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Hemdan meaning

חמדן
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🔼The name Hemdan in the Bible

According to Genesis 36:26, Hemdan (חמדן) was one of four sons of Dishon of Seir. In 1 Chronicles 1:41 this man is called Hamran (חמרן). See our article on the name Hamran for a brief discussion of this discrepancy.

🔼Etymology of the name Hemdan

The name Hemdan derives from the verb חמד (hamad), meaning to desire or take pleasure in:

🔼Hemdan meaning

For a meaning of the name Hemdan, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Pleasant and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Desire/ Delight. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name but does list it under the verb חמד (hamad), meaning to desire.

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