Matthew 3:7, 16:1 - 12, 22:23, 34, Mark 12:18, Luke 20:27, Acts 4:1, 5:17, 23:6 - 8
Salim was one of the areas, near Aenon, where John the Baptist performed baptisms.
Sallai might be a variant spelling of the name Sallu. Sallai (Sallu) was the name of a man who lived in Jerusalem during the postexilic period. It is also the name of a priest who served during the days of Joiakim the high priest.
1Chronicles 9:7, Nehemiah 11:7 - 8, 12:7, 20
Salma (sometimes spelled Salmon) was the father of Boaz who married Ruth, making him the great great grandfather of King David. Another Salma was the father of Bethlehem.
1Chronicles 2:11, 51, 54
Strong's #H8009, #G4533
In the King James, the word Salmon in Psalm 68:14 comes from Strong's #6756 meaning "shady." Salmon was the name of a wooded area somewhere in Samaria.
Salmon is also the name of the father of Boaz, making him the great great grandfather of King David. His name appears in both Matthew's and Luke's lineages of Jesus Christ.
Ruth 4:20 - 21, Psalm 68:14, Matthew 1:4 - 5, Luke 3:32
There are at least two different women named Salome referenced in the New Testament. The first Salome was likely the mother of the apostles John and James the Greater (the sons of Zebedee).
The second Salome is not named directly in Scripture. She is, however, named and referenced several times by the first century historian Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews, Book 18, Chapter 5, Section 4). This Salome was Herodias' daughter through Herod Philip I. Herodias, an unknown number of years after Salome was born, divorced Herod Philip and married Herod Antipas despite it being condemned by John the Baptist (Mark 6:17 - 18).
Mark 15:40, Mark 16:1
Samlah was an Edomite king from the town of Masrekah.
Genesis 36:36 - 37, 1Chronicles 1:47 - 48
A sandy bluff
Samos is a small island located in the southeastern part of the Aegean Sea just a short distance from the Asia Minor mainland. The Apostle Paul's ship briefly anchored near the island during his third missionary journey.
A sign of rags
The island of Samothrace (Samothracia in the King James New Testament) is located in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. The Apostle Paul sailed near it on his way to preaching the gospel, for the first time in his ministry, in Europe.
Sunlight, like the sun
Strong's #H8123, #G4546
Samson, a Danite who was the strongest human in human history, spent his entire life battling the Philistines. A Nazarite from birth, He possessed miraculous strength symbolized by his hair, a secret he foolishly revealed to a harlot named Delilah. Please see our article on the life of Samson.
Judges 13:24, 14 - 16, Hebrews 11:32
Heard of God, His name is El
Strong's #H8050, #G4545
Samuel is unique in that not only was he an Old Testament prophet he was also the last Judge of Israel before the crowning of King Saul. He anointed both Saul and David as kings over Israel.
1Samuel, 2Samuel, 1Chronicles 6:28, 9:22, 11:3, 26:28, 29:29, 2Chronicles 35:18, Psalm 99:6, Jeremiah 15:1, Acts 3:24, 13:20, Hebrews 11:32
Nehemiah 2:10, 19, 4:1, 7, 6:1 - 14, 13:28
Saph was a Biblical giant who was killed by Sibbecai, one of King David's "mighty men" (1Chronicles 11:26 - 47). These men were elite warriors known for their ability to fight and distinguish themselves in battle.
Ananias and his wife Sapphira were believers in the early New Testament church. After selling some property they pretended they were donating all the proceeds to the Jerusalem church when, in fact, they kept part of the money for themselves. Their deception and sin was punished directly by God.
Acts 5:1 - 10
Strong's #H8283, #G4564
The King James New Testament spells Sarah's name as Sara in Romans 4:19, 9:9 and Hebrews 11:11.
God changed Sarai's name (which means "dominative" or "princess," Strong's #8297) to Sarah when he promised her and Abraham they would have a child (Genesis 17). She gave birth to Isaac when she was 91 years old!
Sarah is noteworthy in the Bible as the only woman where her age at death, 127 years old, is recorded (Genesis 23:1).
