Enoch to Eshtemoa
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Strong's #H2585, #G1802

There are at least two "Enochs" in Scripture. The first is the eldest son of Cain. The second is the father of Methuselah, the oldest person who ever lived at 969 years. This Enoch was 365 years old when God "translated" him, meaning He moved him miraculously to another place on earth to (likely) avoid being killed.

Genesis 4:17 - 18, 5:18 - 24, Luke 3:37, Hebrews 11:5, Jude 1:14

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Man, mortal man
Strong's #H583, #G1800

Enos is a King James Bible variant spelling of Enosh. He was the son of Seth and grandson of Adam. At a lifespan of 905 years, Enosh is one of only six Biblical people known to have lived more than 900 years.

Genesis 4:26, 5:6 - 11, Luke 3:38

Fountain of a traveller, fount of the fuller
Strong's #H5883

Joshua 15:7, 18:16, 2Samuel 17:17, 1Kings 1:9

Strong's #G1889

For more information on Epaphras, please see his listing in our people connected to the Apostle Paul series.

Colossians 1:7, 4:12, Philemon 1:23

Strong's #G1891

For more information on Epaphroditus, please see his listing in our people connected to the Apostle Paul series.

Philippians 2:25 - 30, 4:18, 23

Praised, praiseworthy
Strong's #G1866

Epenetus is spelled Epaenetus in the King James New Testament. For more information on Epenetus, please see his listing in our people connected to the Apostle Paul series.

Romans 16:5

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Ash heap, place of fruitfulness
Strong's #H672

The Bible lists both a man and a woman named Ephratah. It is also an early name for the city of Bethlehem.

Ruth 4:11, 1Chronicles 2:50, 4:4, Psalm 132:6, Micah 5:2

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Strong's #G2037

For more information on Erastus, please see his listing in our people connected to the Apostle Paul series.

Acts 19:22, Romans 16:23, 2Timothy 4:20

Length, long
Strong's #H751

Erech is also known by the name Uruk. It was one of the first cities built by Nimrod after the great flood. In the New King James translation of Ezra 4 verses 6 to 10, the people of Erech are mentioned as some of those whom the Assyrians forced to repopulate Samaria after they had conquered it.

Genesis 10:10

Jehovah's help
Strong's #G2268

Esaias is the King James New Testament spelling of Isaiah.

Matthew 3:3, 4:14, 8:17, 12:17, 13:14, 15:7, etc.

Ashur has given a brother
Strong's #H634

Esarhaddon was one of the sons of King Sennacherib of Assyria. He succeeded to the throne of Assyria after two of his brothers killed Sennacherib and fled to Ararat.

2Kings 19:37, Ezra 4:2, Isaiah 37:38

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Strong's #H812

Eshcol is the name of both a brook and valley located near Hebron. It is from this location that some of the spies sent by Moses cut down a branch with a huge cluster of grapes as proof of the Promised Land's fertility.

Eshcol was also an Amorite man who, with his brothers Aner and Mamre, aided Abram (Abraham) in defeating a mighty army led by Chedorlaomer. The defeat allowed Abraham to save Lot and his family.

Numbers 13:23 - 24, Numbers 32:9, Deuteronomy 1:24

Strong's #H847

Eshtaol was a city originally given to Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land but then later given to the tribe of Dan. It is at Eshtaol that God's spirit began to move Samson to fulfill his will. After Samson's death he was buried near the city.

Joshua 15:33, 19:41, Judges 13:25, 16:31, 18:2, 8, 1

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Obedience, I shall cause my own ruin, fire of astonishment, I shall soar aloft
Strong's #H851

Eshtemoa was a Levitical city within the tribe of Judah's inheritance in the Promised Land. After one of King David's military victories he sent some of the spoils to Eshtemoa.

Eshtemoa is also the name of one of Caleb's descendants. Only Caleb and Joshua, of all those who left Egyptian slavery under Moses, were allowed by God to enter the Promised Land.

Joshua 21:14, 1Samuel 30:28, 1Chronicles 4:17, 19, 6:57

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