Jesus to Juttah
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Jehovah is salvation
Strong's #H2424

Matthew 1:1 - 25, 2:1, 3:13 - 16, 4:1 - 23, 7:28, 8:3 - 34, 9:2 - 35, 10:5, 11:1 - 25, etc.

Strong's #H3500

The name of five or six men in the Old Testament. One of these individuals was the oldest son of Gideon who was too young to execute the two Midianite kings captured by his father.

Judges 8:20, 1Kings 2:5, 32, 1Chronicles 2:17, 32, 4:17, 7:38

A nail
Strong's #H3509

Jetheth was one of Esau's eleven sons, all of which were called chieftans ("dukes" in the King James).

Genesis 36:40, 1Chronicles 1:51

It will hang high, he hangs
Strong's #H3494

Jethlah was a city given to the tribe of Dan as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 19:42

His abundance, his excellence
Strong's #H3503

Jethro was the name of Moses' father-in-law.

Exodus 3:1, 4:18, 18:1 - 12

Encircled, enclosed
Strong's #H3195

Ishmael, Abraham's son through Hagar, had twelve sons. One of these sons was named Jetur. His descendants, after Israel settled the area east of the Jordan River, warred against God's people. Also called the Itureans, they survived into New Testament times, lending their name to an area northeast of Galilee called Iturea (Luke 3:1).

Genesis 25:15, 1Chronicles 1:31, 5:19

Chaste, Baal exalts
Strong's #H348, #G2403

Jezebel was the wife of evil King Ahab. She is considered one of most evil females found in the Old Testament. She encouraged her husband, King Ahab, to pursue idolatry and to lead Israel to do the same. Her bad behavior was so renowned that her name was used in the New Testament as a symbol of someone who leads others into sin (Revelation 2:20).

1Kings 16:31, 18:4 - 19, 19:1 - 2, 21:5 - 25, 2Kings 9:7 - 37, Revelation 2:20

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He opens, he will open
Strong's #H3316

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

Joshua 15:43

God opens, God will open
Strong's #H3317

Jiphthahel was the name of a valley that separated the tribal territories of Asher and Zebulun.

Joshua 19:14, 27

Jehovah is father
Strong's #H3097

Joab is the name of three Israelites, one of which was a general in King David's army.

1Samuel 26:6, 2Samuel 2:13 - 22, 3:23 - 31, 8:16, 10:7 - 14, 11:1 - 25, 12:26 - 27, 14:1 - 33, 17:25, 18:2 - 29, etc.

Grace (gift) of God
Strong's #G2490

Mentioned only in the book of Luke, Joanna was one of Jesus' ancestors. A woman named Joanna financially supported Christ's work and travelled with him during his ministry.

Luke 3:27, 8:3, 24:10

Given by the Lord
Strong's #H3101

At least six Old Testament individuals are named Joash. The most important of these was Joash who was the eighth ruler over the Kingdom of Judah. His reign started at the tender age of seven, the youngest known monarch to take the throne of either Israel or Judah. His rule ran from 835 to 796 B.C.

The Joash found in 1Chronicles 7:8 and 27:28 comes from the Hebrew word which means "Jehovah hastens" (Strong's #3135). The King James Old Testament erroneous has the name Jehoash in 2Kings 11:21 and 12:1 - 18. The correct name in these places should be Joash.

Judges 6:11 - 31, 7:14, 8:13 - 32, 2Kings 11:2 - 21, 12:1 - 18, 13:1 - 25, 14:1 - 27, etc.

Persecuted, hated, the cry of woe
Strong's #H3102, #H347, #G2492

Two Hebrew words are translated as Job. The first, used only in Genesis 46:13 (Strong's #3102), means "persecuted." The second, and most frequent word translated as Job (Strong's #H347), means "hated."

Job, in the 1660's B.C., wrote the earliest book found in the Bible.

Genesis 46:13, Job 1:1 - 42:17, Ezekiel 14:14, 20, James 5:11

Jehovah is God, to whom Jehovah is God
Strong's #H3100, #G2493

At least fourteen Old Testament individuals are named Joel. The most well known Joel is considered one of the twelve Old Testament Minor Prophets.

