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List of minor Biblical figures

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.

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Abdeel

In , Abdeel (Abd-ēel) ("servant of God"), father of Shelemiah was commanded by King Jehoiakim to arrest the prophet Jeremiah. The Septuagint omits his name.

Abijah

Abijah was the name of eight Biblical individuals. (See Abijah.)

Abiasaph

Abiasaph (meaning: "father of gathering") was a son of Korah of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt.

Abiel

Abiel was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Abimael

In , Abimael is the ninth of the 13 sons of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. He is also mentioned in . Abimael means my father is God.

Adah

Adah is the name of two women in the Book of Genesis:

The Order of the Eastern Star considers Adah also to be the name of the daughter of Jephthah, although the Bible does not name her.

Adina

In , Adina (lit. Slender) is listed as one of the "mighty men" of David's army. Adina was the son of a chief of the Reubenites named Shiza.

Abitub

''See also: Ahitub
Abitub, meaning Father of goodness, was a Benjamite in the Old Testament ().

Adbeel

In , Adbeel is the third of the 12 sons of Ishmael. Some scholars believe Adbeel to also be the name of a tribe in northwest Arabia.

Ahasbai

Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, was the father of Eliphelet, one of King David's Warriors (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 23).

Ahiram

Ahiram was a son of Benjamin according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26.

Ahisamach

Ahisamach or Ahisamakh, also Ahis'amach (Hebrew: אחיסמך "brother of support"), of the tribe of Dan, was the father of Aholiab according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 31, Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 35, and Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 38.

Ahishar

Brother of song = singer, the officer who was “over the household” of Solomon ().

Ajah

In and , Ajah is a son of Zibeon. Ajah means hawk. Alternative spelling: Aiah.

Akan

In Akan is a son of Ezer and grandson of Seir the Horite. In he is called Jaakan.

Alvah

In , Alvah is a chief of Edom and a descendant of Esau. In he is called Aliah.

Alvan

In , Alvan is the eldest son of Shobal and a descendant of Seir the Horite. In he is called Alian.

Amasiah

In 2 Chronicles 17:16, Amasiah (meaning burden of Jehovah) was the son of Zichri, a captain under King Jehoshaphat.

Amminadib

A person mentioned in the Old Testament in , whose chariots were famed for their swiftness. It is rendered in the margin “my willing people,” and in the Revised Version “my princely people.”

Ammizabad

Ammizabad was the son of Benaiah, who was the third and chief captain of the host under David (1 Chronicles 27:6).

Amzi

'Amzi ('am-tsee') is a masculine Hebrew name meaning "my strength" or "strong." Two individuals with this name are mentioned in the Bible:

  • indicates Amzi as a Levite man of the family of Merari.
  • A son of Zechariah was named Amzi. He was an ancestor to the Levite priest Adaiah who was one of the Israelite exiles under the direction of Nehemiah when he returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the city walls.

Anah

In the Book of Genesis, there are two men and one woman named Anah.

  • In , Anah is a daughter of Zibeon, and her daughter Aholibamah is a wife of Esau.
  • In and , Anah is a son of Seir and a brother of Zibeon chief of the Horites. Some auhorities claim this is a tribal name, not a personal name.
  • In and , Anah is a son of Zibeon, and is famed for discovering hot springs.

Aphiah

Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin, was an ancestor of King Saul and of his commander Abner. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 9)

Ard

Ard was the tenth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21. It is relatively unusual among Hebrew names for ending in a cluster of two consonants instead of as a segholate.

Areli

Areli was a son of Gad according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Arodi

Arodi or Arod was a son of Gad according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Ashbel

Ashbel (meaning=flowing) is the third of the ten sons of Benjamin named in Genesis. He founded the tribe of Ashbelites. .

Asriel

Asriel was a son of Manasseh according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26, Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 17, and Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 7.

Assir

Assir was a son of Korah of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt.

Azzan

Azzan was the father of Paltiel, a prince of the Tribe of Issachar. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

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Baanah

Baanah the Netophathite was the father of Heleb, one of King David's Warriors (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 23, Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 11).

Baara

Baara was one of the three wives of Shaharaim, according to Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 8.

Barachel

Barachel was a Buzite, and was the father of Elihu, an antagonist of Job, according to Bible (King James)/Job#Chapter 32.

