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The part of the body where the thigh and torso connect. Jacob's hip came out of socket when he wrestled with God at the Jabbok (Genesis 32:25 ). The Israelites commemorated this encounter by not eating the thigh muscle on the hip socket (Genesis 32:32 ). To strike an enemy “hip and thigh” (Judges 15:8 ) is to attack him fiercely (TEV) or viciously (NIV). Belshazzar's fear at the handwriting on the wall (Daniel 5:6 NAS) was evidenced by his hip joint going slack.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Hip'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​h/hip.html. 1991.
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