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Diblaim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Diblaim
Diblaim (דִּבְלָיִם‎, divlayim). The father of Gomer and the father-in-law of the prophet Hosea (Hos 1:3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Diblaim (Person)
DIBLAIM (PERSON) [Heb diblāyim (דִּבְלָיִם)]. Father of Gomer, the wife of the prophet Hosea (Hos 1:3). Especially among those who interpret the first 3 chapters of Hosea allegorically, attempts have been made to find a figurative meaning in “Diblaim.” The name has been understood as a dual form of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Diblaim
Diblaim. Father of Gomer, Hosea’s wife (Hos 1:3). The name Diblaim is thought by some to be an allusion to Gomer’s harlotry, since the name means “raisin cakes” and raisin cakes were used in ancient fertility-cult rites.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Diblaim
Diblaim dibʹlə-im, dib-lāʹəm [Heb. diḇlayim—‘two cakes’]. A native of Northern Israel and father of Gomer, the wife of Hosea (Hos. 1:3).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Diblaim
DIBLAIM Father of Gomer, Hosea’s wife (Hos 1:3). The name Diblaim is thought by some to be an allusion to Gomer’s harlotry, since the name means “raisin cakes” and raisin cakes were used in ancient fertility-cult rites.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Diblaim
DIBLAIM. Gomer, Hosea’s wife, was a “daughter of Diblaim” (Hos 1:3). The name comes from a Heb. term signifying “lump or double cakes of figs and raisins.” Some have thought the name to be figurative, i.e. “Gomer the daughter of raisin cakes,” meaning that she was wholly given up to her harlotry, since
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Diblaim
Diblaim (Heb. diḇlāyim)The father of Gomer (Hos. 1:3). Derived from Ugar. dblt (lit., “cakes of dried figs”), the name may represent a continuation of Hosea’s figurative use of names, a geographical location (perhaps the Moabite town Diblatayim), or a literal patronymic designation. This last sense
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Diblaim
Diblaim [dĭbˊlĭ əm] (Heb. diḇlayim “two raisin cakes”). The father of the prostitute Gomer, the wife of Hosea (Hos. 1:3). Unlike symbolic meanings of the names of Hosea’s children which follow, no such meaning for Gomer’s father’s name (“the daughter of pleasure,” according to Jerome) seems to be
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Diblaim
Dibla´im (double cake), mother of Hosea’s wife Gomer. Hos. 1:3. (b.c. before 725.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Diblaim
DIB´LAIM (dibʹlā-im; “cakes” [of dried figs?]). The name of the father of Gomer, the wife of Hosea (Hos. 1:3), about 750 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Diblaim
Diblaimdoubled cakes, the mother of Gomer, who was Hosea’s wife (Hos. 1:3).
See also
Relatives
Hosea Son-In-Law
Gomer Daughter
Jezreel Grandson
Loammi Grandson