Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Study on Names

Proverbs 22: 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches. Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 

Names are important to God!!

An example:
The first 10 names of Men in the Bible with the basic Hebrew meaning of the name.  (Genesis chapter 5)

Adam  means “man”
Seth means “appointed”
Enos means “mortal”
Cainan   means “sorrow”
Mahalaleel   means “blessed God”
Jared means “shall come down”
Enoch   means “teaching”
Methuselah   means “his death brings”
Lamech means “despairing”
Noah  means “rest”
Now, let us put the meanings of their name in a sentence to see what God has to say because He gives revelation about Jesus.
Man [is] appointed mortal sorrow.  [The] blessed God shall come down teaching.  His death brings [the] despairing rest.

* There are more like these in the Bible too. Another small example: Methuselah's name means "his death brings".  When Methuselah died his death came the year of Noah's flood.


  1. Interesting! I enjoyed reading this. Aisling's name is the Gaelic version of Esther. In Gaelic it means Dream or Vision. :)
    Have a wonderful Sabbath day!! XOXO

  2. Very interesting. God has a reason for everything, even names. Enjoy your day and God bless.


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