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The Seven Gates of the Kingdom glossary.

Abigail

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Seer, scholar of Nifla, sister of Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: “My father’s joy”

Abeila

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Mother of Tamiym, wife of Sagi
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Breath or vanity; derived from the name Abel, which means meadow

Adara

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Wife of Javan
Meaning of Hebrew Name: High, preeminent; female form of Adar

Adina

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Leader in Chaniya
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Delicate, refined, gentle
Biblical Reference: 1 Chronicles 11:42. One of David’s 30 mighty men

Aikah

Birthplace or Location: Yaphah
Relationships: King of Seth, adopted father of Shammah, husband of Queen Gila, worshiper of Livnath, father of Dahv born to the concubine She’iva
Meaning of Hebrew Name: “How?” As in how did it happen? Also, where are you?
Biblical Reference: Genesis 3:9 and Lamentations 1:1

Aijalon Valley

Birthplace or Location: Aijalon Valley
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Place of gazelles
Biblical Reference: 1 Chronicles 6:69

Aleph

Birthplace or Location: A mountain in western Seth near Yaphah
Relationships: The presence of Aleph, the Existing One, is connected to the mysterious mountain
Meaning of Hebrew Name: The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, connected to the God of the Bible. The Hebrew pictograph is an ox, portraying strength or leadership.
Biblical Reference: Aleph is part of the divine name, such as Elohim, I AM that I AM, Adonai, and Eternal Lord

Amar

Meaning of Hebrew Name: A member of the Tiriphy that guard the King of Seth
Biblical Reference: To utter, to say

Anash

Birthplace or Location: City of Knowledge
Relationships: Commander of the Mikana warriors and bitter rival of Aikah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Weak, sick, desperately wicked, frail

Arba

Birthplace or Location: Prosperous city in northern Seth
Relationships: Home of Asahel and Lehabim; city of refuge where Mahalath was captured by the Zuzim.
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Name of one of the Nephilim ancestors

Ariel

Birthplace or Location: Sacred space the people were charged to set aside for Aleph after the Great Deluge.
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Lion of God
Biblical Reference: Ariel is also another name for the city of Jerusalem

Aryeh

Meaning of Hebrew Name: Lion
Object: Constellation of Leo
Purpose: Identifies the kingship of Aleph over the kingdom of Seth

Asahel

Birthplace or Location: Arba
Relationships: Lieutenant of Commander Eitan, follower of Aleph
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Made by God
Biblical Reference: One of David’s mighty men, also David’s nephew, 2 Samuel 2:18, 2 Samuel 2:19

Barak

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Second son of the present-day Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Lightning

Baruch

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Son of Tamiym and Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Blessed

Chaggay

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Business rival of the present-day Iyar who leads a conspiracy with the priests
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Prophet

Chaniya

Birthplace or Location: Birthplace of Tamiym
Relationships: Site of many scholars of Seth
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Encampment or resting place

Chayah

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Daughter of Tamiym and Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: To live, to revive

Chazon

Birthplace or Location: Yaphah
Relationships: Priest of Aleph, childhood friend of Aikah, tutor of Shammah, friend of Commander Eitan, friend of Shammah’s parents
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Vision
Biblical Reference: Psalm 89:19

Ciycera

Birthplace or Location: City of Knowledge
Relationships: Commander of the Mikana army
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Field of battle
Biblical Reference: Judges 4:22

Crystal lens

Purpose: Ancient telescopic device
Biblical Reference: Star-gazing

Dahv

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Son of King Aikah by the concubine
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Bear, to whisper

Dathan

Relationships: Scribe for King Aikah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Belonging to a fountain or their fountain or their law
Biblical Reference: Numbers 16:1-12

Eitan

Birthplace or Location: Yaphah
Relationships: Commander of Seth, Asahel is among his soldiers, friend of Chazon
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Enduring

Eli

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Brother of the present-day Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: My God

Emunah

Birthplace or Location: Nifla
Relationships: Mother of Shammah and friend of Chazon
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity

Endrei

Birthplace or Location: One of the enemy cities that surround Seth
Relationships: City in the land of Rabbah
Biblical Reference: One of the cities associated with King Og in the Old Testament

Erela

Birthplace or Location: Midvar
Relationships: Queen of Midvar, romantic interest of Shammah when he sojourned in her country
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Angel or messenger

Eron

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Commander in Seth’s army, married to Geona, and father of Hada

E-ven

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Husband of Mara, father of Mahalath and Rina
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Stone

