🔼The name Aznoth-tabor in the Bible
The name Aznoth-tabor occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a town that marked the western border of the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:34).
🔼Etymology of the name Aznoth-tabor
The name Aznoth-tabor consists of two parts. The first part comes from the root group אזן:
Aznoth could be regarded as a plural of the feminine noun אזן ('ozen), meaning ear.
The second part of our name is the same as the name Tabor, which is the name of a mountain (and three towns). What that name means is not certain, but perhaps it has to do with the verb ברר (barar), meaning to purify:
For a meaning of the name Aznoth-tabor, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Ears Of Tabor, and explains that to mean Summits Of The Tabor. NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes the similar Peaks Of Tabor.
Perhaps the name Tabor sounded like Purifying to a Hebrew audience, and the whole name Aznoth-tabor may have sounded like The Ears Of Purification, or ears that hear the word of the Lord and are instrumental in the purification of the person whose head they are attached to.