Zaanan to Zenas
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Zaanan
Pointed, sheep pasture
Strong's #H6630

Zaanan was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Micah 1:11

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Zaanannim
Removings, removals
Strong's #H6815

Zaanannim was a city given to the tribe of Napthali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:33

Zaccheus
Pure
Strong's #G2195

Zaccheus (spelled Zacchaeus in the KJV), a short Jew, was the tax collector for Jericho. Like many of his fellow collectors, he was wealthy through theft, extortion and other means of dishonest gain (Luke 3:12 - 13, 19:7 - 8). He repents, however, of his many sins after meeting and dining with Jesus in Jericho.

Read more details about this fascinating encounter in our article "Jesus and the Tax Collector."

References
Luke 19:2 - 8

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Zacharias
Strong's #G2197

Zacharias was the husband of Elizabeth and father of John the Baptist. He was a priest of the Abijah division who served in Jerusalem's temple.

The name Zacharias, in the KJV version of Matthew 23:35, is referring to an Old Testament man named Zechariah. In this verse Jesus was likely referencing the murder of the High Priest Zechariah whom Israel's King Joash commanded be stoned to death in Jerusalem's temple courtyard (2Chronicles 24:20 - 22).

References
Luke 1, 3:2

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Zadok
Righteous
Strong's #H6659

There are at least eight Old Testament individuals named Zadok. The most prominent of these was a High Priest at Jerusalem's temple.

Zadok and another man named Abiathar both served as the primary priests used by King David during the latter part of his reign (2Samuel 8:17). Solomon, however, after assuming the throne, removed Abiathar from serving as a priest before God (1Kings 2:26 - 27, see also 1Samuel 2:30 - 36). This action left Zadok as Israel's sole High Priest.

God commanded, after Zadok's death, that only his descendants were allowed to serve as High Priest before him (Ezekiel 44:10 - 16).

References
2Samuel 8:17, 15:24 - 36, 17:15, 18:19 - 27, 19:11, 20:25, 1Kings 1:8 - 45, 2:35, 4:2 - 4, 2Kings 15:33, 1Chronicles 6:8, 12, 53, etc.

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Zair
Small
Strong's #H6811

Zair was a city located within Edomite territory.

References
2Kings 8:21

Zalmon
Shady
Strong's #H6756

Zalmon was one of King David's mighty warriors who fought with and for him. Zalmon is also the name of a mountain located near the city of Shechem within the tribe of Manasseh's territory.

References
Judges 9:48, 2Samuel 23:28

Zalmonah
Shadiness, shady
Strong's #H6758

Zalmonah was Israel's first wilderness encampment after Aaron the High Priest died.

References
Numbers 33:41 - 42

Zaphon
North
Strong's #H6829

Zaphon was a city given to the tribe of Gad as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 13:27

Zarephath
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Zaretan (Zarthan, Zartanah)
Their distress
Strong's #H6891

Zaretan is called Zarthan in the King James version of 1Kings 7:46. In 1Kings 4:12, Zaretan is called Zartanah in the KJV. The children of Israel crossed over into the Promised Land, led by Joshua, by miraculously walking dry shod across the Jordan River at a place called Zaretan.

References
Joshua 3:16, 1Kings 4:12, 7:46

Zebedee
My gift
Strong's #G2199

References
Matthew 4:21, 10:2, 20:20, 26:37, 27:56, Mark 1:19 - 20, 3:17, 10:35, Luke 5:10, John 21:2

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Zeboim (Zeboiim)
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Zebulun (Zabulon)
Habitation, exalted
Strong's #H2074, G2194

Zebulun is spelled Zabulon in the King James New Testament (Matthew 4:13, 15, Revelation 7:8). Zebulun is the name of Jacob's (Israel's) tenth son and the last male he produced through Leah.

References
Genesis 30:20, 35:23, 46:14, 49:13, Exodus 1:3, Numbers 1:9, 30 - 31, 2:7, etc.

Zechariah (Zachariah, Zacharias)
Jah (Jehovah) has remembered
Strong's #H2148

There are at least twenty-nine Biblical individuals named Zechariah (Zachariah, Zacharias)! Zechariah is spelled Zachariah in four places in the KJV Old Testament (2Kings 14:29, 15:8, 11, 18:2).

The most important Zechariah was the son of Jeroboam II who reigned over Israel for only six months in 753 B.C. Another man named Zechariah is considered one of the Old Testament's Minor Prophets. He foretold the coming of God's kingdom preceded by the rebuilding of his temple in Jerusalem.

The name Zacharias, in the KJV version of Matthew 23:35, is referring to an Old Testament man named Zechariah. In this verse Jesus was likely referencing the murder of the High Priest Zechariah whom Israel's King Joash commanded be stoned to death in Jerusalem's temple courtyard (2Chronicles 24:20 - 22).

References
2Kings 14:29, 15:8, 11, 18:2, 1Chronicles 5:7, 9:21, 37, 15:18 - 24, 16:5, 24:25, 26:2 - 14, 27:21, 2Chronicles 17:7, 20:14, etc.

Zedad
Mountain side, siding
Strong's #H6657

Zedad was one of the northern boundaries of the land promised to ancient Israel.

References
Numbers 34:8, Ezekiel 47:15

Zedekiah
Right of Jah, Jehovah is righteous
Strong's #H6667

At least six Old Testament individuals are named Zedekiah in the King James Bible translation. The most important of these was the last monarch over the Kingdom of Judah. Ruling from 587 to 586 B.C., Zedekiah was the last ruler over God's people during a time when Jerusalem's final destruction was completed and most of the remaining people taken captive to Babylon.

References
1Kings 22:11, 24, 24:17 - 20, 25:2 - 7, 1Chronicles 3:15 - 16, 2Chronicles 18:10, 23, 36:10 - 11, etc.

Zelah
A rib
Strong's #H6762

Zelah was a city given to the tribe of Benjamin as an inheritance in the Promised Land. It was the place where the bones of King Saul and his son Jonathan were buried after being killed by the Philistines.

References
Joshua 18:28, 2Samuel 21:14

Zelotes
Zealot
Strong's #G2208

References
Luke 6:15, Acts 1:13

Zelzah
Shadow, clear shade
Strong's #H6766

Zelzah was the name of an unidentified site near Rachel's tomb in the territory given to the tribe of Benjamin.

References
1Samuel 10:2

Zemaraim
Double fleece of wool, double fleece
Strong's #H6787

Zemaraim was a city given to the tribe of Benjamin as an inheritance in the Promised Land. It was also the name of a mountain within the territory of Ephraim.

References
Joshua 18:22, 2Chronicles 13:4

Zenan
Pointed
Strong's #H6799

Zenan was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:37

Zenas
Jove given, Jupiter
Strong's #G2211

Zenas was a Christian lawyer. The Apostle Paul requested Titus, who was on Crete, to help Zenas with what he needed during his journey.

References
Titus 3:13

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