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Jotbathah meaning

יטבתה

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🔼The name Jotbathah in the Bible

The name Jotbathah (or Jotbath as some translations have it) occurs three times in the Bible. It's listed in Numbers 33:33-34 as one of the stadia of Israel in the desert during the wandering years. In Deuteronomy 10, Moses reviews how YHWH gave him the stone tablets with the Law on them, and diverts for a few verses to submit a chronological context. He does that by recollecting how Israel's journey took them to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water (Deuteronomy 10:7). It's not clear whether these two visits to Jotbathah are the same event or not.

🔼Etymology of the name Jotbathah

The name Jotbathah appears to be a feminine construction derived from the verb יטב (yatab) meaning to be or do good:

🔼Jotbathah meaning

For a meaning of the name Jotbathah, both BDB Theological Dictionary and NOBSE Study Bible Name List read Pleasantness. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Goodness.