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The name Jahleel in the Bible

Jahleel is the third son of Zebulun, who is the tenth son of Jacob and sixth of Leah (Genesis 46:14). Jahleel is also one of the sixty-six who came to Goshen, and his brothers are Sered and Elon. The descendants of Jahleel formed their own sub-tribe: the יחלאלי, the Jahleelites (Numbers 26:26).

Etymology of the name Jahleel

The name Jahleel consists of two parts, the final bit being אל (El), the common abbreviation of Elohim, which is the Hebrew word for God:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

The first part of the name Jahleel comes from the verb יחל (yahal), meaning to wait or hope:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Jahleel meaning

For a meaning of the name Jahleel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary both read Wait For God. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Hope Of God.

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