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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #01285 - בְּרִית

Transliteration
berı̂yth
Phonetics
ber-eeth'
Origin
from (H1262) (in the sense of cutting [like (G1254)])
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
TWOT
282a
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) covenant, alliance, pledge

1a) between men

1a1) treaty, alliance, league (man to man)

1a2) constitution, ordinance (monarch to subjects)

1a3) agreement, pledge (man to man)

1a4) alliance (of friendship)

1a5) alliance (of marriage)

1b) between God and man

1b1) alliance (of friendship)

1b2) covenant (divine ordinance with signs or pledges)

2) (phrases)

2a) covenant making

2b) covenant keeping

2c) covenant violation

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1242 ‑ διαθήκη (dee‑ath‑ay'‑kay);  1785 ‑ ἐντολή (en‑tol‑ay');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (284)
Genesis
27
Exodus
13
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
27
Joshua
22
Judges
4
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
14
2 Kings
12
1 Chronicles
13
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Job
3
Psalms
21
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
24
Ezekiel
18
Daniel
7
Hosea
5
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
2
Malachi
6
NAS (283)
Genesis
26
Exodus
13
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
27
Joshua
22
Judges
4
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
14
2 Kings
12
1 Chronicles
13
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Job
3
Psalms
21
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
24
Ezekiel
18
Daniel
7
Hosea
5
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
2
Malachi
6
HCS (284)
Genesis
27
Exodus
13
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
27
Joshua
22
Judges
4
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
14
2 Kings
12
1 Chronicles
13
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Job
3
Psalms
21
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
24
Ezekiel
18
Daniel
7
Hosea
5
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
2
Malachi
6
BSB (307)
Genesis
50
Exodus
13
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
27
Joshua
22
Judges
4
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
14
2 Kings
12
1 Chronicles
13
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Job
3
Psalms
21
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
24
Ezekiel
18
Daniel
7
Hosea
5
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
2
Malachi
6
ESV (267)
Genesis
27
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
27
Joshua
22
Judges
4
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
14
2 Kings
12
1 Chronicles
13
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Job
2
Psalms
20
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
23
Ezekiel
18
Daniel
7
Hosea
5
Amos
1
Zechariah
2
Malachi
6
WEB (283)
Genesis
26
Exodus
13
Leviticus
10
Numbers
5
Deuteronomy
27
Joshua
22
Judges
4
1 Samuel
8
2 Samuel
6
1 Kings
14
2 Kings
12
1 Chronicles
13
2 Chronicles
17
Ezra
1
Nehemiah
4
Job
3
Psalms
21
Proverbs
1
Isaiah
12
Jeremiah
24
Ezekiel
18
Daniel
7
Hosea
5
Amos
1
Obadiah
1
Zechariah
2
Malachi
6
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1043) rb (בר BR) AC: Feed CO: Grain AB: ?: The pictograph b is a picture of a tent but also represents the family which resides inside the tent. The r is a picture of a head. Combined these have the meaning of "family of heads". The plant families of grains such as wheat and barley have a cluster of seeds at the top of the stalk called "heads". These grains were used for food for both man and livestock. (eng: barley - a grain; beer - made from grain; boar - as fat; barn - grain storage; pure - as clean with soap with an exchange for the p and b)

A) rb (בר BR) AC: ? CO: Grain AB: ?: Grains grown in fields were used for meal to make flour as well as feed for livestock. The stalks of the grains were burned to make potash for making soap. What is cleaned with soap becomes white or bright.

Nm) rb (בר BR) - I. Grain:Grain, and field, as a place for growing grain. II. Soap:Made from the ashes of the grain stalks. III. Clean:Cleanliness from soap. Also pure as a moral cleanliness. KJV (33): corn, wheat, son, about, clean, pur, choice, clear, purely, son - Strongs: H1248 (בַּר), H1249 (בַּר), H1250 (בָּר), H1251 (בַּר)

ldm) rfbrb (ברבור BRBWR) - Fowl: Birds fattened on the grains in the field. KJV (1): fowl - Strongs: H1257 (בַּרְבֻּר)

B) rrb (ברר BRR) AC: ? CO: Soap AB: ?: The stalks of the grains were burned to make potash for making soap.

V) rrb (ברר BRR) - I. Clean:The cleaning or polishing of something to make it bright or pure. II. Choice:Something that is clean or pure. KJV (18): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) pure, choice, chosen, clean, clearly, manifest, bright, purge out, polished, purge, purified - Strongs: H1305 (בָּרַר)

C) rba (אבר ABR) AC: Fly CO: Wing AB: ?: The fowl, fed on grain, becomes strong for the long flight.

