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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0957 - בַּז
1030) zb (בז BZ) AC: Spoil CO: Spoils AB: Despise: The pictograph b represents a house. The z represents an agricultural implement or a weapon. Combined these pictographs have the meaning of “a house cut” or “attacked”. An enemy would plunder a household for goods to supply themselves as a bird of prey attacks its prey. (eng: buzzard)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בַּז with suff. בִּזָּהּ m. prey, spoil. It is used of persons and cattle carried away in war (elsewhere שְׁבִי, מַלְקֹחַ), also of wealth taken from an enemy, Numbers 14:3; Jeremiah 15:13, 49:32. בָּזַז בַּז see בָּזַז. Of frequent use are the phrases הָיָה לָבַז to become a prey, to be carried away as a prey, Numbers 14:31; Deuteronomy 1:39; Isaiah 42:22 sometimes with the addition of a dative, Ezekiel 26:5, 34:28 נָתַן לָבַז to give for a prey, Jeremiah 17:3; Ezekiel 25:7 קרי.
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11