🔼The name Ammizabad: Summary
- My Kinsman Has Given, People Of The Bountiful Giver
- From (1) the noun עם ('am), people or kinsman, and (2) the verb זבד (zabad), to give.
🔼The name Ammizabad in the Bible
The delightful name Ammizabad occurs only once in the Bible: in 1 Chronicles 27:6 we read about the mighty Benaiah, who has charge over The Thirty (see 2 Samuel 23:13-23) and for one month out of the year he is assigned a division of 24,000 soldiers of king David. The executive command of that division Benaiah transfers to Ammizabad, his son.
🔼Etymology of the name Ammizabad
The name Ammizabad consists of two elements. The first part of our name comes from the root עמם ('mm):
The verb עמם ('mm) probably expressed to be inclusive or comprehensive. Its rare uses in the Bible relate to making secrets or making info available to an in-crowd. Preposition עם ('im) means 'with', מעם (me'im) means 'from', and עמה ('umma) means 'beside'. Noun עם ('am) means a people, ranging from all of mankind to the in-crowd of a small village. Noun עם ('am) refers to one's (paternal) kinsman.
The second part of the name Ammizabad derives from the verb זבד (zabad), meaning to give:
For a meaning of the name Ammizabad, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads My Kinsman Has Endowed, and BDB Theological Dictionary has My Kinsman Hath Bestowed. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names cheerfully proposes People Of The Bountiful Giver, which Jones explains to be the Lord.