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Adino meaning

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🔼The name Adino in the Bible

The name Adino occurs only once in the Bible. In 2 Samuel 23:8 we read about Adino the Eznite who killed eighth-hundred men at one time. This name is actually a nickname for Josheb-basshebeth the Tahchemonite, chief of the captains of king David's army. In the parallel text of 1 Chronicles 11:11 this man seems to be known by a third name: Jashobeam, whose weapon of choice was the spear and with which he killed three hundred.

🔼Etymology of the name Adino

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

🔼Adino meaning

For a meaning of the name Adino Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Pleasure (Jones doesn't treat the name Adino separately but translates the compound Adino the Eznite with Whose Pleasure Is The Spear). NOBSE Study Bible Name List is taken with the frequency with which these words describe feminine attributes, and possibly tries to throw the image of a spear in the meaning of Adino too, and reads Slender, but this is very far off the actual compass of the root words.

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