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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #0734 - אֹרַח
1) way, path
1a) path, road
1b) the path, way, passing of life (figuratively)
1c) way of living (figuratively)
1d) traveller, wayfarer (metonymy)
1445) hr (רהה RHh) AC: Travel CO: Path AB: ?: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the h is a picture of wall that separates the inside from the outside. Combined these mean "man outside". The responsibilities of the nomad outside of the tent include the feeding, watering and caring for the livestock. Livestock are healthier and more productive when on a routine, therefore the man follows a routine or "a prescribed path" each day when caring for his livestock. (eng: reek)
H) ehr (רההה RHhH) AC: ? CO: Millstone AB: ?: The ancient hand mill consisted of two round stones, called millstones, the top was turned on top of the other to grind the grain. This top stone always followed the same path on top of the other.
J) hfr (רוהה RWHh) AC: Refresh CO: Wind AB: ?: The Hebrew nomads were very familiar with the wind patterns as they would follow a prescribed path indicating the coming season. From this word comes the idea of breath as it is the wind of man which also follows a prescribed path of inhaling and exhaling.
V) hfr (רוהה RWHh) - I. Refresh:To be given a fresh wind. II. Smell:As carried on the wind. III. Spacious:To be wide with space. KJV (14): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Pual, Participle) smell, touch, understanding, accept, refresh, large - Strongs: H7304 (רָוַח), H7306 (רוּחַ)
Nf) hfr (רוהה RWHh) - Wind: Also the wind of man or god, the breath. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (380): spirit, wind, breath, side, mind, blast, vain, air, anger, cool, courage, space, enlargement - Strongs: H7305 (רֶוַח), H7307 (רוּחַ)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֹרַח pl. אֳרָחוֹת constr. אָרְחוֹת with suff. אָרְתֹתַי, אָרְחֹתֶיךָ, אָרְחֹתָם, instead of which there are often found in MSS. and printed editions אֹרְחֹתַי, אֹרְחֹתֶיךָ, אֹרְחֹתָם (see J. H. Mich. on Job 13:27) comm. (m. Proverbs 2:15, comp. Job 6:18, 19 Judges 5:19. Proverbs 15:19), a poetical word, way, path, i.q. דֶּרֶךְ. (Ch. אֹרַח, Syr. ܐܘܽܪܚܐܳ, Sam. Dan 8:1-27 id.). Genesis 49:17; Judges 5:6 Psal. 19:6 אָרְחוֹת יַמִּים “paths of the seas,” Psalms 8:9 compare ὑγρὰ κέλευθα, Hom. Il. ά, 312; אֹרַח חַיִּים “the way to life or happiness,” Proverbs 5:6. Hence
(a) metaph. course of living and acting, i.q. דֶּרֶךְ. אֹרַח שֶׁקֶר “way of lying,” i.e. false and fraudulent conduct, Psalms 119:104 אָרְתוֹת יְהֹוָה “mode of action pleasing to God,” Psalms 25:4, 119:15 Isaiah 2:3. The metaphor of a path is often retained, as Proverbs 4:14, 8:20.
(b) mode, manner; Genesis 18:11, חָדַל לִהְיוֹת לְשָׂרָח אֹרָח בַּנָּשִׁים “it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women,” an euphemism for the menses. Comp. Genesis 31:35.
(c) any one’s way, for his condition and lot (Germ. wie es ihm geht); Job 8:13; Proverbs 1:19.
(d) poet. way is used for traveller, or travellers, Job 31:32. Pl. אָרְחוֹת תֵּמָא “travellers of Tema,” bands of the Temaites, Job 6:19.
אֹרַח pl. אָרְחָן Ch. id., Daniel 4:34, 5:23.
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