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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

All About Ethan

Ethan Daniel

Ethan:

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: "strong, firm"


"Ethan means strong and optimistic, solid and enduring, or permanent. The name Ethan appears eight times in the Hebrew Bible. Ethan the Ezrahite, is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It may be that Ethan was a cymbal-player in King David's court. He authored Psalm 89."


Daniel:

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: "God is my Judge"


"In the Old Testament, Daniel was a Hebrew prophet and the Book of Daniel contains prophecies concerning the future. Daniel was among the Jews who were taken captive in Babylon. He rose to a high position in the Babylonian government by interpreting the king's dreams. Daniel was persecuted by the Babylonians for his faith in God and survived a politically motivated death sentence in a lions’ den."

3 comments:

Ruth said...

Hi Melissa, Geoff, Elijah and Ethan.

Ethan you look so happy in your daddys arms. I pray that you will grow up to be used by God. Am really looking forward to seeing all of the Gill family back here in Northern Ireland.

Becky K. said...

Ethan looks like he is winking.

What a sweetheart!

I love the two posts on the boys names.

Crystal said...

thank you for sharing the meanings of the names. I think naming a child, through the direction of the Lord, is very important. Ethan, I can't wait to see how the Lord uses you! I'm praying for you & your future.