🔼The name Corban in the Bible
Corban may be a name in our day and age, in the Bible it isn't. The word Corban occurs in the New Testament only once. In Mark 7:11 Jesus rebukes the Pharisees and scribes on their liberal use of the Mosaic corban instructions.
🔼Etymology of the name Corban
The word corban is a transliteration of the Hebrew noun קרבן (qorban), denoting a cultic gift or offering. It comes from the root קרב (qarab), meaning to approach:
This word קרבן (qorban) occurs 80 times in the Bible, all in the books of Leviticus and Numbers and twice in Ezekiel (20:28, 40:43). Although the word קרבן (qorban) is used only once in the New Testament, the phenomenon permeates all of it (Matthew 15:5, Matthew 27:6, 1 Peter 1:19, Hebrews 13:15).
The name Corban means Gift or Offering.