Jehovah to Jesse
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Jehovah
Self-existent, eternal, the existing One
Strong's #H3068

References
Exodus 6:3, Psalm 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, 26:4

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Jehovahjireh
Jehovah sees
Strong's #H3070

Jehovahjireh is the name Abraham gave Mount Moriah after God intervened to stop his sacrifice of Isaac.

References
Genesis 22:14

Jehovahnissi
Jehovah is my banner
Strong's #H3071

Jehovahnissi is the name Moses gave to an altar he built in the desert as the Israelites journeyed in the wilderness.

References
Exodus 17:15 - 16

Jehovahshalom
Jehovah is peace
Strong's #H3073

Jehovahshalom is the name given by Gideon to an altar he built in Ophrah.

References
Judges 6:24

Jehovahshammah
The Lord is there
Strong's #H3068, #H8033

The KJV phrase "The Lord is there," found in Ezekiel 48:35, is derived from Jehovahshammah. The prophet used this word to describe the city of Jerusalem he saw in a vision.

References
Ezekiel 48:35

Additional Study:

Jehovahtsidkenu
The Lord our righteousness
Strong's #H3068, #H6664

Jehovahtsidkenu is the Hebrew name translated as "The Lord our righteousness" in Jeremiah 23:6 and 33:16. The name is used to describe Jesus Christ when he returns to rule the earth and save his people.

References
Jeremiah 23:6, 33:16

Jehu
Jehovah is He
Strong's #H3058

Jehu was the eleventh ruler over the Kingdom of Israel. Ruling from 841 to 814 B.C., he is considered a mostly bad monarch.

Another Jehu, this one the son of Hanani (2Chronicles 20:34), has his writings referenced in the Bible but not included within its pages.

References
1Kings 16:1 - 12, 19:16 - 17, 2Kings 9:2 - 31, 10:1 - 36, 12:1, 13:1, 14:8, 15:12, 1Chronicles 2:38, 4:35, 12:3, 2Chronicles 19:2, 20:34, 22:7 - 9, 25:17, Hosea 1:4

Jehud
Beauty
Strong's #H3055

Jehud was one of the cities given to the tribe of Dan as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:45

Jemima
Day by day, affectionate
Strong's #H3224

Jemima is the name of one of Job's daughters he had after his severe trials had ended and God blessed him.

References
Job 42:14

Jeremiah
Jah will rise, whom Jehovah has appointed
Strong's #H3414

There are at least nine different men named Jeremiah in the Bible. The most commonly known of these was the major prophet who wrote from between 627 to 585 B.C. Jeremiah's ministry overlapped the last five kings of the Kingdom of Judah (Josiah, Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin and Zedekiah).

References
2Kings 23:31, 24:18, 1Chronicles 5:24, 12:4,10 - 13, 2Chronicles 35:25, 36:12 - 22, Ezra 1:1, Nehemiah 10:2, 12:1, 12, 34, Jeremiah 1:1, etc.

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Jericho
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Jerimoth
Elevations, He is Most High
Strong's #H3406

References
1Chronicles 7:7 - 8, 12:5, 24:30, 25:4, 27:19, 2Chronicles 11:18, 31:13

Jeroboam
People will contend
Strong's #H3379

Jeroboam was the first ruler of the Kingdom of Israel created after King Solomon's death in 930 B.C. He ruled twenty-one years and is generally considered a bad king.

References
1Kings 11:26 - 40, 12:2 - 32, 13:1 - 34, 14:1 - 30, 15:1 - 34, etc.

Jerubbaal
Let Baal contend
Strong's #H3378

Jerubbaal was another name given to Gideon after he destroyed an altar to the pagan god Baal.

References
Judges 6:32, 7:1, 8:29, 35, 9:1 - 57, 1Samuel 12:11

Jerusalem
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Jeshimon
Waste, wilderness, a desolation, solitary, desert
Strong's #H3452

Jeshimon was the name of wilderness site, likely between Hebron and the Dead Sea, where David hid from King Saul. It is also the name of a site, near the mountains of Pisgah and Peor, used as a location marker as Israel wandered the wilderness for forty years.

References
Numbers 21:20, 23:28, 1Samuel 23:19, 24, 26:1, 3

Jesse
Extant, I possess, wealthy
Strong's #H3448, #G2421

References
Ruth 4:17, 22, 1Samuel 16:1 - 22, 17:12 - 58, 20:27 - 31, 22:7 - 13, 25:10, 2Samuel 20:1, 23:1, 1Kings 12:16, 1Chronicles 2:12 - 13, 10:14, 12:18, etc.

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