🔼The name Jehallelel in the Bible
There are two men named Jehallelel in the Bible:
- A man from Judah, but whose relation to Judah is unclear. But the text states that he is father of Ziph and Ziphah, Tiria and Asarel. This curious formulation may indicate that Ziphah and Asarel are really grandsons or even further descendants of Jehallelel.
- The father of a man named Azariah, who is mentioned among a Merari subgroup of Levites who volunteer to clean the temple during king Hezekiah's reform (2 Chronicles 29:12).
🔼Etymology of the name Jehallelel
The first part of the name Jehallelel comes from the root group הלל (halal):
For a meaning of the name Jehallelel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with halal I and reads God Will Flash Light. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names leans towards root halal II and reads He Will Praise God. Similarly, BDB Theological Dictionary offers He Shall Praise God.