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List of biblical names starting with S


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See Bible Study Tools Library letter S or Christian Classics Ethereal Library letter S or Smith's Bible Dictionary letter S or Easton's Bible Dictionary letter S for additional definitions and Biblical sources. Most of the men's and women's biblical names can be found in Herbert Lockyer's books with a biblical source where in the bible they can be found.[1] Many also have a short study on the name.[1] Most of the Biblical name definitions for places, cities, countries, angels, gods, mountains and Hebrew names can be found in Nancy M. Tischler's two volume encyclopedia All things in the Bible, an encyclopedia of the biblical world with a short study on each of them.[2]

  • Sabaoth, rest day[3]
  • Sabeans, captivity; conversion; old age[3]
  • Sabtah, a going about or circuiting; old age[3]
  • Sabtechah, that surrounds; that causes wounding[3]
  • Sacar, wares; a price[3]
  • Sadducees, followers of Sadoc, or Zadok[3]
  • Sadoc, or Zadok, just; righteous[3]
  • Salah, mission; sending[3]
  • Salamis, shaken; test; beaten[3]
  • Salathiel, asked or lent of God[3]
  • Salcah, thy basket; thy lifting up[3]
  • Salem, complete or perfect peace[3]
  • Salim, foxes; fists; path[3]
  • Sallai, Sallu, an exaltation; a basket[3]
  • Salma, peace; perfection[3]
  • Salmon, peaceable; perfect; he that rewards[3]
  • Salome, same as Salmon, femine version[3]
  • Samaria, watch-mountain[3]
  • Samlah, his raiment; his left hand; his astonishment[3]
  • Samos, full of gravel[3]
  • Samothracia, an island possessed by the Samians and Thracians[3]
  • Samson, his son; his service; there the second time[3]
  • Samuel, lent of God; heard by God; asked of God[3]
  • Sanballat, bramble-bush; enemy in secret[3]
  • Sanhedrin, sitting together[3]
  • Sansannah, bough or bramble of the enemy[3]
  • Saph, rushes; sea-moss[3]
  • Saphir, delightful[3]
  • Sapphira, that relates or tells[3]
  • Sarah, lady; mother of the multitude[3]
  • Sarai, my lady; my princess[3]
  • Sardis, prince of joy[3]
  • Sardites, removing a dissension[3]
  • Sarepta, a goldsmith's shop[3]
  • Sargon, who takes away protection[3]
  • Sarid, remaining; hand of a prince[3]
  • Saron, same as Sharon[3]
  • Sarsechim, master of the wardrobe[3]
  • Saruch, branch; layer; lining[3]
  • Satan, contrary; adversary; enemy; accuser[3]
  • Saul, demanded; lent; ditch; death[3]
  • Sceva, disposed; prepared[3]
  • Seba, a drunkard; that turns[3]
  • Sebat, twig; scepter; tribe[3]
  • Sebia, Latin language|Latin form of Zibiah found in the Douay-Rheims Bible|Douay-Rheims[3]
  • Secacah, shadow; covering; defense[3]
  • Sechu, defense; bough[3]
  • Secundus, second[3]
  • Segub, fortified; raised[3]
  • Seir, Seirath, hairy; goat; demon; tempest[3]
  • Sela, a rock[3]
  • Sela-hammah-lekoth, rock of divisions[3]
  • Selah, the end; a pause[3]
  • Seled, affliction; warning[3]
  • Seleucia, shaken or beaten by the waves[3]
  • Sem, same as Shem[3]
  • Semachiah, joined to the Lord[3]
  • Semaiah, obeying the Lord[3]
  • Semei, hearing; obeying[3]
  • Senaah, bramble; enemy[3]
  • Seneh, same as Senaah[3]
  • Senir, bed-candle; changing[3]
  • Sennacherib, bramble of destruction[3]
  • Seorim, gates; hairs; tempests[3]
  • Sephar, book; scribe; number[3]
  • Sepharad, a book descending[3]
  • Sepharvaim, the two books; the two scribes[3]
  • Serah, lady of scent; song; the morning star[3]
  • Seraiah, prince of the Lord[3]
  • Seraphim, burning; fiery[3]
  • Sered, dyer's vat[3]
  • Sergius, net[3]
  • Serug, branch; layer; twining[3]
  • Seth, put; who puts; fixed[3]
  • Sethur, hid; destroying[3]
  • Shaalabbim, understanding, or son of a fox[3]
  • Shaalbim, that beholds the heart[3]
  • Shaalbonite, a fox's building[3]
  • Schaaph, fleeing; thinking[3]
  • Shaaraim, gates; valuation; hairs[3]
  • Shaashgaz, he that presses the fleece; that shears the sheep[3]
  • Shabbethai, my rest[3]
  • Shachia, protection of the Lord[3]
