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Which name means "for the Lord's sake" in Hebrew: Solomon or Jedidiah?

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Answer: Jedidiah

The name Jedidiah is the nickname that the prophet Nathan gave to newly-born Solomon.

According to 1 Samuel 12:24 And David comforted Bath-sheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her; and she bore a son, and called his name Solomon. And the LORD loved him;

12:25 and He sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet, and he called his name Jedidiah, for the LORD'S sake. Note that the King James Bible translated the name as: because of the LORD. Others, such as Robert Alter in The David Story, tranlate is as "God's friend."

The name Solomon derives from the Hebrew Shlo-mo , his peace.

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