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Zethan meaning

זיתן
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🔼The name Zethan in the Bible

The name Zethan occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as one of the sons of Bilhan, son of Jediael of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:10). Nothing else about this man is known.

🔼Etymology of the name Zethan

The name Zethan appears to be the word זית (zayit), meaning olive tree, extended with a final ן (nun), which possibly serves as a diminutive and possibly as an intensifier:

🔼Zethan meaning

For a meaning of the name Zethan, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Olive. NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary both propose Olive Tree, but BDB adds a question mark indicating that this is a mere estimation.

Assuming that our name derives from the same general idea from whence comes the word for olive tree, here at Abarim Publications we would interpret this name as Sapling or Sprout.

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