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Neri meaning

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🔼The name Neri in the Bible

The name Neri occurs only once in the Bible, although it's most probably a Greek transliteration and truncation of the Hebrew name Neriah. The one and only Neri is mentioned by the Lukan author as ancestor of Jesus Christ. Neri is also the grandfather of Zerubbabel, which would make Neri roughly contemporary with Neriah the father of Baruch (Jeremiah 32:12).

🔼Etymology of the name Neri

The name Neri derives from the verb נהר (nahar), which means to flow or to shine:

The ι upon which our name ends is a transliteration of the Hebrew letter י (yod), which often indicates a possessive form (my light, or the adjective bright), or it's what's left of the name יהוה, which is YHWH, or Yahweh; the name of the Lord.

🔼Neri meaning

The name Neri either means My Lamp or Bright or Yah's Brightness.

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