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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7683 - שָׁגַג
1) to go astray, err, commit sin or error
1a1) to err (mentally)
1a2) to sin (ignorantly or inadvertently)
1463) cs (סהג ShG) AC: Err CO: ? AB: Error: The pictograph s is a picture of the two front teeth representing the idea of double, the c is a picture of a foot representing the carrying of a burden. Combined these mean "double burden". When a work is found to be in error, the work must be redone. An error that is made out of ignorance or accident.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁגַג i.q. שָׁגָה and שׁוּג
(1) to wander, to go astray, hence
(2) to err, by error and imprudence, [to be ignorant, ] to commit a fault, Psalms 119:67; Numbers 15:28. שָׁגַג שְׁגָגָה Leviticus 5:18. Here also belongs Genesis 6:3, בְּשַׁגָּם “because of their erring.,” where שַׁג is an inf. of the form שַׁךְ Jeremiah 5:26.-שֹׁגֵג וּמַשְׁגֶּה Job 12:16, “erring (led astray) and leading astray,” a proverbial phrase, denoting men of every kind; compare similar phrases, Malachi 2:13; Deuteronomy 32:36. Hence
the Week of Proper 22 / Ordinary 27