V) rba (אבר ABR) - Fly: KJV (1): (vf: Hiphil) fly - Strongs: H82 (אָבַר)

Nm) rba (אבר ABR) - Wing: KJV (3): wing, winged - Strongs: H83 (אֵבֶר)

Nf1) erba (אברה ABRH) - Wing: KJV (4): features, wing - Strongs: H84 (אֶבְרָה)

bm) riba (אביר ABYR) - Strong: The mighty power of a bird in flight. Anything or anyone of great strength, physical or mental. KJV (23): might, bulls, strong, mighty, stouthearted, valiant, angels, chiefest - Strongs: H46 (אָבִיר), H47 (אַבִּיר)

E) arb (ברא BRA) AC: Fill CO: Fat AB: ?: Grain is fed to the livestock making them fat or full.

V) arb (ברא BRA) - Fill: The fattening or filling up of something. The filling of the earth in ge1with sun, moon, plants, animals, etc. And the filling of man with life and the image of God. KJV (54): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) create, creator, choose, make, cut down, dispatch, done, fat - Strongs: H1254 (בָּרָא)

bm) airb (בריא BRYA) - Fat: KJV (13): fat, rank, firm, fatter, fed, plenteous - Strongs: H1277 (בָּרִיא)

bf1) eairb (בריאה BRYAH) - Fill: KJV (1): new thing - Strongs: H1278 (בְּרִיאָה)

F) rbe (הבר HBR) AC: Divide CO: ? AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root;]

V) rbe (הבר HBR) - Divide: KJV (1): (vf: Paal) astrologer - Strongs: H1895 (הָבַר)

G) reb (בהר BHR) AC: ? CO: Soap AB: ?: What is cleaned with soap becomes white or bright.

Nf2) treb (בהרת BHRT) - Blister: A white spot on the skin and a possible sign of leprosy. KJV (13): bright spot - Strongs: H934 (בַּהֶרֶת)

bm) rieb (בהיר BHYR) - Bright: KJV (1): bright - Strongs: H925 (בָּהִיר)

H) erb (ברה BRH) AC: Eat CO: Meat AB: Covenant: The grain is used as food for man or livestock. Livestock fed grains become fat and are the choicest for slaughter.

V) erb (ברה BRH) - Eat: KJV (7): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) eat, choose, give - Strongs: H1262 (בָּרָה)

Nf3) tfrb (ברות BRWT) - Meat: The choicest meats are those from fatted livestock. KJV (1): meat - Strongs: H1267 (בָּרוּת)

Nf4) tirb (ברית BRYT) - Covenant: A covenant is instituted through a sacrifice of a choice, fatted, animal which is cut into two and the parties of the covenant pass through the pieces. If one party fails to meet the agreements of the covenant then the other may do the same to them. (see Genesis 15:10,17and Jeremiah 34:18-20) KJV (284): covenant, league, confederacy, confederate - Strongs: H1285 (בְּרִית)

fm) irb (ברי BRY) - Fat: Livestock that are fed grains become fat. KJV (1): fat - Strongs: H1274 (בְּרִי)

eff1) eirib (ביריה BYRYH) - Meat: KJV (3): meat - Strongs: H1279 (בִּרְיָה)

J) rfb (בור BWR) AC: ? CO: Soap AB: ?

Nm ) rfb (בור BWR) - Clean: KJV (8): cleanness, pureness, never - Strongs: H1252 (בֹּר), H1253 (בֹּר)

Nf4) tirfb (בורית BWRYT) - Soap: KJV (2): soap - Strongs: H1287 (בֹּרִית)

M) rib (ביר BYR) AC: ? CO: Palace AB: ?: [Unknown connection to root;]

Nf1) erib (בירה BYRH) - Palace: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (17): palace - Strongs: H1001 (בִּירָה), H1002 (בִּירָה)

mf4) tinrib (בירנית BYRNYT) - Castle: KJV (2): castle - Strongs: H1003 (בִּירָנִיָּה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בְּרִית f.

