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Strong's #2460 - חֵלֶב

Root Word (Etymology)
the same as (H2459)
Parts of Speech
proper masculine noun
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Heleb = “milk”

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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 II. חֵ֫לֶב proper name, masculine (Sabean proper name, masculine חֿלבן = the crafty one SabDenkm27. 28) — one of David's heroes 2 Samuel 23:29 (but read חלד(יׅ, see Dr), ᵐ5 Εσθαει, A Αλαφ, ᵐ5 L Αλλαν (= חֵלֶד 1 Chronicles 11:30 = חֶלְדַּי 1 Chronicles 27:15).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חֵלֶב & חֶלֶב (Isaiah 34:6) with suff. חֶלְבּוֹ pl. חֲלָבִים const. חֶלְבֵי Genesis 4:4, m.

(1) fat, fatness, Levit. 3:3, seq.; 4:8, 31, 35 metaph.

(a) the best or most excellent of any kind. חֵלֶב הָאָרֶץ the fat of the land, i.e. the best of its fruits, Genesis 45:18 חֵלֶב חִטָּה Ps. 81:17 חֵלֶב חִטִּים Psalms 147:14, fat of wheat, and חֵלֶב כִּלְיוֹת חִטָּה Deuteronomy 32:14 (comp. Isaiah 34:6), fat of the kidneys of wheat, i.e. the best wheat.

(b) a fat heart, i.e. torpid, unfeeling, Psalms 17:10 compare 73:7, and Gr. παχὺς, Lat. pinguis, for foolish, stupid. Some have compared خِلْبُ pericardium, but that also seems to be so called from fatness, although under the root خلب there are in Arabic all kinds of other things.

(2) [Heleb], pr.n. of one of David’s captains, 2 Samuel 23:29 for which 1 Chronicles 11:30 is חֵלֶד, and 27:19 חֶלְדַּי.

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List of Word Forms
חֵ֥לֶב חלב Chelev ḥê·leḇ ḥêleḇ
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