🔼The name Jeshebeab in the Bible
The name Jeshebeab occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of a descendant of Aaron, who was assigned priestly duties in the time of king David. These duties were assigned according to lots, and the fourteenth lot fell to Jeshebeab (1 Chronicles 24:13).
🔼Etymology of the name Jeshebeab
The name Jeshebeab consists of two elements. The first part of our name comes from the verb ישב (yashab), meaning to sit, remain or dwell:
The second part of our name is the familiar word אב (ab), meaning father:
For a meaning of the name Jeshebeab, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a rather clumsy May The Father Tarry (Live) (and to tarry indeed means to remain or reside temporarily; sojourn). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Habitation Of The Father. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret this name but does list it under the verb ישב (yashab).