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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

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    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?

    Blessings
    Dave :clap:
     
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  2. Blessed-one

    Blessed-one a long journey ahead

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

    carmen Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Thanks for posting this list - I appreciate
     
  7. Snowy

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

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    cool!!!
     
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