Word Summary
tsalmaveth: death-like shadow, deep shadow
Original Word: צַלְמָוֶת
Transliteration: tsalmaveth
Phonetic Spelling: (tsal-maw'-veth)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: death-like shadow, deep shadow
Meaning: death-like shadow, deep shadow
Strong's Concordance
shadow of death

From tsel and maveth; shade of death, i.e. The grave (figuratively, calamity) -- shadow of death.

see HEBREW tsel

see HEBREW maveth


H6757. tsalmaveth

צַלְמָ֫וֶתnoun [masculine] death-shadow, deep shadow, in poetry (probably = צֵל‎ + ᵐ5 מָוֶת,‎. (usually) σκιὰ θανάτου, compare ᵑ9 ᵑ6‎, so Thes SchwLeben n. d. Tode, 194, see especially NöZAW xvii (1897), 183 ff.; Ew Br and most modern (after older commentaries) read צַלְמוּתdarkness, deep darkness, compare Arabic IV, Assyrian [ƒalâmu], Ethiopic be black, dark); **compare darkness; WeKl. Proph. ed. 3, 81 would read feminine plural צְלָמוֺת‎, like Qor 2:16; 2:18; and frequently. — death-shadow, often "" לַיְלָה חשֶׁךְ,‎ etc., and opposed to אוֺר בֹּקֶר,‎.

1 = deep shadow, darkness (compare אֵל אַרְזֵי אֵל, הַרְרֵי‎): Amos 5:8; Job 3:5; 12:22; 24:17a 28:3; 34:22; of eyes heavy with weeping 16:16; צ ׳בַּלְהוֺת24:17b terrors of the darkness.

2 figurative

a. of distress Jeremiah 13:16; Psalm 107:10; 107:14; צ ׳אֶרֶץIsaiah 9:1.

b. of extreme danger Jeremiah 2:6; Psalm 23:4; 44:20.

3 characterizing world of the dead, וצ חשֶׁךְ ׳אֶרֶץJob 10:21, צ אֹפֶל ׳כְּמוֺ10:22 (text dubious, see Bu Du); צ ׳וְשַׁעֲרֵי38:17 (ᵐ5πυλωροὶ δὲ ᾅδου; "" שַׁעֲרֵימָֿ֑וֶת‎).