Esther to Ezra
Meaning of Bible Names

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Strong's #H635

Queen Esther was the Jewish wife of Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes). Esther, with the help of Mordecai, foils a plot by Haman to kill all the Jews in the kingdom. See our Bible study on the book of Esther for more information!

Book of Esther

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Lair of wild beasts, hawk ground
Strong's #H5862

Judges 15:8, 11, 1Chronicles 4:3, 32, 2Chronicles 11:6

With them: their plowshare
Strong's #H864

The wilderness of Etham was one of the earliest stops of the Israelites after they left Egyptian bondage.

Exodus 13:20, Numbers 33:6 - 8

Permanent, enduring
Strong's #H387

1Kings 4:31, 1Chronicles 2;6, 8, 6:42, 44, 15:17, 19, Psalm 89:1

With Baal
Strong's #H856

Ethbaal was the king of the Zidonians and the father of Jezebel who married King Ahab.

1Kings 16:31

Abundant, abundance
Strong's #H6281

Ether was a city given to the tribe of Simeon as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 15:42, 19:7

Strong's #H3568, #G128

In the King James, the same Hebrew word translated "Ethiopia" in many verses is also translated as "Cush" in several others (Genesis 10:6 - 8, 1Chronicles 1:8 - 10, Psalm 7:1, Isaiah 11:11).

Genesis 2:13, 2Kings 19:9, Esther 1:1, 8:9, Job 28:19, Psalm 68:31, 87:4, Isaiah 18:1, 20:3 - 5, 37:9, 43:3, 45:14, Ezekiel 29:10, 30:4 - 5, 38:5, Nahum 3:9, Zephaniah 3:10, Acts 8:27

Good willer, prudent
Strong's #G2103

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

2Timothy 4:21

Good victory, victorious
Strong's #G2131

Eunice was the mother of Timothy, the Apostle Paul's most trusted friend and fellow evangelist. For more information on Eunice, please see her listing in our people connected to the Apostle Paul series.

2Timothy 1:5

Fine travelling, fragrant
Strong's #G2136

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

Philippians 4:2 - 3

Euphrates (River)
Read our dedicated article.

Forunate, well fated
Strong's #G2161

Eutychus was a young man whom the Apostle Paul brought back from the dead. For more information on Eutychus, please see his listing in our people connected to the Apostle Paul series.

Acts 20:9 - 10

Life, living, lifegiver
Strong's #H2332, #G2096

Eve, the first woman, was created from one of Adam's ribs. She gave birth to Cain, the world's first murderer, as well as Abel, Seth and many other children.

Genesis 3:20, 4:1, 2Corinthians 11:3, 1Timothy 2:13

Man of Merodach, soldier of Merodak
Strong's #H192

Evil-merodach was the son of Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar. He succeeded his father on the throne but ruled for roughly one year (561 to 560 B.C.).

2Kings 25:27, Jeremiah 52:31

God will strengthen
Strong's #H3168

Ezekiel is considered one of the Bible's major prophets. He is known for having visions of God's throne ("wheel in the middle of a wheel" vision) and of a valley of dry bones. For more information, see our article dedicated to Ezekiel's life and ministry.

Ezekiel 1:3, 24:24

Backbone of (like) a man
Strong's #H6100

Eziongeber was the last stop on the major north-south route, east of the Jordan River, called the King's Highway. It was also one of the stops along the route the children of Israel took to the Promised Land.

Eziongeber, located at the Gulf of Aqaba, was one of the few ports known to have been used by ancient Israel. During the time of King Solomon it was utilized for ship building and for excursions to Ophir to gather gold and other riches.

1Kings 9:26, 22:48, 2Chronicles 8:17, 20:36

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Strong's #H5830, #H5834

There are two Ezras mentioned in Scripture. The first, mentioned only in 1Chronicles 4:17, has his name derived from a different Hebrew word (#H5830) than the more well known Ezra of the Bible.

The other Ezra, who authored the Biblical book of the same name, was a priest who led the effort to collect and canonize the writings that would become the Old Testament.

1Chronicles 4:17, Ezra 7, 10, Nehemiah 8, 12

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