Barzillai

Barzillai the Gileadite of Rogelim was 80 years old at the time of Absalom's revolt against King David. Barzillai supplied provisions for David's army at Mahanaim (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 17). After the death of Absalom, Barzillai, being an old man, was unable to accompany the king back to Jerusalem, but brought Chimham to David for the return journey (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 19).

Becher

Becher was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Bechorath

Bechorath, son of Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin, was an ancestor of King Saul and of his commander Abner. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 9)

Bela

Bela was the name of three individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Beriah

Beriah is the name of four different Biblical individuals:

  • One of Asher's four sons, and father of Heber and Malchiel. (, )
  • A son of Ephraim born after the killing of Ephraim's sons Ezer and Elead, and so called by his father "because it went badly with his house."
  • A Benjamite, son of Elpaal. He and his brother Shema expelled the Gittites, and were patriarchs to the inhabitants of Ajalon. His sons were Michael, Ishpah and Joha. ()
  • A Levite, the son of Shimei. He was jointly patriarch of a clan with his brother Jeush. ()

Birsha

Birsha is the king of Gomorrah in Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.

Bukki

Bukki Prince of the tribe of Dan; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

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Carmi

Carmi refers to two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Chimham

Chimham accompanied King David to Gilgal after the death of Absalom. (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 19)

Chislon

Chislon was the father of Elidad, a prince of the Tribe of Benjamin. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34)

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Dalphon

Dalphon was one of the ten sons of Haman, killed along with Haman by the Jews of Persia, according to Bible (King James)/Esther#Chapter 9.

Delaiah

Deliah is the name of several Biblical persons:

  • Son of Shemaiah, and officer to King Jehoiakim of Judah. He was one of the officers present at the delivery of a scroll sent by Jeremiah, and one of those who asked the king not to burn the scroll. (ibid. )
  • Son of Elioenai, a descendant of the royal Davidic line through Jeconiah. ()
  • The head of a family that came up from the Babylonian exile with Zerubbabel, that was unable to give its ancestral genealogy. ()
  • Son of Mehetabel and father of Shemaiah. He is probably identical to the previous entry.

Dibri

Dibri of the house of Dan was the father of Shelomith according to Bible (King James)/Leviticus#Chapter 24. Shelomith's son was stoned to death for blasphemy.

Diklah

Diklah was a son of Joktan according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

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Eglah

Eglah was one of David's wives and the mother of Ithream according to Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 3.

Ehi

In , Ehi is the third son of Benjamin. In he is called Ahahrah, and in he is called Ahiram.

Eliasaph

Eliasaph was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Elidad

Elidad Prince of the tribe of Benjamin; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Elishama

Elishama was a son of Ammihud and a prince of the house of Ephraim according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1.

Elisheba

Elisheba ("God is my oath", cognate to the name Elizabeth) is the wife of Aaron and sister-in-law of Moses. Her sons were Nadab, Abihu, Eleazer and Ithamar. (Exodus 6:23).

Elizaphan

Elizaphan Prince of the tribe of Zebulun; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Elizur

Elizur was a son of Shedeur and a prince of the house of Reuben according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1.

Elon

Elon was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Elzaphan

Elzaphan was a son of Uzziel of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses. He and Mishael were asked by Moses to carry away Nadab’s and Abihu’s bodies to a place outside the camp. (Bible (King James)/Leviticus#Chapter 10). In the wilderness of Sinai he was named chief of the house of Kohath (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 3).

Enoch

In , Enoch is the firstborn son of Cain and the father of Irad. Cain named the city of Enoch after his son.

Enan

Enan was a member of the house of Naphtali according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Ahira.

Ephod

Ephod was the father of Hanniel, a prince of the Tribe of Manasseh. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Ephron

Ephron, son of Zohar, lived in Mamre among the children of Heth. He was the owner of the property that included the Cave of Machpelah, which he sold to Abraham for four hundred shekels of silver. Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 23

Eran

Eran was a son of Shuthelah of the Tribe of Ephraim according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26.

Eri

In Eri ("watchful") is the son of Gad. He was the progenitor of the Erites. ()

Evi

Evi was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 31 and Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 13.

