In a message dated 3/12/2002 10:35:41 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Oria is a name of a General in the
scriptures. But it is such a rare name that I do not know where it comes
from. The hebrew translation is God's Light. But is that its meaning? >>
==You're probably thinking of Uriah (same Hebrew spelling, Ori and Uri are
essentially interchangable) the Hittite, general for King David and the name
means "God is my light"; another forms of the name is Uriyahu (same meaning).
More common today is Uri, "my light."
The name Uri/Uriah is often twinned with the yiddish name
Fayvish/Fiebieg/Phoebus and variants, and with the Aramaic name Shraga.
Michael Bernet, New York
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