חרם

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חרם ‎(ḥēremm

  1. excommunication (act of excommunicating or ejecting), taboo, dedication, consecration
    • Book of Joshua 6, 17:
      והיתה העיר חרם היא וכל־אשר־בה ליהוה רק רחב הזונה תחיה היא וכל־אשר אתה בבית כי החבאתה את־המלאכים אשר שלחנו
      The city and all in it shall be destroyed as a dedication to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in the house shall live, for she hid the scouts we had sent.

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