Bible Dictionary and Concordance



JacobSon of Isaac and Rebekah, twin to Esau. He was a schemer, which often got him into trouble, but God blessed him and used him to give rise to a nation of people. God later changed his name to Israel. He was the father of twelve sons who later became the heads of the twelve tribes of Israel. Throughout Scripture, his name is almost always mentioned together with those of Abraham and Isaac.Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; Gen 27:22name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: Gen 32:28the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; Gen 49:24the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Ex 3:6Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, Ex 6:3and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, Isa 29:23for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, Isa 44:23thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. Isa 49:26; 60:16Isaac begat Jacob; Matt 1:2sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, Matt 8:11 (Luke 13:28)Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, John 4:6Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, Acts 3:13By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, Heb 11:21
JAMES, book ofThis book is believed to have been written by James, the Lord's brother, somewhere between 45 and 60 AD. It was written to the Christians dispersed abroad. The book speaks to a variety of challenges to Christians. Some concern trials, royal law, faith and works, the tongue, two kinds of wisdom, judging, prayer, etc. The book is very practical in nature for the disciple. It gives direction on how the disciple should live here on earth.
javelinA light short spear used for hunting and as a weapon during times of war.and took a javelin in his hand. Num 25:7there was a javelin in Saul's hand. 1 Sam 18:10Saul cast a javelin at him to smite him: 1 Sam 20:33
jealous / jealousyAn emotion that can be expressed in a positive or a negative way. Like words would be envious, covetous, resentful. God can exercise holy jealousy when His people love anything else more than they love Him.for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, Ex 20:5he be jealous of his wife, and she be Num 5:14God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God. Deut 4:24for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, Deut 5:9he is a jealous God; Josh 24:19shall thy jealousy burn like fire? Ps 79:5For jealousy is the rage of a man: Prov 6:34and will be jealous for my holy name. Ezek 39:25I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion Zech 1:14for to provoke them to jealousy. Rom 11:11Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? 1 Cor 10:22For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: 2 Cor 11:2
JEHOVAHLORD, GOD, JAH; self-existent, or eternal One. DTP For the disciple, the names of God give us insights into the character and nature of God.but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known Ex 6:3that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, Ps 83:18for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and Isa 12:2for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting Isa 26:4
JEHOVAH-JIREHHebrew: JEHOVAH-JIREH, The LORD Will Provide, the LORD who is. The LORD will provide for His disciples' needs when they call upon His name.Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: Gen 22:14
JEHOVAH-MEKADEASHHebrew: JEHOVAH-MEKADEASH, the LORD who sanctifies. The LORD will sanctify His disciples who call upon His name.I am the LORD which sanctify/JEHOVAH-MEKADEASH you. Lev 20:8
JEHOVAH-NISSIHebrew: JEHOVAH-NISSI, the LORD my Banner, our banner, His name, flag, or emblem. The LORD is the disciples' banner, for He is the one we serve.altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi. Ex 17:15
JEHOVAH-RAPHEHebrew: JEHOVAH-RAPHE, the LORD who heals, our healer. The LORD will provide healing for His disciples if they will call upon His name.for I am the LORD that healeth/JEHOVAH-RAPHE thee. Ex 15:26
JEHOVAH-ROHIHebrew: JEHOVAH-ROHI, the LORD is my shepherd. The LORD will shepherd His disciples who call upon His name. Psalm 23 gives us a beautiful picture of God's shepherding heart for His sheep.The LORD is my shepherd/JEHOVAH-ROHI; Ps 23:1
JEHOVAH-SABBAOTHHebrew: JEHOVAH SABBAOTH, the LORD of Hosts. The LORD of lords for His disciples; we must call upon His name if we hope to defeat the enemies of our God.For thus saith the LORD of hosts/JEHOVAH-SABBAOTH; Hag 2:6, 7, 8
JEHOVAH-SHALOMHebrew: JEHOVAH-SHALOM, the LORD is Peace. The LORD is peace for His disciples; to have inner peace we must call upon His name.unto the LORD, and called it Jehovah-shalom: Judg 6:24
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAHHebrew: JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH, the LORD Who is There. The LORD is the One who is always there for the disciples, but we must believe that He is always there when we call upon His name.from that day shall be, The LORD is there/JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH. Ezek 48:35
JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU / THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESSHebrew: JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU, the LORD our Righteousness. Disciples need to cloth themselves with His righteousness. We do that by calling upon His name.his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS/JEHOVAH-TSIDKENU. Jer 23:6
JEREMIAH, book ofThis Old Testament book is made up of four sections: poetical, sermons, biographical narrative and prophecies against foreign nations; Jeremiah spent over four decades in captivity. The book is thought to have been written between 626 and 580 BC.
