The Ten: Names you probably didn’t know were in the Bible

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Not just a hip ‘90s baby name, Chloe likely hosted a New Testament house church (1 Corinthians 1:11).


Job’s daughter. She got the nice name. Her poor sister was saddled with Keren-Happuch (Job 42:14).


The first owner of this everyday boy’s name was the father of the death-defying Enoch (Genesis 5:18-24).


Yes, really. This unfortunate chap was the grandfather of Tola, a judge who “rose to save Israel” (Judges 10:1).


No kids, not the meerkat from The Lion King. Timon was one of the first seven deacons (Acts 6:5).


Australia’s former atheist prime minister was named after a friend of the apostle Paul (Romans 16:15).


The German supermodel was named after a Roman friend of the apostle Paul (2 Timothy 4:21).


Also spelt Adah, she may have been Noah’s mother (Genesis 4:23, 5:30).


A great name for a rugby player. The original Ram was the great-great grandfather of Boaz (1 Chronicles 2:10).


One of the sons of Simon of Cyrene. It’s unknown whether he ended up in the roofing business (Mark 15:21).

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