Sabaoth
Sabaoth
In Hebrew, plural form of 'host' or 'army'. The word is used almost exclusively in conjunction with the Divine name as a title of majesty: 'the Lord of Hosts', or 'the Lord God of Hosts'

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Sabaoth
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    (in Hebrew, plural form of "host" or "army"). The word is used almost exclusively in conjunction with the Divine name as a title of majesty: "the Lord of Hosts", or "the Lord God of Hosts". The origins and precise signification of the title are matters of more or less plausible conjecture. According to some scholars the "hosts" represent, at least primitively, the armies of Israel over whom Jehovah exercised a protecting influence. Others opine that the word refers to the hosts of heaven, the Angels, and by metaphor to the stars and entire universe (cf. Genesis 2:1). In favour of the latter view is the fact that the title does not occur in the Pentateuch or Josue though the armies of Israel are often mentioned, while it is quite common in the prophetic writings where it would naturally have the more exalted and universal meaning.
    JAMES F. DRISCOLL
    Transcribed by Eric W. Kieselhorst

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.


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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 the Old Testament by the phrase the Lord of Hosts, but originally left untranslated in the New Testament and in the Te Deum in …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sabaoth — [sab′ā äth΄, sab′ə ōth΄; sə bā′ōth΄] pl.n. [ME < LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Sabaōth < Heb tsevaot, pl. of tsava, host, army] Bible armies; hosts: in the Lord of Sabaoth: Rom. 9:29, James 5:4 …   English World dictionary

  • Sabaoth — Sab a*oth (s[a^]b [asl]*[o^]th or s[.a] b[=a]*[o^]th; 277), n. pl. [Heb. tseb[=a] [=o]th, pl. of ts[=a]b[=a] , an army or host, fr. ts[=a]b[=a] , to go forth to war.] 1. Armies; hosts. Note: [Used twice in the English Bible, in the phrase The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabaoth — Sabaoth, s. Zebaoth …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sabaoth — Sabaoth, s. Zebaoth …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • SABAOTH — unum ex Dei nominibus, de quo vide infra in voce Zebaoth …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Sabaoth — s. m. Senhor dos exércitos …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Sabaoth — Noms de Dieu dans le judaïsme Les Juifs et le judaïsme Généralités Qui est Juif ? · Terminologie · Conversion Judaïsme : Principes de foi Noms de Dieu dans le judaïsme Tanakh (Bible hébraïque)  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sabaoth — Zebaot (Zebaoth; gr. lat. Sabaoth) ist ein Wort der hebräischen Bibel, hebräisch: צבאות. Es bedeutet ‚Heere‘, ‚Heerscharen‘. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Hebräische Bibel (größter Teil des Alten Testamentes) 2 Griechisches Altes Testament 3 Griechisches… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • sabaoth — (sa ba ot ) Mot hébreu employé dans cette locution : Dieu Sabaoth, Dieu des armées (sabaoth signifiant des armées) …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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