🔼The name Jeshohaiah: Summary
- Humbled By Yah
- From (1) the verb שוח (shuah), to be low or humbled, and (2) יה (yah), the shortened name of the Lord.
🔼The name Jeshohaiah in the Bible
Jeshohaiah is mentioned only once in the Bible. He is listed among the family heads of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:36).
🔼Etymology of the name Jeshohaiah
The name Jeshohaiah consists of two elements, the first one being the verb שוח (shuah), meaning to be low or humbled:
The verb שחח (shahah) means to bow down or be bowed down, crouched or humbled. Adjective שח (shah) means low or lowly.
Verb שוח (shuah) means to sink, or to be bowed down or humbled. Nouns שוחה (shuha) and שיחה (shiha) mean pit.
The second part of the name Jeshohaiah is the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.
For a meaning of the name Jeshohaiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Humbled By Yahweh. Alfred Jones reads a curious Depression Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary only points at the possible verb and refrains from suggesting a translation.