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Eker meaning

עקר
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🔼The name Eker in the Bible

The name Eker occurs only one time in the Bible. He is a son of Ram, the son of Jerahmeel of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:27). Eker plays no further role in the Bible.

🔼Etymology of the name Eker

The name Eker comes from the verb עקר, which probably meant to uproot, and is identical to the noun עקר ('eqer), meaning offshoot:

🔼Eker meaning

For a meaning of the name Eker, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Offshoot and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar Offspring or A Shoot. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does confirm that it is identical to the noun עקר ('eqer), meaning offshoot.

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