How to Connect to Your Biblical Namesake

October 29, 2014

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Have you ever sat up at night thinking to yourself what you would name a child? You picture in your mind a bouncing baby boy or a beautiful baby girl – what would their names be?

A persons name can tell us so much about who they are as a person and is an inherent part of one’s identity. Jewish tradition holds that a name is connected back to the original namesake, sharing character traits and attributes.

In modern society, many popular names are influenced by pop culture. According to Nameberry, movie and television inspired names such as Katniss, Hazel, Elsa, Aria and Khaleesi are growing in popularity.

However, some of the most popular names are sourced in the Bible. Hannah and Delilah are strong females who persevere through tough times. Elijah, Jacob and Simon intrinsically demonstrate devotion to God.

When it comes to choosing a name, the most important question to ask is what does the name mean to you? What importance do you ascribe to a name?

For those who are looking to understand the Biblical meaning behind their own name or others, Israel365 is helping people discover the Hebrew equivalent of an existing name. It is the belief of the organization that God has great interest and involvement with each and every one of us, whom He also relates to, through our given name.

According to Jewish tradition, a person’s name has a deep spiritual dimension as the chosen name determines a person’s character throughout life. Israel365 will personally research each name and then prepare a special “Hebrew Name Certificate,” giving you a full explanation of the Biblical significance of your name.

To find out what your Hebrew name is, click here.

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