Or even worse (or better), can you have a name than means ‘Yahweh is horny’? Jeremiah 40:8 and 42:1 suggests it is possible. Jezaniah, or more properly Jezaneyahu, is a compound name made up from Jahu and Jezan. Now the verbal root, jzn or yzn means ‘to be on heat, be horny, be dying for a hump’. Ergo, Jezaniah means ‘Yahweh is raging for a root’ (and not, as the desperately polite Hebrew scholars have suggested, ‘Yahweh hears’).

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