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Bocheru meaning

בכרו

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🔼The name Bocheru in the Bible

There's only one man named Bocheru in the Bible. Bocheru, son of Azel, is one of the last mentioned in the genealogy of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:38).

🔼Etymology of the name Bocheru

The name Bocheru comes from the root-verb בכר (bakar), meaning to rise early:

It's not uncommon for a name to exists in two forms, with or without the final waw, and Bocheru may simply be a playful variant of the name Becher. The waw may also be transposed on an original possessive yod, which makes the name Bocheru a playful variant of the name Bichri.

🔼Bocheru meaning

For a meaning of the name Bocheru, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads First Born. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate.

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names figures the final ו (waw) to be the masculine pronominal suffix and reads His First Born.