BDB400 [H402]

אָכְלָה17 noun feminine food, eating (with some verbal force, compare DrJPh xi. 217) only P, & Ezekiel; always לְאָכְלָה,

1. especially in phrase like ׳לָכֶם יִהְיֶה לְאָ Gen 1:29; Gen 6:21; Gen 9:3; Lev 11:39 so Lev 25:6 וְהָיְתָה שַׁבַּת הָאָרֶץ לָכֶם לְאָבְלָה compare ׳נָתַן לְא Gen 1:30; Exod 16:15.
2. devouring, by wild beasts, only figurative of ravaged people Ezek 29:5; Ezek 34:5; Ezek 34:8; Ezek 34:10; Ezek 39:4, compare Ezek 35:12.
3. consumimg, in fire Ezek 15:4; Ezek 15:6, of fire-sacrifice of children Ezek 23:37 figurative of judgment of ׳י Ezek 21:37 (compare also infinitive of אָכַל).

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