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- Part of Speech:
- a primitive root
- references to “ashes” seem to be misnumbered references to H1880
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- Find “dashen” in the Bible (Old Testament)
Equip God’s People Hebrew Lexicon
1) to fatten
2) figuratively: to lavish, prosper
The word “dashen” can refer to both physical fatness (as in livestock being well-fed, healthy, and high-quality) and metaphorical fatness (indicating prosperity, blessing, or abundance). In places like Psalm 23:5, David relates it to an anointing from God by essentially saying “You lavish [dashen] my head with oil.” This is representative of God ensuring that His people not only have their needs met, but that they thrive and prosper under His care.
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Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon
a primitive root; to be fat; transitively, to fatten (or regard as fat); specifically to anoint; figuratively, to satisfy; denominatively (from H1880) to remove (fat) ashes (of sacrifices):—accept, anoint, take away the (receive) ashes (from), make (wax) fat.