Please Read this FIRST: On this site we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter “Memorial Name” of - YHVH, which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in Lukas - Luke 1:31. This was the only Name ever used when He was on the earth by His family, the Apostles and His followers over the centuries! However, it was changed to a foreign name by the founder of the new “pagan church of Rome.” Occasionally, we may also use other Hebrew or Greek names and some words in our studies, as some words generally used are from a pagan background and thus are not suitable. All names will be translated when they are FIRST used in a study or at various times as needed for clarity. There is a full explanation of YHVH’s blessed “Memorial Name” as well as the wonderful blessed Name of our Messiah and Saviour, thus please read … “The Memorial Name.”


Presenting …

Hebrew & Greek Names

Of Books, Persons and Places as found in the original Scriptures

Shalom and welcome to this special page and we pray that through the studies found on this site you will be able to open the door of Scriptural beauty that are full of His blessed Word and that you will be able to learn so much more about our Eternal “YaHVaH Elohim,” which sadly the world has been incorrectly calling “the LORD God” and His Anointed one, “Yahushua the Messiah”, again the world has another name being “Jesus Christ.” To clarify these questions it is best to read the wonderful and comprehensive study “The Memorial Name” and there is a link above.

Our beloved Saviour Yahushua, being His actual and real Name, as is proven by the Strongs Concordance, was prophesied throughout the Hebrew Scriptures and we give praise that He did indeed come and shared the Good New of the yet to come “Kingdom of Elohim!” He then freely gave His precious life as the Passover Lamb of Elohim in order that all who believe upon Him and repent would be redeemed, and they would then be immersed in water and follow His teachings and His ways unto the day of His return!

However, today we live in a world of great evil and anger and we need to take heed to the Word as spoken by YHVH Elohim through His prophet Amos … Thus beloved - listen and understand and let that kind of hunger grow within you and it is VITAL that we return to using the Eternal’s Name and that of our Saviour, for did He not say over and over again, “Ask it in MY NAME and it shall be done?” Names are VERY important in the Word of the Father, for they all mean something, and we MUST NEVER change them. Fopt that can be very dangerous, for do you really know what “
Jesus” really Means, or “Christ” for that matter? This site will tell you the facts as history and the Scriptures proves!

This page contains; 1. The original names of the Hebrew Tanach, the Old Covenant Books. 2, as well as its translation. 3, as well as the traditional English Name 4, and finally, the common abbreviation’s used.

This is followed by the Brit Chadashah, Hebrew for the New Covenant. Other Names and their meanings., which is followed by Places. To conclude we have Tribes and other Groups, etc.

The Books of the Tanach, the Old Covenant are arranged in the original Hebrew order, for sadly the “christian Bibles” at a much later date were rearranged to its current order, which is sad!. For no man has a right to change or alter the blessed Word of YHVH Elohim and the church has been greatly guilty of making many changes and alterations and I mean not just to the order of the books!

Part I


The Tanakh

The Tanakh is the combination of all the Hebrew Scriptures

Generally the Tanakh (or Tenach) known as the “OLD Testament,” but can the Word of the Almighty ever be considered as “OLD”, thus out of date?

The Torah

The five Books of Moses, incorporating the Mitzvoth - Laws of Elohim (G-d).

Bereshit - Beginning – Genesis – Gen.
Shemoth – Names – Exodus - Exod.
Vayikra – He (Elohim) Called – Leviticus - Lev.
Bamidbar - In the Wilderness – Numbers - Num.
Devarim - The Words – Deuteronomy - Deut.

The Nevi'im

Prophets - The Prophetic Books.


Yehoshua – Joshua – Josh.
Shoftim - Judges - Judg.

