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What's in a Name? The Prophets

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by The Simple Plan, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. The Simple Plan

    The Simple Plan Sojourner

    Looking through one of my Bibles the other night I saw these definitions for the major and minor prophets, in the old testament. They were in red writing/brackets under the name of the book. I found the definitions amazing especially in light of the prophecies and teachings they gave.

    Isaiah - Jehovah is salvation
    Jeremiah - Jehovah Exalts
    Ezekiel - God Strengthens
    Daniel - God is Judge
    Joel - Jehovah is God
    Amos - Burden Bearer
    Obadiah - Servant of Jehovah
    Jonah - Like a Dove
    Micah - Who is like Jehovah?
    Nahum - Compassionate
    Habbakuk - Wrestle with Doubt, Embrace
    Zephaniah - Hidden of the Lord
    Haggai - Festival of the Lord
    Zechariah - God remembers
    Malachi - Messenger of the Lord

    Do you have the definitions for any of the other prophets?

    Dave :clap:
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  2. Blessed-one

    Blessed-one a long journey ahead

    no Simple Plan, but it opens my eyes by just reading your post. Thanks for sharing!
  3. carmen

    carmen Active Member

    No sorry Simple Plan.Its really interesting though. But you can find out through the net. I like to look up
    all the towns and place from the bible and there meanings.
    I have all the names of God though.
    Thanks for what you posted.
  4. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

    Yes, there are countless more Dave. I find it interesting that the Hebrew names all had a very special meaning. And it makes very interesting reading when you substitute the meaning of a name in the place of a name when you are reading it. Perhaps I will post some examples later in another thread.
  5. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

    Nice list Dave, Thanks for sharing. I've noticed that not only the names of the prophets have a significant meaning, but also many of the places that had been named in the old testament.
  6. altya

    altya Servant of God

    Thanks for posting this list - I appreciate
  7. Snowy

    Snowy Jesus, You're all this heart is living for.