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Raddai meaning

רדי
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🔼The name Raddai in the Bible

Raddai is the fifth son of Jesse, and older brother of David (1 Chronicles 2:14). He's mentioned but plays no further role 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:

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:

The letter yod added to form the name Raddai, some suggest, is a remnant of the name of the Lord YHWH.

🔼Raddai meaning

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.

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