the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2184 - זְנוּת
1) fornication, harlotry
1152) nz (זנ ZN) AC: Harvest CO: Mattock AB: ?: The pictograph z is a picture of an agricultural cutting implement such as the mattock or hoe. The n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "mattock of the seed". One of the many agricultural tools was a hoe or mattock. This implement had a wide blade for cutting a plant stalks at the roots. The crops were harvested for a supply of foods, which were stored in jars.
agm ) nzafm (מואזנ MWAZN) - Balance: A pair of scales used for weighing. From the ear as the place where balance is determined. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (16): balances - Strongs: H3976 (מֹאזְנַיִם), H3977 (מֹאזְנֵא)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
a. sexual Hosea 4:11.
b. international Ezekiel 23:27.
c. religious Numbers 14:33 (J) Jeremiah 3:2,9; Jeremiah 13:27; Ezekiel 43:7,9; Hosea 6:10 (where We X1. Proph. suggests זָנִיתָ); compare זָנָה
זְנוּת f. plur. זְנוּתִים (from זָנָה), fornications, whoredoms, always used figuratively
(a) of the worship of idols, Jeremiah 3:2, Ezekiel 23:27, 43:7, Ezekiel 43:9; Hosea 4:11.
(b) of any want of fidelity to God, e.g. that of a complaining and seditious people, Numbers 14:33.