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Omar meaning

אומר
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🔼The name Omar in the Bible

The only Omar in the Bible is a grandson of Esau and Adah, and a son of Eliphaz (Genesis 36:11). Omar became a chief of Edom (Genesis 36:15), but plays no further role in the Bible.

🔼Etymology of the name Omar

The name Omar comes from the common verb אמר (amar), meaning to speak:

🔼Omar meaning

For a meaning of the name Omar, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Eloquent. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) too derives this name from the verb אמר (amar) but translates this name with a most curious Uppermost. He then proceeds to explain how "it is generally understood of "he that speaks;" hence Gesenius says, "eloquent," "talkative"." But how Jones then arrives at "uppermost" remains an unaddressed mystery.

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