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Ahuzzath meaning

אחזת
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🔼The name Ahuzzath in the Bible

There's only one man named Ahuzzath in the Bible, and he's mentioned only once. Ahuzzath is the advisor of Abimelech of Gerar, who comes to Isaac to make peace (Genesis 26:26).

🔼Etymology of the name Ahuzzath

The name Ahuzzath comes from the root-verb אחז (ahaz), meaning to grasp or take hold of:

🔼Ahuzzath meaning

The name's final letter taw is probably the result of the construction of a noun that otherwise doesn't occur in the Bible. For a meaning of the name Ahuzzath, BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List both read Possession. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes the similar A Possession.

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