Shadow of Death

צַלְמָוֶת Strong’s# 6757 tsalmavet

Let darkness and the shadow of death claim it for their own; Let a cloud dwell upon it; Let all that maketh black the day terrify it.

Job 3:5

The Hebrew language rarely includes compound words (two words put together to form one word). One of those few compound words in Hebrew is tsalmavet, a combination of the word tsal (Strongs #6738) meaning “shadow” and mavet (Strongs #4194) meaning “death.” The “shadow of death” is despair, danger or tragedy that is understood as a deep impenetrable darkness.