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Mishmannah meaning

משמנה
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🔼The name Mishmannah in the Bible

The name Mishmannah occurs only once in the Bible. He was the fourth of several Gadite men of valor who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:10). Nothing more about this man is known.

🔼Etymology of the name Mishmannah

The name Mishmannah appears to be a feminine version of the masculine noun משמן (mishman), denoting a robust man, from the root שמן I (shaman I), meaning to grow fat:

Why this man was known by a forced feminized noun isn't clear, but Hebrews were often named with names that commemorated events or qualities that were not related to them. Read our article on Biblical Names (see the link below) for more details.

🔼Mishmannah meaning

For a meaning of the name Mishmannah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Fatness. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an explanation of our name but does list it under the root שמן I (shaman I).

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