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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #07554 - רָקַע
1) to beat, stamp, beat out, spread out, stretch
1a1) to stamp, beat out
1a2) one who beats out (participle)
1b) (Piel) to overlay, beat out (for plating)
1c) (Pual) beaten out (participle)
1d) (Hiphil) to make a spreading (of clouds)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רָקַע (cogn. to רָקַק)
(1) to beat, to strike the earth with the feet, as in indignation, Ezekiel 6:11 in exultation, 25:6.
(2) to spread out by beating, (see Piel), and simply, to spread out, e.g. God the earth, Psalms 136:6; Isaiah 42:5, 44:24. (Syr. to make firm, to found.)
(3) to tread down, 2 Samuel 22:43.
Piel, to spread out by beating, as a thin plate, Exodus 39:3; Numbers 17:4 hence to overlay with a thin plate, Isaiah 40:19.
Pual, part. spread out (with the hammer), Jeremiah 10:9.
Hiphil, i.q. Kal No. 2, to spread out (heaven), Job 37:18.
Derivatives, רָקִיעַ and
the Fourth Week after Epiphany