Genesis 11:29 - 31, 12:5 - 17, 16:1 - 8, 17:15 - 21, 18:6 - 15, 20:2 - 18, 21:1 - 12, 23:1 - 19, 24:36, 67, 25:10 - 12, 49:31, Numbers 26:46, Isaiah 51:2
Saraph, a descendant of Israelite tribal founder Judah, ruled in Moab.
The city of Sardis is located in the western section of Asia Minor in the Roman province of Asia. The church located in the city, possibly raised up by the Apostle John, is one of seven in Revelation to receive a spiritual evaluation directly from Jesus. Please see our article on Sardis.
Revelation 1:11, 3:1, 4
Prince of the sun
Sargon was king of the Assyrian Empire from 722 to 705 B.C.
Strong's #H7586, #G4569
The most famous Saul in the Old Testament was the first king of a united Israel. A Benjamite who was anointed by the prophet Samuel, Saul reigned over God's people from 1050 to 1010 B.C.
The Apostle Paul's birth name was Saul. Born around 2 A.D. to a gentile father and a Jewish mother, his named changed to Paul after performing a miracle during his first missionary journey.
Genesis 36:37 - 38, 1Samuel 9 - 11, 13 - 29, 31, 2Samuel 1 - 7, 9, 12:7, 16:8, 19:17, 24, 21:1 - 14, 22:1, 1Chronicles 5:10, etc.
Left handed, mind reader
Sceva's seven sons were vagabond Jews and exorcists. They foolishly attempted to cast out a demon by using Jesus' name like it was part of a magic spell. Their efforts failed miserably as the demon possessed man attacked all seven of them, causing them to flee naked and wounded!
Acts 19:13 - 16
Secundus, a native of Thessalonica, traveled with the Apostle Paul during his third missionary journey. Secundus accompanied the apostle on the last leg of his evangelistic tour that took him through Macedonia to Asia.
Rock (cliff) of the divisions, cliff of escapes
Selahammahlekoth was a place, located in the wilderness of Maon, where David hid himself to avoid being killed by King Saul and his men.
Seleucia was a coastal city of ancient Syria. Apostle Paul's first missionary journey began with him and Barnabas leaving Syrian Antioch for Seleucia.
Seneh was the name of a sharp rock marking the passage where Jonathan (King Saul's son) and his armorbearer had to pass in order to fight the Philistines.
The moon multiplied brothers
Sennacherib, who ruled from 705 to 681 B.C., is the most well known Assyrian king in the Bible.
In 701, Sennacherib sends one of his generals to Jerusalem to demand the city's unconditional surrender. While camped around the city, His foolish taunts against God earned him and the 185,000 man army he led the worst military defeat in human history! Sennacherib himself was ultimately assassinated by two of his sons.
2Kings 18:13, 19:16, 20, 36, 2Chronicles 32:1 - 22, Isaiah 36:1, 37:17 - 37
Earth-born, born a wonder
Sergius, whose last name means little or small (Strong's #G3972), was the Roman governor of Cyprus during Apostle Paul's first missionary journey.
Sergius is noteworthy for two important milestones in Saul's (Paul's) life. He is the first person recorded as being converted to Christianity through the apostle's preaching. Additionally, the incident he witnessed where his advisor Bar-jesus was miraculously blinded, marks the first time Saul (his birth name) is called Paul.
Serug was the grandfather of Terah and great grandfather of the patriarch Abraham. He lived to the ripe old age of 230.
Genesis 11:20 - 23, 1Chronicles 1:26
Strong's #H8352, #G4589
Seth is Adam and Eve's third son who was born after Cain killed his brother Abel. He is one of the many people Luke lists in Jesus' genealogy.
Genesis 4:25 - 26, 5:3 - 8, Luke 3:38
Royal, the great scribe
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were the Babylonian names of three Hebrew youths named Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They, along with the prophet Daniel, were taken from Jerusalem into Babylonian captivity by King Nebuchadnezzar in 605 B.C. All four of the Hebrew young men were likely made eunuchs in Babylon.
Daniel 1:7, 2:49, 3:12 - 30
Shallecheth was the name of one of Jerusalem's gates at the time of King David.
Shallum is the name of at least fourteen Old Testament individuals.
