'Named' in the Bible
So the man named all the animals, the birds of the air, and the living creatures of the field, but for Adam no companion who corresponded to him was found.
The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
Cain had marital relations with his wife, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain was building a city, and he named the city after his son Enoch.
And Adam had marital relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, "God has given me another child in place of Abel because Cain killed him."
And a son was also born to Seth, whom he named Enosh. At that time people began to worship the Lord.
He created them male and female; when they were created, he blessed them and named them "humankind."
When Adam had lived 130 years he fathered a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and he named him Seth.
He named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed."
Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had not given birth to any children, but she had an Egyptian servant named Hagar.
So Hagar named the Lord who spoke to her, "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "Here I have seen one who sees me!"
So Hagar gave birth to Abram's son, whom Abram named Ishmael.
The older daughter gave birth to a son and named him Moab. He is the ancestor of the Moabites of today.
The younger daughter also gave birth to a son and named him Ben-Ammi. He is the ancestor of the Ammonites of today.
Abraham named his son -- whom Sarah bore to him -- Isaac.
That is why he named that place Beer Sheba, because the two of them swore an oath there.
(Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban.) Laban rushed out to meet the man at the spring.
Abraham had taken another wife, named Keturah.
The first came out reddish all over, like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau.
When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau's heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water belongs to us!" So Isaac named the well Esek because they argued with him about it.
His servants dug another well, but they quarreled over it too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.
Then he moved away from there and dug another well. They did not quarrel over it, so Isaac named it Rehoboth, saying, "For now the Lord has made room for us, and we will prosper in the land."
So he named it Shibah; that is why the name of the city has been Beer Sheba to this day.
(Now Laban had two daughters; the older one was named Leah, and the younger one Rachel.
So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, "The Lord has looked with pity on my oppressed condition. Surely my husband will love me now."
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "Because the Lord heard that I was unloved, he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "Now this time my husband will show me affection, because I have given birth to three sons for him." That is why he was named Levi.
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "This time I will praise the Lord." That is why she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me. He has responded to my prayer and given me a son." That is why she named him Dan.
Then Rachel said, "I have fought a desperate struggle with my sister, but I have won." So she named him Naphtali.
Leah said, "How fortunate!" So she named him Gad.
Leah said, "How happy I am, for women will call me happy!" So she named him Asher.
Then Leah said, "God has granted me a reward because I gave my servant to my husband as a wife." So she named him Issachar.
Then Leah said, "God has given me a good gift. Now my husband will honor me because I have given him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.
She named him Joseph, saying, "May the Lord give me yet another son."
When Jacob saw them, he exclaimed, "This is the camp of God!" So he named that place Mahanaim.
So Jacob named the place Peniel, explaining, "Certainly I have seen God face to face and have survived."
He built an altar there and named the place El Bethel because there God had revealed himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
(Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak below Bethel; thus it was named Oak of Weeping.)
God said to him, "Your name is Jacob, but your name will no longer be called Jacob; Israel will be your name." So God named him Israel.
Jacob named the place where God spoke with him Bethel.
With her dying breath, she named him Ben-Oni. But his father called him Benjamin instead.
At that time Judah left his brothers and stayed with an Adullamite man named Hirah.
There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite man named Shua. Judah acquired her as a wife and had marital relations with her.
Then she had yet another son, whom she named Shelah. She gave birth to him in Kezib.
But then he drew back his hand, and his brother came out before him. She said, "How you have broken out of the womb!" So he was named Perez.
Afterward his brother came out -- the one who had the scarlet thread on his hand -- and he was named Zerah.
Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt. An Egyptian named Potiphar, an official of Pharaoh and the captain of the guard, purchased him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him there.
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, saying, "Certainly God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's house."
He named the second child Ephraim, saying, "Certainly God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."
the Angel who has protected me from all harm -- bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth."
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, saying, "Because I drew him from the water."
When she bore a son, Moses named him Gershom, for he said, "I have become a resident foreigner in a foreign land."
and her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (for Moses had said, "I have been a foreigner in a foreign land"),
Now Jair son of Manasseh went and captured their small towns and named them Havvoth Jair.
Joshua son of Nun sent two spies out from Shittim secretly and instructed them: "Find out what you can about the land, especially Jericho." They stopped at the house of a prostitute named Rahab and spent the night there.
