Besom (מִטאֲטֵ‹, matate, a sweeper), occurs only in the phrase "besom of destruction," i.e. desolating broom, with which Babylonia is threatened (Isa 14:23); a metaphor frequent still in the East for utter ruin (Roberts, Orient. Illustr. in loc.).

Definition of besom

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