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Ono meaning

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🔼The name Ono in the Bible

The name Ono was originally applied to a city in the territory of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:12). It was build (or fortified) by Shemed, son of Elpaal, who also built Lod and an untold number of satellite towns.

By the time of Nehemiah, the name Ono covered a large plain, which also included the city of Chephirim (Nehemiah 6:2), and apparently also a place called Hadid.

Both Ezra and Nehemiah count the returnees from the Babylonian exile to this whole area together in stead of per separate town (Ezra 2:33, Nehemiah 7:37). And Nehemiah makes mention of a "valley of craftsmen" near Lod and Ono, which was probably also part of that same district (Nehemiah 11:35).

🔼Etymology of the name Ono

The name Ono comes from the root group און ('wn), meaning either vigor or sorrow:

🔼Ono meaning

For a meaning of the name Ono, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Strong. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Strength. And BDB Theological Dictionary has Vigorous.

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