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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #959 - בָּזָה
1) to despise, hold in contempt, disdain
1a) (Qal) to despise, regard with contempt
1b1) to be despised
1b2) to be despicable
1b3) to be vile, worthless
1c) (Hiphil) to cause to despise
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.
בָּזָה i.q. בּוּז to despise, to contemn, pr. to trample with the feet, see בּוּז, בּוּס. Constr. followed by an acc. Numbers 15:31; Psalms 22:25, 102:18 more rarely followed by לְ 2 Samuel 6:16, and (suitably to the etymology) עַל Nehemiah 2:19. Opp. to כִּבֵּד 1 Samuel 2:30. Proverbs 19:16, בּוֹזֶה דְרָכָיו “he who makes light of (i.e. neglects) his course of living.” Esther 3:6, וַיִּבֶז בְּעֵינָיו לְשַׁלַּח יָד “and he despised, to lay hand;” Psalms 73:20.
Niphal part. נִבְזֶה despised, Isaiah 53:3; Psalms 15:4.
Hiphil i.q. Kal, Esther 1:17.
Derivatives, בִּזָּיוֹן, pr.n. בִּזְיֹותְיָה, נְמִבְזָה.
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