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Feb.07.2013
Many people believe that Isaiah was the greatest prophet of biblical history. Also seen as Esaias, the name means "salvation of the Lord". Isaiah's prophecies will be forever tied to Jerusalem. He foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah but believed that a righteous remnant would persevere....
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Feb.06.2013
Hezekiah, also seen as Hizkiah, Hizkijah and Ezekias was the 12th king of Judah, considered one of the best. The name means Jehovah strengthens. Hezekiah was one of Jesus's ancestors and he had a very close relationship with Isaiah the prophet. Hezekiah is famous for not being fond of the worship...
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Jan.04.2013
Jonathan pronounced, "Yawn-a-tahn" in Hebrew, means, "the Lord has given". There are many historical Jonathans portrayed in the bible but probably the one most remembered is Jonathan, the eldest son of King Saul the first king of Israel. Jonathan is also remembered by his close friendship with...
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Dec.07.2012
Sam is a very common name. Ever wonder the origins? Samuel is a Hebrew name meaning, "His name is El". What does El mean? It means God, so the name Samuel means, his name is God. Another similar sounding name is Samson or Sampson, also Hebrew and meaning, "Solar or Sun's Man".   Suellen...
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Dec.07.2012
Aaron is an ancient Hebrew name. He was a Levite, which meant he was a member of the tribe of Levi. Who were the Levites? They assisted the tabernacle priests with the sacred vessels. The third book of the Jewish Law of Moses is Leviticus, which contains the ceremonial laws for the Levites and the...
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Nov.23.2012
That's right, I'm going to be a racial snob because I believe the ten ethnicities that run through my genetic make-up are the best. Now mind you I'm still working on my genealogy and I'm convinced I'll come up with more ethnicities to feed my clannish mentality. I'll probably find African ancestry...
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Nov.23.2012
How about Jacob, Jacobi or Jacobson? You probably don't think about it but the ethnic roots of Jacobs go back to ancient Israel. The twelve tribes of Israel are all the descendants of “Jacob”, whose name later became “Israel”. Once you find your Israelite ancestors, you can further your research...
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Sep.20.2012
Every time my genealogical interest is aroused, I jump on the word or idea and follow it where it leads me, to archaic definitions, unusual world history and strange websites. Ancestry searching is not an easy task, mentally or emotionally, particularly when an ancestor hides their true identity...
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Sep.06.2012
Benjamin is a Hebrew name meaning "Son of the right hand". If your family tree has a Benjamin it could be that your ancestors had an affinity for the ancient Israelites. Used alone, Ben means "Son of". You will find the Hebrew prefix Ben, used abundantly in Hebrew names as in Ben Jacobs, of course...
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Sep.04.2012
For the ancient Israelites a "Judge" was to whom the people turned to solve their differences and a Judge had enough power to act as intermediary leader in time of war. All the Judges were men except for one ... Deborah. If any of your ancestors have the name Deborah it may be that they had an...