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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1416 - גְּדוּד
V) ddc (גדד GDD) - I. Band:To gather or assemble as a group for attacking or raiding. II. Slice:To cut something by slicing it. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (10): (vf: Paal) cut, gather together, assemble by troop, gather, hew - Strongs: H1413 (גָּדַד), H1414 (גְּדַד)
M) dic (גיד GYD) AC: ? CO: Sinew AB: ?: The animals tendon is used for making bowstrings and cords. The tendon is removed by making a slit in the flesh for its removal. The sinews are used for making cordage and bowstrings.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גְּדוּד pl. גְּדוּדִים and גְּדוּדוֹת m.
(1) incision, cutting (from the root גָּדַד).
(a) of the skin, Jeremiah 48:37.
(b) of a field, a furrow, Psalms 65:11.
(2) a troop, band of soldiers (pr. a cutting in), so called from the form [“as intended to cut or break in upon the enemy”], like the Lat. acies, especially of light armed troops foraging. Genesis 49:19, גָּד גְּדוּד יְגוּדֶנּוּ “troops shall invade Gad.” This is to be understood of the nomadic Arabs in the neighbourhood of Gad. 2 Kings 5:2, אֲרָם יָצְֽאוּ גְּדוּדִים “the Syrians had made an incursion in bands.” 1 Samuel 30:8, 15 1 Samuel 30:15, 23 1 Samuel 30:23; 2 Samuel 3:22. בְּנֵי הַגְּדוּד “sons, i.e. soldiers, of a band,” 2 Chronicles 25:13 poet. בַּת גְּדוּד Mic. 4:14. Used of a troop of robbers, Hosea 7:1; 1 Kings 11:24. גְּדוּדֵי יְהֹוָה “the bands of Jehovah,” used of angels, Job 25:3 of the troops of ills sent by him, Job 19:12. Syr. ܓܘܽܕܐܳ a troop, a band of soldiers.
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