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Ja'-i-rus, Já-e-rus, my light, or who diffuses "light, or is en
lightened. Jam'-bres, the sea with poverty. James, the same as Jacob. Jan'-na, who speaks, or who answers; otherwise affliction,
misery, or impoverished. Jan'-nes, the same as Janna. Ja'-son, he that cures, or that gives medicines. I-co'-ni-um, a city. Je-ru'-sa-lem, the vision, or possession of peace. Je-sus, Saviour. Il-lyr-i-cum, joy, rejoicing. Im-man'-u-el, a name given to our Lord Jesus Christ; it sig
nifies God with us. John, the grace, gift, or mercy of the Lord. Joʻ-rim, he that exalts the Lord, or the exaltation of the Lord. Joʻ-se, raised, or who exists, or who pardons, or saviour. Joʻ-ses. See Jose. Is-car-i-ot, a man of murder ; others maintain that the sur
name given to Judas signifies that he was of the tribe of Issachar, a word signifying recompense, restitution. This traitor verified his nativity, by receiving the price of the
blood of his Master, Jesus Christ. It-al-ian, belonging to Italy. It'-a-ly, a Latin word that has its original from vitulus, or
vitula, because this country abounded in calves and heifers.
According to others, it is taken from a king called Italus. It-u-re-a, which is guarded, or a country of mountains. Ju'-das, the praise of the Lord. Ju'-li-a, downy, soft, and tender hair. Ju'-li-us. See Julia. Ju'-ni-a, from Juno, or from juventus, youth. Ju'-pit-er, as if it were Juvans pater, the father that helpetb. Jus'-tus, just, upright. La-o-di-ce-a, just people. La-o-di-ce-ans, inhabitants of Laodicea. Laz'-a-rus, the help of God. Leb-be-us, a man of heart. Le-gi-on. Li'-nus, nets. Loʻ-is, better. Lu'-cas, luminous. Lu'-ci-us. See Lucas. Luke. See Lucas. Lyc-a-o-ni-a, she-wolf. Lyd'-i-a.
Ly-sa'-ni-as, that destroys, or drives away sorrow.
brew; but elevated, eminent, according to the Greek. Magʻ-da-la, tower, or greatness. Mag-da-le'ne, tower, otherwise grand, elevated, magnificent. Mal-chus, king, or kingdom. Mam'-mon, riches. Man'-a-en, a comforter, or he that conducts them, or prepara
tion of heat. Mar-cus, polite, shining. Mark, the same as Marcus. Mars-hill, the place where the celebrated judges of Athens
held their supreme council. Mar'-tha, who becomes bitter. Ma'-ry, exalted, or bitterness of the sea, or myrrh of the sea,
or lady, or mistress of the sea. Mat-ta-tbi'-as, the gift of the Lord. Mat-that, gift, or he that gives. Mat-thew, given, or a reward. Mat-thi'-as. See Mattathias. Mel'chi, my king, or my counsel. Me”-i-ta, affording honey, from whence honey distils, from
honey. Mer-cu’-ri-us, a false god, from the Latin word Mercari, to
buy or sell, because this god presided over merchandise.
In Greek Hermes, which signifies orator, or interpreter. Mi-le-tum, red, or scarlet. Mi-le-tus. Mna'-son, Na' son, a diligent seeker, or betrothing, remem
bering, or an exhorter.
Ni-ca'-nor, a conqueror, or victorious.
the victory of the people.
P. Pam-phi’-li-a, a nation made up of every tribe. Pa'-phos, which boils, or which is very hot. Par-me-nas, that abides and is permanent. Par-thi-ans, horsemen. Pass'-o-ver. Pat-a-ra, which is trod underfoot. Pat-mas, mortal. Pat-ro-bas, paternal, or that pursues the steps of his father. Paul, a worker. His former name was Saul, a sepulchre, a
destroyer. Per'-ga, very earthy. Per'-ga-mos, height, elevation. Per'-sis, that cuts or divides. Pe'-ter, a rock, or stone. Phe'-be, shining, pure. Phe-ni'ce, red, or purple. Phi-la-del-phi-a, the love of a brother, or of fraternity. Phi-le'-mon, that kisses, or is affectionate. Phi-le-tus, amiable, or who is beloved. Phi'-lip, warlike, or a lover of horses. Phi-lip'-pi, the same as Philip. Phi-lol'-o-gus, a lover of learning, or of the word. Phin-e-es, a bold countenance, or face, trust, or protection, Phle-gon, zealous, burning. Phrygʻ-i-a, dry, barren. Phy-gel-lus, fugitive. Phy-lac'-te-ries. This word comes from the Greek, and sig
nifies things to be especially observed. These phylacteries were certain little boxes, or certain rolls of parchment, wherein were written certain words of the law. These the
Jews wore upon their foreheads, upon their wrists, and the hem of their garments, which custom is founded upon what is read in Exod. xiii. 9, 16; and in NUMB. xv. 38, 39. The Pharisees affected to have their phylacteries broader than the other Jews wore, as a badge of distinction, and through ostentation, which is that our Saviour reprehends
Sa'-doc, just, or justified.
by Samians and Thracians. Sap-phi-ra, that relates or tells; or that writes or composes
books ; or handsome. Sar'-dis, prince of joy, or song of joy, or that which remains.
Sa-rep-ta, a goldsmith's shop, where metals used to be melted
and tried. Sa'-ron, Haron. Sa'-ruch, branch, layer; or turning. Sa'-tan, contrary, adversary, a party in a process, an enemy, , an accuser. Sce'-va, disposed, prepared. Scyth'-i-an, Syth'-;-an ; tanner, or leather-dresser. Se-leu'-ci-a, shaken or beaten by the waves, or that runs as a
river. Sem'-e-i, hearing, or obeying. Ser'-gi-us. Paulus. Si'-las, three, or the third. Sil'-o-am, sent, or who sends; or dart, branch, or whatever is sent. Sil'-o-e, the same. Sil-va’-nus, who loves the woods, or forests, from the Latin
word Silva, a wood. Si'-mon, that hears, or obeys. Sop-a-ter, who defends the father, or the health of the father. So-sip'-a-ter. See Sopater. Sos'-the-nes, saviour, strong, and powerful. Spain, in Greek, rare, or precious. Sia'-chys, Sta’-kis, spike. Steph'-a-nas, a crown, or crowned. Stephen, the same. Su-san'-nah, a lily, or a rose, or joy. Syn'-ti-che, Sin'-te-ke, that speaks, or discourses. Sy-ro-phe-ni'-ci-an, Sy-ro-fe-nish-e-an, red, or purple, drawn to.