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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1681 - דִּבָּה
1) whispering, defamation, evil report
1b) defamation, defaming
1c) evil report, unfavourable saying
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.
דִּבָּה f. (root דָּבַכ No. 2) slander, calumny. הוֹצִיא דִבָּה to spread slander, Numbers 14:36; Proverbs 10:18. The genitive which follows has either an active sense [i.e. of the slanderer], e. g. Psalms 31:14, בִּי שָׁמַעְתִּי דִּבַּת רַבִּים “for I heard the slander of many,” Jeremiah 20:10 or a passive [of the person slandered], Numbers 13:32, 14:37 Genesis 37:2; Proverbs 25:10, וְרִבָּֽתְךָ לֹא תָשׁוּב “(so) that thine infamy turn not away from thee.” (Arab. دَبُوبُ a secret slanderer, one who spreads calumnies. Syr. ܛܒܶܐܳ report, rumour, and ܐܰܛܒܶ to spread a rumour. Ch. טִבָּה reproach).
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29