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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5068 - נָדַב
1) to incite, impel, make willing
1a) (Qal) to incite, impel
1b1) to volunteer
1b2) to offer free-will offerings
V) bdn (נדב NDB) - Offer: To offer something from a willing heart. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (21): (vf: Paal, Hitpael) willingly, offer, freely, freewill, offering - Strongs: H5068 (נָדַב), H5069 (נְדַב)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) i.q. Arab. نَدُبَ to impel, to urge, to incite to anything (kindred to נָדַף). It only occurs in this expression, Exodus 25:2, כָּל־אִישׁ אֲשֶׁר יִדְּבֶנּוּ לִבּוֹ “whomsoever his heart impelled;” i.e. who did it willingly, spontaneously, Exodus 35:21, 29 Exodus 35:29.
(2) intrans. like the Arab. نَدُبَ to impel oneself; hence to be willing, liberal, generous; see נָדִיב and Hithpael.
(1) to impel oneself, to shew oneself willing, to offer oneself freely; followed by a gerund, Nehemiah 11:2 specially of volunteer soldiers (compare as to the same usage in Arabic, Alb. Schult. ad Ham. p. 310 Epist. ad Menken. p. 40), Judges 5:2, Judges 5:9 compare Psalms 110:3 used of those who offered themselves willingly for sacred military service, 2 Chronicles 17:16.
(2) to give spontaneously, or willingly, to offer, e.g. a gift to Jehovah; with an acc., 1 Chronicles 29:9, 14:17 Ezra 1:6, 2:68 3:5.
Derivatives נְדָבָה, נָדִיב, and the pr.n נָדָב, נוֹדָב.
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