🔼The name Pildash: Summary
- Flashing Steel, Fiery Iron
- From (1) the noun פלדה (pelada), iron or steel, and (2) the noun אש ('esh), fire.
🔼The name Pildash in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Pildash
The origin of the name Pildash is unclear, but it's possibly derived from the feminine noun פלדה (pelada), which may mean iron or steel:
The noun פלדה (pelada) is of unclear origin and meaning but the context of its sole occurrence suggests that it may mean iron or steel.
Where the final shin of our name comes from is also for all to guess at, but some suggest from the word אש ('esh) meaning fire:
The noun אש ('esh) means fire. Noun אשה ('ishsheh) describes a fire offering.
The noun אש ('esh) is used in conjunction with the only occurrence of פלדה and translated with "flashing" in the Nahum quote above.
The name Pildash may mean Flashing Steel, or Steely according to NOBSE Study Bible Name List. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names refers to the same verb and noun as listed above and comes with the unexpected Lamp Of Fire; where Jones got the lamp from is unclear.