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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2078 - זֶבַח
Zebah = “deprived of protection”
1) one of the two kings of Midian who commanded the great invasion of Palestine and finally were defeated by Gideon
זֶבַח m. with suff. זִבְחִי, pl. זְבָחִים, const. זבְחֵי once זְבָחוֹת Hosea 4:19.
(1) pr. a slaying; hence the flesh of slain animals, feasts, Genesis 31:54; Ezekiel 39:17; Proverbs 17:1, זִבְחֵי־רִיב contentious feasts.
(2) a sacrifice [“whether the act of sacrificing or”], an offering, a victim. Opposed both to מִנְחָה a bloodless offering [when so contrasted], 1 Samuel 2:29 Psal. 40:7, and to עוֹלָה a burnt offering, holocaust; so that זֶבַח denotes sacrifices of which but a part were consumed, such as expiatory or eucharistic offerings, etc., Exodus 10:25; Leviticus 17:8; Numbers 15:5, זֶבַח שְׁלָמִים a eucharistic offering, Leviticus 3:1, 4:10, etc. It is also used in speaking generally of great and solemn sacrifices, and sacrificial feasts. זֶבַח הַיָּמִים an annual sacrifice, 1 Samuel 1:21, 20:6. זֶבַח מִשְׁפָּחָה a family sacrifice, 20:29 compare 9:12, 13 1 Samuel 9:13, 16:3.
(3) [Zebah], pr.n. of a Midianite king, Judges 8:5; Psalms 83:12.
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28