Long story short, my not-quite-seven-year-old son has terminal brain cancer and I never gave him a Hebrew name. I have been searching the texts for the right combination of curiosity (before his speech was taken from him, his favorite word was "why"), impatience (any amount of time spent waiting was "too long") and resignation (a trait that this cruel illness has forced on him). I'm running out of time to find him the right name.
So far I have found
- Gideon from Judges for curiosity (he needs test after test before he trusts God's predictions, 6:17, 6:36-40) with the added bonus that his line is nearly cut off (all but one of his 70 sons are killed a few chapters later 9:5, 9:53).
- Eli from I Samuel for resignation (3:18)
I'll keep reading, but I put it to the community of folks much more familiar with the text than I: are there characters in whom I can find most or all of these traits together? Or perhaps a single trait, but more obviously exemplified/represented?