🔼The name Ishbak: Summary
- Leaving, He Will Forsake
- From the verb שבק (shabaq), to leave or forsake.
🔼The name Ishbak in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Ishbak
The verb שבק (shabaq) means to leave or forsake. It has no known derivatives.
The letter yod with which our name opens makes the verb active: he will shabaq.
The name Ishbak means He Will Abandon or He Will Set Free or something along those lines. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Leaving. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names regards this name as a future form of the verb and figures that whoever does the sending out, stays behind. Jones reads He Will Remain.