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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #410 - אֵל

Transliteration
'êl
Phonetics
ale  
Word Origin
shortened from (0352)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
93a
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) god, god-like one, mighty one

1a) mighty men, men of rank, mighty heroes

1b) angels

1c) god, false god, (demons, imaginations)

1d) God, the one true God, Jehovah

2) mighty things in nature

3) strength, power

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 32 ‑ ἄγγελος (ang'‑el‑os);  758 ‑ ἄρχων (ar'‑khone);  1074 ‑ γενεά (ghen‑eh‑ah');  1411 ‑ δύναμις (doo'‑nam‑is);  1497 ‑ εἴδωλον (i'‑do‑lon);  1883 ‑ ἐπάνω (ep‑an'‑o);  1985 ‑ ἐπίσκοπος (ep‑is'‑kop‑os);  2232 ‑ ἡγεμών (hayg‑em‑ohn');  2233 ‑ ἡγέομαι (hayg‑eh'‑om‑ahee);  2304 ‑ θεῖος (thi'‑os);  2316 ‑ θεός (theh'‑os);  2478 ‑ ἰσχυρός (is‑khoo‑ros');  2962 ‑ κύριος (koo'‑ree‑os);  3694 ‑ ὀπίσω (op‑is'‑o);  3772 ‑ οὐρανός (oo‑ran‑os');  3775 ‑ οὖς (ooce);  3693 ‑ ὄπισθεν (op'‑is‑then);  1727 ‑ ἐναντίος (en‑an‑tee'‑os);  2192 ‑ ἔχω (ekh'‑o);  1622 ‑ ἐκτός (ek‑tos');  529 ‑ ἀπάντησις (ap‑an'‑tay‑sis);  2480 ‑ ἰσχύω (is‑khoo'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (245) NAS (235) HCS (242)
Genesis 17
Exodus 6
Numbers 10
Deuteronomy 14
Joshua 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 5
Nehemiah 4
Job 55
Psalms 73
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 24
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 5
Daniel 2
Hosea 3
Jonah 1
Micah 2
Nahum 1
Zechariah 1
Malachi 3
Genesis 13
Exodus 6
Numbers 10
Deuteronomy 13
Joshua 3
Judges 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 5
Nehemiah 4
Job 56
Psalms 73
Isaiah 21
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 4
Daniel 2
Hosea 3
Jonah 1
Micah 2
Nahum 1
Malachi 3
Genesis 19
Exodus 7
Numbers 10
Deuteronomy 14
Joshua 4
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 5
Nehemiah 4
Job 56
Psalms 77
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 22
Jeremiah 2
Lamentations 1
Ezekiel 5
Daniel 4
Hosea 3
Jonah 1
Micah 2
Nahum 1
Malachi 3
BYZ TIS TR
P-d 4
P-p 24
a-fs 1
n-cmp 6
n-cms 148
n-cmsc 1
p-ii 1
P-d 4
P-p 26
a-cp 2
a-fs 1
n-cmp 6
n-cms 158
n-cmsc 1
p-ii 1
P-d 4
P-p 26
a-cp 2
a-fs 1
n-cmp 6
n-cms 158
n-cmsc 1
p-ii 1
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1012) la (אל AL) AC: Yoke CO: Ox AB: Strength: The pictograph a is a picture of an ox head and also represents its strength. The l is a picture of a shepherd staff and also represents the authority of the shepherd. Combined these two pictographs mean "the strong authority" and can be anyone or thing of strong authority. The yoke is understood as a "staff on the shoulders" (see Isaiah 9:4) in order to harness their power for pulling loads such as a wagon or plow. Hence, the two pictographs can also represent "the ox in the yoke". Often two oxen were yoked together. An older, more experienced ox would be teamed up (yoked) with a younger, less experienced ox. The older ox in the yoke is the "strong authority" who, through the yoke, teaches the younger ox. (eng: all; elk; elephant)

A) la (אל AL) AC: ? CO: Ox AB: Oath: The power of the oxs muscles to perform work.