The Reubenites and Gadites named the altar, "Surely it is a Reminder to us that the Lord is God."
He moved to Hittite country and built a city. He named it Luz, and it has kept that name to this very day.
Gideon built an altar for the Lord there, and named it "The Lord is on friendly terms with me." To this day it is still there in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
That very day Gideon's father named him Jerub-Baal, because he had said, "Let Baal fight with him, for it was his altar that was pulled down."
His concubine, who lived in Shechem, also gave him a son, whom he named Abimelech.
There was a man named Manoah from Zorah, from the Danite tribe. His wife was infertile and childless.
Manoah's wife gave birth to a son and named him Samson. The child grew and the Lord empowered him.
When he finished speaking, he threw the jawbone down and named that place Ramath Lehi.
So God split open the basin at Lehi and water flowed out from it. When he took a drink, his strength was restored and he revived. For this reason he named the spring En Hakkore. It remains in Lehi to this very day.
After this Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the Sorek Valley.
They named it Dan after their ancestor, who was one of Israel's sons. But the city's name used to be Laish.
So her sons married Moabite women. (One was named Orpah and the other Ruth.) And they continued to live there about ten years.
Now Naomi had a relative on her husband's side of the family named Boaz. He was a wealthy, prominent man from the clan of Elimelech.
The neighbor women named him, saying, "A son has been born to Naomi." They named him Obed. Now he became the father of Jesse -- David's father!
After some time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, thinking, "I asked the Lord for him.
She named the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel," referring to the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
Samuel took a stone and placed it between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Up to here the Lord has helped us."
There was a Benjaminite man named Kish son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Becorath, the son of Aphiah of Benjamin. He was a prominent person.
He had a son named Saul, a handsome young man. There was no one among the Israelites more handsome than he was; he stood head and shoulders above all the people.
Now there was a steep cliff on each side of the pass through which Jonathan intended to go to reach the Philistine garrison. One cliff was named Bozez, the other Seneh.
The sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malki-Shua. He had two daughters; the older one was named Merab and the younger Michal.
Now David was the son of this Ephrathite named Jesse from Bethlehem in Judah. He had eight sons, and in Saul's days he was old and well advanced in years.
As he was speaking with them, the champion named Goliath, the Philistine from Gath, was coming up from the battle lines of the Philistines. He spoke the way he usually did, and David heard it.
Now Saul had a concubine named Rizpah daughter of Aiah. Ish-bosheth said to Abner, "Why did you have sexual relations with my father's concubine?"
Now Saul's son had two men who were in charge of raiding units; one was named Baanah and the other Recab. They were sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, who was a Benjaminite. (Beeroth is regarded as belonging to Benjamin,
Now there was a servant from Saul's house named Ziba, so he was summoned to David. The king asked him, "Are you Ziba?" He replied, "At your service."
So David comforted his wife Bathsheba. He went to her and had marital relations with her. She gave birth to a son, and David named him Solomon. Now the Lord loved the child
and sent word through Nathan the prophet that he should be named Jedidiah for the Lord's sake.
So now assemble the rest of the army and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will capture the city and it will be named for me."
Now David's son Absalom had a beautiful sister named Tamar. In the course of time David's son Amnon fell madly in love with her.
Now Amnon had a friend named Jonadab, the son of David's brother Shimeah. Jonadab was a very crafty man.
Then King David reached Bahurim. There a man from Saul's extended family named Shimei son of Gera came out, yelling curses as he approached.
Absalom had made Amasa general in command of the army in place of Joab. (Now Amasa was the son of an Israelite man named Jether, who had married Abigail the daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.)
Prior to this Absalom had set up a monument and dedicated it to himself in the King's Valley, reasoning "I have no son who will carry on my name." He named the monument after himself, and to this day it is known as Absalom's Memorial.
Now a wicked man named Sheba son of Bicri, a Benjaminite, happened to be there. He blew the trumpet and said, "We have no share in David; we have no inheritance in this son of Jesse! Every man go home, O Israel!"
That's not the way things are. There is a man from the hill country of Ephraim named Sheba son of Bicri. He has rebelled against King David. Give me just this one man, and I will leave the city." The woman said to Joab, "This very minute his head will be thrown over the wall to you!"
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