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Zeboim meaning

צבעים
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🔼The name Zeboim in the Bible

The name Zeboim is connected to a valley in Benjamin (1 Samuel 13:18 — not to be confused with Zeboiim as mentioned in Genesis 10:19).

🔼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'):

🔼Zeboim meaning

To a Hebrew audience, especially those who didn't speak Hivite, the name Zeboim probably meant either Speckled, Multifariously Colored, or Fingers.

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