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Chephar-ammoni meaning

כפר העמני
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🔼The name Chephar-ammoni in the Bible

The name Chephar-ammoni occurs once in the Bible. It's the name of a village that came to be situated in the territory allotted to the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:24).

🔼Etymology of the name Chephar-ammoni

The name Chephar-ammoni obviously exists of two (or rather three) elements. The first element is the word כפר (kapar), meaning village:

The final part of our name comes from the name Ammon and is an ethnonym meaning Ammonites. The name Ammon in turn comes from the noun עם ('am), meaning people or nation:

Preceding the word עמוני (Ammonites) is the letter ה (he), which is the definite article: the.

🔼Chephar-ammoni meaning

The whole name Chephar-ammoni would mean something like Village Of The People, but most commentators interpret this name simply as Village Of The Ammonites.

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