Hiss

To express contempt (Job 27:23). The destruction of the temple is thus spoken of (1 Kings 9:8). Zechariah (10:8) speaks of the “Lord gathering the house of Judah as it were with a hiss: “I” “will hiss for them.” This expression may be “derived from the” “noise made to attract bees in hiving, or from the sound” “naturally made to attract a person’s attention.”

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