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Shapham meaning

שפם

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🔼The name Shapham in the Bible

There is only one Shapham mentioned in the Bible, and he was considered the second son of Gad by the time of the Chronicler's writing (1 Chronicles 5:12). He and his kin lived in Bashan, but that's all we know about him.

🔼Etymology of the name Shapham

It's not clear where the name Shapham comes from but probably from either the root שפה (shapa) or שפף (shpp):

🔼Shapham meaning

For a meaning of the name Shapham, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names suggests Bald. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't offer an interpretation of this name and doesn't list it under any particular verb. Here at Abarim Publications we guess that this name is similar to Saph and has to do with the office of Gatekeeper.