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HADASSAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: myrtle, or bride

the Jewish name of Esther (q.v.), Esther 2:7.

Bible: Hadassah

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HAGAR: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: flight, or, according to others, stranger

 

an Egyptian, Sarah's handmaid (Gen. 16:1; 21:9, 10), whom she gave to Abraham (q.v.) as a secondary wife (16:2)

 

When she was about to become a mother she fled from the cruelty of her mistress, intending apparently to return to her relatives in Egypt, through the desert of Shur, which lay between. Wearied and worn she had reached the place she distinguished by the name of Beer-lahai-roi (“the well of the visible God”), where the angel of the Lord appeared to her. In obedience to the heavenly visitor she returned to the tent of Abraham, where her son Ishmael was born, and where she remained (16) till after the birth of Isaac, the space of fourteen years. Sarah after this began to vent her dissatisfaction both on Hagar and her child. Ishmael’s conduct was insulting to Sarah, and she insisted that he and his mother should be dismissed. This was accordingly done, although with reluctance on the part of Abraham (Gen. 21:14). They wandered out into the wilderness, where Ishmael, exhausted with his journey and faint from thirst, seemed about to die. Hagar “lifted up her voice and wept,” and the angel of the Lord, as before, appeared unto her, and she was comforted and delivered out of her distresses (Gen. 21:18, 19).

 

Ishmael afterwards established himself in the wilderness of Paran, where he married an Egyptian (Gen. 21:20—21).

 

“Hagar” allegorically represents the Jewish church (Gal. 4:24), in bondage to the old law; while “Sarah” represents the Christian church, which is free.

 

 

Bible: Hagar

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HAGGITH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: festive; the dancer

a wife of David and the mother of Adonijah (2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Kings 1:5, 11; 2:13; 1 Chr. 3:2), who, like Absalom, was famed for his beauty.

 

 

 

 

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and her bad example Esther chapters 5 & 6

HAMMOLEKETH or HAMMOLECHETH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: the queen

the daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead (1 Chr. 7:17, 18)

Abiezer was one of her three children.

 

Bible: Hammoleketh, Hammolecheth

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HAMUTAL: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: kinsman of the dew

the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, wife of king Josiah, and mother of king Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31), also of king Zedekiah (2 Kings 24:18)

 

Bible: Hamutal

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HANNAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: favor, grace

 

This was the name of one of the wives of Elkanah the Levite, and the mother of Samuel (1 Sam. 1; 2). Her home was at Ramathaim-zophim, whence she was wont every year to go toShiloh, where the tabernacle had been pitched by Joshua, to attend the offering of sacrifices there according to the law (Ex. 23:15; 34:18; Deut. 16:16), probably at the feast of the Passover(compare Ex. 13:10).

 

On occasion of one of these “yearly” visits, being grieved by reason of Peninnah’s conduct toward her, she went forth alone, and kneeling before the Lord at the sanctuary she prayed inaudibly. Eli the high priest, who sat at the entrance to the holy place, observed her, and misunderstanding her character he harshly condemned her conduct (1 Sam. 1:14-16). After hearing her explanation he retracted his injurious charge and said to her,

 

“Go in peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy petition.”

 

Perhaps the story of the wife of Manoah was not unknown to her.

 

Thereafter Elkanah and his family retired to their quiet home, and there, before another Passover, Hannah gave birth to a son, whom, in grateful memory of the Lord’s goodness, she called Samuel, i.e., “heard ofGod.” After the child was weaned (probably in his third year) she brought him to Shiloh into the house of the Lord, and said to Eli the aged priest,

 

“Oh my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord. For this child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my petition which I asked of him: therefore I also have granted him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he is granted to the Lord” (1 Sam. 1:27-28, Revised Version).

 

Her gladness of heart then found vent in that remarkable prophetic song (2:1-10; compare Luke 1:46-55) which contains the first designation of the Messiah under that name (1 Sam. 2:10, “Annointed” = “Messiah”). And so Samuel and his parents parted. He was left at Shiloh to minister “before the Lord.” And each year, when they came up to Shiloh, Hannah brought to her absent child “a little coat” (Hebrew: meil, a term used to denote the “robe” of the ephod worn by the high priest, Ex. 28:31), a priestly robe, a long upper tunic (1 Chr. 15:27), in which to minister in the tabernacle (1 Sam. 2:19; 15:27; Job 2:12).

 

“And the child Samuel grew before the Lord.”

 

After Samuel, Hannah had three sons and two daughters.

Bible: Hannah

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1) HAZELELPONI or ZELELPONI: (Hebrew= ) (Hazzelelponi)

Etymology: the shadow looking on me; the shade turns toward me

a woman from the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:3)

Her father was Etam. She was the sister of Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash (1 Chronicles 4:3). Although nothing else is know of her, she probably was a significant woman in some way, because she was included in the genealogical record of the tribe of Judah

 

Bible: Hazelelponi, Zelelponi

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1) HAZZELELPONI: (Hebrew= ) (Hazelelponi)

Etymology: the shadow looking on me; the shade turns toward me

a woman from the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:3)

Her father was Etam. She was the sister of Jezreel, Ishma, and Idbash (1 Chronicles 4:3). Although nothing else is know of her, she probably was a significant woman in some way, because she was included in the genealogical record of the tribe of Judah

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HELAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: rust

one of the wives of Ashur (1 Chr. 4:5,7)

 

 

Bible: Helah

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1) HEPHZIBAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: my delight is in her

The wife of Hezekiah and mother of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1).

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2) HEPHZIBAH (Hebrew= )

Etymology: my delight is in her

A symbolical name of Zion, as representing the Lord’s favor toward her (Isa. 62:4).

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HERODIAS: (Greek= )

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the daughter of Aristobulus and Bernice (Matt. 14:3-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19)

While residing at Rome with her husband Herod Philip I. and her daughter, Herod Antipas fell in with her during one of his journeys to that city. She consented to leave her husband and become his wife. Some time after, Herod met John the Baptist, who boldly declared the marriage to be unlawful. For this he was “cast into prison,” in the castle probably of Machaerus (q.v.), and was there subsequently beheaded.

 

 

Bible: Herodias

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HODESH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: “new moon”

This woman of some apparent significance was listed in Benjamin’s genealogy (1 Chronicles 8:9). She apparently had two names Hodesh and Baara (1 Chronicles 8:8). She was the wife of Shaharaim

Bible: Hodesh

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HODIAH: (also JEHODIAH) (Hebrew=)

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Bible: Hodiah

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HOGLAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: partridge

one of the daughters of Zelophehad the Gileadite, to whom portions were assigned by Moses (Num. 26:33; 27:1; 36:11)

Bible: Hoglah

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HOSEA'S WIFE:

There are many people who think Hosea definitely married an harlot, however, it is possible to contend that the text can also be interpreted that God said to him, to paraphrase the idea: "do you see my people? worshipping idols under trees? They are acting like an harlot against me - go..... and marry one of these spiritual harlots."

HULDAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: weasel

This was the name of a prophetess—the wife of Shallum. She was consulted regarding the “book of the law” discovered by the high priest Hilkiah (2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chr. 34:22-28). She resided in that part of Jerusalem called the Mishneh (Authorized Version, “the college;” Revised Version., “the second quarter”), supposed by some to be the suburb between the inner and the outer wall, the second or lower city, Akra.

 

 

Bible: Huldah

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HUSHIM:  (Hebrew= )

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Bible: Hushim

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