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Nibhaz

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

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The Avites' idol introduced into Samaria by the Assyrian colonists planted there (2 Kings 17:31). Botta represents a bitch suckling a puppy on a slab at the entrance of a temple at Khorsabad. A colossal figure of a dog was formerly between Berytus and Tripoli. So the rabbis derive N. from nabach , "to bark"; a dogheaded human figure, like the Egyptian Anubis.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Nibhaz'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fbd/​n/nibhaz.html. 1949.
 
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