Characters in the Dahveed Series:
Names with an asterick (*) are Biblical characters
Abiadan: Sahrah of Ammon, daughter of King Nahash, wife of Jesse and mother of Abigail and Zeruiah. Deceased.
*Abiathar: Son of Hakkohen Haggadol Ahimelech. A priest.
Abiaz: Trouble-maker in Heshbon when Ruth was a young woman.
*Abiezer: One of Hassar Jonathan's personal guard.
*Abigail: Dahveed's half sister, and full sister to Zeruiah. Daughter of Abiadan.
*Abigail of Carmel: Wife of Nabal. Gebirah to the Carmel Calebite clans.
*Abinadab: Jesse's second son by Miriam, his Israelite wife. Half-brother to Dahveed.
*Abishai: Dahveed's nephew, first born of Zeruiah, half-sister to Dahveed.
*Abner: General of Shaul's armies and his cousin.
Achsah: Maid to Michal.
*Adnah: A commander from Manasseh who deserts to Dahveed.
*Adriel: Son of Barzillai. Marries Merab.
Ahaz: Elder of Bethlehem.
*Ahiam: Habiru sworn to Dahveed.
*Ahibaal: A Jebusite, loyal to his adon and who first looked for Dahveed on a mule, who now keeps track of Dahveed and advises him.
*Ahimelech: High Priest in Nob during Shaul's reign.
*Ahimelek: A Hittite. One of Davheed's men.
*Ahinoam: Shaul's wife.
*Ahinoam of Jezreel: Daughter of Ahlai. Sister of Zabad. Marries Dahveed.
*Ahithophel: see Ahibaal and A Word About . . .
*Ahlai: Father of Zabad, Ahinoam and Lael. Rival to Nabal.
*Ahor: Canaanite landowner near Shechem. Grandfather to Hushai the Archite.
Ahuzzath: Man who replaces Beor as Seren Manani's scribe.
*Aiah: Father of Rizpah, shaul's concubine. Lives in Jabesh.
*Ahiezer: Commander of the unit of Shaul's kin who desert to Dahveed.
*Akish: Son of Maoch of Gath, who becomes Seren of Gath when his father dies.
Ala: Zelek's sister. Taken by Manani in Ekron and tries to stop her brother from assassinating Hassar Jonathan. Half Ammonite, half Cushite and blood cousin to Abigail and Zeruiah.
Amarel of Dibon: man who took Moab's throne during the time of Ruth.
*Amasa: Son of Dahveed's sister Abigail.
*Amasai: Commander of a unit of Benjamites who desert to Dahveed.
*Armoni: Rizpah's first son.
*Araunah: Title for king of Jebus. Used as a name.
Areli: Man from Naphtali in the 2nd unit. Cousin to Cheran.
*Asahel: Dahveed's nephew, third son of Zeruiah.
Asaiah: Boy in Bethlehem, son of Telah.
Atarah: Jebusite woman rescued by Dahveed and Ethan. Sister to Ornan.
*Azmaveth: Bodyguard to the hassar and father of Pelet. Forced to spy on Jonathan.
Baalyaton: Powerful adon in Ekron who becomes Seren.
*Balak: Man of Bethlehem, four years older than Dahveed and who dislikes him.
Baqqush: Envoy from the kingdom of Mari who makes a covenant with Shaul.
*Barzillai: Man from Jabesh in Gilead who buys a lamb from Ruth.
Basemath: Maid to Rizpah.
Batashima: Philistine woman dependent on Hassar Jonathan who speaks Yahweh's word to him. Peleth's mother.
Bathsheba: Daughter of Eliam. Granddaughter of Ahibaal.
Ben-Geber: Dahveed's childhood name.
Ben-Shimei: One of Dhaveed's men. Not a nice man. Companion of Hiddai. Son of Hassar Jonathan's cousin.
Beor: Long-time scribe of Seren Manani with a phenomenal memory. Captured by Hassar Jonathan.
Beriah: Gibeonite who comes to take Ishmaiah's place.
*Bichri: Man of Benjamin who tries to bully a beggar and is stopped.
'Bijah: Boy in Navyoth who watches the soldiers prophesy.
*Boaz: Dahveed's great-grandfather. Ruth's husband.
