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Abimael meaning

אבימאל

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🔼The name Abimael in the Bible

Abimael is one of many sons of Joktan, the brother of Peleg (Genesis 10:28), and Peleg is the ancestor of Abraham. The Joktanites are the last mentioned Shemite generation before the tower of Babel is built.

🔼Etymology of the name Abimael

The name Abimael is a compilation of three elements. The first part is the familiar word אב (ab), meaning father:

The central part is the letter מ, which, when used as suffix, means from.

The third element of the name Abimael is the word אל (El), which is the abbreviated form of Elohim, the genus God:

🔼Abimael meaning

BDB Theological Dictionary reads A Father Is El, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Is Father, but both fail take into account the מ-particle. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes My Father From God.