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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #908 - בָּדָא
1) to devise, contrive, invent (bad sense)
1a1) to devise
1a2) to contrive
1027) db (בד BD) AC: Separate CO: Alone AB: Destruction: The pictograph b is a representation of a tent. The d is a picture of the tent door. These two pictographs represent "the door of the tent". The father of the tent often sat alone at the door of the tent. Here he could receive shade from the sun, watch over his household and watch the road for approaching strangers. (see Genesis 18:1,2) (eng: bad - as being alone)
Nm) db (בד BD) - Separated: Something that is separated from the whole. This can be a branch as separated from the tree (as well as a staff made from a branch) . Linen cloth whose fibers are divided. A lie or liar as what causes a separation through careless words, lying, or bragging. KJV (85): linen, lie, liar, parts, stave, beside, branches, alone, only, strength - Strongs: H905 (בַּד), H906 (בַּד), H907 (בַּד)
V) dba (אבד ABD) - Perish: To be separated from the whole, life or functionality. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (191): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hophal, Piel) lost thing, that which was lost - Strongs: H6 (אָבַד), H7 (אֲבַד)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בָּדָא (1) prop. to from, to fashion, used of a potter; this sense is preserved in the Zabian dialect in ܒܕܐ.
(2) to devise, to feign, 1 Kings 12:33 (well given by the LXX. ἐπλάσατο). Nehemiah 6:8 in each place followed by מִלִּבּוֹ. Part. with suff. בֹּדָאם by a Syriacism for בֹּדְאָם Neh. loc. cit. Arab. بَدَأَ to begin, IV. to produce something new, to do and devise first; comp. بدع I. IV. to feign, to form.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13