(Cainan)great-grandson of Adam; in
Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:37.
(Canaan, Chanaan)ancient name for the Land of
Israel used at Mt 15:22 to identify the origin of the
Gentile woman who approached Yeshua in the region of
Tzor and Tzidon, and twice in an historical setting
(Ac 7:11; 13:19); in the latter Shaul points
out that God gave Kenaan to the people of
Israel as an inheritance. See more at Eretz-Yisrael.
-nim (Canaanite, -s)
(cherub)see glossary entry at the plural, kruvim.
(Capernaum)town on northwest shore of Lake
Kinneret where Yeshua did much of his ministry. The
name means "village of Nahum." Mt 4:13+.
-tim (Kohathite, -s)
(Cedron)valley east of the Old City of
Yerushalayim, separating it from the Mount of Olives.
Lakemodern Israels name for the Sea of
Galilee. The name or a variant is found seven times
in the Tanakh, first at Numbers 34:11, where
it is rendered in most English versions as
"Chinnereth." Mt 4:18+.
Israels first king, Shaul. Ac 13:21.
50; Deuteronomy 26:129:8(9)
49; Deuteronomy 21:1025:19
21; Exodus 30:1134:35
(Clopas, Cleopas, Cleophas)Yeshuas
uncle-by-marriage Yn 19:25.
(Korah, Core)Levite who led rebellion against
Moshe in the desert; God punished Korach by having
the earth swallow him alive (Numbers 16; 26). Yd 11.
rachParashah 38; Numbers
(Chorazin)city on the shore of Lake Kinneret
two miles north of Kfar-Nachum. Mt 11:21+.
(corban)sacrifice, i.e., an animal sacrifice,
but Mark says it means "a gift to God." Mk
-chim (Korathite, -s; Korhite, -s)
(Cosam)in Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:28.
(Kerioth)town about twenty miles south of
Yerushalayim. Home of Judas Iscariot (Yhudah
from Kriot; see glossary entry). Mt 10:4+.
(cherubim, cherubims)Heavenly creatures
(angels) who guarded the way to the Tree of Life in
Gan-Eden (Genesis 3:24), were described by
Ezekiel as having four faces and four wings (Ezekiel
10:2021), and were ridden by God (Psalm
18:11(10)); compare the "living beings" of
Rv 4:6ff. The term also refers to the gold-overlaid
wooden images of same, constructed in obedience to
Gods command, which overshadowed the ark of the
covenant in the tabernacle and in the temple. MJ 9:5.
the third of the three parts of the Tanakh
(see glossary entry), consisting of the books of
Psalms, Proverbs, Job, the Five Scrolls (Song of
Songs, Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes),
Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles.
(Qoph)19th letter of Hebrew alphabet
(Chuza) [A]Herods finance minister. The
name means "little jug." Lk 8:3.
ing [Y]complaining, fretting,
whining. Pp 2:14.
med (Lamedh)12th letter of Hebrew
(Lamech)father of Noach; in Messianic
genealogy. Lk 3:36.
(Levite), pl. LviimTemple
worker. The Torah prescribes that the
descendents of Levi would be priests and Levites. Lk
Third son of the Patriarch Yaakov. MJ 7:5+. (2)
The tribe of Israel descended from him. Rv 7:7.
(34) Two ancestors of Yeshua. Lk 3:24, 29. (5)
A disciple of Yeshua also known as Mattityahu. Mk
ben-ChalfaiLevi, the son of
Alpheus; same as Levi #5 above. Mk 2:14+.
nephew, saved from Gods destruction of
Sdom. Lk 17:28+.
Lydda)town in the plain northwest of
Yerushalayim and east of what is now Tel Aviv and
Yafo, near Ben-Gurion International Airport. Ac
(Levites)see Levi glossary entry.
