🔼The name Jebus: Summary
- Trodden Underfoot, He Will Trample Down
- From the verb בוס (bus), to trample down.
🔼The name Jebus in the Bible
The name Jebus does not occur as a personal name in the Bible, at least not directly. One of the nicknames of Jerusalem is Jebus (Judges 19:10, 1 Chronicles 11:4), and the Jebusites are listed among the nations descending from Canaan, one of the sons of Ham, who is the youngest son of Noah (Genesis 10:16). It's not clear whether the Jebusites were ethnically diverse or whether they were a coherent clan descending of one ancestral Jebus.
🔼Etymology of the name Jebus
The name Jebus is an active form of the common Hebrew verb בוס (bus) meaning to trample down:
The verb בוס (bus) means to tread down or trample with the effect of destruction. Noun מבוסה (mebusa) describes the condition of being down-trodden: subjugation. Noun תבוסה (tebusa) describes the action of it: ruin or downfall.
For a meaning of the name Jebus, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Trodden Underfoot. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Treading Down. But this name might also be interpreted slightly more active, as He Will Trample Down.