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Mehujael in Biblical Hebrew
Mehujael
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The name Mehujael in the Bible

Mehujael is the great-grandson of Cain, who was the first born son of Adam and Eve. Mehujael is the son of Irad and the father of Methushael (Genesis 4:18).

Etymology of the name Mehujael

The name Mehujael seems to be a compilation of two elements, the final part being אל, the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

The first part of the name Mehujael seems to have to do with the root group מחה (maha I & II) either meaning to wipe out, or to strike:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Mehujael meaning

For a meaning of the name Mehujael, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Destroyed Of God. NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes Smitten Of God.

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