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Strong's #G3127

A man named Manaen was one of the early teachers and prophets in the Syrian Antioch church. He was an early Christian leader along with Barnabas, Lucius, Niger and Saul (Paul).

Acts 13:1

Causing to forget
Strong's #H4519

Manasseh was the name of one of Joseph's son born in Egypt.

Another Manasseh, a king of Judah, was the longest reigning monarch of either the Kingdom of Judah or Israel at 55 years. He is consider one of Israel's worst kings as he encouraged the worship of many false deities. He also indulged in witchcraft, worked with evil spirits, and even sacrificed his own son by fire to the pagan God Molech (2Kings 21).

Manasseh was so bloody that the Bible states, "(he) shed very much innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another" (2Kings 21:16, HBFV).

Genesis 41:51, 46:20, 48:1 - 20, 50:23, Numbers 1:10, 34 - 35, 2:20, 7:54, 10:23, 13:11, 26:28 - 34, 27:1, 32:33, etc.

Strong's #H4495

Manoah was the father of Samson.

Judges 13:2 - 22, 16:31

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Habitation, residence
Strong's #H4584

Maon was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. Maon is also the name of a person in the Old Testament.

Joshua 15:55, 1Samuel 23:24 - 25, 25:2, 1Chronicles 2:45

Please see our listing for Naomi.

Strong's #H4785

Marah, in the wilderness of Shur, was where the Israelites found some water but it was too bitter to drink. It took a miracle from God to make the water drinkable.

Exodus 15:23, Numbers 33:8 - 9

Crest of the hill, summit
Strong's #H4762

Mareshah is the name of one of Caleb's sons. Another man named Mareshah is the great-grandson of Judah, the founder of one of Israel's tribes.

Mareshah is also the name of a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

Joshua 15:44, 1Chronicles 2:42, 4:21, 2Chronicles 11:8, 14:9 - 10, 20:37, Micah 1:15

Mark (John Mark, Marcus)
A defense
Strong's #G3138

Mark is called Marcus in the King James version of Colossians 4:10, Philemon 1:24 and 1Peter 5:13. He is called John, whose surname was Mark, in Acts 12:12, 25 and 15:37.

John Mark, a Jewish convert to Christianity, was the cousin of Barnabas and writer of the Gospel named after him. His mother is recorded as maintaining a house church in Jerusalem.

Please see listing under people connected to Apostle Paul.

Acts 12:12, 25, 15:37 - 39, Colossians 4:10, Philemon 1:24, 1Peter 5:13, 2Timothy 4:11

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Mars Hill
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She was rebellious, mistress
Strong's #G3136

Martha, the sister of Lazarus and Mary, lived in the small village of Bethany. She was involved in asking Jesus to visit Lazarus when he was deathly ill.

John 11:1 - 5, 12:2, Luke 10:38 - 42

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