'Named' in the Bible
The third river is named the Tigris it flows to the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
Now Adam had named his wife "Eve," because she was to become the mother of everyone who was living.
Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.
Later, Lamech married two wives. One was named Adah and the other was named Zillah.
His brother was named Jubal; he became the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and the flute.
Later on, after Adam had sexual relations with his wife, she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, because "God granted me another offspring to replace Abel, since Cain murdered him."
Seth also fathered a son, whom he named Enosh. At that time, profaning the name of the LORD began.
After Adam had lived 130 years, he fathered a son just like him, that is, according to his own likeness, and named him Seth.
whom he named Noah, because he said, "May this one comfort us from our work, from pain that is caused by our manual labor, and from the ground that the LORD has cursed."
To Eber were born two sons. One was named Peleg, because the earth was divided during his lifetime. His brother was named Joktan.
Hagar eventually gave birth to Abram's son. Abram named his son whom Hagar bore Ishmael.
The firstborn gave birth to a son and named him Moab, and he is the ancestor of the Moabites to this day.
The younger daughter also gave birth to a son and named him Ben-ammi, and he is the ancestor of the Ammonites to this day.
Abraham named his son who was born to him Isaac the very one whom Sarah bore for him!
but God told Abraham, "Don't be troubled about the youth and your slave girl. Pay attention to Sarah in everything she tells you, because your offspring are to be named through Isaac.
Abraham named that place, "The LORD Will Provide," as it is told this day, "On the LORD's mountain, he will provide."
Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, who ran out to the man and met him at the spring.
The first son came out reddish his entire body was covered with hair so they named him Esau.
After that, his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau's heel, so they named him Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.
But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it.
When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.
Then he left that area and dug still another well. Because they did not quarrel over that one, Isaac named it Rehoboth, because he used to say, "The LORD has enlarged the territory for us. We will prosper in the land."
So Isaac named the well Shebah, which is why the city is named Beer-sheba to this day.
and named the place Beth-el, although previously the city had been named Luz.
Now Laban happened to have two daughters. The older one was named Leah and the younger was named Rachel.
Leah conceived, bore a son, and named him Reuben, because she was saying, "The LORD had looked on my torture, so now my husband will love me."
Later, she conceived again, bore a son, and declared, "Because the LORD heard that I'm neglected, he gave me this one, too." So she named him Simeon.
Later, she conceived again and said, "This time my husband will become attached to me, now that I've borne him three sons." So he named him Levi.
Then she conceived yet again, bore a son, and said, "This time I'll praise the LORD." So she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing children.
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me! He has heard my voice and has given me a son." Therefore, she named him Dan.
so Rachel said, "I've been through a mighty struggle with my sister and won." She named him Naphtali.
and Leah exclaimed, "How fortunate!" So she named him Gad.
She said, "How happy I am, because women will call me happy!" So she named him Asher.
Then Leah said, "God has paid me for giving my servant to my husband as his wife." So she named him Issachar.
Then Leah said, "God has given me a good gift. This time my husband will exalt me, because I've borne him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.
Because she had been asking, "May God give me another son," she named him Joseph.
Then Laban said, "This stack will serve as a witness between you and me today." That's how the place came to be named Galeed.
As he was watching them, Jacob said, "This must be God's camp," so he named that place Mahanaim.
but Jacob set out for Succoth, built a house there, and constructed some cattle shelters. He named the place Succoth.
set up an altar, and named it El-elohe-israel.
He built an altar there to God and named the place El Beth-el, because God had revealed himself there when he was fleeing from his brother.
Rebekah's nurse Deborah died and was buried there, under the oak tree that was below Beth-el. That's why the place was named Allon-bacuth.
and named the place where God had spoken to him Beth-el.
Just before she died, Rachel called her son's name Ben-oni, but his father Jacob named him Benjamin.
Right about then, Judah left his brothers and went to live with an Adullamite man named Hirah.
There Judah met the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. He married her, had sexual relations with her,
Then she bore yet another son and named him Shelah. Judah was living in Kezib when she bore him.
As it was, he withdrew his hand, and then his brother was born. Amazed, the midwife cried out loud, "What's this? A breach birth?" So that boy was named Perez.
Afterwards, his brother came out, and around his hand was the scarlet. So they named him Zerah.
Joseph named his firstborn son Manasseh because, he said, "God has made me forget all of my hard life and my father's house."
He named his second son Ephraim because, he said, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my troubles."
Later, the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah.
After the child had grown 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."
Later she gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom, because he used to say, "I became an alien in a foreign land."
The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.
He named the place Massah and Meribah, because the Israelis quarreled and tested the LORD by saying: "Is the LORD really among us or not?"
Moses built an altar and named it "The LORD is My Banner."
He then named that place Taberah, because the LORD's fire had incinerated some of them.