Nm) la (אל AL) - Power: One who holds authority over others such as judges, chiefs and gods. In the sense of being yoked to one another. KJV (245): God, god, power, mighty, goodly, great, idols, strong, unto, with, against, at, into, in, before, to, of, upon, by, toward, hath, for, on, beside, from, where, after, within - Strongs: H410 (אֵל)

Nf1) ela (אלה ALH) - I. Oath:A binding agreement including the curse for violating the oath. II. Oak:The strongest of the woods. KJV (50): oak, elm, teil tree, curse, oath, execration, swearing - Strongs: H423 (אָלָה), H424 (אֵלָה), H427 (אַלָּה)

bf1) eila (אליה ALYH) - Fat-tail: The fat part of a sheeps rump considered an Eastern delicacy. KJV (5): rump - Strongs: H451 (אַלְיָה)

if1) elat (תאלה TALH) - Curse: KJV (1): curse - Strongs: H8381 (תַּאֲלָה)

jm) nfla (אלונ ALWN) - Oak: The strongest of the woods. KJV (17): plain, oak - Strongs: H436 (אֵלוֹן), H437 (אַלּוֹן)

H) ela (אלה ALH) AC: Swear CO: Yoke AB: ?: The yoking together of two parties. A treaty or covenant binds two parties together through an oath (yoke) . The oath included blessings for abiding by the covenant and curses for breaking the covenant (see de28) . The God of the Hebrews was seen as the older ox that is yoked to his people in a covenant relationship.

V) ela (אלה ALH) - I. Sw (vf: Paal, Hiphil) |kjv: swear, curse, adjure, lament - Strongs: H421 (אָלָה), H422 (אָלָה)

Nm ) ela (אלה ALH) - Power: The power or might of one who rules or teaches. One who yokes with another. Often applied to rulers or a god. [Aramaic only] KJV (95): god - Strongs: H426 (אֱלָהּ)

cm) efla (אלוה ALWH) - Power: The power or might of one who rules or teaches. One who yokes with another. Often applied to rulers or a god. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hla] KJV (2663): God, god, heathen deity - Strongs: H430 (אֱלֹהִים), H433 (אֱלֹהַּ)

J) lfa (אול AWL) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Strength: The strength of the ox.

Nm) lfa (אול AWL) - Strength: KJV (2): mighty, strength - Strongs: H193 (אוּל)

L) lai (יאל YAL) AC: ? CO: Yoke AB: ?: The placing of the yoke upon the shoulders to perform a task.

V) lai (יאל YAL) - Yoke: The placing of a yoke on the shoulders to perform work or undertake a task. KJV (19): (vf: Hiphil) content, please, would, taken upon me, began, assayed, willingly - Strongs: H2974 (יָאַל)

M) lia (איל AYL) AC: ? CO: Ox AB: Strength: Anyone or anything that functions as the "strong authority" is seen as the older ox. Such as a ram or stag deer (the strong leader of the flock or heard) , chief (strong leader of the tribe) , pillar (as the strong support of a building) , oak tree (one of the strongest of the woods) .

Nm) lia (איל AYL) - Strong One: Anyone or thing that functions with strength like an ox. This can be a ram or stag (as strong leaders) , chief, pillar (as the strong support of a building) , or oak tree (one of the strongest of the woods) KJV (197): ram, post, mighty, tree, lintel, oak, strength, hart - Strongs: H352 (אַיִל), H353 (אֱיָל), H354 (אַיָּל)

Nf1) elia (אילה AYLH) - Strong One: The feminine form of anyone or thing that functions with strength. KJV (8): hind - Strongs: H355 (אַיָּלָה)

Nf3) tflia (אילות AYLWT) - Strength: KJV (1): strength - Strongs: H360 (אֱיָלוּת)

mm) nlia (אילנ AYLN) - Tree: [Aramaic only] KJV (6): tree - Strongs: H363 (אִילָן)

pm) mlia (אילמ AYLM) - Arch: The arch is the strongest architectural design for an entry through a building or wall. KJV (15): arch - Strongs: H361 (אֵלַמָּה)

Adopted Roots:

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. אֵל god, אֶלְדָּד, אֶלְדָּעָה etc. see I. אלה.

