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Arnon meaning

ארנון
ארנן
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🔼The name Arnon in the Bible

The name Arnon belongs to a river that marked the border between Moab and the territory of the Amorites (Numbers 21:13). When Israel battles the Amorites they conquer them and take their land from the Arnon to the Jabbok (Numbers 21:24).

Much later the prophet Jeremiah cries out, "Wail and cry out, declare by the Arnon that Moab has been destroyed" (Jeremiah 48:20).

Our name is mostly spelled ארנון, but sometimes as ארנן (for instance in Numbers 21:24-28, 22:36, Deuteronomy 2:24, 2 Kings 10:33).

🔼Etymology of the name Arnon

It's not clear where the name Arnon comes from but a Hebrew audience would have readily made the connection with either the noun ארן or the verb רנן:

🔼Arnon meaning

Neither BDB Theological Dictionary nor NOBSE Study Bible Name List translate this name, but for a meaning of the name Arnon Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names goes with the verb רנן and reads Murmuring or Roaring, "i.e. a sounding torrent".

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