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Abarim Publications' Biblical Dictionary: The Hebrew word: רבק
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Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary

רבק

The root-verb רבק (rbq), meaning to tie fast, isn't used in the Bible, but cognate languages have it, so scholars assume it once existed; it just managed to escape the compass of the Biblical narrative.

Another sure clue that this verb once existed is the existence of a masculine noun that can't have come from anything else than this allusive verb. This noun is מרבק (marbeq), meaning stall, and it's used a few times in the Bible, for instance in Amos 6:4 and Malachi 3:20.


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