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Allon meaning

אלון

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🔼The name Allon in the Bible

The name Allon is ascribed to one man and quite a few locations in the Bible, although these locations are in translated versions of the Bible usually referred to by the translation of this name. The one person named Allon is mentioned in a genealogy of Simeon: Allon is the son of Jedaiah and the father of Shiphi (1 Chronicles 4:37).

🔼Etymology of the name Allon

The name Allon is identical to the masculine noun אלון (allon), meaning oak. But there's something funny about this word because it has two distinct etymologies. It almost reminds of Jesus who has, after all, two separate genealogies.

🔼Allon meaning

The latter noun is also identical to the name Allon as used in Joshua 19:33, but whatever the etymology and underlying symbolic structure, it's pretty sure that the name Allon means Oak (and BDB Theological Dictionary, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree).