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Kartah meaning

קרתה

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🔼The name Kartah in the Bible

The name Kartah occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of one of four cities that the tribe of Zebulun gave to the Merarites (Joshua 21:34). Only two of these four are also mentioned in Joshua 19:10-16, which deals with the boundaries and contents of the territory allotted to Zebulun, but perhaps Kartah is the same as Kattah mentioned in Joshua 19:15.

🔼Etymology of the name Kartah

The name Kartah comes from the noun קריה (qiryah), meaning city, which itself derives from the verb קרה (qara), meaning to meet or get together:

The name Kartah is formed by the absorption of the letter י (yod), and the exchange of the letter ה (he) for the ת (taw). Actually, it's probably the other way around. It's more probably that the yod was inserted into the noun, and in the time that the Bible was written, the letter ה had taken the place of the ת. It seems that the name Kartah is the original word meaning city, and the more modern (Biblical) noun was derived thereof.

🔼Kartah meaning

For a meaning of the name Kartah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read City. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret the name Kartah but does list it under the verb קרה (qara), meaning to meet.