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Habbakuk was a prophet of the Old Testament, accredited with the authorship of the prophecy that bears his name. Habbakuk 1.1-3.19

Hadad was the eighth son of Ishmael. Genesis 25.15; 1 Chronicles 1.30

Hadad (1) was an Edomite chieftain from Pai, the successor to Baalhanan. He was the husband of Mehetabel, and also known as Hadar. Genesis 36.39; 1 Chronicles 1.50,51

Hadad (2) was the son of Bedad, from Avith, an Edomite ruler. He was celebrated for his victory over the Midianites in Moab. Hadad succeeded Husham and was followed by Samlah. Genesis 36.35, 36; 1 Chronicles 1.46, 47

Hadad (3) was a fugitive from David's pogrom against Edom. He fled to Egypt where he married Pharaoh's sister-in-law, who bore him a son, Genubath. After the deaths of David and Joab, Hadad returned to Israel, where he became an active opponent of Solomon. 1 Kings 11.14-22

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Hadad-ezer was the son of Rehob, and king of Zobah. David defeated him and forced him to pay tribute of horse and foot soldiers, hamstringing most of Hadad-ezer's own steeds. An attempt on the part of the Syrian army to liberate him was thwarted by David. Hadad-ezer was responsible for driving into exile, Rezon, Solomon's enemy. 2 Samuel 8.3-12; 10.16-19; 1 Kings 11.23; 1 Chronicles 18.3-10; 19.16-19

Hadar is an alternative form of the name of Hadad. Genesis 36.39; 1 Chronicles 1.46,47

Hadassah is the name the Persians gave to Esther. Esther 2.7

Hadoram (1) was the grandson of Eber, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10.27

Hadoram (2) is the name used by the Chronicler for Adoram, Rehoboam's taskmaster. 2 Chronicles 10.18

Hadoram (3) is the name used by the Chronicler for Joram, son of Toi, king of Hamath. 1 Chronicles 18.10

Hagar was the maid of Sarah and concubine of Abraham, the mother of his elder son, Ishmael. Sarah twice drove Hagar out of Abraham's household. On the first occasion, after she had conceived Ishmael, Hagar was persuaded to return, but after the birth of Isaac, both Hagar and her son were driven out permanently and forced to live in the desert. Genesis 16.1-16; 21.9-21; Galatians 4.22-25

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Haggai was a prophet who, with Zechariah, encouraged the workmen who undertook the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, during the second year of Darius' reign. Haggai's vision of restored and purified worship is contained in the book named after him. Ezra 5.1; 6.14; Haggai 1.1-2.23

Haggi was the second son of Gad, a grandson of Jacob. Genesis 46.16; Numbers 26.15

Haggith was the wife of David, the mother of Adonijah. 2 Samuel 3.4; 1 Chronicles 3.2

Ham was the second son of Noah, the father of Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan and the traditional ancestor of the Hamitic peoples. Genesis 5.32; 6.10; 7.13; 9.18, 22; 10.1, 6; 1 Chronicles 1.4, 8

Haman was an Agagite, the son of Hammedatha and father of Parshandatha, Dalphon, Aspatha, Poratha, Adalia, Aridatha, Parmashta, Arrisai, Aridai, and Vaizatha. Haman was an enemy of Mordecai, and. attempted to use his influence over his master Ahasuerus (Xerxes) to have the Jews of Persia destroyed. The intervention of Esther (Mordecai's niece) caused Haman to fall from favour, and he and his sons were executed. Esther 3.1-7.10; 8.2-5, 7; 9.24

Hamor was the father of Shechem, one of the chief citizens of the town bearing his name and original owner of a plot of land bought by Jacob. After the rape of Dinah, Simeon and Levi killed Hamor and Shechem. Genesis 33.19; 34.2-26

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Hamul was the second son of Perez, and grandson of Judah. Genesis 46.12; Numbers 26.21

Hamutal was a daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, the wife of Josiah, and mother of Jehoahaz and Zedekiah. 2 Kings 23.31; 24.18; Jeremiah 52.1

Hanamel was a son of Shallum, and cousin of the prophet, Jeremiah, to whom he sold a plot of land in his ancestral home of Anathoth. The account of this transaction is the most detailed record of any business deal in the Bible. Jeremiah 32.7-15

Hanan (1) was a son of Maacah and a warrior of David's bodyguard, according to the Chronicler. 1 Chronicles 11.43

