'Named' in the Bible
Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living.
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.
Lamech took two wives for himself, one named Adah and the other named Zillah.
His brother was named Jubal; he was the father of all who play the lyre and the flute.
Adam was intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”
A son was born to Seth also, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of Yahweh.
Adam was 130 years old when he fathered a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
And he named him Noah, saying, “This one will bring us relief from the agonizing labor of our hands, caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.”
Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg, for during his days the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
Abram and Nahor took wives: Abram’s wife was named Sarai, and Nahor’s wife was named Milcah. She was the daughter of Haran, the father of both Milcah and Iscah.
Abram’s wife Sarai had not borne any children for him, but she owned an Egyptian slave named Hagar.
So she called the Lord who spoke to her: The God Who Sees, for she said, “In this place, have I actually seen the One who sees me?”
That is why she named the spring, “A Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.” It is located between Kadesh and Bered.
The firstborn gave birth to a son and named him Moab. He is the father of the Moabites of today.
The younger also gave birth to a son, and she named him Ben-ammi. He is the father of the Ammonites of today.
Abraham named his son who was born to him—the one Sarah bore to him—Isaac.
And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide, so today it is said: “It will be provided on the Lord’s mountain.”
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and Laban ran out to the man at the spring.
The first one came out red-looking, covered with hair like a fur coat, and they named him Esau.
After this, his brother came out grasping Esau’s heel with his hand. So he was named Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.
He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom.
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.
Then they dug another well and quarreled over that one also, so he named it Hostility.
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.”
So he said, “Isn’t he rightly named Jacob? For he has cheated me twice now. He took my birthright, and look, now he has taken my blessing.” Then he asked, “Haven’t you saved a blessing for me?”
and named the place Bethel, though previously the city was named Luz.
Now Laban had two daughters: the older was named Leah, and the younger was named Rachel.
Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has seen my affliction; surely my husband will love me now.”
She conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “The Lord heard that I am unloved and has given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon.
She conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “At last, my husband will become attached to me because I have borne three sons for him.” Therefore he was named Levi.
And she conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she named him Judah. Then Leah stopped having children.
Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; yes, He has heard me and given me a son,” and she named him Dan.
Rachel said, “In my wrestlings with God, I have wrestled with my sister and won,” and she named him Naphtali.
Then Leah said, “What good fortune!” and she named him Gad.
Leah said, “I am happy that the women call me happy,” so she named him Asher.
Leah said, “God has rewarded me for giving my slave to my husband,” and she named him Issachar.
“God has given me a good gift,” Leah said. “This time my husband will honor me because I have borne six sons for him,” and she named him Zebulun.
She named him Joseph: “May the Lord add another son to me.”
Jacob then named the place Peniel, “For I have seen God face to face,” he said, “and I have been delivered.”
Deborah, the one who had nursed and raised Rebekah, died and was buried under the oak south of Bethel. So Jacob named it Oak of Weeping.
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.
Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.
With her last breath—for she was dying—she named him Ben-oni, but his father called him Benjamin.
At that time Judah left his brothers and settled near an Adullamite named Hirah.
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite named Shua; he took her as a wife and slept with her.
She gave birth to another son and named him Shelah. It was at Chezib that she gave birth to him.
But then he pulled his hand back, and his brother came out. Then she said, “You have broken out first!” So he was named Perez.
Then his brother, who had the scarlet thread tied to his hand, came out, and was named Zerah.
Now Joseph had been taken to Egypt. An Egyptian named Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh and the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him there.
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, meaning, “God has made me forget all my hardship in my father’s house.”
And the second son he named Ephraim, meaning, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
When the Canaanite inhabitants of the land saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a solemn mourning on the part of the Egyptians.” Therefore the place is named Abel-mizraim. It is across the Jordan.
Then the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah,
When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
She gave birth to a son whom he named Gershom, for he said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.”
They came to Marah, but they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter—that is why it was named Marah.
The house of Israel named the substance manna. It resembled coriander seed, was white, and tasted like wafers made with honey.
He named the place Massah and Meribah because the Israelites complained, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us or not?”
And Moses built an altar and named it, “The Lord Is My Banner.”
along with her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (because Moses had said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land”)
So that place was named Taberah, because the Lord’s fire had blazed among them.
Two men had remained in the camp, one named Eldad and the other Medad; the Spirit rested on them—they were among those listed, but had not gone out to the tent—and they prophesied in the camp.
So they named that place Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved the meat.
The Lord listened to Israel’s request, the Canaanites were defeated, and Israel completely destroyed them and their cities. So they named the place Hormah.
Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two men as spies from the Acacia Grove, saying, “Go and scout the land, especially Jericho.” So they left, and they came to the house of a woman, a prostitute named Rahab, and stayed there.
So the Reubenites and Gadites named the altar: It is a witness between us that the Lord is God.
Judah also marched against the Canaanites who were living in Hebron (Hebron was formerly named Kiriath-arba). They struck down Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai.
From there they marched against the residents of Debir (Debir was formerly named Kiriath-sepher).
Judah went with his brother Simeon, struck the Canaanites who were living in Zephath, and completely destroyed the town. So they named the town Hormah.
They sent spies to Bethel (the town was formerly named Luz).
Then the man went to the land of the Hittites, built a town, and named it Luz. That is its name to this day.
So they named that place Bochim and offered sacrifices there to the Lord.
His concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
So the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The boy grew, and the Lord blessed him.
When he finished speaking, he threw away the jawbone and named that place Ramath-lehi.
So God split a hollow place in the ground at Lehi, and water came out of it. After Samson drank, his strength returned, and he revived. That is why he named it En-hakkore, which is in Lehi to this day.
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.
They named the city Dan, after the name of their ancestor Dan, who was born to Israel. The city was formerly named Laish.
Her sons took Moabite women as their wives: one was named Orpah and the second was named Ruth. After they lived in Moab about 10 years,
Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side named Boaz. He was a prominent man of noble character from Elimelech’s family.
The neighbor women said, “A son has been born to Naomi,” and they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
He had two wives, the first named Hannah and the second Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah was childless.
After some time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, because she said, “I requested him from the Lord.”
She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel,” referring to the capture of the ark of God and to the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
Afterward, Samuel took a stone and set it upright between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, explaining, “The Lord has helped us to this point.”
There was an influential man of Benjamin named Kish son of Abiel, son of Zeror, son of Becorath, son of Aphiah, son of a Benjaminite.
He had a son named Saul, an impressive young man. There was no one more impressive among the Israelites than he. He stood a head taller than anyone else.
There were sharp columns of rock on both sides of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine garrison. One was named Bozez and the other Seneh;
Then a champion named Goliath, from Gath, came out from the Philistine camp. He was nine feet, nine inches tall
Now David was the son of the Ephrathite from Bethlehem of Judah named Jesse. Jesse had eight sons and during Saul’s reign was already an old man.
While he was speaking with them, suddenly the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, came forward from the Philistine battle line and shouted his usual words, which David heard.
So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to engage the Philistines. Therefore, that place was named the Rock of Separation.
Then each man grabbed his opponent by the head and thrust his sword into his opponent’s side so that they all died together. So this place, which is in Gibeon, is named Field of Blades.
Saul’s son had two men who were leaders of raiding parties: one named Baanah and the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite of the Benjaminites. Beeroth is also considered part of Benjamin,
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