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Pallu meaning

פלוא
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🔼The name Pallu in the Bible

The name Pallu belongs to a son of Reuben, the first-born son of Jacob and Leah. He was among the sixty-six proto-Israelites to make it into Goshen (Genesis 46:9) and his progeny became known as the פלאי; Palluites (Numbers 26:5).

The authors of the Septuagint cheerfully transliterated the name Pallu as Φαλλος, which probably lead to muffled hilarity in some circles.

🔼Etymology of the name Pallu

The name Pallu relates to the verbs פלה (pala), meaning to be distinct, and פלא (pala') meaning to be wonderful:

🔼Pallu meaning

For a meaning of the name Pallu, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Distinguished and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Separated, Distinguished.

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't offer an interpretation of the name Pallu, but does list it under the verb פלא (pala'), meaning to be wonderful. Hence the name Pallu also means Wonder(ful).

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