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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1488 - גֵּז
1) a shearing, mowing
1a) shearing, that sheared off
1b) a mowing, mown grass
1053) zc (גז GZ) AC: Shear CO: Fleece AB: ?: The pictograph c is a picture of the foot and has a meaning of lifting. The z is an agricultural implement for harvesting or cutting. The sheering and removal of the wool fleece from the sheep for clothing as well as the cutting of other materials with one stroke.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גֵּז m. (from the root גָּזַז), pl. const. גִּזֵּי.
(1) [“a shearing, meton.”] shorn wool of sheep, a fleece; Deuteronomy 18:4, רֵאשִׁית גֵּז צֹאנְךָ “the firstfruits of the fleece of thy sheep,” Job 31:20 compare גִּזָּה.
(2) [“a mowing, e. g.”] a mown meadow, Psalms 72:6; Amos 7:1, גִּזֵּי הַמֶּלֶךְ “the king’s mowings.” This apparently signifies the firstfruits of the hay, which the kings of Israel perhaps required.
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20