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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #182 - אוֹדוֹת
1a) cause, reason for
1b) the occasion of
km) dfam (מאוד MAWD) - Many: An abundance of things (many, much, great) , action (complete, wholly, strong, quick) or character (very) . KJV (299): very, greatly, sore, exceedingly, great, much, diligently, good, might - Strongs: H3966 (מְאֹד)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אוֹדוֹת pl. prop. turnings; see the root No. 1, whence causes, circumstances, Umftände, reasons, affairs; comp. سَبَبُ cause, from the root סָבַב to turn, to turn round; حَالُ way, manner, cause, from حَاَلَ, חוּל to be turned; Germ. um for wegen; בִּגְלַל on account of, from גָּלַל. It is only used in the phrase עַל־אוֹדוֹת i.q. עַל דְּבַר, עַל דִּבְרֵי on account of the causes, i.e. on account of, Genesis 21:11, 25 Genesis 21:25, 26:32 Exodus 18:8, and with suff. עַל אוֹדוֹתַי for my sake, Joshua 14:6. עַל כָּל־אֹדוֹת אֲשֶׁר “for these very causes that,” gerade deshalb weil, Jeremiah 3:8. As to the reading of the editions in 2 Samuel 13:16, אַל אוֹדוֹת it appears to have arisen from the blending of two readings, the one אֶל אוֹדוֹת, the other עַל אוֹדוֹת.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13