Word Summary
Lebaoth: a city in S. Judah
Original Word: לְבָאוֹת
Transliteration: Lebaoth
Phonetic Spelling: (leb-aw-oth')
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a city in S. Judah
Meaning: Lebaoth -- a city in southern Judah
Strong's Concordance

Plural of labiy'; lionesses; Lebaoth, a place in Palestine -- Lebaoth. See also Beyth Lba'owth.

see HEBREW labiy'

see HEBREW Beyth Lba'owth


H3822. Lebaoth

לְבָאוֺתproper name, of a location a city in southern Judah, Joshua 15:32, ᵐ5Δαβως, A ᵐ5L Δαβωθ = ל ׳בֵּית‎ (q. v. p. III above) 19:6, ᵐ5Βαθαρωθ, ᵐ5L Βηθλεβαωθ. Site unknown.

לבב‎ (meaning dubious; DlPr. 88 ff. finds original meaning in Assyrian lab'bu, in unruhiger Bewegung sein; — √ of לֵב לֵבָב,‎; compare Late Hebrew id., Assyrian libbu, Aramaic לִבָּא‎ Ethiopic Arabic Sabean לב‎, SabDenkmp. 13, No. 1, 1. 7); — the literary usage of לֵב‎ and לֵבָב‎ is:

1 earliest poetry, J and E chiefly, Ephr document of Judges/Samuel/Kings chiefly, Amos, Hosea, Zechariah 9-11, Isaiah 15 use לֵב‎.

2 לֵבָב‎ first appears in Isaiah and certain strata of E and Ephr document of Judges Samuel Kings, and is continued in Zephaniah, Nahum (probably) D H Deuteronomy editors and some Psalms

3 Jeremiah Ezekiel Job prefer לֵב‎ but use occasionally לֵבָב‎.

4 Isa2, Isa3, Lamentations and exilic Psalms use לֵב‎.

5 Isaiah 13-14:23; Jeremiah 50-51, Haggai, Zechariah 1-8, Joshua, Jonah, Psalm 25, 90, 104, use לבב‎.

6 Malachi, Obadiah, Zechariah 12-14, Memorials of Ezra and Nehemiah, Proverbs, Ruth, Canticles and many Psalms of Persian period use לֵב‎.

7 Chronicles and Daniel use לֵבָב‎.

8 Ecclesiastes Esther and latest Psalms use לֵב‎. Exceptions will be noted and suspected passages indicated by ? under לבב‎ and לב‎ which are treated apart. See Br. 'Study of the use of לב‎ and לבב‎ in the O.T.' in Semitic Studies in Memory of Dr. Kohut, Berlin, 1897.