  • Shadrach, tender, nipple[3]
  • Shage, touching softly; multiplying much[3]
  • Shalem, same as Salem[3]
  • Shalim, same as Salim[3]
  • Shalisha, three; the third; prince; captain[3]
  • Shallum, perfect; agreeable[3]
  • Shalmai, my garment[3]
  • Shalman, peaceable; perfect; that rewards[3]
  • Shalmaneser, peace; tied; chained; perfection; retribution[3]
  • Shamariah, throne or keeping of the Lord[3]
  • Shamayim, the heavens[3]
  • Shamed, destroying; wearing out[3]
  • Shamer, keeper; thorn; dregs[3]
  • Shamgar, named a stranger; he is here a stranger[3]
  • Shamhuth, desolation; destruction[3]
  • Shamir, Shamer, prison; bush; lees; thorn[3]
  • Shammah, hear, take notice, listen[3]
  • Shammai, my name; my desolations[3]
  • Shammoth, names; desolations[3]
  • Shammuah, he that is heard; he that is obeyed[3]
  • Shamsherai, there a singer or conqueror[3]
  • Shapham, Shaphan, rabbit; wild rat; their lip; their brink[3]
  • Shaphat, judge[3]
  • Sharai, my lord; my prince; my song[3]
  • Sharar, navel; thought; singing[3]
  • Sharezer, overseer of the treasury, or of the storehouse[3]
  • Sharon, plain, as in land[3]
  • Shashai, rejoicing; mercy; linen[3]
  • Shashak, a bag of linen; the sixth bag[3]
  • Shaul, Saul, asked; lent; a grave[3]
  • Shaveh, the plain; that makes equality[3]
  • Shealtiel, same as Salathiel[3]
  • Sheariah, gate of the Lord; tempest of the Lord[3]
  • Shear-jashub, the remnant shall return[3]
  • Sheba, oath[3]
  • Shebam, compassing about; old men[3]
  • Shebaniah, the Lord that converts, or recalls from captivity[3]
  • Shebarim, breakings; hopes[3]
  • Sheber, breaking; hope[3]
  • Shebna, who rests himself; who is now captive[3]
  • Shebuel, turning, or captivity, or seat, of God[3]
  • Shecaniah, habitation of the Lord[3]
  • Shechem, part; portion; back early in the morning[3]
  • Shedeur, field of light; light of the Almighty[3]
  • Shehariah, mourning or blackness of the Lord[3]
  • Shelah, that breaks; that unties; that undresses[3]
  • Shelemiah, God is my perfection; my happiness; my peace[3]
  • Sheleph, who draws out[3]
  • Shelesh, captain; prince[3]
  • Shelomi, Shelomith, my peace; my happiness; my recompense[3]
  • Shelumiel, same as Shelemiah[3]
  • Shem, name; renown[3]
  • Shema, hearing; obeying[3]
  • Shemaiah, that hears or obeys the Lord[3]
  • Shemariah, God is my guard[3]
  • Shemeber, name of force; name of the strong[3]
  • Shemer, guardian; thorn[3]
  • Shemida, name of knowledge; that puts knowledge[3]
  • Sheminith, eighth (traditionally explained as an eight-stringed instrument, though more likely an octave)[3]
  • Shemiramoth, the height of the heavens[3]
  • Shemuel, appointed by God[3]
  • Shen, tooth; ivory; change[3]
  • Shenazar, treasurer of a tooth[3]
  • Shenir, lantern; light that sleeps[3]
  • Shephatiah, the Lord that judges[3]
  • Shephi, beholder; honeycomb; garment[3]
  • Shepho, desert[3]
  • Shephuphan, serpent[3]
  • Sherah, flesh; relationship[3]
  • Sherebiah, singing with the Lord[3]
  • Sheshach, bag of flax or linen[3]
  • Sheshai, six; mercy; flax[3]
  • Sheshan, lily; rose; joy; flax[3]
  • Sheshbazzar, joy in tribulation; joy of the vintage[3]
  • Shethar, putrefied; searching[3]
  • Shethar-boznai, that makes to rot; that seeks those who despise me[3]
  • Sheva, vanity; elevation; fame; tumult[3]
  • Shibboleth, Sibboleth, ear of corn; stream or flood[3]
  • Shibmah, overmuch captivity, or sitting[3]
  • Shicron, drunkenness; his gift; his wages[3]
  • Shiggaion, a song of trouble or comfort[3]
  • Shihon, sound; wall of strength[3]
  • Shihor-libnah, blackness of Libnah[3]
  • Shilhi, Shilhim, bough; weapon; armor[3]
  • Shillem, peace; perfection; retribution[3]
  • Shiloah, same as Siloah[3]
  • Shiloh, sent[3]
  • Shiloh (name of a city), peace; abundance[3]
  • Shilom, tarrying; peace-maker[3]
  • Shilshah, three; chief; captain[3]
  • Shimeah, Shimeath, that hears, or obeys; perdition[3]
  • Shimei, Shimi, that hears or obeys; my reputation; my fame[3]
  • Shimeon, same as Simeon[3]
