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ab -hor ´: "To cast away," "reject," "despise," "defy," "contemn," "loathe," etc. (1) Translated in the Old Testament from the following Hebrew words amongst others: בּאשׁ ( bā'ash ), "to be or to become stinking" (1 Samuel 27:12; 2 Samuel 16:21 ); גּעל ( gā‛al ), "to cast away as unclean," "to loathe"; compare Ezekiel 16:5 the King James Version; קוּץ ( qūts ), "to loathe," "to fear" (Exodus 1:12 m; 1 Kings 11:25; Isaiah 7:16 ); שׁקץ ( shāqats ), "to detest" (Psalm 22:24 ); תּאב ( tā'abh ), תּעב ( ta‛abh ), "to contemn" (Deuteronomy 23:7 ); דּראון ( dērā'ōn ), "an object of contempt," "an abhorring" (Isaiah 66:24; Daniel 12:2 margin). (2) Translated in the New Testament from the following Greek words: bdelússomai , which is derived from bdéō , "to stink" (Romans 2:22 ); apostugéō , derived from stugéō , "to hate," "to shrink from" (Romans 12:9 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Abhor'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/abhor.html. 1915.

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