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Meaning and etymology of the name Reumah
Reumah is Nahor's concubine and the mother of four of his sons (Genesis 22:24).
The name Reumah comes from the verb (ra'am), meaning to rise. The verb occurs only once, in Zech 14:10, and has some peculiar derivations: (re'em), wild ox. This animal serves often as sign of strength (Numbers 23:22, Deuteronomy 33:17), which may explain why it is called Riser. Or perhaps it is because the wild ox stands a challenge with his head and horns lifted up. A bit more difficult to explain is the word (ramot), black coral, as used in Job 28:18 and Ezekiel 27:16. Perhaps these corals were known by the method of their acquisition: someone had to dive and bring them up.
The name Reumah is probably supposed to mean Exhalted.
BDB Theological Dictionary suggests that the curious verb (ra'am) is likely related to the verb (rum). That means that the name Reumah is related to
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