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Tehinnah meaning

תחנה
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🔼The name Tehinnah in the Bible

The name Tehinnah occurs only once in the Bible. An individual named such is mentioned in a genealogy of Judah. This Tehinnah is one of three named sons of Eshton, and the father (or rather "mayor") of the town of Ir-nahash. A further distinction is submitted in the note that these were the men of Recah (1 Chronicles 4:12).

🔼Etymology of the name Tehinnah

The name Tehinnah is identical to the noun תחנה (tehinna), meaning favor or supplication, from the verb חנן (hanan), meaning to be gracious:

And it is also spelled the same as the noun תחנה (tahana), meaning encampment, from the verb חנה (hana):

🔼Tehinnah meaning

In an effort to understand this name, most commentators will go with the verb חנן (hanan), meaning to be gracious, but note that these "men from Recah" appear to have names that would befit towns much more than people: Beth-rapha means House Of Healing and Ir-nahash means City Of The Snake. If Tehinnah would mean Encampment, it would fit right in.

For a meaning of the name Tehinnah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Grace. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does confirm that it is identical to the word תחנה (tehinna), meaning favor or supplication.

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