🔼The name Beth-pazzez in the Bible
The name Beth-pazzez occurs only once in the Bible. It belongs to a settlement that came to be in the territory allotted to the tribe of Issachar, in the area which would later be called Galilee (Joshua 19:21).
🔼Etymology of the name Beth-pazzez
The name Beth-pazzez consists of two elements. The first part is identical to the common Hebrew word בית (bayit) meaning house:
The second part of our name comes from the verb פצץ (pasas), meaning to break apart or scatter:
For a meaning of the name Beth-pazzez, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read House Of Dispersion. BDB Theological Dictionary has Place Of Dispersion.
It's of course unknown why this place was named this way, but it would be an excellent name for a quarry or mine of some sort.