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Meaning and etymology of the Hebrew name Azmaveth
The name Azmaveth is remarkably popular in the Bible. It's assigned to
one of David's Might Men (2 Samuel 23:31),
to a Benjaminite who is the son of Jehoaddah, son of Ahaz (1 Chronicles 8:36), and to one of David's royal officers who was the son of Adiel (1 Chronicles 27:25). Then there is an Azmaveth listed among the exilic returnees, mentioned by Ezra (2:24); Nehemiah calls him Beth-azmaveth (7:28), which typically looks like the name of a town. And both Ezra and Nehemiah place names of towns on their lists (Bethel and Ai, Kiriath-arim, Jericho, Hebron), so it's not clear whether the Azmaveth of Ezra 2:24 is a man or a town. On top of everything, Nehemiah makes mention of a town called Azmeveth in 12:29.
The name Azmaveth consists of two parts:
For a meaning of the name Azmaveth, NOBS Study Bible Name List reads Death Is Strong. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Strong To Death, i.e. a warrior. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't offer a translation.
Other names created from the verb azaz are:
Other names that incorporate the word mut are
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