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Jogbehah meaning

יגבהה
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🔼The name Jogbehah in the Bible

The name Jogbehah occurs twice in the Bible. It belongs to a city that appears to have been built or fortified by the men of the tribe of Gad (Numbers 32:35), who had chosen their territory on the east of the Jordan.

When Gideon had defeated the armies of the Midianites with 300 men, he gave chase to the two kings Zebah and Zalmunna. He met up with them at Karkor, as he had led his troops "by the way of those who lived in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah" (Judges 8:11).

🔼Etymology of the name Jogbehah

The name Jogbehah is either an active form of the verb גבה, meaning either to collect or to be high, or it has to do with the verb יגב (yagab), which means to till, to be a farmer:

The final ה (he) of our name may either indicate a motion towards, or it's paragogic and does not really add to the meaning.

🔼Jogbehah meaning

For a meaning of the name Jogbehah NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Lofty. BDB Theological Dictionary and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names propose Exalted, although BDB adds a question mark. Jones remarks that the Septuagint figured that Jogbehah wasn't a name at all but rather an appellative. Hence the Septuagint didn't transliterate יגבהה as the name Jogbehah but translated it with "exalted".

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