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Meaning and etymology of the name Jeremoth
There are three or four men in the Bible named Jeremoth (and eight more endowed with the highly similar name - Jerimoth). The first real Jeremoth we meet is a son of Beriah and family leader of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:14). The other Jeremoths are listed in rapid succession by Ezra the Reformer among the men of Israel who had married and would divorce their foreign wives. They are a son of Elam (10:26), a son of Zattu (10:27) and a son of Bani (10:29), although some interpreters believe that the last Jeremoth is really named Ramoth.
The name Jeremoth is closely akin to
(rum), meaning height
Two derivatives that show our name's signature letter taw are
(ramut), meaning height or high place, and
(romemuth), meaning uplifting or arising.
For a meaning of the name Jeremoth, NOBS Study Bible Name List suggests Elevation, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads High Places, Liftings Up
Note that our name Jeremoth seems to carry a bit of word play. Besides the above etymology, which is linguistically most plausible, it also resembles a combination of the verb (yara), meaning to cast or shoot (with derivations meaning rain, law or teacher, see the name Jerusalem), and the verb (mut), meaning to kill or die (see the names
Methuselah). And that means that the name Jeremoth may also be seen as to mean Rain Of Death.
Other names that have incorporated the word rum are
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