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Bunah meaning

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🔼The name Bunah: Summary

Meaning
Intelligence
Etymology
From the verb בין (bin), to discern.

🔼The name Bunah in the Bible

The name Bunah occurs once in the Bible. It belongs to the second son of Jerahmeel, the first-born of Hezron, son of Perez, son of Judah and Tamar (1 Chronicles 2:25).

🔼Etymology of the name Bunah

The name Bunah appears to be related to the verb בין (bin), and specifically a variant spelling of the noun בינה (bina), meaning understanding:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
בין

The verb בין (bin) means to distinguish and thus to discern, contemplate and understand. Its derivation בין (ben) means between, and obviously resembles the word בן (ben), son. A spectrum of sons is what an אב ('ab), or father, is expressed in.

🔼Bunah meaning

For a meaning of the name Bunah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Intelligence. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derives our name from the same verb בין but translates our name with Prudence.