🔼The name Arubboth in the Bible
The name Arubboth (or Aruboth as some translations have it) occurs only once in the Bible. During the reign of king Solomon of Israel, a man named Ben-hesed was Solomon's deputy stationed in Arubboth (1 Kings 4:10).
🔼Etymology of the name Arubboth
The name Arubboth is a common plural of a feminine noun ארבה, drawn from the root ארב ('arab), meaning to lie in wait or ambush:
For a meaning of the name Arubboth, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Lattices and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Flood-Gates. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name but does list it under the verb ארב ('arab), meaning to lie in wait or ambush.