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Elihoreph meaning

אליחרף
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🔼The name Elihoreph in the Bible

The name Elihoreph occurs just once in the Bible. It belongs to one of two sons of Shisha (the other being Ahijah), who were scribes in service of king Solomon (1 Kings 4:3).

🔼Etymology of the name Elihoreph

The name Elihoreph 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 appears to derive from either of the roots חרף (harap):

🔼Elihoreph meaning

For a meaning of the name Elihoreph, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Of Autumn and BDB Theological Dictionary suggests Autumn God but adds the signature question mark to indicate that in the BDB universe nothing is ever wholly certain.

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derives our name from the same root but gives it the more general swing of to reward, which seems a bit liberal. Jones translates our name with God Of The Reward.

Note that this name might just as well mean God Of Reproach or My God Is Reproach, perhaps indicating the kind of reproach followers of the Living God are often accustomed to.

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