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Shaharaim meaning

שחרים

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🔼The name Shaharaim in the Bible

The wonderful name Shaharaim occurs only once in the Bible. Shaharaim of Benjamin had two wives whom he both divorced, Hushim and Baara, but only Hushim appears to have given him children (1 Chronicles 8:8). He went to Moab, married Hodesh and had some more sons.

🔼Etymology of the name Shaharaim

The name Shaharaim is a dual form of a noun taken from either one of the verbs שחר (shahar):

It's not clear whether the name Shaharaim is supposed to mean Two Blacknesses or Two Dawns, and it really does both. Perhaps Shaharaim obtained his name from the time it took him to be born, suggesting that his mother's early labor started in the morning of one day and Shaharaim didn't arrive until the next.

🔼Shaharaim meaning

For a meaning of the name Shaharaim, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Double Dawn and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Two Dawns.

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate the name Shaharaim but does list it under שחר II (shahar II), the root of the noun שחר (shahar), meaning dawn.