🔼The name Daberath in the Bible
Daberath is the name of a Levitical city in Issachar, at the foot of Mount Tabor. When the land of Israel was divided, this town came to be within the borders of Issachar. Later it was assigned to the Levitical caste of the Gershomites (1 Chronicles 6:72).
🔼Etymology of the name Daberath
The first occurrence of this name in the Bible is in Joshua 19:12, and there the town's name is preceded by the definite article (the Daberath) suggesting that the name was generally considered to be with a very specific meaning. What that meaning is we don't really know, except that it comes from the highly fertile Hebrew root דבר (dabar), generally meaning word:
The NOBSE Study Bible Name List takes this name from the noun דבר (dober) and translates it with Pasture. For its treatment of the name Daberath, the otherwise impeccable Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names of mister Alfred Jones urges the reader to look under Dabarath, but then fails to make an entry for Dabarath. BDB Theological Dictionary has nothing more to say about this town than that nowadays it's known as Deburije, and that it's still at the foot of mount Tabor.