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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2658 - חָפַר

Transliteration
châphar
Phonetics
khaw-far'
Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
714
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to dig, search for

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to dig

1a2) to search, search out, explore

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2212 ‑ ζητέω (dzay‑teh'‑o);  3736 ‑ ὀρύσσω (or‑oos'‑so);  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (22)
Genesis
8
Exodus
1
Numbers
1
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
2
Job
4
Psalms
2
Ecclesiastes
1
Jeremiah
1
NAS (23)
Genesis
8
Exodus
1
Numbers
1
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
2
Job
5
Psalms
2
Ecclesiastes
1
Jeremiah
1
HCS (22)
Genesis
8
Exodus
1
Numbers
1
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
2
Job
4
Psalms
2
Ecclesiastes
1
Jeremiah
1
BSB (22)
Genesis
8
Exodus
1
Numbers
1
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
2
Job
4
Psalms
2
Ecclesiastes
1
Jeremiah
1
ESV (21)
Genesis
8
Numbers
1
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
2
Job
4
Psalms
2
Ecclesiastes
1
Jeremiah
1
WEB (22)
Genesis
8
Exodus
1
Numbers
1
Deuteronomy
2
Joshua
2
Job
4
Psalms
2
Ecclesiastes
1
Jeremiah
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2192) rph (ההפר HhPR) AC: Dig CO: Mole AB: ?: A digging in the soil, as a mole, for a well or possibly a treasure. Also a digging into an incident for understanding. [from: pk]

V) rph (ההפר HhPR) - I. Dig:To dig in the ground, also to dig into something as if searching. II. Confuse:To be confused, in the sense of digging for understanding. KJV (39): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) dig, search, paw, seek, confounded, ashamed, shame, confusion, reproach - Strongs: H2658 (חָפַר), H2659 (חָפַר)

cf) rfph (ההפור HhPWR) - Mole: A digger. KJV (1): mole - Strongs: H2661 (חַפַרְפֵּרָה)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָפַר fut. יַחְפֹּר, Arabic جَفَرَ

(1)  to dig, as a well, a pit, Genesis 21:30, 26:15, seq.; Ecclesiastes 10:8 spoken of a horse, Job 39:21, יַחְפְּרוּ בָעֵמֶק “they dig in the valley.” Virg. Georg. 3:87, 88, “cavat tellurem.” (In the Western languages this power is found in the same letters transposed in the roots grf, glf, as γράφω, χρίμπτω; γλάφω, γλύφω; sCRiBo, sCaLPo, sCuLPo; graben.) Metaph. to dig a pit for, to lay snares, to plot, Psalms 35:7.

(2) to search out, to explore (comp. בָּקַר No. 3, and Sim. Arc. Form., page 62). Job 39:29, “from thence she seeketh the prey;” followed by an acc. to explore (a country), Deuteronomy 1:22; Joshua 2:2, Joshua 2:3. As to Isaiah 2:20, see חֲפַרְפֵּרָה.

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List of Word Forms
וְ֝חָפַרְתָּ֗ וְחָפַרְתָּ֣ה וְיַחְפְּרוּ־ וַֽ֝יַּחְפְּרֻ֗הוּ וַֽיַּחְפְּרֵ֑הוּ וַֽיַּחְפְּרוּ֙ וַיַּחְפְּר֥וּ וַיַּחְפְּר֧וּ וַיַּחְפֹּ֣ר ׀ וַיַּחְפֹּר֙ וָאֶחְפֹּ֗ר ואחפר וחפרת וחפרתה ויחפר ויחפרהו ויחפרו ויחפרו־ חֲפָר֣וּהָ חָֽפְרוּ֙ חָֽפַר־ חָפְר֥וּ חָפַ֖רְתִּי חָפָ֑רוּ חֹפֵ֥ר חפר חפר־ חפרו חפרוה חפרתי יַחְפְּר֣וּ יחפרו לַחְפֹּ֥ר לחפר chafar chaFarti chaFaru chafaRuha chafeRu choFer ḥā·p̄ā·rū ḥă·p̄ā·rū·hā ḥā·p̄ar- ḥā·p̄ar·tî ḥā·p̄ə·rū ḥāp̄ar- ḥāp̄artî ḥāp̄ārū ḥăp̄ārūhā ḥāp̄ərū ḥō·p̄êr ḥōp̄êr lachPor laḥ·pōr laḥpōr vaechPor vaiyachpeRehu vaiyachpeRu vaiyachpeRuhu vaiyachPor vechafarta vechafarTah veyachperu wā’eḥpōr wā·’eḥ·pōr way·yaḥ·pə·rê·hū way·yaḥ·pə·rū way·yaḥ·pə·ru·hū way·yaḥ·pōr wayyaḥpərêhū wayyaḥpərū wayyaḥpəruhū wayyaḥpōr wə·ḥā·p̄ar·tā wə·ḥā·p̄ar·tāh wə·yaḥ·pə·rū- wəḥāp̄artā wəḥāp̄artāh wəyaḥpərū- yachpeRu yaḥ·pə·rū yaḥpərū
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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