Joram to Juttah
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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

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

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

Strong's #H3106

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

Genesis 4:21

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Celebrated, praised
Strong's #H3063, #G2455

Judah was the name of Jacob's (Israel's) fourth son, his fourth child through Leah.

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 was one of Jesus' half-brothers (Mark 6:3).

The third, and most famous, Judas is Judas Iscariot. One of Jesus' original twelve disciples, he betrayed him to Jewish religious leaders who hated him. Remorseful after his betrayal, he rejected the thirty pieces of silver paid for his services and committed suicide. See our article dedicated to the life and death of Judas Iscariot for more details.

Incredibly, there are also two people named Judas connected with the Apostle Paul (Acts 9:11, 15:22, 27, 32)! Please see Judas' listing in our people connected to Paul series for more information.

It should be noted that the KJV 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

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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.

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 KJV 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, 8:1, 9:31, 10:37, 11:1, 29, 12:19, 15:1, 21:10, 26:20, 28:21, Romans 15:31, 2Corinthians 1:16, Galatians 1:22, 1Thessalonians 2:14

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

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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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