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Mibhar meaning

מבחר

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🔼The name Mibhar in the Bible

The name Mibhar occurs only once in the Bible. Mibhar the son of Hagri was one of the mighty-men of David (1 Chronicles 11:38). He plays no further role in the Bible.

🔼Etymology of the name Mibhar

The name Mibhar is identical to the noun מבחר (mibhar), meaning best or choicest, which derives from the verb בחר (bahar), meaning to choose in the sense of to prefer:

🔼Mibhar meaning

For a meaning of the name Mibhar, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Choice (and BDB confirms that our name is identical to the noun מבחר (mibhar), meaning best or choicest). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Most Choice, and adds "i.e. best".