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Ibsam meaning

יבשם
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🔼The name Ibsam in the Bible

The name Ibsam (or in some translations: Jibsam) occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as a son of Tola, who was a son of Issachar, the ninth son of Jacob and the fifth of Leah (1 Chronicles 7:2).

🔼Etymology of the name Ibsam

The name Ibsam comes from the root בשם (bsm), which probably meant to smell sweetly:

Our name starts with the letter י (yod), which may either indicate the third person singular of the verb, or else an adjective constructed from the root-verb.

🔼Ibsam meaning

For a meaning of the name Ibsam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List sees an adjective and reads Fragrant. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names sees the verb in action and proposes He Will Smell Sweetly. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does list it under the verb בשם.

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