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Names in New Testament

1910 New Catholic Dictionary

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Of the 173 names of persons given in the New Testament, 62 are of unknown meaning. Of these 60 are taken from the Greek, one Greek from Latin, and one from the Hebrew. In the Old Testament the majority of proper names are derived from the Hebrew; in the New Testament, from the Greek. In the latter, of the names dealing with the Deity. They are:

A large class of proper names for men and women is made up of adjectives denoting personal characteristics, such as

Names of things, and words referring to trades or avocations were taken as proper names:

Some names seem to have been suggested by particular circumstances:

Names of animals and plants are not frequent, the only example being

Names derived from numbers are

Names without Christian significance and probably derived from pagan mythology are:

"Bar" in a name means "son of," e.g.,

There is only one word derived from a color,

Names derived from kindred are

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Entry for 'Names in New Testament'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​n/names-in-new-testament.html. 1910.
 
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