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Hebrew: אֲרָא —transliteration: Ara

Ara is the name of a biblical Asherite man (a descendant of Asher1 Chronicles 7:38).

He is a son of Jether and is counted among the “heads of their father's house, choice and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes” (1 Chr. 7:38-40).

His brothers were Jephunneh and Pispah (Pispa).

The exact meaning of the name Ara is uncertain. Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance and others believe it probably comes from a word for lionאֲרִי —transliteration: 'Ari or 'ariy.

Other Hebrew names that begin with אֲרָ

  • Arah —אָרַח
  • Aramאֲרָם
  • Aranאֲרָן
  • Araratאֲרָרַט
  • Araunahאֲרַוְנָה
Article Version: July 13, 2019