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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1057 - בָּכָא
1) balsam tree — a shrub which drips sap when it is cut
1034) kb (בכ BK) AC: Weep CO: Tears AB: ?: The pictograph b is a tent representing what is inside. The k is the palms of the hand. Combined these mean the "inside the palms". The placing of one eyes in the palms when crying. A weeping from mourning or from the billowing of smoke in the eyes.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בָּכָא an unused root, i.q. בָּכָה prop. to drop, to distil; hence, to weep, to shed tears. (Arab. بكأ to pour milk drop by drop.)
(1) weeping, lamentation; Arab. بُكاَءُ بَكَاءُ. עֵמֶק הַבָּכָא the valley of weeping, or of lamentation, Iammerthal, pr.n. of a valley in Palestine, so called from some reason connected with its name; probably, gloomy and sterile. An allusion is made to its etymology, Psalms 84:7, עֹבְרֵי בְּעֵמֶק הַבָּכָא מַעְיָן יְשִׁיתוּהוּ “passing through the valley of lamentation, they (the sacred pilgrims) make it fountains.”
(2) pl. בְּכָאִים 2 Samuel 5:23, 24 2 Samuel 5:24; 1 Chronicles 14:14, 15 1 Chronicles 14:15, some tree, so called from its weeping, dropping, according to Celsius (Hierobot. i. 335-340), Arab. بَكَاءُ like the balsam-tree, whence white drops distil of a cold and pungent taste.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26