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Meaning and etymology of the Hebrew name Abram
Abram is a Babylonian run-away (Genesis 11:31) and the first to be called Hebrew (Genesis 14:13). God renames him Abraham (Genesis 17:5).
The name Abram consists of two parts:
2) The word (rum), meaning height (Proverbs 25:3) or haughtiness (Isaiah 10:12, Jeremiah 48:29). It comes from the verb (rum), meaning to be high or lofty. This verb is used to indicate either literal height (Psalm 61:2, Job 22:12), the height of rank, statues or glory (Numbers 24:7, 2 Samuel 22:47, Proverbs 24:7), or the height of pride or arrogance (Deuteronomy 8:14, Psalm 131:1, Ezekiel 31:10).
Some other derivatives are
(roma), meaning proudly (Micah 2:3).
(rama), meaning height or high place (Ezekiel 16:25).
(romam), meaning praise (Psalm 66:17).
(teruma), meaning contribution (Exodus 25:2, Deuteronomy 12:6, Ezekiel 45:13).
Both BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBS Study Bible Name List read Exalted Father.
Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names renders Father Of Elevation.
Other names derived of the verb rum are
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