Now two men had remained in camp. One was named Eldad and the other was named Medad. When the spirit rested on them, since they were among those who were listed but had not gone out to the tent, they stayed behind and prophesied in the camp.
That's why the place was named Kibroth-hattaavah, because they buried the people there who had an insatiable appetite for meat.
When the LORD heard what Israel had decided to do, he delivered the Canaanites to them, and Israel exterminated them and their cities. They named the place Hormah.
The woman who was slain, that is, the Midianite woman, was named Cozbi. She was the daughter of Zur, a leader of one of the ancestral houses of Midian.
Now Kohath had a son named Amram. Amram's wife was Levi's daughter Jochebed, who was born to Levi in Egypt. She gave birth to Aaron, Moses, and their sister Miriam.
Now the daughters of Hepher's son Zelophehad, Gilead's grandson, who had been fathered by Machir, who had been fathered by Manasseh, from the tribe of Manasseh, the direct son of Joseph, were named Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. They approached
Manasseh's son Jair captured all the Argob region as far as the territory of the descendants of Geshur and the descendants of Maacath. Bashan was named after him; that's why it is called Havvoth-jair to this day.
After this, Nun's son Joshua sent two men from the Acacia groves as undercover scouts. He told them, "Go and look over the land. Pay special attention to Jericho." So they went out, came to the house of a prostitute named Rahab, and lodged there.
Now Joshua gave an allotment among the descendants of Judah to Jephunneh's son Caleb, just as God told Joshua, Kiriath-arba, which was named after the ancestor of Anak (that is, Hebron).
They gave them Kiriath-arba, also known as Hebron, (Arba was named after the ancestor of Anak), in the hill country of Judah, along with its surrounding pasture lands.
The descendants of Reuben and the descendants of Gad named the altar "Witness," because they claimed, "It stands as a witness between us that the LORD is God."
The army of the tribe of Joseph scouted out Bethel, which had been formerly named Luz.
So the man traveled to the land of the Hittites and built a city that he named "Luz," and it is called by that name to this day.
which is why they named the place Bochim. And there they sacrificed to the LORD.
So that very day he named Gideon Jerubbaal, that is, "Let Baal fight," since he had torn down his altar.
His 30 sons rode on 30 donkeys, controlling 30 cities in the territory of Gilead named Havvoth-jair to this day.
Later on, the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew strong and the LORD blessed him.
When he finally finished bragging, he discarded the jawbone and named that place "Jawbone Heights."
So God split a hollow place that's in Lehi, and water sprang out of it. After he had taken a drink, his strength returned, and he revived. That's why it was named "En-hakkore," which is in Lehi to this day.
A man named Micah lived in the mountainous region of the territory of Ephraim.
The man's name was Elimelech, his wife's name was Naomi, and their two sons were named Mahlon and Chilion Ephrathites from Bethlehem of Judah. They journeyed to the country of Moab and lived there for some time.
Each of her sons married Moabite women: one named Orpah and the other named Ruth. After they lived there about ten years,
So her women neighbors gave the child a nickname, which is "Naomi has a son!" They named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse, who was the father of David.
By the time of the next year's sacrifice, Hannah had become pregnant and had borne a son. She named him Samuel because she said, "I asked the LORD for him."
She had named the boy Ichabod,saying, "Glory has departed from Israel," because the Ark of God had been captured and because her father-in-law and husband were dead.
Then Samuel took a stone, placed it between Mizpah and Shen and named it Ebenezer. He said, "The LORD has helped us this far."
There was a man from Benjamin named Kish, Abiel's son, the grandson of Zeror and great-grandson of Aphiah's son Becorath. A prominent man from Benjamin,
he had a son named Saul, who was a choice and handsome young man. There was no one among the Israelis as handsome as he, and he was a head taller than any of the other people.
Saul's sons included Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchi-shua. Of his two daughters, the firstborn was named Merab, and the younger one was named Michal.
A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was four cubits and a span tall,
David was the son of that Ephrathite man named Jesse from Bethlehem in Judah. He had eight sons; at the time when Saul was king he was old, having lived to an advanced age.
As he was speaking with them, the Philistine champion named Goliath from Gath came up from the Philistine battle lines and spoke his usual words, as David listened.
Each man grabbed his opponent by the head, plunged his sword into his opponent's side, and then they both fell together. That's why the place at Gibeon was named The Field of Swords.
Meanwhile, Saul had a mistress named Rizpah, who was the daughter of Aiah. Ish-bosheth asked Abner, "Why did you have sex with my father's mistress?"
Now Saul's son had two officers in charge of some raiding parties. One was named Baanah and the other was named Rechab. They were sons of Rimmon, a descendant of Benjamin from Beeroth, which was considered to belong to the tribe of Benjamin.
A household servant of Saul named Ziba was called to appear before David, and the king asked him, "Are you Ziba?" "I am your servant," Ziba replied.
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