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1) MAACHAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: oppression

A daughter of Talmai, king of the old native population of Geshur. She became one of David's wives, and was the mother of Absalom (2 Sam. 3:3).

 

This was the name of two biblical men, two women, and a kingdom

 

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2) MAACHAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: oppression

The daughter of Abishalom (called Absalom, 2 Chr. 11:20-22), the third wife of Rehoboam, and mother of Abijam (1 Kings 15:2). She is called “Michaiah the daughter of Uriel,” who was the husband of Absalom's daughter Tamar (2 Chr. 13:2). Her son Abijah or Abijam was heir to the throne.

 

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MAGDALENE (Greek= )

Etymology: the place of her nativity

 

a surname derived from Magdala

 

This surname was given to one of the Marys of the Gospels to distinguish her from the other Marys (Matt. 27:56, 61; 28:1, etc.). A mistaken notion has prevailed that this Mary was a woman of bad character, that she was the woman who is emphatically called “a sinner” (Luke 7:36-50).

 

Mary Magdalene, i.e., Mary of Magdala, a town on the western shore of the Lake of Tiberias. She is for the first time noticed in Luke 8:3 as one of the women who “ministered to Christ of their substance.” Their motive was that of gratitude for deliverances he had wrought for them. Out of Mary were cast seven demons. Gratitude to her great Deliverer prompted her to become his follower. These women accompanied him also on his last journey to Jerusalem (Matt. 27:55; Mark 15:41; Luke 23:55). They stood near the cross. There Mary remained till all was over, and the body was taken down and laid in Joseph's tomb.

 

Again, in the earliest dawn of the first day of the week she, with Salome and Mary the mother of James (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:2), came to the sepulchre [tomb], bringing with them sweetspices, that they might anoint the body of Jesus. They found the sepulchre empty, but saw the “vision of angels” (Matt. 28:5). She hastens to tell Peter and John, who were probably living together at this time (John 20:1,2), and again immediately returns to the sepulchre. There she lingers thoughtfully, weeping at the door of the tomb. The risen Lord appears to her, but at first she knows him not. His utterance of her name “Mary” recalls her to consciousness, and she utters the joyful, reverent cry, “Rabboni.” She would fain cling to him, but he forbids her, saying, “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father.” This is the last record regarding Mary of Magdala, who now returned to Jerusalem.

 

The idea that this Mary was “the woman who was a sinner,” or that she was unchaste, is altogether groundless.

 

 

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1) MAHALATH or MALALAH or MAHLAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: a lute; lyre

the daughter of Ishmael (son of Abraham), and third wife of Esau (Gen. 28:9

She is also called Bashemath (Gen. 36:3).

 

 

This was the name of two biblical women.

 

 

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2) MAHALATH or MALALAH or MAHLAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: a lute; lyre

the daughter of Jerimoth, who was one of David's sons

She was one of King Rehoboam's wives (2 Chr. 11:18).

 

 

 

 

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MAHLAH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: disease

one of the five daughters of Zelophehad (Num. 27:1-11) who had their father's inheritance, the law of inheritance having been altered in their favor

 

 

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MARA: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: bitter; sad

a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself because of her misfortunes (Ruth 1:20)

 

 

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MARTHA: (Greek= )

Etymology: bitterness

 

the sister of Lazarus and Mary, and probably the eldest of the family, who all resided at Bethany (Luke 10:38,40,41; John 11:1-39)

From the residence being called “her house,” some have supposed that she was a widow, and that her brother and sister lodged with her.

 

She seems to have been of an anxious, bustling spirit, anxious to be helpful in providing the best things for the Master's use, in contrast to the quiet earnestness of Mary, who was more concerned to avail herself of the opportunity of sitting at his feet and learning of him.

 

Afterwards at a supper given to Christ and his disciples in her house “Martha served.” Nothing further is known of her.

 

“Mary and Martha are representatives of two orders of human character. One was absorbed, preoccupied, abstracted; the other was concentrated and single-hearted. Her own world was the all of Martha; Christ was the first thought with Mary. To Martha life was ‘a succession of particular businesses;’ to Mary life ‘was rather the flow of one spirit.’ Martha was Petrine, Mary was Johannine. The one was a well-meaning, bustling busybody; the other was a reverent disciple, a wistful listener.”

 

Paul had such a picture as that of Martha in his mind when he spoke of serving the Lord “without distraction” (1 Cor. 7:35).

 

 

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MARY: (Greek= )

ETYMOLOGY OF THE GREEK WORD

Because Miriam is the Old Testament equivalent of the New Testament name Mary (from the Greek Maria in Greek) does not mean new testament characters were called Miriam in real time, and not Maria. Alexander the Great........

1) MARY (Greek= ) (mother of Jesus)

Etymology: Miriam.

 

Mary was the name of six women of the Bible

 

Mary was the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus Christ, who was conceived within her by the Holy Spirit when she was a virgin. She is often called the “Virgin Mary,” though never inScripture are those two words put together as a proper name (Matt. 2:11; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:27; Acts 1:14).

