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Ahimoth meaning

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🔼The name Ahimoth in the Bible

The name Ahimoth occurs just once in the Bible. He's mentioned as the son of Elkanah, son of Kohath, son of Levi, son of Jacob (1 Chronicles 6:25).

🔼Etymology of the name Ahimoth

The name Ahimoth consists of two elements. The first part comes from the Hebrew word אח (ah), meaning brother:

The second part of the name Ahimoth comes from the grim root-verb מות (mut), meaning to die:

🔼Ahimoth meaning

For a meaning of the name Ahimoth, BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List both read My Brother Is Death. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Brother Of Death.

But a Hebrew audience would probably interpret this name as Love To Kill, or perhaps Deadly Ally.

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