Dabareh and Daberath are derived from the same Hebrew word. Dabareh was a Levitical city within the tribe of Isaachar's inheritance in the Promised Land.
Joshua 19:12, 21:28, 1Chronicles 6:72
A fish, fish God
Dagon was the main deity worshipped by Israel's longest and fiercest enemy the Philistines (Judges 16:23). A pagan fish god, it was credited with delivering Samson into their hands.
After the Philistine seize the Ark of the Covenant they place it in Dagon's temple as a war trophy (1Samuel 5). God's response to their lack of respect toward the Ark was to afflict, somewhat humorously, several Philistine cities with painful hemorrhoids (1Samuel 5:6)!
Roughly seventy-five years later, after overcoming Israel's King Saul in battle, the Philistines hang up his severed head in Dagon's temple (1Chronicles 10:10).
Judges 16:23, 1Samuel 5, 1Chronicles 10:10
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Dalphon was the name of one of Haman's ten sons. He, and all his brothers, were killed after their father's plot to destroy the Jews was foiled by Esther and Mordecai.
Gentle, a heifer
Damaris, a woman, was one of only two people listed in Scripture as having converted to Christianity during Paul's brief evangelism of Athens.
Judgment of God, God is my judge
Strong's #H1840, #G1158
Daniel, a member of Judah's royal family, was likely made a eunuch after he was taken captive to Babylon. His divinely inspired interpretation of dreams and visions foretold of future world empires, including those in the End Time, and revealed prophecies centered on the coming Messiah. Please see our article on the life of Daniel.
1Chronicles 3:1, Ezra 8:2, Nehemiah 10:6, Ezekiel 14:14, 20, 28:3, Daniel 1 - 10, 12, Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14
Thou hast judged, judgment
Dannah was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Darius was likely a title given to Persian kings.
Ezra 4:5, 24, 5:5 - 7, 6:1 - 15, Nehemiah 12:22, Daniel 6, 9;1, 11:1, Hagai 1:15, 2:10, Zechariah 1:1, 7, 7:1
Ezra 2:56, Nehemiah 7:58
Belonging to a fountain
Numbers 16, 26:9. Deuteronomy 11:6, Psalm 106:17
David lived from 1040 to 970 B.C. He ruled over the tribe of Judah from 1010 to 1003 and over a united Israel from 1003 until his death. Please see our article on the life of King David.
Ruth 4:17, 22, 1Samuel 16:13 - 23, 17:12 - 58, 18:1 - 30, 19:1 - 22, 20:1 - 42, 21:1 - 12, etc.
At the behest of Deborah, a prophetess, a man named Barak leads a successful attack on Jabin's forces and is victorious. Both Deborah and Barak serve as Judges in Israel from 1192 to 1152 B.C.
Genesis 35:8, Judges 4 - 5
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Genesis 10:7, 25:3, 1Chronicles 1:9, 32, Jeremiah 25:23, 49:8, Ezekiel 25:13, 27:15, 20, 38:13
Son of stabbing, son of Dekar, son of piercing
Jah has delivered, Jehovah has drawn
1Chronicles 24:18, Ezra 2:60, Nehemiah 6:10, 7:62, Jeremiah 36:12, 25
Philistine harlot who was bribed to entice Samson, who was under a Nazarite vow, to reveal the secret of his strength.
Governor of the people
Demas was one of several people who knew the Apostle Paul and aided him in spreading the gospel. Toward the end of Paul's life, however, he abandoned him due to his love of what the world had to offer.
Colossians 4:14, Philemon 1:24, 2Timothy 4:10
Belonging to Ceres
Demetrius was an important Ephesian silversmith. Fearing the gospel would greatly impact his business which centered on the pagan deity Diana, he stirred up those in Ephesus against Paul. His opposition motivated the apostle to leave the city.
Acts 19:24, 38
They know God, known of God
Numbers 1:14, 7:42, 47, 10:20
Artemis, prompt, complete light
Diana was the Roman name for the pagan Greek Goddess Artemis. The seat of her worship was a huge temple in Ephesus, the capital of the Roman province of Asia.
Ephesus' temple to Diana, funded entirely by the residents of the city, is considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. In its greatest manifestation, it measured 450 feet long (137 meters) by 225 feet wide (69 meters) and 60 feet (18 meters) high. The upper part of this architectural wonder was held up by more than 127 columns.
Those who worshipped Diana, and profited from her temple, came in direct conflict with Christianity when the Apostle Paul preached the gospel in the city (Acts 19).
Place of the fig cake
The wilderness area near Diblath, possibly in northern Israel, was used by God as an example of the desolate land he will cause Israel to experience due to her many sins.
Dibongad is possibly another name for Dibon. It was a major Moabite city that was controlled, at the time of Moses, by the Amorites (Numbers 21:25 - 26). It was located on the major north-south trading route, east of the Jordan River, called the King's Highway.