Hanan (2) was a colleague of Ezra, and a Levite. He helped explain to the people the book of the law from which Ezra read. Nehemiah 8.7

Hanan (3) was a son of Zaccur, appointed assistant to the temple treasurers by Nehemiah. Nehemiah 13.13

Hanan (4) was a son of Igdaliah, in whose house Jeremiah entertained the Rechabites. Jeremiah 35.4

Hanani (1) was the father of the prophet Jehu. 1 Kings 16.1, 7

Hanani (2) was a prophet who rebuked Asa for his failure to rely on God in his war with Baasha. Angry with Hanani for his forecast of future troubles, the king had him placed in the stocks. 2 Chronicles 16.7-10

Hanani (3) was a friend or brother of Nehemiah, who visited him in Susa and told him of conditions in Jerusalem. Later Nehemiah appointed Hanani as one of the governors of the city. Nehemiah 1.2; 7.2

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Hananiah (1) was a Commander in Uzziah's army, the director of a muster of troops, undertaken by Jeiel and Maaseiah, according to the Chronicler. 2 Chronicles 26.11

Hananiah (2) was a perfumer of Jerusalem, an assistant of Eliashib in the rebuilding of the city walls. Nehemiah 3.8

Hananiah (3) was the son of Shelemiah, an assistant of Eliashib in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3.30

Hananiah (4) was a minor official of Jerusalem. The governor, Nehemiah, made him chief executive of the restored capital. Nehemiah 7.2

Hananiah (5) was a priest who assisted Nehemiah in his dedication of the restored wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 12.41

Hananiah (6) was a son of Azzur, a Gibeonite prophet who opposed Jeremiah. He claimed that within two years of his speaking, those exiled in Babylon would return, breaking the yoke worn by Jeremiah to prove his point. Jeremiah replied that the yoke would be replaced by one of iron, and that Hananiah would die within the year, which, apparently, occurred. Jeremiah 28.1-17

Hananiah (7) was one of the three companions of Daniel, also known by his Babylonian name of Shadrach. Daniel 1.6-20; 2.17, 49; 3.12-30

Hannah was a wife of Elkanah, mocked by his other wife, Penninah, for her barrenness, until the birth of Samuel, whom she gave to the service of the temple at Shiloh. After this Hannah, who made annual visits to her eldest son, bore five more children. 1 Samuel 1.2-2.10,19-21

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Hanniel was a son of Ephod, the representative of Manasseh in the division of the Promised Land. Numbers 34.23

Hanoch (1) was the third son of Midian, a grandson of Abraham and Keturah. Genesis 25.4; 1 Chronicles 1.33

Hanoch (2) was the eldest son of Reuben. Genesis 46.9; Exodus 6.14; Numbers 26.5; 1 Chronicles 5.3

Hanun (1) was the Son of Nahash an Ammonite king. On the death of his father, Hanun provoked war with Israel by humiliating the embassy sent from David, shaving off half the beard, and cutting off half the clothes, of each man. Fearing retaliation, he hired Syrian mercenaries against Israel, but Joab and Abishai defeated the combined force. The Syrians regrouped for a second battle, but were routed as David took the field in person. 2 Samuel 10.1-19; 1 Chronicles 19.2-19

Hanun (2) was an assistant of Eliahshib. With the inhabitants of Zanoah, he repaired the Valley Gate of the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3.13

Hanun (3) was the sixth son of Zalaph, an assistant of Eliashib in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3.30

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Haran was the third son of Terah (who survived him), the younger brother of Abraham and Nahor, and father of Lot. Genesis 11.26-31

Harbona was one of Ahasuerus' seven eunuch attendants. Harbona informed his master of Haman's construction of the gallows intended for Mordecai (on which, on the king's orders, Haman was hanged). Esther 1.10; 7.9

Hashabiah (1) was a son of Kemuel, the head of the tribe of Levi, in David's civil administration, according to the Chronicler. 1 Chronicles 27.17

Hashabiah (2) was a Levite in the service of Josiah, one who contributed many animals as sacrifices for the king's Passover festival, according to the Chronicler. 2 Chronicles 35.9

Hashabiah (3) was a companion of Ezra on his return from Babylon to Jerusalem. Ezra 8.19

Hashabiah (4) was a ruler of half the district of Keilah in Jerusalem, during Nehemiah's governorship, an assistant of Eliashib in rebuilding the walls of the city. Nehemiah 3.17

