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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2245 - חָבַב
1) (Qal) to love fervently, cherish
1163) bh (ההב HhB) AC: Hide CO: Bosom AB: Refuge: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The b is a picture of a tent or house. Combined these mean "wall of the house". The walls of the house enclose the home as refuge for the family. A refuge functions as a place of hiding from any undesirable person or situation.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חָבַב to love, found once Deuteronomy 33:3. Arab. حَبَّ I. III. X., Syr. ܚܰܒ Pe. and Pa. id. The original idea is found in Breathing upon, warming, cherishing (whence חֹב the lap, the bosom, in which any thing is warmed or cherished); compare the remarks made on the root אָהַב. There is a manifest trace of this origin in the Syr. ܚܰܒ to burn, used of fire; ܚܒܒܳܐܳ a burning, heat, especially as raised by blowing. Hence, besides חֹב is derived
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20