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Elzabad meaning

אלזבד

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🔼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:

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

🔼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.