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Ramath-lehi meaning

רמת לחי
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🔼The name Ramath-lehi in the Bible

The name Ramath-lehi occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name that the judge Samson gave to the place where he beat one thousand Philistines to death with the jawbone of a donkey (Judges 15:17).

🔼Etymology of the name Ramath-lehi

The name Ramath-lehi consists of two elements. The first part comes from the word רום (rum) meaning to be high or lofty:

The second part is the same as the name Lehi and both are the same as the noun לחי (lehi) meaning jawbone:

🔼Ramath-lehi meaning

For a meaning of the name Ramath-lehi, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The High Place Of The Jawbone. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes a curious The Casting Away Of The Jawbone. BDB Theological Dictionary has Height Of Lehi.

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