Pointed, sheep pasture
Zaanan was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Zaanannim was a city given to the tribe of Napthali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
He endows, giver
Zabad is the name of six Old Testament individuals. One of these was one of King David's mighty warriors while another conspired against and helped murder Judah's King Joash.
1Chronicles 2:36 - 37, 7:21, 11:41, 2Chronicles 24:26, Ezra 10:27, 33, 43
Zabdi is the name of four Old Testament individuals. One of these was the grandfather of Achan, a man stoned to death by Israel for taking spoils that were forbidden. Another one was a temple musician.
Joshua 7:1, 17 - 18, 1Chroniles 8:19, 27:27, Nehemiah 11:17
Zaccheus (spelled Zacchaeus in the King James), 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.
Luke 19:2 - 8
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 King James version of Matthew 23:35, is referring to an Old Testament man named Zechariah. Jesus, in this verse, 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).
Luke 1, 3:2
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).
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.
Zair was a city located within Edomite territory.
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.
Judges 9:48, 2Samuel 23:28
Zalmonah was Israel's first wilderness encampment after Aaron the High Priest died.
Numbers 33:41 - 42
Zaphon was a city given to the tribe of Gad as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Zaretan (Zarthan, Zartanah)
Zaretan is called Zarthan in the King James version of 1Kings 7:46. In 1Kings 4:12, Zaretan is called Zartanah in the King James. 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.
Joshua 3:16, 1Kings 4:12, 7:46
Zebedee, in the New Testament, was the father of apostles James and John.
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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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.
Genesis 30:20, 35:23, 46:14, 49:13, Exodus 1:3, Numbers 1:9, 30 - 31, 2:7, etc.
Jah (Jehovah) has remembered
There are at least twenty-nine Biblical individuals named Zechariah (Zachariah, Zacharias)! Zechariah is spelled Zachariah in four places in the King James 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 King James 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).
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.
Mountain side, siding
Zedad was one of the northern boundaries of the land promised to ancient Israel.
Numbers 34:8, Ezekiel 47:15
Right of Jah, Jehovah is righteous
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.
1Kings 22:11, 24, 24:17 - 20, 25:2 - 7, 1Chronicles 3:15 - 16, 2Chronicles 18:10, 23, 36:10 - 11, etc.
Zeeb was one of the Midianite princes the Ephraimites slew when they helped Gideon overcome their mutual enemy.
Judges 7:25, 8:3, Psalm 83:11
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.
Joshua 18:28, 2Samuel 21:14
One of Jesus' handpicked disciples was called Simon Zelotes or Simon the Zealot. He was also referenced as Simon the Canaanite (Matthew 10:4, Mark 3:18).
The Zealots were a first century Jewish political movement. They viewed themselves as defenders of God's law and supporters of the national life of the Jews. They vehemently opposed Rome's occupation of Israel and sought to incite the people into rebelling against the Empire.
Luke 6:15, Acts 1:13
Shadow, clear shade
Zelzah was the name of an unidentified site near Rachel's tomb in the territory given to the tribe of Benjamin.
Double fleece of wool, double fleece
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.
Joshua 18:22, 2Chronicles 13:4
Zenan was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Jove given, Jupiter
Zenas was a Christian lawyer. The Apostle Paul requested Titus, who was on the island of Crete, to help Zenas with what he needed during his journey.
Jah has secreted, Jehovah has treasured
At least four Old Testament people are named Zephaniah in the King James Bible. The most well-known of these was one of the Minor Prophets who gave prophecies concerning God's indignation as well as Israel's repentance and salvation.
2Kings 25:18, 1Chronicles 6:36, Jeremiah 21:1, 29:25, 29:29, 37:3, 52:24, Zephaniah 1:1, Zechariah 6:10, 14
Be exuberant in growth, osier brook
Zered was the name of a river that emptied into the southern end of the Dead Sea.
Deuteronomy 2:13 - 14
Sown in (descended from) Babylon
Zerubbabel led emancipated Jews, living in Babylon, to Jerusalem. As the governor of Judah he directed the rebuilding of Jerusalem's altar and temple.
1Chronicles 3:19, Ezra 2:2, 3:2, 8, 4:2 - 3, 5:2, Nehemiah 7:7, 12:1, 47, Hagai 1:1 - 14, 2:2 - 23, Zechariah 4:6 - 10
The declivities, sides
Ziddim was a city given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Zilpah was the handmaid of Leah who was one of Jacob's wives. When Leah thought she could have no more children she gave Zilpah to Jacob (Genesis 30). Zilpah gave birth to two sons of Jacob (Israel) named Gad and Asher.
Genesis 29:24, 30:9 - 12, 35:26, 37:2, 46:18
Flat, to prick, a crag
Zin was the name of a wilderness area that stretched from Kadeshbarnea to the Dead Sea. The Israelites in the wilderness passed through Zin on their way to Canaan.
Numbers 13:21, 20:1, 27:14, 33:36, 34:3 - 4, Deuteronomy 32:51, Joshua 15:1, 3
Zior was a village given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
The two Ziph's in the Bible are both from the tribe of Judah, with one of them being a descendant of Caleb. Ziph is also the name of a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.
Joshua 15:24, 55, 1Samuel 23:14 - 15, 24, 26:2, 1Chronicles 2:42, 4:16, 2Chronicles 11:8
Be fragrant, fragrance
Ziphron was one of the northern borders of the Promised Land God gave to Israel.
Zipporah, the daughter of a Midianite priest, was Moses' wife.
Exodus 2:21, 4:25, 18:2
Place of departure
Zoan was a city located in Egypt. See map showing Zoan's location.
Numbers 13:22, Psalm 78:12, 43, Isaiah 19:11, 13, 30:4, Ezekiel 30:14
1Samuel 14:47, 2Samuel 8:3 - 12, 23:36, 1Kings 11:23 - 24, 1Chronicles 18:3 - 9, 19:6
Zophar the Naamathite was one of Job's three friends who criticized him after several calamities came upon him caused by Satan the devil.
Job 2:11, 11:1, 20:1, 42:9
Zorah, spelled Zoreah in Joshua 15:33, was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. Zorah was the home of Manoah, the father of mighty man Samson.
Joshua 15:33, 19:41, Judges 13:2, 25, 16:31, 18:2, 8, 11, 2Chronicles 11:10
Prominent, roving creatures
Chedorlaomer and his allies carried out the first war recorded in the Bible. In his first series of battles, he conquered a people named the Zuzims located in Ham.