JerusalemJerusalem is sometimes known as the "city of our God", the city of peace and hope, the city of David. Today it is the capital city of Israel. (See Ps 76:2). Melchizedek king of Salem/Jerusalem brought forth bread and wine: Gen 14:18David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king 2 Sam 20:3with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, Ezr 1:3So I came to Jerusalem, and was there Neh 2:11LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem. Ps 102:21Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: Ps 122:6set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, Isa 62:6and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. Isa 66:13to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah Dan 9:25will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; Zech 14:2by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Matt 5:35O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, Matt 23:37 (Luke 13:34)he steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. John 2:13witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, Acts 1:8great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; Acts 8:1But Jerusalem which is above is free, Gal 4:26city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, Heb 12:22city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, Rev 3:12I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, Rev 21:2
JesusIn Hebrew and Greek the word means Saviour; Jesus is the Greek name for Hebrew name Joshua. DTP For us as disciples, it is like we were drowning in a lake of sin, and when we call upon His name He saves us from our sins. Jesus came into this world as a servant but will come back a second time as King of kings. He is the Son of God and the son of man. Jesus is also the head of His worldwide church. The Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John give to us the testimony of the life of Jesus.and thou shalt call his name JESUS: Matt 1:21THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Matt 27:37Now when Jesus was risen early the Mark 16:9believe that Jesus is the Christ, John 20:31of all that Jesus began both to do and teach. Acts 1:1this same Jesus, which is taken up from you Acts 1:11This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are Acts 2:32God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew Acts 5:30saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the Acts 7:55I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: Acts 9:5; 22:8; 26:15hath God ... raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus. Acts 13:23this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. Acts 17:3testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. Acts 18:5raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead. Rom 4:24no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, 1 Cor 12:3at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, Phil 2:10For if we believe that Jesus died 1 Thes 4:14have a great high priest, ... Jesus the Son of God, Heb 4:14the holiest by the blood of Jesus. Heb 10:19Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of Heb 12:2shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, 1 John 4:15Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ 1 John 5:1I Jesus have sent mine angel to Rev 22:16
Jesus Christ Means: Saviour / Messiah. It was prophesied that a Messiah (anointed one) would come into the world, and that He would save His people. DTP For the disciple, Jesus Christ is the one who enters our hearts and guides and leads us here on this earth; He will one day come back as King of kings, to take us back to heaven.Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on Matt 1:18The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:1by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. John 1:17they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. Acts 5:42I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Acts 8:37his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, Rom 1:3the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ Rom 3:22gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, Rom 5:15the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom 15:6any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1 Cor 2:2foundation ... than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 3:11who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, 2 Cor 5:18Know ye not ... that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye 2 Cor 13:5but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Gal 1:12Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. Eph 2:20may be more abundant in Jesus Christ Phil 1:26every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, Phil 2:11the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ. Phil 3:20Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thes 1:1of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Tit 2:13through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Titus 3:6Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, Heb 13:8knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Pet 3:18the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from 1 John 1:7advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 1 John 2:1confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh 1 John 4:2who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. 2 John 1:7The Revelation of Jesus Christ, Rev 1:1The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Rev 22:21
Jew / JewsShort form for a person who is of the tribe of Judah. Today it is used as a label or title for the Hebrew people of Israel.the Jews which came up from thee to us are Ezra 4:12asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, Neh 1:2the palace there was a certain Jew, Esth 2:5Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that Esth 3:6of the shirt of him that is a Jew, Zec 8:23How is it that thou, being a Jew, John 4:9therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, John 5:16JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. John 19:19sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, Acts 13:6I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, Acts 21:39to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Rom 1:16of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. Rom 2:9unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto 1 Cor 1:23And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, 1 Cor 9:20There is neither Jew nor Greek, Gal 3:28there is neither Greek nor Jew, Col 3:11of them which say they are Jews, and are not, Rev 2:9
JOB, book ofThe name Job means "the persecuted or hated one". It is thought that Job lived during the time of the patriarchs. It is believed that Moses was the author of the book, written somewhere between 1485 and 1445 BC. The book of Job is classified as a book of poetry. The purpose of the book is to show forth the benevolence of God; the book demonstrates the unfathomable wisdom of His providence as His children go through trials and suffering. God allows righteous people to suffer for the purpose of building their inner faith. DTP For the disciple, trials and suffering help to purify one's faith in Christ Jesus, as well as to draw the person into a heavenly and eternal view of why one is here on earth. We are pilgrims passing through this earth, the goal being a place in heaven with our King and Lord, Jesus Christ.
JOEL, book ofThe name Joel means the "Yahweh is God". It was thought to have been written around 835 to 796 BC. Joel prophesies against the Kingdom of Judah. The book can be divided into four sections: 1) a prophetic picture of the Day of the LORD, 2) a direct word concerning the Day of the LORD, 3) a word concerning the judgment of the nations and 4) a prophecy concerning the full kingdom of Israel and how it will be blessed. Throughout the book Joel wants his readers to see that God is in control over all situations, and that He is the one who grants mercy them.
JOHN, book of FirstIt is thought that this book was written around 85 to 90 AD by the Apostle John, the same disciple who wrote the Gospel of John. This book was written to the churches of Asia Minor. The book challenges the disciples to a deeper moral faith in Christ Jesus. It is divided into four basic sections: one concerns indifference to morality and sin. Secondly, it was to show that the people seemed to love the things of the world more than they loved Christ. Thirdly, the author challenges the church to a purer and more righteous love of Christ to each other and to the world. Lastly, he hopes that the churches would have a true faith in Christ.
JOHN, book of SecondIt is thought that this book was written around 85 to 90 AD by the Apostle John, the disciple who wrote the Gospel of John. The purpose of this letter was to warn the church about false teachers who were travelling around from church to church, teaching and preaching false doctrines. People who spread heresy should not be even welcomed in the church.
JOHN, book of ThirdIt is thought that this book was written around 85 to 90 AD by the Apostle John, the disciple who wrote the Gospel of John. In this book John calls himself "the elder". The purpose of this letter was to encourage Gaius in his walk with the Lord. There was a man in a local church named Diotrephes who was mistreating other disciples of Christ; John was coming to deal with his pride and selfishness.
JOHN, Gospel book ofIt is believed that John wrote this book around 90 AD from the city of Ephesus. This John is believed to be one of the "sons of thunder" Mk 3:17, a close companion of Christ Jesus. John's account of Jesus is very different than those of the other three books of the Gospel. He touches on a variety of different teachings of Christ, plus he is the only one who focuses on the "I Am" name of Jesus Christ.

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