Dibon is one of the places where Israel camped while they roamed the wilderness forty years after leaving Egypt. It was ultimately conquered by God's people, under Moses' leadership, and given to the tribe of Gad.
Another city named Dibon, within Judah's territory, was populated during the time of the prophet Nehemiah (Nehemiah 11:25).
Numbers 21:30, 32:3, 34, 33:45 - 46, Joshua 13:9, 17, Nehemiah 11:25, Isaiah 15:2, Jeremiah 48:18, 22
Double, twin, two-fold
Didymus was another name the Apostle John used for the disciple named Thomas (also known as "doubting Thomas").
John 11:16, 20:24, 21:2
Genesis 10:27, 1Chronicles 1:21
Dilean was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Dung heap, dunghill
Dimnah was a city given to the tribe of Zebulun as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
River bed, silence
Dimon was a city located in Moabite territory which was prophecied to receive God's judgment.
River bed, silence
Dimonah was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Dinah was the name of Jacob's (Israel's) first and only daughter, the last child he produced through Leah. She is also the eleventh child out of thirteen total children Jacob produced through four women.
Dinah is seduced by Shechem who then tries to arrange a marriage with her through his father Hamor. Jacob's sons feign accepting the marriage proposal on the condition that Hamor, Shechem and all the males in the city become circumcised.
Simeon and Levi, while the males are recovering from being circumcised, enter the city and slaughter all the men in revenge for their sister being defiled. They then, along with the other sons of Jacob, take captive all those left alive and pillage the area.
Genesis 30:21, 34:1 - 26, 46:15
Give thou judgement
Genesis 36:32, 1Chronicles 1:43
Reveller, devoted to Bacchus
Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus (the Athenian Supreme Court), was one of only two people recorded to have become Christians after Paul's visit to Athens.
Diotrephes was an arrogant and vain leader who attempted to govern the church he attended like a dictator (e.g. the Nicolaitans).
Diotrephes' sinful behavior included frequently slandering the Apostle John. He also refused to be hospitable to Christians visiting the church and cast out of the fellowship those who did so. John planned to visit the church in order to correct the situation (3John 1:13 - 14).
Genesis 36:21, 28, 30, 1Chronicles 1:38, 42
Genesis 36:21, 25 - 30, 1Chronicles 1:38, 42
Enough gold, of gold
Dizahab was one of the main places, east of the Jordan River, where Moses spoke to all Israel.
Genesis 10:4, 1Chronicles 1:7
Loving, his beloved
Judges 10:1, 2Samuel 23:9, 24, 1Chronicles 11:12, 26
King Saul accuses some of Israel's priests of helping David. Such aid, in his mind, is an act of treason. His anger propels him to make the rash decision to kill all eighty-five priests before him. When his Israelite servants refuse to carry out such a heinous act, he commands Doeg to murder them. Doeg, an Edomite, then willingly slaughters the priests.
Doeg, not content with the mass carnage he caused, then quickly travels to Nob where the priests lived. He then, in cold blood, decimates most of the city's innocent inhabitants, including women, babies and even animals (1Samuel 22)!
1Samuel 21:7, 22;9 - 22, Psalm 52:1
A knock, knocking
Dophkah was one of the places the children of Israel camped after leaving Egyptian bondage.
Numbers 33:12 - 13
The ruler of Dor, who governed a city located just south of Mount Carmel, was one of the thirty-one kings conquered by Joshua in the Promised Land.
Dor was originally given to the tribe of Asher as an inheritance in the Promised Land. The tribe of Manasseh, however, laid claim to the city and considered it part of their territory.
Joshua 11:2, 12:23, 17:11, Judges 1:27, 1Kings 4:11, 1Chronicles 7:29
Dorcas is also called Tabitha, a name that means "female gazelle" (Strong's #G5000).
When Dorcas died Christians in Joppa sent for the Apostle Peter. When he arrived at her home, he prayed for her and she was raised from the dead! Dorcas became the only person, recorded in the Bible, brought back to life by Peter.
Acts 9:36 - 42
Dothan was the place from where Joseph, one of the sons of Jacob, was sold by his brothers to traders traveling to Egypt.
Genesis 37:17, 2Kings 6:13
Watered by the dew
Drusilla was the great-granddaughter of Herod the Great and daughter of Herod Agrippa I. She heard Paul preach the gospel while he was in prison in Caesarea.
Dura is the place in Babylon where King Nebuchadnezzar set up a huge gold (gold plated) image (minimum 87 feet or 26.5 meters high and roughly 9 feet or 2.7 meters wide). After its creation, he required all those under his power to worship it or suffer the death penalty.
Daniel's three friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, refuse to commit idolatry and worship Nebuchadnezzar's statue. The king, in a fit of rage, has the three men thrown into a fiery furnace. After they miraculously survive his brutality, Nebuchadnezzar admits that the God of Israel is the only true Deity worthy of worship.