🔼The name Ahisamach in the Bible
There's only one man named Ahisamach in the Bible, and we know about him because of his famous son: Oholiab of Dan, who was appointed by God to create much of the tabernacle (Exodus 31:6). The other worker on the tabernacle was Bezalel, son of Uri of Judah.
🔼Etymology of the name Ahisamach
The name Ahisamach consists of two elements. The first part comes from the word אח (ah), meaning brother or figuratively friend or close associate. The letter yod makes it possessive: my brother, or brother of:
The second part of the name Ahisamach comes from the verb סמך (samak), meaning to lean upon or support:
For a meaning of the name Ahisamach, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads My Brother Supports. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Brother Of Support, and BDB Theological Dictionary has My Brother Has Supported.