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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2645 - חָפָה
1) to cover, overlay, wainscotted, covered with boards or panelling
1a) (Qal) to cover
1b) (Niphal) to be covered
1c) (Piel) to cover, overlay
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.
(1) to cover, to veil; as the head, 2 Samuel 15:30; Jeremiah 14:4 the face, Esther 6:12, 7:8. (Syr. ܚܦܐܳ, Arab. خفا id.). Compare חָפַף No. I.
(2) to protect, see Pual.
Piel, to overlay with silver, gold, wood; followed by two accusatives, 2 Chronicles 3:5, 2 Chronicles 3:7, 2 Chronicles 3:8, 2 Chronicles 3:9.
Pual חֻפָּה to be covered, protected, followed by עַל like many other verbs of covering, Isaiah 4:5, עַל־כָּל־ כָּבוֹד חֻפָּה “all glorious things shall be covered over (or protected).” LXX. σκεπασθήσεται. Others take חֻפָּה in this place as a noun in the same sense; “over all the glory (is) a covering (or defence);” which seems more harsh; [perhaps not to every one; Gesenius himself altered his judgment in Thes.].
Niphal, pass. of Piel, Psalms 68:14.
חֻפָּה f. (from the root חָפַף No. I)
(1) properly a covering (see חָפָה Pual); hence a bed with a canopy, a nuptial bed, Himmelbett, Brautbett; compare עֶרֶשׂ. Psalms 19:9; Joel 2:16.
(2) [Huppah], pr.n. m. 1 Chronicles 24:13.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13