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Shilhi meaning

שלחי
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🔼The name Shilhi in the Bible

There's only one Shilhi in the Bible, and he is the father of Azubah, the mother of king Jehoshaphat and the wife of king Asa of Judah (1 Kings 22:42, 2 Chronicles 20:31).

🔼Etymology of the name Shilhi

The name Shilhi comes from either of the two the verbs שלח (shalah):

The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (ballistic), a possessive form (my arrow), 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.

🔼Shilhi meaning

For a meaning of the name Shilhi, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with שלח I (shalah I), meaning to send out or let go, and takes the final yod to be a remnant of the divine name. Hence NOBSE reads Yahweh Has Sent.

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names appears to be most impressed with the ballistic element of the verb שלח I (shalah I), and reads Armed "of the Lord" or Dart Of The Lord (where the first interpretation appears to be an applied adjective and the second one an integration of the divine name).

BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate the name Shilhi but does list it under the verb שלח (shalah), meaning to send.

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