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Nibhaz

Smith's Bible Dictionary

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Nib'haz. (the barker). A deity of the Avites, introduced by them into Samaria, in the time of Shalmaneser. 2 Kings 17:31. The rabbins derived the name from a Hebrew root nabach, "to bark", and hence, assigned to it the figure of a dog, or a dog-headed man. The Egyptians worshipped the dog. Some indications of this worship have been found in Syria, a colossal figure of a dog having formerly stood, at a point between Berytus and Tripolis.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Nibhaz'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​n/nibhaz.html. 1901.
 
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