Bodbaal: Philistine member of Ethan's band. Mute. Brother to Geresh and Peleth.
Bukki: Lahab's father. Landowner in Bethlehem.
Bunah: Scribe to Jonathan Hassar.
Bunni: Scribe to Jonathan Hassar.
Caleb: Habiru member of Ethan's band with twin daughters.
Carmi: homesteader north of Bethlehem. Comes to the gate for Jesse.
Casluh: Youth of Ziklag.
*Cheran: Newest personal attendant to Shaul. Cousin of Areli.
*Dahveed: Jesse's eighth son, anointed to be king for Yahweh. (Dahveed is also a title.).
*Dara: Hassar Jonathan's shield bearer.
Dathan: Nagid of the Hebron Calebite clans. Supports Abigail of Carmel.
David: See Dahveed.
Debir: Adon in Jebus who stages a palace coup and becomes Araunah.
Dedan: Faithful guard in Jebus who helps the Emmanuel.
Dishon: Commander of the 8th unit.
*Dodo: Father of Eleazar of Benjamin.
*Dodo: Father of Dahveed's childhood friend Elhanan.
*Doeg: Edomite in Shaul's service who kills the priests.
Dumah: Kin of Ornan and Atarah, who betrays them.
*El: Mighty One, God.
*El Elyon: God Most High.
*El Shaddai: God Almighty.
*Eleazar: Left-handed swordsman who becomes shield-bearer to Sar Ishvi.
*Elhanan: son of Bethlehem's innkeeper. Older than Ben-geber and his friend.
*Eliab: Jesse's first born child, his bekor. Can be greedy. Half-brother to Dahveed.
*Eliahba: Sar to Seren Manani. Protected and hidden by Yahweh for His use.
*Eliam: Son to Ahibaal. Joins Dahveed's band at his father's command. Father of Bathsheba.
*Elihu: Jesse's seventh son. Trains to be a scribe. Half-brother to Dahveed.
*Elika: One of Dahveed's men. From En-harod. Friend of Shammah.
*Eliphelet ben Ahasbai: Steals from Dahveed. Then joins him. From Abel Beth-Maacah.
Elyaton: Name Dahveed uses when he goes to Jonathan's wedding.
*Eshbaal: Shaul's fourth son, younger than Michal. Not a warrior.
Ethan: Grandson of Patah and Gaddi. Body guard for Ruth. Leader of the Habiru near Bethlehem, and Dahveed's teacher.
*Ezer: Commander of the Gaddite spear men who join Dahveed.
Ezra: Man from Judah whose family needs help. Deceased.
Gabri: Honest jewel merchant in Jebus.
*Gad: Roeh Shamuel's servant.
Gaddi: Grandfather to Ethan. Life-time slave to Boaz's house.
Gadmilk: Seren of Ashdod. Likes the women and money from Tyre.
Gaham: Personal bodyguard to Hassar Jonathan who takes Abiezer's place.
Gareb: Man of Judah who joins Dahveed.
Gedor: Man of the 2nd unit who dies saving Sar Malchi.
*Gera: Benjamite whose clan does not like Dahveed.
Geresh: Philistine Habiru of Ethan's band. Brother to Bodbaal.
*Goliath: Traditional name of the champion of the Philistines whom Dahveed kills.
Hadar: Ishmaelite merchant with Gebirah Abigail for a customer.
*Hanan: Habiru youth affiliated with Joel's band near Keilah. One of Yahweh's Arrows.
Hanabaal: Seren of Gaza. Principle Seren of the Five Cities Alliance.
(the) Hassarah: Title of respect given to Ruth, dahveed's great-grandmother, from whom he inherits his musical skills, and much else.
Hannah: Sister of Ira, and great-granddaughter of Shamuel.
Hazzel: Akish of Gath's sister. Ittai's mother.
Heber: A Habiru dahveed near the ravines of Gaash.
*Hezro: Commander of the guard to Nabal. Loyal to Gebirah Abigail.
*Hiddai: unsavory man who tries to use Dahveed before joining him.
Hod: Balak's father. A Moabite landowner in Bethlehem.
*Hushai: The archite. Grandson of Ahor who likes Dahveed.
