🔼The name Melatiah: Summary
- Yah Delivered
- From (1) the verb מלט (malat), to deliver, and (2) יה (yah), the name of the Lord.
🔼The name Melatiah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Melatiah
The name Melatiah consists of two elements, the final one being the familiar theonym יה (yah), which is short for יהוה or YHWH.
The first part of our name comes from the verb מלט (malat), meaning to deliver from a dangerous and confined space, situation or condition:
The verb לוט (lut) means to wrap closely or to envelop. Noun לט (lat) or לאט (la't) means secrecy. Noun לוט (lot) means covering.
The verb מלט (malat) means to deliver from confinement or dangerous predicament.
For a meaning of the name Melatiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Has Set Free. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Delivered Of The Lord. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes Yahweh Delivered.