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Zeruah meaning

צרועה
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🔼The name Zeruah in the Bible

Zeruah is the mother of king Jeroboam of Ephraim (1 Kings 11:26). Her husband, Jeroboam's father, is called Nebat, but he passes away before his son becomes king.

🔼Etymology of the name Zeruah

The name Zeruah comes from the unused root צרע (sr'):

🔼Zeruah meaning

The name Zeruah is like this last word with the letter waw inserted for pronunciation and may mean Hornet. But both Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and NOBSE Study Bible Name List choose to go with the more general verb meaning to be leprous. Hence Jones reads Leprous, and NOBSE reads Smitten; Leprous.

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