🔼The name Rakkath in the Bible
The name Rakkath occurs one time in the Bible. It's the name of one of nineteen fortified cities in the territory of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35). Rabbinical writings in the Talmud attest that this town was situated on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, where later Tiberias was built.
🔼Etymology of the name Rakkath
The name Rakkath is probably an older version of a noun רקה, which in turn was derived from either of the roots רקק:
In Hebrew the name Rakkath may mean Thin or Only or it may have to do with Spit. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) says that our name is really Chaldean (from the same root רקק) and means Shore. NOBSE Study Bible Name List agrees with Jones and reads Bank, Shore. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name.