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Elnaam meaning

אלנעם

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🔼The name Elnaam in the Bible

The name Elnaam occurs just once in the Bible. The Chronicler lists him as the father of Jeribai and Joshaviah, who were two of the mighty-men of David (1 Chronicles 11:46). The same list of mighty-men occurs in 2 Samuel 23, but no Elnaam is mentioned.

🔼Etymology of the name Elnaam

The name Elnaam consists of two elements. The first one is 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 comes from the verb נעם (na'em) meaning to be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful:

🔼Elnaam meaning

For a meaning of the name Elnaam, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read God Is Pleasantness. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes God Of Pleasantness.