🔼The name Jathniel in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jathniel
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.
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.