothing or very little is known, aside from any family connections.

Ramoth-Gilead

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Ben Geber (Hebrew בנ גבר BeN GeḄeR "Son of He-Man"), was one of King Solomon's twelve regional administrators; he was responsible for Ramoth-Gilead and Argob (1 Kings 4:13).
According to, Ramothgilead was the base of Ben-Geber, one of King Solomon's regional governors.

Edom

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In, Alvah is a chief of Edom and a descendant of Esau.
And Jobab died, and Husham of the land of Temani ruled in his place.

Caleb

Caleb (Kaleb)Caleb ben YefuneCaleb or Kaleb
Asareel and Jehaleleel are mentioned only briefly, in a section of the genealogies adjacent to the descendants of Caleb, although the relationship between them and the descendants of Caleb is uncertain.
Caleb, son of Jephunneh (Numbers 13:6) is not to be confused with Caleb, great-grandson of Judah through Tamar (1 Chronicles 2:3-9).

Elhanan, son of Dodo

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The Biblical Elhanan was the son of Dodo (2 Samuel 23:24, 1 Chronicles 11:26).