I & II Shmuel – I & II Samuel - I Sam & 2 Sam.
Melachim – Kings - 1 Kin & 2 Kin.
Yeshayahu - Isaiah - Isa.
Yirmyahu - Jeremiah - Jer.
Yechehel -Ezekiel - Ezek.
Hoshea – Hosea - Hose.
Yoel - Joel - Joel.
Amnos - Amos.
Ovadyah - Obadiah - Obad.
Yonah - Jonah - Jona.
Micha - Micah - Mica.
Nachum - Nahum - Nahu.
Havaqquq - Habakkuk - Haba.
Tzefanyah - Zephaniah – Zeph.
Haggay - Haggai - Hag.
Zecharyah - Zechariah - Zech.
Malochi - Malachi - Mal.

The Ketuvim

Writings - Historical / Poetical Booksl.

Tehillim – Psalms - Psal.
Mishle Shlomo - Proverbs of Solomon - Prov.
Iyov - Job - Job.
Shir HaShirim - Song of Solomon – Song.

Ruth - Ruth.

Lamentations of Yirmyahu - Lamentations - Lam.
Qoheleth - Ecclesiastes (The Preacher) Eccl.
The Magillah of Hadassah – Esther - Had.

Daniel - Daniel – Dan.

Ezira - Ezra - Ezra.
Nechemyah - Nehemiah - Neh.
The Writings - Chronicles - I Chron & 2 Chron.

Part 2


The Writings of the Apostles

The Books of Mashiach / Messiah - the NEW Covenant.


Mattithyahu (Matthew) Matt.
Markos (Mark) Mk., Mark.
Lukas (Luke) Lk., Luk.
Yochanan (John) Yoch.
Deeds of the Holy Spirit through the Envoys (Acts of the Apostles) Env.
Letters from the Envoys (Apostolic Epistles) Ltrs.
Letter from Rav Shaul (Paulos/Paul) to the Romans, Rom.
Letters from Shaul to the Corinthians (I & II Corinthians) I. Cor., 2 Cor.
Letter from Shaul to the Congregations in Galatia (Epistle of Paul to the Galatians) Gal.
Letter from Shaul to the Congreg. in Efesos (Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians) Ef., Efes.
Letter from Shaul to the Congreg. in Filippi (Epistle of Paul to the Philippians) Fil.
Letter from Shaul to the Congreg. in Kolossae (Epistle of Paul to the Colossians) Kol.
Letters from Shaul to the Cong. in Thessaloniki (I & II Thessalonians) I Thess., 1 Thes.
Letters from Shaul to Timotheos (I & II Timothy) I Tim., 2 Tim.
Letter from Shaul to Titos (Titus) Tt.
Letter from Shaul to Filemon (Philemon) Flmn.
Letter to the Hebrews (Messianic Jews) Heb.
Letter from Yaakov (James) Ykv.
Letters from (Shim'on) Kepha (I & II Peter) I Kf., 2 Kf.
Letters from Yochanan (I, II, & III John) I Yoch., 2 Yo., 3 Y.
Letter from Rav Yehudah (Jude) Yeh., Yhd. .
Revelation of YahoShua the Messiah (Revelation to Yochannan) Rev.

Part 3


Other Names and their Meanings.


1. People

Andreas (Andrew)
Avimelech (Abimelech) = My father is a king
Aviyah (Abijah) = YHVH is my Father
Avraham (Abraham) = Father of Many Nations
Avram (Abram) = Exalted Father
Bar-Abbas (Barabbas) = Son of Abbas
Binyamin (Benjamin) = Son of my right hand/son of many days
Cham (Ham)
Chananyah (Hananiah, Ananias)
Chanokh (Enoch) = Teaching
Chavvah (Eve) = Living
Dovid (David) - from the word for “beloved”
D'vorah (Deborah) = Bee
El'azar (Eleazar) = Elohim helped
Elisheva (Elizabeth) = My Elohim promised
Elohim – An Attribute (Title), related to being a judge
Ever (Eber - Hebrew) = crossing over
Filippos (Philip) = Horse-lover
Gid'on (Gideon)
HaSikkaryoth (Iscariot) = Cut-throats
Hevel (Abel)
Hizqiyahu (Hezekiah) = YHVH is my strength
Kayafa (Caiaphas)
Kefa (Cephas, Peter) = A stone
Lavan (Laban) = white one
Levi = My heart / Lev = Heart.
Luqa (Luke, Lukas)
Malochi (Malachi) = Messenger

