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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #01116 - בּוּם
1) high place, ridge, height, bamah (technical name for cultic platform)
1a) high place, mountain
1b) high places, battlefields
1c) high places (as places of worship)
1d) funeral mound?
L) mbi (יבמ YBM) AC: Marry CO: Brother-in-law AB: ?: When a husband dies his brother takes his place as his sister-in-laws husband. Any children born to him will be of his brothers line in order to continue, lift up, his family.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בּוּם an unused root, which appears to have had the notion of height, whence בָּמָה a high place, which see. The other Phœnicio-Shemitic languages have not this root (see however Syr. ܒܺܝܡܳܐ 1 Samuel 10:23, Pesh.), but its traces are manifest in the Indo-Germanic stock of languages, as the Pers. بام the top of any thing, roof, βωμός, altar, mound, and βοῦνος, hill, pomus, used of taller trees; in the Germanic languages Bom, Boom, Baum, whence ftch bäumen.
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17