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Jochebed meaning

יוכבד

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🔼The name Jochebed: Summary

Meaning
Yah Gives Weight, Yah Is Impressive
Etymology
From (1) יה (yah), the shortened name of the Lord, and (2) the verb כבד (kabed), to be impressive.

🔼The name Jochebed in the Bible

Jochebed is the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses. Her husband Amram, a son of Kohath, a son of Levi, was also her nephew; she was the sister of his father (Exodus 6:20).

🔼Etymology of the name Jochebed

The name Jochebed is a combination of two elements, the first one being יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which is the commonly accepted abbreviated form of יהוה, which is YHWH, the Name of the Lord. This very short abbreviation of YHWH also occurs in the names Joab and Jonathan.

The second part of the name Jochebed comes from the marvelous verb כבד (kabed), meaning to be heavy, weighty or lofty:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
כבד

The verb כבד (kabed) means to be impressive. Secondarily, this verb expresses immobility and steadfastness. This is the verb that is used in the familiar command to "honor" (literally: be impressed by) one's parents. This verb also serves in the familiar term כבוד יהוה (kabud YHWH), usually translated with the "glory" of the Lord, but which may actually speak of that "part" of God which in human flesh (in-God's-image) is called the penis.

Adjectives כבד (kabed) and כבוד (kabod) mean heavy, impressive, very numerous or very rich. The noun כבד (kabed), or "impressive one" is usually reported to denote the liver but may actually refer to an animal's penis. Nouns כבד (kobed) and כבדת (kebedut) mean heaviness or vehemence. Noun כבוד (kabod) means abundance, honor, or glory. Noun כבודה (kebudda) means abundance or riches.

🔼Jochebed meaning

For a meaning of the name Jochebed, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Glory. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Lord Of Glory, Glory Of The Lord.

As noted above, the term "glory of the Lord" is actually that aspect of God that would translate in the flesh as a man's penis, and before sexuality became silly or even forbidden, this was considered a marvelous thing. A man may speak to his wife or stroke her, and she may hear him and sense him in all sorts of ways but despite his strapping physique and his soothing words, he can not enter his wife and wholly submit himself into her other than by means of his penis. Likewise has mankind since the beginning been able to see the works of God and "hear" the words of God, but it took an act of copulation for God to pour out his Spirit into mankind and begin a whole new lifeform inside of her.

The name Jochebed also means Yah's Penis and conveys the crucial difference between Yahwism and any other religion.