People of the Tanakh (A-C)

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Aaron (Aharon) אַהֲרֹן
Son of Amram and Jochebed, Brother of Moses and Miriam, Kohen, Father of Nadab, Abihu, and Elazar

Abagtha (Avagta) אֲבַגְתָא
Servant of Ahasuerus

Abda (‘Avda) עַבְדָּא
1. Father of Adoniram
2. Levite

Abdeel (‘Avde’el) עַבְדְּאֵל
Father of Shelemiah, Servant of Jehoiakim

Abdi (‘Avdi) עַבְדִּי
1. Grandfather of Ethan
2. Father of Kish
3. One who married and divorced a foreigner after the Babylonian Exile

Abdiel (Avdi’el) עַבְדִּיאֵל
Father of Ahi

Abdon (Avdon) עַבְדּוֹן
1. Benjamite
2. Son of Hillel who judged who led Israel for eight years
3. Firstborn of Jeiel and Maacah, uncle of Saul
4. Son of Micah, one of Joshia’s officials

Abed-nego (‘Aved-nego) (aka Azariah) עֲבֵד נְגוֹ
Friend of Daniel, Thrown in the fire by Nebuchadnezzar

Abel (Hevel) הָבֶל
Son of Adam and Eve, Killed by his brother Cain

Abi (Avi) אֲבִי
Mother of Hezekiah

Abi-albon (Avi-‘alvon) (aka Abiel) אֲבִי-עַלְבוֹן
Military leader under King David

Abiasaph (Avi’asaf) אֲבִיאָסָף
Son of Korah

Abiathar (Evyatar) אֶבְיָתָר
Son of Ahimelech, Kohen

Abida (Avida) אֲבִידָע
Grandson of Abraham and Keturah, Son of Midian

Abidan (Avidan) אֲבִידָן
Leader of Benjamin’s tribe

Abiel (Avi’el) (aka Abi-albon) אֲבִיאֵל
1. Grandfather of Saul
2. Military leader under King David

Abiezer (Avi’ezer) אֲבִיעֶזֶר
1. Descendant of Manasseh
2. Military leader under David

Abiezrite (Avi-‘ezri) עֶזְרִי
Descendants of Abiezer

Abigail (Avigayil) אֲבִגָיִל
1. Wife of Nabal, Provided provisions to David’s army
2. Wife of David

Abihail (Avihayil) אֲבִיחָיִל
1. Father of Zueriel
2. Wife of Abishur
3. Daughter-in-law of David
4. Son of Huri
5. Father of Esther, Uncle of Mordechai

Abihu (Avihu) אֲבִיהוּא
Son of Aaron, Brother of Nadab and Elazar, Died in the Tabernacle

Abihud (Avihud) אֲבִיהוּד
Grandson of Benjamin, Son of Bela

Abijah (Aviyya) אֲבִיָּה
1. Grandson of Benjamin, Son of Becher
2. Wife of Hezron
3. Son of Samuel
4. Head of a priestly division under King David
5. Son of Jeroboam
6. Son of Rehoboam, King of Judah (aka Abijam)
7. Head of a priestly family after the Babylonian Exile
8. Priest who signed the covenant

Abijam (Aviyyam) (aka Abijah) אֲבִיָּם
Son of Rehoboam, King of Judah

Abimael (Avima’el) אֲבִימָאֵל
Son of Joktan, Descendant of Shem

Abimelech (Avimelekh) אֲבִימֶלֶךְ
1. King of Gerar
2. Son of Gideon

Abinadab (Avinadav) אֲבִינָדָב
1. Hid the Ark of the Covenant, Father of Eleazar
2. Son of Jesse
3. Son of Saul

Abinoam (Avino’am) אֲבִינֹעַם
Father of military general Barak

Abiram (Aviram) אֲבִירָם
1. Rebel against Moses
2. Son of Hiel, Died at the battle for Jericho

