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Saraph meaning

שרף

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🔼The name Saraph in the Bible

The name Saraph appears only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as a descendant of Judah (apparently through Judah's son Shelah), who ruled in Moab and Jashubi-lehem (1 Chronicles 4:22).

🔼Etymology of the name Saraph

The name Saraph is identical to the noun שרף (sarap), meaning either viper or Seraph, from the verb שרף (sarap), meaning to burn:

🔼Saraph meaning

For a meaning of the name Saraph, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with the core meaning of the root and reads Burning. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) recognizes that our name is the same as the word meaning viper, and proposes Serpent. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name but does confirm that it is identical to the noun שרף (sarap).