(1)  a covenant, so called from the idea of cutting (see the root No. 1), since it was the custom in making solemn covenants to pass between the divided parts of victims (see the root כָּרַת [“and Genesis 15:9, etc.”]). [“But the idea suggested by Lee (Heb. Lex. h. v.) deserves attention, viz. that בְּרִית is strictly nothing more than an eating together, banquet, from בָּרָה No. 2, since among Orientals, to eat together is almost the same as to make a covenant of friendship. The Hebrews too were accustomed to eat together when entering into a covenant, see Genesis 31:54 and in this way we obtain an explanation of בְּרִית מֶלַח covenant (an eating?) of salt; see מֶלַח.” Ges. add.] It is used of a covenant entered into between nations, Joshua 9:6, seq.; between individuals and friends, 1 Samuel 18:3, 23:18 of a marriage covenant, Malachi 2:14 בַּעֲלֵי בְּרִית פ׳ Genesis 14:13, and אַנְשֵׁי בְּרִית פ׳ Obadiah 1:7, those joined by league to any one. אֵל בְּרִית Judges 9:46, i.q. בַּעַל בְּרִית verse Judges 9:4, “God of covenant,” see בַּעַל No. 5,. In speaking of the making of a covenant, the verbs כָּרַת, הֵקִים, נָתַן, שׂוּם are used, 2 Samuel 23:5 בּוֹא בְּ, עָבַר בְּ Deuteronomy 29:11, which see; of its violation, הֵפֵר, חִלֵּל, עָזַב, שִׁקֵּר בְּ. The covenant of any one is the covenant entered into with him, Leviticus 26:45; Deuteronomy 4:31 בְּרִית יְהֹוָה “a covenant entered into with Jehovah,” Deuteronomy 4:23, 29:24, etc. Specially and most frequently used of the covenant and league made between God and Abraham (Genesis 15:18), confirmed by Moses (Exodus 24:7, Exodus 24:8 [This is another covenant]; 34:27 Deuteronomy 5:2), to be renewed and amended after the exile, by the intervention of prophets (Isaiah 42:6, 49:8 ) and the Messiah (Malachi 3:1 comp. Jeremiah 31:33). [Gesenius has utterly confused the old covenant with the new.] The land promised and given to the people by this covenant is called אֶרֶץ הַבְּרִית Ezekiel 30:5 and the people itself[?] בְּרִית קֹדֶשׁ “(the people) of the holy covenant,” Daniel 11:28, 30 Daniel 11:30 מַלְאַךְ הַבִּרִית “the messenger, μεσίτης, of the (new) covenant,” i.e. Messiah, Malachi 3:1.

(2) In other places it is the condition of this covenant, namely

(a) the promise of God, Isaiah 59:21 and very often

(b) the precepts of God which Israel had to keep, i.e. the divine law, i.q. תּוֹרָה. Hence לוּחוֹת הַבְּרִית Deuteronomy 9:9, 15 אֲרוֹן בְּרִית יְהֹוָה and אֲרוֹן הַבְּרִית the ark in which the law or the tables of the law were kept (see אָרוֹן ). דִּבְרֵי הַבְּרִית “the words of the law,” -Jer. 11:28 ; 34:18 Exodus 34:28 דִּבְרֵי הַבְּרִית עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדְּבָרִים “the precepts of the law, ten precepts;” סֵפֶר הַבְּרִית “the book of the law,” used both of its earliest beginnings, Exodus 24:7 and of the whole collection of laws, 2 Kings 23:2, 21 2 Kings 23:21; 2 Chronicles 34:30.

As to a covenant of salt, see under מֶלַח.

(3) Sometimes ellipt.

(a) i.q. מַלְאַךְ בְּרִית messenger, herald, declarer and μεσίτης of the new covenant, or of a new law and religion, Isaiah 42:6, 49:8 compare Malachi 2:8.

(b) i.q. אוֹת בְּרִית “sign of the covenant,” used or circumcision, Genesis 17:10, 13 Genesis 17:13 compare 11 Genesis 17:11.

