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Jahzeel meaning

יחצאל

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🔼The name Jahzeel in the Bible

Jahzeel is a son of Naphtali, the sixth son of Jacob and the second son of Bilhah, and he is one of the sixty-six proto-Israelites who move to Goshen (Genesis 46:24). He becomes the patriarch of his own sub-clan of the יחצאלי; the Jahzeelites (Numbers 26:26). In 1 Chronicles 7:13 his name is written as יחציאל (Jahziel).

🔼Etymology of the name Jahzeel

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

The first part of the name Jahzeel comes from the verb חצה (hasa), meaning to divide:

🔼Jahzeel meaning

For a meaning of the names Jahzeel and Jahziel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Divides, and BDB Theological Dictionary reads God Divideth, Apportioneth. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes He Will Allot Of The Lord.