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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2348 - חוֹף
1178) ph (ההפ HhP) AC: Cover CO: Cover AB: Innocent: The pictograph h is a picture of a wall. The p is a mouth meaning "open". Combined these mean "wall opened". The tent is opened to allow one into its covering for protection. Anyone entering a tent will be protected at all costs by the owner. A secret is something that is covered and hidden. A haven as a place covered over for protection.
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חוֹף , חֹף m. the shore, as being washed by the sea; from the root חָפַף No. II. to rub off, to wipe off, to wash; whence Arab. حَافَّةُ, حَفَفُ the coasts and shore of the sea. Of the same origin are سَاحِلُ and ܣܦܳܪܐܳ the sea shore, Genesis 49:13; Deuteronomy 1:7; Joshua 9:1.
the Third Week after Epiphany