🔼The name Mibsam in the Bible
There are two men named Mibsam in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Mibsam
The name Mibsam comes from the root בשם, which probably meant to smell sweetly;
The letter מ (mem) with which our name starts may be the shorter version of the preposition מן (men), which denotes separation, usually translated with from:
If the מ of our name is indeed the particle, our name would mean something like From A Sweet Smell. But scholars generally appear to ignore the מ.
For a meaning of the name Mibsam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Sweet Odor, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Sweet Smell or Delight. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does list it under the root בשם.