🔼The name Ribai in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Ribai
The name Ribai comes from the verb ריב (rib), meaning to contend:
The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (contentual), a possessive form (my strife), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Ribai, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Strives. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Judgment Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of this name.