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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2189 - זַעֲוָה
1154) oz (זאה ZAh) AC: Tremble CO: Sweat AB: ?: The pictograph z is a picture of an agricultural cutting implement such as the mattock or hoe and associated with weapons. The o is a picture of the eye and meaning experience or knowledge. Combined these mean "weapon seen". Fear or an enemy.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
זַעֲוָה f. formed by transposition of letters from זְוָעָה (like עַלְוָה for עַוְלָה) trouble [“prop. shaking, agitation, i.e. oppression, maltreatment”], Deuteronomy 28:25; Ezekiel 23:46 כתיב, and Jeremiah 15:4, 24:9 29:18 34:17 קרי.
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