Ezer

Relationships: High priest of Livnath that succeeded Haran
Meaning of Hebrew Name: To rescue, to save

Four Faces

Relationships: Throne guardians on Aleph
Biblical References: Ezekiel 1 and 2

Gabar

Relationships: Leader of the four desert horsemen, or malakim, who meet the present-day Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Mighty and great

Gila

Birthplace or Location: Cove of Everlasting
Relationships: Taken captive by Aikah and made his queen; adopted mother of Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Joy

Geona

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Wife of Eron, mother of Huldah, captured by the Mikana
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Glorify

Guriel

Relationships: Leader of the Tiriphy, three bodyguards who protect King Aikah and later King Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Young lion

Hada

Relationships: Daughter of Geona and Eron, captured by the Mikana
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Myrtle region

Hannah

Relationships: Extraordinary wife of the first Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Graciousness
Biblical Reference: Praying mother of Samuel. See 1 Samuel 1

Havilah

Meaning of Hebrew Name: Sand region; that suffers pain, brings forth
Biblical Reference: Gen. 2:11, Gen. 10:7 and Gen. 10:29. Thought to be the Indus Valley region where the Pishon River was located, which also ran through Eden 

Haran

Birthplace or Location: Yaphah
Relationships: High priest of Livnath, childhood peer of Aikah and Chazon
Meaning of Hebrew Name: parched
Biblical Reference: Gen. 11:31; Haran also was a site of moon-worship in northern Mesopotamia

Inbal

Birthplace or Location: Concubine who asked Dahv about the concubine sons
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Tongue of a bell

Iyar

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Ruthless businessman who can trace his heritage to the early generations of Seth; brother of Abigail. Also the same name of the fist Iyars of Seth.
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Rosette or blossom (Babylonian)

Jabin

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: First-born son of the present-day Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: He discerns

Javan

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Magistrate of Chaniya
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Mire

Joktan

Relationships: Palace slave
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Smallness

Karni

Relationships: Daughter of Geona and Eron
Meaning of Hebrew Name: My horn

Kerem

Birthplace or Location: Yaphah
Relationships: Vinedresser who moved from the port city of Yaphah with her husband and was befriended by Tamiym 
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Vineyard

Keziah

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Only daughter of the present-day Iyar 
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Ended
Biblical Reference: Kezia was one of Job’s daughters in Job 42:14.

Kimah

Object: Pleiades
Purpose: Constellation
Biblical Reference: Job 38:31

Kish

Relationships: Predecessor of King Aikah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Hard, difficult, straw
Biblical Reference: 1 Samuel 9:1

Kesil

Object: Belt of Orion
Purpose: Constellation
Biblical Reference: Job 38:31

La-Shon

Relationships: Warrior of the giant clan the Emit
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Evil speech
Biblical Reference: Lev. 19:16

Lehabim

Relationships: Military commander of Seth, confidante to Dahv
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Fiery, flaming
Biblical Reference: Gen. 10:13

Levi

Relationships: Iyar’s cook
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Joined, attached; this name is also linked to Leviathan

Liraz

Meaning of Hebrew Name: My secret

Lotan

Relationships: Priest of Livnath at the Temple of the Moon
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Wrap or envelop
Biblical Reference: A Horite chief, Genesis 36:20

Livnath

Relationships: Patron moon goddess of Seth
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Whiteness or transparency
Biblical Reference: A Horite chief, Genesis 36:20Refers to a city conquered by Joshua

Mahalath

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Daughter of nobles E-ven and Mara, betrothed to Shammah and smitten by Dahv
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Sickness, diseased
Biblical Reference: One of Esau’s wives from a giant-polluted family line

Mara

Relationships: Wife of Even, mother of Mahalath and Rina
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Bitter

Mattan

Birthplace or Location: Rabbah
Relationships: Commander of Seth, and one of the five-generation of giant Rabbah who now pledges allegiance to Aleph
Meaning of Hebrew Name: A gift

Midvar

Birthplace or Location: Kingdom on one of the trade routes of Seth
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Wilderness

Mikana

Birthplace or Location: City of Knowledge
Relationships: Offspring of the Zuzim
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Spelled Anakim in the Bible, and the name means “neck.” The Anakim are associated with the Nephilim, the  offspring of the sons of God.
Biblical Reference: Gen, 6:4 and Numbers 13:33

Naamah

Birthplace or Location: Time Sea
Relationships: Daughter of Zalmon, king of the Water People
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Pleasant, sweet

