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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #04557 - מִסְפָּר
1) number, tale
1a2) innumerable (with negative)
1a3) few, numerable (alone)
1a4) by count, in number, according to number (with preposition)
1b) recounting, relation
Nm) rpx (ספר SPR) - I. Scroll:A document or record written on a sheet of skin or papyrus and rolled up. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Census:A record of numbers. III. Scribe:One who records. [Aramaic only] KJV (12): book, roll, letter, evidence, bill, learning, register, scribe - Strongs: H5609 (סְפַר), H5610 (סְפָר), H5612 (סִפְרָה), H5613 (סָפַר)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מִסְפָּר m. (from the root סָפַר)
(1) narration (compare the verb in Pi.) Judges 7:15.
(2) number, Numbers 1:2, 9:20 and so frequently. Sometimes in the acc. it is put adverbially for according to the number. Exodus 16:16, מִסְפַּר נַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם “according to the number of your souls.” Job 1:5. Elsewhere (as the Gr. ἀριθυῷ, ἀριθμόν) it is added pleonastically to numerals. 2 Samuel 21:20, עֶשְׂרִים וְאַרְבַּע מִסְפָּר “twenty-four in number” (24 an der Zahl).-אֵין מִסְפָּר Genesis 41:49 לְאֵין מִסְפָּר 1 Chronicles 22:4, and עַד־אֵין מִסְפָּר Job 5:9, 9:10 without number, i.e. innumerable. On the contrary מְתֵי מִסְפָּר, אַנְשֵׁי מִסְפָּר men of number, are a few, such as can be easily numbered, Genesis 34:30; Deuteronomy 4:27; Psalms 105:12; Jeremiah 44:28; 1 Chronicles 16:19 and in apposit. יָמִים מִסְפָר the days, which are a number, i.e. can be numbered, a few, Numbers 9:20. (Similarly معدودات ايّام numbered days, i.e. a few, Koran ii. 180; but see the interpreters.) In Deuteronomy 33:6, in the words וִיהִי מְתָיו מִסְפָּר the particle of negation must be repeated from what has preceded, and the rendering is, “and let (not) his men be a number,” i.e. let them be many, innumerable.
(3) [Mispar], pr.n. m. Ezra 2:2 for which there is מִסְפֶּרֶת Nehemiah 7:7.
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