Jah is the poetic or short form of Jehovah

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Is it a theophoric name? Unique because it begins with Jah- and not Je-, Jo- or Jeho-


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Steven Avery

Interesting question, here is some of the basics.
No cholem, so it does not line up with the 20 or so theophoric matches.


1 Chronicles 2:47 (AV)
And the sons of Jahdai; Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph.

John Gill
1 Chronicles 2:47
And the sons of Jahdai

Who is not mentioned by this name before; perhaps the same with Moza, who might have two names, though, according to Hillerus F20, he was the son of Moza; some take it to be the name of another of Caleb's concubines, by whom he had the six following sons: Regem, and Jotham, and Geshan, and Pelet, and Ephah, and Shaaph;
one of these, Pelet perhaps, gave name to Bethpalet in the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:27 ) .
F20 Onomast. Sacr. p. 841.

And the sons of Jehdai: He was one of the sons of Ephah, and the reason he does not mention who his father was is that he does not have to mention any of the sons of Ephah except this Jehdai.

וּבְנֵ֖י יָהְדָּ֑י רֶ֧גֶם וְיוֹתָ֛ם וְגֵישָׁ֥ן וָפֶ֖לֶט וְעֵיפָ֥ה וָשָֽׁעַף: