🔼The name Abronah: Summary
- Passage, Pass!
- From the verb עבר ('abar), to pass over.
🔼The name Abronah in the Bible
The name Abronah — or in some versions of the English Bible: Ebronah (KJV, Young) — occurs in Numbers 33:34-35. It's mentioned as a station in between Jotbathah and Ezion-geber, at which Israel camped during the wilderness wanderings.
🔼Etymology of the name Abronah
The name Abronah comes from the verb עבר ('abar), meaning to pass over:
The important verb עבר ('abar) means to pass or cross over (a river, border, obstacle or terrain). The derived noun עבר ('eber) describes what or where you end up when you do the verb: the other side or region beyond.
The nah-part of our name might be due to a grammatical form, namely that of the imperative feminine plural: pass!
For a meaning of the name Abronah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names (who uses the Young translations and reads Ebronah) read Passage. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name but does list it under the root עבר.