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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02282 - חָג
1) festival, feast, festival-gathering, pilgrim-feast
1b) festival sacrifice
1164) ch (ההג HhG) AC: Feast CO: Circle AB: Terror: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall representing outside. The c is a picture of a foot and represents a gathering. Combined these mean "outside gathering". The gathering together for a festival, usually in the form of a circle for dancing and feasting. (eng: hug - as an encircling; circ - an exchange of the h and c and the g and c; cog - an exchange of the h and c)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָג constr. and followed by לְ (Exodus 12:14; Numbers 29:12) חַג, with suff. חַגִּי m.
(1) a festival (from the root חָגַג), Exodus 10:9, 12:14. עָשָׂה חָג, חַג חָג to keep a festival Levit. 23:39 Deuteronomy 16:10. In the Talmud κατʼ ἐξοχὴν, it is used of the feast of tabernacles, and so 2 Chronicles 5:3 comp. 1 Kings 8:2. [“So of the passover, Isaiah 30:29. Comp. Arabic حِجُ pilgrimage to Mecca.”]
(2) meton. a festival sacrifice, a victim, Psalms 118:27, אִסְרוּ־חַג בַּעֲבֹתִים “bind the sacrifice with cords.” Exodus 23:18, חֶלֶב חַגִּי “the fat of my sacrifice;” Malachi 2:3. Compare מוֹעֵד 2 Chronicles 30:22.
the Third Week after Epiphany