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Huppah meaning

חפה

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🔼The name Huppah: Summary

Meaning
Covering
Etymology
From the verb חפף (hapap), to cover or shield.

🔼The name Huppah in the Bible

The name Huppah occurs only one time in the Bible. He is mentioned among the descendants of Eleazar and Ithamar, sons of Aaron, who were given priestly offices in the time of king David (1 Chronicles 24:13).

🔼Etymology of the name Huppah

The name Huppah comes from the following root group, and is identical to the feminine noun חפה (huppa), meaning canopy or booth:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
חפף

The verb חפף (hapap) means to surround, cover and protect. Noun חוף (hop) means shore or coast and noun חפה (huppa) means canopy. Adjective חף (hap) refers to one's mental order and stability.

Verb חפה (hapa) means to cover or overlay with a protective layer of sorts, and verb חפא (hapa') means to do covertly or secretly.

🔼Huppah meaning

For a meaning of the name Huppah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Covering. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does confirm that it is identical to the noun חפה (huppa).