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Hanoch meaning

חנך
חנוך
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🔼The name Hanoch in the Bible

There are two Hanochs mentioned in the Bible:

  • A son of Midian, who is a son of Abraham with Keturah (Genesis 25:4).
  • A son of Reuben, the first born son of Jacob and Leah (Genesis 46:9). This Hanoch (חנוך) would become the patriarch of the חנכי, the Hanochites (Numbers 26:5).

🔼Etymology of the name Hanoch

The name Hanoch comes from the root חנך (hnk):

🔼Hanoch meaning

The name Hanoch is closely similar to Enoch, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names doesn't even treat Hanoch as a separate name. Jones proposes Initiated for Enoch. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Dedicated for both Enoch and Hanoch.

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