🔼The name Hushah in the Bible
The one and only Hushah in the Bible is a son of Ezer and descendant of Hur of Ephrathah, who also fathered Bethlehem (1 Chronicles 4:4). Since Ephrathah and Bethlehem are the names of established locations, it's reasonable to assume that Hushah is a town too. A citizen of that town would be known as a חשתי (Hushathite), and there are one or two mentioned in the Bible.
- Sibbecai the Hushathite, one of David's mighty-men, who killed Saph of Raphah the giant (also known as Sippai), at one of the battles of Gob against the Philistines (2 Samuel 21:18, 1 Chronicles 11:29, 20:4)
- Mebunnai the Hushathite, perhaps another one of the mighty-men of David, but more probably the same as the previous Hushathite (2 Samuel 23:27).
🔼Etymology of the name Hushah
The name Hushah comes from either of the verbs חוש (hush):
For a meaning of the name Hushah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Haste. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads the same but adds "in being born," for no discernable reason. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name but does list it under the חוש root-group, and also confirms that a Hushathite comes from Hushah, who was a " 'son' of Hur = place in Judah".