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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #02203 - זֶפֶת
1) pitch, tar, asphalt
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
זֶפֶת f. pitch, Exodus 2:3 Isa. 34:9. Arab. زِفْتُ, Aram. ܙܶܦܬܐܳ, זִפְתָּא; but also זֵפָא, from the root זָפָה, which see. [In the Thesaurus this word is referred to זוּף (like קֶשֶׁת from קוּשׁ), as having the idea of liquefaction or dropping.] In Arabic ת servile passes into a radical letter; see הָתַל.
I. זֵק or זַק, only in the plur. זִקִּים (for זִנְקִים, from זָנַק to shoot an arrow), arrows, especially as ignited, Proverbs 26:18. Also found in the form זִיקוֹת, which see.
II. זֵק or זַק, only in the pl. זִקִּים, fetters, chains, from the root זָקַק No. 1. Psal. 149:8 Isaiah 45:14; Nahum 3:10; Job 36:8. (Ch. זִקִּין id., also in the Talmud זִיקִים). See אֲזִקִּים. [In Thes. this word is derived from the root זָנַק in the sense of binding.]