Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying: 'When a woman conceives and bears a male child, then she shall be unclean for seven days, as in the days of her menstruation she shall be unclean.
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The Hebrew Words
Tzara is a primitive root which means "to sow". Tzara (Strong's #2232) is used 77 times in 73 verses in the Tanakh.
Tzara is the root of another Hebrew word, tzaroa, which means arm or strength (Strong's #2220).
First use in Scripture
The first time tzarah is used in Scripture is in Genesis 1:11.
Then G-d said, "Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding [bearing] seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them"; and it was so.
Last use in Scripture
The last time tzarah is used in Scripture is in Zechariah 10:9.
"When I scatter [as in sowing] them among the peoples, They will remember Me in far countries, And they with their children will live and come back.
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