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Name
Language
English Meaning
Source
Comments
Sabaoth
Hebrew
Hosts
Nibley
Jewish party and aristocracy formed after Maccabean War. They helped spread Greek culture and opposed Jesus Christ. Named for Zadok, high priest in the time of Solomon. Noted in the New Testament (Mark 12:18). See Picture.
Hebrew
Perfect Peace
Hurst
Early name for Jerusalem. Melchizedek was king and received tithes from Abraham.
1. Egyptian
2. Hebrew
1. Uniter of The Lands
    [Sam-Tawi]
2. Name [form of Shem]
1. Nibley
2. Hurst
Son of Lehi and Sariah. Brother of Laman; Lemuel; Nephi; Jacob; Joseph.
Hebrew
Watch Mountain
Hurst
Land in the northern kingdom of Israel. See the Hills of Samaria.
Hebrew
Of the Sun
(See Picture)
Hurst
Son of Manoah. Foolish strongman of Israel who succumbed to a Philistine woman named Delilah. She cut his hair and betrayed Samson to soldiers. He died along with his tormentors when pulling down temple pillars.
Hebrew
God Heard
(See Picture)
Erickson
Son of Elkanah and Hannah. High Priest and prophet in Israel who consecrated David as king. Father of Abiah and Joel.
Hebrew
God Heard
See Picture.
Erickson
Lamanite prophet who foretold the imminent birth of Jesus Christ. Wicked people of Zarahemla futilely attempted to kill Samuel.
Jewish senate and highest court for civil and religious affairs in Roman Galilee; noted in the New Testament (Matthew 10:17). Hebrew term for "sitting together." See Picture.
Hebrew
Princess of All People
Nibley
Name changed from Sarai. Wife of Abraham. Mother of Isaac.
Hebrew
Princess of Her Own People
Nibley
Name changed to Sarah. Wife of Abraham. Mother of Isaac.
Hebrew
Jehovah is Prince
See Picture.
Hurst
Wife of Lehi. Mother of sons: Laman; Lemuel; Sam; Nephi; Jacob; Joseph; and daughters.
Greek
Slanderer
(aka Scape-Goat)
Nibley
His name was changed from Lucifer upon expulsion for rebellion and attempting to usurp God's power. See Plan of Life and a Picture.
Hebrew
Prayed for
See (Picture)
Hurst
Son of Kish and father of Jonathan. King of ancient Israel. He often attempted to murder David.
Hebrew
Prayed for
See (Picture)
Hurst
(aka Paul) Zealot who converted to Jesus Christ on his way to Damascus. He was a Roman citizen from Tarsus, member of Sanhedrin, and a strict Pharisee.
Saul (Shàul)
Hebrew
Prayed for
Hurst
King of Edom.
Scribe
Lawyer, usually a Pharisee, as noted in the New Testament (Matthew 14:52 and Mark 2:16). Also referred to a Hebrew court official in the Old Testament. See Picture.
Sea Peoples
Ancient people who attempted to conquer ancient Egypt. They included: Achaeans from Greece; Palastu; Philistines who spoke Greek; Sardenu from Sardinia; and Siculi from Sicily. Click to view Sea Peoples entry.
Semitic
She has Sought after
Erickson
Brother of Seezoram. Member of Gadianton band in Ammonihah who murdered the chief judge in Zarahemla.
Semitic
Nibley
Also believed to be Sirius (dog star).
Seer Stone
Egg-sized dark stone that Joseph Smith occasionally used while translating ancient records. See picture of the stone and a pouch that Emma Smith made.
Egyptian
Holy; Sacred; Set Apart
[Deseret]
Nibley
Brother of Seantum and a Gadianton robber in Ammonihah.
Hebrew
Hairy; Rough
Hurst
Father of Dishan. Head of the Horites, who settled in the area of Mount Seir.
Sekhmet
Egyptian
Lady Neith (Asenath)
Nibley
Refers to Egyptus. aka Hathor and Tefnut.
Seraphim
Hebrew
Fiery Beings
Hurst
Mythical beings with six wings, human hands and voices. Hebrews believe they serve God.
Hebrew
Soldier of Jehovah
Hurst
Father of Ezra.
Semitic
Branch; Twining
Hitchcock
Father of Nahor.
Adamic
Appointed
Bible
Righteous son of Adam and Eve. Father of Cainan.
Adamic
Successor
Nibley
Jaredite son of Shiblon. Father of Ahah.
Seven Churches
Seven Christian churches in ancient Anatolia (modern Turkey) that John addressed and warned about events of the "Last Days". They were: Ephesus; Laodicea; Pergamon (Pergamus); Philadelphia; Sardis; Smyrna; Thyatira.
Shabbathai
Hebrew
Nazarenes
Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Semitic
The Gates of God
Tvedtnes
Egyptian name for the Sun and Sirius, the dog star. See Picture.
Shah Mat
Egyptian
King is Dead
Nibley
Later became a term in chess -- Checkmate.
Semitic
Hostile [shara]
Erickson
Jaredite military commander.
Sharon
Hebrew
Plain
Hurst
Land and People to whom Enoch preached.
Shaumahyeem
Hebrew
Heavens; High
Nibley
Similar to Raukeeyang.
Shaumau
Egyptian
Heavens; High
Nibley
Similar to Raukeeyang.
Shazer
Arabic
Clump of Trees
aka Sigor (sgr)
Nibley
Lehi's campsite in the Arabian desert, and where Nephi hunted.
Hebrew
Gates of Jehovah
Tvedtnes
Son of Azel.
Hebrew
Remnant Shall Return
Hitchcock
Son of Isaiah the prophet in ancient Israel.
Hebrew
Oath; Promise
Hurst
Son of Raamah and brother of Dedan.
Hebrew
Oath; Promise
Hurst
Son of Joktan. A descendent was the Queen of Sheba.
Sheba, Queen
Semitic
Daughter of an Oath
(See Picture)
Hurst
Queen of ancient Sabaean Kingdom located at Ma'rib in modern Yemen. An Old Testament account related her visit to king Solomon of Israel.
Sheba
Semitic
Daughter of an Oath
(See Picture)
Hurst
Sabaean Kingdom located at Ma'rib in modern Yemen. The queen visited Solomon of Israel.
Hebrew
Back; Shoulder
(See Picture)
Hurst Ancient sacred city in Palestine near modern Nablus. Abraham visited this location. Burial site of Joseph.
Shedolamak
Adamic
 
