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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: פלט

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Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary

פלט

The root-verb פלט (palat) means to bring into security (Micah 6:14), cause to escape (of a cow calving: Job 21:10), or to deliver (Psalm 22:5, Psalm 31:2, Psalm 71:2). This verb occurs most in the Psalms. HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament states that this verb, "is always on the lips of the Psalmist addressed to God either in the form of a testimony of praise for deliverance or, palat is in the form of an imperative, seeking God's deliverance".
This verb's derivatives are:

  • The masculine noun פלט (pallet), meaning deliverance (Psalm 32:7).
  • The masculine noun פליט (palit), meaning fugitive (Genesis 14:13, Amos 9:1).
  • The similar masculine noun פליט (palet), also meaning fugitive (Numbers 21:29).
  • The feminine noun פליטה (peleta), meaning escape, deliverance (Genesis 45:7, Ezra 9:8).
  • The masculine noun מפלט (miplat), meaning escape or rather place of escape (Psalm 55:8).

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