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Tokhath meaning

תוקהת
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🔼The name Tokhath in the Bible

The name Tokhath occurs only once in the Bible. He is a son of Hasrah and the father of Shallum, the husband of Huldah the prophetess, who king Josiah consulted concerning the book of the Law, which was found during a thorough renovation of the temple (2 Chronicles 34:22). This man is called Tikvah in 2 Kings 22:14.

🔼Etymology of the name Tokhath

The name Tokhath comes from the verb קוה (qawa), meaning to hope:

Our name is constructed from the root probably through the word תקוה (tiqwah), meaning hope. How exactly the final ת came applied to the word to form our name is not immediately clear.

🔼Tokhath meaning

NOBSE Study Bible Name List doesn't have a separate entry for Tokhath but reads Hope for a meaning of Tikvah. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names appears to skip both names (which is very rare for this otherwise wonderfully complete dictionary). BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does confirm that it comes from קוה.

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