🔼The name Hezion: Summary
- From the noun חזיון (hizzayon), vision, from the verb חזה (haza), to see or have [a] vision.
🔼The name Hezion in the Bible
The name Hezion occurs only once in the Bible. He was the father of Tabrimmon, who was the father of Ben-hadad, the king of Aram during the reign of king Asa of Judah and king Baasha of Israel (1 Kings 15:18).
🔼Etymology of the name Hezion
The name Hezion is the same as the noun חזיון (hizzayon), meaning vision, from the verb חזה (haza I), meaning to see or look:
The verb חזה (haza) means to see or behold. Noun חזה (hozeh) means seer or visionary. Nouns חזות (hazot), חזות (hazut), חזיון (hizzayon) and מחזה (mahazeh) mean vision, anything between the mere act of seeing to experiencing a prophetic apparition. The noun מחזה (meheza) literally describes a place or instrument of vision and is the word for window.
It may be that the verb חזה (haza) originated in the idea of being or looking forward, which would explain the noun חזה (hazeh), which describes the breast of an animal. It may also be that this noun derives from a second verb חזה (haza), to be in front.
For a meaning of the name Hezion, NOBSE Study Bible Name List, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and BDB Theological Dictionary all read Vision in a rare display of unison.