Ezbon

Ezbon is the name of two people mentioned in the Bible:

  • A son of Gad (). In his name is given as Ozni, whose descendants constitute the Oznite clan.
  • A son of Benjamin ().

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Gaddi

Gaddi, the son of Susi of the house of Manasseh, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Gaddiel

Gaddiel, the son of Sodi of the house of Zebulun, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Gamul

Gamul (גָמוּל; "rewarded" or "recompense") was head of the twentieth of twenty-four priestly divisions instituted by King David. ()

Gemalli

Gemalli of the house of Dan was the father of Ammiel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Gera

In Gera is the fourth of ten sons of Benjamin. He is the father of Shimei and Ehud.

Gera is also the name of two of the sons of Bela, making both nephews of the earlier Gera. ()

Geuel

Geuel, the son of Machi of the Tribe of Gad, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Gideoni

Gideoni was a member of the house of Benjamin according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Abidan.

Guni

Guni was a son of Naphtali according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

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Haggi

Haggi was a son of Gad according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Hakkoz

Hakkoz is the name of two or three Biblical individuals:

  • Head of the seventh of twenty-four priestly divisions created by King David. ()
  • Head of a family of priests after the Babylonian exile. Unable to prove their lineage, the family lost its priesthood status. ()
  • Father of Uriah and grandfather of Meremoth, who assisted Nehemiah in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. He is probably identical to the previous entry.

Hamor

Hamor was the father of Shechem. Shechem defiled Dinah according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 34

Hamul

Hamul was a son of Pharez of the Tribe of Judah according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Hanniel

Hanniel Prince of the tribe of Manasseh; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Harim

Harim (חָרִם; "destroyed" or "dedicated to God") was the name of three Biblical patriarchs:

  • Head of the third of twenty-four priestly divisions instituted by King David. ()
  • Head of a non-priestly family, with 320 members, which returned with Zerubbabel. Eight members of this family were found to have married gentile women, whom they divorced. Harim's son Malchijah was one of those who helped repair the walls of Jerusalem, including the Tower of the Furnaces. His seal was on the renewed covenant with God made by the Babylonian returnees. ()
  • Head of a priestly family, with 1017 members, which returned with Zerubbabel. Five members of this family were found to have married gentile women, whom they divorced. His seal was also on the renewed covenant. The head of his family at the time of the return was Adna. ()

Heber

Heber or Chéver is the grandson of the patriarch Asher mentioned at and in . Heber probably should not be confused with the Eber who was Noah's descendant.

Helek

Helek was a son of Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26 and Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 17.

Helon

Helon was a member of the house of Zebulun according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Eliab.

Hepher

Hepher was a son of Manasseh according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26 and Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 17.

Hezron

Hezron or Hetzron is the name of two men in Genesis.

  • In , Hezron is a son of Reuben and the founder of the Hezronites.
  • In , Hezron is grandson of Judah and the son of Pharez.

Hobab

Hobab was Moses' brother-in-law or father-in-law ().

Hori

Hori of the house of Simeon was the father of Shaphat, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Huppim

Huppim or Hupham was the ninth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.

Hushim

Hushim or Shuham was a son of Dan according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

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Igal

Igal, the son of Joseph of the house of Issachar, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Ikkesh

Ikkesh the Tekoite was the father of Ira, one of King David's Warriors (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 23, Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 11).

Irad

In , Irad is the son of Enoch, the grandson of Cain and the father of Mehujael.

Iscah

Iscah or Jesca (Jessica) was a daughter of Haran, sister of Lot and Milcah according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 11.

Ishui

Ishui was a son of Saul according to Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 14.

Isui

Isui or Jesui was a son of Asher according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Ithream

Ithream was the son of David and Eglah, David's sixth son, according to Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 3.

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Jabal

In Jabal is a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Adah, brother of Jubal. His descendants lived in tents.

Jahleel

Jahleel was a son of Zebulun according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jahzeel

Jahzeel was a son of Naphtali according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jamin

Jamin was a son of Simeon according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46, Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jeezer

Jeezer was a son of Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26.

