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Strange Woman

STRANGE WOMAN

The Hebrew zar, translated "stranger," meant primarily one "who turns aside," i.e. to visit another country; then a "sojourner," "stranger." The "strange woman" of Proverbs 2:16 is a technical term for "harlot"; compare Judges 11:1,2, where "son of a strange (the Revised Version (British and American) "another") woman" (11:2, 'acher) is parallel to "the son of a harlot" (11:1).

See STRANGE WIFE.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'STRANGE WOMAN'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.