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Ben-hail meaning

בן־חיל

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🔼The name Ben-hail in the Bible

The only person actually named Ben-hail in the Bible is a Torah-teacher of in the time of king Jehoshaphat of Judah (2 Chronicles 17:7). The term בן־חיל occurs in 1 Samuel 14:52, 18:17, 2 Samuel 17:10 and 1 Kings 1:52.

🔼Etymology of the name Ben-hail

The name Ben-hail consists of two elements: the first part is equal to the word בן (ben), meaning son:

The second part of the name Ben-hail comes from the root group חול (hul I & II) ,which can be interpreted in many ways:

The second part of the name Ben-hail is spelled identical to the word חיל, meaning might or strength.

🔼Ben-hail meaning

For a meaning of the name Ben-hail, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Son Of Strength. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names similarly reads Son Of Strength, but adds Son Of Valor. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Son (Man) Of Might.