Jehoiarib

Jehoiarib ("God will contend") was the head of a family of priests, which was made the first of the twenty-four priestly divisions organized by King David. This family lived in Jerusalem. ()

Jemuel

Jemuel was a son of Simeon according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46, Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jerah

Jerah was a son of Joktan according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Jezer

Jezer was a son of Naphtali according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jimnah

Jimnah or Jimna was a son of Asher according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Joash

Joash, an Abiezrite of the Tribe of Manasseh was the father of Gideon according to Bible (King James)/Judges#Chapter 6. His family was poor and lived in Ophrah. After Gideon tore down the altar of Baal and cut down the grove, the men of Ophrah sought to kill Gideon. Joash stood against them, saying, "He that will plead for [Baal], let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him plead for himself, because one hath cast down his altar."

Job

Job or Jashub was a son of Issachar according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Jobab

Jobab is the name of at least five men in the Hebrew Bible.

Joel son of Samuel

Joel son of Samuel was the firstborn son of the prophet Samuel. According to Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 8, Joel and his brother Abiah were appointed by Samuel to be judges in Beersheba. However, Joel and Abiah "walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment" prompting the Israelites to demand that Samuel give them a king.

Jogli

Jogli was the father of Bukki, a prince of the Tribe of Dan. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34)

Joiarib

Joiarib ("God will contend") is the name of two Biblical persons:

  • Ancestor of Maaseiah the son of Baruch, who was one of those to resettle Jerusalem after the return from Babylonia. ()
  • The head of a family of priests at the time of the return from Babylonia. He was one of the "men of understanding" sent by Ezra to Iddo in order to procure men to minister in the Temple. His son was Jedaiah, one of the priests to resettle Jerusalem. The head of the family at the time of Joiakim was Mattenai. ()

Jonathan son of Abiathar

Jonathan was a son of Abiathar the priest (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 15), and served as a messenger during Absalom's rebellion. (2 Samuel 15:36, Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 17).

Joseph

Joseph of the house of Issachar was the father of Igal, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Joshua the Bethshemite

Joshua the Bethshemite was the owner of the field in which the Ark of the Covenant came to rest when the Philistines sent it away on a driverless ox-drawn cart. (Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 6)

Jubal

In Jabal is a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Adah, brother of Jabal. His descendants were musicians. Author Robert A. Heinlein named one of the lead characters in his Stranger in a Strange Land "Jubal Harshaw".

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Kelita

Kelita ("dwarf") was a Levite who assisted Ezra in expounding the law to the people. (,) He was also known as Kelaiah. ()

Kemuel

Kemuel Prince of the tribe of Ephraim; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Keren-happuch

Keren-happuch ("horn of the face-paint" or "cosmetic-box") is the name of Job's third daughter who was born after prosperity had returned to him.

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Lael

Lael ("Of God") was a member of the house of Gershon according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 3. He was the father of Eliasaph.

Laadah

Laadah or Ladah was a son of Shelah and a grandson of Judah. His son was Mareshah. ()

Lehabim

Lehabim was a son of Mizraim according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Libni

Libni was a son of Gershon of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6. He was born in Egypt.

Leummim

Leummim was the third son of Dedan, son of Jokshan, son of Abraham by Keturah. It is often conjectured that he was the head of an Arabian tribe.

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Maaseiah

  • One of the Levites whom David appointed as porter for the ark ,
  • One of the "captains of hundreds" associated with Jehoiada in restoring king Jehoash to the throne
  • The "king's son," probably one of the sons of king Ahaz, killed by Zichri in the invasion of Judah by Pekah, king of Israel
  • One who was sent by king Josiah to repair the temple . He was governor (Heb. sar , rendered elsewhere in the Authorized Version "prince," "chief captain," chief ruler") of Jerusalem.
  • The father of the priest Zephaniah ,
  • The father of the false prophet Zedekiah
  • a priest, the father of Neriah ,

Maasiai

Hebrew for "Worker of Jehovah", one of the priests resident at Jerusalem at the Captivity

Maaziah

  • Head of the twenty-fourth priestly course in David's reign.
  • Also, A priest

Machbanai

Hebrew for "Clad with a mantle, or bond of the Lord", one of the Gadite heroes who joined David in the wilderness

Machi

Machi of the Tribe of Gad was the father of Geuel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Mahali

Mahali (also Mahli) was a son of Merari of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt.