  • Shimma, same as Shimeah[3]
  • Shimon, providing well; fatness; oil[3]
  • Shimrath, hearing; obedient[3]
  • Shimshai, my son[3]
  • Shimri, thorn; dregs[3]
  • Shimrith, Shimron, same as Shimri[3]
  • Shinab, father of changing[3]
  • Shinar, watch of him that sleeps[3]
  • Shiphi, multitude[3]
  • Shiphrah, handsome; trumpet; that does good[3]
  • Shisha, of marble; pleasant[3]
  • Shishak, present of the bag; of the pot; of the thigh[3]
  • Shitrai, gatherer of money[3]
  • Shittim, thorns[3]
  • Shiza, this gift[3]
  • Shoa, kings; tyrants[3]
  • Shobab, returned; turned back; a spark[3]
  • Shobach, your bonds; your chains[3]
  • Shobai, turning captivity[3]
  • Shobal, path; ear of corn[3]
  • Shobek, made void; forsaken[3]
  • Shochoh, defense; a bough[3]
  • Shoham, keeping back[3]
  • Shomer, keeper; dregs[3]
  • Shophach, pouring out[3]
  • Shophan, rabbit; hid[3]
  • Shoshannim, those that shall be changed[3]
  • Shua, crying; saving[3]
  • Shuah, ditch; swimming; humiliation[3]
  • Shual, fox; path; first[3]
  • Shubael, returning captivity; seat of God[3]
  • Shuham, talking; thinking; humiliation; budding[3]
  • Shulamite, peaceable; perfect; that recompenses[3]
  • Shunem, their change; their sleep[3]
  • Shuni, changed; sleeping[3]
  • Shuphim, Shuppim, wearing them out; their shore[3]
  • Shur, wall; ox; that beholds[3]
  • Shushan, lily; rose; joy[3]
  • Shuthelah, plant; verdure; moist; pot[3]
  • Sia, moving; help[3]
  • Sibbechai, bough; cottage; of springs[3]
  • Sibmah, conversion; captivity[3]
  • Sichem, portion; shoulder[3]
  • Siddim, the tilled field[3]
  • Sidon, hunting; fishing; venison[3]
  • Sigionoth, according to variable songs or tunes,[3]
  • Sihon, rooting out; conclusion[3]
  • Sihor, black; trouble (the river Nile)[3]
  • Silas, three, or the third[3]
  • Silla, exalting[3]
  • Siloa, Siloam, Siloe, same as Shilhi[3]
  • Silvanus, who loves the forest[3]
  • Simeon, that hears or obeys; that is heard[3]
  • Simon, that hears; that obeys[3]
  • Sin, a bush, enmity[3]
  • Sinai, a bush; enmity[3]
  • Sinim, south country,[3]
  • Sion, noise; tumult[3]
  • Sippai, threshold; silver cup[3]
  • Sinon, a breast-plate; deliverance[3]
  • Sisamai, house; blindness[3]
  • Sisera, that sees a horse or a swallow[3]
  • Sitnah, hatred[3]
  • Sivan, a bush or thorn[3]
  • Smyrna, myrrh[3]
  • So, a measure for grain; vail[3]
  • Socoh, tents; tabernacles[3]
  • Sodi, my secret[3]
  • Sodom, their secret; their cement[3]
  • Solomon, peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses[3]
  • Sopater, Sosipater, who defends the father[3]
  • Sophereth, scribe, numbering[3]
  • Sorek, vine; hissing; a color inclining to yellow[3]
  • Sosthenes, savior; strong; powerful[3]
  • Sotai, conclusion in pleading; binding[3]
  • Spain, rare; precious[3]
  • Stachys, spike or ear of corn[3]
  • Stephanas, crown; crowned[3]
  • Stephen, same as Stephanas[3]
  • Suah, speaking; entreating; ditch[3]
  • Succoth, tents; tabernacles[3]
  • Succoth-benoth, the tents of daughters, or young women; or prostitutes[3]
  • Sud, my secret[3]
  • Sur, that withdraws or departs; rebellion[3]
  • Susanna, lily; rose; joy[3]
  • Susi, horse; swallow; moth[3]
  • Sychar, end[3]
  • Syene, a bush; enmity[3]
  • Syntyche, that speaks or discourses[3]
  • Syracuse, that draws violently[3]

References

  • Comay, Joan, Who's Who in the Old Testament, Oxford University Press, 1971, ISBN 0-19-521029-8
  • Lockyer, Herbert, All the men of the Bible, Zondervan Publishing House (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1958
  • Lockyer, Herbert, All the women of the Bible, Zondervan Publishing 1988, ISBN 0-310-28151-2
  • Lockyer, Herbert, All the Divine Names and Titles in the Bible, Zondervan Publishing 1988, ISBN 0-310-28041-9
  • Tischler, Nancy M., All things in the Bible: an encyclopedia of the biblical world , Greenwood Publishing, Westport, Conn. : 2006 ISBN 0-313-33082-4

Inline references

  1. ^ a b Lockyer references
  2. ^ Tischler reference
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