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40 Hebrew Words for Forty Days - Day 37

40 Hebrew Words for Forty Days - Day 37

The Hebrew verb זָמַם (zamam) means ‘to consider, ponder, devise’ and its noun form זִמָּה (zimmah) refers to ‘conspiracy or evil plan.’

זָמַם (zamam) is often employed in the Old Testament to describe God’s determination to punish or destroy nations.

It is also referred to the ‘planning or scheming of men;’ esp. the negotiation of a plan among multiple participants.

It has a negative connotation when someone or a group of people devise evil plans and plots in order to harm others.

On this silent Wednesday, the Jewish religious leaders conspired/schemed to arrest and kill Jesus and on the other hand, Judas Iscariot discussed with the religious leaders how he might betray Jesus.


Dr. Aravind Jeyakumar Moniraj is serving as the Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Old Testament at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute in Chennai.

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