🔼The name Shobek: Summary
- From the verb שבק (shabaq), to leave or forsake.
🔼The name Shobek in the Bible
The name Shobek occurs only once in the Bible. Nehemiah mentions him among the signers of the sealed document, and that's all we have on this man (Nehemiah 10:24).
🔼Etymology of the name Shobek
The verb שבק (shabaq) means to leave or forsake. It has no known derivatives.
For a meaning of the name Shobek, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Forsaking. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names curiously omits this name, and this is quite uncharacteristic of this otherwise largely complete (albeit a bit outdated) onomasticon. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name but lists it under an assumed Hebrew root שבק, and refers to the identical Aramaic counterpart.