*Igal: Man from Zobah who exasperates Dahveed, but joins him.
*Ira: Great-grandson of Shamuel, who asks for a song. Brother to Hannah.
*Ira: Man of Judah who joins Dahveed.
Irad ben Omar: Chief elder of Ziklag.
Iscah: Woman in Shaul's clan with a very helpful son.
*Ishmaiah: Gibeonite ark-bearer who becomes one of Dahveed's mighty men.
*Ishvi: Shaul's second son. A sar.
Ishvi ben Ezra: Only survivor of his house. Foster son to Sar Ishvi.
*Ishvi-benob: Kin to Goliath of Gath with four relatives all of whom hate Dahveed.
*Ithmah: Man of Moab who joins Dahveed.
*Ittai: Philistine/Israelite youth bound to Dahveed through circumcision.
*Jaasiel: Abner's son.
Jaasiel: Friend to Igal, who also joins Dahveed.
Jalam: Overseer to Abigail of Carmel.
Jamin: Ethan's younger brother. A Habiru and one of Yahweh's Arrows.
Jarib: demoted Commander of the 2nd unit. Dahveed's assistant commander and very clumsy. Executed by Dahveed for his part in the Gibeonite crime.
Jashobeam: See Josheb.
Jerioth: Sister of Asaiah, and wife of Elhanan. Deceased.
Jemima: Sister of Palti of Gallim who marries Ahiam.
*Jephthah of Tob: Habiru leader in the time of the judges who ruled in Israel.
Jeshua: Leader of the Gibeah band of Habiru.
*Jesse: Dahveed's father. Elder and rich landowner in Bethlehem.
*Jether: Abigail's husband. Ishmaelite trader.
*Jeziel: Son of Azmaveth. Comes to Dahveed in Ziklag.
*Joab: Dahveed's nephew. Second son of Zeruiah. Wanted by Egypt.
*Joash: Leader of the band of Shaul's kin who desert to Dahveed.
Joel: Habiru dahveed of the Keilah band. Supporter of Ethan.
*Jonadab: Second son of Shammah and Dahveed's nephew.
*Jonathan: Dahveed's uncle (brother of his mother.)
*Jonathan: Shaul's oldest son. The Hassar.
*Jonathan: Dahveed's nephew, son of Shammah.
*Jonathan: Son of the Habiru Shagay. Yahweh's Arrow.
Jonathan ben Ezra: Son of Ezra who died.
*Joseph ben Jacob: favorite son of Jacob who stored food in Egypt.
*Josheb-Basshebeth ben Zabdiel: One of Hassar Jonathan's personal guard, who swears to Dahveed.
*Jotbah: Handmaid and scribe to Gebirah Abigail.
Jozabad: Commander with Adnah of the men of Manasseh who desert to Dahveed.
Judith: Maid to Ahinoam and abandoned wife of Balak.
*Kemosh: god of Moab.
Kemosh-dan: Overlord of Moab when Ruth was a young woman.
*Keren: Dahveed's mother. Becomes Jesse's wife.
Keturah: Gibeonite woman dependent on Dahveed. Sister to Naharai.
Keziah: Wife of Dahveed's half-brother Shammah.
*Khay: Egyptian slave found by Dahveed in the Negev.
*Kish: Shaul's father.
Kohath: Head scribe under Eshbaal at Gibeah's fortress.
Lael ben Ahlai: young man who cannot seem to control his spending.
Lahab: Vintner of Bethlehem and son of Bukki. Sets up shop with Raddai.
*Lahmi: Kin to Goliath of Gath. Brother of Ishvi-Benob. Hates Dahveed. Commander to Akish.
Leah: One of Caleb's twins. Habiru.
Libni: Commander of the 10th unit. Supports Abner.
Lotan: Man of the 2nd unit. A Hittite mastersmith.
*Maacah bat Talmai: young daughter of Geshur's king who is amused by Dahveed.
Mahesa: Banished Egyptian officer who serves at the Tabernacle.
Malcath bat Talmai: Older sister of Maacah who is getting married.
Malchi: See Malchi-shua.
*Malchi-shua: Shaul's third son. A sar.
Manani: Cruel seren in Ekron.
*Maoch: Seren of Gath. Deceased.
