🔼The name Abitub in the Bible
The name Abitub occurs only once in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 8:11 he's listed together with Elpaal as the two sons of Shaharaim of Benjamin with his wife Hushim. Shaharaim was also married to Baara, but he divorced them both, moved to Moab and had another passel of kids with Hodesh.
🔼Etymology of the name Abitub
The name Abitub consists of two elements. The first part of the name comes from the common Hebrew word אב (ab), meaning father:
The added letter י (yod) creates a possessive; the compound אבי (abi) may mean my father, or father of, depending on the context.
The second part of the name Abitub comes from the familiar word טוב (tob), meaning good.
For a meaning of the name Abitub, NOBSE Study Bible Name List has The Father Is Goodness. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Father Of Goodness, and BDB Theological Dictionary says My Father Is Goodness.