Mahath

Hebrew for "Grasping"

  • A Kohathite Levite, father of Elkanah
  • Another Kohathite Levite, of the time of Hezekiah

Mahazioth

Heb. "Visions", a Kohathite Levite, chief of the twenty-third course of musicians ,

Mahlah

Mahlah (“infirmity,” “a harp”, or “pardon”) is the name of two Biblical persons:

Mahol

Heb. "Dance", the father of four sons who were inferior in wisdom only to Solomon.

Malchiel

Malchiel was a son of Asher according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Malchi-shua

Heb. "King of help", one of the four sons of Saul . He perished along with his father in the battle of Gilboa .

Mallothi

Heb. "My fulness", a Kohathite Levite, one of the sons of Heman the Levite and chief of the nineteenth division of the temple musicians

Malluch

Heb. "Reigned over, or reigning."

  • A Levite of the family of Merari
  • A priest who returned from Babylon (),(),()

Mash

Mash was a son of Aram according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10.

Massa

Hebrew for a type of gift, one of the sons of Ishmael, the founder of an Arabian tribe (); a nomad tribe inhabiting the Arabian desert toward Babylonia.

Matri

Matri, of the Tribe of Benjamin was an ancestor of Saul according to Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 10.

Matthat

"Gift of God", possibly also translated as Matthan.

  • The son of Levi, and father of Heli great grandfather to Jesus
  • Son of another Levi ()

Mehetabeel

Mehetabeel ("Whom God benefits" or "God causes good") was the father of Delaiah, and grandfather of Shemaiah, who joined Sanballat against Nehemiah ().

Mehetabel

Mehetabel ("Whom God benefits" or "God causes good") was the wife of Hadad, one of the kings of Edom ().

Mehujael

In Mehujael is a descendant of Cain, the son of Irad and the father of Methusael.

Mehuman

Faithful, one of the eunuchs whom Ahasuerus (Xerxes) commanded to bring in Vashti ().

Melchi

"My king" The son of Addi, and father of Neri ().

Melech

King, the second of Micah's four sons ), and thus grandson of Mephibosheth. Also related to a southwest Asian god, see Melech

Melea

Fullness, the son of Menan and father of Eliakim, in the genealogy of our Lord ().

Melzar

Probably a Persian word meaning master of wine, i.e., chief butler; the title of an officer at the Babylonian court , who had charge of the diet of the Hebrew youths.

Merab

"Increase", or "Majority", the eldest of Saul's two daughters (. She was betrothed to David after his victory over Goliath, but does not seem to have entered heartily into this arrangement (). She was at length, however, married to Adriel of Abel-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 the Gibeonites on the hill of Gibeah ()

Meraiah

"Resistance", a chief priest, a contemporary of the high priest Joiakim (Neh 12:12).

Meraioth

"Rebellions",

  • (Father of Amariah, a high priest of the line of Eleazar ().
  • (), a priest who went to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel. He is called Meremoth in Neh 12:3.

Meremoth

"Exaltations, heights", a priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel to whom were sent the sacred vessels belonging to the temple. He took part in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:4).

Merib-baal

Meaning "Contender with Baal," (),(), elsewhere called Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan.

Meshelemiah

"Friendship of Jehovah", a Levite of the family of the Korhites, called also Shelemiah (),() He was a temple gate-keeper in the time of David.

Meshillemoth

"Requitals". (1.) The father of Berechiah (). (2.) A priest, the son of Immer ().

Meshullam

"Befriended"

  1. One of the chief Gadites in Bashan in the time of Jotham ().
  2. Grandfather of Shaphan, "the scribe," in the reign of Josiah ().
  3. A priest, father of Hilkiah (),(), in the reign of Ammon; called Shallum in ().
  4. A Levite of the family of Kohath ((), in the reign of Josiah.
  5. A son of Elpaal. ().
  6. One of two sons of Zerubbabel, the other being Hananiah. ().
  7. A priest, head of the House of Ezra. ().
  8. A chief priest ().
  9. One of the leading Levites in the time of Ezra ().
  10. A priest ().
  11. One of the principal Israelites who supported Ezra when expounding the law to the people ().

Meshullemeth

"Friend", the wife of King Manasseh of Judah, and the mother of King Amon of Judah (().

