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Appendix 1 - Old Testament Word Study

Summary

There are two main Hebrew words to do with fasting in the Old Testament - tsuwm (to fast) and tsowm (a fast). The next two sections look at the contextual use of these two words in detail, but here the results are summarised:

  To express griefRepentanceTo ask God for helpDirection from GodEmpty religious performanceIndividualCorporate
To fast - tsuwm6 6 6 1 2 4 8
A fast - tsowm 6 5 10 1 1 6 9
Total 12 11 16 2 3 10 17
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