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List of Word Forms
בְ֝רִית֗וֹ בְ֭רִית בְּ֭רִית בְּרִ֑ית בְּרִ֔ית בְּרִ֖ית בְּרִ֗ית בְּרִ֛ית בְּרִ֜ית בְּרִ֣ית בְּרִ֤ית בְּרִ֥ית בְּרִ֨ית בְּרִֽיתְךָ֖ בְּרִֽיתְךָ֗ בְּרִֽיתְךָ֙ בְּרִֽיתְכֶם֙ בְּרִֽית־ בְּרִֽית׃ בְּרִית֑וֹ בְּרִית֒ בְּרִית֔וֹ בְּרִית֖וֹ בְּרִית֗וֹ בְּרִית֙ בְּרִית֛וֹ בְּרִית֩ בְּרִיתִ֑י בְּרִיתִ֔י בְּרִיתִ֕י בְּרִיתִ֖י בְּרִיתִ֗י בְּרִיתִ֛י בְּרִיתִ֜י בְּרִיתִ֞י בְּרִיתִ֣י בְּרִיתִ֣י ׀ בְּרִיתִ֤י בְּרִיתִ֥י בְּרִיתִ֧י בְּרִיתִ֨י בְּרִיתִֽי׃ בְּרִיתִי֙ בְּרִיתִי֮ בְּרִיתֵ֗ךְ בְּרִיתֶֽךָ׃ בְּרִיתֽוֹ׃ בְּרִית־ בְּרִיתוֹ֙ בְּרִתִ֔י בְרִ֑ית בְרִ֔ית בְרִ֖ית בְרִ֨ית בְרִֽיתְךָ֙ בְרִֽית׃ בְרִית֑וֹ בְרִית֙ בְרִיתִ֔י בְרִיתִ֖י בְרִיתִ֛י בְרִיתִ֣י בְרִיתֶ֑ךָ בְרִיתֶ֔ךָ בְרִית־ בִּבְרִ֛ית בִּבְרִ֣ית בִּבְרִיתִֽי׃ בִּבְרִיתֶֽךָ׃ בִּבְרִיתֽוֹ׃ בִבְרִ֜ית בַּבְּרִ֣ית בַּבְּרִֽית׃ בַבְּרִ֔ית בַבְּרִ֗ית בַבְּרִֽית׃ בברית בברית׃ בבריתו׃ בבריתי׃ בבריתך׃ ברית ברית־ ברית׃ בריתו בריתו׃ בריתי בריתי׃ בריתך בריתך׃ בריתכם ברתי הַבְּרִ֑ית הַבְּרִ֔ית הַבְּרִ֖ית הַבְּרִ֗ית הַבְּרִ֜ית הַבְּרִ֡ית הַבְּרִ֣ית הַבְּרִ֣ית ׀ הַבְּרִ֥ית הַבְּרִֽית׃ הַבְּרִית֙ הַבְּרִית֮ הַבְּרִית־ הברית הברית־ הברית׃ וְהַבְּרִ֛ית וּ֝בְרִית֗וֹ וּ֝בְרִיתִ֗י וּבְרִ֤ית וּבְרִ֥ית וּבְרִֽיתְךָ֖ וּבְרִית֙ וּבְרִיתִ֖י וברית ובריתו ובריתי ובריתך והברית כִּבְרִ֥ית כַבְּרִ֗ית כברית לִבְרִ֣ית לִבְרִ֥ית לַבְּרִ֑ית לברית מִבְּרִיתֵֽךְ׃ מבריתך׃ bab·bə·rîṯ ḇab·bə·rîṯ babbeRit babbərîṯ ḇabbərîṯ bə·rî·ṯe·ḵā bə·rî·ṯə·ḵā ḇə·rî·ṯe·ḵā ḇə·rî·ṯə·ḵā bə·rî·ṯə·ḵem bə·rî·ṯêḵ bə·ri·ṯî bə·rî·ṯî ḇə·rî·ṯî bə·rî·ṯōw ḇə·rî·ṯōw bə·rîṯ ḇə·rîṯ bə·rîṯ- ḇə·rîṯ- beRit bərîṯ ḇərîṯ bərîṯ- ḇərîṯ- beriTech beriteCha beriteChem bərîṯêḵ bərîṯeḵā bərîṯəḵā ḇərîṯeḵā ḇərîṯəḵā bərîṯəḵem beriTi bəriṯî bərîṯî ḇərîṯî beriTo bərîṯōw ḇərîṯōw biḇ·rî·ṯe·ḵā biḇ·rî·ṯî biḇ·rî·ṯōw biḇ·rîṯ ḇiḇ·rîṯ biḇrîṯ ḇiḇrîṯ biḇrîṯeḵā biḇrîṯî biḇrîṯōw bivRit bivriTecha bivriTi bivriTo chabbeRit hab·bə·rîṯ hab·bə·rîṯ- habbeRit habbərîṯ habbərîṯ- ḵab·bə·rîṯ ḵabbərîṯ kiḇ·rîṯ kiḇrîṯ kivRit lab·bə·rîṯ labbeRit labbərîṯ liḇ·rîṯ liḇrîṯ livRit mib·bə·rî·ṯêḵ mibberiTech mibbərîṯêḵ ū·ḇə·rî·ṯə·ḵā ū·ḇə·rî·ṯî ū·ḇə·rî·ṯōw ū·ḇə·rîṯ ūḇərîṯ ūḇərîṯəḵā ūḇərîṯî ūḇərîṯōw uveRit uveriteCha uveriTi uveriTo vabbeRit vehabbeRit verit veriteCha veriTi veriTo vivRit wə·hab·bə·rîṯ wəhabbərîṯ
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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