Zillah meaning | Zillah etymology

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צלה
Zillah in Biblical Hebrew
Zillah
Biblical female character
Has to do with darkness
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The name Zillah in the Bible

Zillah is the second of the two wives of Lamech the First (Genesis 4:19). She is the third woman named in the Bible (Lamechs other wife, Adah, is second, Sarai is number four).

Etymology of the name Zillah

The name Zillah comes from the not so very positive root group צלל:

Abarim Publications Theological Dictionary

Zillah meaning

The meaning of the name Zillah may include any of the above. Both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names derive our name from the verb צלל (salal III), meaning to be or grow dark, and read Shadow. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate the name Zillah but does list it under the verb צלל (salal III).

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