II. אֵל noun masculine (also, in proper name אֶל, אֱלִי; Samaritan אל, Phoenician אל, אלן (i.e. probably אֵלֹן), Sabean אל, DHM Or. Congr. Leiden, 1883, Assyrian ilu, Dl w; perhaps also Arabic, Aramaic compare Nö on the passage; on goddess אלת Phoenician, Palmyrene, Nabataean, Sabean (also אלהת) DHM l. c; Arabic (plural ) Fl Kl. Schr. i. 154, Assyrian Allatu Jr66, Syriac , compare also Bae Rel 58,90, 97,271, 207) god, but with various subordinate applications to express idea of might; — hardly ever in prose except with defining word (adjective or Genitive); its only suffix is יִ֯; —

1 applied to men of might and rank, אֵל גוים mighty one of the nations Ezekiel 31:11 (of Nebuchadnezzar; ᵐ5 ἄρχων ἔθνων, איל some MSS. Co); אֵלִים mighty men Job 41:17 (אילים, many MSS. Di); אֵלֵי גִבּוֺרִים mighty heroes Ezekiel 32:21 (אֵילֵי MSS. Co); אֵילֵי הָאֶרֶץ Ezekiel 17:13; 2 Kings 24:15 (Kt אולי); אֵילִים Exodus 15:15 (probably plural of III. אַיִל, q. v.) These readings are uncertain because of an effort to distinguish these forms from the divine name. אֵל גִּבּוֺר mighty hero (as above) or divine hero (as reflecting the divine majesty) Isaiah 9:6.

2 angels, בְּנֵי אֵלִים Psalm 29:1; Psalm 89:7 = בְּנֵי הָאֱלֹהִים.

3 gods of the nations, אֵל אֵלִים God of gods, supreme God Daniel 11:36; מִי כָמֹכָה בָּאֵלִם who is like thee among the gods Exodus 15:11; idols Isaiah 43:10; Isaiah 44:10,15,17; Isaiah 46:6; מיאל בשמים what God in heaven Deuteronomy 3:24; אֵל אחר another god Exodus 34:14 (J); אֵל זר foreign god Psalm 44:21; Psalm 81:10; אל נכר Deuteronomy 32:12; Malachi 2:11; Psalm 81:10.

4 El proper nameאל ברית El Berith Judges 9:46 (= בעל ברית Judges 8:33; Judges 9:4) compare also

6 ( f) below

5 as characterizing mighty things in nature, חררי אל mighty mountains Psalm 36:7 (literally mountains of El); also Psalm 50:10 Ol Bi Che see below II. אלף; ארזי אל mighty cedars Psalm 80:11; כוכבי אל lofty stars Isaiah 14:13.

