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Strong's #160 - אַהֲבָה

Transliteration
ʼahăbâh
Phonetics
a-hab-aw'
Root Word (Etymology)
f of (H158)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
TWOT
29c
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) love

1a) human love for human object

1a1) of man toward man

1a2) of man toward himself

1a3) between man and woman

1a4) sexual desire

2) God’s love to His people

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 26 ‑ ἀγάπη (ag‑ah'‑pay);  2167 ‑ εὐφροσύνη (yoo‑fros‑oo'‑nay);  5373 ‑ φιλία (fil‑ee'‑ah);  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (40)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 11
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Hosea 3
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
NAS (29)
Genesis 1
1 Samuel 1
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 9
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Hosea 1
Zephaniah 1
HCS (33)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 11
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Zephaniah 1
BSB (40)
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 11
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Hosea 3
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
ESV (29)
Genesis 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 3
Hosea 3
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
WEB (40)
Genesis 1
1 Samuel 3
2 Samuel 3
1 Kings 1
2 Chronicles 2
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 11
Isaiah 1
Jeremiah 4
Hosea 3
Micah 1
Zephaniah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1094) be (הב HB) AC: Give CO: Gift AB: Love: The pictograph e represents one who is looking at a great sight with his hands raised as when saying behold. The b is a representation of the tent or house. Combined these pictures mean "look toward the house" or "provide for the family". One does not choose the household which one is born into, including tribe, parents, children and wife (as marriages were often arranged by the father) , it is a gift from God. These gifts are seen as a privilege and are to be cherished and protected. (eng: have - as given)

A) be (הב HB) AC: ? CO: Gift AB: ?

lm ) bebe (הבהב HBHB) - Gift: KJV (1): offering - Strongs: H1890 (הַבְהַב)

C) bea (אהב AHB) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Love: The expressions and actions toward the family, which one was privileged with.

V) bea (אהב AHB) - Love: KJV (208): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Piel, Participle) love, lover, friend, beloved, like, lovely, loving - Strongs: H157 (אַהֵב)

Nm) bea (אהב AHB) - Beloved: One who is loved. KJV (2): lover, loving - Strongs: H158 (אַהַב)

Nf1) ebea (אהבה AHBH) - Love: KJV (40): love - Strongs: H160 (אַהֲבָה)

gm) befa (אוהב AWHB) - Love: KJV (1): loves - Strongs: H159 (אֹהַב)

L) bei (יהב YHB) AC: Give CO: Gift AB: ?: A giving of someone or something to one who is deserving or to be privileged.

V) bei (יהב YHB) - Give: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (62): (vf: Paal) give, go, bring, ascribe, come, set, take, delivered, laid, paid, prolonged, yielded - Strongs: H3051 (יָהַב), H3052 (יְהַב)

Nm) bei (יהב YHB) - Burden: A heavy gift that is difficult to bear. KJV (1): burden - Strongs: H3053 (יְהָב)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 אַהֲבָה noun feminine love (= Infinitive of אהב q. v.) — absolute ׳א Proverbs 10:12 18t.; construct אַהֲבַת Jeremiah 2:2 3t.; suffix אַהֲבָתִי Psalm 109:4; Psalm 109:5; אַהֲבָֽתְךָ 2 Samuel 1:26; אַהֲבָתוֺ Isaiah 63:9; Zephaniah 3:17; אַהֲבָתָהּ Proverbs 5:19; אַהֲבָתָם Ecclesiastes 9:6 love, especially Wisdom Literature & late.

1 human (to human object) absolute Ecclesiastes 9:1,6 (both "" שִׂנְאָה) so Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 15:17; compare Proverbs 27:5; see also Proverbs 17:9; of man toward man Psalm 109:4; Psalm 109:5; love for one's self (נַפְשׁוֺ) 1 Samuel 20:17; between man & woman Song of Solomon 2:4,5; Song of Solomon 5:8; Song of Solomon 8:6,7 (twice in verse); Proverbs 5:19 compare also 2 Samuel 1:26 (נָשִׁים׳א); personified Song of Solomon 2:7; Song of Solomon 3:5; Song of Solomon 7:7; Song of Solomon 8:4; compare figurative use Song of Solomon 3:10; of mere sexual desire 2 Samuel 13:15; figurative of Jerusalem's love to ׳י Jeremiah 2:2 (כְּלוּלֹתַיִח׳א), & of love of adulter. Jesus. Jeremiah 2:33.

