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Gur meaning

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🔼The name Gur in the Bible

The name Gur occurs only one time in the Bible. It's the name of a locality near the village of Ibleam and associated with an elevation. And it's on that elevation (the ascent of Gur) that king Ahaziah of Judah was mortally shot by Jehu and his troops (2 Kings 9:27).

Ahaziah had bolted away when Jehu shot king Jehoram of Israel right in front of him. But they caught up with his chariot and riddled him with arrows. Ahaziah managed to reach the town of Megiddo and died there. His servants carried him back to Jerusalem and buried him in his family grave.

🔼Etymology of the name Gur

The origin of the name Gur is not wholly clear and it may have several meanings. But the name Gur most likely reminded a Hebrew audience of the following cluster of words:

🔼Gur meaning

For a meaning of the name Gur, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Sojourning and BDB Theological Dictionary has Sojourning, Dwelling. NOBSE Study Bible Name List has the evenly valid Lion's Cub.

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