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Ammihur meaning

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🔼The name Ammihur in the Bible

The name Ammihur occurs just once in the Bible, and most translations and commentators don't even list it because they assume it's a corruption of the name Ammihud. But it certainly occurs in the Hebrew Bible. When Absalom has his half-brother Amnon killed because he had raped their sister Tamar, Absalom flees to Talmai, son of Ammihur, king of Geshur and stays there for three years (2 Samuel 13:37).

🔼Etymology of the name Ammihur

The name Ammihur consists of two parts. The first part comes from the unused Hebrew root עמם:

The second part of the name Ammihur looks like it has to do with the root group חרר (harar I, II & III):

🔼Ammihur meaning

This latter noun (meaning valley) is identical to the first derivation of חרר III meaning cavern. And both are identical to the second part of our name Ammihur.

The name Ammihur means Cave People, or Valley People.

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