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Ulam meaning

אולם
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🔼The name Ulam in the Bible

The name Ulam is assigned to two men in the Bible:

  • The firstborn son of Sheresh, who was a son of Maacah and Machir of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 7:16).
  • The firstborn son of Eshek of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:39).

🔼Etymology of the name Ulam

The name Ulam is identical to the noun אולם ('elam), meaning porch, and both come from the assumed root-verb אול ('wl), which probably means to lead or be first:

🔼Ulam meaning

For a meaning of the name Ulam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes First; Leader, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads First Of All. Jones also cleverly observes that the name Ulam exists in Latin as Primus. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name but does link it to the root אול.

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