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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #897 - בַּג
1) spoil, booty
1030) zb (בז BZ) AC: Spoil CO: Spoils AB: Despise: The pictograph b represents a house. The z represents an agricultural implement or a weapon. Combined these pictographs have the meaning of “a house cut” or “attacked”. An enemy would plunder a household for goods to supply themselves as a bird of prey attacks its prey. (eng: buzzard)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בַּג a Persic word denoting food (باه, written in Arab. باج; comp. φάγειν, and Phryg. βέκος, bread, Herod. ii. 2), found in the compound word פַּתְבַּג (which see); and also Ezekiel 25:7, כתיב, נְתַתִּיךָ לְבַג לְגּוֹיִם “I will give thee as food for the nations.” The textual reading however appears to be not more genuine than the reading in Ezekiel 47:13, where גֶּה is written for זֶה (this); and from the comparison of similar phrases, Jeremiah 15:13, 17:3, especially Ezekiel 26:5, 34:28, I have no doubt but that with the ancient versions we should read לְבַז “for a spoil.” [So the ק׳.]
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