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Ben-zoheth meaning

בן־זוחת

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🔼The name Ben-zoheth in the Bible

The name Ben-zoheth occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as a son of Ishi of Judah , and that's all we know about him. He plays no further part in the Bible.

🔼Etymology of the name Ben-zoheth

The name Ben-zoheth obviously consists of two parts, the first one being the common Hebrew word בן (ben), meaning son:

The second part of our name is the same as the name Zoheth , which is difficult to explain, but which might be associated to the verb זחח (zhh), meaning to be detached:

🔼Ben-zoheth meaning

For a meaning of the name Ben-zoheth, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a rather lame Son Of Zoheth, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes a rather dramatic Son Of Most Violent Transportation. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an explanation of our name and deems its meaning and etymology unknown.