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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6850 - צָפַף
1071) bd (דב DB) AC: Rest CO: ? AB: ?: The pictograph d is a picture of the a tent door. The b is a representation of a tent. Combined these mean "the door of the tent". The door of the tent was the place of relaxation for the father. Here he would watch his family, livestock and the road for approaching visitors (see Genesis 18:1) . This root is related to the root db(a reversal of the letters) .
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
צָפַף only in Pilpel צִפְצַף an onomatop. word, to twitter, pip, or chirp, as a bird, Isaiah 10:14, 38:14, Gr. πιπίζω, τιτίζω, Germ. zirpen. Like the Greek τρίζω, στρουθίζω, it is applied to the slender voice of the manes, “vocem exiguam” (Virg. Æn. vi. 492), which the ancients sometimes compared to a whisper, sometimes to a sigh, Isaiah 8:19. [But why should we look in the word of God for such heathen ideas as Manes?]
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