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Arumah meaning

ארומה
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🔼The name Arumah in the Bible

The name Arumah occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a town close to Shechem at which Abimelech, the fratricidal son of Gideon (or Jerubbaal), supposedly resided (Judges 9:41).

Abimelech had killed his seventy brothers at Shechem and had taken control over Israel, but Gaal, son of Ebed stirred up the Shechemites into an insurrection against him. Mayor Zebul of Shechem enticed Gaal to battle the forces of Abimelech, but when he did so his army was utterly defeated. With Gaal on the run, Abimelech remained at Arumah and Zebul gave chase to Gaal. The next morning, Abimelech awaited the Shechemites as they went to work on their fields, and killed everybody and destroyed the city. What Zebul thought of that, the story doesn't tell.

Some scholars assume that Arumah is the same as the town called רומה (Rumah), where Pedaiah, the maternal grandfather of king Jehoiakim of Judah came from (2 Kings 23:36), but that is conjecture.

🔼Etymology of the name Arumah

The name Arumah comes from the verb רומ (rum), meaning to be high:

🔼Arumah meaning

For a meaning of the name Arumah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Height and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Elevated. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret this name.

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