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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1300 - בָּרָק
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) lightning. (Syriac, Arab. ܒܰܪܩܳܐ, بَرْقُ id.) Daniel 10:6. Coll. lightnings, Psalms 144:6; 2 Samuel 22:15; Ezekiel 1:13. Pl. בְּרָקִים Job 38:35; Psalms 18:15, 77:19, etc. Applied to the brightness of a sword, Ezekiel 21:15, 33 Eze 21:33. Deuteronomy 32:41, בְּרַק חַרְבִּי “the lightning of my sword,” i.e. my glittering sword. Nahum 3:3; Habakkuk 3:11. Comp. Zechariah 9:14. Hence
(2) poet. the glittering sword itself, Job 20:25.
(3) [Barak], pr.n. of a leader of the Israelites, who by the aid of Deborah obtained a great victory over the Canaanites, Judges 4:6, seq.; 5:1, 12 Judges 5:12, 15 Judges 5:15. Comp. בְּדָן. He was called “thunderbolt,” fulmen (Cic. pro Balb. xv.), as amongst the Pœni “Hamilcar Barcas.”
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12