6 God217, the one only and true God of Israel: ( a) הָאֵל the God, the true God Genesis 31:13; Genesis 35:1,3; Genesis 46:3 (E) 2 Samuel 22:31,33,48 (= Psalm 18:31; Psalm 18:33; Psalm 18:48) Psalm 68:20; Psalm 68:21; Psalm 77:15; הָאֵל הַנֶּאֱמָן the faithful God Deuteronomy 7:9; האלהגדול the great God Deuteronomy 10:17 = Jeremiah 32:18; Daniel 9:4; Nehemiah 1:5; Nehemiah 9:32; האל הקדשׁ the holy God Isaiah 5:17; האליהוה the God Yahweh Isaiah 42:5; Psalm 85:9. ( b) אֵלִי my God Exodus 15:2 (poetry) Psalm 18:3; Psalm 22:2 (twice in verse); Psalm 22:11; Psalm 63:2; Psalm 68:25; Psalm 89:27; Psalm 102:25; Psalm 118:28; Psalm 140:7; Isaiah 44:17. ( c) construct אל בית אל the God of Bethel, who had his seat there Genesis 35:7 (E); אל אביך God of thy fathers Genesis 49:25 (poetry); אל ישראל Psalm 68:36; אל יעקב Psalm 146:5; אלהשמים the God of heaven Psalm 136:26; אל סלעי the God who is my rock Psalm 42:10; אל שמחת גילי the God who is the joy of my exultation Psalm 43:4; אֵל רֳאִי the God who lets himself be seen Genesis 16:13 (J); אל הכבוד the God of glory Psalm 29:3; אל דעות the all-knowing God 1 Samuel 2:3 (poetry); אֵל עוֺלָם the everlasting God Genesis 21:33 (J); אל ישועתי Isaiah 12:2; אל חַיָּ֑י Psalm 42:9; אל אמת Psalm 31:6 = אל אֱמוּנָה Deuteronomy 32:4 (poetry); אל נקמות Psalm 94:1 (twice in verse); אל גְּמֻלוֺת Jeremiah 51:56. ( d) אל אֶחָד one God Malachi 2:10; אל גדול a great God Deuteronomy 7:21; Psalm 77:14; Psalm 95:3; אל מסתתר a God hiding himself Isaiah 45:15; אל רחום a compassionate God Exodus 34:6 (J) Deuteronomy 4:31; Psalm 86:15; אל נשא a forgiving God Psalm 99:8; אל חַנּוּן a gracious God Nehemiah 9:31; Jonah 4:2; אל קנא a jealous God Exodus 20:5; Exodus 34:14 (J) Deuteronomy 4:24; Deuteronomy 5:9; Deuteronomy 6:15; Joshua 24:19 (D) = אל קנוא Nahum 1:2; אֵל חי a living God Joshua 3:10 (J) Hosea 2:1; Psalm 42:3; Psalm 84:3; אל צדיק Isaiah 45:21; לא אֵל חפץ רשע Psalm 5:5; לא אֵל Deuteronomy 32:21 (poetry) Isaiah 31:3; Ezekiel 28:2 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 28:9; מי אל כמוךָ Micah 7:18 (compare Exodus 15:11). ( e) God (the only true God, needing no article or predicate to define him) Numbers 12:13 (E read אַל Di) always in poetry, Job 5:8 + (55t. Job), Psalm 7:12; Psalm 10:11,12; Psalm 16:1; Psalm 17:6; Psalm 19:1; Psalm 52:3,7; Psalm 55:20; Psalm 57:3; Psalm 73:11,17; Psalm 74:8; Psalm 77:10; Psalm 78:7,8,18,19,34,41; Psalm 82:1; Psalm 83:2; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 104:21; Psalm 106:14,21; Psalm 107:11; Psalm 118:27; Psalm 139:17,23; Psalm 149:6; Psalm 150:1; Isaiah 40:18; Isaiah 43:12; Isaiah 45:14,20; Isaiah 46:9; Lamentations 3:41; Hosea 11:9; Hosea 12:1; Malachi 1:9; עִמָּנוּאל God is with us, as name of child in prediction Isaiah 7:14; compare Isaiah 8:8,10. ( f) El, a divine name אל אלהי ישראל Genesis 33:20 (E); אל אלהיהרוחות Numbers 16:22 (P = יהוה אלהי הרוחות Numbers 27:16); אל אלהים יהוה Joshua 22:22 (P) Psalm 50:1. This is probable also in the ancient poems, Numbers 23:8,19,22,23; Numbers 24:4,8,16,23 (poetry Balaam "" שדּי & עליון) Deuteronomy 32:18; Deuteronomy 33:26 (poetry Moses "" צוּר & אֱלֹהֵי קֶדֶם) 2 Samuel 22:32; 2 Samuel 23:5 (poetry David "" צוּר) and in the combinations אל עליון (5t.; see עליון) & אל שדּי (10t.; see שַׁדַּי).