Abishag (Avishag) אֲבִישַׁג
David’s nurse, Part of David’s royal harem

Abishai (Avishay) אֲבִישַׁי
Nephew of David, Commander in David’s army

Abishalom (Avishalom) אֲבִישָׁלוֹם
Grandfather of King Abijah

Abishua (Avishua) אֲבִישׁוּעַ
1. Son of Bela
2. Descendant of Aaron, Ancestor of Ezra

Abishur (Avishur) אֲבִישׁוּר
Son of Shammai

Abital (Avital) אֲבִיטָל
Wife of David, Mother of Shephatiah

Abitub (Avituv) אֲבִיטוּב
Son of Hushim

Abner (Aviner, Avner) אֲבִינֵר
Son of Ner, Cousin of Saul, Commander in Saul’s army

Abraham (Avraham) (aka Abram) אַבְרָהָם
Prophet; Patriarch, Husband of Sarah; Father of Isaac and Ishmael; Grandfather of Jacob, Brother of Haran, Uncle of Lot

Abram (Avram) (aka Abraham) אַבְרָם
Prophet; Patriarch, Husband of Sarah; Father of Isaac and Ishmael; Grandfather of Jacob, Brother of Haran, Uncle of Lot

Absalom (Avshalom) אַבְשָׁלוֹם
Son of David, Killed after rebelling against David

Achan (‘Akhan) עָכָן
Stoned to death for taking loot from Jericho

Achish (Akhish) אָכִישׁ
King of Gath

Achsah (‘Akhsa) עַכְסָה
Daughter of Caleb, Wife of Othniel

Adalia (Adalya) אֲדַלְיָא
Son of Haman

Adam (Adam) אָדָם
First man, Husband of Eve, Father of Cain, Abel, and Seth

Adoni-bezek (Adoni-bezeq) אֲדֹנִי בֶזֶק
King of Bezek

Adonijah (Adoniyyahu) אֲדֹנִיָּה
1. Son of David and Haggith
2. Teacher of Jehoshaphat
3. Sealer of the Covenant in Nehemiah’s time

Adoni-zedek (Adoni-zedeq) אֲדֹנִי-צֶדֶק
King of Jerusalem, Led a battle against Joshua and the Gibeonites

Adoniram (Adoniram) אֲדֹנִירָם
Supervisor of forced labor

Adoram (Adoram) אֲדֹרָם
Rehoboam’s tax collector

Adrammelech (Adrammelekh) אַדְרַמֶּלֶךְ
1. Babylonian deity
2. Son and assassin of Sennacherib, Brother of Sarezer

Adriel (‘Adri’el) עַדְרִיאֵל
Husband of Merab, Son-in-law of Saul

Agag (Agag) אֲגַג
1. King mentioned by Baalam
2. Amalekite King

Ahab (Ah‘av) אַחְאָב
1. King of Israel (Northern Kingdom)
2. False Prophet

Ahasuerus (Ahashverosh) (aka Xerxes) אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ
1. Father of Darius the Mede
2. Persian ruler who married Esther

Ahaz (Ahaz) אָחָז
1. Son of Micah and father of Jehoaddah
2. Son of Jotham and Jerusha – King of Judah

Ahaziah (Ahazya, Ahazyahu) אֲחַזְיָהוּ
1. Son of Ahab and Jezebel
2. Son of Joram and Athaliah – King of Judah

Ahiezer (Ahi’ezer) אֲחִיעֶזֶר
1. Leader of the tribe of Dan
2. Military leader who defected from Saul to join David

Ahijah (Ahiyya) אֲחִיָּה
1. Son of Jerahmeel
2. Son of Ahitub, Army priest
3. Soldier in David’s army
4. Levite in charge of Temple treasures during David’s rule
5. Solomon’s secretary
6. Prophet who predicted the split of Israel
7. Father of King Baasha
8. Father of Ahitub

