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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #01293 - בְּרָכָה
2) (source of) blessing
3) blessing, prosperity
4) blessing, praise of God
5) a gift, present
6) treaty of peace
2039) krb (ברכ BRK) AC: Kneel CO: Knee AB: Bless: The bending at the knee to drink from a pond or present a gift. [from: rb- as a filling with a gift; with the letter kaph, the full meaning being "to fill the palm".]
V) krb (ברכ BRK) - Kneel: To bend the knee to kneel in homage or to drink water. Also the extended idea of presenting a gift or giving honor to another. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (335): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel, Participle) bless, salute, curse, blaspheme, praise, kneel, congratulate - Strongs: H1288 (בָּרַךְ), H1289 (בְּרַךְ)
Nf1) ekrb (ברכה BRKH) - I. Pool:A place where one kneels down to drink. II. Gift:What is brought with bended knee. III. Bless:In the sense of bringing a gift on bended knee. KJV (86): blessing, blessed, present, liberal, pool - Strongs: H1293 (בְּרָכָה), H1295 (בְּרֵכָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בְּרָכָה once בֲּרָכָה Genesis 27:38, constr. בִּרְכַּת; plur. בְּרָכוֹת, constr. בִּרְכוֹת f.
(1) a blessing, benediction, invocation of good, as of a father about to die, Genesis 27:12, seq.; 33:11. בִּרְכַּת יְשָׁרִים “the benediction of righteous men,” Proverbs 11:11 בִּרְכַּת יְהֹוָה “benediction (i.e. favour) of God,” the result of which is prosperity and good of every kind, Genesis 39:5 Ps. 3:9 Isaiah 44:3. Also בְּרָכָה simply, Isaiah 19:24; Joel 2:14, sometimes followed by a gen. of him whom God had blessed. Genesis 28:4, אַבְרָהָם בִּרְכַּת “the benediction (with which he blessed) Abraham;” Genesis 49:26, בִּרְכוֹת הוֹרַי עַד “the benedictions (of God with which he blessed) the eternal mountains.” Differently, Proverbs 24:25, בִּרְכַּת טוֹב “blessing of good.” Plur. בְּרָכוֹת benedictions, blessings, sc. of God, Proverbs 10:6, 28:20 but more often, benefits, gifts divinely bestowed; Psal. 84:7 Genesis 49:25. Compare Isaiah 65:8, “destroy it (the cluster) not, כִּי בְרָכָה בּוֹ for there is a divine gift in it.”
(2) concr. used of a man by the favour of God, extremely fortunate and happy. Genesis 12:2, וֶהְיֵה בְּרָכָה; Psal. 21:7, תְּשִׁיתֵהוּ בְרָכוֹת לָעַד “thou hast made him most blessed for ever.” Collect. Zechariah 8:13.
(3) a gift, present, by which one signifies favour and good will, such as one offers with good wishes. Genesis 33:11; 1 Samuel 25:27, 30:26 2 Kings 5:15. בִּרָכָה נֶפֶשׁ “a bountiful soul,” i.e. a bountiful person; Proverbs 11:25. (Syr. ܒܘܽܪܟܳܐ, Eth. በረስት፡ id.).
(4) i.q. שָׁלוֹם peace, 2 Kings 18:31, עֲשׂוּ אִתִּי בְרָכָה “make peace with me;” Isaiah 36:16.
(5) [Berachah], pr.n.
(a) of a valley in the desert near Tekoa, 2 Chronicles 20:26.
(b) m. 1 Chronicles 12:3.
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