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Adin meaning

עדין
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🔼The name Adin in the Bible

There's only one Adin in the Bible. He's mentioned among the family heads who returned from Babylon with Nehemiah (Ezra 2:15, 8:6, Nehemiah 7:20) and who signed the covenant (Nehemiah 10:16).

🔼Etymology of the name Adin

The name Adin seems to be related to the Hebrew noun עדן (eden), meaning delight, finery or luxury:

🔼Adin meaning

Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names), proposes an entire new Hebrew root עדן to correspond with an Arabic verb meaning to be flexible or to vacillate, and its derived adjective meaning softness or laxity. Hence the bosom of Babylon's daughter, in the eyes of Alfred Jones, becomes "soft, tender" and the name Adin acquires the meaning of Soft.

NOBSE Study Bible Name List too follows this word's noteworthy tendency to stick to women and their desires or pleasures, and reads into the name Adin the meaning of Effeminate.

Here at Abarim Publications we see no reason to type-cast these words into femdom. The name Adin means Delightful or Luxurious.

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