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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: גרם

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Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary

גרם

The root-verb גרם (garam) appears to mean to lay aside or save. It occurs only once, in Zephaniah 3:3, where the prophet laments that Jerusalem's princes behave like voracious animals that leave nothing for the morning. This verb's derivatives are:

  • The masculine noun גרם (gerem), meaning bone, which is obviously all that remains of a creature once it's dead (Proverbs 17:22). And while the remains of that creature are still in the creature and the creature isn't dead yet, the bones denote the creature's strength (Genesis 49:14, where the author literally speaks of a "bony" ass). In 2 Kings 9:13, this word appears to also refer to one's identity.
  • The denominative verb גרם (garam), which was formed after the noun, means to break bones. This verb occurs only in Numbers 24:8 and Ezekiel 23:34.

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