🔼The name Zeboim in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zeboim
As with Zeboiim, the name Zeboim probably originates in a root meaning hyena. This root did either not survive or never existed in Hebrew, and to a Hebrew audience, it must have meant something else.
In Hebrew, Zeboim, contrary to Zeboiim, is spelled as a clean plural; the plural of either assumed roots צבע (sb'):
To a Hebrew audience, especially those who didn't speak Hivite, the name Zeboim probably meant either Speckled, Multifariously Colored, or Fingers.