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Meaning: people of God.
This was the name of four biblical men.
one of the twelve spies sent by Moses to search the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:12)
He was one of the ten who perished by the plague for their unfavorable report (Numbers 14:37).
the father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose house Mephibosheth resided (2 Samuel 9:4-5; 17:27)
the father of Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, and afterwards of David (1 Chronicles 3:5)
He is called Eliam in 2 Samuel 11:3.
one of the sons of Obed-edom the Levite (1 Chronicles 26:5)