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Haroeh meaning

הראה

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🔼The name Haroeh in the Bible

There's only one Haroeh in the Bible. He is a son of Shobal, son of Hur, son of Ephrathah of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:52). This same man is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:2 where he is called Reaiah (ראיה). The names Reaiah and Haroeh seem very different in English but in Hebrew it's obvious that both names contain the same verbal element.

🔼Etymology of the name Haroeh

The name Haroeh consists of two elements. The first one is the letter ה, which here serves as the definite article: the. The second element of our name comes from the verb ראה (ra'a), meaning to see, and is equal to the nouns ראה (ro'eh), meaning seer, and ראה (ro'eh), meaning prophetic vision :

🔼Haroeh meaning

For a meaning of the name Haroeh, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Seer. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names curiously lists this name as Haroeh but omits the article, and translates our name with Seeing, Seer, Vision. BDB Theological Dictionary also disregards the definite article but confirms that the core of our name is equal to the two nouns listed above.