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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2061 - זְאֵב
1140) bz (זב ZB) AC: Issue CO: Yellow AB: ?: The pictograph z is an agricultural implement representing the idea of harvest or food. The b is a representation of the house. Combined these pictures mean "the food of the house". The main staple of the Hebrews was grain and is yellow in color. This grain was usually ground into a meal for making breads.
- A2116 Dbz (Endow, Dowry)
- A2118 Lbz (Dwell, Dwelling)
- A2119 Nbz (Purchase)
- A2532 Bzo (Leave)
- A3007 Rbzc (Treasurer)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
זְאֵב (with Tsere impure) m.
(1) a wolf, because it frightens the flock (unless the verb be a denominative). [“So called from its tawny and yellow colour.” Thes] Arab. ذِيءْبُ, Syr. ܕܺܐܒܐܳ. Genesis 49:27; Isaiah 11:6, 65:25 Jeremiah 5:6, זְאֵבֵי עֶרֶב “evening wolves,” those which go forth to prowl at evening. Habakkuk 1:8; Zephaniah 3:3, comp. λύκοι νυκτερινοί, Oppian. Cyneget. iii. 206, νυκτιπόροι ibid. i. 440.
(2) [Zeeb], pr.n. of a Midianite prince, Judges 7:25, 8:3 Psalms 83:12.