1Samuel 8:2, 1Chronicles 4:35, 5:4 - 12, 6:33 - 36, 7:3, 11:38, 15:7 - 17, 23:8, 26:22, 27:20, 2Chronicles 29:12, Ezra 10:43, Nehemiah 11:9, Joel 1:1, Acts 2:16

Jehovah is a gracious giver
Strong's #G2491

Four men are named John in the New Testament.

John the Baptist was the prophecied "voice in the wilderness" who prepared the people for Jesus' ministry. John the apostle was one of the first two disciples called by Jesus. He wrote five New Testament books during his ministry and was the driving force in canonizing the New Testament.

Mark, who was also known as John Mark (Acts 12:12, 25, 15:37), wrote one of the four gospels. He aided the Apostles Paul and Peter in their ministries.

John, the son of Ananus (Annas) the High Priest, himself served as High Priest from 36 to 37 A.D. (Acts 4:6).

Matthew 3:1 - 14, 4:12, 21, 9:14, 10:2, 11:2 - 18, 14:3 - 10, 17:1 - 13, etc.

Jehovah contends
Strong's #H3114

Four Old Testament men are named Joiarib. One of these was the father of Jedaiah who served as a priest in the days of Nehemiah.

Ezra 8:16, Nehemiah 11:5, 10, 12:6, 19

Burning of the people
Strong's #H3347

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

Joshua 15:56

Jokneam (Jokmeam)
The people lament, people will be lamented
Strong's #H3362

Jokneam, also spelled Jokmeam, is a city within the tribe of Zebulun's territory that was ultimately given to the Levites. The king of Jokneam was one of thirty-one rulers defeated by the Israelites under the leadership of Joshua.

Joshua 12:22, 19:11, 21:34, 1Kings 4:12

Snarer, insidious
Strong's #H3370

Jokshan was one of Abraham's sons through Keturah whom he married after Sarah died.

Genesis 25:2 - 3, 1Chronicles 1:32

Smallness, he will be made little
Strong's #H3355

Joktan was Eber's son. Eber represented the fourteenth generation of mankind on the earth. The Bible states that in the days of Peleg, Joktan's brother, the earth was divided. This is possibly a reference to the land bridges between continents becoming submerged which would prohibit their easy access.

Genesis 10:25 - 29, 1Chronicles 1:19 - 23

The blessedness of God, veneration of God
Strong's #H3371

Joktheel was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. It is also the name given to the city of Selah in Edom when it was captured by Israel's King Amaziah.

Joshua 15:38, 2Kings 14:7

Strong's #H3124

Jonah was a prophet sent to warn Nineveh of their impending judgment for their sins. He is considered one of the twelve Old Testament Minor Prophets.

2Kings 14:25, Jonah 1:1 - 17, 2:1, 10, 3:1 - 4, 4:1 - 9

Jehovah has given
Strong's #H3083

At least four Old Testament individuals are named Jonathan. The most well known of these was King Saul's son who was a very close friend of King David.

Judges 18:30, 1Samuel 13:2 - 22, 14:1 - 49, 18:1 - 4, 19:1 - 7, 20:1 - 42, 23:16 - 18, 31:2, 2Samuel 1:4 - 26, 4:4, 9:1 - 7, 15:36, etc.

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(Whom) Jehovah is (has) exalted
Strong's #H3141, #G2496

At least three Old Testament people are named Joram. The most famous of these was the tenth ruler of the Kingdom of Israel. His reign, which ran from 852 to 841 B.C., was considered mostly bad.

2Samuel 8:10 - 29, 9:14 - 29, 11:2, 1Chronicles 3:11, 26:25, 2Chronicles 22:5, 7, Matthew 1:8

Jordan River
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Let him add, Jehovah has added
Strong's #H3130, #G2501

There are five people recorded in the Old Testament, and six individuals in the New Testament, with the name of Joseph.

