12.06.2010

Biblical names


Nathan- was one of the prophets of the Old Testament. He was the adviser of David and the teacher of Solomon.

Lucas- was a physician in Rome and an early convert to Christianity. He wrote one of the four gospels describing the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The Biblical baby name Adam is Hebrew in origin and its meaning is man or red-complexioned.


Adam was the first human being created by God from the dust of the earth. His wife Eve was created from his rib. Adam and Eve lived in the garden of Eden. Tempted by the serpent, Eve and later Adam ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge. God expelled them from the garden of Eden and cursed them. Adam and Eve had numerous children, of whom Cain, Abel and Seth are mentioned by name in the Bible.

Adam is also the name of a city in the valley of Jordan.

Genesis 1:27-5:32; Joshua 3:16


Oliver - Olive trees are very frequently mentioned in the Bible. It was considered an emblem of beauty, prosperity and religious previlege.
The dove from the ark brought an olive branch to Noah and so Noah knew that the flood water was abating from the earth.
The olive tree is mentioned in the Old Testament parable of Jotham.
Gethsemane was the name of an olive garden at the foot of Mount Olives, where Jesus would retire along with his disciples, and which was the scene of his agony the night before his arrest.
Strong's concordance 021


Antonia is the name of a fortress in Jerusalem. Herod fortified it and named it Antonia in honor of his friend Mark Anthony. Antonia is not named in the Bible, it is referred to as "the castle".

Paul delivered his famous speech describing his vision of the Christ from the stairs of the fortress Antonia.

Acts 21:34,37; 22:1-21
Strong's concordance 3925

Emmanuel is the symbolic and prophetic name of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, prophesying that He would be born of a virgin and would be 'God with us'.

Emmanuel is also spelt as Immanuel in the Bible.

Biblical reference for baby name Emmanuel:
Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14; 8:8
Strong's concordance H6005 and G1694

Judah was a son of Jacob and Leah. He was the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.




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