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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1679 - דֹּבֶא
1) strength?, rest? (meaning obscure)
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.
דֹּבֶא m. languor, rest, poetically used of death. Once found Deuteronomy 33:25, כְּיָמֶיךָ דָּבְאֶךָ “as thy days (thy life) so thy death,” [“Ges. corr. ‘as thy days so shall thy rest be,’ as long as thy life endures, so long shall thy condition of rest continue, q. d. thy prosperity.”] Vulg. senectus tua; not amiss, as far as the etymology is concerned, but old age is not very well put in opposition to life. Another trace of this root is found in the pr.n. מֵידִבָא (“water of rest”).
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30