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Headword: *beze/k
Adler number: beta,227
Translated headword: Bezek
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] lightning. Ezekiel [writes]: "they were bending back and forth like a type of Bezek" [1]. Which is [to say, a type] of lightning.
Greek Original:
*beze/k: a)straph/. *(iezekih/l: a)ne/kampton de\ w(s ei)=dos tou= *beze/k. o(/ e)sti th=s a)straph=s.
More briefly -- i.e. without the quotation itself -- already in Hesychius (beta455).
[1] Ezekiel 1:14 LXX (not in all manuscripts). Theodoret's commentary on the passage attributes this exegesis of the word to Symmachus. It also occurs in Judges 1:4-5 LXX but as a toponym.
Keywords: Christianity; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; religion
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 15 October 2002@15:35:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 16 October 2002@00:40:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 28 May 2012@04:20:59.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 June 2012@00:32:30.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 20 September 2015@04:18:35.


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