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Adoraim meaning

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🔼The name Adoraim: Summary

Meaning
Twofold Habitation
Double Honor
Etymology
From the verb דור (dur), to dwell.
From the verb אדר ('adar), to be majestic.

🔼The name Adoraim in the Bible

The only Adoraim in the Bible is one of the fortified cities in the territories of Judah and Benjamin, which were built by king Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:9).

🔼Etymology of the name Adoraim

The various sources agree that the name Adoraim is a dual form; it's twice of something. But what that something is appears to be disputed. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) goes with the verb דור (dur), meaning to dwell:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
דור

The verb דור (dur) means to heap or pile, also in the sense of concentrating one's activities, and thus: to dwell. Noun דור (dur) means circle, ball or heap. Noun דור (dor) or דר (dor) means period, age, generation or habitation. Noun מדורה (medura) means pile.

BDB Theological Dictionary lists this name under the root אדר (adar), meaning to be superior or majestic:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
אדר

The verb אדר ('adar) means to be superior or majestic (or literally: wide). Noun אדר ('eder) means glory or magnificence, or may refer to a wide cloak. Adjective אדיר ('addir) means majestic. Noun אדרת ('aderet) means glory.

🔼Adoraim meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List seems to agree with BDB and reads Double Honor for a meaning of the name Adoraim. BDB Theological Dictionary, on the other hand, reads the inexplicable Two Hills, but adds a well-deserved question mark.