Saturday, June 28, 2014

Looking for names

Not-yet-Milo and I skim the better parts of the Tanakh for possible names.

And Saul's sons were Jonathan and Ishvi and Malkishua ... And the name of his commander was Abiner son of Ner, Saul's uncle
... And Kish, Saul's father ...

And David was the son of this Ephrathite man from Bethlehem in Judah named Jesse, and he had eight sons ... And the names of his three sons who went to the war were Eliab the firstborn and the secondborn Abinadab and the third Shammah.
Obviously, we didn't find any he liked.  And why are half of these names perennially popular several millenia later, and the other have gone?  Was Abinadab the Aiden of 320-310 BCE?

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