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I don't have a good answer, but I'd like to take this opportunity to point out the flaws in any answer I've heard or can think of. :-) The best alternative I can think of is "Christian Bible". But most Christians would understand that to mean both Old and New Testaments, not just the New. And of course Christians believe both Old and New to be authoritative,...


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There's an argument -- I believe I heard it on a Rabbi Frand tape ... maybe in the name of Rav Moshe Feinstein ... that we don't name after those who had particularly bad fate. Something like the Holocaust, though, was no longer a matter of individual fates, and therefore it would be permissible to name after those who perished in it. (Devil's advocate, I ...


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I would suggest that when the name comes first it indicates that they have not developed their person, and their "name" is what it always was, as given at birth. When the name is after ושמו that means they have developed and made a "name" for themselves, and they are not that same person who got that name at birth. Now, my understanding of the story of Iyov ...


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R. Isaac Ben Judah Halevi asks this about a different case, and uses the case of Job as a proof in his answer. Pa'aneach Raza Parshat Vayeira וי"ל דלא אמרו כי אם בסתמא לא במקום שהענין מוכיח שהרי כתיב איוב שמו שהוא קודם לשמו כברשעים וכתיב תם וישר וגו' אלא במקום שמעשיו ועניניו מפורשים אין קפידא And we could say that they only said this [that the word ...


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