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Eth-kazin meaning

עתה קצין
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🔼The name Eth-kazin in the Bible

The name Eth-kazin (or Ittah-kazin, as some translations have it) occurs only once in the Bible. It's mentioned as one of the towns that marked the northern border of the territory of the tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:13).

🔼Etymology of the name Eth-kazin

The name Eth-kazin consists of two elements. The first part is the same as the adverb עתה ('atta), but may also be the noun עת ('et), meaning time, postfixed by the particle of direction ה. Both come from the verb ענה ('ana I), meaning to answer:

The second part of our name is probably the same as the noun קצון (qasin), which denotes a decision making person:

🔼Eth-kazin meaning

For a meaning of the name Eth-kazin, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Time Of A Judge and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has the similar Time Of The Judge. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't offer an interpretation of this name but does list it under the verb ענה ('ana I).

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