Methusael

In Methusael is a descendant of Cain, the son of Mehujael and the father of Lamech.

Mezahab

"Water of gold", the father of Matred (),(), and grandfather of Mehetabel, wife of Hadar, the last king of Edom.

Mibhar

"Choice", a Hagarene, one of David's warriors (); called also Bani the Gadite ().

Mibsam

"Fragrance"

  • One of Ishmael's twelve sons, and head of an Arab tribe ().
  • A son of Simeon ().

Michael

Michael of the house of Asher was the father of Sethur, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Michri

"Prize of Jehovah" or "Selling", a Benjamite, the father of Uzzi ().

Mijamin

Mijamin or Miamin ("from the right hand") is the name of three persons mentioned in the Bible:

  • The head of the sixth of twenty four priestly divisions set up by King David. ()
  • A chief priest who returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel who signed the renewed covenant with God. In the time of Joiakim his family had joined with that of Moadiah, and was led by Piltai. He was also called Miniamin. ()
  • A non-priestly Mijamin son of Parosh is mentioned in as one of those who divorced a gentile wife, and sacrificed a ram in atonement.

Mikloth

"Staves" or "Looking Down".

  • (1.) An officer under Dodai, in the time of David and Solomon ().
  • (2.) A Benjamite (),(), ().

Milaiai

"Eloquent", a Levitical musician who took part in the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem.

Mishael

Mishael was a son of Uzziel of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses. He and Elzaphan were asked by Moses to carry away Nadab’s and Abihu’s bodies to a place outside the camp. (Bible (King James)/Leviticus#Chapter 10)

Misham

"Their cleansing" or "their beholding", a Benjamite, one of the sons of Elpaal (().

Mishmannah

"Fatness", one of the Gadite heroes who gathered to David at Ziklag (().

Mithredath

Meaning given by Mithra, or dedicated to Mithra, i.e., the sun, the Hebrew form of the Persian name Mithridates.

Mnason

"Reminding, or remembrancer". A Christian of Jerusalem with whom Paul lodged ((). He was apparently a native of Cyprus, like Barnabas ((), and was well known to the Christians of Caesarea ((). He was an "old disciple" (R.V., "early disciple"), i.e., he had become a Christian in the beginning of the formation of the Church in Jerusalem.

Moza

"A going forth."

  • One of the sons of Caleb ().
  • The son of Zimri, of the posterity of Saul (),().

Muppim

Muppim or Shuphim was the eighth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21 and Numbers 26:39.

Mushi

Mushi was a son of Merari of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt.

N

Naaman

Naaman is the fifth son of Benjamin in Genesis 46:21.

Nahbi

Nahbi, the son of Vophsi of the house of Naphtali, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Naphtuhim

Naphtuhim was a son of Mizraim according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Nehushta

Nehushta was the wife of King Jehoiakim and daughter of Elnathan ben Achbor of Jerusalem, according Bible (King James)/2 Kings#Chapter 24. She was also the mother of King Jehoiachin.

Nekoda

Nekoda was the ancestor of 652 Jews who returned from Babylonia with Ezra, but were declared ineligible to serve as Kohanim (priests) because they could not prove that their ancestors had been Kohanim. This is recounted in Bible (King James)/Ezra#Chapter 2 and in Bible (King James)/Nehemiah#Chapter 7, where the number of men is given as 642.

Nemuel

Nemuel was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Nepheg

Nepheg was a son of Izhar of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses.

Ner

Ner was an uncle of Saul and the father of Abner according to Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 14.

Nobah

Nobah, of the Tribe of Manasseh defeated the Amorites, took the villages of Kenath and renamed it Nobah according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 32.

O

Obal

Obal, also Ebal, was a son of Joktan according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Ocran

Ocran was a member of the house of Asher according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Pagiel.

On

On, the son of Peleth, of the Tribe of Reuben was a participant in Korah’s rebellion against Moses according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 16.

Ophir

Ophir was a son of Joktan according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Ozni

See Ezbon above.

P

Pagiel

Pagiel was a son of Ocran and a prince of the house of Asher according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1.

