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Barachel meaning

ברכאל
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🔼The name Barachel in the Bible

There's only one man with the name Barachel in the Bible. Barachel the Buzite of the family of Ram, is the father of Elihu, the fourth, and youngest, friend of Job, who waits for thirty-one chapters until his older companions — Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar — are done talking (Job 32:2). Elihu reckons himself God's gift to Job, but when Elihu finishes explaining things, God raises His voice and says, "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?" (38:2)

🔼Etymology of the name Barachel

The name Barachel consists of two elements. The final part is אל (El), the common abbreviation of Elohim:

The first part of the name Barachel comes from the verb ברך (barak), meaning either to kneel or to bless:

🔼Barachel meaning

For a meaning of the name Barachel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes God Has Blessed. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Blessed Of The Lord, and BDB Theological Dictionary says El Doth Bless.

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