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Did common "Biblical names" exist before the Bible?

Everyone knows a Peter or David, but did those names actually exist before the Bible? Were they common then, or were they as common as, say, "Ethan" which is still a sort of common name but not one that inundates every room of people you're in. Or were they completely made up names, like how there was never anyone named Hermione before Harry Potter?
Yes. Biblical names are just names that appeared in the bible. They weren't created because of it.
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@Qwerty14 we have to focus on 'biblical' thats abramic, circ 2000yrs ago.
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
I'm getting my information from the documentary Story of Maths, which debunks lots of misconceptions held by people.

Where are you sourcing your info from?
@SW-User The Bible is actually closer to 3500 years old.
“Hermione” was an old English name long predating Harry Potter. Hermione Baddeley for example, was a character actress who passed away back in 1986.
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
Yeah, I don't read fiction much so I couldn't think of a completely fictional name lol.

BALTHAZAR idk from sorceror's apprentice (the one with tesla coils and nick cage lol)
@TetrisGuy Balthazar’s also a biblical name—one of the Magi, If memory serves. I attended parochial school but have forgotten a lot...🙂
TetrisGuy · 22-25, M
Oh is it, lol. Yeah I don't know then lol

I made a character named Gronko once if that counts lol
I’m go as far as saying there was even some non biblical common names.. 🤔
Adam meant “Of the Earth” and Eve meant “mother of all Living”.

 
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