3999. mabbul
Lexical Summary
mabbul: a flood
Original Word: מַבּוּל
Transliteration: mabbul
Phonetic Spelling: (mab-bool')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: a flood
Meaning: flood -- a deluge
Strong's Concordance
a deluge

From yabal in the sense of flowing; a deluge:

see HEBREW yabal


H3999. mabbul

מַבּוּלnoun masculineGenesis 7:6 flood in time of Noah (Late Hebrew id.; Jewish-Aramaic מַבּוּלָא‎; Syriac ; derivation dubious; Thes and others √ יבל‎, but improbable, see DlProl. 122 f.; possibly old Assyrian (Babylonian) loan-word (yet form unkn. in Assyrian ), or from √ נבל‎ = Assyrian nabâlu, destroy DlHWB 443 f.; compare DlPar. 156; Prol. 122 ChePsalm 29:10 critical note, Hebraica. iii. 3, 175 f., O. WhitehouseCOT ii. 293); — ׳מ‎ only Genesis and 29:10; always absolute and always with article except Genesis 9:11, 15; — הַמּ ׳וַיְהִי17:7; מ עוֺד יִהְיֶה ׳לֹא9:11; following by מַיִם‎ as appositive) 6:17; 7:6; הַמּ ׳מֵי7:7, 10; 9:11; לְמ הַמַּיִם ׳עוֺד לֹאיִֿהְיֶה9:15; as epoch, in phrase הַמּ ׳אַחַר9:28; 10:1, 32; 11:10 (strike out as gloss Bu Di); ׳י ׳לַמּ יָשָׁ֑בPsalm 29:10 ׳יat the flood sat enthroned (so most; Chesee critical note ' at the storm ' (destruction = destructive storm IdHebraica. 1.c.), but ׳הַמּ‎ seems in all the other passages to be almost = proper name of the flood; compare also נֹחַ מֵיIsaiah 54:9 (twice in verse)).


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