Servant of Jehovah, serving Jah
Obadiah is the name of one of the Minor Prophets. He wrote the Bible book, named after him, in 590 B.C.
1Kings 18, 1Chronicles 7:3, 8:38, 9:16, 44, 12:9, 27:19, 2Chronicles 17:7, 34:12, Ezra 8:9, Nehemiah 10:5, 12:25, Obadiah 1:1
Ruth 4, 1Chronicles 2, 11:47, 26:7, 2Chronicles 23:1, Matthew 1:5, Luke 3:32
Obed is the name of several Old Testament people. Ruth, the writer of the Biblical book of the same name, married Boaz and produced a child named Obed. The child would ultimately become the grandfather of King David.
Worker (servant) of Edom
2Samuel 6, 1Chronicles 13, 15 - 16, 26, 2Chronicles 25:24
Camel driver, mournful
Oboth was one of the many places the Israelites camped during their forty years of wilderness wanderings.
Numbers 21:10 - 11, 33:43 - 44
Numbers 1:13, 2:27, 7:72, 77, 10:26
2Chronicles 15:1, 8, 28:9
Og, king of Bashan, was a Biblical giant. He was known to have slept in a bed that was 9 cubits long (roughly 13 1/2 feet or 4.1 meters)!
In one of Moses' last battles before he dies, he leads the Israelites to victory over Og and his kingdom. The land that was conquered, located east of the Jordan River, becomes part of Manasseh's inheritance in the Promised Land.
Og, at just two letters, is one of the shortest personal names in the entire Bible. Others include Er (Genesis 38:3) and Ir (1Chronicles 7:12).
Numbers 21:33, 32:33, Deuteronomy 1:4, 3:1 - 13, 4:47, 29:7, 31:4, Joshua 2:10, 9:10, 12:4, 13:12 - 31, 1Kings 4:19, Nehemiah 9:22, Psalm 135:11, 136:20
Genesis 46:10, Exodus 6:15
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Heaven descended, heavenly
Talkative, speaker, eloquent
Genesis 36:11, 15, 1Chronicles 1:36
Pupil of Jehovah, heaping
Omri was the seventh ruler over the Kingdom of Israel. King from 885 to 874 B.C., He is considered one of Israel's most unrighteous monarchs.
1Kings 16, 2Kings 8, 1Chronicles 7:8, 9:4, 27:18, 2Chronicles 22:2, Micah 6:16
Genesis 36:23, 1Chronicles 1:40, 2:26, 28
Genesis 38:4, 8 - 9, 46:12, Numbers 26:19, 1Chronicles 2:3
Onesimus was an educated slave of Philemon. After stealing from his master, he flees to Rome and finds the Apostle Paul. After hearing the gospel, Onesimus repents and becomes a Christian.
Paul, believing the best thing Onesimus could do was return to his master, writes the book of Philemon. This short letter asks his dear friend to forgive his slave and treat him with the same respect as a fellow Christian.
Colossians 4:9, 18, Philemon 1:10, 25
Profit bearer, bringing profit
Onesiphorus was a Christian who lived in Ephesus. He greatly aided Paul during the apostle's initial evangelism of the city.
2Timothy 1:16, 4:19
1Chronicles 8:12, Ezra 2:33, Nehemiah 6:2, 11:35
Reducing to ashes
Ophir, through his father Joktan, was one of the descendants of Shem who survived the flood.
Ophir is also the ancient Biblical location where deposits of high quality gold were known to exist. Tyre's King Hiram, as well as Israelite Kings David, Solomon and Jehoshaphat, sent men to retrieve this precious metal from the area. Although Scripture does not specify exactly where such gold was mined, the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia states the most probable location was the western coast of Arabia.
The Jerusalem Talmud states that there were seven kinds of gold. These were good gold, pure gold (like that from Ophir), precious, gold from Uphaz, purified, refined, and Parvaim's red gold.
Genesis 10:29, 1Kings 9:28, 10:11, 22:48, 1Chronicles 1:23, 29:4, 2Chronicles 8:18, 9:10, Job 22:24, 28:16, Psalm 45:9, Isaiah 13:12
Fawn, female fawn
Joshua 18:23, Judges 6:11, 24, 8:27, 32, 9:5, 1Samuel 13:17, 1Chronicles 4:14
Judges 7:25, 8:3, Psalm 83:11, Isaiah 10:26
Light was perpetuated, strong
The alternate name for Ornan is Araunah (Strong's #H728 which means, "joyful shouting to Jah," 2Samuel 24).
Ornan the Jebusite, upon the request of David, sold him his threshing floor so that the king could set up an altar to God. The land, bought with six hundred shekels of gold, would later be the place where King Solomon would build Jerusalem's magnificant temple.
1Chronicles 21, 2Chronicles 3:1
Ruth 1:4, 14
Joshua is referred to as Oshea in Numbers 13:8, 16.
Numbers 13:8, 16
Osse, in the King James New Testament, is an alternate spelling of the minor prophet's name Hosea.
Lion of Jehovah, force, forcible
Force of God, lion of God
Othniel was the son of Kenaz who was the younger brother of Caleb (Judges 3:9). Othniel is given Achsah, Caleb's daughter (and his first cousin) to marry after he conquers the city of Kirjathsepher (Debir, Joshua 15:15 - 17).
Israel, roughly thirty years after the death of Joshua, is allowed by God to be dominated by the king of Mesopotamia. The Lord allows this, for eight years, because the Israelites had forsaken him and began worshipping other Gods.
God sends Othniel to deliver his people after they cry out for help. Othniel defeats the Mesopotamia king and ultimately serves as Israel's Judge for forty years (1350 to 1310 B.C.).
Joshua 15:17, Judges 1:13, 3:9, 11, 1Chronicles 4:13, 27:15
I shall hasten them, to be strong
Ozem was the name of one of King David's brothers.
1Chronicles 2:15, 25
Strength of Jehovah
Ozias is the New Testament Greek form for the name Uzziah.
Matthew 1:8 - 9
Having quick ears, my ear