🔼The name Raddai in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Raddai
There are several ways to go about interpreting the name Raddai. The name Raddai looks like an imperative of the verb ירד (yarad), go down:
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This imperative form רדי is used in Isaiah 47:1 and Jeremiah 48:18: Come down...!
BDB Theological Dictionary and others however suggest that the name Raddai comes from the verb רדד (radad), meaning to beat down or subdue:
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The letter yod added to form the name Raddai, some suggest, is a remnant of the name of the Lord YHWH.
For a meaning of the name Raddai, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Has Subdued. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads simply Subduing.