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Judith

Meaning: 
Praise; From Judah
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Heroine of a book not inluded in the Jewish Bible. In it she beheaded Holophernes.
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Judah

Meaning: 
Praise
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Fourth son of the patriarch Jacob and the Matriarch Leah. Leader of the sons of Jacob.
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Joshua

Meaning: 
God is Salvation
History: 
Successor to Moses as leader of the Children of Israel. He brought them into the Promised Land and conquered it.
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Joseph

Meaning: 
God Will Increase
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First son of the Patriarch Jacob and the matriarch Rachel. He dreamed prophetic dreams and his brothers sold him into slavery out of jealousy when he told them.
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John

Meaning: 
God is Gracious
History: 
Father of the priest Mattathais who routed the Greeks in the story of Hannukah. Also name of a number of generals mentioned in the Bible.
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