Hashabneiah was a Levite and assistant of Ezra. Nehemiah 9.5

Hashbaddanah was an assistant of Ezra. Nehemiah 8.4

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Hashem was a Gizonite, a soldier in David's bodyguard, according to the Chronicler. 1 Chronicles 11.34

Hashum was an assistant of Ezra. Nehemiah 8.4

Hassenaah was an assistant of Eliashib. His sons repaired the Fish Gate in the wall of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3.3

Hasshub was a son of Pahathmoab, an assistant of Eliashib in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. The appearance of the name twice may indicate a second person of the same name. Nehemiah 3.11, 23

Hathach was an eunuch in the service of Ahasuerus, a messenger for Esther and Mordecai, when the latter gave the queen information about Haman's attempt to destroy the Jews in Persia. Esther 4.5-10

Hattush was a son of Hashabneiah, an assistant of Eliashib in the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah 3.10

Havilah (1) was the second son of Cush, a grandson of Ham. Genesis 10.7

Havilah (2) was the twelfth son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10.29

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Hazael was a servant and later murderer of Ben-hadad, subsequently king of Syria. The coming reign of Hazael was revealed to Elijah who was charged with anointing him, a duty in fact carried out by Elisha. Hazael inflicted frequent defeats on Israel and Judah. Amos foretold his downfall. His son, also Ben-hadad, succeeded him. 1 Kings 19.15, 17; 2 Kings 8.8-15, 28, 29; 9.14, 15; 10.32, 33; 12.17, 18; 13.3, 22-25; 2 Chronicles 22.5; Amos 1.4

Hazarmaveth was the third son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10.26

Hazo was the fifth son of Nahor and Milcah. Genesis 22.22

Hazor (the king of) was a petty chieftain defeated by Joshua in his conquest of Canaan. Joshua 12.19

Heber (1) was a son of Beriah, the grandson of Asher. Numbers 26.45; 1 Chronicles 7.31

Heber (2) was a Kenite, the descendant of Hobab and husband of Jael. The isolated situation of Heber's tent caused Sisera, whom Barak had defeated, to seek refuge with him. Judges 4.11, 17, 21

Hebron was the third son of Kohath, the grandson of Levi and father of Jeriah, Amariah, Jahaziel and Jekameam. Exodus 6.18; Numbers 3.19; 1 Chronicles 6.2, 18; 23.12, 19

Hebron (the king of) was a petty tribal chieftain defeated by Joshua during the conquest of Canaan. Joshua 10.37; 12.10

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Hegai was a eunuch, the overseer of Ahasuerus' harem. Esther 2.3, 8, 15

Heldai (1) was a Netophathite, the commander of David's army during the last month of each year, according to the Chronicler. 1 Chronicles 27.15

Heldai (2) was one of the three returned exiles (from Babylon) who were to serve Joshua (the messianic king) as attendants, in the vision of Zechariah. Zechariah 6.10, 11, 14

Heleb (or Heled) was a son of Baanah, a Netophathite, one of David's bodyguard. 2 Samuel 23.29; 1 Chronicles 11.30

Helek was the second son of Gilead, a grandson of Manasseh. Numbers 26.30; Joshua 17.2

Helez was a Paltite (or Pelonite) of the tribe of Ephraim, a soldier of David's bodyguard, of which he was commander for the seventh month of every year, according to the Chronicler. 2 Samuel 23.26; 1 Chronicles 11.27; 27.10

Heli was a descendant of David, the son of Matthat and father of Joseph, in Luke's genealogy. Luke 3.23

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Heman (1) was the second son of Lotan, the grandson of Seir the Horite. Genesis 36.22

Heman (2) was the eldest of the sons of Mahol, famed for their wisdom. The author of 1 Kings compares Solomon favourably with Heman. 1 Kings 4.31

Heman (3) was the son of Joel, a descendant of Kohath and of Levi. He became father of Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, Romamtiezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. Heman was ancestor of a notable clan of musicians and prominent Levitical musician of David's court, according to the Chronicler. He is credited with the composition of Psalm 88. 1 Chronicles 6.33; 15.17, 19; 16.41, 42; 25.1, 4; 2 Chronicles 5.12; 35.15; Psalms 88

