Miriam to Mysia
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Miriam
Rebelliously, rebellion
Strong's #H4813

Two women are named Miriam in Scripture, one of which was Moses' older sister.

References
Exodus 15:20 - 21, Numbers 12:1 - 15, 26:59, Deuteronomy 24:9, 1Chronicles 4:17, 6:3, Micah 6:4

Misrephothmaim
Burnings of water
Strong's #H4956

Hazor's King Jabin, in a last ditch effort to stop Israel's progress in conquering the Promised Land, cobbles together a massive military force to fight God's people. Before they can strike, however, Joshua and the Israelites launch a surprise attack. They conquer the massive army and chase the enemy as far as Misrephothmaim.

References
Joshua 11:8, 13:6

Mitylene
Abounding in shell fish, mutilated
Strong's #G3412

Mitylene was the chief city of the island of Lesbos in the Aegean Sea. The Apostle Paul docked only briefly at this port during his third missionary journey.

References
Acts 20:14

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Mizpah (Mizpeh)
Watchtower
Strong's #H4708, #H4709

Mizpah (also spelled Mizpeh) is the name of at least four different Biblical cities.

A Mizpeh (Mizpah) located in the southern part of the Promised Land was given to the tribe of Judah. Another Mizpeh, located north of Judah's territory, was given to the Benjamites.

Two other cities named Mizpah were located east of the Jordan River. One of these was located in the land of Gilead and the other existed in Moabite territory. The "land of Mizpeh" refers to a location near Mount Hermon.

References
Genesis 31:49, Joshua 11:8, Judges 11:11, 20:1, 3, 21:1, 1Samuel 7:5, 7, 11, 16, 22:3, 2Kings 25:25, Jeremiah 40:12, 41:3, Hosea 5:1

Mizraim
Double straits
Strong's #H4714

Ham was one of Noah's sons who survived the flood. Ham's four sons were Mizraim, Cush, Phut and Canaan.

References
Genesis 10:6, 13, 1Chronicles 1:8, 11

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Mnason
Remembering
Strong's #G3416

Mnason was a native of Cyprus. When the Apostle Paul came to Caesarea, during the end of his third missionary journey, he agreed to travel with him to Jerusalem. When Paul and company finally arrived in Jerusalem they stayed at Mnason's house.

References
Acts 21:16

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Moab (Moabites)
Read our dedicated article.

Molech (Milcom, Moloch)
King
Strong's #H4432

Molech is also called Milcom, meaning "great king" (Strong's #G4445) and Moloch, which means "king" (Strong's #H4432, #G3434). He was the evil pagan deity of the Ammonites and the Phoenicians.

King Solomon's willingness to allow his wives to worship Molech (and other pagan gods), as well as possibly indulging himself in supporting such idolatry, led to Israel splitting in two after his death. See our article on Mount Corruption for more information.

References
Leviticus 18:21, 20:2 - 5, 1Kings 11:5, 7, 33, 2Kings 23:10, 13, Jeremiah 32:35, Amos 5:26, Acts 7:43

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Mordecai
Little man, worshipper of Mars
Strong's #H4782

Two people named Mordecai are found in the Bible. The first was a Jew who had returned from Babylonian exile and the second was one of the central figures in the book of Esther.

Mordecai was the uncle of Queen Esther. Both him and Esther helped save the Jewish people from total destruction at the hands of the hated Haman. See our article dedicated to the life of Queen Esther for more information!

References
Ezra 2:2, Nehemiah 7:7, Esther 2:5 - 22, 3:2 - 6, 4:1 - 17, 5:9 - 14, 6:2 - 13, 7:9 - 10, 8:1 - 15, 9:3 - 31, 10:2 - 3

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Moreh
Teacher
Strong's #H4176

Moreh was one of the places Abraham and his family passed through during their initial entry in the land of Canaan. Many years later, Gideon and his army of 300 men successfully attack a large Midianite-led army that is camped near the hill of Moreh.

References
Genesis 12:6, Deuteronomy 11:30, Judges 7:1

Moriah
Chosen by Jehovah, seen of Jah
Strong's #H4179

The land of Moriah was the place where God told Abraham to take his only son Isaac and offer him as a burnt sacrifice. Mount Moriah was where King David sacrificed to God to stop the death angel from attacking Jerusalem and where King Solomon built Jerusalem's temple. See our article on Zion for more information about this general location.

References
Genesis 22:2, 2Chronicles 3:1

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Moses
Drawn, rescued, drawing out
Strong's #H4872, #G3475

Moses is one of the central figures in the Old Testament. He was a Levite who was called by God to lead the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. Please see our article on Moses' life for more information.

References
Exodus 2:10 - 21, 3:1 - 15, 4:1 - 30, 5:1 - 22, 6:1 - 30, 7:1 - 20, etc.

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Myra
Myrrh, myrrh juice
Strong's #G3460

Myra is a Mediterranean seaport town located in the southwestern part of Asia Minor. The Apostle Paul, during his fourth missionary journey, boarded a ship in Myra's port bound for Italy.

References
Acts 27:5

Mysia
Land of beach trees
Strong's #G3465

Mysia is a Roman-controlled region located in the northwestern corner of Asia Minor. The Apostle Paul traveled through this region during his second and third missionary journeys.

References
Acts 16:7 - 8

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