Beloved of God: Yediydyah


I am curious about the three Yud’s in Ydiydyah 2 Samuel 12:25:


It is rare to see a triple letter Yud in Hebrew words. Does this occurrence reveal something more?



  1. That is the standard spelling of the name Yedidyah. The name Yedidyah is a beautiful name. It is actually composed of two different words – Yedid and Yah. Yedid means beloved and Yah means God. Hence the name Yedidyah means “Beloved of God”.

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