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ABI or 1) ABIJAH (as Abi is also called)

Etymology: father of Jah (i.e., possessor or worshipper of Jah).

ABIJAH the daughter of Zechariah (2 Chr. 29:1; compare Isa. 8:2), and afterwards the wife of Ahaz—She is also called ABI (2 Kings 18:2).

Bible: Abi

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Abi (also called Abijah) - the Woman With a Bad Husband But a Good Son.

Scripture References--2 Kings 18:2; 2 Chronicles 29:1; 26:5

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ABIAH or 2) ABIJAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: father of Jah (i.e., possessor or worshipper of Jah).

Abiah - Hezron's wife of 1 Chr. 2:24.

"And after that Hezron was dead in Calebephratah, then Abiah Hezron's wife bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa."

Bible: Abijah

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1) ABIGAIL (Hebrew= )

Etymology: father (i.e., “leader”) of the dance, or “of joy.”

the sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1 Chr. 2:16-17) She was the mother of Amasa (2 Sam. 17:25)

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2) ABIGAIL (Hebrew= )

Etymology: father (i.e., “leader”) of the dance, or “of joy.

the wife of the Nabal, who lived in the district of Carmel (1 Sam. 25:3)

She showed great prudence and delicate management at a critical period of her husband’s life. She was beautiful and “a woman of good understanding.” After Nabal’s death, she became the wife of David (1 Sam. 25:14-42), and was his companion in all his future fortunes (1 Sam. 27:3; 30:5; 2 Sam. 2:2). By her, David had a son called Chileab (2 Sam. 3:3), elsewhere called Daniel (1 Chr. 3:1).

Bible: Abigail No. 2

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1) ABIHAIL (Hebrew= ) a male or female name.

Etymology: father of might / Hebrew: “Abiyhayil” ('Abiychayil).

Wife of Abishur and mother of Ahban, and Molid (1 Chr. 2:29).

Bible: Abihail No. 1

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2) ABIHAIL (Hebrew= )

Etymology: father of might / Hebrew: “Abiyhayil” ('Abiychayil).

The second wife of King Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:18), a descendant of Eliab, David’s oldest brother.

Bible: Abihail No. 2

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3) ABIHAIL (Hebrew= )

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Bible: Abihail No. 3

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ABISHAG (Hebrew= )

Etymology: father of (i.e., “given to”) error.

This was the name of a beautiful young woman of Shunem. She was chosen to minister to David in his old age, to attempt to nurse him to health and to keep him warm (1 Kings 1:3-4, 15). She appears to have become David’s closest attendant.

 

After David’s death Adonijah (his son) persuaded Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother (and David’s wife), to ask the king to give Abishag to marry. Solomon suspected in this request an aspiration to the throne, and realized that his brother was still a traitor plotting with Abiathar and Joab, and therefore Solomon ordered that he be put to death (1 Kings 2:17-25).

Bible: Abishag

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ABITAL (Hebrew= )

Etymology: father of dew; i.e., “fresh”.

This was the name of David’s fifth wife (2 Sam. 3:4).

Bible: Abital

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ACHSAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: anklet.

This was the name of Caleb’s only daughter (1 Chr. 2:49). She was offered in marriage to the man who would lead an attack on the city of Debir, or Kirjath-sepher. This was done by Othniel(q.v.), who accordingly obtained her as his wife (Josh. 15:16-19; Judg. 1:9-15).

Bible: Achsah

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1) ADAH (ADA) (Hebrew= )

Etymology: ornament; adorned; gorgeously adorned.

The first of Lamech’s two wives, and the mother of Jabal and Jubal (Gen. 4:19-20, 23)

Bible: Adah No. 1

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2) ADAH (ADA) (Hebrew= )

Etymology: ornament; adorned; gorgeously adorned.

The first of Esau’s three wives, the daughter of Elon the Hittite (Gen. 36:2, 4), called also Bashemath (26:34)

Bible: Adah No. 2

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ADULTERY - the woman caught in

 

very doctrinally significant, John 8:1-11

AGAR - SEE HAGAR

Agar (see Hagar)

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1) AHINOAM (Hebrew= )

Etymology: brother of pleasantness = pleasant.

The daughter of Ahimaaz, and wife of Saul (1 Sam. 14:50).

Bible: Ahinoam No. 1

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2) AHINOAM (Hebrew= )

Etymology: brother of pleasantness = pleasant.

A Jezreelitess, the first wife of David (1 Sam. 25:43; 27:3). She was the mother of Amnon (2 Sam. 3:2). (See 1 Sam. 30:5, 18; 2 Sam. 2:2.)

Bible: Ahinoam No. 2

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1) AHLAI (Hebrew= )

Etymology: “Oh that!; O would that!; Would to God; Jehovah is staying” (per Dr. Judson Cornwall & Dr. Stelman Smith, The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names (Bridge Logos).

 

Ahlai was a descendant of Judah. Her name appears only twice once in Scripture (1 Chronicles 2:31 and 11:41). Her father was Sheshan who had no sons, but several daughters. She was a descendant of Perez, Judah’s older son by Tamar. (Matthew 1:3). The fact that she was listed in the genealogy of Jerahmeel indicates that she may have been a woman of significance. Her son Zabad was one of David's mighty men (11:41).

 

Some scholars assume that two different Ahlai’s are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 2:31 and 11:41, one female and one male. But this does not seem clear from the context.

 

Bible: Ahlai No. 1

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2) AHLAI (Hebrew= )

Etymology: “Oh that!; O would that!; Would to God; Jehovah is staying” (per Dr. Judson Cornwall & Dr. Stelman Smith, The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names (Bridge Logos).

 

 

Bible: Ahlai No. 2

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AHOLAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: she has her own tent

This was a name used by Ezekiel (23:4-5, 36, 44) as a symbol of the idolatry of the kingdom of Israel. This kingdom is described as a lewd woman, an adulteress, given up to the abominationsand idolatries of the Egyptians and Assyrians. Because of her crimes, she was carried away captive, and ceased to be a kingdom.

 

(Compare Ps. 78:67-69; 1 Kings 12:25-33; 2 Chr. 11:13-16.)Bible:

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AHOLIAMAH (Hebrew= ) (Aholibamah / Oholibamah)

Etymology: tent of the height

The name of a woman and an area:

1) This is the name given to Judith, the daughter of Beeri = Anah (Gen. 26:34; 36:2), when she became the wife of Esau.

2) A district among the mountains of Edom, probably near Mount Hor, was named her, or it may be that she received her name from the district. From her descended three tribes of Edomites, founded by her three sons.

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AHOLIBAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: My tent is in her.

This is the name of an imaginary harlot, applied symbolically to Jerusalem, because she had abandoned the worship of the true God and given herself up to the idolatries of foreign nations. (Ezek. 23:4, 11, 22, 36, 44).Bible:

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AHOLIBAMAH (Hebrew= ) (Aholiamah / Oholibamah)

Etymology: tent of the height

The name of a woman and an area:

This is the name given to Judith, the daughter of Beeri = Anah (Gen. 26:34; 36:2), when she became the wife of Esau.

 

 

Bible: Oholibamah (see Aholibamah)

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AHOLIBAMAH (Hebrew= ) (Aholiamah / Oholibamah)

Etymology: tent of the height

The name of a woman and an area:

A district among the mountains of Edom, probably near Mount Hor, was named her, or it may be that she received her name from the district. From her descended three tribes of Edomites, founded by her three sons.

 

 

 

 

Bible: Oholibamah (see Aholibamah)

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ANAMMELECH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: “Anu is king.”

This was the name one of the gods worshipped by the people of Sepharvaim, who colonized Samaria (2 Kings 17:31). It was a female deity representing the moon, as Adrammelech was the male representing the sun.Bible:

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ANAH (Hebrew= )

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ANNA (Greek= )

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Anna

 

The name Anna shows up only once in the Bible. She is a prophetess in Jerusalem who testifies about the identity of the infant Jesus, together with a male prophet named Simeon. Both Simeon and Anna are well advanced in years, but of Anna we know that she a daughter of Phanuel of Asher, and that she was a widow whose marriage lasted only seven years (Luke 2:36).

 

The name Anna is probably the Greek version of the Hebrew name Hannah. Both come from the common Hebrew verb (hanan), meaning to be gracious or to be compassionate (Psalm 25:16, Amos 5:15, Deuteronomy 3:23). The feminine noun (hanina) means favor (Jeremiah 16:13) and the name Anna may be a contracted version of that word. But it may also be a feminized version of the noun (han), meaning favor or grace (Genesis 6:8, Proverbs 13:15).

 

The name Anna means Favor or Grace.

 

Related names are Baal-hanan, Hannah, Hen, Hanan, Hanun, Hanniel, Hananel, Henadad, Hanani, Hananiah(u), Hannathon, Joanna , Johannan,John and Tehinnah.

 

Meaning: grace. Anna is the Latinate form of Anne which is an English equivalent of Hannah (losing the original “h”s on both ends). Hannah comes from the Hebrew Channah (חַנָּה) which literally translates to “grace, graciousness” from the root “hanan” meaning “he was gracious, showed favor”. This etymology makes perfect sense if you are familiar with Hannah’s story in the Bible (1 Samuel 1-

 

2). Unable to bear children “because the Lord closed her womb,” Hannah prayed mightily to the Lord for a son promising to “give him to the Lord all the days of his life.” God hears Hannah’s prayers and “favors” her with a son (Samuel), hence the meaning of the name.

 

 

 

This is the name of an aged widow mentioned in the Bible. She was the daughter of Phanuel. She was a “prophetess,” like Miriam, Deborah, and Huldah (2 Chr. 34:22).

