🔼The name Zeruah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zeruah
The name Zeruah comes from the unused root צרע (sr'):
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.