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Name
Language
English Meaning
Source
Comments
Dabareh
Hebrew
1. Bee; Obediant; The Word
2. Pasture
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Town near Mount Tabor that Joshua conquered.
Dabiq
Town in modern Syria where the Islamic apocalyptic battle will occur. Allegedly, forces from 80 nations will be involved. Islam will suffer 1/3 dead; 1/3 flee; 1/3 will triumph over infidels. (AKA Al-A'Maq) See Picture.
Dagon
Sumerian
Grain
Hurst
Temples were at Ashdod and Gaza. See Picture.
Egyptian
King of Hell
J.Smith
Refers to Satan.
Dah Tu Hah Dees
Egyptian
Least Kingdom
Nazarenes
Refers to Outer Darkness. Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Dahhak
Persian
Deceiver; Liar
Nibley
 
Dalmanutha
Hebrew
Branch; Bucket
Hurst
Town near Magdala on the Sea of Galilee shore.
Damaris
Greek
Calf; Girl [damalis]
Hurst
Athenian woman convert of Paul.
Damascus
Aramaic
Well-Watered Place
(See Picture)
Hurst
Capital city of Syria. Birthplace of Eliezer, steward to Abraham. Tiglath-Pileser III conquered it in 733 BC.
Hebrew
Judging
Hurst
First son of Jacob and Bilhah. See the 12 Tribes of Israel.
Hebrew
God Is My Judge
Hurst
Prophet who gained favor with king Nebuchadnezzar II of ancient Babylonia. He survived various tests, including being thrust into a den of lions. He also was called Belteshazzar (Babylonian = Prince of Bel) and intrepreted dreams of Darius and Nebuchadnezzar II.
Hebrew
God Is My Judge
Hurst
Second son of David and Abigail. Also called Chileab in 2 Samuel 3:3.
Dar
Arabic
Settled Land
Nibley
 
Dar Al-Harb
Arabic
Desolate Land
Nibley
 
Persian
Rich and Kingly
(See Picture)
Hurst
King of Median Empire after the death of Belshazzar. He thrust Daniel in a den of lions.
Dark Skin
According to Nibley, Hebrew use of light and dark "skin" indicated a person's obedience or rebelliousness. Lamanites dark skin in the Book of Mormon was a term to indicate their unbelief and not actual skin color.
Hebrew
Beloved Gift of God
(See Picture)
Hurst
Dissented against Aaron and Moses. God caused the earth to swallow he and his followers.
Hebrew
1. Beloved; Dear
2. I Possess
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Son of Jesse and king of ancient Israel. Prior to becoming king, he killed Goliath, warrior champion of the Philistines of Gath. Close friend of Jonathan.
Hebrew
1. Beloved; Dear
2. I Possess
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Husband of Abigail and father of Daniel.
David
Hebrew
1. Beloved; Dear
2. I Possess
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Region north of Angola and near the city of Joshua in modern Mexico.
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Orator; A Word
2. Back; Most Holy Place
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
King of Eglon whom Joshua killed.
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Orator; A Word
2. Back; Most Holy Place
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Canaanite city of Kiriath-Sannah located southwest of Hebron. Identical with Kiriath-Sepher.
Hebrew
Bee (See Picture)
Hurst
Prophetess of Israel who encouraged Barak to battle the forces of Sisera at Mount Tabor.
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Breasts; Friendship; Judge
2. Low Ground
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Son of Raamah, a Cushite. Brother of Sheba.
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Breasts; Friendship; Judge
2. Low Ground
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Capital of Lihyan Kingdom in modern Saudi Arabia (now called Al-'Ula Oasis). See Map and Picture.
De-Eh
Egyptian
Hell
J. Smith
 