Hemdan was the eldest son of Dishon, a great grandson of Seir. Genesis 36.26

Henadad was a prominent citizen of Jerusalem, whose sons assisted Jeshua and Zerubbabel in rebuilding the walls of the city. Ezra 3.9

Hepher was the sixth son of Gilead, a great grandson of Manasseh. Numbers 26.32; Joshua 17.2

Hepher (the king of) of was a petty chieftain defeated by Joshua in his conquest of Canaan. Joshua 12.17

Hephzibah was the wife of Hezekiah and mother of Manasseh. 2 Kings 21.1

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Hermas was a Christian of Rome. Paul names Hermas in the personal greetings with which he ends his letter to the church at Rome. Romans 16.14

Hermes was a Christian of Rome. Paul names him in the personal greetings with which he ends his letter to the Roman church. Romans 16.14

Hermogenes was an assistant of Paul, from the Roman province of Asia, in Asia Minor. In 2 Timothy the writer mentions Hermogenes' apostasy. 2 Timothy 1.15

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Herod was the family name of various Palestianian rulers, two of whom are known by this name in the scriptures.

Herod, known as “the Great” (ruled 37-4 B.C.), was the son of Antipater. The Romans appointed him ruler of Palestine in the reign of Augustus. Matthew gives an account of this Herod's being visited by sages seeking the infant “king of the Jews”, which alarmed him into authorising the slaughter of all male children under the age of two years in the region of Bethlehem. Luke refers to Herod in establishing the historical setting of his account of Jesus' early life. Matthew 2.1-19; Luke 1.5

Herod Antipas (ruled 4 B.C.-A.D.39) was a son of Herod the Great and Malthace the tetrarch (“ruler of a fourth part”) of Galilee and Peraea. On the death of Herod the Great, Palestine was divided among three sons: half going to Archelaus, ethnarch of Judea, and half being divided into two tetrarchies (quarters) ruled by Antipas and by Philip. Herod Antipas features in all three synoptic gospels for his dealings with John the Baptist, while Luke also gives an account of his interrogation of Jesus, after his arrest.

Herod imprisoned John who had condemned the ruler's irregular “marriage” to Herodias, the wife of his half-brother, Philip (not the tetrarch of this name) who was still alive at the time. While all three synoptic gospels agree on the embarrassment caused to the ruler by John, Mark alone suggests that Herod both feared and respected the prophet, to whom he often listened. During a public feast, however, Herod, delighted by the dancing of the daughter of Philip's wife, promised to give her any gift she might choose, Prompted by Herodias, who hated John for his criticism of her relations with Herod, the girl asked for the head of the prophet, and, despite his misgivings, the king was obliged by his oath to have John beheaded. (The dancer is not named in scripture but Josephus records her name as Salome.)

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Later, reports of the ministry of Jesus caused Herod to fear that John had risen from the dead. After Jesus' arrest (according to Luke) Pontius Pilate allowed Herod to interview the new prophet. But after failing to persuade him to perform a miracle, Herod resorted to mockery of Jesus, and returned him to Pilate. Apparently the privilege of interrogating the prisoner led to a new cordiality in relations between Herod and the procurator, with whom, hitherto, he had been at odds.

The Jewish historian Josephus states that Herod subsequently made a request to Gaius Caesar (Caligula) that his dominions should be enlarged, but was rewarded with banishment to Spain, where, with Herodias, he died in exile. Matthew 14.1-11; Mark 6.14-28; 8.15; Luke 3.1, 19, 20; 8.3; 9.7-9; 13.31, 32; 23.7-12, 15

Herodias was the wife of Philip (not the tetrarch) and mother (the Jewish historian Josephus tells us) of Salome. Her husband's half-brother, Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee took her (illegally) as his “wife”. For this John the Baptist, whom Herod arrested, publicly condemned both Antipas and Herodias. His fear of John's power prevented Herod from harming the prophet initially. But on Herod's birthday the dancing of Herodias's daughter delighted Antipas. He promised to give the girl whatever she might ask, Herodias prompted her to ask for the head of John, and Herod was obliged by the situation to grant this request. When Caligula banished Antipas to Spain, Herodias accompanied him into exile, where they both died, according to Josephus. Matthew 14.3-11; Mark 6.17-28; Luke 3.19

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Herodion was a Christian named by Paul in the greetings with which his letter to the church at Rome closes. Romans 16.11

Heth was the second son of Canaan, and grandson of Ham. Genesis 10.15

Hezekiah was the son of Ahaz, father of Manasseh and king of Judah (ruled ca. 715-687 B.C.). On his accession to the throne Hezekiah attempted to purge the country of idols and restore a purified worship of the Lord, but on his death, Manasseh led Judah back into the idolatry that had characterised the reign of Ahaz.