Palti

Palti, the son of Raphu of the house of Benjamin, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Paltiel

Paltiel Prince of the tribe of Issachar; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Parnach

Parnach was the father of Elizaphan, a prince of the Tribe of Zebulun. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Pedahel

Pedahel Prince of the tribe of Naphtali; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Pedahzur

Pedahzur was a member of the house of Manasseh according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Gamaliel.

Peleth

Peleth, of the Tribe of Reuben, was the father of On, a participant in Korah’s rebellion against Moses according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 16.

Pethuel

Pethuel, the father of Joel, in Bible (King James)/Joel#Chapter 1.

Phallu

Phallu or Pallu was a son of Reuben according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46, Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Phurah

Phurah was a servant of Gideon in Bible (King James)/Judges#Chapter 7. Gideon takes Phurah with him to spy on the Midianites before battle.

Phuvah

Phuvah or Pua was a son of Issachar according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Putiel

Putiel was the father of Eleazar's wife according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6. According to Rashi this was another name of Jethro.

R

Raamiah

Raamiah ("thunder of the Lord") is one of the princes who returned from the Exile (Neh. 7:7). He is also called Reelaiah in Ezra 2:2.

Raphu

Raphu of the house of Benjamin was the father of Palti, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Reba

Reba was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 31 and Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 13.

Rekem

Rekem was one of five Midianite kings killed during the time of Moses by an Israelite expedition led by Phinehas, son of Eleazar according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 31 and Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 13.

Rephael

In , Rephael was one of Shemaiah's sons. He and his brethren, on account of their "strength for service," formed one of the divisions of the temple porters.

Ribai

Ribai, a Benjamite of Gibeah, was the father of Ittai, one of King David's Warriors (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 23, Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 11).

Rosh

Rosh is the seventh of the ten sons of Benjamin named in Genesis .

A place named Rosh is also mentioned in the Greek Bible: "Son of man, set your face toward Gog, the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal; and prophesy concerning him."

S

Sabtah

Sabtah was a son of Cush according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Sabtechah

Sabtechah was a son of Cush according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10,Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Salah

Salah was a son of Arpachshad according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10, Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 11, and Bible (King James)/Luke#Chapter 3, and the father of Eber according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 11. According to the masoretic text's version of the genealogy, this Salah was the son of Arphachashad, but according to the Septuagint version he was the son of Cainan, and only the grandson of Arphachashad.

Salu

Salu, of the house of Simeon, was the father of Zimri who was involved in the Heresy of Peor according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 25.

Seba

Seba was a son of Cush according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 10, Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 1.

Sered

Sered was a son of Zebulun according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Sethur

Sethur, the son of Michael of the house of Asher, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Shaharaim

Shaharaim, a member of the house of Benjamin. He had three wives, Hushim, Baara, and Hodesh, according to Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 8.

Shammua

Shammua, the son of Zaccur of the house of Reuben, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Shaphat

Shaphat, the son of Hori of the house of Simeon, was a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Also the name of one of King David's sons by Bathsheba.

Sharar

Sharar or Sacar the Hararite was the father of Ahiam, one of King David's Warriors (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 23, Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 11).

Shearjashub

Shearjashub, the first-mentioned son of Isaiah according to Bible (King James)/Isaiah#Chapter 7. His name means "the remnant shall return" and was prophetic; offering hope to the people of Israel, that although they were going to be sent into exile, and their temple destroyed, God remained faithful and would deliverance "a remnant" from Babylon and bring them back to their land.

Shechem

Shechem was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Shedeur

Shedeur was a member of the house of Reuben according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Elizur.

Shelomi

Shelomi was the father of Ahihud, a prince of the Tribe of Asher. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Shelumiel

Shelumiel was a son of Zurishaddai and a prince of the house of Simeon according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1.

Shelomith

Shelomith was a daughter of Dibri of the house of Dan according to Bible (King James)/Leviticus#Chapter 24, married to an Egyptian. Her son was stoned to death for blasphemy.

Shemeber

Shemeber is the king of Zeboiim in Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.

Shemida

Shemida was a son of Manasseh according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26, Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 17, and Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 7.

Shemuel

Shemuel Prince of the tribe of Simeon; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan amongst the tribe (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Shephatiah

Shephatiah was the son of David and Abital, David's fifth son, according to Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 3.

Shillem

Shillem was a son of Naphtali according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Shimeah

Shimeah or Shammah was a son of Jesse, a brother of David (Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 16}, and the father of Jonadab (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 13).

