Source:Tvedtnes:Gee:Roper:Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions:JBMS 9:1:Hmn on two Israelite seals

"the name Himni is clearly Hebrew and is represented by the unvocalized form, Hmn on two Israelite seals"

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"the name Himni is clearly Hebrew and is represented by the unvocalized form, Hmn on two Israelite seals"

Tvedtnes, Gee and Roper:

the name Himni is clearly Hebrew and is represented by the unvocalized form, Hmn on two Israelite seals. The first, from the eighth century BC, was found at Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley. The other is from the first half of the seventh century BC. Because the seal inscriptions do not have vowels, we cannot know precisely how the name is to be read. The Bible knows of a non-Israelite Haman from the time of Esther, and Heman was a noted poet and musician in the time of David and Solomon. The vowel at the end of Himni suggests that it is a gentillic form, meaning "Hemanite". [1]

Notes

  1. ↑ John A. Tvedtnes, John Gee, Matthew Roper, "Book of Mormon Names Attested in Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions," Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 9/1 (2000): 40–51.