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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
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 Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Imperative masculine singular חֲבִי Isaiah 26:20 (Aramaic form, Ol§ 235,3 Ew§ 224.c Du; Di reads חֲבֵּי = חֲבֵה), withdraw into privacy ("" בּאֹ בַחֲדָרֶיךָ).
Niph`al Perfect וְנֶחְבָּה consecutive Jeremiah 49:10; לְנַחְבֵּתֶם consecutive Joshua 2:16 (JE); Infinitive לְהֵחָבֵה (as א׳׳ל) 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 7:12; withdraw, hide oneself, literal Joshua 216 (JE), followed by שָׁמָּה; 2 Kings 7:12 with בְּ local; 1 Kings 22:25; of Esau = Edom, hiding from judgment of ׳י, וְנֶחְבָּה לֹא יוּכָּ֑ל Jeremiah 49:10, as pointed, meant no doubt as perfect, but construction then hard; read rather infinitive absolute נַחְבֹּה; so Gf Gie and others (see Kö i. 624).
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.