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Rumah meaning

רומה
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🔼The name Rumah in the Bible

The name Rumah occurs once or twice in the Bible. Rumah is the city where Pedaiah came from, who was the father of Zebidah, who was the mother of king Jehoiakim of Judah (2 Kings 23:36). We have no idea where Rumah may have been situated, but some scholars propose that it may be the same town as Arumah (ארומה), near Shechem (Judges 9:41).

The second time the name Rumah occurs in the Bible is in Joshua 15:52, that is to say: in most manuscripts. In some others the text says Dumah (דומה), which is how most translations read it. Only the JSP reads Rumah.

🔼Etymology of the name Rumah

The name Rumah comes from the verb רום (rum), meaning to be high:

🔼Rumah meaning

For a meaning of the name Rumah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads High Place. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes High. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret this name but does list it under the verb רום (rum), meaning to be high.

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