Sunday, April 17, 2016

A to Z Challenge Part 16 Names and Places from The Bible. O is for #atozchallenge

Obed: Grandfather of David

Oded: In the Old Testiment he was  a prophet from Samaria .

Omri: In the Old Testament, Omri is a 9th Century Military Commander, who becomes King of Isreal.
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Onesimus:  In the New Testament, Onesimus was a runaway slave that Paul convert to Christianity.  He had met Paul, while Paul was imprisoned.   Paul sent Omesimus back to Philemon, where he presented Paul's epistle.

Onesiphorus: He was a Disciple who appeared in Paul's second letter to Timothy.  Onesiphorus was martyred by the Romans, he was stretched and torn apart by horses.

Ophir: From the Old Testament, this is the son of Joktan.  This is also a place mentioned in The Bible.
Ophir as it appears on a Biblical map.

Othneil: In the Old Testament, he was a nephew of Caleb, who became  the first ruling Judge of  the Israelites.

Yesterday a reader wondered about the reference to Strange Fire in reference to Nabad.
This was because how Nabad and his brother prepared the fire pans.  They had added Incense to the mix, and present the Fire to the Lord without his request.

Because they violated how the Fire was presented, with the addition of the Incense, and they did this without the Lord asking, they violated the construct of showing respect to the Lord.

Here is a link with more information on this.



  1. Love it! What a great idea. I think it's great to see a face and hear a little more about names we read in the Bible.

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  2. Interesting that they are all male names! Wonder what they mean? Omri is also an Arabic word, is there an overlap in the meanings? No women's names starting with O..

    Best wishes,