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Phanuel meaning

Φανουηλ

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🔼The name Phanuel in the Bible

The name Phanuel occurs one time in the Bible, although it should be noted that Phanuel is the Greek transliteration of the more common Hebrew name Penuel.

The name Phanuel belongs to a man of the Israeli tribe of Asher, whose daughter (or more distant descendant) Anna was fortunate enough to meet the infant Jesus in Jerusalem when she was eighty-four and widow (Luke 2:36).

🔼Etymology of the name Phanuel

The name Phanuel consists of two elements, the final one being אל, El, the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

The first part of our name comes from the verb פנה (pana), meaning to turn:

🔼Phanuel meaning

The name Phanuel means the same as Penuel, namely Face Of God or He Turns To God.