The sixteenth person to rule over part or all of the northern Kingdom of Israel was named Shallum. In 752 B.C., after ruling only for one month, a man named Menahem murdered him and took his throne.
2Kings 15:10 - 15, 22:14, 1Chronicles 2:40 - 41, 3:15, 4:25, 6:12 - 13, 7:13, etc.
Shalmaneser was the Assyrian king who conquered Samaria, Israel's (Northern 10 Tribes of Israel) capital, in 723 B.C. He took the Israelites captive and transported them to Assyria.
2Kings 17:3, 18:9
A point, thorn
Shamir was the son of Michah. A city named Shamir was given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. Another city of the same name, located in Ephraim's territory, was the home of the Israelite Judge Tola who served from 1102 to 1079 B.C.
Joshua 15:48, Judges 10:1 - 2, 1Chronicles 24:24
Plain, level plain
After Abraham defeated the allied forces of Chedorlaomer, in the Bible's first series of wars, he was met by the King of Sodom in the valley of Shaveh. After Sodom's king congratulates him he meets the mysterious King of Salem named Melchizedek (Genesis 14:18 - 20).
Genesis 14:5, 17
Plain of the double (two) city
Shaveh Kiriathaim was where Chedorlaomer and his forces, in the first war recorded in Scripture, defeat the Emims as they make their south on the King's Highway.
Seven, an oath
Three men and a region in Arabia are named Sheba in Scripture. The Queen of Sheba, who traveled many miles to test King Solomon's wisdom, may have come from an area near modern-day Yemen.
Genesis 10:7, 28, 25:3, Joshua 19:2, 2Samuel 20:1 - 22, 1Kings 10:1 - 13, 1Chronicles 1:9, 22, 32, 5:13, etc.
Vigor, to grow
Shebna was a trusted royal scribe to Judah's King Hezekiah.
2Kings 18:18, 26, 37, 19:2, Isaiah 22:15, 36:3, 11, 22, 37:2
Spreader of light, darter of light
Shedeur was the father of Elizur who represented the tribe of Reuben when Moses took a census of all those, twenty and older, who could fight.
Numbers 1:5, 2:10, 7:30, 35, 10:18
A petition, request
Genesis 38:5, 11, 14, 26, 46:12, Numbers 26:20, 1Chronicles 1:18, 24, 2:3, 4:21
Peace of God, friend of God
A prince of the tribe of Simeon at the time of the Exodus.
Numbers 1:6, 2:12, 7:36, 41, 10:19
Strong's #8035, #G4590
Shem, whose name literally means "name," is spelled Sem in the King James New Testament (Luke 3:36). Shem was the second oldest of Noah's three sons who survived the flood. He lived a total of 600 years and is in the lineage of Jesus Christ.
Shem holds the Biblical record for witnessing the most generations of his family. His incredibly long post-flood lifespan allowed him to see ten generations! In fact, he lived long enough to witness Abraham's 149th birthday and Isaac's 49th!
Genesis 5:32, 6:10, 7:13, 9:18 - 27, 10:1, 21 - 31, 11:10 - 11, 1Chronicles 1:4, 17, 24, Luke 3:36
Jah has heard, heard by Jehovah
Shemaiah is the name of at least twenty-five individuals in the Old Testament. One of these, a prophet (2Chronicles 12:15), has his writings referenced in Scripture but not included within its pages.
1Kings 12:22, 1Chronicles 3:22, 4:37, 5:4, 9:14, 16, 15:8, 11, 24:6, 26:4, etc.
The prophet Samuel raised up a stone between Mizpeh and Shen to memorialize one of Israel's victories over the Philistines.
Bald, bare spot
Shepham was a city that demarked the most northeastern border of the Promised Land.
Numbers 34:10 - 11
Sherah was a daughter of Ephraim, the founder of one of Israel's twelve tribes. She founded the city of Uzzensheerah (Uzzen Sheerah) and Beth Horon in Canaan.
Shimei is the name of at least twenty Old Testament individuals.
Number 3:18, 2Samuel 16:5 - 13, 19:16 - 23, 1Kings 1:8, 2:8, 36 - 44, 4:18, 1Chronicles 3:19, etc.