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Mehujael meaning

מחויאל
מחייאל

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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).

Our name Mehujael occurs only twice, both times in Genesis 4:18, but in two versions: מחויאל (Mehujael) and מחייאל (Mehijael). This may seem a bit curious, but it's very common in the Hebrew Bible to use two variations of the same name in one statement. Translations commonly choose to call this man Mehujael, but that's a mere arbitrary preference.

🔼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:

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:

🔼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.