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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #5434 - סְבָא

Word Origin
of foreign origin
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

Seba = “drink thou”

1) a son of Cush (noun proper masculine)

2) a nation south of Palestine, perhaps Ethiopia (noun proper locative)

Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (4) HCS (4)
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
Genesis 1
1 Chronicles 1
Psalms 1
Isaiah 1
n-p 1
n-p 1
n-p 1

Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 סְבָא proper name, masculine 1st son of Cush, in poetry and late; — Genesis 10:7 (P) (ᵐ5 Σαβα, as שְׁבָא) = 1 Chronicles 1:9 (ᵐ5 id., but B Σαβατ); = nation (or territory) Psalm 72:10 (ᵐ5 Σαβα; + שְׁבָא, ᵐ5 Αραβων), so (+ כּוּשׁ, "" מִצְרַיִם) Isaiah 43:3 (ᵐ5 Σοηνη); clearly situated in south; most probably = λιμὴν Σαβά, and Σαβαὶ πόλις εὐμεγέθης, in Adulic gulf on west coast of Red Sea; see Strabo xvi. 4. 8. 10 Ptol iv. 7,7f. Di Gn Bae Psalm Du Is; > Meroë Jos Ant. ii. 10, 2and others

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

סְבָא (fort. i.q. Ethiop. ሰብእ፡ a man; compare סַבְתָּה, סַבְתְּכָא), [Seba], pr.n. of a country and a nation sprung from Cush (Genesis 10:7), which, according to Josephus Ant. 2:10, § 2 ), seems to have been Meroë, a province of Ethiopia flourishing in merchandise and wealth, surrounded by the branches of the Nile. It had a metropolis of the same name, the ruins of which are still found not far from the town of Dschendi; (see Ed. Rüppell, Reisen in Nubien und dem Peträischen Arabien, 1829, tab. 5), Isaiah 43:3; Psalms 72:10. The Gentile noun, plur. סְבָאִים Isaiah 45:14 (on which passage compare Herod. iii. 20, as to the tallness of the nation). See Michaëlis Spicilegium Geogr. Hebr. ext. t. i. p. 177, seq., and his Supplemm., p. 1707.

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List of Word Forms
וּ֝סְבָ֗א וּסְבָ֖א וסבא סְבָא֙ סבא sə·ḇā səḇā seVa ū·sə·ḇā ūsəḇā useVa
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