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.
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Sheol (/ ˈ ʃ iː oʊ l / SHEE-ohl, /-əl /; Hebrew: שְׁאוֹל Šəʾōl), in the Hebrew Bible, is a place of darkness to which the dead go. When the Hebrew scriptures were translated into Greek in ancient Alexandria around 200 BC, the word Hades (the Greek underworld) was substituted for Sheol.
The Millo (Hebrew: המלוא ) was a structure in Jerusalem referred to in the Hebrew Bible, first mentioned as being part of the city of David in 2 Samuel 5:9 and the corresponding passage in the Books of Chronicles (1 Chronicles 11:8), and later in the Books of Kings (1 Kings 9:15).
United Bible Societies reported that the Bible, in whole or part, has been translated in more than 3,324 languages (including an increasing number of sign languages), including complete Old or New Testaments in 2,189 languages, and the complete text of the Bible (Protestant canon) in 674 languages, by the end of December 2017.
Figs in the Bible refers to references to figs and fig trees in the Tanakh and the New Testament, which are sometimes symbolic. Hebrew Bible. The fig tree is the third tree to be mentioned by name in the Hebrew Bible. The first is the Tree of life and the second is the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
A theory, started in comparatively modern times, and based in part on the similarity of meaning of the Greek "Nikolaus," and the Hebrew "Balaam," puts forward the view that the two sects referred to under these names were in reality identical.
Melchizedek, in the Old Testament, a figure of importance in biblical tradition because he was both king and priest, was connected with Jerusalem, and was revered by Abraham, who paid a tithe to him. Learn more about the biblical story of Melchizedek in this article.
Aug 19, 2019 · The Story of Bathsheba in the Bible. The first time Bathsheba’s name is mentioned in the Bible is in 2 Samuel 11:3.The man whom King David sent to find out about her identified her as, “Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam and the wife of Uriah the Hittite” (2 Samuel 11:3).