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Bithia meaning

בתיה

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🔼The name Bithia in the Bible

It's amazing that Bithia doesn't get more Biblical screen time because she is a daughter of a Pharaoh (1 Chronicles 4:17). A man named Mered, son of Ezrah a man from Judah, takes her for his wife and they become the parents of Miriam, Shammai and Ishbah.

🔼Etymology of the name Bithia

The name Bithia consists of two very common elements. The first part of the name is equal to the Hebrew word בת (bat), meaning daughter, from the word בן (ben), meaning son in all kinds of ways and applications:

The second part of the name Bithia is יה, the abbreviated form of the Name of the Lord: יהוה (YHWH).

🔼Bithia meaning

For a meaning of the name Bithia, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Daughter Of Yahweh. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Daughter Of The Lord.

BDB Theological Dictionary lists instances where the word daughter indicates membership to some group or class, and calls to Malachi 2:11, where the word daughter is applied to women in service of idols (Judah married the "daughter of a foreign god). BDB proposes to translate the name Bithia with Worshipper Of Yah, adding a question mark to indicate dubiosity.