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Which English given name was derived from the Hebrew name Yahowchanan?




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Answer: John

The word John appears in the Greek New Testament as Ioannes, Jehovah is a gracious giver. Ioannes derives from the Hebrew Yawchanan (Johanan), Jehovah has graced. Yawchanan derives Yahowchanan (Jehohanan), Jehovah has graced. Yahowchanan derives from Yahovah (Jehova), existing one (the proper name of God), and Chanan, to be gracious. Yahovah derives from the root Hayah, to become or to exist. Hayah derives from Hava, to be.


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