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Lael meaning

לאל

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🔼The name Lael in the Bible

The name Lael occurs only once in the Bible. Lael was the father of Eliasaph, the leader of the Gershonite Levites at the time of the first census of Israel (Numbers 3:24). Nothing further is known about this man.

🔼Etymology of the name Lael

The name Lael consists of two elements. The first element is the prefix ל (le), which in this case means belonging to:

The second part of our name is אל (El), the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

🔼Lael meaning

For a meaning of the name Lael, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Belonging To God. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes By God.