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Hazelelponi meaning

הצללפוני
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🔼The name Hazelelponi in the Bible

The delightful name Hazelelponi (or Hazzelelponi) occurs just once in the Bible. She's mentioned as the sister of Jezreel, Ishma and Idbash, the sons (?) of Etam (1 Chronicles 4:3). This Etam is a bit mysterious because there doesn't seem to be a person named Etam. There are only cities of that name, and it's possible that the three mentioned men are chiefs of some sort, but it seems a bit strange to mention that they have a sister.

🔼Etymology of the name Hazelelponi

The name Hazelelponi starts with the letter ה (he), and that seems to indicate the grammatical form which indicates an active causative form of what follows. And what follows is comprised is composed of two elements. The first of these comes from the root group צלל (sll I, II, III & IV):

The second part of the name comes from the verb פנה (pana), meaning to turn:

🔼Hazelelponi meaning

For a meaning of this beautiful name, BDB Theological Dictionary reads Give Shade, Thou That Turnest To Me! NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a similar Give Shade, Thou Who Turnest Toward Me. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names disregards the grammar of the primary he, goes with the derivative of the verb pana that means face, and reads The Shadow Looking At Me.

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