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Jotbah meaning

יטבה
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🔼The name Jotbah in the Bible

The name Jotbah occurs only once in the Bible. In 2 Kings 21:19 we are told that Meshullemeth, the mother of the wicked king Amon of Judah, was the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah.

🔼Etymology of the name Jotbah

The name Jotbah appears to be an otherwise unused feminine noun derived from the root-verb יטב (yatab) meaning to be or do good:

🔼Jotbah meaning

For a meaning of the name Jotbah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Pleasantness. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) proposes Pleasant.

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