Origin of the name RESEPH.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RESEPH.
Hebrew form of Assyrian Resafa, the name of one of the oldest
cities of Zenobia. Reseph is the name of a Canaanite god, meaning
"flame, lightning." (Deu. 32:24; Job 5:7; Psalm 78:48). In
1 Chron. 7:25, it is the name of a grandson of Ephraim. (Nippur;
or, Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, Peters, v.1, 1899)
principal Palestinian god imported at this time into Egypt is Reseph,
whose name means flame, lightning, a biblical word, while the god's name
is frequent on Phenician inscriptions. There are two famous
Phenician seal cylinders, of a blue stone, which bear the names in
cuneiform writing of citizens of Sidon, of about the fourteenth or
fifteenth century B.C., which contain pictures of Reseph, much as he is
drawn also on Egyptian monuments. (The Homiletic Review,
Funk-Wells, v.29, 1895)