Mari: Messenger sent to Shaul, who is murdered on the way. Also a city-state north of Israel.
*Matred: Handmaid to Gebirah Abigail.
Mattan: Meshullam's son and dahveed after him. Swore his band to Boaz and Boaz's bloodline.
*Mephibosheth: Rizpah's 2nd son.
*Merab: Shaul's oldest child, his bekorah. Promised to Dahveed. A sahrah.
Merab bat Ezra: daughter of Ezra of Judah.
*Meribbaal: Son of Jonathan Hassar.
Meshullam: Habiru dahveed of Boaz's time.
*Mibhar ben Hagri: Shepherd to Nabal of Carmel who recognizes Dahveed.
*Michal: Shaul's younger daughter, between Malchi and Eshball. Wants Dahveed. A sahrah.
Milcom: God of Ammon.
Minelek: Philistine merchant of Chephirah, whom Dahveed appoints as Gibeonite overseer.
Miriam: Jesse's Israelite wife.
Mishmannah: One of the Gaddite spear man.
Muwana: Seren of Ashkelon. Ally of Akish.
*Nabal: Nagid of Carmel's Calebite clans. Husband to Abigail. Greedy for honor.
Nadab: Quartermaster of Shaul's army.
*Naharai: Gibeonite man of the 2nd unit. Keturah's brother.
*Nahash: king of Ammon, and grandfather of Abigail and Zeruiah. Saves Dahveed.
*Namea: Handmaid to Gebirah Abigail.
Nashon: Shaul's shield bearer, who vanishes.
Natan: newly appointed commander of the fifth unit.
Negbi: Treasurer of Keilah. Not necessarily honest.
Nemuel: Jonathan's boyhood friend. Killed by Philistines.
*Ner: Abner's father. Uncle to Shaul.
*Nethanel: Jesse's fourth son, Dahveed's half-brother.
Nimshi: Ethan's youngest son.
*Obed: Ruth's son, Jesse's father. Deceased.
Og of Bashan: very tall man killed in Joshua's time.
*Oholah: Handmaid and scribe to Gebirah Abigail.
*Ornan: Jebusite youth rescued by Dahveed and Ethan. Brother to Atarah.
Orpah: Foster sister of Hassarah Ruth in Heshbon. Marries a prince.
*Ozem: Jesse's sixth son. Younger twin to Raddai, Dahveed's half brother.
Pallu: Man of the 2nd unit. Good archer.
*Palti of Gallim: Scribe to Sar Ishvi. Brother of Jemima. Is given Michal Sahrah.
*Parai: Slave to Gebirah Abigail who runs away. Joins Dahveed.
Pasach: Commander of the 11th unit.
Pashur: Habiru of Boaz's time who provided information.
Patah: old dahveed of the Habiru when Ben-geber is a child. Grandson of Meshullam and grandfather of Ethan and Jamin.
Patisi: Father-in-law of Manani. Very good at persuasion. Dies inconveniently.
Pekah: Son of Zalmon.
*Pelet: Son of Azmaveth. Taken by Abner.
Peleth: former Philistine slave to Hassar Jonathan, and overseer for him.
Puah: wife of Shagay and mother of Jonathan ben Shagay.
Qas: One of the Amalekite gods.
Qausa: Habiru from far south who killed Mari, and who took money to kill King Shaul. Deceased.
Rachel: One of Caleb's twins. Habiru.
*Raddai: Jesse's fifth son. Older twin to Ozem, Dahveed's half-brother.
Ram: Commander of the first unit in King Shaul's permanent forces.
Rapha Clan: Goliath's clan.
*Recheb: Gibeonite from Beeroth. Son of Rimmon to whom is given hesed by Jonathan Hassar.
Regem: Son of Ethan. Guide to caravans.
Reu: Man of the 2nd unit. Good engineer.
*Ribai: Israelite slave who married Akish's sister Hazzel. Father of Ittai. Deceased.
*Rimmon: Gibeonite from Beeroth who tried to kill Jonathan Hassar.
*Rinnah: Man of Ziph of doesn't want Dahveed around.
*Rizpah: Concubine to King Shaul from Jabesh in Gilead.
*Ruth: the hassarah. Wife of Boaz and great-grandmother of Dahveed.