 

Little is known of her personal history. Her genealogy is given in Luke 3 (see below). She was of the tribe of Judah and the lineage of David (Psalm 132:11; Luke 1:32). She was connected by marriage with Elisabeth, who was of the lineage of Aaron (Luke 1:36).

 

 

Mary was the name of six women of the Bible, including the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, the sister of Lazarus, the wife of Cleopas, the mother of John Mark, and a Christian in Rome.

 

While she resided at Nazareth with her parents, before she became the wife of Joseph, the angel Gabriel announced to her that she was to be the mother of the promised Messiah (Luke 1:35). After this she went to visit her cousin Elisabeth, who was living with her husband Zacharias (probably at Juttah, Josh. 15:55; 21:16, in the neighborhood of Maon), at a considerable distance, about 100 miles, from Nazareth. Immediately on entering the house she was saluted by Elisabeth as the mother of her Lord, and then immediately gave her hymn of thanksgiving (Luke 1:46-56; compare 1 Sam. 2:1-10). After three months Mary returned to Nazareth to her own home.

 

Joseph was supernaturally made aware (Matt. 1:18-25) of her condition, and took her to his own home. Soon after this the decree of Augustus (Luke 2:1) required that they should proceed to Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), some 80 or 90 miles from Nazareth; and while they were there they found shelter in the inn or khan provided for strangers (Luke 2:6,7). But as the inn was crowded, Mary had to retire to a place among the cattle, and there she brought forth her son, who was called Jesus (Matt. 1:21), because he was to save his people from their sins.

 

This was followed by the presentation in the temple, the flight into Egypt, and their return in the following year and residence at Nazareth (Matt. 2). There for thirty years Mary, the wife ofJoseph the carpenter, resides, filling her own humble sphere, and pondering over the strange things that had happened to her. During these years only one event in the history of Jesus is recorded, viz., his going up to Jerusalem when twelve years of age, and his being found among the doctors in the temple (Luke 2:41-52). Probably also during this period Joseph died, for he is not again mentioned.

 

After the commencement of our Lord’s public ministry little notice is taken of Mary. She was present at the marriage in Cana. A year and a half after this we find her at Capernaum (Matt. 12:46,48,49), where Christ uttered the memorable words, “Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!” The next time we find her is at the cross along with her sister Mary, and Mary Magdalene, and Salome, and other women (John 19:26). From that hour John took her to his own abode. She was with the little company in the upper room after the Ascension (Acts 1:14). From this time she wholly disappears from public notice. The time and manner of her death are unknown.

 

 

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-) MARY THE MOTHER OF JAMES AND JOSES: (Greek= )

Etymology: Hebrew: Miriam.

 

Bible: Mary, the Mother of James and Joses

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2) MARY WIFE OF CLEOPAS: (Greek= )

Hebrew: Miriam.

 

Mary the wife of Cleopas is mentioned (John 19:25) as standing at the cross in company with Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Jesus. By comparing Matt. 27:56 and Mark 15:40, we find that this Mary and “Mary the mother of James the little” are one and the same person, and that she was the sister of our Lord's mother. She was that “other Mary” who was present with Mary of Magdala at the burial of our Lord (Matt. 27:61; Mark 15:47); and she was one of those who went early in the morning of the first day of the week toanoint the body, and thus became one of the first witnesses of the resurrection (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1). See: Joses, Joseph, and James (the less).

 

 

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3) MARY MAGDALENE: (Greek= )

Etymology: Miriam.

 

Mary Magdalene, i.e., Mary of Magdala, a town on the western shore of the Lake of Tiberias. She is for the first time noticed in Luke 8:3 as one of the women who “ministered to Christ of their substance.” Their motive was that of gratitude for deliverances he had wrought for them. Out of Mary were cast seven demons. Gratitude to her great Deliverer prompted her to become his follower. These women accompanied him also on his last journey to Jerusalem (Matt. 27:55; Mark 15:41; Luke 23:55). They stood near the cross. There Mary remained till all was over, and the body was taken down and laid in Joseph's tomb.

 

Again, in the earliest dawn of the first day of the week she, with Salome and Mary the mother of James (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:2), came to the sepulchre [tomb], bringing with them sweet spices, that they mightanoint the body of Jesus. They found the sepulchre empty, but saw the “vision of angels” (Matt. 28:5). She hastens to tell Peter and John, who were probably living together at this time (John 20:1,2), and again immediately returns to the sepulchre. There she lingers thoughtfully, weeping at the door of the tomb. The risen Lord appears to her, but at first she knows him not. His utterance of her name “Mary” recalls her to consciousness, and she utters the joyful, reverent cry, “Rabboni.” She would fain cling to him, but he forbids her, saying, “Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father.” This is the last record regarding Mary of Magdala, who now returned to Jerusalem.

 

The idea that this Mary was “the woman who was a sinner,” or that she was unchaste, is altogether groundless.

 

 

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4) MARY OF BETHANY: (Greek= ) (Mary the sister of Lazarus)

Etymology: Miriam.

