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Eliam meaning

אליעם
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🔼The name Eliam in the Bible

There are two men named Eliam in the Bible:

  • The father of Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite and mother of Solomon by king David (2 Samuel 11:3). The Chronicler refers to this man as Ammiel, which is the reverse of Eliam (1 Chronicles 3:5).
  • A son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, and one of David's hallowed mighty-men (2 Samuel 23:34).

🔼Etymology of the name Eliam

The name Eliam consists of two elements. The first part comes from the name אל (El), which belonged to the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or else the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

The second part of our name is the noun עם (am), meaning a people or kinsman:

🔼Eliam meaning

For a meaning of the name Eliam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Of The People. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has God's People. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes God Is Kinsman.

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