Hurst
Wilderness region where Adam conferred high priesthood upon Cainan (at age 87).
Shelem
Hebrew
Peace Offering
Hurst
Mountain probably in Morocco or Spain where Mahonri Moriancumer obtained 16 white stones.
Adamic
Name; Renown
Bible
Oldest son of Noah. Joseph Smith claimed Shem was Melchizedek, king of ancient Salem (Jerusalem).
Shem
Adamic
Name; Renown
Bible
Nephite commander of 10,000 men.
Shem
Adamic
Name; Renown
Bible
City probably at modern Cholula in Mexico.
Shem
Adamic
Name; Renown
Bible
Land and People to whom Enoch preached.
Hebrew
Powerful Name
Hurst
King of Zeboim.
Shemesh
Hebrew
Nazarenes
Nazarenes of Mount Carmel translation.
Shemion
Hebrew
 
B. Mormon
Probably near Lake Amatitlan in Guatemala.
Shemlon
Hebrew
East
Nibley
Near Sebus Waters, modern Lake Amatitlán in Guatemala.
Shemnon
Hebrew
Important Fatness
Hurst
One of 12 Nephite disciples of Jesus Christ.
Sherem
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Pug-nosed
2. Dawn
1. Nibley
2. Erickson
Anti-Christ who demanded a sign from Jacob. He was struck dumb and died after confessing his delusions to the Nephites.
Sherrizah
Hebrew
1. Jehovah is Peace
2. East
1. Erickson
2. Nibley
Tower where Lamanites obtained many prisoners. Probably at Guiengola in Mexico.
Sheshach
Hebrew
Babel
Hurst
City of Babel (aka Babylon).
Sheshaq
Egyptian
Nibley
Ruler of Ancient Egypt who conquored Jerusalem in 926 BC and removed sacred artifacts from Solomon's Temple. See Facsimile 1-3.
Jaredite
 
