Tirzah Name Meaning & Origin

Tirzah

Pronunciation: TEER-zə (key)

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Means "pleasantness" or "favorable" or "delight" (this being Hebrew, where they stretch the meanings of words).

One of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament (Numbers 27), who asked of Moses, and were granted, their father's land when he died without male heirs (a piece of radical feminism in those times).

Famous real-life people named Tirzah

Tirzah Ellen was Miss World 2011.

Tirzah in song, story & screen

Tirzah is the name of Ben-Hur's sister in the movie Ben-Hur.

In Song of Solomon 6:4, it says, "You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem," which refers to Tirzah the ancient city.

William Blake wrote a poem entitled "To Tirzah" in which he seems to be rejecting her for materialism. Not an accurate interpretation of the Biblical story, but fascinating anyway.

Tirzah, main character in Sara Douglass' novel "Threshold"

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