In the fourteenth year of Hezekiah's reign Sennacherib besieged Jerusalem, but the siege was lifted, fulfilling a prophecy of Isaiah. Isaiah then announced the king's imminent death, but later told him that God, Who had granted him a further fifteen years of life, had heeded the king's prayers. After showing the treasures of his storehouse to a Babylonian envoy, Hezekiah was told that, after his death, all these treasures would be taken by the Babylonians. Having come to the throne at the age of twenty-five, Hezekiah reigned twenty-nine years. Among his descendants were the prophet Zephaniah and, according to Matthew's genealogy, Joseph. 2 Kings 16.20; 18.1-20.21; 21.3; 1 Chronicles 3.13; 2 Chronicles 28.27-32.33; Proverbs 25.1; Isaiah 1.1; 36.1-39.8; Jeremiah 26.18,19; Hosea 1.1; Micah 1.1; Zephaniah 1.1; Matthew 1.9

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Hezro was a Carmelite, a soldier of David's bodyguard. 2 Samuel 23.35; 1 Chronicles 11.37

Hezron was the first son of Perez, a grandson of Judah. He was the father of Jerahmeel, Ram and Chelubai, and, later, Segub, by Ephrathah. Genesis 46.12; Numbers 26.21; Ruth 4.18, 19; 1 Chronicles 2.5, 9, 21; 4.1; Matthew 1.3; Luke 3.33

Hiddai was a soldier of David's bodyguard. 2 Samuel 23.30

Hilkiah (1) was a high priest in the reign of Josiah whom he assisted in his various religious reforms, overseeing the restoration of the temple. While this work was being done, Hilkiah produced a copy of the Book of the Law (Deuteronomy), saying that he had found it in the temple, and sent this to the king, who then despatched him to find from the prophetess Huldah what was to be done in the light of this discovery. Hilkiah was subsequently given the task of destroying the pagan altars and idols in Judah. He was also one of those who contributed generously to Josiah's Passover festival, according to the Chronicler. 2 Kings 22.4, 8-20; 23.4; 2 Chronicles 34.9, 14-28; 35.8

Hilkiah (2) was a Levite, an assistant of Ezra. Nehemiah 8.4

Hilkiah (3) was the father of the prophet Jeremiah, perhaps the high priest of Josiah's reign. Jeremiah 1.1

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Hirah was an Adullamite, a friend of Judah, who was staying with Hirah when he met, and married, Shuah's daughter. Genesis 38.1, 12, 20

Hiram was the king of Tyre, an ally of David and Solomon, and a great promoter of trade between his country and Israel. In return for agricultural produce, Hiram supplied Solomon with building materials, as well as workers and craftsmen, for the Jerusalem temple. 2 Samuel 5.11; 1 Kings 5.1-18; 9.11-14; 10.11, 22; 1 Chronicles 14.1; 2 Chronicles 2.3-16; 8.18; 9.10, 21

Hobab was a Midianite, the son of Reuel and father-in-law of Moses. He is also known as Jethro. Exodus 2.16-21; 3.1; 4.18; 18.1-27; Numbers 10.29-32; Judges 4.11

Hodiah was a Levite, an assistant of Ezra. Nehemiah 8.7; 9.5

Hoglah was the third of the daughters of Zelophehad. Numbers 26.33; 27.1-11; 36.10-12; Joshua 17.3, 4

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Hoham was the king of Hebron, one of five Amorite chieftains who attacked the Gibeonites after these had made an alliance with Israel, but whom Joshua defeated. Fleeing the battle, the five leaders hid in a cave, but were found and hanged. Joshua 10.3-27

Hophni was the son of Eli, the brother of Phineas, with whom he served as high priest at Shiloh. Both brothers were notorious for their corruption. An unnamed prophet foretold that Hophni and his brother would die on the same day, and this prophecy, confirmed by a vision of Samuel, was fulfilled when the Philistines killed both priests in battle. 1 Samuel 1.3; 2.12-17, 22-25, 34; 3.13; 4.4, 11, 17

