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Ribai meaning

ריבי

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🔼The name Ribai in the Bible

There is only one man named Ribai in the Bible. He was a Benjaminite who lived in Gibeah, and the father of Ittai, who is listed among the mighty-men of David (2 Samuel 23:29, 1 Chronicles 11:31).

🔼Etymology of the name Ribai

The name Ribai comes from the verb ריב (rib), meaning to contend:

The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (contentual), a possessive form (my strife), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

🔼Ribai meaning

For a meaning of the name Ribai, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Strives. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Judgment Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of this name.