Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #07621 - שְׁבוּעָה
1) oath, curse
1a1) attesting of innocence
1b) oath (of Jehovah)
2808) obs (סהבאה ShBAh) AC: Swear CO: Oath AB: ?: Literally to seven oneself. A common practice was to make seven declarations when making an oath. This declaration can be making the oath seven times or doing seven things to show the sincerity of the oath. (eng: seven, an exchange of the s and sh)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שְׁבוּעָה & שְׁבֻעָה fem. (from the verb שָׁבַע), an oath, Genesis 26:3, 24:8. שְׁבֻעַת יְהֹוָה an oath by Jehovah, Exodus 22:10; Ecclesiastes 8:2 also, followed by a genit. of the swearer, Psalms 105:9 and of the person sworn to, שְׁבֻעָתִי the oath sworn to me, Genesis 24:8. נִשְׁבַּע שְׁבֻעַה to swear an oath, Genesis 26:3; Joshua 9:20. Specially
(a) of an oath sworn in making a covenant, a covenant confirmed by an oath, 2 Samuel 21:7. בַּעֲלֵי שְׁבוּעָה לְ joined in league with any one. LXX. ἔνορκοι, Nehemiah 6:18.
(b) an oath of execration, execration, imprecation; fully שְׁבוּעַת הָאָלָה Numbers 5:21; Daniel 9:11; Isaiah 65:15.
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