Manoach (Manoah) = Comfort, Strengthening
Mashiach (Messiah) = Anointed One
Menashe (Manasseh) = Forgetting
Methushelach (Methuselah) = With his death, it [the deluge] will come.
Miryam (Mary, Miriam)
Nachor (Nahor).
Noach (Noah) = Rest, Comfort
Pinchas (Phinehas, Phineas)
Qayin (Cain)
Rechav'am (Rehoboam)
Reuven (Reuben) = Look, a son!
Rivqah (Rebekah)
Sheth (Seth) = Appointed
Shim'on (Simon, Simeon) = Really, truly hearing
Shlomo (Solomon) = His peace
Stefanos (Stephen) = Crown
Terach (Terah)
Tsadoq (Zadok - Sadducees) = Righteous
Ts'daqyah (Zedekiah) = YHVH is (my) righteousness
Ya'aqov (Jacob) = Heel-grabber, supplanter
Yafeth (Japheth)
Ya'ir (Jairus)
Yarav'am (Jeroboam)
Yared (Jared) = Shall come down
Yehoshafat (Jehoshaphat) = YHVH is watching/looking
Yehudah (Judah) = Praise
Yisroel (Israel) = One who struggles with Elohim / Prince with Elohim
Yahushua, Y’Shua (erroneously called Jesus meaning a “Hail to Zeus”) = YHVH is salvation.
YHVH = I will be what I will be
Yishai (Jesse)
Yishmael (Ishmael) = Elohim will hear
Yissaschar (Issachar) = There is recompense
Yitzhaq (Isaac) = Laughter
Yochanan (John) = YHVH is gracious
Yoseyf (Joseph) = YHVH will add
Yoshiyahu (Josiah) = YHVH is my salvation
Zakkai (Zacchaeus)
Zavdi (Zebedee)
Zecharyah (Zechariah, Zacharias) = YHVH remembered

2. Places

Amarah (Gomorrha)
Bavel (Babel) = Gate of Elohim
Beyth Anyah (Bethany) = House of unripe figs
Beyth Fagey (Bethphage) = House of ripe figs
Beyth Lechem (Bethlehem) = House of bread (food)
Beyth Tsaydah (Bethsaida)
Eilat (Elath)
Ferath (Euphrates)
Galil (Galilee) = The circle
Giv'ah (Gibeah)
Giv'on (Gibeon)
Hatzor (Hazor) = The Rock
Kanaan (Canaan)
Karmel (Carmel)
Kaysria (Caesarea) = Caesar's place
K'far Nachum (Capernaum) = Village of Consolation
Moav (Moab) = From the father
Moryah (Moriah) = Myrrh of YHVH
Natzereth (Nazareth) = Branch
S'dom (Sodom)
Shiloah (Siloam)
Shomron (Samaria)
Soreq (Sorek)
Tsarfath (Zarephath, Sarepta)
Tsi'on (Zion)
Tsiydon (Sidon)
Tsoraa (Zorah)
Yafo (Joppa, Jaffa) = Beautiful
Yarden (Jordan) = Runs downward from Dan
Yehudah (Judea) = land of the Jews
Yericho (Jericho)
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) = Light and peace, or He sees (two kinds of) peace
Yizre'el (Jezreel) = Elohim will help

3. Tribes and National groups

Chittites (Hittites)
Chiwites (Hivites)
Yevusites (Jebusites)


Teach me Your way, O YHVH. I will walk in Your truth.

Tehillim – Psalms 86:11


May YaHVaH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of His hand, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!


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