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סבא

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סבא

The verb סבא (saba') means to imbibe or even "heavy drinking" according to HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 21:20, Isaiah 56:12, Nahum 1:10).

The two derivatives of this verb are:

  • The masculine noun סבא (sobe), meaning a drink (of an alcoholic beverage).
  • The masculine noun סבא (saba), meaning drunkard. This word occurs only in Ezekiel 23:42, and only in plural. The King James Version actually invented a people here, the Sabeans, but later scholars assume that a meaning of drunkards is probably what was intended.

Associated Biblical names

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