Shimi

Shimi was a son of Gershon of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6. He was born in Egypt.

Shimron

Shimron was a son of Issachar according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Shimshai

Shimshai was a scribe who was represented the peoples listed in Ezra 4:9-10 in a letter to King Artaxerxes.

Shinab

Shinab is the king of Admah in Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 14 who joins other Canaanite city kings in rebelling against Chedorlaomer.

Shiphtan

Shiphtan was the father of Kemuel, a prince of the Tribe of Ephraim. (Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 34).

Shobal

Shobal was a Horite chief in the hill country of Seir during the days of Esau. He was a son of Seir the Horite, and his sons were Alvas, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho and Onam. He is mentioned in .

Shuni

Shuni was a son of Gad according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46 and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Shuthelah

Shuthelah was a son of Ephraim according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 35 and Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 7.

Sodi

Sodi of the house of Zebulun was the father of Gaddiel, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Susi

Susi of the house of Manasseh was the father of Gaddi, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

T

Tahan

Tahan was a son of Ephraim according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 35 and Bible (King James)/1 Chronicles#Chapter 7.

Tola

Tola was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:

Tubalcain

In Tubalcain is a descendant of Cain, the son of Lamech and Zillah, brother of Naamah. According to the Bible, he invented metalworking.

U

Uel

In : "Of the sons of Bani; Maadai, Amram, and Uel."

Uri

Uri is mentioned 7 times, 6 of which indicate that another figure is the "son of Uri".

V

Vaniah

Vaniah, meaning nourishment, or weapons, of the Lord; one of many sons of Bani named in Bible (King James)/Ezra#Chapter 10.

Vophsi

Vophsi of the house of Naphtali was the father of Nahbi, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Z

Zaavan

Zaavan (za'-a-van or za'-awan) ("terror, trembling"), son of Ezer, was a Horite chief in the Land of Edom. ()

Zabdi

Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the Tribe of Judah, was the father of Carmi and the grandfather of Achan, according to Bible (King James)/Joshua#Chapter 7. He was present at the Battle of Jericho.

Zabud

Zabud (zā´ bed, meaning "gift"), son of Nathan, a priest and friend of King Solomon, according to Bible (King James)/1 Kings#Chapter 4.

Zaccur

Zaccur of the house of Reuben was the father of Shammua, a scout sent to Canaan prior to the crossing of the Jordan River according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 13.

Zephon

See Ziphion.

Zeror

Zeror, son of Bechorath, of the tribe of Benjamin, was the great-grandfather of King Saul and of his commander Abner. According to Saul, his family was the least of the tribe of Benjamin. (Bible (King James)/1 Samuel#Chapter 9)

Ziba

Ziba was a servant of Saul and later of Saul's grandson Mephibosheth. (Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 9, Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 16, Bible (King James)/2 Samuel#Chapter 19)

Zichri

Zichri was a son of Izhar of the house of Levi according to Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, born in Egypt. He was a nephew of Amram and a cousin of Aaron, Miriam, and Moses.

Zillah

In Zillah is a wife of Lamech and the mother of Tubalcain and Naamah.

Ziphah

In , Ziphah (zī´fe) is mentioned as a son of Jehaleleel, a descendant of Judah.

Ziphion

Ziphion or Zephon is a son of Gad and was the progenitor of the Zephonites (). There may be a connection with the angel Zephon.

Zithri

In , Zithri ("the Lord protects"), a Levite, was the son of Uzziel.

Zohar

Zohar or Zerah was a son of Simeon according to Bible (King James)/Genesis#Chapter 46, Bible (King James)/Exodus#Chapter 6, and Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 26. He was one of the 70 souls to migrate to Egypt with Jacob.

Zuar

Zuar was a member of the house of Issachar according to Bible (King James)/Numbers#Chapter 1. He was the father of Nethaneel.

Zuriel

Zuriel ("My Rock is God") was the son of Abihail (). A Levite, Zuriel was chief prince of the Merarites at the time of the Exodus.

Zurishaddai

In , Zurishaddai ("Shaddai is my rock," i.e. my strength) was the father of Shelumiel, the prince of the Tribe of Simeon. He is mentioned in this context five times in the Book of Numbers.

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