In the Old Testament, there was Joseph the eleventh son of Jacob (Genesis 30:24). Another Joseph was the father of Igal who spied out the Promised Land for Moses (Numbers 13:7). Joseph was the name of Asaph's son (1Chronicles 25:2), a man who married a foreign wife (Ezra 10:42) and a priest of the family of Shebaniah (Nehemiah 12:14).

In the New Testament, Luke lists three of Jesus' ancestors with the name of Joseph (Luke 3:24, 26, 30). There was also Jesus' stepfather named Joseph (Matthew 1:18). A Sanhedrin member from Arimathea (Matthew 27:57) and one of the two people who could have replaced Judas Iscariot as an apostle (Acts 1:23) were also named Joseph.

Genesis 30:24 - 25, 33:2 - 7, 35:24, 37:2 - 33, 39:1 - 22, 40:3 - 23, 41:14 - 57, 42:3 - 36, etc.

Joses (Jose)
Exalted, he will be sustained of Jehovah
Strong's #G2499, #G2500

Four men listed in the New Testament are named Jose or Joses. One of Jesus' ancestors was named Jose (Luke 3:29) and one of his half-brothers was called Joses (Mark 6:3). One of the sisters of Jesus' mother had a son named Joses as well (Matthew 27:56). Lastly Barnabas, who worked with the Apostle Paul, was surnamed Joses (Acts 4:36).

Matthew 13:55, 27:56, Mark 6:3, 15:40, 47, Luke 3:29, Acts 4:36

Joshua (Jehoshua, Oshea)
Jehovah is salvation, Jehovah saved
Strong's #H3091

Joshua is called Jehoshua in the King James translation of Numbers 13:16 and 1Chronicles 7:27. He is also called Oshea, meaning "deliverer" or "salvation" (Strong's #H1954), in the King James version of Numbers 13:8 and 16.

Joshua led the children of Israel into the Promised Land after the death of Moses.

Exodus 17:9 - 14, 24:13, 32:17, 33:11, Numbers 11:28, 14:6 - 38, 26:65, 27:18, 22, 32:12, 34:17, Deuteronomy 1:38, 3:21, 28, etc.

Whom Jehovah heals, founded of Jah
Strong's #H2977

Josiah, at the young age of eight, became king of the Kingdom of Judah. His thirty-one years of rule, from 640 to 609 B.C., is considered one of the most righteous reigns of any king of Judah.

1Kings 13:2, 2Kings 21:24 - 26, 22:1- 3, 23:16 - 34, 1Chronicles 3:14 - 15, 2Chronicles 33:25, 34:1 - 33, etc.

Strong's #H3193

Jotbathah was one of the many places the Israelites camped in after leaving Egypt.

Numbers 33:33 - 34

Jehovah is perfect
Strong's #H3147

Three people are named Jotham in the Old Testament. The most important of these was the eleventh ruler over the Kingdom of Judah. Jotham reigned from 750 to 735 B.C. and is considered one of Judah's better rulers.

Judges 9:5 - 57, 2Kings 15:5 - 38, 16:1, 1Chronicles 2:47, 3:12, 5:17, etc.

Jehovah has endowed
Strong's #H3107

Ten people are named Jozabad in the Old Testament. Two of them were among King David's mighty warriors and four others were Levitical priests.

1Chronicles 12:20, 2Chronicles 31:13, 35:9, Ezra 8:33, 10:22 - 23, Nehemiah 8:7, 11:16

Strong's #H3106

Jubal was considered "the father of all such as handle the harp and organ" (Genesis 4:21).

Genesis 4:21

Celebrated, praised
Strong's #H3063, #G2455

Judah was the name of Jacob's (Israel's) fourth son, his fourth child through Leah. Those from this tribe, over time, were eventually referred to as Jews.

It should be noted that the King James Bible inaccurately translates Strong's #G2455 as "Judas" in Matthew 1:1 - 3 and "Juda" in Luke 3:26, 30, 33, Hebrews 7:14, 8:8, Revelation 5:5 and 7:5. The accurate translation of this word, in these verses, is "Judah" as they refer to one of Israel's many tribes.