(the ascent to Adummim)
, -yahu (Maaseiah)
(Maath)in Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:26.
cher [Y]literally, "doer,
maker." Someone zealous and active in a group, a
"big wheel," but often with overtones of
self-importance, hence a person who "throws his
weight around," has "connections," is
an "operator" or "fixer." 1K 5:3.
few verses of Torah portion, read by Haftarah-reader
before reading the Haftarah in the synagogue.
on Lake Kinneret, perhaps same as Magdala. Mt 15:39.
on Lake Kinneret, home of Mary Magdalene (see Miryam
of Magdala). Mt 27:56+.
from which Gog arises to make war against Gods
people (Ezekiel 3839). Rv 20:8.
(Mahalaleel, Maleleel)between Adam and Noach in
Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:37.
Shalal Hash Baz
(Melea)in Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:31.
(Melchi)two figures in Messianic genealogy. Lk
(Melchizedek, Melchisedec)priest of El
Elyon ("the Most High God"), to
whom Avraham avinu gave a tenth of the battle
spoil (Genesis 14:1820). In Psalm 110:4 he
becomes the model for a new priesthood. The literal
meaning of the name is, "My king is
righteousness." MJ 5:6+.
the offspring of a sexual relationship between
persons forbidden by the Torah to marry each
other (e.g., uncle and niece), but usually
translated "bastard." Like that word, it
can be used as a strong insult. Yn 9:34; MJ 12:8.
(manna)bread God gave the people of Israel as
they wandered forty years in the desert, named from
the question they asked, "Man hu? [What
(Menna, Menan)in Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:31.
pl. manimsum of
money, 100 denarii (see glossary entry), about three
months wages for an average worker. Usually
rendered "pound." Lk 19:12 ff.
ta! (Maranatha!) [A]"Our
Lord, come!"1C 16:22.
herbs, prescribed for the seder at Pesach
(see glossary entries).
(Martha) [A]sister of Miryam #6 and
Elazar. The name means "lady." The
masculine equivalent, mar
("lord"see above, Marana, ta!)
is used in modern Hebrew as the equivalent of English
"Mr." Lk 10:38+.
eiParashah 43; Numbers
"anointed," "an anointed one."
Transliterated into English as "Messiah."
Equivalent to Greek christos, which also means
"anointed" and comes into English as
"Christ." In the Tanakh, kings and cohanim
were ordained by being anointed with olive oil
(Exodus 30:30; 1 Samuel 15:1; Psalm 133). The CJB
uses "Mashiach" to render Greek messias,
which appears only twice (Yn 1:41; 4:25), and in four
dramatic passages to render christos: Mt
16:16; Mk 8:29; 14:61; Lk 9:20.
an instructional poem.
(Matthan)in Messianic genealogy. Mt 1:15.
(Matthat)two figures in Messianic genealogy. Lk
(Mattatha)in Messianic genealogy. Lk 3:31.
-yahu (Matthew, Matthias,
Mattathias)(1) One of Yeshuas twelve talmidim,
author of one of the Gospels, also known as Levi (Mt
9:9+); usually rendered in English as
"Matthew." (2) The twelfth emissary of
Yeshua, replacing Yhudah from Kriot (Ac
1:23, 26); usually rendered in English as
"Matthias." (34) Two figures in
Messianic genealogy (Lk 3:25, 26); usually rendered
in English as "Mattathias."
42; Numbers 30:2(1) 32:42
bread. Plural matzot. The
"first day for matzah" would be the
day on which, when evening comes, the Seder is
which separates people into two groups, e.g.,
the partition separating men from women in an
Orthodox synagogue. At Ep 2:14 it refers at least
metaphorically to the fence which separates the inner
parts of the Temple, where only Jews could enter,
from the Court of the Gentiles. This mchitzah,
also called a soreg, was a stone partition
about five feet high.
glossary entry at Har Megiddo.
(Malchus, Melech)slave of Kayafa the cohen
gadol, the Hebrew word means "king." Yn
letter of Hebrew alphabet
(Manaen)"who had been brought up with
Herod the governor." The name means
"comforter." Ac 13:1.