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Nibhaz
        

The Avites' idol introduced into Samaria by the Assyrian colonists planted there (2 Kings 17:31). Botta represents a bitch suckling a puppy on a slab at the entrance of a temple at Khorsabad. A colossal figure of a dog was formerly between Berytus and Tripoli. So the rabbis derive N. from nabach, "to bark"; a dogheaded human figure, like the Egyptian Anubis.


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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'nibhaz' Fausset's Bible Dictionary".
bible-history.com - Fausset's; 1878.

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