🔼The name Zophah: Summary
- Broad, Pot-Bellied
- From the verb צפח (sapah), to be broad or wide.
🔼The name Zophah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zophah
The name Zophah probably has to do with the unused verb צפח (sph), which would have meant to be flat or wide:
The verb צפח (sapah) means be wide or broad. Noun צפחת (sappahat) denotes a big jar or jug, and noun צפיחת (sepihit) denotes a kind of flat cake or wafer.
For a meaning of the name Zophah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Pot-Bellied Jug and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Cruse (which the Oxford Dictionary defines as a small earthenware pot or jar). BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name but does list it under the root צפח (sph).