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El-kana meaning

אל קנא
אל קנוא

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🔼The name El-kana in the Bible

The name El-kana occurs six times in the Bible, although this name is commonly translated as part of the narrative in stead of transliterated as a name.

This name occurs most strikingly in the Ten Commandments, where YHWH Himself declares that He is El-kana (Exodus 20:5, Deuteronomy 5:9).

Moses calls Him such (Deuteronomy 4:24 and 6:15), and even states: יהוה קנא שמו אל קנא הוא (yhwh qana shemu el-qana hewa), or "YHWH is jealous; his name is El-kana" (Exodus 34:14).

Once this name is spelled אל קנוא, namely in Joshua 24:19.

🔼Etymology of the name El-kana

The name El-kana consists of two elements, the first one being אל, El, the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

The second part of our name is the adjective קנא (qanna), meaning jealous:

🔼El-kana meaning

The name El-kana means Jealous God or even God Of Being Jealous and God Of Jealousy.