Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #01235 - בֶּקַע
1) half, part also called “shekel of the sanctuary” or “holy shekel”
2) half a shekel (metonymy) There appears to be at least three different shekels, one of silver, gold and copper. See a Bible Dictionary for a complete treatment of the subject.
V) oqb (בקאה BQAh) - Cleave: To break, cut or divide something in half. KJV (51): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Hophal, Pual, Piel) cleave, divide, rent, break through, breach, hatch - Strongs: H1234 (בָּקַע)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בֶּקַע m. a half, so called from dividing, specially half a shekel. Genesis 24:22; Exodus 38:26.
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