Sabaoth

Sabaoth

[sab-ee-oth, -awth, sab-ey-, suh-bey-ohth]
noun (used with a plural verb)
armies; hosts. Rom. 9:29; James 5:4.

Origin:
1275–1325; < Hebrew ṣəbhāʾōth, plural of ṣābhā army

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Sabaoth (sæˈbeɪɒθ, ˈsæbeɪɒθ)
 
n
Bible hosts, armies (esp in the phrase the Lord of Sabaoth in Romans 9:29)
 
[C14: via Latin and Greek from Hebrew ç'bāōth, from çābā]

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Sabaoth
early 14c., from L.L., from Gk. Sabaoth, from Heb. tzebhaoth "hosts, armies," plural of tzabha "army." A word translated in O.T. in phrase "the Lord of Hosts," but originally left untranslated in N.T. and "Te Deum" in the designation Lord of Sabaoth; often confused with sabbath (q.v.).
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Sabaoth definition


the transliteration of the Hebrew word _tsebha'oth_, meaning "hosts," "armies" (Rom. 9:29; James 5:4). In the LXX. the Hebrew word is rendered by "Almighty." (See Rev. 4:8; comp. Isa. 6:3.) It may designate Jehovah as either (1) God of the armies of earth, or (2) God of the armies of the stars, or (3) God of the unseen armies of angels; or perhaps it may include all these ideas.

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