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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2315 - חֶדֶר
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֶדֶר const. חֲדַר with suff. חֶדְרוֹ, plur. חֲדָרִים const. חַדְרֵי m.
(1) a chamber, especially an inner apartment, whether of a tent or of a house, Genesis 43:30; Judges 16:9, 12 Judges 16:12 hence a bed chamber, 2 Samuel 4:7, 13:10 women’s apartment, Song of Solomon 1:4, 3:4 a bridal chamber, Judges 15:1; Joel 2:16 a store room, Proverbs 24:4. (Arab. خِدْرُ a curtain by which an inner apartment is hidden, whence an inner apartment, a private apartment, compare יְרִיעָה the curtain of a tent, and Syr. ܝܪܳܝܺܥܐܳ a tent.)
(2) metaph. חַדְרֵי־תֵמָן Job 9:9, the chambers of the south, the most remote southern regions, comp. יַרְבְּתֵי צָפוֹן.-חַדְרֵי־בֶמֶן the innermost parts of the breast, Proverbs 18:8, 26:22. מַדְרֵי־מָוֶת “the chambers of death,” i.e. of Hades.
[חֲדַר Hadar, pr.n., Genesis 25:15.]
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26