🔼The name Taphath in the Bible
The name Taphath occurs just one time in the Bible. Taphath is the daughter of king Solomon of Israel, and the wife of Ben-abinadab, who is one of twelve deputies of Solomon and stationed in Dor (1 Kings 4:11).
🔼Etymology of the name Taphath
The name Taphath comes from the verb נטף (natap), meaning to drop, drip or distil:
The name Taphath appears to be a so-called infinitive construct, in which the letter nun is assimilated and a teth added. It literally means A Dripping.
For a meaning of the name Taphath, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads A Drop. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) seems to be taken by the many poetic uses of this verb in the works of Solomon and reads the over-specific Drop Of Myrrh. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name.