Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1361 - גָּבַהּ
1) to be high, be exalted
1a1) to be high, lofty, tall
1a2) to be exalted
1a3) to be lofty
1a3a) to be lofty (of Jehovah’s ways — good sense)
1a3b) to be haughty, be arrogant (bad sense)
1b) (Hiphil) to make high, exalt
Nm/f ) bc (גב GB) - I. Arch:The arch of the back when digging. Also any high arched or convex thing such as the eyebrow, rim of a wheel, locust, etc. [df: Pg]II. Pit:The work of the back of digging a pit or trench. KJV (18): back, eminent place, rings, bodies, bosses, eyebrows, naves, higher place, pit, beam, ditch, locust, den - Strongs: H1354 (גַּב), H1355 (גַּב), H1356 (גֵּב), H1357 (גֵּבָה), H1610 (גַּף)
H) ebc (גבה GBH) AC: Lift CO: High AB: ?: From the high arch of the back when digging. Something that is lifted up high. This can be something physical or mental such as pride as the lifting up of the heart.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גָּבַהּ inf. גְּבֹהַּ, once גָּבְהָה Zephaniah 3:11 fut. יִגְבַּהּ, 3 pl. fem. irregularly הִּגְבְּהֶינָה Ezekiel 16:50.
(1) to be high (comp. under the root גָּבַב No. 1); of a tree, Ezekiel 19:11 of heaven, Psalms 103:11 of a tall man, 1 Samuel 10:23.
(2) to be exalted, elevated to a greater degree of dignity and honour, Isaiah 52:13; Job 36:7.
(3) גָּבַהּ לִבּוֹ (a) in a good sense, to take courage, 2 Chronicles 17:6 וַיִּגְבַּהּ לִבּוֹ בְּדַרְכֵי יְהֹוָה “and he took courage in the ways of Jehovah.”
(b) in a bad sense, to lift up itself (the heart) in pride or arrogance, to be proud, Psalms 131:1; Proverbs 18:12; 2 Chronicles 26:16. Hence used of the person himself
(4) to be proud, arrogant, Isaiah 3:16; Jeremiah 13:15.
Hiphil הִגְבִּיהַּ to make high, to exalt, Ezekiel 17:24, 21:31. Proverbs 17:19, מַגְבִּיהַּ פִּתְחוֹ “who makes his gate more lofty.” Jeremiah 49:16, כִּי־תַגְבִּיהַּ כַּנֶּשֶׁר קִנֶּךָ “although thou make thy nest high like the eagle,” i.e. thou constructest thy fortresses on the tops of rocks; comp. Obadiah 1:4, where it is without קִנֶּךָ. Followed by an inf. adv. Psalms 113:5, הַמַּגְבִּיהִי לָשֶׁבֶת “who dwelleth on high.” Job 5:7, יַגְבִּיהוּ עוּף “they fly on high.” Without עוּף id. Job 39:27 followed by a finite verb, Isaiah 7:11.
Derivatives follow, except pr.n. יָגְבְּהָה.
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