Ahilud (Ahilud) אֲחִילוּד
Solomon’s governor

Ahimelech (Ahimelekh) אֲחִימֶלֶךְ
1. Soldier who defected from Saul to join David
2. Priest who gave David and his soldiers provisions

Ahinoam (Ahino’am) אֲחִינֹעַם
1. Wife of Saul, Daughter of Ahimaaz
2. Wife of David; Mother of Amnon

Ahisar (Ahishar) אֲחִישָׁר
Overseer of Solomon’s palace

Ahitophel (Ahitofel) אֲחִיתֹפֶל
Defector from David to Absalom

Amalek (‘Amaleq) עֲמָלֵק
Son of Eliphaz and Timna, Grandson of Esau

Amasa (‘Amasa) עֲמָשָׂא
Son of Abigail; Defector from David to Absalom

Amaziah (Amazya, Amazyahu) אֲמַצְיָה
1. Temple musician under David’s rule
2. King of Judah
3. Priest at Bet-el
4. Simeonite leader

Amminadab (‘Amminadav) עַמִּינָדָב
1. Descendant of Kohath
2. Father of Nahshon
3. Head of Levite family who carried the Ark to Jerusalem

Amon (Amon) אָמוֹן
1. Egyptian god of Thebes
2. Governor fo Samaria
3. King of Judah

Amos (‘Amos) עָמוֹס
Prophet

Amram (‘Amram) עַמְרָם
Father of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam

Amraphael (Amrafel) אַמְרָפֶל
King of Shinar

Araunah (Aravna) (aka Ornan) אֲרַוְנָה
Sold the threshing floor to David

Asa (Asa) אָסָא
1. King of Judah
2. Descendant of Berechiah

Asahel (‘Asa’el) עֲשָׂהאֵל
1. Brother of Joab, Nephew of David
2. Teacher sent by Jehoshaphat to Judah
3. Hezekiah’s Temple treasurer
4. Opponent of Ezra

Asaph (Asaf) אָסָף
1. Chief musician for David and Solomon
2. Descendant of Shemaiah
3. Father of Joah
4. King’s forester – provided wood for Jerusalem

Asenath (Asenat) אָסְנַת
Egyptian wife of Joseph

Asher (Asher) אָשֵׁר
Son of Jacob and Zilpah

Ashpenaz (Ashpenaz) אַשְׁפְּנַז
Nebuchadnezzar’s supervisor over Daniel

Athaliah (‘Atalya) עֲתַלְיָה
1. Son of Jeroham
2. Ruler of Judah
3. Father of Jeshaiah

Azariah (‘Azarya) עֲזַרְיָה
1. Descendant of Judah
2. Descendant of Heman, Ancestor of Samuel
3. Son of Ahimaaz, Grandson of Zadok, Chief priest under Solomon
4. Son of Nathan, Official of Solomon
5. Son of Oded, Prophet
6. Son of Jehoshaphat
7. Son of Jeroham
8. Son of Obed, Army commander under Joash
9. Priest who opposed King Uzziah
10. Israelite
11. Father of Joel
12. Son of Jehallelel
13. Son of Hilkiah
14. Friend of Daniel (aka Abed-nego), Thrown in the fire by Nebuchadnezzar
15. Son of Hoshaiah
16. Son of Maaseiah
17. Teacher with Ezra
18. Sealer of the Covenant renewal under Nehemiah
19. Leader of Judah
20. Grandson of Hilkiah

Baaneh (Ba’ana) בַּעֲנָא
1. Son of Ahilud
2. Son of Hushai
3. Father of Zadok

Baasha (Ba’sha) בַּעְשָׁא
Self-appointed king of the Kingdom of Israel; Father of Elah

Balaam (Bil’am) בִּלְעָם
Gentile prophet and soothsayer

Baladan (Bal’adan) בַּלְאֲדָן
Father of King Berodach-baladan (aka Merodach-baladan)

