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Zibia meaning

צביא

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🔼The name Zibia in the Bible

The name Zibia occurs only once in the Bible, although it's probably a variant spelling of the name צביה Zibiah (1 Chronicles 8:9).

Zibia is a son of Shaharaim of Benjamin and Hushim (1 Chronicles 8:9). Although this name appears to be (derived of) a feminine word, Zibia is not Shaharaim's daughter (as Alfred Jones states in his Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names). It's not uncommon at all in the Bible for men to have names that are feminine nouns and vice versa. If Zibia had been a woman, it would have been separately mentioned, and all that is mentioned is that Zibia and brothers were heads of their father's household (1 Chronicles 8:10). Had Zibia been a female clan leader, it would have been made obvious.

🔼Etymology of the name Zibia

The name Zibia comes from the following root cluster:

🔼Zibia meaning

For a meaning of the name Zibia, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Gazelle and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Female Gazelle. BDB Theological Dictionary reads Gazelle for the name Zibiah but leaves Zibia without interpretation.