Jaalam (name)

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Jaalam is a name from the Bible and also a Hebrew boy's name. It has many meanings including to be hidden, a young man, counselor, heir. The name is transliterated in a variety of ways in English including Yalam, Jalam and Yaalam.

In the Bible, Jaalam was born to Oholibamah and Esau in Canaan. He had two brothers, Jeush and Korah. This story is described in the Genesis 36:5.


JAALAM is a variant spelling of YAALAM from the Hebrew, meaning WHOM GOD HIDES (Gesenius, William. 1979. Tr. Samuel Tregelles. Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures. Grand Rapids:Baker Book House. 356b). Variant spelling - YAALAM, JALAM, YALAM

Hebrew Bible name - Jaalam was a son of Esau and brother of Eliphaz, Reuel, Jeush, Korah ( Genesis 36:5; 1 Chronicles 1:35).


The Hebrew Letters featured in this piece are Yud Ayin Lamed Mem sophit. Taken together, and reading from right to left, they spell JAALAM.