Intemidating names

From the Hebrew name אַבְשָׁלוֹם ('Avshalom) meaning "my father is peace", derived from אָב ('av) meaning "father" and שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". He avenged his sister Tamar by arranging the murder of her rapist, their half-brother Amnon. While fleeing on the back of a mule he got his head caught in a tree and was killed by Joab. This is commonly used as an element in a kunya, which is a type of Arabic nickname.

The element is combined with the name of one of the bearer's children (usually the eldest son).

He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery.

In the New Testament this is the name of a Corinthian Christian who aids Saint Paul.

From the Greek Αχιλλευς (Achilleus), which is of unknown meaning, perhaps derived from Greek αχος (achos) "pain" or else from the name of the Achelous River.

After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood.

Means "servant of the king" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with ملك (malik) meaning "king".

This was the name of the fifth Umayyad caliph, who made Arabic the official language of the empire.

Means "servant of the capable, powerful" from Arabic عبد ال ('abd al) meaning "servant of the" combined with قادر (qadir) meaning "capable, powerful".

In the Old Testament, Abner was a cousin of Saul and the commander of his army.

After he killed Asahel he was himself slain by Asahel's brother Joab.

This was the name of two early caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty in Spain.

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