🔼The name Elzabad: Summary
- God Has Given
- From (1) the word אל ('el), God, and (2) the verb זבד (zabad), to give.
🔼The name Elzabad in the Bible
There are two men named Elzabad in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Elzabad
The name Elzabad consists of two elements. The first part is אל (El), either the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:
In names אל ('el) usually refers to אלהים ('elohim), that is Elohim, or God, also known as אלה ('eloah). In English, the words 'God' and 'god' exclusively refer to the deity but in Hebrew the words אל ('l) and אלה ('lh) are far more common and may express approach and negation, acts of wailing and pointing, and may even mean oak or terebinth.
The second part of the name Elzabad comes from the verb זבד (zabad), meaning to give:
For a meaning of the name Elzabad, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Has Bestowed. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes God Gave, and BDB Theological Dictionary has God Has Given.