Bible Names A-G : Baruch


Baruch in Wikipedia (Hebrew: בָּרוּךְ, Modern Barukh Tiberian Bārūḵ ; "Blessed") has been a given name among Jews from Biblical times up to the present, on some occasions also used as surname. It is also found, though more rarely, among Christians - particularly among Protestants who use Old Testament names. Except for its use as a name, this is also related to "berakhah" or bracha (Hebrew: ברכה; plural ברכות, berakhot), which is a Jewish blessing. See also: Baraka and Barakah. The root B-R-K meaning "blessing" is also present in other Semitic languages. The most common Arabic form is the passive form Mubarak, but the form Barack is also used...