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Jeberechiah meaning

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🔼The name Jeberechiah in the Bible

The name Jeberechiah (in fact spelled Jeberechiahu) occurs one time in the Bible. The prophet Isaiah mentions Jeberechiah as the father of a man called Zechariah. This Zechariah and a priest called Uriah, are witnesses to Isaiah's mission to name his son Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:3).

🔼Etymology of the name Jeberechiah

The name Jeberechiah consists of two elements, the final part being יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.

The first part of the name Jeberechiah comes from the verb ברך (barak), meaning either to kneel or to bless:

The J with which the name Jeberechiah begins comes from an active form of the verb: he blesses or he will bless.

🔼Jeberechiah meaning

For a meaning of the name Jeberechiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Blesses, and BDB Theological Dictionary proposes the similar Yah Blesseth. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has He Will Be Blessed Of The Lord.

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