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Adoraim meaning

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🔼The name Adoraim in the Bible

The only Adoraim in the Bible is one of the fortified cities in the territories of Judah and Benjamin, which were build by king Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:9).

🔼Etymology of the name Adoraim

The various sources agree that the name Adoraim is a dual form; it's twice of something. But what that something is appears to be disputed. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) goes with the root-verb דור (dur), meaning to dwell:

BDB Theological Dictionary lists this name under the root אדר (adar), meaning to be superior or majestic:

🔼Adoraim meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List seems to agree with BDB and reads Double Honor for a meaning of the name Adoraim. BDB Theological Dictionary, on the other hand, reads the inexplicable Two Hills, but adds a well-deserved question mark.

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