Meaning: people of God.

This was the name of four biblical men.

  1. 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).

  2. the father of Machir of Lo-debar, in whose house Mephibosheth resided (2 Samuel 9:4-5; 17:27)

  3. 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.

  4. one of the sons of Obed-edom the Levite (1 Chronicles 26:5)