6757. tsalmaveth
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tsalmaveth: death-like shadow, deep shadow
Original Word: צַלְמָ֫וֶת
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: tsalmaveth
Phonetic Spelling: (tsal-maw'-veth)
Short Definition: darkness

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from tsel and maveth
death-like shadow, deep shadow
NASB Translation
black gloom (1), dark (1), deep darkness (6), deep shadow (4), shadow of death (4), thick darkness (2).

צַלְמָ֫וֶת noun [masculine] death-shadow, deep shadow, in poetry (probably = צֵל + מָוֶת, ᵐ5. (usually) σκιὰ θανάτου, compare ᵑ6 ᵑ9, so Thes SchwLeben n. d. Tode, 194, see especially NöZAW xvii (1897), 183 ff.; Ew Br and most modern (after older commentaries) read צַלְמוּת darkness, 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 "" חשֶׁךְ, לַיְלָה etc., and opposed to בֹּקֶר, אוֺר.

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

2 figurative

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

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

3 characterizing world of the dead, ׳אֶרֶץ חשֶׁךְ וצ Job 10:21, ׳כְּמוֺ אֹפֶל צ Job 10:22 (text dubious, see Bu Du); ׳וְשַׁעֲרֵי צ Job 38:17 (ᵐ5 πυλωροὶ δὲ ᾅδου; "" שַׁעֲרֵימָֿ֑וֶת).

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

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