People of the Tanakh (P-S)

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Palti (Palti) פַּלְטִי
Benjamite leader who explored Canaan

Paltiel (Palti’el) פַּלְטִיאֵל
Leader of the tribe of Issachar

Parmashta (Parmashta) פַּרְמַשְׁתָּא
Son of Haman

Parshandatha (Parshandata) פַּרְשַׁנְדָּתָא
Son of Haman

Paruah (Paru’ah) פָּרוּחַ
Father of Jehoshaphat

Pashur (Pashhur) פַשְׁחוּר
1. Father of Gedaliah
2. Som of Immer, Chief officer of the Temple
3. Official of Zedekiah
4. Ancestor of Adaiah

Pekah (Peqah) פֶּקַח
King of Israel

Pekahiah (Peqahya) פְּקַחְיָה
Son of Menachem, King of Israel

Pelatiah (Pelatya) פְלַטְיָה
1. Leader of the Simeonites
2. Descendant of Zerubabel
3. Jewish leader who sealed Covenant renewal

Peleg (Peleg) פֶּלֶג
Descendant of Shem, Ancestor of Abraham

Peninnah (Peninna) פְּנִנָּה
Wife of Elkanah

Perez (Perez) פָּרֶץ
Son of Judah and Tamar

Pharaoh (Par’o) פַרְעֹה
Ruler of Egypt, Human-god

Pharaoh-neco (P’aro-nekho) פַרְעֹה נְכֹה
King of Egypt who went to war against the king of Assyria

Phineas (Pinehas) פִּינְחָס
1. Son of Eleazar, Grandson of Aaron, Prophet
2. Son of Eli
3. Father of Eleazar

Ploni Almoni (Ploni Almoni) פְּלֹנִי אַלְמֹנִי
Relative of Boaz

Poratha (Porata) פּוֹרָתָא
Son of Haman

Potiphar (Potifar) פּוֹטִיפַר
Officer of the Egyptian Pharoah

Poti-phera (Poti-fera) פּוֹטִי פֶרַע
Father-in-law of Joseph

Puah (Pu’a) פּוּאָה
1. Son of Issachar
2. Hebrew midwife in Egypt

Pul (Pul) פּוּל
Assyrian king

Purah (Pura) פֻּרָה
Servant of Gideon

Queen of Sheba (Queen of Sheva) מַלְכַּת-שְׁבָא
Queen who visited Solomon due to his wisdom

Raamiah (Ra’amya) (aka Reelaiah) רַעַמְיָה
Israelite chief

Rabashakeh (Ravshaqe) רַבְשָׁקֵה
Officer of Sennacherib of Assyria

Rachel (Rahel) רָחֵל
Prophet, Matriarch, Daughter of Laban, Wife of Jacob, Mother of Joseph and Benjamin

Rahab (Rahav) רָחָב
Citizen of Jericho who assisted the spies sent by Joshua

Rebecca/Rebekah (Rivqa) רִבְקָה
Prophet, Matriarch, Wife of Isaac, Mother of Jacob and Esau

Reelaiah (Re’elaya) (aka Raamiah) רְעֵלָיָה
Israelite chief

Regem-melech (Regem-melekh) רֶגֶם מֶלֶךְ
Delegate from Bet-El

Rehoboam (Rehav’am) רְחַבְעָם
Son of Solomon and Naamah

Reuben (Re’uven) רְאוּבֵן
Son of Jacob and Leah

Reuel (Re’u’el) רְעוּאֵל
1. Son of Esau
2. Midianite priest, Father-in-law of Moses

Rezin (Rezin) רְצִין
King of Syria

Rezon (Rezon) רְזוֹן
King of Damascus

Rizpah (Rizpa) רִצְפָּה
Concubine of King Saul

Ruth (Rut) רוּת
Wife of Elimelech, Daughter-in-law of Naomi, Sister-in-law of Orpah and Kilion, Aunt of Goliath and Lahmi through Orpha, Ancestor of David, Wife of Boaz, Son of Obed, Grandmother of Jesse

Salmah (Salma) שַׂלְמָא
Descendant of Caleb

Samson (Shimshon) שִׁמְשׁוֹן
Son of Manoah, Nazirite, Warrior against the Phillistines

Samuel (Shemu’el) שְׁמוּאֵל
Prophet

Sanballat (Sanvallat) סַנְבַלַּט
Governor of Samaria

Saph (Saf) סַף
Descendants of Phillistine giants

Sarah (Sara) (aka Sarai) שָׂרָה
Prophet, Matriarch, Wife of Abraham, Mother of Isaac, Grandmother of Jacob

Sarai (Saray) (aka Sarah) שָׂרַי
Prophet, Matriarch, Wife of Abraham, Mother of Isaac, Grandmother of Jacob

Sarezer (Shar’ezer) שַׂרְאֶצֶר
Son and assassin of Sennacherib, Brother of Adrammelech

Saul (Sha’ul) שָׁאוּל
King of Israel, Father of Jonathan, Father-in-law of David

Seir (Se’ir) שֵׂעִיר
Ancestor of the Horites

Sennacherib (Sanheriv) סַנְחֵרִיב
King of Assyria, Father of Sarezer and Adrammelech

Seraiah (Seraya) שְׂרָיָה
1. Son of Kenaz, Brother of Othniel
2. Descendant of Simeon
3. Secretary of David (aka Shavsha)
4. High Priest; 5. Son of Neriah
6. Army officer allied with Gedaliah
7. Priest
8. Prophet

