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Edna is the name of Noah's grandmother and also his great grandmother. Enoch in the Book of Enoch says his wife's name was Edna although in the Book of Jubilee it names her Edni. The Book of Jubilee names Methuselah's wife as Edna. Other sources name them both as Edna.
-- Edna  4/3/2005
'Edna' is a name I'd associate with old ladies.
-- the_coolest_person  7/20/2005
Ellen Burstyn's real name is Edna.
-- TheLastMontague  4/25/2007
Way too old-fashioned for me. I imagine a 90 year-old granny when I hear this name.
-- kool_babe14  5/8/2009
In the Deuterocanonical Books of the Bible (known to Protestants as the "Apocrypha"), in the Book of Tobit, Edna is the wife of Raguel and the mother of Sarah (also spelled Sara). Sarah marries Tobias (Tobiah), the son of Tobit (for whom the Book of Tobit is named) and his wife Anna.

You can read more about the Book of Tobit here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Tobit

And for those interested, here is the text of the Book of Tobit:

King James Version (1611): http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/1611_Tobit-Chapter-1/

Revised Standard Version: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/r/rsv/rsv-idx?type=DIV1&byte=3785365


Also, the name Edna shares the same Hebrew root as Eden.
-- la-petite-rachel  1/20/2014

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