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Aliah meaning

עליה
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🔼The name Aliah in the Bible

The name Aliah occurs only one time in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 1:51 he is mentioned as a chief of Edom. In Genesis 36:40 he is called Alvah, and is reported to be a descendant of Esau, the brother of Jacob who became Israel.

🔼Etymology of the name Aliah

Scholars appear to agree that the name Aliah is an adapted form of the name Alvah, and both come from the following root group:

But as written, our name also bears striking witness of two common elements, the first being על ('al), the particle governing a motion towards treated above, and the final one being יה (Yah), which normally serves as an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

🔼Aliah meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List doesn't treat Aliah separately but reads High, Tall for a meaning of Alvah. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names also doesn't have a separate entry for Aliah and reads Iniquity for a meaning of Alvah.

The way it is written, the name Aliah also means Towards The Lord.

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