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Name
Language
English Meaning
Source
Comments
Baal
Semitic
Lord; Master
(See Picture)
Hurst
Weather god of ancient Ugarit. Mentioned in Old Testament.
Semitic
Residence of Baal
Hurst
Ancient name for Canaanite city later called Kirjath-Jearim. Ark of the Covenant was kept here 10 years.
Hebrew
Bravery
Hurst
Wicked third king of Israel. Executed by Zimri.
Ba Eth Ka
Hebrew
First Royalty
Nazarenes
Refers to Adam and Eve. Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Ba Eth Kee
Hebrew
Descendants of First Royalty
Nazarenes
Refers to Seth, Noah, Melchizedek, Abraham and their spouses. Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Hebrew
To Confuse
Hurst
Ancient city where its people built a large tower to overthrow God. (Also associated with Babylon.)
Semitic
Gate of God [bab-ili]
(See Pictures)
Hurst
Ancient capital of Babylonia. Location of ancient Babel. Ancient Sumerians called it Ka-Dimirra. Kassites called it BA-BA-Lam
Baghdad
Persian
Gift of God
(See Picture)
Hurst
One-time capital of an Islamic Caliphate. Current capital of Iraq.
Bakukh
Hebrew
Blessed One
Nibley
 
Hebrew
Destroyer of People
Hurst
Prophet from Pethor. King Balak of Moab offered a bribe to curse the invading Israelites. Balaam was a composite character.
Hebrew
To Ruin
Hurst
King of Moab and son of Zippor.
Bani (Binnu)
Hebrew
Built
Hurst
Father of Vaniah. He left captivity in Persia for Jerusalem.
Baphomet
Satanic idol of 1098 AD that was attributed falsely to the Templars, a Christian crusader order. See Picture.
Hebrew
Thunder; to Bless
(See Picture)
Hurst
Captain of Israel. The prophetess Deborah encouraged him to battle the forces of Sisera at Mount Tabor.
Baraq-El
Hebrew
Lightning of God
Nibley
Name in Doctrine and Covenants that referred to Joseph Smith Jr.
Hebrew
Son of Consolation
Hurst
(aka Joseph) Companion of Saul and disciple of Jesus Christ. He was a Levite from Cyprus.
Hebrew
Flesh
Hurst
This refers to animals which have bones, not such things as microorganisms. Nefesh refers to "the breath of life". The two joined together become a soul (human or animal). "And the spirit and the body are the soul of man." (D&C 88:15)
Bashan
Hebrew
Fruitful (See Picture)
Hurst
Area east of the Jordan River in modern Jordan.
Hebrew
Sweet-Smelling
Hurst
Daughter of Ishmael and third wife of Esau. Mother of Reuel.
Hebrew
Sweet-Smelling
Hurst
Daughter of Elon, a Hittite man. First wife of Esau and mother of Eliphaz. Her original name was Adah; Esau changed it to Bashemath and later to Mahalath.
Hebrew
Daughter of the Oath
[bat shua]
(See Picture)
Hurst
Wife of Uriah, a Hittite captain of guard to king David. She later became wife of David and mother of Solomon. Her father was Eliam.
Mentioned in the Old Testament (Genesis 14:1-12) at the Vale of Siddim.
Four kings of Mesopotamia: Amraphel of Shinar; Arioch of Ellasar; Chedorlaomer of Elam; Tidal of Nations (Hittites)
Five kings of Siddim: Bera of Sodom; Birsha of Gomorrah; King of Bela (Zoar); Shinab of Admah; Shemeber of Zeboim
Bee
Anciently the honeybee was a symbol for resurrection. See Facsimile 1-3.
Hebrew
Lord of Flies
[Ba'al Zevuv]
Hurst
Philistine patron god of Ekron. See Picture.
Hebrew
Well of an Oath
Seventh Well
Hurst
Ancient city where Abraham and Abimelech swore an oath of peace. See picture.
Beginning and Ending of Time
English
Beginning and Ending of Time
Nibley
Hurst
Nibley said this is the meaning of "One Eternal Round". I note that "Time" refers to the mortal period of life on this earth. It ends when Jesus Christ makes a final judgment and assigns people to an appropriate kingdom/level. See my notes on the Plan of Life.
Hebrew
A Thing Swallowed
Hurst
Son of Beor. King of Dinhabah in Edom.
Hebrew
Sweet
Hurst
Ancient city in the Vale of Siddim where Lot fled after the destruction of Sodom. Later called Zoar.
Ben-Ammi
Hebrew
Son of My People
Hurst
Son of Lot and father of the Ammonites.
Hebrew
Son of Hadad (Noise)
Hurst
Father of Tabrimon.
Beni Ahlish
Hebrew
Sons of God
Nazarenes
Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Hebrew
Son of Right Hand
Hurst
Son of Jacob and Rachel. Younger brother of Joseph, who was sold as a slave in ancient Egypt.
Benjamin (King)
Hebrew
Son of Right Hand
See Picture.
Hurst
Father of Mosiah, Helaman and Helorum. King of the united Mulekites and Nephites.
Hebrew
Burning; Foolish; Mad
Hurst
Father of king Bela in Dinhabah.
Semitic
Mr. Clean [bet-resh-ayin]
Randolph
King of Sodom.
Berukh
Hebrew
Chosen One
Nibley
 
