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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2029 - הָרָה
1) to conceive, become pregnant, bear, be with child, be conceived, progenitor
1a) (Qal) to conceive, become pregnant
1b) (Pual) to be conceived
1c) (Poel) to conceive, contrive, devise
1112) re (הר HR) AC: High CO: Hill AB: ?: The pictograph r is a representation of a head. In Hebrew thought all things are in motion. A mountain or hill is not inanimate but the head of the landscape rising up out of the ground. (eng: hill - an exchange for the l and r)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to conceive (as a woman), to become pregnant [“The etymology seems to lie in the idea of swelling; kindred to הָרַר, הַרְהֵר.” Ges.add.], Genesis 4:1, 17 16:4 21:2 25:21 29:32 followed by לְ of the man by whom she conceives, Genesis 38:18. Part. הוֹרָה she who conceives; hence used poet. for a mother, Song of Solomon 3:4; Hosea 2:7. The Hebrew interpreters also consider the plur. הוֹרִים to be as if by zeugma (comp. Arabic أَبَانِ both fathers, for parents), to be put for parents, Genesis 49:26 but see under the word הוֹר.
(2) metaph. to conceive in the mind; hence to plan, to devise any thing. Psalms 7:15, הָרָה עָמָל וְיָלַד שֶׁקֶר “he conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood;” Job 15:35; Isaiah 33:11, 59:4.
Paul הֹרָה pass. to be conceived. Job 3:3, “and (let) the night (perish, which) said הֹרָה גֶבֶר there is a man child conceived.” Well explained by Schultens, “Inducitur nox illa (in qua Jobus conceptus sit) quasi conscia mysterii et exultans ob spem prolis virilis.”
It is altogether without ground that some have also ascribed to this verb, the signification of bringing forth, appealing to 1 Chronicles 4:17, וַתַּהַר אֶת־מִרְיָם, for all that the passage shews is that the mention of the birth is omitted.
Poel, inf. absol. הֹרוֹ Isaiah 59:13, i.q. Kal No. 2.
The derived nouns are הֵרוֹן, הָרִי, הֵרָיוֹן [and the following]
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29