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Kabzeel meaning

קבצאל

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🔼The names Kabzeel and Jekabzeel: Summary

Meaning
God Will Assemble Together, God's Gathering
Etymology
From (1) the verb קבץ (qabas), to gather or assemble, and (2) the word אל ('el), God.

🔼The names Kabzeel and Jekabzeel in the Bible

Kabzeel (קבצאל) is a village in Judah (Joshua 15:21), which is also known as Jekabzeel (יקבצאל — Nehemiah 11:25). In Hebrew the difference between the two is the letter י (yod), that's prefixed to the name Kabzeel to form Jekabzeel.

🔼Etymology of the names Kabzeel and Jekabzeel

Both these names are compounds of two elements. The latter part is אל, El, the abbreviated form of אלהים, Elohim, meaning God:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
אל  אלה

In names אל ('el) usually refers to אלהים ('elohim), that is Elohim, or God, also known as אלה ('eloah). In English, the words 'God' and 'god' exclusively refer to the deity but in Hebrew the words אל ('l) and אלה ('lh) are far more common and may express approach and negation, acts of wailing and pointing, and may even mean oak or terebinth.

The first part of these names comes from the verb קבץ (qabas), meaning to gather or assemble:

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary
קבץ

The verb קבץ (qabas) means to gather or assemble. Noun קבוץ (qibbus), meaning assemblage (hence the modern word Kibbutz). Noun קבצה (qebusha) means gathering.

The prefixed letter י (yod to form Jekabzeel) denotes the future form of the verb.

🔼Kabzeel and Jekabzeel meaning

Hence, says Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names, Jekabzeel means God Will Assemble Together and Kabzeel means What God Gathers Together. NOBSE reads God Will Gather for Jekabzeel and God's Gathering for Kabzeel.