🔼The name Bakbuk in the Bible
The name Bakbuk is mentioned twice in the Bible, but twice in the same context. Both Ezra and Nehemiah mention the sons of Bakbuk in the long list of newly appointed temple servants, right after the return from Babylon (Ezra 2:51, Nehemiah 7:53).
🔼Etymology of the name Bakbuk
The name Bakbuk comes from the root group בקק:
For a meaning of the name Bakbuk, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads A Flask and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has A Bottle, "i.e. emptied of everything". BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does confirm that it comes from בקק.
The name בקבוק (Bakbuk) is indeed nearly identical to the word בקבק (baqbuq), meaning flask, but this name was probably interpreted in the same way as the flask: A Little Bit Of A Whole Lot, as a grateful expression of abundance.