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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02346 - חוֹמָה
1174) mh (ההמ HhM) AC: Heat CO: Cheese AB: ?: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall meaning "to separate". The m is a picture of water. Combined these mean "separate water". Cheese was made by placing milk in a bag made out of an animal skin. The bag was hung out in the sun and pushed back and forth. The skin of the bag contained an enzyme that when heated and shaken caused the milk to sour and separate into its two parts, fat (curds or cheese) and water (whey) . The whey could be drunk and the curds eaten or stored for future consumption.
Nf1) emh (ההמה HhMH) - I. Sun:The source of heat. II. Fury:An intense heat from anger. KJV (132): sun, heat, fury, wrath, poison, displeasure, rage, anger, bottle - Strongs: H2528 (חֱמָא), H2534 (חֵמָה), H2535 (חַמָּה)
V) mhi (יההמ YHhM) - Heat: Natural body heat as well as the time of heat when animals mate. Conception from an animals heat or through the heat of passion. KJV (10): (vf: Paal, Piel) conceive, warm, hot, heat - Strongs: H3179 (יָחַם)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חוֹמָה f. a wall, from the root חָמָה to surround, which see. Exodus 14:22, 29 Exodus 14:29; Deuteronomy 3:5, 28:52. Generally the wall of a town, Isaiah 22:10, 36:11, 12 Isaiah 36:12; Nehemiah 3:8, 33, etc.; rarely of other buildings, Lamentations 2:7. Metaph. used of a maiden, chaste and difficult of approach, Song of Solomon 8:9, 10.
Plur. חוֹמוֹת walls, Isaiah 26:1 Ps. 51:20, with pl. verb, Jeremiah 50:15 so also Jeremiah 1:18, “I make thee this day a fortified city … … and brazen walls,” although in the same phrase, Jeremiah 15:20, the singular is used.
From the pl. is formed the dual חֹמֹתַיִם double walls, the double series of walls with which Jerusalem was surrounded on the south; whence בֵּין הַחֹמֹתַיִם between the two walls (of Jerusalem), 2 Kings 25:4; Isaiah 22:11; Jeremiah 39:4. Comp. as to forms of this kind, Lehrg. § 125, 6, and as to the topography of the city, my Comment on Isaiah 22:9. [See also Robinson on the walls of Jerusalem, Palest. 1, 460.]
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