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Regemmelech meaning

רגם מלך

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🔼The name Regemmelech in the Bible

The name Regemmelech occurs only once in the Bible. The prophet Zechariah tells how the town's council of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regemmelech to the temple of YHWH in Jerusalem to inquire whether the Lord wanted them to fast and wail on some specific time.

The Lord's answer through Zechariah inquired of the men whether they truly fasted for Him, since when they eat, they eat for themselves (Zechariah 7:6). This seems to reflect something similar to what Jesus said about the Sabbath: the Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27).

🔼Etymology of the name Regemmelech

The name Regemmelech consists of two elements. The first part comes from the verb רגם (ragam), meaning to stone:

The second part of our name is the same as the word מלך (melek), meaning king:

🔼Regemmelech meaning

For a meaning of the name Regemmelech, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names follow Gesenius' suggestion and read Friend Of The King. But this name means just as much (perhaps more so) The King's Stoner.