🔼The name Zobebah in the Bible
The curious name Zobebah occurs only once in the Bible. Zobebah is a son of Koz of Judah, and that's all we know about him (1 Chronicles 4:8).
🔼Etymology of the name Zobebah
The origin of the name Zobebah is not clear. It may have been imported from another language (Arabic?), and it may have been a regular Hebrew word that we don't know about simply because it didn't make it into the narrative of the Bible. But if it is Hebrew, its origin probably lies in the following word group, and particularly the two roots צבב (sbb):
The name Zobebah may be a feminine version of a noun derived from either of the verbs צבב and mean Lizard or Cart. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads The Affable for this name but it's quite unclear how NOBSE arrived at that conclusion. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names appears to derive our name from צבב I and reads Going Slowly. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't offer an interpretation of Zobebah.