Beth
Egyptian
Eden
J. Smith
Place of happiness, purity, holiness and rest
Bethabara
Hebrew
1. House of Confidence
2. House of the Ford
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Probably refers to Bethbarah (Ford of Abarah) at the Jordan River on the way to Gilead.
Beth-El
Semitic
House of God
Hurst
Site where Abraham built an alter when first entering Canaan, and where Joseph had a dream of heaven. Originally called Luz. See Picture.
Beth Gahmol
Egyptian
Eden
Nazarenes
Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Hebrew
House of Bread
Hurst
Site where Jesus Christ was born. See Picture.
Hebrew
House of God
Hurst
Father of Laban and Rachel.
Ten named patriarchs of the Bible foretold the mission of Jesus Christ. They were: Adam [Man]; Seth [Appointed]; Enos [Mortal]; Cainan [Sorrow]; Mahalaleel [The Blessed God]; Jared [Shall Come Down]; Enoch [Teaching]; Methuselah [His Death Shall Bring]; Lamech [The Despairing]; Noah [Rest, or Comfort].
    "Man appointed mortal sorrow. The blessed God shall come down teaching His death shall bring rest, or comfort." ALL 10 NAMES TOGETHER FORETOLD THE MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST!
Semitic
Daughter of Jehovah
Hurst
Handmaid of Rachel. Minor wife of Jacob. Mother of Dan and Naphtali.
1. Aramaic
2. Hebrew
1. Sweet
2. Ugly
Hurst
King of Gomorrah.
Hebrew
Daughter of Jehovah
(See Picture)
Hurst
Rabbinic Midrash claims she was the adoptive mother of Moses. Princess of ancient Egypt.
Hebrew
Swiftness
Hurst
Second husband of Ruth and father of Obed.
Boaz
Hebrew
Flow; Move; Swift; Vanish
Hurst
Nephite city at Baeza in modern Mexico.
Book of Enoch
Contained the last prophecies of Adam that he gave at Adam-Ondi-Ahman three years before his death. It also included the prophesies of Enoch.
1. English
2. Hebrew
1. Bountiful (See Pictures)
2. Showa'
Hurst
Ancient Mayan city (aka Palenque) in Chiapas State, Mexico. Nephite city of Bountiful.
1. English
2. Hebrew
1. Bountiful
2. Showa' (See Picture)
Hurst
Area near Salalah in Oman. Modern Khor Kharfot of Wadi Sayq, where Lehi's family built a ship.
Breastplate of Judgment
Vestment of high priest in Israel. This breastplate (aka Hoshen) contained gemstones and engraved names for the 12 tribes of Israel; fastened to the ephod; the Urim and Thummim ("Lights and Perfections") were placed in a pocket behind the breastplate.
Briatic Kether
Hebrew
Creating Crown
Nazarenes
Term mentioned on the Hypocephalus of B'nai-Amen (discovered at Thebes), according to the Nazarenes of Mount Carmel.
Brimstone
1. Greek
2. Hebrew
1. [theion]
2. [gophrith]
Hurst
Sulfur; large quantity found near the Dead Sea.
Greek
Temple of Osiris
(See Picture)
Nibley
Ancient sacred city in the Nile Delta. See Facsimile 1-3. The Egyptian name for this location was Djed
Hebrew
My Contempt
Hurst
Father of Ezekiel.

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