Friday, 11 June 2010

Best Biblical names

One of the things that seems to deter people from reading the Bible are those genealogies of hard-to-pronounce names that pop up every so often. Whilst I can't say they are my favourite part of scripture, I do enjoy searching through them for names that are slightly odd. It's a similar hobby to poring over maps looking for funny place names. Everyone does that, right?

Anyway, here are some of my favourite Bible names:

- Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz (Is 8:3)

- Brothers Uz and Buz (Gen 22:21)

- Joshbekashah (1 Chron 25:4)

- Brothers Muppim, Huppim and Ard (Gen 46:21)

- Everyone loves Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Dan 2:49)

- Zadok (2 Sam 15:24)

- Lot (Gen 12:4)

- Nimrod (Gen 10:8)

Can you think of any more?

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