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Halhul meaning

חלחול
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🔼The name Halhul in the Bible

The name Halhul occurs only once in the Bible. Halhul is a village north of Hebron, which came to be situated in the territory allotted to the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:58). This town plays no further role in the Bible but it remarkably survived and is still known today as Halhul (says BDB Theological Dictionary; Hahhul, says Alfred Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names).

🔼Etymology of the name Halhul

The name Halhul is obviously derived from the verb חול (hul), meaning whirling or writhing:

🔼Halhul meaning

For a meaning of the name Halhul, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Contorted. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Trepidation or Trembling "arising from pain or fear". BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret this name.

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