Genesis 29:35, 35:23, 37:26, 38:1 - 26, 43:3 - 44, 44:14 - 18, 46:12 - 28, 49:8 - 10, Exodus 1:2, 31:2, 35:30, 38:22, Numbers 1:7, etc.

He shall be praised
Strong's #G2455

There are three Judas' linked to the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The first Judas, one of his twelve apostles, is also named Lebbeus (Matthew 10:3) or Thaddeus (Mark 3:18, Matthew 10:3). He was the brother of both James (the Less) and Simon the Canaanite (Simon the Zealot).

The second Judas in the New Testament was one of Jesus' half-brothers (Mark 6:3). The third, and by far most famous, Judas is Judas Iscariot. Please see our article on the life of Judas.

Incredibly, there are also two people named Judas connected with the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:11, 15:22, 27, 32)! It should also be noted that the King James inaccurately translates Strong's #G2455 as "Judas" in Matthew 1:1 - 3 and "Juda" in Luke 3:26, 30, 33, Hebrews 7:14, 8:8, Revelation 5:5 and 7:5. The accurate translation of this word, in these verses, is "Judah" as it references one of the tribes of Israel.

Matthew 10:4, 26:14 - 16, 47 - 50, 27:3 - 10, Mark 3:19, 14:10 - 11, 43 - 45, Luke 6:16, 22:3 - 6, 47 - 49, John 12:4 - 6, 13:2, 29, 17:12, 18:2 - 5, Acts 1:16 - 25

He shall be praised
Strong's #G2455

Jude was one of the half-brothers of Jesus and the author of the book named after him. The Greek word from which we get Judah and Judas is correctly translated as Jude in the first verse of his book. Jude is called Judas in Matthew 13:55. Additionally, Jude's name is translated as Juda in Mark 6:3 (KJV) but as Judas in most other Bibles.

Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3, Jude 1:1

He shall be praised
Strong's #H3061, #G2449

Judea used in Ezra 5:8 refers to the territory occupied by the tribe of Judah. Judea (Judaea in the King James New Testament) in the New Testament, however, is the name of the Roman Province that encompassed most of the land occupied by ancient Israel.

Ezra 5:8, Matthew 2:1, 5, 22, 3:1, 4, 4:25, 19:1, 24:16, Mark 1:5, 3:7, 10:1, 13:14, Luke 1:5, 65, 2:4, 3:1, 5:17, 6:17, 7:17, 21:21, John 3:22, 4:3, 47, 54, 7:3, 11:7, Acts 1:8, 2:9, etc.

Jewess, praised
Strong's #H3067

Esau, at the age of forty, married a woman named Judith and another one named Bashemath.

Genesis 26:34

Soft haired
Strong's #G2456

Julia was one of many Christians in Rome greeted in Romans by the Apostle Paul.

Romans 16:15

Soft haired
Strong's #G2457

Julius was a Roman Centurion in a band named after Rome's first emperor Augustus. He was selected to accompany the Apostle Paul, as well as several other prisoners, from Caesarea to Rome.

Acts 27:1, 3

Strong's #G2458

Junia is a woman greeted in the last chapter of Romans. According to the Apostle Paul, she had been a Christian longer than he had. He also mentions that she, at one time, was put in prison for the gospel just like him.

Romans 16:7

A father of helps
Strong's #G2203

Barnabas was called Jupiter when the people of Lystra witnessed the Apostle Paul healing a cripple man. The image of the Goddess Diana, whose worship was centered in Ephesus, was believed by the pagans to have fallen to earth from the planet Jupiter.

Acts 14:12 - 13, 19:35

Strong's #G2459

There are three men called Justus in the New Testament. One of them, who was also called Joseph and Barsabas, could have replaced Judas Iscariot as an apostle.

The Justus of Acts 18 was a proselyte living in Corinth. His home, which was next to the local synagogue, was available to the Apostle Paul as a place to hold Sabbath services. The Justus of Colossians 4, who is also named Jesus, was a Jewish convert to Christianity.

Acts 1:23, 18:7, Colossians 4:11

Stretched out, extended
Strong's #H3194

Juttah was a Levitical city within the tribe of Judah's inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 15:55, 21:16

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