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The name Jeshurun in the Bible

Jeshurun is a poetic nickname for Israel (Deuteronomy 32:15; Isaiah 44:2). This name shows that once upon a time, before the Masoretic pronunciation aids, the letters שׁ and שׂ were once quite the same: ישׁרון (Jeshurun) or ישׂראל (Israel).

Etymology of the name Jeshurun

The name Jeshurun comes from ישר (yasar) meaning to be level, straight, upright:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

The name means Uprighter. Or perhaps, if we serve the marriage-metaphor: Erector! Another nickname for Israel is Zion.

Jeshurun meaning

For a meaning of the name Jeshurun, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Upright One. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Upright.

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