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Bible Encyclopedias

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Booty

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boot´i ( בּז , bāz and בּז , baz ): "Booty" is the translation of bāz or baz , usually rendered "prey" and "spoil" (Jeremiah 49:32 ); of malḳōaḥ , "prey," "booty" (Numbers 31:32 , "the booty - the rest of the prey," the Revised Version (British and American) "the prey, over and above the booty," bāz ); of meshiṣṣāh , "spoil" (Habakkuk 2:7; Zephaniah 1:13; the Revised Version (British and American) "spoil"); of ōphéleia , "gain" (2 Macc 8:20). "Booty respects what is of personal service to the captor; spoils whatever serves to designate his triumph; prey includes whatever gratifies the appetite and is to be consumed" (Crabb, English Synonymes ). Persons (for slaves, etc.) might be part of the booty. See also SPOIL .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Booty'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/b/booty.html. 1915.

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