Mary the sister of Lazarus is brought to our notice in connection with the visits of our Lord to Bethany. She is contrasted with her sister Martha, who was “cumbered about many things” while Jesus was their guest, while Mary had chosen “the good part.” Her character also appears in connection with the death of her brother (John 11:20, 31,33). On the occasion of our Lord's last visit to Bethany, Mary brought “a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus” as he reclined at table in the house of one Simon, who had been a leper (Matt. 26:6; Mark 14:3; John 12:2,3). This was an evidence of her overflowing love to the Lord. Nothing is known of her subsequent history. It would appear from this act of Mary's, and from the circumstance that they possessed a family vault (11:38), and that a large number of Jews from Jerusalem came to condole with them on the death of Lazarus (11:19), that this family at Bethany belonged to the wealthier class of the people. (See MARTHA.)

 

 

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5) MARY THE MOTHER OF JOHN MARK: (Greek= )

Etymology: Miriam.

Mary the mother of John Mark was one of the earliest of our Lord's disciples. She was the sister of Barnabas (Col.4:10), and joined with him in disposing of their land and giving the proceeds of the sale into the treasury of the Church (Acts 4:37; 12:12). Her house in Jerusalem was the common meeting-place for the disciples there.

 

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6) MARY OF ROME: (Greek= ) (A Christian at Rome)

Etymology: Hebrew: Miriam.

A Christian at Rome who treated Paul with special kindness (Rom. 16:6).

 

 

 

 

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MATRED: (Hebrew= )

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MEHETABELTHE: (Hebrew= )

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wife of Hadad, one of the kings of Edom (Gen. 36:39)

 

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MERAB: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: increase

the eldest of Saul's two daughters (1 Sam. 14:49)

She was betrothed to David after his victory over Goliath, but does not seem to have entered heartily into this arrangement (18:2, 17, 19). She was at length, however, married to Adriel ofAbel-meholah, a town in the Jordan valley, about 10 miles south of Bethshean, with whom the house of Saul maintained alliance. She had five sons, who were all put to death by theGibeonites on the hill of Gibeah (2 Sam. 21:8).

 

 

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MESHULLEMETH: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: friend

the wife of Manasseh, and the mother of Amon (2 Kings 21:19), Kings of Judah

 

 

 

 

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MICHAIAH: (Hebrew= )

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The queen-mother of King Abijah (2 Chr. 13:2).

 

The name of one biblical woman and five men…

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MICHAL: (Hebrew= )

Etymology: rivulet, or who as God?

 

the younger of Saul's two daughters by his wife Ahinoam (1 Sam. 14:49, 50)

 

“Attracted by the graces of his person and the gallantry of his conduct, she fell in love with David and became his wife” (18:20-28). She showed her affection for him by promoting his escape to Naioth when Saul sought his life (1 Sam. 19:12-17). (Compare Ps. 59. See TERAPHIM).

 

After this she did not see David for many years. Meanwhile she was given in marriage to another man, Phalti or Phaltiel of Gallim (1 Sam. 25:44), but David afterwards formally reclaimed her as his lawful wife (2 Sam. 3:13-16).

 

The relation between her and David soon after this was altered. They became alienated from each other. This happened on that memorable day when the ark was brought up in great triumph from its temporary resting-place to the Holy City. In David's conduct on that occasion, she saw nothing but a needless humiliation of the royal dignity (1 Chr. 15:29).

 

She remained childless, and thus the races of David and Saul were not mixed.

 

In 2 Sam. 21:8 her name again occurs, but the name Merab should probably be here substituted for Michal (compare 1 Sam. 18:19).

 

 

 

 

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Numbers 25:6-8

 

 

1) MILCAH: (Hebrew= ) (wife of Nahor)

Etymology: Counsel

Milcah, wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother—She was the grandmother of beautiful Rebekah who married Isaac the long-awaited promised son of Abraham (Genesis 11:29, 22:20)

 

 

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2) MILCAH: (Hebrew= ) (daughter of Zelophehad)

Etymology: Counsel

 

Milcah, daughter of Zelophehad—Milcah is notable for having helped win the right for daughters to inherit their father's land. She was the daughter of Zelophehad, son of Hepher(Numbers 26:33, 27:1).Zelophehad had all daughters and no sons. Milcah's sisters were Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, and Tirzah.

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1) MIRIAM: (Hebrew= ) (sister of Moses)

Etymology: their rebellion

The sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. 2:4-10; 1 Chr. 6:3).

Her name is prominent in the history of the Exodus. She is called “the prophetess” (Ex. 15:20). She took the lead in the song of triumph after the passage of the Red Sea. She died at Kadesh during the second encampment at that place, toward the close of the wanderings in the wilderness, and was buried there (Num. 20:1).

 

 

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2) MIRIAM: (Hebrew= ) (descendant of Judah)

Etymology: their rebellion

Another woman named Miriam is mentioned in 1 Chr. 4:17, one of the descendants of Judah.

 

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