Balak (Balaq) בָּלָק
King of Moab

Barak (Baraq) בָּרָק
Military leader under Judge Deborah

Baruch (Barukh) בָּרוּךְ
1. Son of Neriah, Scribe of Jeremiah
2. Father of Maaseiah
3. Son of Zaccai, Helped rebuild the southern wall of Jerusalem
4. Kohen

Barzillai (Barzillay) בַּרְזִלַּי
1. Father of Adriel
2. Provided King David with supplies

Basemath (Base-mat) בָּשְׂמַת
1. Wife of Esau
2. Daughter of Ishmael
3. Solomon’s daughter, Wife of Ahimaaz

Bath-sheba (Bat-sheva) בַּת-שֶׁבַע
Wife of David; Mother of Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon

Becher (Bekher) בֶכֶר
Father of Eliezer

Belshazzar (Belshazzar) בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר
Ruler of Babylon

Belteshazzar (Belteshazzar) בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר
Daniel’s Babylonian name

Benaiah (Benayahu) בְּנָיָהוּ
1. Father of Jehoiada
2. Son of Jehoiada; David and Solomon’s military commander
3. David’s warrior
4. Temple musician
5. Grandfather of Jahaziel
6. Simeonite clan leader
7. Temple money collector
8. Father of Pelatiah
9. Married and divorced foreign wives during the exile

Ben-hadad (Ben-hadad) בֶּן-הֲדַד
1. King of Aram
2. Son of Ben-hadad, Syrian king
3. Son of Hazael, Syrian king

Benjamin (Binyamin) בִּנְיָמִין
1. Son of Jacob and Rachel
2. Married and divorced foreign wife during the exile
3. Helped rebuild the southern wall of Jerusalem

Bera (Bera) בֶּרַע
King of Sodom

Berodach-baladan (Berodakh-bal’adan) (aka Merodach-baladan) בְּרֹאדַךְ בַּלְאֲדָן
Son of Baladan, King of Babylon

Bethuel (Betu’el) בְּתוּאֵל
Son of Nahor, Father of Rebecca and Laban

Bezalel (Bezal’el) בְּצַלְאֵל
1. Constructed the Tabernacle
2. Married and divorced foreign wife during the exile

Bidkar (Bidqar) בִּדְקַר
Chariot officer of King Jehu

Bigthan (Bigtan) בִּגְתָן
Plotted death of King Ahasuerus

Bildad (Bildad) בִּלְדַּד
Comfertor of Job

Bilhah (Bilha) בִּלְהָה
Rachel’s maidservant; Jacob’s concubine; Mother of Dan and Naphtali

Birsha (Birsha) בִּרְשַׁע
King of Gemorrah

Boaz (Bo’az) בֹּעַז
Husband of Ruth; Father of Obed; Great-grandfather of David

Cain (Qayin) קַיִן
Son of Adam and Eve; Killed his brother Cain

Caleb (Kalev) כָלֵב
1. Son of Hezron
2. Spy sent by Moses to Eretz Yisrael

Canaan (Kena’an) כְנָעַן
Son of Ham; Grandson of Noah

Chedorlaomer (Kedorla’omer) כְּדָרְלָעֹמֶר
King of Elam

Chileab (Kil’av) כִלְאָב
Son of David

Chilion (Kilyon) כִלְיוֹן
Son of Elimelech and Naomi; Brother-in-law of Ruth

Cononiah (Konyahu) כָּנַנְיָהוּ
1. In charge of Temple collections
2. Levite

Cozbi (Kozbi) כָּזְבִּי
Midianite woman killed by Phineas

Cush (Kush) כּוּשׁ
Son of Ham

Cushan-rishathaim (Kushan-rish’atayim) כּוּשַׁן רִשְׁעָתַיִם
Mesopotamian king

Cyrus (Koresh) כוֹרֶשׁ
King who freed the Jews from Babylonian captivity and encouraged them to rebuild the Holy Temple