Sabeans

Sabean

[suh-bee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Saba.
noun
2.
an inhabitant of Saba.
Also, Sabaean.


Origin:
1580–90; < Latin sabae(us) (< Greek sabaîos of Saba or Sheba) + -an

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descendants of Seba (Gen. 10:7); Africans (Isa. 43:3). They were "men of stature," and engaged in merchandise (Isa. 45:14). Their conversion to the Lord was predicted (Ps. 72:10). This word, in Ezek. 23:42, should be read, as in the margin of the Authorized Version, and in the Revised Version, "drunkards." Another tribe, apparently given to war, is mentioned in Job 1:15.

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