Bible Dictionary
(* = the name meaning)


A refusal to believe God or his word; hostility to God and what he wants. Unbelief is the opposite of faith.
Romans 11:23
Hebrews 3:19
A person who refuses to believe God or his word; a person who is hostile to God; a person who does not believe in or worship God; a person who is not devout.
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
Not circumcised. This word can have two different meanings:
Pagan or wicked; unbelieving; not of God's people. David used the word this way in his confrontation with Goliath.
1 Samuel 17:26
Not Jewish; Gentile. After Christ, God's people did not need to be circumcised, so even believers could be uncircumcised.
Galatians 2:9
Galatians 6:14-15
Unholy; impure; the opposite of clean. This word was often used to describe a person who had disobeyed rules about what to eat or touch. An unclean person was not allowed to worship with others in the temple.
Leviticus 5:2
2 Chronicles 23:19
The opposite of faithful; not faithful; disloyal.
2 Chronicles 12:2
2 Timothy 2:13
ungodly, ungodliness
(uhn-god-lee, uhn-god-lee-ness)
Adjective: Not godly; not devout; evil; wicked.
Ephesians 5:12
Noun: A person who does not act like God; a person who is not godly or devout; a person who is evil or wicked.
Psalm 7:9
Ephesians 4:17
The opposite of lawful; against the law.
Matthew 12:2
unleavened bread
(uhn-lev-end bred)
Bread that has not had any leaven added. Unleavened bread is an important part of the Passover meal.
Exodus 12:17-20
Leviticus 8:26
Unleavened Bread, Feast of
(uhn-lev-uhnd bred, feest uhv)
See Feast of Unleavened Bread
Noun: People who are not righteous; sinners; people who are wicked or evil.
1 Peter 3:18
The opposite of spiritual; ungodly.
Romans 7:14
James 3:15
upper room
(up-ur room)
The room in Jerusalem where Jesus and his disciples had the Last Supper. It is called "upper" because it was on the second story of a two-story house.
Luke 22:10-13
Adjective: Honest, fair in dealing with others.
Proverbs 11:11
Noun: A person who is honest and fair when dealing with others
Proverbs 29:10
Ur of the Chaldeans
(ur uhv the kal-dee-uhnz)
A major city on the west bank of the Euphrates River in Chaldea during the time of Abram. Ur was Abram and Terah's home when God called Abram to leave and "go to a land that I will show you." The land of Ur today is dry and barren.
Genesis 11:27,2:4
Genesis 15:7
Hebrews 11:8-10
Uriah            (* light of Jehovah )
A Hitite commander in David's army. Uriah was fighting in the army for David when David committed adultery with Uriah's wife Bathsheba. David sent Uriah to the front lines, knowing that he would die, leaving Bathsheba to himself.
2 Samuel 11:1-27
Urim and Thummim
(oo-rim and thuhm-im)
An object or several objects used by leaders of Israel to determine God's will in some situations. The Urim and Thummim were kept in the high priest's ephod. They were first given to Levi and used throughout the Exodus, the time of the judges, and the time of David. After that, either the objects were lost or the Israelites stopped using them. The Bible does not say what the Urim and Thummim were, how many there were, or exactly how they were used.
Exodus 28:30
Numbers 27:21
Deuteronomy 33:8

Uz             (* wooded)

An unknown land and its people in Old Testament times, the land where Job lived.
Job 1:1
Uzzah             (* strength)
Israelite who died trying to bring the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem; son of Abinadab. Uzzah and his brother Ahio were moving the ark on a cart instead of by carrying it with poles as instructed in the law.
 2 Samuel 6:1-11
Uzziah                 (* strength of Jehovah)
A common name among the Israelites:
Son of Amaziah and tenth king of Judah after his father. Uzziah was a strong and able king who improved life for farmers and built up Judah's military strength. He was  a good and godly king. He reigned 52 years, sharing power with his father and son for part of that time. Uzziah was succeeded by his son Jotham.
2 Kings 14:21-15:1-7
2 Chronicles 26:1-23
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