Isaiah to Ivah
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Isaiah
Jehovah has saved, Jehovah's help
Strong's #H3470, #G2268

The KJV New Testament spelling of Isaiah is Esaias (Matthew 3:3, 4:14, 8:17, 12:17, etc.). One of the Bible's major prophets, Isaiah served during the reigns Azariah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. He foretold the coming and suffering of Jesus (Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12).

Jesus began his earthly ministry by quoting Isaiah 61's words related to the Biblical year of Jubilee (Luke 4:16 - 21). Please see our article dedicated to the life and ministry of Isaiah for more information.

References
2Kings 19:2 - 20, 20:1 - 19, 2Chronicles 26:22, 32:20, 32, Isaiah 1:1, 2:1, 7:3, 13:1, etc.

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Iscariot
Inhabitants (men) of Kerioth
Strong's #G2469

Judas Iscariot was one of Jesus' original twelve disciples. His surname may be a reference to the city of Kerioth that existed within the territory of Judah (Joshua 15:25).

Judas betrayed Jesus to the Jewish authorities. The Lord's arrest by the Jews ultimately led to his torture, crucifixion and death. Please see our article dedicated to the life of Judas for more information.

References
Matthew 10:4, 26:14, Mark 3:19, 14:10, Luke 6:16, 22:3, John 6:71, 12:4, 13:2, 26, 14:22

Ishbosheth
Man of shame
Strong's #H378

Ishbosheth, also called Eshbaal (1Chronicles 8:33, 9:39), was one of King Saul's son. He was the only surviving heir to the throne after his father and three brothers were killed in battle on Mount Gilboa.

Abner, Saul's general, works to make Ishbosheth ruler of all of Israel's tribes (2Samuel 2:8 - 9) except Judah, possibly during a period of five to five and one half years. Ishbosheth ultimately reigns over Israel for two years (verse 10), his reign cut short when two of his captains murder him in bed (4:1 - 7). After his death David is made king over a united Israel.

References
2Samuel 2:8 - 15, 3:7 - 15, 4:5 - 12

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Ishmael
God will hear
Strong's #H3458

At least six people are named Ishmael in the Bible. The first, and most well known, was Abraham's eldest son by Hagar (Sarah's maidservant).

Abraham's son Ishmael grew up to be a "wild man" (Genesis 16:12). He was cast into the wilderness with his mother when he mocked Isaac. God made him into a great nation and gave him twelve sons who were princes of their tribes (Genesis 17:20).

References
Genesis 16:11 - 16, 17:18 - 26, 25:9 - 17, 28:9, 36:3, 2Kings 25:23, 25, 1Chronicles 1:28 - 31, 8:38, 9:44, 2Chronicles 19:11, 23:1, Ezra 10:22, Jeremiah 40:8 - 16, 41:1 - 18

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Israel
Read our dedicated article.

Issachar
He will bring a reward, there is recompense
Strong's #H3485

Issachar was Jacob's (Israel's) ninth son and his fifth through Leah.

References
Genesis 30:18, 35:23, 46:13, 49:14, Exodus 1:3, Numbers 1:8, 28 - 29, 2:5, 7:18, etc.

Italy
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Ithamar
Coast of palms
Strong's #H385

Ithamar was the fourth and youngest son of Aaron the High Priest.

References
Exodus 6:23, 28:1, 38;21, Leviticus 10:6, 12, 16, Numbers 3:2 - 4, 4:28, 33, 7:8, 26:60, 1Chronicles 6:3, 24:1 - 6, Ezra 8:2

Ithnan
Extensive, hire
Strong's #H3497

Ithnan was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:23

Ittahkazin
Time of the judge
Strong's #H6278

Ittahkazin was the name of one of Zebulun's border cities.

References
Joshua 19:13

Ituraea (Iturea)
Past the limits, he will arrange
Strong's #G2484

Ituraea is the KJV New Testament spelling of Iturea. It was one of the areas Herod Philip (Philip the Tetrarch) governed when John the Baptist began his public ministry.

References
Luke 3:1

Ivah
See our listing for Ava.

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