After seven years of married life her husband died, and during her long widowhood she daily attended the temple services. When she was eighty-four years old, she entered the temple at the moment when the aged Simeon uttered his memorable words of praise and thanks to God that he had fulfilled his ancient promise in sending his Son into the world (Luke 2:36-37).

 

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APPHIA (Greek= Ἀπφία)

Etymology: Latin Appia "fruitful".

(some contest this. From whatever other language it might be translated, it seems to be rendered in a Hellenised form, not translated sound for sound.)

Possibilities offered are:

1) Latin: Appia "fruitful"

2) Greek: Nearest word may be apphus (papa or daddy), so it could be argued if is rendered as a feminine equivalent, could be meant to convey "mama" or "mummy" (conjecture).

3) Phrygian: an expression of endearment, such as "darling".

4) Hebrew:

a) (hpp), root of the word (hap), meaning "innocent" or "pure" (Job 33:9).

b) Hebrew verb (hapap), meaning "to cover" or "to shield" (Deuteronomy 33:12)

c) Hebrew: meaning "increase" perhaps from verb "yasap" but is not very similar.

 

a woman at Colossae in Phrygia, of the household of Philemon, mentioned by Paul in the epistle "Philemon" v2. Because her name is so closely quoted along side the name of Philemon, and they are both called "beloved" some believe it is reasonable to conclude that Apphia was Philemon's wife, or his sister, and that the said context also shows her clearly to be a believer. If Philemon was her husband many conclude he was quite rich, had a church meeting in his home, and had some kind of ministry, perhaps an elder.

Bible: Apphia

Bible study: Philemon 1:2

ASENATH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: Egyptian “gift of the sun-god”,

Asenath was a daughter of Potipherah, priest of On or Heliopolis, wife of Joseph (Gen. 41:45). She was the mother of Manasseh and Ephraim (50-52; 46:20).

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ASHERAH (Hebrew= )

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This is a VERY TRICKY SUBJECT

 

Asherah… and plural Asherim in Revised Version, instead of “grove” and “groves” of the King James Version

 

This is supposedly (in error) the name of a sensual Canaanitish goddess Astarte, the feminine of the Assyrian Ishtar.

 

Its symbol was the stem of a tree deprived of its boughs, and rudely shaped into an image, and planted in the ground. Such religious symbols (“groves”) are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Ex. 34:13; Judg. 6:25; 2 Kings 23:6; 1 Kings 16:33, etc.). These images were also sometimes made of silver or of carved stone (2 Kings 21:7; “the graven image of Asherah,” Revised Version).

 

This subject is VERY tricky. I will go in depth on this subject on this site.And the the invented goddess of the heretic "The Venerable Bede Eostre, Eostur is a corruption of the month "Eostur-Monath" no proof existing of a goddess in England at all (presently) and so the further invention of one of the Brother's Grimm, of the word Ostara is therefore even more of a fiction.

 

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ASHTORETH (Hebrew= )

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another VERY trick subject

 

Ashtoreth - the moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male deity (Judg. 10:6; 1 Sam. 7:4; 12:10)

 

These names often occur in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians. She was the Ishtar of the Accadians and the Astarte of the Greeks (Jer. 44:17; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13).

 

There was a temple of this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul (1 Sam. 31:10). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great deities of the Assyrians. The Phoenicians called her Astarte.

 

Solomon introduced the worship of this idol (1 Kings 11:33). Jezebel’s 400 priests were probably employed in its service (1 Kings 18:19). It was called the “queen of heaven” (Jer. 44:25).Bible:

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Ashtaroth

Asherah

Ishtar

Where did “Easter” get its name? Where did the concept of an Easter egg and bunny originate? Answer

grove

Mount of corruption

Ashteroth Karnaim

persecution

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ATARAH (Hebrew= )

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ATHALIAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: whom God afflicts

The daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, and the wife of Jehoram, king of Judah (2 Kings 8:18), who “walked in the ways of the house of Ahab” (2 Chr. 21:6), called “daughter” of Omri (2 Kings 8:26). On the death of her husband and of her son Ahaziah, she resolved to seat herself on the vacant throne. She slew all Ahaziah’s children except Joash, the youngest (2 Kings 11:1-2). After a reign of six years, she was put to death in an insurrection (2 Kings 11:20; 2 Chr. 21:6; 22:10-12; 23:15), stirred up among the people in connection with Josiah’s being crowned as king. (see also for Athaliah Ezra 8:7 & 1 Chron 8:26)

Bible: Athaliah

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1) AZUBAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: deserted

Azubah, the wife of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:18-19)

Bible: Azubah No. 1

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2) AZUBAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: deserted

Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi, and mother of king Jehoshaphat (1 Kings 22:42).

Bible: Azubah No. 2

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