🔼The name Adoraim: Summary
- Twofold Habitation
- Double Honor
- From the verb דור (dur), to dwell.
- From the verb אדר ('adar), to be majestic.
🔼The name Adoraim in the Bible
🔼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:
The verb דרר (darar) means to flow freely. Noun דרור (deror) means freedom.
The verb נדר (nadar) means to vow, and noun נדר (neder) means a vow.
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:
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.
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.