2 God's love to his people Hosea 11:4 (׳עֲבֹתוֺת א) Jeremiah 31:3; Isaiah 63:9; Zephaniah 3:17.

אהד (= אחד ? see Thes.)


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אַהֲבָה f.

(1) Inf. fem. gen. of the verb אָהַב. With Lamed pref. Isaiah 56:6, לְאַהֲבָה אֶת־שֵּׁם יְהֹוָה “to love the name of Jehovah,” Deuteronomy 10:15, 11:13, 22 Deuteronomy 11:22; Joshua 22:5, 23:11 with בְּ 1 Kings 10:9, בְּאַהֲבַת יְהֹוָה אֶת־ יִשְׂרָאֵל “for the love of Jehovah towards Israel.” In the same sense with the prefix בְּ Hosea 3:1 and מִן Deuteronomy 7:8, מֵאַהֲבַת יְהֹוָה אֶתְכֶם “because that Jehovah loveth you.”

(2) love, specially as between the sexes, Song of Solomon 2:4, 5:8 8:6, of God towards men, Hosea 3:1 of friends towards one another, 1 Samuel 18:3.

(3) love, delight, concr. of a beloved female, Song of Solomon 2:7, 3:5 and so perhaps also verse 10 [“where others take it as an adv. lovely”].


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List of Word Forms
אַהֲבַ֖ת אַהֲבַ֥ת אַהֲבָ֑ה אַהֲבָ֔ה אַהֲבָ֖ה אַהֲבָ֣ה אַהֲבָֽה׃ אַהֲבָֽתְךָ֙ אַהֲבָתִ֥י אַהֲבָתִֽי׃ אַהֲבָתָ֔ם אַהֲבָתָ֧ם אהבה אהבה׃ אהבת אהבתי אהבתי׃ אהבתך אהבתם בְּ֝אַהֲבָתָ֗הּ בְּאַ֣הֲבָת֔וֹ בְּאַהֲבַ֤ת בְּאַהֲבַ֨ת בְּאַהֲבָת֖וֹ בְּאַהֲבָת֥וֹ בָּאַהֲבָ֔ה באהבה באהבת באהבתה באהבתו הָֽאַהֲבָ֔ה הָאַהֲבָ֖ה האהבה וְאַ֣הֲבַת וְאַהֲבַ֤ת וְאַהֲבָה־ ואהבה־ ואהבת כְּאַהֲבַ֤ת כאהבת לְאַהֲבָֽה׃ לאהבה׃ מֵֽאַהֲבַ֨ת מֵֽאַהֲבָ֥ה מֵאַהֲבַ֖ת מֵאַהֲבָ֖ה מאהבה מאהבת ’a·hă·ḇā·ṯām ’a·hă·ḇā·ṯə·ḵā ’a·hă·ḇā·ṯî ’a·hă·ḇāh ’a·hă·ḇaṯ ’ahăḇāh ’ahăḇaṯ ’ahăḇāṯām ’ahăḇāṯəḵā ’ahăḇāṯî ahaVah ahaVat ahavaTam ahavateCha ahavaTi bā’ahăḇāh bā·’a·hă·ḇāh baahaVah bə’ahăḇaṯ bə’ahăḇāṯāh bə’ahăḇāṯōw bə·’a·hă·ḇā·ṯāh bə·’a·hă·ḇā·ṯōw bə·’a·hă·ḇaṯ beahaVat beahavaTah beahavaTo hā’ahăḇāh hā·’a·hă·ḇāh haahaVah kə’ahăḇaṯ kə·’a·hă·ḇaṯ keahaVat lə’ahăḇāh lə·’a·hă·ḇāh leahaVah mê’ahăḇāh mê’ahăḇaṯ mê·’a·hă·ḇāh mê·’a·hă·ḇaṯ meahaVah meahaVat veahavah veahaVat wə’ahăḇāh- wə’ahăḇaṯ wə·’a·hă·ḇāh- wə·’a·hă·ḇaṯ
 
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