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En-hakkore meaning

עין הקורא
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🔼The name En-hakkore in the Bible

The name En-hakkore occurs only once in the Bible. Right after the judge Samson famously pummeled a thousand Philistines to death with a donkey's jaw bone (Judges 15:15), he realized that the effort had left him rather thirsty.

He cried out to YHWH and the Lord answered by splitting open a hollow place near Lehi, where the slaughter took place, and water sprang from it. In response to his miraculous salvation, Samson named that spring En-hakkore (Judges 15:19).

🔼Etymology of the name En-hakkore

The name En-hakkore obviously consists of two elements. The first part comes from the noun עין (ayin), meaning either spring/fountain or eye:

The second part of our name comes from the verb קרא I (qara' I), meaning to call out:

The ha-part of our name comes from the definite article ה (he), which puts emphasis on the calling part. En-hakkore is not simply a well of someone who calls out, but of he who calls out; the caller.

🔼En-hakkore meaning

For a meaning of the name En-hakkore, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Spring Of Him Who Called and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Fountain Of The Calling.

BDB Theological Dictionary lists the name En-hakkore in its article on the noun עין (ayin), meaning spring and translates it (astoundingly) with Partridge Spring (from the noun קרא (qore'), meaning partridge, also from the verb קרא I (qara' I), meaning to call out).

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