7אֵל strength, power (on connection with I. אָלָה compare Di Genesis 1:1; Genesis 31:29) in יֶשׁלְֿאֵל יָדִי it is according to the power of my hand = it is in my power, etc. Genesis 31:29 (E; followed by לְ + Infinitive); בִּהְיוֺת לְאֵליָדְ֯יךָ Proverbs 3:27 (followed by id.); יֶשׁלְֿאֵל יָדָם Micah 2:1; (absolute); negative וְאֵין לְאֵל יָדֶ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 28:32 (absolute) = thou shalt be powerless, so Nehemiah 5:5. ** See also BrockZAW xxvi (1906). 29 ff. (meaning 'might' very dubious: renders belongs to the god of (my) hand, supposing phrase a survival, with original meaning forgotten, of ancient idea, found also among other nations, of spirits conferring powers upon particular members of body).

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List of Word Forms
אֵ֑ל אֵ֔ל אֵ֕ל אֵ֖ל אֵ֗ל אֵ֚ל אֵ֛ל אֵ֝֗ל אֵ֝לִ֗י אֵ֝לַ֗י אֵ֣יל אֵ֣ל אֵ֣לִי אֵ֣ל ׀ אֵ֤ל אֵ֤ל ׀ אֵ֥ל אֵ֧ל אֵ֨ל ׀ אֵ֭ל אֵ֭לִי אֵֽל־ אֵֽל׃ אֵל֙ אֵל֩ ׀ אֵל֮ אֵלִ֑ים אֵלִ֔ים אֵלִ֖י אֵלִ֗י אֵלִ֣י אֵלִ֥י אֵלִי֙ אֵלִים׃ אֵלֵ֧י אֵל־ אֶל־ אַל־ איל אל אל־ אל׃ אלי אלים בְּאֵ֣ל בָּֽאֵלִ֔ים בָּֽאֵלִם֙ באל באלים באלם הַ֭אֵל הַ֭לְאֵל הַלְאֵ֥ל הָ֘אֵ֤ל הָ֤אֵ֣ל ׀ הָ֭אֵל הָאֵ֕ל הָאֵ֖ל הָאֵ֗ל הָאֵ֣ל ׀ הָאֵ֤ל הָאֵ֥ל הָאֵ֨ל הָאֵ֪ל ׀ הָאֵל֙ הָאֵל֮ האל הלאל וְ֝אֵ֗ל וְ֭אֵל וְאֵ֣ל וְאֵ֤ל וְאֵ֥ל וְהָאֵל֙ ואל והאל כָּאֵ֖ל כָּאֵ֥ל ׀ כאל לְאֵ֖ל לְאֵ֣ל לְאֵ֥ל לְאֵ֪ל לָ֝אֵ֗ל לָ֭אֵל לָאֵ֑ל לָאֵ֞ל לָאֵ֣ל לָאֵ֥ל לָאֵֽל׃ לָאֵל֙ לאל לאל׃ מֵאֵ֣ל מֵאֵ֨ל מֵאֵֽל׃ מאל מאל׃ שֶׁ֤אֵ֣ל שאל ’ê·lay ’ê·lê ’ê·lî ’ê·lîm ’êl ’el- ’êl- ’êlay ’êlê ’êlî ’êlîm al bā’êlim bā’êlîm bā·’ê·lim bā·’ê·lîm baeLim bə’êl bə·’êl beEl eil el eLai eLei eLi eLim ha’êl hā’êl ha·’êl hā·’êl haEl hal’êl hal·’êl Halel kā’êl kā·’êl kaEl lā’êl lā·’êl laEl lə’êl lə·’êl leEl mê’êl mê·’êl meEl še’êl še·’êl sheEl veEl vehaEl wə’êl wə·’êl wə·hā·’êl wəhā’êl

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