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Oholiab meaning

אהליאב

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🔼The name Oholiab in the Bible

There's only one Oholiab in the Bible, but he plays an important role in it: Oholiab was teamed up with Bezalel to build the tabernacle (Exodus 31:6).

🔼Etymology of the name Oholiab

The name Oholiab is a construct of two elements:

The first part of the name Oholiab comes from the noun אהל (ohel), meaning tent:

The second part of the name Oholiab is the common noun אב (ab), meaning father:

🔼Oholiab meaning

The name Oholiab means both Father's Tent and Father's Shine. This is remarkable because the meaning of the name of Oholiab's colleague Bezalel is In The Shadow Of God.

For a meaning of the name Oholiab, both BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List read Father's Tent. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names, curiously, does not list the name Oholiab.