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Jathniel meaning

יתניאל

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🔼The name Jathniel in the Bible

Jathniel is the fourth son of Meshelemiah, son of Asaph of the Korah branch of the Levites (1 Chronicles 26:2). This family was assigned the duties of gatekeeper during the reign of king David.

🔼Etymology of the name Jathniel

The name Jathniel consists of two elements; the final part being אל (El), the common abbreviation of Elohim:

Pretty much everybody agrees that the first part of the name Jathniel comes from the verb group תנה (tana), meaning to hire:

From which of the two our name came can't be determined, but equating YHWH with El, we should probably look for a meaning in the vicinity of Psalm 8:2; God Renders or El Acquires.

On the other hand, we could also take the first part of the name Jathniel from the root יתן (ytn):

Hence, the name Jathniel also means Perenniality Of God.

🔼Jathniel meaning

For a meaning of the name Jathniel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Bestows. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has He Will Be Given Of God. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes El Hireth.