So the Lord God formed out of the ground every wild animal and every bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal; but for the man no helper was found as his complement.
Whatever exists was given its name long ago, and it is known what man is. But he is not able to contend with the One stronger than he.
Their graves are their eternal homes,
their homes from generation to generation,
though they have named estates after themselves.
When the Israelites saw it, they asked one another, “What is it?” because they didn’t know what it was.Moses told them, “It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.
The house of Israel named the substance manna. It resembled coriander seed, was white, and tasted like wafers made with honey.
Cain was intimate with his wife, and she conceived and gave birth to Enoch. Then Cain became the builder of a city, and he named the city Enoch after his son.
Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, went and captured their villages, which he renamed Jair’s Villages.
Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, took over the entire region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. He called Bashan by his own name, Jair’s Villages, as it is today.
Nobah went and captured Kenath with its villages and called it Nobah after his own name.
2 Samuel 12:28
Now therefore, assemble the rest of the troops, lay siege to the city, and capture it. Otherwise I will be the one to capture the city, and it will be named after me.”
Isaac reopened the water wells that had been dug in the days of his father Abraham and that the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died. He gave them the same names his father had given them.
Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba because it was there that the two of them swore an oath.
and named the place Bethel, though previously the city was named Luz.
Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.
And he set up an altar there and called it “God, the God of Israel.”
So Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it Yahweh Shalom. It is in Ophrah of the Abiezrites until today.
They came to Marah, but they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter—that is why it was named Marah.
which the Sidonians call Sirion, but the Amorites call Senir,
When the territory of the Danites slipped out of their control, they went up and fought against Leshem, captured it, and struck it down with the sword. So they took possession of it, lived there, and renamed Leshem after their ancestor Dan.
2 Samuel 5:9
David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.
Therefore that field has been called “Blood Field” to this day.
1 Kings 7:21
He set up the pillars at the portico of the sanctuary: he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin; then he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.
2 Samuel 18:18
When he was alive, Absalom had set up a pillar for himself in the King’s Valley, for he had said, “I have no son to preserve the memory of my name.” So he gave the pillar his name. It is still called Absalom’s Monument today.
But the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Quarrel because they quarreled with him.
He moved from there and dug another, and they did not quarrel over it. He named it Open Spaces and said, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility.
He called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.