De-Eh-Or
Egyptian
Royal of Hell
Nazarenes
Refers to those in Outer Darkness. Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Hebrew
Delicate; Weak
(See Picture)
Hurst
Philistine woman who succeeded in bringing down Samson.
Demas
Greek
Popular
Hurst
Missionary companion of Paul. He later deserted when faced with danger.
Demetrius
Latin
Belonging to Ceres
Hurst
Silversmith from Ephesus who incited a mob against Paul.
Hebrew and Egyptian merchants in ancient On devised this script. Nephites used it (and possibly a similar system known as Meroitic script) to write on the Book of Mormon plates (see Picture). This script also appeared on the Rosetta Stone, which was found in the Nile River delta in Egypt.
Denmark
German
Field of Dan
Land of Dan
Hurst
Some modern authorities believe People from the tribe of Dan (one of the "lost" tribes of Israel) left Nineveh (Tigris River area) and eventually settled in Denmark.
Derbe
Hebrew
A Sting
Hurst
Town where apostles of Jesus Christ taught. Located at Kerti Hüyük in Turkey.
Egyptian
Jaredite
Honeybee; Red Earth [djoser]
Nibley
[tesh-eret] also refers to Eden and a honeybee. Deseret represented Egyptus, who brought honeybees (symbol for life) to ancient Egypt.
Desolation
1. Hebrew
2. Nahuatl
1. Desolation [hormah]
2. Tree in arid soil [huaxica]
Nibley
Near modern Juchitan in Mexico.
Latin
Divine; Heavenly
(See Picture)
Hurst
Roman goddess of the hunt. Similar to Artemis, whose temple at Ephesus was famous.
Dibon
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Wasting (See Picture)
2. Abundance of Knowledge
1. Hurst
2. Hitchcock
Moabite town east of Jordan River.
Aramaic
Date or Palm Tree
Hurst
Son of Joktan.
Hebrew
Judgment
Hurst
Daughter of Jacob and Leah. See the 12 Tribes of Israel.
Dinaites
Colonists that Tiglath-Pileser III sent to Samaria. (Old Testament: Ezra 4:9)
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. He Gives Judgment
2. Robbers Den
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Edomite city of king Bela. Located at Dibdiba in modern Jordan.
Dionysius
Greek
Belonging to light of the tree
Hurst
Member in Council of Areopagus. Convert of Paul who became the first bishop of Athens.
Diotrephes
Latin
Nourished by Jupiter
Hurst
Christian whom John condemned for self-aggrandizement.
Hebrew
A Threshing
Hurst
Son of Seir, head of the Horites.
Divine Proportion
Number is 1.618 (as found in nature); represented by (Phi). Distance from head to floordistance of navel to floor; distance from shoulder to fingertipdistance from elbow to fingertip; distance from hip to floordistance from knee to floor (etc.)
Dizahab
Hebrew
Region of Gold
Hurst
Region in Moab.
Egyptian
Desert; East; Red
(Egyptian name for Busiris)
Nibley
Symbol of authority, power in the priesthood, and stability. It also represented the red honeybee or "Deseret". See Picture and Facsimile 1-3.
Hebrew
1. His Uncle
2. Help of God
1. Hitchcock
2. Hurst
Father of Eleazar, a mighty man of king David.
Hebrew
Careful Who Acts with Uneasiness
Hurst
Servant of king Saul. He executed Achimelech and the priests of Nob.
Dor (Tel Dor)
Hebrew
Habitation (See Picture)
Hurst
Canaanite city that Joshua conquered.
Dorcas
Hebrew
Female Gazelle
Hurst
Good woman of Joppa (Jaffa) whom the apostle Peter restored to life.
Dothan
Hebrew
Law (See Picture)
Hurst
Town in Samaria.
Dream Mine
Former LDS bishop, John Koyle, claimed he saw a vision of a Nephite gold mine near Salem, Utah. It also is known as the Relief Mine. (See Pictures.)
English
Dewy-Eyed; Fruitful
(Latin [drusus])
Hurst
Wife of Felix and youngest daughter of king Herod Agrippa I of Judaea.
Dsr
Egyptian
Desert; Holy Land; Honeybee; Red Land
Nibley
Deseret [djoser]
Duat
Egyptian
Underworld; Hell
Hurst
Egyptian symbol that denotes Hell or the underworld. Note the Duat in Facsimile 2 from the Book of Abraham.
Dumah
Hebrew
Silence
Hurst
Ishmaelite tribe in Arabia.
Dura
1. Babylonian
2. Hebrew
1. Rampart [Dur-ili]
2. Circle
Hurst
Plain near Babylon where an image of king Nebuchadnezzar was placed.

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