Hophra was an Egyptian Pharaoh (ruled ca. 588-569 B.C.). He was also known as Apries. His successor, Ahmosis II, assassinated him. Jeremiah foretold Hophra's death. Jeremiah 37.5; 44.30

Horam was a petty chieftain from Gezer in southern Palestine. He tried to lift Joshua's siege of Lachish, but was defeated. Joshua 10.33

Hori was a son of Lotan, and grandson of Seir the Horite. Genesis 36.22; 1 Chronicles 1.39

Hormah (the king of) was a petty chieftain defeated by Joshua in his conquest of Canaan. Joshua 12.14

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Hosah was a gatekeeper in the court of David, according to the Chronicler. The many sons of Hosah included Shimri, Hilkiah, Tebaliah and Zechariah. 1 Chronicles 16.38; 26.10

Hosea was a prophet whose ministry spanned the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah in Judah, and of Jeroboam II in Israel. Hosea tried to recall Israel to a pure worship of the Lord, stressing God's readiness to forgive evildoers. He dramatised his message in his compassionate treatment of his wife, the prostitute, Gomer. She deserted him, but he redeemed her and brought her back. Hosea 1.1-14.9; Romans 9.25, 26

Hoshea (1) is an alternative (perhaps original) form of the name of Joshua. Numbers 13.8, 16

Hoshea (2) was the son of Elah, the last king of Israel (ruled ca. 732-722 B.C.). He succeeded Pekah, whom he assassinated. Payment of tribute to Shalmanezer of Assyria kept Hoshea on the throne awhile, but when he switched allegiance to Egypt, Samaria was besieged, falling after three years, and Shalmanezer imprisoned Hoshea. 2 Kings 15.30; 17.1-6; 18.1, 9, 10

Hoshea (3) was the son of Azaziah, overseer of the Ephraimites in David's civil administration, according to the Chronicler. 1 Chronicles 27.20

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Hul was the second son of Aram, and grandson of Shem, according to Genesis. He was the son of Shem, according to the Chronicler. Genesis 10.23; 1 Chronicles 1.17

Huldah was a prophetess, the wife of Shallum. The servants of Josiah consulted her, following the discovery of the book of the law. Huldah predicted that Judah would be divinely punished but the penitent Josiah would die in peace (though, in fact, he fell in battle). 2 Kings 22.14-20; 2 Chronicles 34.22-28

Hupham was the fifth son of Benjamin, according to Numbers (but not Genesis). Numbers 26.39

Huppim was the ninth son of Benjamin, according to Genesis (but not Numbers). Genesis 46.21

Hur (1) was an assistant of Moses and Aaron, whom he helped in the battle against the Amalekites, and in supervising Israel when Moses received the covenant on Sinai. The only Hur who appears in any genealogy is the son of Caleb, though it is doubtful whether this Hur would have been old enough to have been the one referred to above. Exodus 17.10,12; 24.14; 1 Chronicles 2.19, 20

Hur (2) was one of five Midianite chieftains whom Moses defeated in battle and killed. Numbers 31.8; Joshua 13.21

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Hurai was a Gaashite, a soldier of David's bodyguard, according to the Chronicler. 1 Chronicles 11.32

Huram is a name used by the Chronicler for Hiram, king of Tyre. 2 Chronicles 2.3-16

Huram-abi is a name used by the Chronicler for the craftsman, Hiram. 2 Chronicles 2.13, 14; 4.11-16

Hushai was an ally of David, instrumental in the king's defeat of his rebellious son, Absalom. Posing as Absalom's friend, Hushai gave him bad military advice, at the same time passing on to David information about the disposition of the rebel forces. On the advice of Hushai (and against that of Ahithophel) Absalom decided to assemble a large force, rather than launch a swift attack on David's army. This led to the king's crushing victory in the forest of Ephraim. 2 Samuel 15.32-37; 16.16-19; 17.5-16; 1 Chronicles 27.33

Husham was an Edomite king, from the Temanite region, the successor to Jobab. Genesis 36.34, 35; 1 Chronicles 1.45, 46

Hushim was, according to Genesis, the only son of Dan, named in Numbers as Shuham. Genesis 46.23; Numbers 26.42

Hymenaeus was an apostate Christian, apparently excommunicated by Paul, who refers to him in both letters to Timothy. 1 Timothy 1.20; 2 Timothy 2.17


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