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Rhesa meaning

Ρησα

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🔼The name Rhesa in the Bible

The name Rhesa occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as the son of Zerubbabel and thus ancestor of Jesus of Nazareth according to the genealogy of Luke (Luke 3:27).

The evangelist Matthew traces Jesus' ancestry through David's son Solomon (Luke goes through Solomon's brother Nathan) but although both touch down on Zerubbabel, Matthew doesn't mention Rhesa.

🔼Etymology of the name Rhesa

The name Rhesa is a Greek transliteration of a name that obviously derives from the root ראש (ro'sh), meaning head:

The final "a" of our name probably comes from the Aramaic propensity to endow words with a fancy post-fixed "a". It looks snazzy but it doesn't change the meaning.

🔼Rhesa meaning

The name Rhesa primarily means Head but may also be interpreted as Disenfranchised or more to the point: Relieved Of Social Burdens.