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Bereave
Bereavement • Bereaver • Bereft
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bereave
Bereave [Heb. šāḵal, šāḵōl] (Dt. 32:35; Ezk. 36:12–14; Hos. 9:12); AV also DESTROY (Dt. 32:35); NEB “make orphans” (Dt. 32:35), “rob of children” (Ezk. 36:12–14), “make childless” (Hos. 9:12). In this passages, šāḵōl is in the piel (šikkēl). In the qal, šāḵōl is a stative verb meaning
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT
BEREAVE; BEREAVER; BEREFT<be-rev’>, <be-rev’-er>, <be-reft’>: Bereave is frequently used in the Old Testament in the (now almost obsolete) meaning of “to deprive,” “to take away,” especially with reference to loss of children. The Hebrew word used here is שָׁלל‎ [shakhol], “to be childless,” or
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Bereave, Bereaver, Bereft
BEREAVE, bē̇-rēvʹ, BEREAVER, bḗ-rēv’ēr, BEREFT, bē̇-reftʹ: Bereave is frequently used in the OT in the (now almost obsolete) meaning of “to deprive,” “to take away,” esp. with reference to loss of children. The Heb word used here is שָׁכֹל‎, shākhōl, “to be childless,” or in the Piel “to make childless” (cf