🔼The name Ahban in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Ahban
The name Ahban consists of two elements. The first part is the enigmatic little word אח (ah), usually translated with brother:
Where the second part of the name Ahban comes from is debatable. It looks like it is identical to the word בן (ben), meaning son:
But even though the second element of our name Ahban looks exactly like the word בן, most commentators take it from the root-verb בין (bin), meaning to discern:
For a meaning of the name Ahban, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Brother Of Intelligence. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Brother Of The Prudent, and BDB Theological Dictionary offers Brother Of An Intelligent One.