🔼The name Zebidah: Summary
- Given, Giving
- From the verb זבד (zabad), to give.
🔼The name Zebidah in the Bible
The traditional reading of this name is זבידה (Zebidah) but the Masoretic scribes couldn't match that with their understanding of the Hebrew language, and published their corrected spelling of זבודה (Zebudah) in the margins. Older translations tend to go with these Masoretic interpretations, but in modern times there seems to be a move towards the original texts, as modern translations speak of Zebidah.
🔼Etymology of the name Zebidah
The name Zebidah comes from the verb זבד (zabad), meaning to give:
For a meaning of the name Zebidah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Given. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Bestowing A Gift. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate this name but does list it under the verb זבד (zabad), meaning to give.