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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7453 - רֵיעַ
1) friend, companion, fellow, another person
1a) friend, intimate
1b) fellow, fellow-citizen, another person (weaker sense)
1c) other, another (reciprocal phrase)
1453) or (ראה RAh) AC: Feed CO: Shepherd AB: Desire: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the o is a picture of they eye. Combined these mean "man watches". The shepherd closely watched over his flock, often they are his only companions.
V) eor (ראהה RAhH) - Feed: To provide feed or pasture to the flock. KJV (173): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) feed, shepherd, pastor, herdman, keep, companion, broken, company, devour, eat, entreat - Strongs: H7462 (רָעָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רֵיעַ i.q. רֵעַ (fully written in the later manner) a companion, a friend, Job 6:27.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26