🔼The name Casiphia: Summary
- Silvery, Reflecting Yah
- From the verb כסף (kasap), to be pale or to reflect, or the noun כסף (kesep), silver, possible suffixed by יה (yah), the name of the Lord.
🔼The name Casiphia in the Bible
There's only one town called Casiphia mentioned in the Bible, and it's mentioned twice in Ezra 8:17, as the residence of Iddo the seer, chief of the Nethinim, of whom Ezra acquired a contingent of templars to reboot the temple service in Jerusalem.
🔼Etymology of the name Casiphia
The name Casiphia consists of two elements, the first and most obvious being the verb כסף (kasap), to be pale or to reflect:
The verb כסף (kasap) means to be pale, or even to reflect. Its derived noun כסף (kesep) means silver, and refers to money and the formation of a complex economy as much as to speech and the rise of information technology.
For a meaning of the name Casiphia, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with the adjective and reads Silvery. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names sees a remnant of the name of the Lord and reads Silver Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of this name.