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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2247 - חָבָה
1) to withdraw, hide, hide oneself
1a) (Qal) to withdraw
1b) (Niphal) to hide oneself, remain hidden, withdraw
1163) bh (ההב HhB) AC: Hide CO: Bosom AB: Refuge: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The b is a picture of a tent or house. Combined these mean "wall of the house". The walls of the house enclose the home as refuge for the family. A refuge functions as a place of hiding from any undesirable person or situation.
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָבָה i.q. חָבָא to hide oneself. In Kal once imp. חֲבִי Isaiah 26:20.
Niphal, inf. הֵחָבֵה id., 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 7:12.
Derivatives, חֶבְיוֹן and the proper names חֲבָיָה, חוֹבָה [יְחֻבָּה], נַחְבִּי.
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11