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The title Christ should always be understood as a title as opposed to a proper last name as we might think of it. Not only because that is typically the rendering of the word 'christos,' but also that surname usage did not necessarily become ubiquitous among Hebrews until much later. Likely Jesus would have been known as 'Jesus son of Joseph' as in John ...
I like your question (and I am very curious about it too), but I'm not sure if there can ever be a definitive answer. There doesn't appear to be enough information to say for sure. I find it equally interesting that, not only were they named, but the subsequent verse describes their beauty, and the inordinate value that Job placed upon them (elevating them ...
Yemimah because she was bright as the day, Keziah because her perfumery odor spread like that of cassia; Keren-hapuch, because, said R. Chisda, she spread forth a savor like garden comes, as it is written (Jer. 4:30) (Bava Batra 1:40) Importance of giving names as in all Bible is to give the character's essence. And/Or to give persons traits!
If we split the name מְתוּשֶׁלַח into two parts, we have מְתוּ+שֶׁלַח Possibilities for מְתוּ From Akkadian mutu meaning husband, warrior, or man. Although מְתוּ could be related to the word for death, I would prefer the Akkadian cognate (husband, warrior, or man), especially in view of another name that shares this root in Gen 4:18: מְתוֹשָׁאֵל This ...
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