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Scriptsבָּרוּך Hebrew
PronouncedPron.bə-ROOK English
BER-ook English
BAR-ook English
BAHR-ook English

Meaning & History

Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
VariantBarukh Hebrew
Other Languages & CulturesBarukh Biblical Hebrew


Baruch Writes Jeremiah's Prophecies by Gustave Doré (1866)Baruch Writes Jeremiah's Prophecies by Gustave Doré (1866)
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute