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Ahban meaning

אחבן

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🔼The name Ahban in the Bible

The name Ahban occurs once in the Bible. He's one of two sons of Abishur, son of Shammai of Judah, and Abihail (1 Chronicles 2:29). His brother's name is Molid.

🔼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:

🔼Ahban meaning

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.