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What does the name Philip mean?

The name Philip comes from the Greek words philos, meaning “friend”, and hippos, meaning “horse”. So Philip means “fond of horses”.1 notes 1. ‘Philip’ in Holman Concise Bible Dictionary (B&H Publishing Group, 2010), p. 486

What does the name Zechariah mean?

The name Zechariah comes from the Hebrew words zakar, meaning “to mark” or “to remember”, and Jah, which is an abbreviated form of the name of God. So Zechariah means “the LORD has remembered”.

Can you tell me what “shaddai” means?

Even though El Shaddai is generally translated God Almighty, shaddai is from the same root as “breast,” with reference to nurturing. This title occurs significantly in Genesis referring to God’s development of Abraham’s descendants. Exod. 6:4 affirms this: “I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as El Shaddai, but by my name yhwh I did […]

Why does Jesus call himself “the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” when these are names of God? (Rev 22:13)

In the first chapter of Revelation we read: “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev 1:8) Then in the 21st chapter we read: 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all […]

Who was Simon Peter’s father?

In John 1:42 we read He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter). While in Matthew 16:17 Jesus said to him “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah!”, meaning Simon son of Jonah. Later, in John 21, Jesus repeated […]

What are all the names of Jesus in the Bible?

Here is a list of names of Jesus in the Bible.  There are many other words describing Jesus, but I have generally limited the list to names or titles of Jesus. A prophet like Moses – Deuteronomy 18:18 Messiah – Daniel 9:25; John 4:25-26 Immanuel – Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23 The Branch – Zechariah 6:12 […]

Why did Jacob tell Joseph that Joseph’s first two sons, who were born while he was in Egypt, would be “called by his name”, but not the other sons?

The relevant passage is Genesis 48:5-6: And now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.  (6)  And the children that you fathered after them shall be yours. They shall […]