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Malchiram meaning

מלכירם
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🔼The name Malchiram in the Bible

The name Malchiram occurs only one time in the Bible. He is mentioned among the descendants of king Solomon, and more specifically, as a son of king Jeconiah "the prisoner," since Jeconiah was the last king of Jerusalem and was deported to Babylon (1 Chronicles 3:18).

🔼Etymology of the name Malchiram

The name Malchiram consists of two elements. The first part of our name comes from the noun מלך (melek), meaning king:

The second part of our name is the word רם (rum), meaning height:

In between these two elements sits the letter י (yod), which probably creates a possessive form out of the noun מלך, and forms מלכי which may either mean "my king" or "king of". But it may also turn the second part into a third person singular verbal expression: "he is high". And of course the magic of Hebrew names lies in the fact that all these meanings are valid and any distinction isn't.

🔼Malchiram meaning

For a meaning of the name Malchiram NOBSE Study Bible Name List ties the yod to rum and reads The King is Exalted. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names ties the yod to melek and reads King Of Height. BDB Theological Dictionary also ties the yod to melek but figures it comes from the name of the Lord, YHWH, and concludes My King (=YHWH) Is High.

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