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''Easton's Bible Dictionary'' 1894
This article introduces a list of proper names from the Bible. Some of the names are given with a proposed etymological meaning. For further information on the names included on the list, the reader may consult the sources listed below in the References and External Links. Names play a variety of roles in the Bible. They sometimes relate to the nominee's role in a biblical narrative, as in the case of Nabal, a foolish man whose name means "fool." Names in the Bible can represent human hopes, divine revelations, or are used to illustrate prophecies. See also Theophory.Lockyer, pp. 11-14


Most popular names

During the period 330 BCE — 200 CE, the most common male names in Israel were: *1. Simon/Simeon *2. Joseph/Joses *3. Lazarus *4. Judas *5. John *6. Jesus (Yeshua) *7. Ananias *8. Jonathan *9. Matthew/Matthias *10. Manaen *11. James During this period, the most common female names were: *1. Mary *2. Salome *3. Shelamzion *4. Martha *5-6. Joanna & Sapphira (equally common) *7. Berenice *8-9. Imma & Mara (equally common) *10-12. Cyprus & Sarah & Alexandra

Lists

*List of biblical names starting with A *List of biblical names starting with B *List of biblical names starting with C *List of biblical names starting with D *List of biblical names starting with E *List of biblical names starting with F *List of biblical names starting with G *List of biblical names starting with H *List of biblical names starting with I *List of biblical names starting with J *List of biblical names starting with K *List of biblical names starting with L *List of biblical names starting with M *List of biblical names starting with N *List of biblical names starting with O *List of biblical names starting with P *List of biblical names starting with Q *List of biblical names starting with R *List of biblical names starting with S *List of biblical names starting with T *List of biblical names starting with U *List of biblical names starting with V *List of biblical names starting with Y *List of biblical names starting with Z

See also

*Genealogies in the Bible *List of major biblical figures *List of minor Old Testament figures, A–K *List of minor Old Testament figures, L–Z *List of minor New Testament figures *List of biblical places *List of animals in the Bible *List of plants in the Bible *Gemstones in the Bible *List of women in the Bible *List of names for the biblical nameless *List of modern names for biblical place names *''Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible'' – for which later editions contain ''A complete list of Scripture Proper Names as in the Authorised and Revised Versions, showing their modern pronunciation and the exact form of the original Hebrew'' by Wm. B. Stevenson.

References



Further reading

*Comay, Joan, ''Who's Who in the Old Testament'', Oxford University Press, 1971, *Elwell, Walter A., ''Evangelical Dictionary of Theology'', Baker Publishing Group, 1984, ISB 9781441200303 *Lockyer, Herbert, ''All the men of the Bible'', Zondervan Publishing House (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1958 *Lockyer, Herbert, ''All the women of the Bible'', Zondervan Publishing 1988, *Lockyer, Herbert, ''All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible'', Zondervan Publishing 1988, *Tischler, Nancy M., ''All things in the Bible: an encyclopedia of the biblical world '', Greenwood Publishing, Westport, Conn. : 2006


External links



Nave's Topical Bible
(Dictionary edition) {{DEFAULTSORT:Biblical Names