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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1729 - דּוּגָה
1) fishing, fishery
1072) cd (דג DG) AC: Dart CO: Fish AB: Anxiety: The pictograph d is a picture of the a tent door which is a curtain hung over the entrance of the tent. To gain entrance to the tent or to leave, the curtain moved back and forth. Also, the door is used for moving back and forth from the tent to the outside. The c is a representation of a foot. The combined meaning of these two letters is "the back and forth moving of the foot (תאל tail) ". The tail of a fish moves back and forth to propel itself through the water. The darting around of fish. (eng: dog - as a waging tail)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
דּוּגָה fem. fishing, fishery. סִירוֹת דּוּגָה fish-hooks, harpoons. Amos 4:2, “ye shall be drawn with hooks, וְאַהֲרִיתְכֶן בְּסִירוֹת דּוּגָה and your posterity with fishing-hooks,” an image drawn from taming beasts, into the noses of which hooks and rings were put. Comp. Isaiah 37:29, “I will put my hook into thy nose … and will turn thee back whence thou camest.” The reason why fishing-hooks should be mentioned is shewn by Ezekiel 29:4 Job 40:26 comp. Oedmann, Verm. Sammll. aus d. Naturkunde, v. 5. The larger fishes, when taken, used to have rings put into their nostrils by which they were again let down into the water.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13