Is the name Rome in the Bible?

Rome in the bible

Is the name Roman in the bible?

Even though the city of Rome isn’t given much spotlight by being directly named in scripture, it still holds a crucial role in the New Testament’s narrative. You may be surprised to learn there is also an ancient Hebrew word rom which is also pronounced like Rome! If Rome has been on your radar, as it’s rising in popularity for both boys and girls, then it’s worth a look at these biblical roots and uplifting significance!

Original Language: Hebrew רוֹם

Range of Meanings: Lifted up, on high, exalted

Concept: Rom comes from a primitive Hebrew root word, that means everything from “rise up” to “exalted”.

References or Context: We see the variation rom is used once in Habukkuk 3:10, however the root word is used 194 times throughout the Old Testament.

“The mountains saw you and writhed; the raging waters swept on; the deep gave forth its voice; it lifted its hands on high.” Habakkuk 3:10

“Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!” Psalm 57:5

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