Like it or not, names carry meanings – oft times they’re even prophetic – some, even most “carry” qualities we can aspire to. But when becoming a leader a name can speak volumes – for instance – Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Netanyahu” – origin and meaning
“Natanyahu” (נתניהו) is also a compound word. Natan (נתן) means “he gave”. Yahu (יהו) is a shortened version of YHWH (instead of יהוה , only יהו ), the covenant name of the God of Israel. So the translation of the current prime minister’s last name means something like “YHWH gave”.
In the Bible “Nethaniah” is the name of several characters. One of them is the father of a man named Ishmael, who killed Gedaliah, the vassal governor of Judah (2 Kings 25:23-25 and Jeremiah 40:14-41:18). In Jeremiah 40:8 and 41:9, this name is spelled with the final waw: נתניהו (Nethaniahu or Nethanyahu), which is really the same name.
“Benjamin” – origin and meaning
Grammatically speaking, Benjamin (בנימין) is also a compound word. It means that it consists of several words. Ben means “son” (בן) and yamin (ימין) means “right”. So the basic meaning of the name Benjamin is a son of the right (someone who sits on the right hand).
In the bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob, and the only one that was born in the land of Israel: “Rachel was at the point of death, and right before dying, she said, “I’ll name him Benoni.”[e] But Jacob called him Benjamin.” (Gen 35:18). The offspring of Benjamin are the tribe of Benjamin, one of the twelve tribes.
Or Barach Obama:
“Barach”, we’ve been told numerous times, simply means “Blessed”. Yet what does it mean in Aramaic – the ancient form of Hebrew?
“Obama”, I previously suspected, meant “prevaricator” but … I now believe it’s only an exposed character trait. In light of this explanation . . . it is much more astoundingly revelatory!
It seems painfully obvious, we are now enmeshed solidly in “End Times.” Armor Up! Pray for your loved ones . . . . .