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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2280 - חָבַשׁ
1) to tie, bind, bind on, bind up, saddle, restrain, bandage, govern
1a1) to bind, bind on
1a2) to bind up
1b) (Piel) to bind, restrain
1c) (Pual) to be bound up
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָבַשׁ fut. יַחֲבשׁ once יֶחְבַּשׁ, Job 5:18.
(1) to bind, to bind on, to bind about
(a) a head band, turban, tiara, Exodus 29:9; Leviticus 8:13; Jonah 2:6, סוּף חָבוּשׁ לְרֹאשִׁי “the sea weed is bound about my head,” as if my turban. Ezekiel 16:10, וֶאֶחְבְּשֵׁךְ בַּשֵּׁשׁ “and I bound thee around with byssus,” i.e. adorned thy head with a turban of byssus.
(b) to bind up a wound, Job 5:18; Isaiah 30:26 followed by לְ Ezekiel 34:4, 16 Ezekiel 34:16; Isaiah 61:1. Part. חֹבֵשׁ a healer, physician, who heals the wounds of the state, Isaiah 3:7 compare 1:6.
(2) to saddle a beast of burden, which is done by binding on the saddle or pack; followed by an acc., Genesis 22:3; Numbers 22:21; Judges 19:10; 2 Samuel 17:23.
(3) to bind fast, to shut up, Job 40:13, פְּנֵיהֶם חֲבוֹשׁ בַּטָּמוּן “shut up their faces in darkness.” See Piel No. 2.
(4) to bind by allegiance, to rule, Job 34:17, הֲאַף שׂוֹנֵא מִשְׁפָּט יַחֲבשׁ “shall then he who hateth right be able to govern?” Some here take אַף in the sense of anger, which cannot be admitted on account of the parallel passage, 40:8, Job 40:9.
(1) to bind up (wounds), followed by לְ of pers. Psalms 147:3.
(2) to bind fast, to restrain, Job 28:11, מִבְּכִי נְהָרוֹת חִבֵּשׁ “he stops up the streams that they do not trickle;” spoken of a miner stopping off the water from flowing into his pits.
Pual, to be bound up (as a wound), Isaiah 1:6; Ezekiel 30:21.
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