Sakar ben Hissil: Prince of Heshbon and husband of Orpah in Ruth's time.
Samlah: Merchant who is not too picky about where he gets his wares.
*Samson: Judge in Israel who was taken by the Philistines after betrayal by Delilah.
Samuel: See Shamuel.
*Saph: Kin to Goliath of Gath, Ishvi-benob and Lahmi. Hates Dahveed.
Saul: See Shaul.
*Shagay: Habiru and Yahweh's Arrow. Dahveed's first retainer.
*Shammah: Jesse's third son, Dahveed's half-brother.
Shammah: One of Dahveed's men. Friend of Elika. From En-harod.
Shammah ben Agee: See Shagay.
*Shamuel: Roeh, seer, in Israel. Anoints Shaul and Dahveed.
*Shaul: King of Israel, Jonathan and Michal's father.
Shemel ben Elnaam: Dahveed's Philistine commander while he is in Gath. Refuses to deliver him to the Rapha. Loyal to Hazzel.
Shepho: Alluph of the Amalekites who lies and gets killed because of Abigail's words.
Sheva: Commander of the king's guard.
*Shimei: Cousin to Jonathan Hassar. Banned from appearing at court. Of Gera's clan.
Shoher: Father of Ethan. Deceased.
*Sibbecai: Bitter man from Hushah who takes Dahveed's sword. Then joins him.
Sithri: Man of the 2nd unit who can sharpen things well.
Steward of the House of Tahat: Man whom Jonathan Hassar finally finds.
Tahan: Man of the 2nd unit who knows jewelry.
Tahat: Business associate of Dahveed's great-grandfather Boaz.
*Talmai: Father of Maacah and Malcath. Tries to use Dahveed.
Tamakel: Son of Nahash, father of Ala and Zelek. Deceased.
Tanhum: Hiddeous cripple saved by Dahveed, and appreciated by Jonathan. Father of Ziba.
*Taphath: wife of Jonathan and mother of Meribbaal. From Jabesh. Cousin to Azmaveth.
Telah: Elder in Bethlehem.
Teman: Head elder of Keilah.
Tilon: Caravan master whose caravan, along with himself, is borrowed without him knowing.
Tiras: Very tall Habiru Dahveed who finds the Lion of Judah. Brother to Uzzia.
*Tirzah: Plump handmaid to Gebirah Abigail.
Tokhath: Nabal's intelligent and ambitious scribe.
*Uriah the Hittite: Neighbor of Dahveed who joins him and who can teach. A lot.
*Uzzia: Tiras' taller brother who is hostage to Dahveed. From Ashterath in Bashan.
Yah: Short form of Yahweh.
Yahas: Balak's great-grandfather whom he meets in Jebus and who teaches him to worship Kemosh.
Yahoadan: Jamin's daughter. Habiru.
*Yahweh: Israel's God. Has chosen Dahveed.
Yahweh's Arrows: Habiru who have affiliated with Ethan and his band to protect and serve Boaz's bloodline.
*Yira: King of Moab and very wary of Dahveed.
*Zabad ben Ahlai: Disowned son of Ahlai. Brother of Ahimoam. Good fighter. Given to Dahveed.
*Zalmon: Benjamite who finds Dahveed by descending on him. Joins Dahveed.
*Zelek: Unfortunate Ammonite/Cushite who is forced to assassinate Hassar Jonathan. Brother to Ala. Blood kin to Abigail and Zeruiah.
Zemirah: head elder in Bethlehem.
Zeri: Habiru from the Gibeah band. Yahweh's Arrow. Refuses to hunt Dahveed.
*Zeruiah: Jesse's oldest daughter by Abiadan. Mother of Abishai, Joab and Asahel.
*Ziba: Son of Tanhum. Brother to Atarah. Unhappy with Jonathan Hassar.
Zorath: commander of the 3rd unit, and supporter of Dahveed.
Habiru lineage: Meshullam, Mattan, Patah, Shoher, Ethan, Nimshi
Dahveed's lineage: Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse, Dahveed
Masculine title of respect in Israel least to most: Geber, Adon/Baal, Sar, Nahsi, Nagid, Melek
Feminine titles of respect least to most: Geberet, Baalah, Sahrah, Hassarah