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Shimrath meaning

שמרת
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🔼The name Shimrath in the Bible

There's only one Shimrath mentioned in the Bible. He is mentioned as a son of Shashak of Benjamin, and that's all we know about him (1 Chronicles 8:21).

🔼Etymology of the name Shimrath

The name Shimrath could be regarded as a (second person) form of the verb שמר (shamar I), meaning to keep, guard, observe or give heed:

🔼Shimrath meaning

For a meaning of the name, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Guarding. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Ward, and adds "i.e. one in the hands of the Divine guardian or men". BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does list it under the verb שמר (shamar I).

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