Na’iym

Relationships: One of the Tiriphy, three bodyguards that protect King Aikah and then King Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: An adjective meaning pleasant

Nifla

Relationships: Home of Shammah’s mother  Emunah and the city where his father, the prophet, was killed
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Author’s derivative of nifla-‘ot, meaning wonderful things.
Biblical Reference: Psalm 72:18

Noadiah

Birthplace or Location: Yaphah
Relationships: Young man murdered by the Water People
Meaning of Hebrew Name: “Yah has met by appointment”

Puah

Birthplace or Location: Nifla
Relationships: Midwife for Tamiym, assistant to Shiphrah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Splendid, radiant
Biblical Reference: One of the midwives 

Peleg

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Sailor and trusted friend of Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Small channel or river and the root word means divided
Biblical Reference: Genesis 10:25

Qatar

Relationships: Henchman of the high priest Ezer
Meaning of Hebrew Name: To burn incense or sacrifice

Qayin

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Priest of Livnath
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Cain, which means a possession, a spear
Biblical Reference: Genesis 4

Qever

Relationships: Warrior from Rabbah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Tomb or grave

Raushanna

Birthplace or Location: Midvar
Relationships: Lute player from Midvar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Splendid one

Reem

Biblical Reference: Hebrew term for the constellation of Taurus, the bull

Rina

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Sister of Mahalath
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Joy

Reu

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Friend of magistrate Javan and scholar Uz
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Friend

Sagi

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Artisan-famer and husband of Abelia, father of Tamiym and three sons
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Adjective meaning lofty, exalted, supreme

Sa’ar

Relationships: Zuzim lord
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Storm, horror, affrighted
Biblical Reference: Ez. 32:10

Shammah

Birthplace or Location: Nifla
Relationships: Adopted heir of King Aikah, adopted son of Queen Gila; son of the murdered prophet Jahdai and Emunah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Waste or appalling desolation. His name reflects the startling times his parents lived under. A related word is the plural word shamayim, which means heaven or heavens. When paired with the name Yahweh, Shammah means “He is There.” Shammah also was one of David’s mighty men.
Biblical References: 2 Samuel 23:11 and Ezekiel 48:35

Shiphrah

Birthplace or Location: Nifla
Relationships: Midwife for Tamiym
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Beauty, harmony
Biblical Reference: One of the midwives mentioned in Exodus 1:15

She’iya

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Concubine of King Aikah, mother of Dahv
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Ruin
Biblical Reference: Isaiah 24:12

Tamiym

Birthplace or Location: Chaniya
Relationships: Scholar and the only daughter and first born of Sagi and Abelia; becomes the love interest of Shammah
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Noun meaning complete or blameless. It’s not a proper name, but the term is used to describe Noah in the time of the Nephilim in Genesis 6.

Tiriphy

Birthplace or Location: Unknown
Relationships: The Tiriphy are three bodyguards, Guriel, Na’iym and Amar. They serve King Aikah and later King Shammah.

Water People

Birthplace or Location: Beneath the Time Sea
Relationships: Mysterious men who live beneath the water. Shammah killed one of their leaders and lost his dagger there before he and Peleg washed ashore at Yaphah.

Yaphah

Relationships: Hometown of Aikah, Chazon, Haran, and Eitan
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Beautiful or fair
Biblical Reference: Also known as Joppa in the Bible, Ezra 3:7

Yissack

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Beloved father of the present-day Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: He laughs

Zalmon

Birthplace or Location: Time Sea
Relationships: King of the Water People
Meaning of Hebrew Name: “His shade, his image” also means place of the idol

Zaqen

Relationships: One of the commanders of Seth
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Old
Biblical Reference: Gen. 18:12

Zephi

Relationships: Sailor who fights with Peleg and the skirmish causes Shammah’s vessel to capsize
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Gazing
Biblical Reference: 1 Chron. 1:36

Zetham

Birthplace or Location: City of Kings
Relationships: Son of the first Iyar
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Bloom or olive tree
Biblical Reference: Like Iyar, Zetham is associated with the Hebrew name Ziv. In 1 Chronicles 23:8 Zetham was a Levite during the time of King Solomon.

Zuzim

Relationships: Star-born fathers of the Mikana
Meaning of Hebrew Name: Scholars link the Zuzim with terrors, giants, the many, or lavish ones. They were a people from the trans-jordan.
Biblical Reference: Gen. 14:5