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Jared meaning

ירד

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🔼The name Jared: Summary

Meaning
Descent
Etymology
From the verb ירד (yarad), to descend.

🔼The name Jared in the Bible

The name Jared occurs twice in the Bible:

  • The better known Jared is generation number six in the line from Seth, the third son of Adam and Eve (Genesis 5:15). He is the son of Mahalalel and father of Enoch, who famously "walked with God" (Genesis 5:22). This Jared is the great-great-grandfather of Noah, and therefore an ancestor of Christ. The evangelist Luke mentions Jared (Ιαρεδ, Iared) in Luke 3:37.
  • The lesser known Jared (in some translations known as Jered) is a son of Jehudijah (1 Chronicles 4:18 — although the existence of this name is disputed, see the article on Jehudijah).

🔼Etymology of the name Jared

The name Jared comes from the verb ירד (yarad) a very common verb meaning to go down, descend, decline:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
ירד

The verb ירד (yarad) means to go down or descend, either literally down a mountain or figuratively away from a place of prominence. The noun מורד (morad) means descent or refers to something that hangs.

🔼Jared meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree: the name Jared means Descent.