🔼The name Cozeba: Summary
- From the verb כזב (kazab), to lie.
🔼The name Cozeba in the Bible
The name Cozeba occurs only once in the Bible and scholars suggest that it's the same place as Achzib and Chezib (which are closely related names). Cozeba is mentioned probably as the name of a town, belonging to the descendants of Shelah of Judah, who was born in Chezib (1 Chronicles 4:22, see Genesis 38:5).
🔼Etymology of the name Cozeba
The name Cozeba comes from the verb כזב (kazab), meaning to lie:
The verb כזב (kazab) means to lie or fail. When it's applied to a stream, the stream is dry. Noun כזב (kazab) means a lie or deception. Adjective אכזב ('akzab) means deceptive or disappointing.
For a meaning of the name Cozeba, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Lying. Neither NOBSE Study Bible Name List nor BDB Theological Dictionary translates this name.