Thursday, March 31, 2011

Obscure Biblical Names: Parshandatha

of Plymouth, NH
m. Jonathan Ferrin c. 1850

This is a strange one. In the Bible, Parshandatha was a man, and not a very nice one. He was one of the ten sons of Haman killed in the Book of Esther. Why would a New Englander choose this name for any child, let alone a daughter?

Sometimes I think that some New Englanders weren't all that Biblically literate, even if they were familiar with the Bible.

Obscure Bible Names Alphabet

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

means given by prayer in hebrew
I guess could be positive or negative. An enemy delivered into my hand, or a blessing given to me as a gift