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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Re: ROOTS-L Digest V05 #391 (name Keziah #19)
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 18:11:12 EDT
My Bible Dictionary gives Kezia as an alternate spelling to Keziah. The
name means "cassia" which was aromatic bark related to cinnamon. Cassia was
mixed into the holy anointing oil of the tabernacle.
Keziah was the second daughter of Job born after Job's trials and
tribulations (Job 42:14)
In a message dated 8/27/2005 5:29:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
I have three women named Kezia in my book "Baker Family Record." There is a
Kezia Gould b. 1770, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Towne) Gould; Kezia
Smith, b. 1716, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca (Symonds) Smith, married Jacob
Baker; and a Kezia Gould b. 1718, daughter of John Gould and Phebe Towne.
These are all from the New England area. I would guess that the name Keziah
was from the bible but I don't have any source. - Nola Karr