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Heled meaning

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🔼The name Heled in the Bible

The name Heled occurs only one time in the Bible. Heled, son of Baanah the Netophathite, is one of David's mighty-men (1 Chronicles 11:30). In 2 Samuel 23:29 this man is called Heleb. Some scholars equate Heled with the Heldai mentioned in 1 Chronicles 27:15, but these two characters are more likely different men.

🔼Etymology of the name Heled

The name Heled comes from either of the two roots חלד (hld):

🔼Heled meaning

For a meaning of the name Heled, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names goes with the root חלד I and reads Life or Duration. NOBSE Study Bible Name List curiously omits this name entirely. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret this name but lists it under חלד II, which seems to suggest that BDB would have translated our name with Mole or Weasel.

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