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Dodai meaning

דודי
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🔼The name Dodai in the Bible

There is only one man named Dodai in the Bible. Dodai the Ahohite had charge over a division of 24,000 men of David's army (1 Chronicles 27:4).

Many scholars believe that this man is the same as Dodo the Ahohite, the father of Eleazar, one of the three super-mighty of David's mighty-men, but that's by no means certain (2 Samuel 23:9).

🔼Etymology of the name Dodai

The name Dodai comes from the verb דוד (dwd), which probably means to love or fondle:

The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (love-ly), a possessive form (my love), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

🔼Dodai meaning

For a meaning of the name Dodai, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names takes the final י (yod) to be a remnant of יהוה and reads Beloved Of The Lord.

Neither BDB Theological Dictionary nor NOBSE Study Bible Name List interprets this name.

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