Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts עָתְנִיאֵל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. AWTH-nee-əl(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Meaning uncertain, possibly "lion of God" or "strength of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a nephew of Caleb who becomes the first of the ruling judges of the Israelites.

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Entry updated June 9, 2023