'Named' in the Bible
Adam had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him Seth, for, she said, “God has appointed me another offspring in place of Abel, for Cain killed him.”
He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created.
When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.
But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver which he had named in the hearing of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, commercial standard.
Now the first came forth red, all over like a hairy garment; and they named him Esau.
the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they contended with him.
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.
He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, “At last the Lord has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
Then he said, “Is he not rightly named Jacob, for he has supplanted me these two times? He took away my birthright, and behold, now he has taken away my blessing.” And he said, “Have you not reserved a blessing for me?”
Leah conceived and bore a son and named him Reuben, for she said, “Because the Lord has seen my affliction; surely now my husband will love me.”
Then she conceived again and bore a son and said, “Because the Lord has heard that I am unloved, He has therefore given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon.
She conceived again and bore a son and said, “Now this time my husband will become attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore he was named Levi.
And she conceived again and bore a son and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she named him Judah. Then she stopped bearing.
Then Rachel said, “God has vindicated me, and has indeed heard my voice and has given me a son.” Therefore she named him Dan.
So Rachel said, “With mighty wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and I have indeed prevailed.” And she named him Naphtali.
Then Leah said, “How fortunate!” So she named him Gad.
Then Leah said, “Happy am I! For women will call me happy.” So she named him Asher.
Then Leah said, “God has given me my wages because I gave my maid to my husband.” So she named him Issachar.
Then Leah said, “God has endowed me with a good gift; now my husband will dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons.” So she named him Zebulun.
She named him Joseph, saying, “May the Lord give me another son.”
Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me this day.” Therefore it was named Galeed,
Jacob said when he saw them, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”
Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built for himself a house and made booths for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.
Now Deborah, Rebekah’s nurse, died, and she was buried below Bethel under the oak; it was named Allon-bacuth.
So Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him, Bethel.
It came about as her soul was departing (for she died), that she named him Ben-oni; but his father called him Benjamin.
She bore still another son and named him Shelah; and it was at Chezib that she bore him.
But it came about as he drew back his hand, that behold, his brother came out. Then she said, “What a breach you have made for yourself!” So he was named Perez.
Afterward his brother came out who had the scarlet thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.
Then Pharaoh named Joseph Zaphenath-paneah; and he gave him Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of On, as his wife. And Joseph went forth over the land of Egypt.
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”
He named the second Ephraim, “For,” he said, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
Now when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at the threshing floor of Atad, they said, “This is a grievous mourning for the Egyptians.” Therefore it was named Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other was named Puah;
The child grew, and she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. And she named him Moses, and said, “Because I drew him out of the water.”
Then she gave birth to a son, and he named him Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter; therefore it was named Marah.
The house of Israel named it manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey.
He named the place Massah and Meribah because of the quarrel of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord among us, or not?”
Moses built an altar and named it The Lord is My Banner;
and her two sons, of whom one was named Gershom, for Moses said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”
The other was named Eliezer, for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh.”
The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz which is its name to this day.
So they named that place Bochim; and there they sacrificed to the Lord.
Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and named it The Lord is Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend against him,” because he had torn down his altar.
His concubine who was in Shechem also bore him a son, and he named him Abimelech.
Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson; and the child grew up and the Lord blessed him.
When he had finished speaking, he threw the jawbone from his hand; and he named that place Ramath-lehi.
But God split the hollow place that is in Lehi so that water came out of it. When he drank, his strength returned and he revived. Therefore he named it En-hakkore, which is in Lehi to this day.
The neighbor women gave him a name, saying, “A son has been born to Naomi!” So they named him Obed. He is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
It came about in due time, after Hannah had conceived, that she gave birth to a son; and she named him Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked him of the Lord.”
Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”
Then a champion came out from the armies of the Philistines named Goliath, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
As he was talking with them, behold, the champion, the Philistine from Gath named Goliath, was coming up from the army of the Philistines, and he spoke these same words; and David heard them.
But one son of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David.
So David came to Baal-perazim and defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore he named that place Baal-perazim.
Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and went in to her and lay with her; and she gave birth to a son, and he named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved him
and sent word through Nathan the prophet, and he named him Jedidiah for the Lord’s sake.
Now therefore, gather the rest of the people together and camp against the city and capture it, or I will capture the city myself and it will be named after me.”
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and set up for himself a pillar which is in the King’s Valley, for he said, “I have no son to preserve my name.” So he named the pillar after his own name, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.
Thus he set up the pillars at the porch of the nave; and he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin, and he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.
He bought the hill Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and named the city which he built Samaria, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill.
He killed of Edom in the Valley of Salt 10,000 and took Sela by war, and named it Joktheel to this day.
To this day they do according to the earlier customs: they do not fear the Lord, nor do they follow their statutes or their ordinances or the law, or the commandments which the Lord commanded the sons of Jacob, whom He named Israel;
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother named him Jabez saying, “Because I bore him with pain.”
Maacah the wife of Machir bore a son, and she named him Peresh; and the name of his brother was Sheresh, and his sons were Ulam and Rakem.
Then he went in to his wife, and she conceived and bore a son, and he named him Beriah, because misfortune had come upon his house.
So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there; and David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough of waters.” Therefore they named that place Baal-perazim.
But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.
He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.
Then on the fourth day they assembled in the valley of Beracah, for there they blessed the Lord. Therefore they have named that place “The Valley of Beracah” until today.
Of the priests: the sons of Hobaiah, the sons of Hakkoz, the sons of Barzillai, who took a wife of the daughters of Barzillai, the Gileadite, and was named after them.
He named the first Jemimah, and the second Keziah, and the third Keren-happuch.
Whatever exists has already been named, and it is known what man is; for he cannot dispute with him who is stronger than he is.
“Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are named IsraelAnd who came forth from the loins of Judah,Who swear by the name of the LordAnd invoke the God of Israel,But not in truth nor in righteousness.
Listen to Me, O islands,And pay attention, you peoples from afar.The Lord called Me from the womb;From the body of My mother He named Me.
shall be the gates of the city, named for the tribes of Israel, three gates toward the north: the gate of Reuben, one; the gate of Judah, one; the gate of Levi, one.
This was because an extraordinary spirit, knowledge and insight, interpretation of dreams, explanation of enigmas and solving of difficult problems were found in this Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Let Daniel now be summoned and he will declare the interpretation.”
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the message was true and one of great conflict, but he understood the message and had an understanding of the vision.
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
One of the synagogue officials named Jairus *came up, and on seeing Him, *fell at His feet
Then they *came to Jericho. And as He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a large crowd, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.
They *came to a place named Gethsemane; and He *said to His disciples, “Sit here until I have prayed.”
The man named Barabbas had been imprisoned with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the insurrection.
In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.”
And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles:
Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James and John; and Philip and Bartholomew;
And there came a man named Jairus, and he was an official of the synagogue; and he fell at Jesus’ feet, and began to implore Him to come to his house;
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.
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