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Chelal meaning

כלל
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🔼The name Chelal in the Bible

The name Chelal occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned among the sons of Pahath-moab, who divorced their foreign wives during the purge of Ezra (Ezra 10:30).

🔼Etymology of the name Chelal

The name Chelal comes from either of the two verbs כלל (kalal):

🔼Chelal meaning

For a meaning of the name Chelal, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with the root-verb כלל I and reads Completeness, Perfection. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names does the same and proposes Completion.

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name and lists it under the root כלל II. Whether BDB is suggesting that our name would mean something like Betrothal or rather Room For Enclosure isn't clear but it seems so. If so, a related name would be Hadar II

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