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Names IV

1) Joshua One of the twelve spies of Israel sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan. After the death of Moses, he led the Israelite Tribes in the conquest of Canaan and allocated the land to the 12 Tribes. He died at the age of 110.
2) Reubenites, Gadites and the Half-tribe of Manasseh East side of the Jordan. Recorded in Joshua 22, built the altar as a replica and as a witness between them and the Western Tribes that God was still with them. This is why the altar was named, “A Witness Between Us That The Lord Is God.”
3) Rahab The prostitute in Jericho who received, concealed and safely sent-off the two spies that Joshua sent to “spy-out” Jericho. They destroyed everyone except her house and her family, which by agreement was marked by a scarlet cord.
4) Achan The Israelite (and family) who was stoned for keeping a quantity of the gold, silver and costly clothing after the fall of Jericho when God commanded the entire army to destroy everything. He hid the possessions in his tent.
5) Caleb Joshua gives him Hebron as his inheritance. Hebron (Kiriath Arba) was the sacred burial grounds for the Patriarchs/Matriarchs – Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob and Leah.
6) Othniel The first Judge of Israel. He gained the hand of Achsah, daughter of Caleb, as a reward for his bravery in leading a successful expedition against the city of Debir.
7) Adoni-Bezek King of Bezek fled in battle when his men were defeated, but was captured by the men of Judah. They punished him likewise for his cruelty of cutting-off the thumbs and big toes of seventy kings whom he had conquered.
8) Ehud The second Judge of Israel. He was a valiant, left-handed warrior. He used a two-edged dagger to put to death Eglon, the Moabite king. He thereafter captured and slaughtered 10,000 other Moabites and brought about eighty years of peace for Israel.
9) Eglon The Moabite king who was killed by Ehud. When Ehud thrust his sword into his belly, “the fat closed over it.”
10) Deborah The fourth Judge of Israel and a prophetess. She is considered a "mother in Israel” and she also wrote the "Song of _______," which commemorates the battle in which the Israelites defeated Jabin’s army (Hazor) after a 20 year oppression.
11) Barak Did not want to fight the army led by Sisera without Deborah by his side, and so she went and they were victorious.
12) Sisera Commander of Jabin’s army who was defeated by the Israelite army. After all was lost he fled and Jael received him into her tent, when he fell asleep Jael drove a tent peg through his skull instantly killing him – an enemy of God’s people.
13) Gideon (Jerub-Baal) A Judge of Israel who was called by God to save Israel out of Midian’s hand as he was threshing wheat in a winepress. When he doubted, God simply told him, “Go in the strength you have.” His 300 men (32,000) victoriously defeated 135,000 Midianites.
14) Zebah and Zalmunna Two kings of Midian who were killed by Gideon after confessing that they took part in killing his brothers.
15) Abimelech The only son of Gideon by a concubine in Shechem. He murders all but one of his 70 half-brothers – who were sons of Gideon’s many wives. He also makes himself king of Israel. Killed when he was struck on the head by a millstone thrown by a woman
16) Jotham The youngest of Gideon's seventy sons and the only one to escape the mass murdering by Abimelech.
17) Gaal The man in whom the people of Shechem placed their confidence to head their revolution against Abimelech, but the people of Shechem were destroyed by Abimelech.
18) Jephthah The gifted Judge of Israel, who after leading the Israelites victoriously in battle against the Ammonites, fulfilled a rash vow to sacrifice the first thing that came out of his house. Tragically, it was his beloved daughter.
19) Samson Judge of Israel who was given strength to combat the Philistines. Feats of strength: killing a lion, slaying a 1,000 men with only the jawbone of a donkey, lifting off of a city’s gate carrying it to the top of a hill, and destroying a pagan temple.
20) Manoah Father of Samson.
21) Naomi Ruth’s mother-in-law and wife of Elimelech. She left Judea with her husband and two sons in a time of famine and went to the land of Moab. On Bethlehem, she wished to be known as Mara, which means “bitterness” instead of ______, which means “pleasant.”
22) Ruth The Moabite widow of Mahlon, who was the daughter-in-law to Elimelech and Naomi. In Bethlehem, Naomi had a rich relative, Boaz, to whom she would later marry. She became the mother of Obed, the grandfather of David.
23) Boaz Ruth’s husband who redeemed the estates of her deceased husband Mahlon.
24) Boaz’ mother Boaz’s mother was Rahab of Jericho who was incorporated into the Jewish people after her aid in the sacking of Jericho. Thereafter, she became the wife of Salmon and the mother of Boaz.
25) Obed Son of Boaz and Ruth. Father of Jesse and grandfather of David.
26) David – Second king of United Israel and Judah. He wrote many of the Psalms, defeated Goliath, righteously overcame Saul’s jealous attacks, and even though he committed adultery and murder, he became known as “a man after God’s own heart.” (Acts 13:22)
27) Elkanah Father of Samuel the prophet and husband of Samuel’s mother – Hannah.
28) Peninnah The second wife of Elkanah.
29) Hannah Wife of Elkanah and mother of Samuel. After not being able to conceive, she prayed to the Lord for a child and vowed that if God granted her a son that she would offer him for the service of the Lord. She gave birth to Samuel.
30) Eli The high priest of Shiloh who trained Samuel and judged Israel for 40 years after the death of Samson. After his two sons were killed, and the Ark of God with Philistines, he fell backward breaking his neck, and died at ninety-eight years old.
31) Samuel Dedicated by his mother, Hannah, as a Nazirite. Like Eli’s two sons, Samuel’s two sons acted wickedly and therefore Samuel could not pass down his judgeship and so the people demanded a king. He anointed the first two kings of Israel: Saul and David.
32) Dagon The national god of the Philistines whose temple was in Ashdod. There the Philistines placed the stolen Ark of God.
33) Saul Failed to obey God by eliminating all of the Amalekites and their livestock. He died a coward’s death by taking his own life by falling on his sword.
34) Jonathan Eldest son of King Saul and closest friend to David. On one occasion, he saved Israel by attacking the Philistines along with his armor bearer when the two of them only had one sword.
35) Goliath Over nine feet tall, the Philistine champion from Gath taunted the Israelites in a prideful manner for 40 days. When hit with a stone from David’s slingshot, he was killed by this faith-filled shepherd boy.
36) Merab King Saul’s eldest daughter who was promised by her father Saul to David for his victory over Goliath. Saul took back his word and gave her in marriage to Adriel.
37) Michal The younger daughter of King Saul who fell in love with David and married him after David overpaid the dowry price of 100 Philistine foreskins by bringing to Saul 200 foreskins.
38) Nabal A very rich and egotistic man who was married to Abigail. God struck him dead, because he refused to provide necessary sustenance for David and his men after their loyal service to him, as well as for insulting David. His name means “fool.”
39) Abigail Wife of Nabal who after his death became the wife of David. David admired her as she saved her household from destruction by acting quickly and humbly in making up for Nabal’s wickedness.
40) Joab Son of David’s oldest half-sister Zeruiah; nephew of David and commander of his army. Led the loyal force that crushed the rebellion of David’s son Absalom. Yet, was an untrustworthy and unspiritual man.
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