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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4062 - מַדְהֵבָה
1) boisterous, raging, behaviour, boisterous behaviour
2) (CLBL) golden city, exactness of gold
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.
מַדְהֵבָה ἅπ. λεγόμ. Isaiah 14:4, if this be the true reading, denom. from Aram. דְּהַב (which see), i.q. זָהָב gold; formed in the manner of a part. Hiph. f., prop. gold making, i.e. exactress of gold, no inapt epithet for Babylonia (parall. נֹגֵשׁ); or heap, storehouse of gold; so that מ formative may indicate place (compare דֹּמֶן dung, מַדְמֵנָה dunghill, Lehrgeb. p. 512, No. 14), but I prefer the former explanation with Kimchi, Aben Ezra, and others.
But most of the ancient versions have taken it differently (LXX. ἐπιοπουδαστής, Syr., Ch., Saad.), and have expressed מַרְהֵבָה oppression, which actually is found in the edition printed at Thessalonica, and which ought, perhaps, to be placed in the text, compare 3, 5, where, in the like manner, the verbs רָהַב and נָגַשׁ answer to one another in parallel members.
the Week of Proper 14 / Ordinary 19