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Joshaviah meaning

יושויה

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🔼The name Joshaviah in the Bible

The name Joshaviah occurs only once in the Bible. Joshaviah is one of two sons of Elnaam, and he and his brother Jeribai became two of David's mighty-men (1 Chronicles 11:46).

🔼Etymology of the name Joshaviah

The name Joshaviah consists of two elements, the final one being יה (Yah), which is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.

The first part of our name comes from the verb ישה, which unfortunately isn't used in the Bible:

🔼Joshaviah meaning

For a meaning of the name Joshaviah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Equality and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Set Upright Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Joshaviah but does list it under the root ישה.