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Ishvah meaning

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🔼The name Ishvah in the Bible

There's only one Ishvah (or Ishuah as the King James and the Young translation have it) in the Bible. He is listed as one of the sons of Asher — the eighth son of Jacob and second of Zilpah — and was one of the sixty-six proto-Israelites to make the transition from Canaan to Goshen in Egypt (Genesis 46:17, 1 Chronicles 7:30). Ishvah plays no further role in the Bible.

🔼Etymology of the name Ishvah

The name Ishvah is probably an active form of the verb שוה I (shawa I), meaning to be even, agree with or resemble:

🔼Ishvah meaning

For a meaning of the name Ishvah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He Is Equal. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes He Will Be Equal, Alike, Level, and notes that this name also occurs in various other languages: Similis in Latin, or Ισος (Isos) in Greek.

BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer a translation of the name Ishvah, but does list it under the verb שוה I (shawa I), meaning to be even, agree with or resemble.

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