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Beth-haccerem meaning

בית הכרם
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🔼The name Beth-haccerem in the Bible

The name Beth-haccarem occurs twice in the Bible. It's the name of a village, presumably in the territory of Benjamin, as the prophet Jeremiah admonishes the sons of Benjamin to flee from Jerusalem (which was situated in Judah), blow a trumpet in Tekoa (which is a mountain in Judah), and raise a signal over Beth-haccarem (Jeremiah 6:1). Since Jerusalem and Tekoa are both Judaic locations, the link with Benjamin lies probably in Beth-haccarem.

The town of Beth-haccerem is also mentioned by Nehemiah because Malchijah, son of Rechab, who repaired Jerusalem's Refuse Gate, was the official of the district of Beth-haccarem (Nehemiah 3:14).

🔼Etymology of the name Beth-haccerem

The name Beth-haccerem consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:

The second part of our name comes from the noun כרם (kerem), meaning vineyard:

The ha with which the second part of our name begins is the letter ה (he); the definite article, meaning the.

🔼Beth-haccerem meaning

For a meaning of the name Beth-haccerem, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read House Of The Vineyard. BDB Theological Dictionary offers a meager Vineyard Place.

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