B. Mormon
Good Jaredite king and son of Heth. Father of Shez and Riplakish.
Jaredite
 
B. Mormon
Eldest son of Shez, a Jaredite king. Rebellious but murdered by a thief.
Shiblom
Arabic
Young Lion
Nibley
Jaredite king.
Shiblom
Arabic
Young Lion
Nibley
Nephite commander of 10,000 men.
Arabic
Young Lion
Nibley
Jaredite son of Com. Father of Seth.
Arabic
Young Lion
Nibley
Son of Alma the Younger. Served as a missionary with brothers Corianton and Helaman.
Shiloah (Siloam)
Hebrew
Sent (See Picture)
Hurst
Natural fountain southeast of Jerusalem.
Shilom
1. Hebrew
2. Semitic
1. Land of the East
2. Safe; Secure
Nibley
Near Sebus Waters, modern Lake Amatitlán in Guatemala.
1. Hebrew
2. Jaredite
1. Renowned
2. North
Hurst
Hill in the Land of Antum. Site where Ether secreted Jaredite records. Probably located at modern Cerro la Malinche.
Shimnilom
Arabic
Monument of Wealth
Hurst
City in the Land of Nephi.
Hebrew
Splendor of the Father
Hurst
King of Admah.
Hebrew
Country of Two Rivers
Hurst
Ancient name for Mesopotamia, especially for kingdoms of Akkad, Babylonia and Sumer.
Shinehah
1. Egyptian
2. Egyptian
3. Hebrew
1. Encircle [sheni] Sun [nehah]
2. One Eternal Round
3. Year [shanah]
1. Hurst
2. Nibley
2. Tvedtnes
Our Sun.
Hebrew
Splendor; This Gift
[shiza]
Hitchcock
Late Jaredite king and brother of Lib. He led forces against king Coriantumr.
Shu
Egyptian
Air
Hurst
See Picture.
Hebrew
Deliverance
Hurst
Sixth son of Abraham and Keturah.
Hebrew
Deliverance
Hurst
Canaanite and father of Tamar
Sumerian
Belief; Trust [shu-la]
Hurst
Jaredite king. Son of Kib and father of Omer.
Shulem;
Shulom
Hebrew
Peace
Hurst
Principal waiter to Pharaoh during a visit by Abraham. Variant spelling for the Hebrew term of Shalom.
Adamic
[East of Eden]
Bible
People of Enos depart from the wicked of this land and settle in Cainan (a land of promise).
Adamic
Name; Renown
[similar to Shem]
Hurst
People from the Valley of Shum. They were destroyed in war by people of Canaan (not that of Canaan).
Adamic
Name; Renown
[similar to Shem]
Hurst
Valley where people of Shum lived prior to their destruction.
Semitic
Name of a god descended from El
Erickson
Valley near the hill Comnor in modern Mexico.
Hebrew
Salt Sea
Bible
Valley near the Salt Sea (Dead Sea) and region of ancient cities of Gomorrah and Sodom.
Sidom
Phoenician
High Place; Mountain
Erickson
Land probably at Río de la Pasión in Guatemala.
Phoenician
Fishing Rock
Hurst
Phoenician trade center; see Picture.
Phoenician
Fishing Rock
Hurst
Probably the Usumacinta River in Guatemala and Mexico.
Hebrew
Hearing
Hurst
Second son of Jacob and Leah. See the 12 Tribes of Israel.
Simon Peter
1. Hebrew
2. Greek
1. He has Heard [shim'on]
2. Rock [petros]
(See Picture of Simon Peter)
Hurst
Chief apostle of Jesus Christ. He was a fisherman from Bethsaida of Galilee.
Sinim
Hebrew
South Country; Thorns
Hurst
Possible reference to southern China.
Sipapu
Greek
Center of Everything
Nibley
 
Sir
Egyptian
Term of respect to a superior
Nibley
Term adopted worldwide. [sr]
Sirius
Greek
Bright Star; Dog Star
{See Picture}
Nibley
aka Shagre-el; Egyptians called it Sopdet.
Siron
Egyptian
Flesh [sirum]
Erickson
Probably near Quirigua in Guatemala.
Semitic
That Sees a Horse
(See Picture)
Hurst
Captain of king Jabin's army. Barak defeated him in battle at Mount Tabor. He fled and later Jael killed him.
Egyptian
(See Picture)
Nibley
Ancient Egyptian god that represented Ptah. It also was a symbol for resurrection or rejuvenated life. See Facsimile 1-3.
Sodom
Semitic
Forcer; Violator
Nibley
 
Semitic
1. Fortify; Strengthen
2. Forcer; Violator
1. Hurst
2. Nibley
City that God destroyed, along with Gomorrah, for evil actions. See pictures of City Ruins and "Salt Pillar".
Egyptian
(See Picture)
Nibley
Ancient Egyptian god that represented a phoenix. It also was a symbol for 1,000 and a dispensation of rebirth. Note the presense of a Sokar Boat in Facsimile 1-3.
Hebrew
Peaceable
(See Picture)
Hurst
Son of David and Bathsheba. King of Israel. He built a temple in Jerusalem.
Adamic
Son of Man of Holiness
Christ
Ancient Egyptians corrupted the term "Ahman" and original Adamic teachings for their god, Amon. See Ahman.
Sophoi
Greek
Traveling Wise Men
Nibley
Refers to "wise men" who visited King Herod in their search for the child, Jesus.
Star of Bethlehem
AKA Messianic Star because it shone over the site of baby Jesus' birth on 17 June 2 BC at Bethlehem. It actually was the rare conjunction (once every 2,000+ years) of the planets Jupiter and Venus with the kingship star of Regulus in the constellation of Leo. It could be seen 12 hours from China to Europe, with its closest point of separation at Israel. It recently appeared on 30 June 2015 AD and was seen 9+ hours from Bermuda to Hawaii. See Picture.
Sufis
Arabic
Traveling Wise Men
Nibley
Refers to "wise men" who visited King Herod in their search for the child, Jesus.
Sukkot
Hebrew
Feast of Tabernacles
(See Picture)
Hurst
Final judgment of Yom Kippur. Day of Delivery; aka Feast of Booths in Israel; 21th day of 7th month (Tishrei). Climax day of Hoshanah Rabbah (Great Hosanna); October 21 likely will be the day when Jesus Christ will make His "Second Coming" or return to earth.
Synagogue
Greek
Place where you assemble
Nibley
See Hurva Synagogue at Jerusalem.

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