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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #7549 - רָקִיעַ

Word Origin:
from (07554)
Parts of Speech:
Noun Masculine
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) extended surface (solid), expanse, firmament

1a) expanse (flat as base, support)

1b) firmament (of vault of heaven supporting waters above)

1b1) considered by Hebrews as solid and supporting ‘waters’ above

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3772 ‑ οὐρανός (oo‑ran‑os');   4733 ‑ στερέωμα (ster‑eh'‑o‑mah);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (17)NAS (17)HCS (17)
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2797) oqr (רקאה RQAh) AC: Hammer CO: Sheet AB: ?: The pounding of a metal such as gold with a hammer to flatten it out for a metal sheet.

V) oqr (רקאה RQAh) - Hammer: To beat with a hammer to flatten out. KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Piel, Participle) spread, stamp, stretch, beat, broad - Strongs: H7554 (רָקַע)

bm) oiqr (רקיאה RQYAh) - Sheet: As hammered out flat. KJV (17): firmament - Strongs: H7549 (רָקִיעַ)

edm) ofqir (ריקואה RYQWAh) - Flat: As hammered out flat. KJV (1): broad - Strongs: H7555 (רִקֻּעַ)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ רָקִיעַ noun masculine Genesis 1:6 extended surface, (solid) expanse (as if beaten out; compare Job 37:18); — absolute ׳ר Ezekiel 1:22 +, construct ׳רְ Genesis 1:14 +; — ᵐ5 στερέωμα, ᵑ9 firmamentum, compare Syriac below √above; —

1 (flat) expanse (as if of ice, compare כְּעֵין הַקֶּרַח), as base, support (Wkl Altor. Forsch. iv. 347) Ezekiel 1:22,23,25(gloss ? compare Co Toy), Ezekiel 1:26 (supporting ׳י's throne). Hence (Co Ezekiel 1:22)

2 the vault of heaven, or 'firmament,' regarded by Hebrews as solid, and supporting 'waters' above it, Genesis 1:6,7 (3t. in verse); Genesis 1:8 (called שָׁמַיַם; all P), Psalm 19:2 ("" הַשָּׁמַיַם), ׳זֹהַר הָר Daniel 12:3; also ׳רהַשָּׁמִיִם Genesis 1:14,15,17, ׳הַשּׁ׳עַלמְּֿנֵי ר Genesis 1:20 (all P). **רְקִיעַ עֻזּוֺ Psalm 150:1 (suffix reference to ׳י).


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Gesenius Definition

רָקִיעַ m. Genesis 1:6,, Psalms 19:2 fully רְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם Genesis 1:14, 15, 17, 20, etc. the firmament of heaven, spread out like a hemisphere above the earth (from the root רָקַע), like a splendid and pellucid sapphire (Exodus 24:10, compare Daniel 12:3), to which the stars were supposed to be fixed, and over which the Hebrews believed there was a heavenly ocean (Genesis 1:7, 7:11 Psalms 104:3, 148:4 compare, however, Genesis 2:6). LXX. στερέωμα. Vulg. firmamentum. Luth. Befte.

List of Word Forms
בִּרְקִ֣יעַ בִּרְקִ֥יעַ ברקיע הָרָקִ֑יעַ הָרָקִ֔יעַ הָרָקִ֙יעַ֙ הָרָקִֽיעַ׃ הָרָקִיעַ֒ הרקיע הרקיע׃ לָֽרָקִ֖יעַ לָרָקִ֑יעַ לָרָקִ֔יעַ לָרָקִ֖יעַ לָרָקִ֙יעַ֙ לרקיע רְקִ֥יעַ רָקִ֔יעַ רָקִ֖יעַ רקיע bir·qî·a‘ birKia birqîa‘ hā·rā·qî·a‘ harakia hārāqîa‘ lā·rā·qî·a‘ laraKia lārāqîa‘ rā·qî·a‘ raKia rāqîa‘ rə·qî·a‘ reKia rəqîa‘

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