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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #936 - בּוּז
1) to despise, hold in contempt, hold as insignificant
1a) (Qal) to despise, show despite toward
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.
בּוּז fut. יָבּוּז to contemn, to despise, kindred to בָּזָה. (Both of these are properly as it appears to me i.q. בּוּס to trample with the feet, which is applied to contempt, comp. Proverbs 27:7.) Const. followed by an acc. Proverbs 1:7 more often by לְ 11:12 13:13 14:21 23:9. Song of Solomon 8:1, Proverbs 6:30, לֹא יָבוּזוּ לַגַּנָּב “they do not despise a thief,” i.e. “they do not let him go unpunished,” comp. 30:17. Zechariah 4:10, בַּז in 3 pret. stands for בָּז, as if from בָּזַז. Hence the following words
(1) contempt, Job 12:5, 31:34.
(2) [Buz], pr.n.
(a) of the second son of Nahor, Genesis 22:21 also of a people and region of Arabia Deserta, Jeremiah 25:23. The Gent. noun is בּוּזִי Job 32:2 (b) m. 1 Chronicles 5:14.
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