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Abel-keramim meaning

אבל כרמים

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🔼The name Abel-keramim in the Bible

The name Abel-keramim belongs to a village in the territory of Ammon. It's mentioned only one time in the Bible, in Judges 11:33, where it serves as a marker to indicate until where the judge Jephthah slaughtered Ammonites. Prior to his campaign, the Ammonites had invaded Israel and Jephthah had promised the Lord that if He would give Jephthah victory over Ammon, he foolishly vowed to offer as a burnt offering whatever would come out of his house to meet him upon his return there. When he returned to his home in Mizpah, his daughter and only child ran out the door to greet him.

🔼Etymology of the name Abel-keramim

The name Abel-keramim consists of two elements. The first element is Abel (which is not the same name as Abel, the son of Adam and Eve), from the root-group אבל:

The second part of the name Abel-keramim is identical to the plural form of the Hebrew noun כרמ (kerem), meaning vineyard:

🔼Abel-keramim meaning

For a meaning of the name Abel-keramim, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes Meadow Of Vineyards, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Plain Of The Vineyards and BDB Theological Dictionary suggests Vineyard-Meadow. And according to the interpretation of HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, the name Abel-keramim means Brook Of The Vineyards.