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Adlai meaning

עדלי
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🔼The name Adlai in the Bible

The name Adlai occurs only once in the Bible. He is the father of Shaphat, who is one of king David's chief herdsmen (1 Chronicles 27:20).

🔼Etymology of the name Adlai

The name Adlai consists of two elements. The final yod should probably be regarded as a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

The first part of the name Adlai comes from the rarely used Hebrew root group עדל ('dl I & II):

🔼Adlai meaning

BDB Theological Dictionary lists the name Adlai under עדל I and treats the root but doesn't translate the name. For a meaning of the name Adlai, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Just, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Justice Of The Lord

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