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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7819 - שָׁחַט
1) to kill, slaughter, beat (verb)
1a1) to slaughter
1a1a) beast for food
1a1c) person in human sacrifice
1a1d) beaten, hammered (of shekels)
1b) (Niphal) to be slaughtered, be slain (of food or sacrifice)
2) (BDB) slaughtering (noun feminine)
2a) word doubtful
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁחַט Arab. سحط
(1) to slay animals, Genesis 37:31; Isaiah 22:13 especially a victim, Levit. 1:5, 11 and even a human victim, Genesis 22:10; Isaiah 57:5. Hosea 5:2, שַׁחֲטָה שֵׂטִים הֶעֱמִיקוּ “in slaughtering (victims) they make deep their transgression.”
(2) to kill (persons), 2 Kings 25:7 Jerem. 39:6. חֵץ שׁוֹחֵט Jeremiah 9:7, a deadly arrow. In קרי there is שָׁחוּט, the sense not being different, prop. made to kill.
(3) זָהָב שָׁחוּט 1 Kings 10:16, 17 1 Kings 10:17; 2 Chronicles 9:15, 16 2 Chronicles 9:16, prob. mixed gold, alloyed with another metal, comp. Arab. سلحط to dilute wine with water; see more in Comment. on Isaiah 1:22. The LXX. understood gold beaten out, compare שָׁטַח to spread out, the letters being transposed.
Niphal, pass. of No. 1, Levit. 6:18 Numbers 11:22. Hence
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