Sunday, September 28, 2008
Names in New Testament times: David and Abraham and Moses
I find it intriguing that some Old Testament names are not found in the New Testament. Meaning, folks are not given those names.
There is no one contemporary to the New Testament who's named Abraham. Or David. Or Moses.
I wonder if there was a custom to avoid these names for children. (Perhaps in the same way that most Anglo Christians do not name a song "Jesus." We might go for "Joshua," which is the same. Our Mexican brethren on the other hand go for Jesus pretty frequently).