🔼The name Jidlaph: Summary
- He Drips, He Weeps
- From the verb דלף (dalap), to drip.
🔼The name Jidlaph in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jidlaph
The name Jidlaph comes from the verb דלף (dalap) meaning to drop or drip:
The verb דלף (dalap) means to drop or drip, and may refer to rain or even the weeping of eyes. Noun דלף (delep) means a dripping (and rain, tears, and so on).
The name Jidlaph means He Drips, but NOBSE Study Bible Name List chooses for the more descriptive He Weeps. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads He Will Weep. Note that this verb is never used in the sense of weeping, but most often in the sense of irritating dripping.