Re: The common name for Nesanajl #general
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Wed, 13 Dec 2006 01:13:26 UTC, firstname.lastname@example.org (Judith Romney Wegner)
At 10:54 PM +1100 12/12/06, Charles and Perla Leinkram wrote:Actually, the real name of the various Biblical "Nathans" was almost
certainly "Nataniel" too (or "Nataniyah"), both theophoric names, and
"Natan". "Natan" means "he gave", but on the pattern of most other Biblical
names, it should state WHO gave, and the missing donor is specified by
either of the complete names, "God gave".
The Bible has many such examples. "Micha" ("Micah", for instance, is not a
name; his name was "Michayahu". The name of Baruch ben Neriya, secretary of
the prophet Jeremiah was "Berachiahu", on the evidence of his seals
("bullae") which were found some years ago in Jerusalem. Nicknames are not a
new invention. There is less reason to make a distinction between "Natan"
and "Nataniel" than is apparent at first glance.
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