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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2723 - חָרְבָּה
V) brh (ההרב HhRB) - Waste: A dry wasteland. Also a place that has been laid waste and made desolate. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (41): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hophal, Pual, Participle) waste, dry, desolate, slay, decay, destroy - Strongs: H2717 (חָרַב), H2718 (חֲרַב)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָרְבָּה plur. חֳרָבוֹת, with art. הֶחֳרָבוֹת const. חָרְבוֹת f. [“
(1) dryness, pl. dry places, Isaiah 48:21.”]
(2) a desolation, a place laid waste, ruins. Leviticus 26:31, נָתַתִּי אֶת־עָרֵיכֶם חָרְבָּה “I will lay your cities waste.” בָּנָה תֳרָבוֹת to build up ruins or places laid waste. Ezekiel 36:10, 33 Ezekiel 36:33, 38:12 Malachi 1:4; Isaiah 58:12, 61:4. Job 3:14, “kings and counsellors of the earth הַבֹּנִים חֳרָבוֹת לָמוֹ who have built ruins for themselves,” i.e. splendid edifices, presently however to fall into ruins, q.d. die große Steinhaufen aufbauen. Synonymous with this is הֵקִים חֳרָבוֹת Isaiah 44:26. חָרְבוֹת מֵחִים the ruins, i.e. the ruined houses of the rich, Isaiah 5:17.
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