Seth (Shet) שֵׁת
Son of Adam and Eve, Ancestor of Enosh and Noah

Shaashgaz (Sha’ashgaz) שַׁעַשְׁגַז
Servant of King Ahasuerus

Shadrach (Shaderakh) (aka Hananiah) שַׁדְרַךְ
Friend of Daniel, Thrown in the fire by Nebuchadnezzar

Shallum (Shallum) שַׁלּוּם
1. Son of Shaul, Grandson of Simeon
2. Descendant of Jerahmeel and Judah
3. Father of Jehizkiah
4. Son of Jabesh
5. Father of Hilkiah
6.Husband of Hulda
7.Uncle of Jeremiah
8. Father of Maaseiah
9.Ancestor of Jehoiakim
10. Temple gatekeeper
11. Decendant of Binnui, Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile
12. Helped repair Jerusalem wall

Shalmaneser (Shalman’eser) (aka Ululai) שַׁלְמַנְאֶסֶר
King of Babylon

Shamgar (Shamgar) שַׁמְגַּר
Judge

Shamma (Shamma) שַׁמָּא
Son of Zophah

Shaphan (Shafan) שָׁפָן
Scribe

Shavsha (Shavsha) (aka Seraiah) שַׁוְשָׁא
Secretary of David

Shearjashub (She’aryashuv) שְׁאָר יָשׁוּב
Son of Isaiah

Seba (Seva) סְבָא
1. Son of Ramaah
2. Son of Joktan
3. Son of Jokshan
4. Benjamite warrior
5. Head of Gadite family

Shebna (Shevna) שֶׁבְנָה
Official of Hezekiah’s court

Shecaniah (Shekhanyahu) שְׁכַנְיָהוּ
1. Priest
2. Ancestor of Hattush
3. Descendant of Zerubabbel
4. Father of Shemaia
5. Father-in-law of Tobiah

Shechem (Shekhem) שְׁכֶם
1. Son of Hamor
2. Descendant of Manasseh

Shelah (Shelah) שָׁלַח
1. Father of Eber
2. Son of Judah and Shua

Shelomith (Shelomit) שְׁלֹמִית
1. Daughter of Divri
2. Levite descendant of Shelomoth
3. Son of Rehoboam and Maacah
4. Daughter of Zerubabbel

Shem (Shem) שֵׁם
Son of Noah

Shemaiah (Shema’ya) שְׁמַעְיָה
1. Ancestor of Simeonites
2. Descendant of Reuben
3. Levite
4. Levite scribe
5. Son of Obed-edom;
6. Prophet
7. Father of Uriah
8. Father of Delaiah
9. Opponent of Jeremiah
10. Descendant of Asaph
11. Priest
12. Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile
13. Son of Shecaniah
14. False prophet
15. Leader who participated in Jerusalem wall dedication
16. Priest-singer
17. Descendant of Zerubabbel

Shemeber (Shem’ever) שֶׁמְאֵבֶר
King of Zeboiim

Shemer (Shemer) שָׁמֶר
1. Levite
2. Owner of hill where Samaria was built

Shemiramoth (Shemiramot) שְׁמִירָמוֹת
1. Temple musician
2. Levite

Shephatiah (Shefatyahu) שְׁפַטְיָהוּ
1. Benjamite warrior of David
2. Son of David and Abital
3. Simeonite officer
4. Servant of Solomon
5. Son of Jehoshaphat
6. Officer who threw Jeremiah into the cistern
7. Father of Meshullam

Sheshbazzar (Sheshbazzar) שֵׁשְׁבַּצַּר
Prince of Judah who laid the foundation stone and governed the Temple treasures

Shethar-bozenai (Shetar-bozenay) שְׁתַר בּוֹזְנַי
Opposed rebuilding the Temple

Shimea (Shim’a) שִׁמְעָא
Son of David and Bath-sheba

Shimei (Shim’i) שִׁמְעִי
1. Head of Levite clan
2. Descendant of Simeon
3. Descendant of Reuben
4. Descendant of Merari
5. Descendant of Heman
6. Descendant of Benjamin
7. Descendant of Gershon
8. Descendant of Kish, Ancestor of Mordecai
9. Benjamite enemy of David
10. Officer of David
11. Son of Jeduthun
12. Overseer of David’s vineyards
13. Governor under Solomon
14. Helped with Temple treasury
15. Grandson of Jehoiachin
16 Married and divorced foreign wife after the exile

Shimshai (Shimshay) שִׁמְשַׁי
Opponent of rebuilding Jerusalem wall

Shinab (Shin’av) שִׁנְאָב
King of Admah

Shiphrah (Shifra) שִׁפְרָה
Hebrew midwife in Egypt

Shobab (Shovav) שׁוֹבָב
Son of David and Bath-sheba

Sibbecai (Sibbekhay) (aka Mebunnai) סִבְּכַי
Warrior of David

Sihon (Sihon) סִיחֹן
Amorite king

Simeon (Shim’on) שִׁמְעוֹן
Son of Jacob and Leah

Sisera (Sisera) סִיסְרָא
Canaanite commander defeated by Deborah and killed by Jael

Solomon (Shelomo) (aka Lemuel) שְׁלֹמֹה
Prophet, Son of David and Bath-sheba, King of Israel, Architect of the First Holy Temple