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Tebah meaning

טבח

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🔼The name Tebah in the Bible

Tebah is one of four sons of Abraham's brother Nahor with his concubine Reumah (Genesis 22:22), and that's all we know about him. After Genesis 22:22, Tebah is not mentioned anymore in the Bible.

🔼Etymology of the name Tebah

The name Tebah comes from the verb טבח (tabah) meaning to slaughter, butcher, slay, kill:

🔼Tebah meaning

For a meaning of the name Tebah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Slaughter. And yes, the name Tebah most directly means Slaughter, but more practically he was probably known as Butcher.

For the sake of completeness we mention the solution of Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names, who suggests that the name Tebah was formed through the process of permutation, which is the reversal of letters. Hence Jones takes this name from the verb בטח (batah), meaning to trust:

For a meaning of the name Tebah, Jones reads Confidence, but here at Abarim Publications we're more convinced by the similarity of the name Tebah to the verb meaning to slaughter.