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Elzabad meaning

אלזבד

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🔼The name Elzabad: Summary

Meaning
God Has Given
Etymology
From (1) the word אל ('el), God, and (2) the verb זבד (zabad), to give.

🔼The name Elzabad in the Bible

There are two men named Elzabad in the Bible:

  • The first Elzabad we meet is the ninth of eleven captains of Gad, who join David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:12).
  • The other Elzabad is a Levite gatekeeper and son of Shemaiah of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:7).

🔼Etymology of the name Elzabad

The name Elzabad consists of two elements. The first part is אל (El), either the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
אל  אלה

In names אל ('el) usually refers to אלהים ('elohim), that is Elohim, or God, also known as אלה ('eloah). In English, the words 'God' and 'god' exclusively refer to the deity but in Hebrew the words אל ('l) and אלה ('lh) are far more common and may express approach and negation, acts of wailing and pointing, and may even mean oak or terebinth.

The second part of the name Elzabad comes from the verb זבד (zabad), meaning to give:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
זבד

The verb זבד (zabad) means to give and the noun זבד (zebed) means gift. Both these words are used only once, in Genesis 30:20. These words' more common equivalents come from the root נתן (natan).

🔼Elzabad meaning

For a meaning of the name Elzabad, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Has Bestowed. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes God Gave, and BDB Theological Dictionary has God Has Given.