BDB4499 [H3999]

מַבּוּל noun masculineGen 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 Ps 29:10 always absolute and always with article except Gen 9:11; Gen 9:15׳וַיְהִי הַמּ Gen 17:7 ׳לֹא יִהְיֶה עוֺד מ Gen 9:11 following by מַיִם as appositive) Gen 6:17; Gen 7:6 ׳מֵי הַמּ Gen 7:7; Gen 7:10; Gen 9:11 לֹאיִֿהְיֶה ׳עוֺד הַמַּיִם לְמ Gen 9:15 as epoch, in phrase ׳אַחַר הַמּ Gen 9:28; Gen 10:1; Gen 10:32; Gen 11:10 (strike out as gloss Bu Di); יָשָׁ֑ב ׳לַמּ ׳י Ps 29:10 ׳י at 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 מֵי נֹחַ Isa 54:9 (twice in verse)).

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