ע
ABARIM
Publications
Discover the meanings of thousands of Biblical names in Abarim Publications' Biblical Name Vault

Lidbir meaning

לדבר

Source: http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Lidebir.html

🔼The name Lidbir in the Bible

Lidbir is a town that may or may not have something to do with Lo-Debar, which means No Word or No Pasture. It only occurs in Joshua 13:26, and the way it is spelled here it means For The Word, or For The Pasture.

The letter ל (lamed) may also be due to the structure of the sentence and the town's name is plainly Debir. But which ever way translators choose to take this, it should be remembered that in Hebrew it's all the same and means both.

🔼Etymology of the name Lidbir

If the town is really called Lidbir, then the L-part comes from the common particle ל (le):

The rest of the name Lidbir comes from the huge root דבר (dabar), generally meaning word:

🔼Lidbir meaning

The name Lidbir means For The Word, or To The Pasture.