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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1270 - בַּרְזֶל
1a1) iron ore
1a2) as material of furniture, utensils, implements
2) tool of iron
3) harshness, strength, oppression (figuratively)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
בַּרְזֶל m. iron, quadril. from the Ch. בְּרַו to transfix. with the addition of ל, compare כַּרְמֶל from כֶּרֶם, חַרְגַּל from חָרַג. Ch. בַּרְזֶל & פַּרְזֶל, Syr. ܦܰܪܙܠܳ. Genesis 4:22; Ezekiel 27:12, 19 Ezekiel 27:19, etc. It is often used to denote hardness and firmness, as שֵׁבֶט בַּרְזֶל of a hard rule, Psalms 2:9. Isaiah 48:4, גִּיד בַּרְזֶל עָרְפֶךָ “thy neck (is) an iron sinew,” said of the obstinacy of the people. Specially, an instrument of iron, Deuteronomy 27:5; Joshua 8:31; 2 Kings 6:5 a bond of iron, Psalms 105:18 fully כֶּבֶל בַּרְזֶל 149:8.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26