Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02706 - חֹק
1) statute, ordinance, limit, something prescribed, due
1a) prescribed task
1b) prescribed portion
1c) action prescribed (for oneself), resolve
1d) prescribed due
1e) prescribed limit, boundary
1f) enactment, decree, ordinance
1f1) specific decree
1f2) law in general
1g) enactments, statutes
1g4) civil enactments prescribed by God
1180) qh (ההק HhQ) AC: Inscribe CO: ? AB: Custom: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall representing a separation. The q is a picture of the sun at the horizon representing the idea of "coming together". Combined these mean "separation and coming together". A custom brings a people separated together.
V) qqh (ההקק HhQQ) - Inscribe: To write a decree or custom. KJV (19): (vf: Paal, Hophal, Pual, Participle) lawgiver, governor, decree, grave, portray, law, printed, set, note, appoint - Strongs: H2710 (חָקַק)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֹק m. followed by Makk. חָק־, with suff. חֻקִּי, but חָקְךָ Leviticus 10:13 חָקְכֶם Exodus 5:14 plur. חֻקִּים, constr. חֻקֵּי and חוּקֵּי Ezekiel 20:18, properly that which is established or definite (from the root חָקַק No. 3), e.g. חֻקִּי that which is appointed for me, Job 23:14. Specially
(a) an appointed portion of labour, a task, Exodus 5:14; Proverbs 31:15 of food, Proverbs 30:8.
(b) a defined limit, a bound, Job 26:10; Proverbs 8:29. לִבְלִי חֹק without limit, Isaiah 5:14, 24:5.
(c) an appointed time, Job 14:13, 38:26.
(d) an appointed law, a statute, an ordinance, Genesis 47:26; Exodus 12:24 used of the laws of nature [as prescribed by God], Job 28:26 of laws given by God to man, Deuteronomy 4:5,, 14 6:24 11:32 12:1 a decree of God, Psalms 2:7 a custom observed as though it were a law, Judges 11:39 right, privilege, observed as though it had been a law, Exodus 29:28 [This passage speaks of an actual ordinance of God].
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