'Name' in the Bible
The name of the first is Pishon, which flows through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
The name of the second river is Gihon, which flows through the entire land of Cush.
The name of the third river is the Tigris, which runs east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
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.
A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh.
And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky. Let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
Therefore its name is called Babylon, for there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth, and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
I will make you into a great nation,I will bless you,I will make your name great,and you will be a blessing.
Then the Angel of the Lord said to her:You have conceived and will have a son.You will name him Ishmael,for the Lord has heard your cry of affliction.
So Hagar gave birth to Abram’s son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son Hagar had.
Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations.
God said to Abraham, “As for your wife Sarai, do not call her Sarai, for Sarah will be her name.
But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring.
Hurry up! Run there, for I cannot do anything until you get there.” Therefore the name of the city is Zoar.
His concubine, whose name was Reumah, also bore Tebah, Gaham, Tahash, and Maacah.
Now Abraham had taken another wife, whose name was Keturah,
He called it Sheba. Therefore the name of the city is Beer-sheba to this day.
“What is your name?” the man asked.“Jacob,” he replied.
“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” He said. “It will be Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed.”
Then Jacob asked Him, “Please tell me Your name.”But He answered, “Why do you ask My name?” And He blessed him there.
God said to him:Your name is Jacob;you will no longer be named Jacob,but your name will be Israel.So He named him Israel.
Bela son of Beor ruled in Edom;the name of his city was Dinhabah.
When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad became king in his place.He defeated Midian in the field of Moab;the name of his city was Avith.
When Baal-hanan son of Achbor died, Hadar became king in his place.His city was Pau, and his wife’s name was Mehetabeldaughter of Matred daughter of Me-zahab.
Judah got a wife for Er, his firstborn, and her name was Tamar.
Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-paneah and gave him a wife, Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest at On. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.
the Angel who has redeemed me from all harm—may He bless these boys.And may they be called by my nameand the names of my fathers Abraham and Isaac,and may they grow to be numerous within the land.
Yet his bow remained steady,and his strong arms were made agileby the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
Then Moses asked God, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them: The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what should I tell them?”
God also said to Moses, “Say this to the Israelites: Yahweh, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever; this is how I am to be remembered in every generation.
Ever since I went in to Pharaoh to speak in Your name he has caused trouble for this people, and You haven’t delivered Your people at all.”
I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but I did not reveal My name Yahweh to them.
However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you My power and to make My name known in all the earth.
The Lord is a warrior;Yahweh is His name.
Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His name.
“You must make an earthen altar for Me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats, as well as your cattle. I will come to you and bless you in every place where I cause My name to be remembered.
Be attentive to him and listen to his voice. Do not defy him, because he will not forgive your acts of rebellion, for My name is in him.
“Look, I have appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
Moses said to the Lord, “Look, You have told me, ‘Lead this people up,’ but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. You said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’
The Lord answered Moses, “I will do this very thing you have asked, for you have found favor in My sight, and I know you by name.”
He said, “I will cause all My goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim the name Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”
The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name Yahweh.
Moses then said to the Israelites: “Look, the Lord has appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
“You are not to make any of your children pass through the fire to Molech. Do not profane the name of your God; I am Yahweh.
You must not swear falsely by My name, profaning the name of your God; I am Yahweh.
I will turn against that man and cut him off from his people, because he gave his offspring to Molech, defiling My sanctuary and profaning My holy name.
They are to be holy to their God and not profane the name of their God. For they present the fire offerings to Yahweh, the food of their God, and they must be holy.
“Tell Aaron and his sons to deal respectfully with the holy offerings of the Israelites that they have consecrated to Me, so they do not profane My holy name; I am Yahweh.
You must not profane My holy name; I must be treated as holy among the Israelites. I am Yahweh who sets you apart,
Her son cursed and blasphemed the Name, and they brought him to Moses. (His mother’s name was Shelomith, a daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.)
Whoever blasphemes the name of Yahweh is to be put to death; the whole community must stone him. If he blasphemes the Name, he is to be put to death, whether the foreign resident or the native.
The total number of the firstborn males one month old or more listed by name was 22,273.
the posts of the surrounding courtyard with their bases, tent pegs, and ropes, including all their equipment and all the work related to them. You are to assign by name the items that they are responsible to carry.
