Keziah

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Job with his three daughters
William Blake, 1805

Keziah (Greek: Κασία—Kasia, Hebrew: קְצִיעָה) is a person in the Hebrew Bible. She was the second of the three daughters born to Job after his sufferings (Job 42:14[1]). Her elder sister was Jemima and her younger sister Keren-Happuch.

A number of etymologies have been suggested for her name, among them the Hebrew for Cassia, from the name for the spice tree. The name has been taken to symbolize female equality, since all of Job's three daughters received an inheritance from their father, an unusual circumstance in a time period when women and men were not treated equally.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Job 42:14–17
  2. ^ Achtermeier, Paul J. (ed.) (1996). The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, Revised and updated ed. San Francisco: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780060600372. OCLC 34965544.