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  • The next verb may be taken to mean, "they spoke treacherously," because dabhar according to the Arabic dssbara originally meant "be behind" and so, perhaps, "speak behind one's back," though no other instance of such use can be cited.

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  • This translation is to be preferred to the one which renders "greet him, '" because the latter calls for the verb sha'al rather than for dabhar.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • The final 'al dabhar hazzeh may also be rendered "on the basis of this thing" (B D B) or

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  • Diarmuid O'Murchu translated this Aramaic word as "an irresistible creative energy exploding into prodigious creativity."

    May 9, 2010