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Taber

TABER

ta'-ber (taphaph, "to strike a timbrel" ((Psalms 68:25)):

The word is used only once in the King James Version, namely, in the exceedingly graphic account of the capture of Nineveh given in Nahum 2:7. The queen (perhaps the city personified) is dishonored and led into ignominious captivity, followed by a mourning retinue of "maids of honor" who taber upon, that is, beat violently, their breasts. Such drumming on the breasts was a gesture indicative of great grief (Luke 18:3).


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