In this way they will pronounce My name over the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
“Speak to the Israelites and take one staff from them for each ancestral house, 12 staffs from all the leaders of their ancestral houses. Write each man’s name on his staff.
Write Aaron’s name on Levi’s staff, because there must be one staff for the head of each ancestral house.
The name of the slain Israelite man, who was struck dead with the Midianite woman, was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite ancestral house.
The name of the slain Midianite woman was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, a tribal head of an ancestral house in Midian.
The name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, a descendant of Levi, born to Levi in Egypt. She bore to Amram: Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.
Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan? Since he had no son, give us property among our father’s brothers.”
Nobah went and captured Kenath with its villages and called it Nobah after his own name.
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.
Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His name.
Fear Yahweh your God, worship Him, and take your oaths in His name.
Leave Me alone, and I will destroy them and blot out their name under heaven. Then I will make you into a nation stronger and more numerous than they.’
“At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before Yahweh to serve Him, and to pronounce blessings in His name, as it is today.
You are to fear Yahweh your God and worship Him. Remain faithful to Him and take oaths in His name.
Instead, you must turn to the place Yahweh your God chooses from all your tribes to put His name for His dwelling and go there.
then Yahweh your God will choose the place to have His name dwell. Bring there everything I command you: your burnt offerings, sacrifices, offerings of the tenth, personal contributions, and all your choice offerings you vow to the Lord.
If the place where Yahweh your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, you may slaughter any of your herd or flock He has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat it within your gates whenever you want.
You are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, in the presence of Yahweh your God at the place where He chooses to have His name dwell, so that you will always learn to fear the Lord your God.
But if the distance is too great for you to carry it, since the place where Yahweh your God chooses to put His name is too far away from you and since the Lord your God has blessed you,
Sacrifice to Yahweh your God a Passover animal from the herd or flock in the place where the Lord chooses to have His name dwell.
You must only sacrifice the Passover animal at the place where Yahweh your God chooses to have His name dwell. Do this in the evening as the sun sets at the same time of day you departed from Egypt.
Rejoice before Yahweh your God in the place where He chooses to have His name dwell—you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite within your gates, as well as the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow among you.
For Yahweh your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes to stand and minister in His name from now on.
he may serve in the name of Yahweh his God like all his fellow Levites who minister there in the presence of the Lord.
I will hold accountable whoever does not listen to My words that he speaks in My name.
But the prophet who dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods—that prophet must die.’
When a prophet speaks in the Lord’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, will come forward, for Yahweh your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in His name, and they are to give a ruling in every dispute and case of assault.
and accuses her of shameful conduct, and gives her a bad name, saying, ‘I married this woman and was intimate with her, but I didn’t find any evidence of her virginity,’
They will also fine him 100 silver shekels and give them to the young woman’s father, because that man gave an Israelite virgin a bad name. She will remain his wife; he cannot divorce her as long as he lives.
The first son she bears will carry on the name of the dead brother, so his name will not be blotted out from Israel.
But if the man doesn’t want to marry his sister-in-law, she must go to the elders at the city gate and say, ‘My brother-in-law refuses to preserve his brother’s name in Israel. He isn’t willing to perform the duty of a brother-in-law for me.’
And his family name in Israel will be called ‘The house of the man whose sandal was removed.’
you must take some of the first of all the land’s produce that you harvest from the land Yahweh your God is giving you and put it in a container. Then go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to have His name dwell.
Then all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by Yahweh’s name, and they will stand in awe of you.
“If you are not careful to obey all the words of this law, which are written in this scroll, by fearing this glorious and awesome name—Yahweh, your God—
The Lord will not be willing to forgive him. Instead, His anger and jealousy will burn against that person, and every curse written in this scroll will descend on him. The Lord will blot out his name under heaven,
For I will proclaim Yahweh’s name.Declare the greatness of our God!
When the Canaanites and all who live in the land hear about this, they will surround us and wipe out our name from the earth. Then what will You do about Your great name?”
Hebron’s name used to be Kiriath-arba; Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. After this, the land had rest from war.
From there he marched against the inhabitants of Debir whose name used to be Kiriath-sepher,
The Israelites gave these cities by name from the tribes of the descendants of Judah and Simeon
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