I was reading "The Bronze Bow" by ElizabethGeorge Speare. There is a character in the book named "Malthace" who is also called "Thacia". I have not been able to find out what the name means or really how to pronounce it. Does anyone know? The character is a girl and she is Jewish. The book is set in Israel around 30 A.D. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!