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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1678 - דֹּב
1071) bd (דב DB) AC: Rest CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph d is a picture of the a tent door. The b is a representation of a tent. Combined these mean "the door of the tent". The door of the tent was the place of relaxation for the father. Here he would watch his family, livestock and the road for approaching visitors (see Genesis 18:1) . This root is related to the root db(a reversal of the letters) .
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דֹּב and דּוֹב masc. epicœne a bear, so called from its slow pace (see the root דָּבַב ), 1 Samuel 17:34, 36 1 Samuel 17:36, 37 1 Samuel 17:37; 2 Samuel 17:8; Proverbs 17:12; Hosea 13:8, דֹּב שַׁבּוּל “a bear (i.e. she bear) robbed of its whelps.” Plur. דֻּבִּים f. she bears, 2 Kings 2:24. (Arab. دُبُّ, دُبَّةُ, a he bear, a she bear.)
דֹּב Ch. id. Daniel 7:5.
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30